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Bruce Skarin's activity

commented on How to use social sliders 2014-07-15 15:46:42 -0700 · Flag
How do you change the title of a social slider? I can’t find it in the theme.

commented on Batch editing of some page settings 2014-04-28 09:13:45 -0700 · Flag
This would really help with expiring a list of events or changing the from draft to published.

tagged Presence Theme UI Navigation Design Bug with Easy 2014-03-17 07:17:21 -0700

Presence Theme UI Navigation Design Bug

The subnav menus are different from the top level nav and it creates an inconsistent UI experience. From the angle down icon shown it seems like subnav menus should also have a drop-down on hover, but in examining the .scss I see that they are different. I don't know enough SASS to fix it myself, but it doesn't seem like the base style should not have an angle down icon unless it actually does something. It does show that there are sub-pages, but it doesn't help the user at all with navigating to the pages, which seems counterproductive. Please let me know if/how it can be fixed.


commented on How can I test the autoresponder emails in the donation settings? 2014-02-17 11:31:10 -0800 · Flag
The ability to test auto-response emails in the same manners as email blasts seems pretty basic and essential. It’s pretty obvious this isn’t currently possible. A better answer would be when we can expect to see it.

commented on Option for New Donations to generate a email receipt 2013-12-15 14:27:21 -0800 · Flag
Thanks C.J. that is good to know, but it still doesn’t really streamline the process, which is more of the point of this suggestion.

responded to email api? 2013-11-08 11:56:38 -0800

Any thoughts on an email API that could help supporters recruit others? For example, I want to start a recruiting drive where each supporter recruits at least two others. I'd like to create an app that allows people to enter a few emails, use default/editable text, and send emails out right from the page on their behalf. 

email api?

Any thoughts on an email API that could help supporters recruit others? For example, I want to start a recruiting drive where each supporter recruits at least two others. I'd like to create an app that allows people to enter a few emails, use default/editable text, and send emails out right from the page on their behalf. 

Official response from

Great suggestion, Bruce. We do intent to expose more communications features in the API - however, we don't presently have a timeline for this and have quite a lot of new features planned before communications. You may want to look into SendGrid's API, which we use for our mail services - you could build an email app using their tools and log new people and contacts back into NationBuilder using our existing calls. 


tagged Brian Franklin's Invite friends email form with Important 2013-08-15 19:55:05 -0700

Invite friends email form

I want to help my members invite others to join our movement. Is there any way to provide them a form email to send to others from the recruiting page? I know anyone can just copy the link, but it'd be great to be able to provide them with a message that they can use, customize, and send right there on the page instead of taking it over to an email client.


commented on Discrete boxes for user address entry fields, instead of one entry box with comma separators 2013-08-06 19:06:00 -0700 · Flag
Adriel, that’s pretty different. For one there’s context, e.g. you usually start a search with the area you are in. They also have auto-complete. If you want to be on par with Google and Microsoft, then you need to add auto-complete so the user understand they need to fill it all out.

For any other payment or sign up page, I can’t think of a single example for the single field. I think you guys need to seriously consider what users are asking for here. You can make it an either or option if you really believe that more issues are created from the multiple field option, but personally the single field is the only thing creating problems for me.

commented on We should be able to edit links that are posted when we schedule our website tweets 2013-07-21 18:39:31 -0700 · Flag
Agreed we need to be able to change the slug/link in a page’s default facetweet. For example, when people complete a donation, I want to prompt them to post a link the membership purchase page, not the transaction page that they finish getting a membership on.

commented on How to use Facebook and Twitter to promote your nation 2013-07-18 08:43:45 -0700 · Flag
Is there any way to change the default slug that it links to? I.e. when people complete a donation, I want to prompt them to post the membership purchase page, not the transaction page.

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