Many of you already know that CB Activity 4.0.0 is a major rewrite. A lot is being improved and 100% rewritten from the ground up. A lot of progress has been made in this regard. Up until now most of that progress has just been redoing what was already there and ensuring it continues to work with the new APIs. Now something new has finally been added! First up is global activity. Global activity will output on ANY stream that has the global asset specified (a stream can support a comma separated list of assets now). Take a look below!
Global activity still respects its position in the stream though. So it'll eventually be on the second page, then third, etc.. as time passes. What about being able to pin an activity entry to the top of the stream? That could be useful for vital information or keypoint discussions. This is also now possible using the pin dropdown menu option on any activity entry.
What's even better is you can combine the two for a global pinned activity entry. Perfect for site wide notifications!
Next up is an extension to the Hide functionality. Previously you could only hide activity 1 by 1. This is a bit exhausting if you're tired of seeing all of the activity from lets say a specific GJ group. Now you can hide "similar" and what this is really doing is hiding the entire asset of that activity entry (e.g. groupjive.group.42). Next you can also hide all activity from a specific user. All of this can be reversed on the hidden activity page as needed and also works for comments. Check it out below!
That's it for now. Like I said most of the time spent working on the rewrite up until now has just been rewriting what's already there. With that said though what's already there is SIGNIFICANTLY improved. From simplified usage all the way to speed (it's way faster now!). A lot more is on the way and you can keep track of progress using our forge below.