Forum > Announcements > Forum moving to Zidisha website Forum Guidelines

  • Director
    Julia
    United States

    Nov 10, 2017

    Starting this week, the Forum will be moving to within the Zidisha website: www.zidisha.org/forums.

    We believe the new forum will better serve the community, for several reasons:

    Since old forum is a third-party software, we cannot modify its source code or fix bugs in it. The new forum is built by our team, and we can design and improve its functionality to meet the needs of our members.

    The old forum had a high ratio of spam to legitimate content, such that we had to moderate all content before it could be displayed. This slowed down conversations.

    The new forum will be open only to borrowers and lenders who have made loans, making it less likely to be a target for spam. (In the new forum, moderation is lifted once users reach a threshold of approved posts.)

    A separate registration will no longer be needed for the new forum.

    Comments are linked automatically to authors' Zidisha profile pages, allowing for better identification.

    Automated translations are included with forum comments posted by borrowers in non-anglophone countries, and human volunteer translations are supported, facilitating interaction across language barriers.

    We will continue to host the old forum, but have disabled the creation of new threads. We invite you to use the new forum to open new discussions.

    Feedback on the new forum is welcome. Please feel free to post comments and suggestions for improvement here.


  • Volunteer Mentor
    Sefah Reindolf
    Abetifi, Ghana

    Nov 10, 2017

    Is a great ideal. Thank you all for the improvement. Love ZIDISHA


  • Elizabeth Mensah
    Osu-accra, Ghana

    Nov 11, 2017

    I believe is a good idea.God bless Zidisha team.


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  • Wendy Emlyn
    Devon, United Kingdom

    Nov 11, 2017

    "The new forum will be open only to borrowers and lenders who have made loans, making it less likely to be a target for spam. (In the new forum, moderation is lifted once users reach a threshold of approved posts.)"
    This sounds good, particularly this paragraph.

    • Zidisha Volunteer
      dave2319
      United Kingdom

      Nov 13, 2017

      Thanks to everyone who's posted in this thread.

      Wendy, I agree, and thankfully all volunteers can now moderate posts in the forum, so (whilst waiting to get to the above-mentioned threshold) posts will now appear much quicker than previously.

      Also, this new forum is still a work in progress and will improve with time.
      Talking of which, sorry about any duplicate posts at the moment. I've reported it to our Technical Team!


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      • Volunteer Mentor
        Linda Amankona
        Jinijini,bereku..., Ghana

        Dec 26, 2017

        Thank you Dave and your team for the wonderful jobs you all are doing. God bless Zidisha. Long live Zidisha



  • Obeng Kwasi
    Berekum, Ghana

    Nov 12, 2017

    Well done Zidisha. Its a good message to us all


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  • Volunteer Mentor
    George Kiio
    Muthwani, Kenya

    Nov 12, 2017

    nice move. Keep it up



  • Evans Forson
    Kasoaaccra, Ghana

    Nov 13, 2017

    Great.God bless Zidisha .God bless all the members



  • Volunteer Mentor
    Stephen Appiah Karikari
    Ahenbronoso, Be..., Ghana

    Nov 13, 2017

    I love this



  • Wendy Emlyn
    Devon, United Kingdom

    Nov 13, 2017

    A couple of comments - when you get to the bottom of the thread, there is no longer an option to go back to the forum without scrolling all the way back to the top of the page, which is awkward when it's a long thread. Also, new threads are no longer highlighted in bold, which made it easier to see if there was a new one - you just get the total number of messages now.


  • Charles Manyange
    Nyangusu, Kenya

    Nov 14, 2017

    This is a good move but needs some improvement for better service.



  • Sulaiman Yati
    Indragiri Hilir, Indonesia

    Nov 15, 2017

    Zidisha is steady

    Translated by Google     Show original

    Zidisha memang mantap



  • Volunteer Mentor
    Kusi Obodum
    Kumasi, Ghana

    Nov 15, 2017

    Thanks to managers. This is really wonderful.


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  • Volunteer Mentor
    Reynolds Opoku Sefah
    Abetifi, Ghana

    Nov 16, 2017

    ZIDISHA is truly taken over.live long ZIDISHA


    Kossonou Yao and Sefah Reindolf like this.

  • Volunteer Mentor
    Sefah Nancy
    Abetifi, Ghana

    Nov 16, 2017

    This a very nice ideal,keep it up.


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  • Bernard Mwangi
    Nairobi, Kenya

    Nov 16, 2017

    A very big wow! This is really great. Keep it up Zidisha!



  • Atheist4good
    United States

    Nov 18, 2017

    Hi, I no longer get the message to reuse the money if a loan has not been paid. Has this been discontinued or there are no longer funds? Thanks


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  • Volunteer Mentor
    Vera Negara
    Kampar, Indonesia

    Nov 19, 2017

    Hallo lenders, Please help to see the loan application I have submitted. I hope the lenders are kind enough to fund up to 100% of my loan. Thank you

    Translated by Google     Show original

    Hallo lenders, Please help to see the loan application I have submitted. I hope the lenders are kind enough to fund up to 100% of my loan. Thank you



  • Collins Kipchumba
    Mois Bridge, Kenya

    Nov 20, 2017

    This would really ease and solve issues that arise in a faster and quicker way. Well done Zidisha



  • Volunteer Mentor
    Fitri Fauziyah
    Kota Surabaya, Indonesia

    Nov 20, 2017

    I like the new feature 'new discussion'. This feature help us know the new post.
    Can the IT team make the forum layout base on the date when it posted? When someone answering/ post a comment on the thread, that thread will going up in the first page. Can the thread still in their place base on the day it posted even when there are new comment in that thread just like the old forum. I think it will help other Volunteer answering the forum.
    We didn't get email confirmation when the thread we made got answer, that made us check the forum everyday to know is there an answer yet.

    Translated by Google     Show original

    I like the new feature 'new discussion'. This feature help us know the new post.
    Can the IT team make the forum layout base on the date when it posted? When someone answering/ post a comment on the thread, that thread will going up in the first page. Can the thread still in their place base on the day it posted even when there are new comment in that thread just like the old forum. I think it will help other Volunteer answering the forum.
    We didn't get email confirmation when the thread we made got answer, that made us check the forum everyday to know is there an answer yet.



  • Joseph Saaquah
    Accra, Ghana

    Nov 22, 2017

    Thank you zidisha, it really Nice.we do really appreciate what zidisha is up to.
    God bless zidisha family. Am proud to be part of this family.



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