Google+ Discuss Weekly Round-UpSearching, Filtering, Boxes, and Histories!
Hey Everyone! Time for the first installment of what will be a regular Google+ Discuss Weekly Round-Up where the top trending questions of the week are answered.
1) +Lukasz Stocki
asked about how to search in communities here: http://goo.gl/JrM7K +John Skeats
informed us: There is a search bar in communities under the community logo on the left side of the screen.
To find your posts, posts you have commented on, and posts you have been mentioned in, search on either your name or the numerical portion of the URL for your profile.
2) +Ross Dunn
asked how to auto-filter Google+ notifications into labels in Gmail here: http://goo.gl/Dmkmk +Simon Janssens de Varebeke
provided us with this easy search template to help build filters:
(replace ### by the community's name)
for example this community would be:
) subject:([Google+ Discuss])
3) +Douglas Girardot
asked about the difference between the up arrow and circular arrow in the blue “new posts” box here: http://goo.gl/GA9ln +John Elstone
tested and provided the following guide to behaviour:
1. Up arrow appears when not at top of screen
2. If I scroll up to top of screen without pressing the refresh arrow, it will eventually update to a circular arrow.
3. Moving down the stream (again still not pressed the refresh button) it will eventually change to an up arrow.
4. If I hit the refresh button when my stream is not at the top and its still in the circular state then it takes me to the top of the stream and refreshes.
5. If I hit refresh when in up state, it does the same as 4.
4) +Gary Butterfield
asked about hashtags here: http://goo.gl/k0n7J+Jaana Nyström
provided the following advice:
The hashtags used on Google+ work in two ways:
You can click on them (when blue) and they will take you straight to the search, showing posts with the hashtag in question. People who search for a certain topic can do so with or without the # and a keyword: You get slightly different results with either method, I've noticed.
Using hashes is a good way to get your posts noticed by the public in search, not just in photo themes but on any topic, works also in posts of Communities.
Of course that means posting in Public or public communities, otherwise only those with whom the post was shared can see the results (members in your circles or private communities).
5) Pro Tip:
Many of the minor glitches that are experienced using Google+ on a browser are more to do with the browser than Google+ itself.
It’s always a good idea to troubleshoot things like a stuck stream or posts not appearing by performing a couple of simple tasks: Clearing the cache, and logging out and in again.
It’s a clichéd answer, but it’s an effective first step in troubleshooting all non usability related issues.
Thanks for all of your questions and insights this week. Special thanks to everyone who helped respond to these trending topics this week. Make sure to check back again next week where +Jaana Nyström
will help to highlight the best questions and answers on the community.#weeklyroundup #googleplusprotip #besthelpontheweb