Proposed changes to the main blog page

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  1. Frank

    Frank GardenStew Founder Staff Member Administrator

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    Hi all,

    I was looking at the main blog page this morning and I had a few ideas for some changes that would make it perhaps a bit more appealing for new visitors. Here are the 2 proposed changes:

    - In the main central column order the blogs by recent activity rather than number of views. This way blogs that have new entries will get rewarded by being put on top. Also it would make the page look more active (it can look quite static as it is now).

    - Make the column on the right 'Most Popular Blogs' (ordered by views) rather than 'Most Recently Started Blogs' as it is now.

    Let me know if I should clarify on any of these points :) I've put up a poll to cast your vote.

    Thanks all.
     
  2. eileen

    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Definately a good idea Frank. :D
     
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    Netty Chaotic Gardener Plants Contributor

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    Good idea Frank-I like the idea of new entries being at the top.
     
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    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    I like the idea too, it will keep all the new blog entries in forefront so they won't be missed.
     



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  5. glendann

    glendann Official Garden Angel

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    I like the idea. I wish my computer
    wouldn't loose the new posts.I get so mad when it says 78 new post and then I lose all of them .I have missed so many things.I changed the thing to Fire Fox and then deleted it as it was worse.
     
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    reggaefan Official Poet Laureate

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    OK by me Frank we do sometime miss post by those who have only started their blogs recently
     
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    Sounds good. It takes me on pokey dialup a while to get to the blogs.
     
  8. Frank

    Frank GardenStew Founder Staff Member Administrator

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    Ok it's sounding like a go ahead. I'll make the changes real soon. Thanks guys!

    Bethie - I agree about the page loading slower. The number of blogs is increasing so I'll have to address that soon. Thanks for pointing it out ;)
     
  9. Frank

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    Looks good Frank :smt023
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Oh now that is a definite improvement Frank. Well done!!! :D
     
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    Yes, I like it and so does dr. Dooley
     

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