First of all, wanted to thank everyone for continuing to make some kick-ass competitions on ibeatyou and welcoming all the new PeeWees to the site. You all are the best and make our jobs worthwhile!
Second of all, I wanted to introduce some of the new updates we made to the site late last night. I also wanted to explain why some of these changes were made, and also open up the dialogue to get your feedback on how we can improve them. Some of these include:
- New Actions Panel: Rating, Commenting, Awarding an Iby, Faving or Flagging; these actions are all done now inside a floating “panel”. We made this change because many users complained the old Actions “panel” was often cut off (by their screen) or tedious to scroll down to then back up while viewing entries. A balance was sought to keep it more convenient and handy, yet not be in the way.
- New Info Bar: The title, description and other info about the entry are displayed in a floating bar at the top of the screen and if you click on the “details” button, you can see the full title and description. Again, this change was made to keep the key information handy, yet not in the way. Thanks for your feedback on this part of the player and just know that we are working right now to address your feedback! Thank you very much for it!
- Turbo Vote: We’d been told by users that sometimes they have a need. A need for SPEED. They just wanted to vote and proceed to the next entry. The Turbo Vote (inspired by nostalgia for Knight Rider) was designed for just that, when you’re not feeling so chatty and just want to rate and view entries.
- Entry Comment Filter: Based on your feedback, we added a dropdown filter to allow you to see only the comments people have left for specific entries of a competition. Pretty self-explanatory.
Some of you may have also noticed the return of two features that let you stay connected with your friends: Ticker and Friends/Foes Entries on your user profile. Based on your feedback, we brought them back! So just know that we listen to all of your feedback and it’s very important to us!
Anyways, hopefully this post can help answer any questions you have on our recent changes. We DEFINITELY want to hear your feedback on how we can improve on these new features and other aspects of the site. Thanks also for already reaching directly out to me and GotGame about any issues or suggestions you may have. We hear you and are working already on addressing some of the feedback you’ve given so far.
Keep ‘em coming!
P.S. If you leave a comment here on the blog, please remember to leave your iby name so we can get back to you!