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      • June 2019 Community Release Notes

        Nari Shin | 06/162/2019 | 03:02 PM

        Here's the list of the community issues fixed on June 12th. Please leave a comment if you have any questions.

        • A community email template is added for Close/Reopen notifications

        e.g.) The article "xxxx" was closed by xxxx on Thu, 14 Feb 2019 03:11:29 EST.

        • A community email template is updated for Voting notifications

        e.g.) This vote was added to “xxx” by xxx on Thu, 14 Feb 2019 03:11:29 EST.

        • Pagination experience: members see the thread from the bottom, not from the top
        • Notification dropdown shows Activities too

        What is the difference between Activities, Notifications, and Email Subscriptions? 

        Activities: You will see updates for a thread or a board that you are following on your profile page. https://www.silabs.com/community/profile

        Notifications: You will see updates for a thread or a board that you are following on the notification page. https://www.silabs.com/community/notifications

        Email Subscriptions: You will receive updates from a thread or a board that you are following directly to your email.

        • Editor object keyboard accelerators do not work as expected - Fixed 

        e.g.) You can use shortcut keys like Cmd+I or Ctrl+I in the community RTE.

        • Numbered list properties work as expected. You need to use ‘Numbered list properties” and enter the next value.

        e.g.) 1.2. enter 3. (Before: 1.2. enter 1.)

        • Copying and Pasting images work from Word to the community RTE
        • Filter out bad URL terms to help reduce spam content on the community
        • Activities show all the activities on the profile page at https://www.silabs.com/community/profile (Before: Only the 10 latest activities were displayed.)
        • I see my activities on other users' profile pages. – Fixed.
        • Add a new badge for Pathfinders

         

      • Scheduled Maintenance, June 11th 2019

        Nari Shin | 05/148/2019 | 11:45 AM

        What’s happening?

        We will upgrade our community site on June 11th, 2019 to release bug fixes and performance improvements. As part of the upgrade, we will migrate our community badge images to a new location. During the maintenance, you may see some odd behaviors. 

         

        What are the odd behaviors?

        Profile page:

        You may see the most recent earned badge under your user name twice during the migration process. In addition, badges listed under the ‘Badges’ tab may not be displayed during the migration process.

        Forum and KB page:

        Earned badges may not be displayed during the badge migration process. You may see a few “Unknown” posts during the migration window. 

         

        Expected Maintenance Time:

        Tuesday, June 11th, 2019, ~11:00 AM CT. The migration may take 2-6 hours.

         

        What action do I need to take:

        Community members don’t need to take any action. Badging and the "Unknown" posts should appear normal after the migration is complete.

         

        Please contact us at DL.Feedback@silabs.com if you have any issues during the maintenance window.

         

      • 2019 Silicon Labs Pathfinders

        Nari Shin | 05/133/2019 | 12:54 PM

         

        Recently, we introduced the new Pathfinder program to recognize outstanding community members. Every month, thousands of members log in to the community to find answers to their questions. Despite all the effort from our devoted employees, it is crucial that community members actively participate in discussions and share their knowledge with others to keep the community a healthy and valuable place. With the new Pathfinder program, we’re supporting our community contributors with advanced resources and exclusive benefits to reward their efforts.

        Through the nomination process, we are pleased to announce 8 new Pathfinders. Please help us in welcoming our first Pathfinders!

        ddbug

        dela

        erikm

        hollie

        longterm

        Tyler

        vanmierlo

        YK

         

        If you want to become a Pathfinder or nominate someone who deserves this recognition, please fill out the online nomination form.

        Learn more about the Pathfinder program.

      • Getting Started on the Silicon Labs Community

        Nari Shin | 03/85/2019 | 01:41 PM

        Welcome to the Silicon Labs Community! If you are new to the community and not sure where to start, here’s a step-by-step guideline:

        1. Log in or register You can use the same credentials as silabs.com to log into the community if you have already registered.
        2. Update your profile Go the Welcome menu at the top right and click ‘Community Profile’. You can change your community avatar and update other personal information.
        3. Read the Community Guidelines Please read our community rules that help you guide your interactions during your explorations.
        4. Find the answer to your question You can check out our knowledge base articles created by our experts before you ask a question. If you still don’t find an answer, you can ask your question in one of our product-related forums.

        The Knowledge Base and forum boards are accessible in the main navigation menus of the community.

        5. Get points and rewards You can earn points by answering a question or receiving a vote. An active contributor can be recognized as a Pathfinder through our reward program. See the Reputation Overview page for details.

         

        Here is some additional information that might be useful for you:

        Hope these tips help you get the most out of the community. Happy exploring!

         

      • Introducing Silicon Labs Community Pathfinder Program

        Nari Shin | 03/77/2019 | 01:52 PM

         

        We are pleased to introduce Pathfinder, a program designed to recognize community participants and experts for voluntarily sharing their knowledge to make the Silicon Labs Community a valuable resource. If you are interested in participating in the Pathfinder program or know someone who might be, please fill out our online nomination form

         

        Who are Pathfinders?

