Yes, I would like it so that you could make it so that I can browse the magazine called 'The Mole'.
It's my homework assignment.
I thank you beforehand, well I may thank you after as well, who knows, well then again I know... anyways I would be grateful if you could do
that, as in create a section for Magazine's only. MAke sure it has 'The Mole' there so 'like I can get bear points in the homework like'
I think that MyRSC could learn a great deal from LinkedIn. the biggest barrier is having to login every time you come to the website - LinkedIn logs me in automatically. The second thing I hate about MyRSC is getting email messages telling me that I have a message and then I have to login to find it is some inane and unimportant piece of nonsense. LinkedIn just sends me the message in the email! The third thing relates to private groups - we wanted to set up a private group for holding committee meeting discussions for the Carbohydrate Interest Group. But despite it saying clearly on the group list that the group was only for committee members I was constantly being bombarded with requests from random people to join the group. In the end I deleted the MyRSC group and set up a private group on LinkedIn. You may detect a pattern in my post - I am on the point of giving up on MyRSC because on every count LinkedIn wins hands down. Come on RSC - give us something we can work with or spend our membership fees on something more useful.
Thanks for the comments Bruce. We are looking into the email content issue and are hoping to have this built in in the future and the comment about being logged in is a good one too. With regards the group issue I suspect you may have set the group up as a private group, this shows up in the search listing but new users have to be approved, as you found. Groups can be set up by group administrators as hidden which means they don't show up in the groups listing or any searches which would have solved your problem I think. Sorry we didn't get to you in time to help you set this up for you. Good point on the Login too.
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We were having a discussion around this topic in our recent committee meeting (Energy Sector) and the key issue for us as an interest group is the limited amount of space we have for user-generated content on our myRSC group homepage.
It would be great if we could have a list of our committee members with links to their myRSC profiles, for example, and several different boxes for content so we can still maintain general information about the group whilst highlighting key events or news (outside of putting a forum topic up).
In essence, it would be great if group admins could have a bit more design control over their group pages.
Thanks for the feedback Chris, I think the group pages are more customizable than we are currently making them. Leave it with me and I'll see what I can find out for you. The ChemNet group http://my.rsc.org/groups/home/15 show what can be done. in the meantime, if you can send me more specific info of what you need I can action this for you.
In future, I won't be commenting about spam or non-member inappropriate remarks or links, and will just flag where I see something untoward. I just want to suggest that, as most of the latest remarks come from teens (mainly Years 12/13 I believe ?) that on joining they should be asked to introduce themselves on the MyRSC site to show themselves as 'bona fide' students, adhering to the MyRSC and netiquette rules. I am not a Scrooge in any way and am pleased at MyRSC's success.
Hello Robert slinn
I would like it if this page was more mobile friendly im always on the move and never have the time to check my account.
Maybe RSC could have an app that can organize information just as well as this site does.
Hi Sebastian, a while ago I suggested this for iPhone and it works, not an app but a Home Screen Icon for MyRSC.
Go to MyRSC home page: You can either type the address directly into your browser address bar, http://my.rsc.org/home, or you can search for it. That will bring you to its Web application.
Tap the little arrow icon on the bottom of the screen. A dialogue box appears to let you “bookmark” MyRSC on your home screen. When you tap that button, it will take you directly to the mobile MyRSC application. Tap “add to home screen” to stick it there.
This is a short term fix and will link in to the home page and works fine. I have accessed MyRSC via an Android phone as well and it does work OK, however the website hasn't been fully optimised for mobile devices yet. It will be new year.
I am a foreign (Japanese) e-member. The long distance from Europe makes it not so easy to attend a meeting. PCCP-MANA joint meeting in Tsukuba, Japan was useful. This forum will give benefits to long-distance inconvenience; for instance, MyRSC may be used to introduce Web sites where my recent works such as currently freely available in IJQC and to be freely available in JCCJ (Journal of Computer Chemistry, Japan) in the near future. By Dr. Kimichika FUKUSHIMA.
Hi Robert, just an update to let you know that I have resolved the Firefox browser link problem by removing all cookies, have never done this before but it worked. I think it is mentioned on MyRSC but wonder if a 'technical problems and solutions' section should be added to MyRSC re 'Any Changes'? Best Wishes, Robert
I'm a relative newcomer to this site and I have to say my first impressions are not fantastic.
One of the first things that needs doing is to bring the Users guide up to date. For example, it tells me I should be able to link to Chemical connections and the virtual library - both of which looked really interesting, but I can't find those links, and presume they've been removed. Also what is the 'Status' box for? It doesn't seem to be explained in the guide. I've also had a number of 'technical' issues and clicked on the FAQ link for help, but unfortunately this doesn't have many answers to using MyRSC!
Some other aspects I found 'irritating':
I tried searching for other people I might know and, when the search threw up multiple names, I had to re-do the search after looking at any profile, rather than being taken back to search results
The 'invite others' button at the side of my start page produced an error message when I tried to use it (button on navigation bar worked)
Having sent invites and requests for contacts, I don't appear to have any record of the requests sent
There seems to be no option of adding/ editing message sent with invites
Looking at some posts, the dates given don't appear to show the year and it is impossible to tell how old they might be
Clicking on some post links I am told I'm not allowed access, presumably because I'm not on the teachers / students networks - so why have these links appearing on the main site?
I do think the site has huge potential and would have loved to have such a resource in my younger days, but at the moment, to me, it seems to fall a bit short of what I would expect, bearing in mind the RSC is the professional body for chemists.
Thanks for the feedback Sandy.
One of the reasons for having this thread on here was for people like you to tell us what they think of the sites, especially the bad points so that we can try to improve them.
The Chemistry Connections link has been restored to the main navigation bar, so please explore it and tell us what you think.
The virtual library link has been removed as this is only open to RSC members and many MyRSC users aren't members. Further information on it can be found here.
I'll work on getting the quick start updated accordingly.
The status box is really for you to tell other people what youa re up to. Many people use it for asking questions, it's a great way for starting conversations with other users as it is visible to all.
I have also fixed the invite others link- well spotted on that one.
With regards to the other aspects you found irritating, I'll pass these comments on to our technical team and let you know what we can do about them.
Again, thanks for the feedback.
Thanks for the response. I look forward to see the site continuing to improve. I have just taken over the admin of the Liverpool Section Group and one thing which I think might help would be a way of adding forthcoming events simultaneously to the RSC web site and MyRSC. At the moment it looks to me that events need to be added separately to both sites. For now, rather than re-entering events that are already on the RSC web site, I've put in a 'news' item with a link to the events list on the RSC web site, but going forward it would be good if there was just a single entry which allowed the info to appear on both sites.