Okay, it's been a little longer than three weeks (23 days to be exact), but it was easier for a title. Anyway, SBN has continued to listen to your feedback regarding the tweaks that needed to be done to make United more user-friendly. As we said from the start, any and all concerns would be addressed, and here are some of the changes they've implemented in the latest round of updates:
- Increased the amount the number of recommended and recent FanPosts on the homepage
- Changed the styles to improve scanning of FanPosts and FanShot headlines and new comments on the homepage
- Added author bylines on Articles in the cover
- Added indicator if articles or features are from another SB Nation site when placed on the homepage
- Added article headline to comments on user profile recent activity list for better reply context
- Reinstated the ability for users to add polls to FanPosts
- Reinstated accurate comment counts on StoryStream updates in the cover
- Reinstated ability for authors to add custom captions to photos
- Trending Stories are now relevant to league of the team or sport the blog covers
- Fixed issue with Shift-A keyboard shortcut for comments not working properly in large threads
- Fixed issue with logos that break out of the circle getting cropped
- Fixed issue where new comment count was incorrect on FanShots posted from another site
- Fixed issue with filters not working on FanShot index page
- Fixed Facebook login issues
- Improved visibility of next and previous arrows on photo galleries
- Added correct author names to the FanPosts page
- Mobile optimization improvements
The ones Bloody Elbow readers are probably most interested in are the number of rec'd fanposts being increased, the article headline in your user profile so you know what post you commented on, and correct author names being added to fanposts. The other tweaks are also very helpful for readers and authors alike.
This is still a work in progress and they are still working on many of the remaining issues. Rest assured that your feedback is very valuable and has helped lead to the changes above. If you have any further concerns, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and let them know what you think.
You guys (and girls) rule. Thanks everyone.