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We're about to rollout the product to our team and plan to use the native Guru invitation format. We see that you cannot hyperlink text in Guru invitations but had been inserting the full URL as a work around (something like “Contact Abbey Florence at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions”). However, the system has started inserting a space before the extension in every URL string. So in this example, it breaks “chieffaa@newschool.” apart from the “edu” for some reason. Is that supposed to happen? Is there a workaround? Thanks!Abbey
How do I get notified on my announcement?
Hey guru Community?I would like to know the general rule of announcement notification. Is it available via Slack, email, and chrome extension? I didn't receive an email for the announcement, but some of my teammates did - Slack is the only way I get notified or I can see it in Chrome. ThanksA
Internal (k)newsletters - how does your team share knowledge news and updates?
Hey everyone! I’m curious to know how your companies use internal newsletters, specifically for sharing knowledge news and updates.On my end, we have started a Knewsletter using Guru Announcements for our Support team to keep them apprised of product and operation news/changes, new Guru cards, action items, and celebrations (anniversaries, events, etc). We also include a “⚡️Fast Fact” which is a quick, 2-4 sentence info bite about topical product info or workflows.Initially this Knewsletter was bi-weekly, but we saw engagement drop so we’re looking to switch things up, as stuff changes fast around here and it’s important for the team to keep up-to-date. As we’re re-thinking the Knewsletter, these are top of mind:Moving to a monthly cadence Scheduling time for the team to read it Improving the look/formatting Any thoughts on how to best deliver news/updates? How are you maintaining engagement? I’d love to see examples of what you find works well to keep the team in the know. Thanks! �
We operate 12 businesses, as such we have teams that operate in each business from a sales and operations perspective, yet also have teams that operate across multiple businesses such as finance, HR, IT, Health and Safety, Management etc.What would the best practice be in this case for structuring our collections and groups?
Backlinking for embedded content?
Hi! Is there a way to check within Guru where cards are embedded? Our use case is for Guru cards embedded into Workramp. When a Guru card changes, we want to be sure to double-check the content in the places where that card is embedded to make sure those workflows still make sense. I don’t believe this is a feature, but I thought I’d check. Thanks!
What's the different between "archiving" and "dismissing" a question?
After addressing questions from the “Ask an Expert” feature, I see two options to either Archive question or Dismiss. Is there a difference between the two actions? What is best practice if you want to make sure you have access to questions/answers for historical reference but would also like to clear out your inbox?Example 1: Clicking the red X in the “Questions - Inbox” prompts you to “dismiss” : Example 2: Clicking the “Archive question” at the bottom of the open questions page:
How does your team use Knowledge Triggers?
Hi everyone!I'm curious to hear how does your Guru team use Knowledge Triggers? What questions do you have about our Knowledge Trigger feature?Knowledge Triggers can be used to surface information using the Guru extension over specific webpages. On the Support team, we use Knowledge Triggers in a few different ways:Logging Bugs: We have a Guru Card that outlines how to assign a bug based on our internal engineering system When we are over app.shortcut.com, we surface that Card automatically in the extension for easy access, no search required! Customer Conversations: When using Intercom, our chat platform, we use Knowledge Triggers to surface information about the tags that we use to keep track of customer conversations I'd love to hear how your team uses Knowledge Triggers or answer any questions you might have about the feature!You can also watch this Deep Dive session on Knowledge Triggers for some more examples. 😄
How does your team use Ask an Expert?
We’re trying to think of ways to implement the Ask an Expert feature. We tried in the past but it failed because we hadn’t thought the process through. We’re very heavy on using Slack but obviously, Slack doesn’t lead to creating Guru cards and thus, valuable information gets lost in the slack noise.I’d love to speak with someone who has implemented the feature and the company has adopted it to avoid reinventing the wheel and making the mistakes we can avoid.Anyone would be open to talk and walk me through their steps?
Trying to figure out the best way address all comments in the org on a regular basis, any ideas?
