Updates to the featured threads page (1 Viewer)

Matt Derrick

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Aug 4, 2006
Austin, TX
I have moved us over to a new addon that will handle our page displaying featured threads. For you, this mostly means improved layout and navigation, making it easier to find cool content in that area. There also has been some changes to the image slider at the top of the home page.

One of the most significant updates is that you can now dismiss featured content in the slider and future areas where featured content will appear (but has not been set up yet). Just click the X in the top right corner and that content will not appear again unless you reset dismissed messages in your profile settings.

While it is not yet a feature of the addon, I am hoping that featured content specific to the forum section you are reading will appear at the top of those forum sections eventually. These are all just small 'quality of life' changes that I hope will make it easier to find interesting content on the message board that we don't want to see get buried under a mountain of less relevant content.

Finally, I hope to be experimenting with some 'automatically featured' content to take the load off myself and the staff to find and feature content. This content would be promoted to the featured threads page after certain criteria is met, such as a certain number of likes, responses, certain kinds of likes, etc.
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