I know I am taking this completely overboard, but I like to pretend that ya’ll care enough to weigh in.
I’m trying to prioritize the next project I want to tackle here. My main goal is to make this site as friendly and intriguing as possible for first time visitors, but yet build on the core functionality that really serves the returning visitors (you chumps).
That being said, the current options on the table are:
#1 Header Content
I removed the tiles seen above because I found them redundant, and nobody was really using them. I do, however, really like the look of them and the idea of having some useful content above the topic list.
If you want to see these come back, you will have to help me decide on what content you would want to appear here, as just showing the latest posts wasn’t cutting it.
#2 Extended Badges
Currently I have hardly touched the default settings for badges on the site. Many people have created some very clever badges for their communities, however, and have shared the code for me to easily use and modify.
If I were to spend some serious time fleshing these out, I would like to figure out an easy and attractive way for you to view the progress being made on said badges. Is this at all intriguing to you?
#3 Integrated Giant Bomb Search
Currently I ask a user to go out to Giant Bomb and copy the URL for a game. What I would like to do is make Giant Bomb searchable directly from this site. I am already working on extending the search bar to be more visible and content rich, but a big step in the right direction would be to allow for you to not only search for content located on this site, but also content from Giant Bomb if you want to either start a new topic, or provide helpful links in post replies.
An extension of this feature would be to do more dynamic things with the links once they are used on the site, but the first step would be to have easy access to them. That is what this would be.
So, if you are still reading this, hopefully you have invested enough time to click a couple more times to rank these selections for me. Just to mix it up, I am going to allow you to vote on up to 2 of them.
- Header Content
- Extended Badges
- Integrated Giant Bomb Search