When looking though I didn’t find a way to parse all the comments made on all cards in all collections for a given time frame. As a Guru admin, I would like to be able to ensure that all comments that were made in a given time frame were seen and addressed (both resolved and open). I may have missed it when going through the options and documentation. Please do let me know if I missed it or have any ideas for a workaround (maybe an email filter or using the API). Thanks in advance! 😃🙏
Forcing Slack Notifications
Is there any way to know how many of our users have Slack notifications enabled or somehow only allow Slack notifications for our users? Our organization doesn’t use email unless interacting with clients and external stakeholders and if our users don’t make this change, it is a given they will overlook some important announcements. We are using SCIM in Okta, if that makes any difference???
Pasting Text with Formatting from OneNote?
I’m trying to copy and paste information from OneNote into various cards in Guru. When I do a regular copy/paste, it inserts an image of the text box, not the text itself. I can do a Ctrl+Shift+V to paste without formatting, which at least inserts as plain text. However it removes any bold/text color, which is cumbersome to go back and re-add. Does anyone have any helpful tips for copy/pasting text into a Guru card?
Fun or beautiful card layouts? It's for our newsletter
I’ve been looking at templates for hours. All the templates are for very purpose-driven communications. My team of designers wants to make a beautiful internal Newsletter and I’m trying to push for a Guru card instead.I want to show them what can be done -- and without too much custom code because I also have to do this work. Anyone have something elegant yet also engaging they can share so I can convince visual designers to not overcomplicate this? Again, these are designers who make beautiful things. Also, my thinking is that the email announcement that drives to Guru could be animated or something… let’s get those clicks into Guru! lastly -- thoughts on this idea: we just create one Newsletter card and update it monthly, adding to the top, instead of “issues” for each month… thoughts on that?
Is there a way to change the verifier of a card without automatically unverifying the card?
Hello! We had a situation come up where a team verified a set of cards, but told us afterward that the verifier should be changed to someone else going forward.From my experience, changing a verifier will automatically unverify the card. I would rather not undo this team’s work of verifying these cards once I change the verifier. So I’m wondering if there’s a way I could change the verifier but keep the verified status on the cards.Thank you!
How do you monitor your Guru tags?
How do you keep an eye on tags as people will definitely add new ones? I don't see a report that will show tags added in last X days or tag added by Y user. We've redone ours and even though we're going to ask folks to not add new ones, they probably will if they don't see the one they want :slightlysmilingface:
Tag Manager: Selecting Multiple Tags
We love creating cards in bulk using a spreadsheet. The latest collection has over 1300 individual cards that were created in bulk, with several shared tags.On the flip side, we love tags, but were curious if the ability to select (and delete) more than one tag at a time would be a feature coming? Selecting each individual tag and then deleting them, or moving them one by one is a bit cumbersome.
Reassigning cards to another employee
Is it possible to bulk reassign cards to another person, and keep the verification dates the same? For example, we have a Guru Admin. That person has about 100 cards assigned to them and we want to transfer ownership of them to another person. How can we do this in bulk, and keep the verification dates as is?
Managing your Guru notifications
Hey everyone! Caroline from Guru Technical Support here 👋 I wanted to talk a little about managing your Guru notifications today! Guru will send you a notification whenever someone requests that you verify a Card, tags you in a comment, sends you a Knowledge alert, and more - full list here. Below are a couple of tips on how you can manage these notifications to fit your needs. Get notifications via Slack/MS Teams: Instead of receiving notifications via email, you can opt into receiving notifications in Slack or Teams instead. This means you can seamlessly keep tabs of Guru happenings without leaving your workflow. (In Slack) Get verification notifications at a specific time: Our Slack integration allows you to set up a reminder of your verification queue on a regular basis that you specify. For example, I set up my Slack integration to ping me every Friday afternoon so I can wind my week down by working through my verification queue! Use Zapier or Workato: If you want to get more n
Links won't paste into Guru correctly
Hello! A couple of my teammates have noted that when they attempt to copy/paste content into a Guru card, it won’t paste the most current thing they’ve copied. I’ve noticed this happen when I have specific programs open in the background (namely Notion), but I’m not sure what is causing it otherwise. The workaround they’re using is to copy a link from elsewhere, paste it into a blank note, and then recopy/paste it into Guru. Has anyone else run into this?
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