Release notes for January 6, 2009

For the first time in almost two months we released a few minor changes to Oracle Mix tonight (all on the backend, nothing for you to see yet):

Merge accounts

It happens occasionally that users create two accounts on Mix (but only want to use one of them). This feature allows us to merge duplicate accounts in a clean fashion, keeping content and network information from both.

Human vs. system messages

Mix provides some light-weight messaging capability: There's an inbox, you can send private messages to one or more people in your network etc. Of course, the system also sends out a bunch of stuff (invitations, confirmations, notifications etc.). This feature allows us to track what portion of all direct messages sent across Mix are actually person-to-person (another metric we will monitor that will help us asses how Mix is doing overall).

Last login timestamp

It's essential for us to know how many people on Mix are actually active (for the time being, we've settled for a fairly low threshold and consider anyone an active user who has logged in at least once over the past 30 days). This new timestamp gives us precise data to work with (before, we had to rely on a slighly inaccurate work-around number).

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Oh, and our staging environment is now running on new and improved hardware.

If you find any bugs, please let us know in the comments below or via the feedback form on Mix (requires login). Thanks!

Comments:

Manual trackback: http://theappslab.com/2009/01/08/mix-adds-account-merge/

Posted by Tim on January 12, 2009 at 09:11 AM PST #

Almost forgot the most important part: If anyone has issues with duplicate identities on Mix, just contact us via the feedback form and we'll merge your accounts: https://mix.oracle.com/feedback/new (requires login)

Posted by Tim on January 12, 2009 at 09:16 AM PST #

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