We've rolled out a new feature for Hoop.la, UBB Forum, and QuestionShark: Announcements.
With this feature, admins on your can site can post a special announcement that will appear to your registered members until they acknowledge it.
This can be a useful tool for getting the word out about something important, without having to send an email, which can be regarded as intrusive by some of your members.
Once the member clicks on the "Mark As Read" button, he will never see the message again. Until acknowledged though, the announcement will appear once per new session for the member.
The system also keeps track of the number of members who have acknowledged the message. You can see the percentage of total members, as well as active members in your Announcement control panel. See example below.
Note that you can only have one announcement at a time. So, to start a new announcement, you will need to first delete the existing message.
To create and manage your announcements, go to your Admin Control Panel and click on the new Announcements section.
This feature is fully supported in the mobile interface, as well.