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Do you need more space? Tuesday April 7, 2015

Over the past few months we've been working hard behind the scenes to improve Moodscope to make it as helpful as we possibly can. During that time, we have had many requests for various features/facilities that we all agree would make Moodscope a better service.

So having listened, over the next few weeks we'll be introducing a few new features.

One of the most important and enlightening features of Moodscope is the ability to add notes to your graph scores. It is this that gives you an insight in to why you may be experiencing your ups and downs and has proved invaluable to many members. But...it's difficult to be very detailed when you only have 200 characters if a Moodscope Lite member and 400 characters if you're a Moodscope Essential or Plus member, in which to write your notes.

So as from today, we're doubling the amount of space you have to add your notes to your daily scores. Moodscope Lite members will now have up to 400 characters and Moodscope Essential and Plus members will have up to 800 characters, enabling you to write more comprehensive annotations.

We hope it will encourage you to add more notes and create a mood diary which we know has helped so many people. And for those that don't add notes, why not give it a go. It really can help you pinpoint what it is that's causing your mood swings.

We do hope you find it helpful.

We'll be introducing another feature next week.

In the meantime, James, a Moodscope member has recommended a TED talk from Andrew Solomon.
Although it's half an hour long, James thinks it well worth watching. He says it's an eloquent and inspiring journey of coping with depression. The overriding message for him at the end of it all was hope. You can view it by following this link: http://bit.ly/YsLjIH

Kind regards.

Caroline Ashcroft
The Moodscope Team


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Comments

Silvia A Tue, Apr 7th 2015 @ 12:55am

Good news!
Also, I enjoy when there is a link to learn more.

The Entertrainer Tue, Apr 7th 2015 @ 3:56am

Thanks, Caroline. This will be a really valuable enhancement. We all appreciate the work you and the team continue to do. "Unseen" doesn't mean "unappreciated" - though it would be good for me to remember to tell you more often.

Leah Tue, Apr 7th 2015 @ 6:51am

Caroline,
when I saw the titleI was pleased that I may get some hints to cope with my clutter!!Sad but true!!
I too appreciate the hard work you and your team do. Thanks for the link it is very inspiring.
The hardest thing I find is when posting is proving I am not a robot, on a good day it takes me at least 2, on a bad day several goes. Maybe old age and poor eyesight

Hopeful One Tue, Apr 7th 2015 @ 7:32am

Hi Leah- if it is any consolation you are not the only one! My strategy is to click for another one until I can read the thing rather than making at attempt at guessing one given.

Hopeful One Tue, Apr 7th 2015 @ 7:37am

Hi Caroline- I don't use that feature very often now but it was invaluable when I was climbing out of depression.So the word length increase will be very welcome I am sure. Thank you Caroline and the Moodscope Team for you effortsd to enhance Moodscope so that it becomes a premier site which it may be already.I entirely agree with the Entertainer 3.56 am "Unseen" doesn't mean "unappreciated"

Charlie Bransden Tue, Apr 7th 2015 @ 7:39am

Whilst remembering the old adage "if it ain't broke, don't try to fix it", I'm all for gentle improvements - my use has settled down, (after nearly five years and 1400 scores) to scoring and making my daily diary notes - it can be a "to do" list, a chastisement, complimentary, or just a "dear diary" and I use all my 400 almost every day. So certainly a bonus to have more characters available.
And possibly look at the feasability to save all one's witterings to a separate file, maybe downloadable?

Caroline Ashcroft Tue, Apr 7th 2015 @ 8:35am

Thanks Lex, that's very kind. I agree, you ought to tell me more often :-)

Caroline Ashcroft Tue, Apr 7th 2015 @ 8:44am

Hi Leah and Hopeful One - we're working on a solution to this one as I know it's frustrating. As we don't provide the software for this blogspot, we're not able to change the way it works so we'll be incorporating the facility to add comments to the Moodscope blog on the Moodscope site where we already know you're not a robot!

Anonymous Tue, Apr 7th 2015 @ 8:45am

Thanks Caroline and team, a very helpful change. You all do a great job. Best wishes, Julie.

Caroline Ashcroft Tue, Apr 7th 2015 @ 8:45am

Thanks Hopeful One, very much appreciated.

Caroline Ashcroft Tue, Apr 7th 2015 @ 8:48am

Wow, 1400 scores, well done and it's great to hear how productively you are using the annotations. As for saving one's witterings - watch this space!

Caroline Ashcroft Tue, Apr 7th 2015 @ 8:48am

Thanks Julie, please it will be of help.

Julia Tue, Apr 7th 2015 @ 8:50am

Yes... Caroline and your team are stars. Moodscope has helped me so much over the years; you took it over from Jon seamlessly and have continued to improve it with your own ideas and by listening to us. A big hug to you.

Caroline Ashcroft Tue, Apr 7th 2015 @ 8:57am

Thanks Julia, I'm so pleased that Moodscope has helped you, makes it all hard work worthwhile and thank you for the compliment and hug. Big hug back to you.

Di Murphey Tue, Apr 7th 2015 @ 1:37pm

Oh, Caroline & Team! This is great news. We appreciate all you do to make our world more meaningful.
Lovingly,
Di

Anonymous Tue, Apr 7th 2015 @ 1:47pm

Feel thoroughly ashamed not to have been recording scores. Especially after Charlie's comment! Now that I can be wordy to my hearts content, it's time I plunged headfirst in there :-) Thank you all at Moodscope Towers, love from the room above the garage x.

Caroline Ashroft Wed, Apr 8th 2015 @ 9:45am

Thank you Di.

Caroline Ashcroft Wed, Apr 8th 2015 @ 9:46am

Thanks RATG, now get scoring!

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