[Hey all, Chris here — see below from SBNation. And don’t freak out! I’ve used the new commenting system on other SBNation sites and have adjusted easily. Interested to hear your feedback… Cheers!]
Howdy Podium Cafe readers!
This Thursday can be a giant day for our neighborhood: we’re transferring our feedback to a model new platform, developed particularly for SB Nation.
A few of you could already be aware of this new platform because it rolled out to our NFL communities final 12 months and to lots of our soccer websites and our NHL and NBA communities this 12 months. Over 30 updates to the platform have been launched since then, every bringing new options for SB Nation communities particularly, and adjustments to the consumer expertise primarily based on neighborhood member suggestions. It’s a really totally different platform at the moment than it was final 12 months, and I can’t wait to point out you.
Why this alteration? We’ve been utilizing the identical commenting platform for over a decade and it’s time for an improve. The previous system is brittle, and liable to outages. It’s not constructed for the fashionable internet, and even simply sustaining it will get more durable yearly.
No person likes change, however this can be a vital one, and it brings actual enhancements that’ll make our complete commenting expertise higher.
Within the new system, you’ll see options that we’ve wished so as to add for years, together with:
- Simpler embeds (simply paste the Twitter/YouTube hyperlink)
- Simpler wealthy textual content shortcuts (control-B for Daring, control-I for italics)
- E-mail notifications when somebody replies to you
- See who’s Rec’d your feedback
- Higher flagging choices and powerful anti-abuse controls
- A GIF library for simple picture posting
- The flexibility to mute commenters you don’t wish to see
- Simply discover essentially the most Rec’d feedback
Plus an entire host of options that we’ve stored as a result of they make our communities particular, resembling new remark highlighting, colour adjustments with excessive Rec counts, Z key scrolling, exterior picture embeds, sarcasm font, and way more.
This platform has been constructed particularly for SB Nation communities and, for the primary time, we now have a workforce devoted to consistently evolving and enhancing our commenting instruments.
I do know that new issues take a little bit of time to get used to — I ask solely that you just give it an opportunity, strive it on a number of articles, after which inform us actually what you suppose. It is a everlasting work in progress — we are going to proceed to evolve the instruments over the approaching months and years, to provide the instruments and platform you deserve. In reality, now we have already added dozens of recent options primarily based on suggestions from our audiences since our preliminary launch on NFL communities final 12 months. You possibly can assist make it higher by giving us your suggestions within the feedback or emailing [email protected]
Some necessary details about the change: your previous feedback are being saved and can be returned to the pages sooner or later, however for now, tales received’t comprise feedback posted previous to the changeover. So please be aware that any discussions occurring on the time the change is flipped can be interrupted.
Your remark historical past will now be situated underneath the My Profile tab on the prime of the feedback (not the highest of the web page), which can also be the place your feedback archive can be restored after we convey them again.
The brand new platform will go reside on Podium Cafe starting Thursday afternoon. You need to use the identical login as at all times.
Thanks as at all times for being right here. Now let’s speak.