Hey everybody. I’m Tanya, and I oversee all of our baseball communities for SB Nation.
This Thursday will probably be an enormous day for our neighborhood: we’re transferring our feedback to a brand new platform, developed particularly for SB Nation. All of our MLB communities will probably be transferring to the brand new platform, and I’m excited concerning the change.
A few of chances are you’ll already be accustomed to this new platform because it rolled out to our NFL communities in 2020 and to a lot of our soccer websites and our NHL and NBA communities final yr. Over 30 updates to the platform have been launched since our preliminary launch, every bringing new options for SB Nation communities particularly, and modifications to the consumer expertise primarily based on neighborhood member suggestions. It’s a really totally different platform as we speak than it was in 2020, and I can’t wait to point out you.
Why this transformation? We’ve been utilizing the identical commenting platform for over a decade and it’s time for an improve. The previous system is brittle, and susceptible to outages. It’s not constructed for the fashionable internet, and even simply sustaining it will get harder yearly.
No one likes change, however this can be a vital one, and it brings actual enhancements that’ll make our complete commenting expertise higher.
Within the new system, you’ll see options that we’ve wished so as to add for years, together with:
- Simpler embeds (simply paste the Twitter/YouTube hyperlink)
- Simpler wealthy textual content shortcuts (control-B for Daring, control-I for italics)
- E mail notifications when somebody replies to you
- See who’s Rec’d your feedback
- Higher flagging choices and powerful anti-abuse controls
- A GIF library for simple picture posting
- The flexibility to mute commenters you don’t wish to see
- Simply discover essentially the most Rec’d feedback
Plus a complete host of options that we’ve stored as a result of they make our communities particular, resembling new remark highlighting, colour modifications with excessive Rec counts, Z key scrolling, exterior picture embeds, sarcasm font, and way more.
This platform has been constructed particularly for SB Nation communities and, for the primary time, we now have a workforce devoted to consistently evolving and enhancing our commenting instruments.
I do know that new issues take a little bit of time to get used to — I ask solely that you just give it an opportunity, strive it on a couple of articles, after which inform us truthfully what you suppose. This can be a everlasting work in progress — we’ll proceed to evolve the instruments over the approaching months and years, to provide the instruments and platform you deserve. In actual fact, now we have already added dozens of latest options primarily based on suggestions from our audiences since our preliminary launch on NFL communities final yr. You possibly can assist make it higher by giving us your suggestions within the feedback or emailing email@example.com
Some necessary details about the change: your previous feedback are being saved and will probably be returned to the pages sooner or later, however for now, tales gained’t comprise feedback posted previous to the changeover. So please be conscious that any discussions taking place on the time the swap is flipped will probably be interrupted.
Your remark historical past will now be situated beneath the My Profile tab on the high of the feedback (not the highest of the web page), which can be the place your feedback archive will probably be restored after we carry them again.
The brand new platform will go stay on Federal Baseball starting Thursday afternoon. You should use the identical login as all the time.
Thanks as all the time for being right here. Now let’s discuss.