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Recent Upgrades

Posted by: Dan Rutledge on 02/18/2011 11:26 AM EDT

Build 3.208

A good website is a bit like an iceberg. 90% of the structure is "under the water" where you don't see it. We've been going deep lately... working on the kind of enhancements that you may not notice... but that make a significant difference.

This week we rolled out a major overhaul of the email system for sign up invitations and bulk emails. It functions nearly the same - but performance and scalability has been greatly enhanced. If you've ever created a very large sign up at our site (with hundreds or thousands of people) then you know that in the past adding large groups of emails into our system took quite a bit of time. We even had to request in the past that users with thousands of emails enter their emails in batches to help with performance and avoid timeout errors. Sending a bulk email to a group of thousands also took a great deal of patience.

Say goodbye to delay. The new system is setup so that very large groups of emails can be added to our site instantly. Bulk emails sent to huge groups are carefully cued and the sending is spaced out to provide maximum performance. As the sign up creator, you will receive a confirmation email once all your emails are sent to your group! In addition, we've added a number of safety features in place to make sure that your users don't ever receive duplicate emails from an accidental re-submission of the page.

Bottom line - if you work with a church, school, sports league, or organization with thousands of users... our system is now even better able to help you organize your events!


Posted by Fredericka Burrows on Monday, March 14, 2011 4:20 PM EDT
Hi,
When the site was redone it appears I have missing hours for volunteer hours that were not signup genius invites (field trip and purchased items for classroom) I also noticed on the valentines day volunteer that we were asked to be there at 12:30 (and we were) not 12:45. Can this be corrected?
Posted by Dan Rutledge on Monday, March 14, 2011 4:34 PM EDT
Hi Fredericka. You'll want to contact us using the "help" link at the top right of this page and we can support you directly regarding a specific sign up. We have thousands of sign ups going on simultaneously, so you'll need to provide some very specific information on the address of the sign up and the details on what you are referring to. Once we receive that through our email support form, we'll be happy to respond to you directly.
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