The Blend Swap Dashboard is the central hub for all things around the site. It displays events related to the things you create, share and interact with on the Blend Swap network.
The most important objects on the site, say Users, Blends and Requests, generate events that everybody can subscribe/follow. For example all Blends generate events every time a comment is left on their page and every other commenter on the blend will get a notification about the new comment .
This also happens for User Follows, where each user generates events that are sent to their followers so they can know what they are up to!
We have worked hard to make the new Dashboard as quick and useful as possible, so you can get the most out of it. If you don't see much happening in your dashboard it's very likely because you don't interact much on the site; that is, you're not following many other users or haven't left many comments on Blends, Requests and other objects that have events. To start seeing more events in your dashboard try leaving some feedback on a Blend or following some of our most enthusiastic users to see what they are up to.
You can unsubscribe from some objects you have interacted with, but you won't be able to unsubscribe from your own Blends and Requests as they belong to you. You also can't unsubscribe from the site's Global Events Feed, where we announce important notices and our News Blog.
You will be subscribed to Blend Comments, Request Comments, and News Updates Comments when you leave a comment on them. Downloads, Liking and other interactions do not subscribe you to those elements.
However, Responding to Blend Requests will subscribe you to that Request, as we can assume you are interested in what's being said in the Request's comment thread.
On the other hand, these event Feeds also get deactivated, normally, after a month, a subscription to a Blend Feed will be put to "sleep" until something else happens. This is to save server resources and to make sure your Dashboard stays quick and responsive.
If you have more ideas about what can be put into the Dashboard feeds, please let us know by using the contact page.
Last updated on January 29, 2013, @ 05:56 am (America/Chicago)