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Some New Features in Planet Hunters Talk

2 Dec 2012, 13:21 UTC
Some New Features in Planet Hunters Talk
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We’ve added some new features to Planet Hunters Talk in the early Fall that you might not be aware of. For our new volunteers, Talk is our forum/discussion tool where you can share your thoughts about light curves you’ve classified and interact with other members of the Planet Hunters community.
If you haven’t been to Talk before you can get to the site in two ways – one by directly going to http://talk.planethunters.org/ or when you’re classifying a lightcurve and answer “yes” to “Would you like to discuss this star?”. When you answer “yes”, you are brought to the dedicated page for that specific light curve you classified on Talk where you can write a 140 character comment, add a twitter-like hashtag, or start a side discussion. Talk also allows you to collect similar light curves together in collections.If you’re new to Talk or just want a refresher, we’ve added a brief tutorial which you can find here.
I wanted to share some of the new features that have been added a few months ago that you might not be taking advantage of. One of our new features is emoticons . The other is “Watched Discussions.” For any discussion ...

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