We're still adding to the Activity Feed. The most recent batch of changes involved the beta release of RSS feeds into the mix.

Today, we've completed something we've been working on for a while: some clean-up of the interface. Just to be clear: This release doesn't feature any new functionality. For the most part, this update will go unnoticed by Network Creators, but it's an improvement that we wanted to let you know about if you are a fan of the nitty-gritty details.

Consistency!
The main change is all activity items will now follow the same order:

- Message (what happened).
- Content. Title.
- Timestamp.
- Comments/Likes.

Previously, different content sources/items were using non-consistent ordering with some of these details. This should make reading the feed easier for everyone, old-hand and newbie alike.

Active voice
Some of the old language (in English, at least) used the passive voice. As any 10th-grade English teacher will tell you, active voice beats passive voice in a grammar smackdown any day of the week. Previously, where you may have seen "Photo posted by Alex" you will now see "Alex posted a photo". Admittedly, this is a small change (but a huge win for 10th grade English teachers). If you're speaking a different language than English, you'll be happy to know that these details have already been translated and included with this release.

Sourcing
We've made sure that all outside content is sourced correctly and consistently. So, you'll always see "via Twitter" or "via Facebook" when the content comes from another source. (You'll see icons in the Activity Feed; text everywhere else). RSS is a little different, since those sources vary widely. So, those are not called out as text.

A few barely noticeable changes:
- We've removed quotation sprites (images). They're now text-based.
- Message text ("JDawg posted a photo") is new standard text size. In some cases it was previously smaller.
- Titles are to the right/below content items. They used to be above those items.
- Made locations consistent for timestamps.

The long and short of these changes is that content items will now look a lot cleaner and be a lot more consistent. Most people won't notice these changes, but we're confident it will be easier for people to read when they are scanning these feeds.

 

Custom coders….
If you have made any changes to your Activity Feed using CSS to hide or alter the size or location of any of these items, this change could bring that to light. If you see something in your Activity Feed that you think may be related to this change, we strongly encourage you to remove your custom code and take a second look. It could be that some CSS you may have added or altered will either no longer be wanted or needed.

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When someone starting the new discussion latest activity showed the O comments 0 Promotions. like below example. 

Nazeer Ahmed posted a discussion

seniors must check it !!!!!!!! want to information.

i took admission in zero semester in fall semester, In the final papers i missed one paper so i…See More
14 minutes ago

My point is when someone replied on this discussion then 1 comments 1 Promotions should be display in latest activity which are not showing at this time in latest activity.
_♥♥•*°•Aamir•*°•♥♥_ replied to _♥♥•*°•Aamir•*°•♥♥_'s discussion 'Which Mobile Network Is Best In Pakistan???'
"Yes I like Ufone. nd Using 49 Paisa+tax per 30 Second Package for Call. But Ufone Coverage is not…"
5 hours ago

Because O comments & 0 promotion option showing in latest activity with started new discussion is useless for creator or members . But yes if you indicated this with replied discussion like 05 comments & 03 promotion then it may be useful for creators & networks members. I think you got my point of view.
thanks

Activity feed is just noting or waste of time without notifications! 

Thanks for letting us know this is a waste of time, I Help Mat! I think that additional notifications are a great idea, and one we may offer in the future. Stay tuned for this....

Please do. I wonder what the 10th grade teachers say about a "Passive Aggressive" voice ;)

Thank you Eric! 

Gorgeous!

new feed seems to be duplicating member sign ups

SP

i had to stop using rss on my new site cause it kept duplicating the same rss post every few hours but with the same timestamp

might be related bug?

Hmmm. Thanks for this screenshot. We'll check this out. 

good work

i got an odd photo alignment

also, not sure about the language when updating your status. posted a status? not sure but [member name] updated their status might be better?

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