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Title: Blogs are updated again...
Posted: November 30, 2007 (12:33 AM)
I've updated blogs a bit this evening. The result is that they should be a bit easier to use. *fingers crossed*

The top bar now includes a 'Site' option (to return to the main HonestGamers site), a 'Blogs' option (to view the landing page that new users will see if they click the 'Blogs' link from the main page of the site) and a 'My Blog' option (which of course takes a signed-in user to his current blog). If you view blogs while not signed into your account, that third link allows you to easily login.

The main landing page now lists the most popular blogs, from most popular (mine currently) to least popular of the top 8 blogs. Users can easily click to check out those blogs and get to know the most popular bloggers.

The final addition is a feature (turned on by default) that lists the three threads in your blog's forum that have most recently received activity, along with the time of said activity. If you don't want this information to display, you can easily turn it off on the "Settings" page, but several people had requested a feature like this and now it exists!

I know that these aren't huge changes, but they should hopefully encourage more users to give blogs a shot and they should increase the general community feel of the site. I don't plan many more tweaks from here--certainly nothing huge--for quite awhile, but after a few hours of work tonight I feel better about the blogs already. Hopefully, you share that feeling...

GenjUser: Genj
Posted: November 30, 2007 (12:42 AM)

nashUser: nash
Posted: November 30, 2007 (01:17 AM)
I really like this blog stuff.

EmPUser: EmP
Posted: November 30, 2007 (02:03 AM)
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