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Editable Required Fields and less Gnarly Wizards

Last update on March 2, 2017.

Whilst most development efforts are focusing on Chatwin some small changes continue to land in the legacy app:

Required Field + Cosmetic Edits

There are two modes available when building or editing questions: full and cosmetic. Cosmetic mode kicks in when a questionnaire has been published, or when re-using a question from another project. In either case Respondents (vendors) may have already begun saving answers against the questions.

Any changes that might affect the meaning or structure of the question are disallowed.

FAQ on Cosmetic Edits

Until this week it was impossible to change the 'Required' (Mandatory) flag on question elements ...

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How To Evaluate RFP Responses

Last update on March 5, 2015.

"Survival of the fittest" is the best known distillation of Darwin's theory of evolution. Although the phrase was coined by someone else (Herbert Spencer), Darwin liked it, and thought it a better summary of his theory than "natural selection". He was concerned that the word "selection" implied some sort of divine agency at work.

One hundred and fifty years later the common usage of these terms has changed. Modern readers are much less likely to assume divine agency in anything. Our understanding of "the fittest" is now also very different. Darwin used the word fit in sense of "this ...

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Saving Notifications from Spam - Google ignores SPF Records if IP Uppercase

Last update on March 22, 2014.

According to Kaspersky, in 2013 over 70% of emails were spam. One the results of this is that valid emails sent from your own infrastructure risk ending up in users' spam folders.

SupplierSelect sends out plenty of emails for user registration and for notifying of significant RFP events - invitation published, RFP response submitted, deadline reminders etc.. When these emails end up in the Spam folder it causes inconvenience for our users. Worse, because we manage high value RFP transactions, it's essential that we maintain our credibility. Asking users to dig our emails out of their spam folders is far ...

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