        We are looking for community members who:

        • Have achieved a certain level of knowledge about Silicon Labs products (i.e. Participates in forums, answering questions, and sharing expertise.)
        • Have a passion for sharing their knowledge with other community members
        • Abide by Silicon Labs’ Community Guidelines and Terms of Use, as well as encourages other members to follow those rules. 

         

        Pathfinder Nomination Process  

        • Silicon Labs community members can nominate themselves or other members through an online application form.
        • Nominees will be reviewed by a diverse team of internal stakeholders based on recommendations, product expertise, regional/solution needs, and diversity.
        • Nominees will be invited to participate as a Pathfinder for 12 months. 
        • Pathfinder status is granted without the need for annual re-enrollment, as long as Pathfinders have recurring engagement.
        • Pathfinders participate on a voluntary basis and can opt out of the Pathfinder program at any time. 
        • Pathfinder status is granted by Silicon Labs and can be withdrawn at the sole discretion of the company at any time.
        • Pathfinders should adhere to Silicon Labs Community Guidelines and Terms of Use.
        • Pathfinders do not formally represent Silicon Labs nor do they speak on behalf of Silicon Labs.

         

        Pathfinder Program Benefits

        • Access to Silicon Labs’ new products/SW releases
        • Connection to Silicon Labs engineering and marketing groups
        • Welcome gift package    
        • Certificates of the membership 
        • Online badge for Pathfinders  
        • Invitations to Silicon Labs' or our partners' events 
        • Certificates upon completion of the full-year Pathfinder membership signed by our CEO 
        • Excellence Award granted by Silicon Labs upon completion of three-year  Pathfinder membership
        • Featured on Silicon Labs social media channels and community 
        • Invitations to publish guest posts on the official blog of Silicon Labs 
        • Holiday gifts from Silicon Labs

         

        As we launch and develop this initiative, we appreciate and welcome your feedback. If you have any questions, please contact us at community@silabs.com.

      • January 2019 Community Release Notes

        Nari Shin | 01/31/2019 | 09:45 AM

        Here's the list of the community issues fixed on Jan 30th. Please leave a comment if you have any questions.

        • Add a guideline to forum entries for how to follow a forum thread 

        • The email subject for Knowledge Base articles starts with ‘Article’ instead of ‘Blog Article’ to avoid confusion.
        • The email subject for ‘Marked as Answered’ starts with ‘Answered’ instead of ‘Answer’ and the user ID of the member who marked a reply as answered is added to the email.
        • Using the consistent email notification template across different notifications.
        • Notification email link goes to a specific page instead of a board.
        • Removed the ‘Zentri Cloud’ link from the community navigation bar
        • server error due to a % in the forum title – fixed.
        • Empty community pages should not be crawled by search engines – fixed.
        • A member can’t paste code into the community rich text editor due to permission issues – fixed.

        In addition, our user servers were updated to fix the issues with intermittent web notifications. This fix may have caused some users to lose their notification preferences. If you have any notification issues, please check your Notification settings and any boards/threads you have followed and reset them if necessary. From that point forward, all notifications and subscriptions should work consistently. 

      • Read-Only Mode due to Maintenance

        Nari Shin | 01/18/2019 | 02:40 PM

        The Silicon Labs Community will be migrating storage resource provider infrastructure and data to a new data center. It will cause some read-only time on the community during the migration. As a community member, you will be able to read content but your write operations will be disabled during the maintenance window.

        • Expected Read-Only time: Between 26th Jan, 2019 11:30 PM PDT and 27th Jan 03:30 AM PDT
        • What action do I need to take: Ensure that any silabs.com/community entry is completed and saved by 26th Jan, 2019 11:30 PM PDT

        Please contact dl.feedback@silabs.com if you have any issue after the maintenance.

         

      • December 2018 Community Release Notes

        Nari Shin | 12/346/2018 | 09:30 AM

        Default Sort-By Option Change 

        The default sort option has changed from ‘Newest’ to ‘Last Updated’ based on user feedback. 

        • Newest: A forum page is sorted by posting date of questions. New questions are posted at the top of the forum page regardless of posting date of replies. 
        • Last Updated: A forum page is sorted by posting date of questions and replies. New questions and old questions with new replies will be posted at the top of the forum page. 

        By changing the default option, community contributors can easily notice new replies to questions and follow up with original posters quickly. The thread remains unaffected and does not move to the top when: 

        • Existing question is edited(either content being added or a new attachment)
        • Existing question is either Featured or Pinned
        • A new Tag is added
        • Existing Comment is deleted
        • Existing comment is voted up

         

        New Z-Wave Community Space 

        A new Z-Wave forum and knowledge base boards have been launched to support Z-Wave customers through the Silicon Labs Community.