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Release Notes: March 28

March 28, 2018 at 10:37pm

Release Notes: March 28

March 28, 2018 at 10:37pm (Edited 4 years ago)
Hey friends!
Over the past few days, we shipped the future of Spectrum as a sustainable company and I'm super proud of the solution we came to and very excited to tell you all about it, so without further ado...

✨ New

  • We completely re-tooled our pricing model and payment infrastructure over the past several weeks based on tons of customer research. This model is meant to remove the stress of unpredictable costs based on growth and make it super easy to upgrade as you need new features. Here's how that works:
    • As before, every community is free by default, but now you can simply add the extra features you need as you go.
    • Additional moderators ($10/mo per seat), private channels ($10/mo per channel), and analytics($100/mo) are the first paid products out the gate but we've got a lot more cool tools coming for community owners to help you build your community right.
    • You can easily add on any of these features from your community settings page if your community would benefit from these.
    • We also offer one free moderator seat and one free private channel for open source communities, educational orgs, and non-profits.
  • For a long time you've been seeing little "ADMIN" badges on users who administer communities. Now there are two roles that fall under that category:
    • "ADMIN" badges are for people who manage the community at the very highest level, including billing, setting moderators, etc.
    • "MODERATOR" badges are for people who can access community settings, analytics, Slack and email invites, and utilize the lock, block, and delete tools to help keep the community constructive and healthy.
  • Private channels have gotten a recent upgrade too with the ability to invite members via token links. Want to invite a large group or your coworkers to your new private channel? Just paste one link and everyone can get in easily. You can also quickly revoke a link and, as always, you can block members at the channel level if someone gets a hold of the link that shouldn't have access.
  • You can now archive channels and reenable them whenever you need. If the channel was private, we'll immediately stop billing you for it and credit you any unused time in the billing cycle.
  • We changed the way community members are listed on a community page to be more space-efficient and legible.
  • We also added a team section to make it easy to highlight your team, know who's behind a given community, and privately contact moderators about questions and concerns.

🛠 Fixed

  • There was a bug where member counts were failing to pull on some communities causing the community profile not to render.
  • Some views were showing the wrong loading state
That's all for today, but as always, keep the feedback coming!
💜 Brian, Max, and Bryn

March 28, 2018 at 10:43pm
I'm very excited for the next release notes too. Got some great news for y'all next week!

March 29, 2018 at 7:51am
Very impressive! ;) Congrats guys! Quick question... asking for a friend: What is happening to the beta pro user accounts?
Nothing for now! Those will stay around, thank you so much for supporting us! 💜
Congrats y'all! Proud to be a Pro member since the start 🙃👏🏼

March 29, 2018 at 11:48pm
Love the direction you guys are going!
Congrats! 🙌

March 30, 2018 at 1:56pm
Really fun to follow this project and see how you're handling different challenges as they arise and be able to see it reflected in the app. Well done on all the hard work - the site is looking better and better.