AdminDave Gray (Co-founder, Boardthing)

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    5 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    AdminDave Gray (Co-founder, Boardthing) commented  · 

    We don't think it's a game Whitney. First and foremost it's a tool for putting ideas on a board. We want to be careful about adding anything that distracts from that first goal.

    AdminDave Gray (Co-founder, Boardthing) commented  · 

    I think we need to add some hints to make these things easier for first-time users to discover.

    AdminDave Gray (Co-founder, Boardthing) commented  · 

    We are working on a "welcome board" for first-time users that will explain what you can do and how.

    One of our goals is to make the interface super-simple for first-time users, so we are intentionally "hiding" some of the more advanced functions, although we want to make them discoverable/easy to access for power users. It's a fine line, we know.

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    2 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    AdminDave Gray (Co-founder, Boardthing) commented  · 

    Hi Robert. This seems like it would introduce a lot of complexity, not only in the code but for users. What are you trying to accomplish?

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    2 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    AdminDave Gray (Co-founder, Boardthing) commented  · 

    Yep we do need that!

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    1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    AdminDave Gray (Co-founder, Boardthing) commented  · 

    Hi Crawford,

    I don't think there's any limit to how deep you can nest the cards.

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    1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    AdminDave Gray (Co-founder, Boardthing) commented  · 

    Thanks Rick. Did you try the OPML export? This should allow you to pull a hierarchical list into any tool that reads OPML, which most mind-map software does support.

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    1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    AdminDave Gray (Co-founder, Boardthing) commented  · 

    Sounds like a bug. I will share with our dev team.

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    4 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    AdminDave Gray (Co-founder, Boardthing) commented  · 

    I think I'm coming around to your way of thinking here Chris.

    AdminDave Gray (Co-founder, Boardthing) commented  · 

    Chris, great feedback.

    Our thinking is that you lock a card for a reason, and you don't want people accidentally unlocking a card if you've locked it. There are lots of ways to slice this. Would love to chat with you more about it if you have time.

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    1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    AdminDave Gray (Co-founder, Boardthing) commented  · 

    A pen tool is definitely on our near-term feature list.

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    2 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    AdminDave Gray (Co-founder, Boardthing) commented  · 

    "Clear board" -- great idea! Thanks.

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    1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    AdminDave Gray (Co-founder, Boardthing) commented  · 

    Thanks Andrew. This is a bug and I've added it to our bug list.

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    1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    AdminDave Gray (Co-founder, Boardthing) commented  · 

    Thanks, I will get this on our bug list. Definitely needs fixing.

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    1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    AdminDave Gray (Co-founder, Boardthing) commented  · 

    Hi Mary Ann,

    We are doing some tweaks to that feature and plan to have it back in by the end of the week. Thanks for the note!

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    2 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    AdminDave Gray (Co-founder, Boardthing) commented  · 

    Great idea Bert. Do you have any thoughts about how this might work? Right now you can save a copy of any board which allows you to create a new board with the same cards. Does that help?

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    AdminDave Gray (Co-founder, Boardthing) commented  · 

    Hi Mary Ann,

    You can actually do this now. In the settings icon at the top of the board there is a "save a copy" function that allows you to save a copy of a board.

    This only works if you have logged in. If you joined the board as a guest this option will not be available.

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    1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    AdminDave Gray (Co-founder, Boardthing) commented  · 

    Good feedback Livia, thanks.

    Dave

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    2 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    AdminDave Gray (Co-founder, Boardthing) commented  · 

    Understood. Video chat is actually the next piece of functionality we are working on.

    The video chat in the promo video was Skype. We like Skype because it opens a small window that remains visible while you are in other apps.

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    AdminDave Gray (Co-founder, Boardthing) commented  · 

    In the short term we will be enabling this by allowing you to click anywhere on the board and create cards there.

    In the longer term we will try to find a more elegant solution.

    We do realize this is a key element of good brainstorming practice and want to get this going ASAP.

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    2 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    AdminDave Gray (Co-founder, Boardthing) commented  · 

    This way your cards will be created wherever you want them to be.

    AdminDave Gray (Co-founder, Boardthing) commented  · 

    Our current plan is to get rid of the status/post-up box altogether. Our idea is that you just click on the board where you want to create a card and the box pops up. Then if you type and hit enter additional cards will show up in the same spot.

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    1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    AdminDave Gray (Co-founder, Boardthing) commented  · 

    Yep, we know this is a problem and are working on a fix. Thanks Nick!

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    1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    AdminDave Gray (Co-founder, Boardthing) commented  · 

    Hi Sean,

    You can take a snapshot of a board at any time by using the "save as" function. But that does feel a little clunky. A quick and easy way to do a time-stamped screenshot is a great idea.

    Where my mind goes with that: What if you could click a button and it made a quick screenshot, which it added to the board as a card. And what if that card could also be clickable, so it opened that saved "moment-in-time" board in another tab for you?

    This is definitely worth thinking about. Thanks for taking the time to comment.

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