Change is afoot. Front Porch Forum is glad to present a new and improved Email Forum design today.
The daily FPF Email Forum has a new look. At the same time, we’re keeping all the content and functionality that members have come to appreciate in place and easy to use.
This redesign is one step in a series of upgrades that FPF is making to deliver the highest quality service to our members. The new, simplified layout of the Email Forum is designed to make postings shine. We’ve also made it easier to compose postings, search the posting archive and more!
Other recent steps we’ve taken to improve our service:
- Launched a mobile app, making FPF easier to read from a smartphone
- Expanded our service to parts of upstate New York
- Became a Vermont Public Benefit Corporation
- Celebrated our 180,000th member (and counting!)
- Continuing to grow our in-house team of software engineers
- Serving as essential civic infrastructure during the COVID-19 crisis
Already we’ve seen how these milestones and changes have helped us to fulfill our mission across the state in Vermont and in growing upstate New York forums. As the weeks go on, we look forward to sharing news on the additional updates and new features we’ll be rolling out to better serve you and our communities. Next up… redesign of our website, including the posting archive and Web Forum.
Stay tuned for details about these and other exciting new features and updates. We eager to share our progress!
For more information on FPF’s growth and community impact over recent years, check out the following pieces:
Looking for a recommendation from an old, “lost” posting on Front Porch Forum? Members remind us that you can use our “Search” function with great success! (Searching past posting is available both on our website and the FPF mobile app!)
“I notice a lot of requests for past postings that people are requesting. If you were to log into your Front Porch Forum Account, Click on the “Search” button and type in a key word. This will bring up all sorts of past postings that you are looking for. I’ve done this numerous times in the past.” • Michael in Bristol
“If you are looking for old posts, you do not have to wait until you post a question and (hopefully) get an answer the next day. Just go to frontporchforum.com, sign in and hit search archives. If you just type the pertinent words in the right side of the page, it finds any posts on the subject for whatever date range you request and whichever neighborhoods you want. If you want a phrase, put quotes around the phrase or it might find anything with any of the words. It may find even some posts you did not recall seeing in the first place which could be helpful. I’ve used this more times than I can count to locate people and find recommendations.” • Donna in Calais
“It really helps to post recommendations to the Forum as opposed to emailing the author.” • Nancy in Fairfax
“If you need to search past issues of FPF, go to the login page and the third option on the top menu is “search archive.” It is a very useful function.” • Laury in Montpelier
Exciting news… you can now use FPF’s new mobile app to connect with your neighbors. The app makes it easy and quick to keep up on community goings-on, post to your neighbors, and more.
- Stay logged in – no more trying to remember your password
- Easy to view multiple days, see neighboring forums, and search past postings
- Post to your FPF on the go
- Get notified the moment a new issue is available – be first in line for that free toboggan!
Download FPF’s new mobile app from the Apple® and Google Play® app stores today.
P.S. Of course, you’re still welcome to access your local FPF via email or our website too!
Residents in Warren and Washington counties, NY, will now have access to their own FPF! If you live, work, or know anyone in the greater Glens Falls/Lake George area, across the line from Bennington and Rutland counties — ask them to sign up at FrontPorchForum.com and help spread the word!
FPF‘s mission is to help neighbors connect and build community. Our free community e-newsletters go out daily with postings from neighbors, community organizations, and local businesses about everything from lost dogs to plumber recommendations to upcoming community events. Sign up today, and join the conversation!