Top blogs

The new top blogs page is on its way!

During the course of developing the new interface, I have to admit I've already had good fun finding cool blogs to read on MindSay. The new system shows me blogs I wouldn't necessarily have found otherwise. Can't wait till it is up for all.

Here is a summary of changes so far:

  1. Top blogs shows a running list of the top blogs. The current system shows the top blogs from YESTERDAY, where the new system would show you the top blogs from the last 24 hours. Surprisingly, there is quite a difference.

  2. This means the top blogs page will be constantly changing. It is interesting.

  3. You will be able to see the top blogs from the last day, last week, last month, etc. The default will be the last week.

  4. The "vote" link will remain on blogs for 7 days.

  5. You can ALSO vote for blogs you like on the top blogs page. If this results in the entry gaining a position in the ranking, you will see the entry move up right then.

  6. We decided not to have a "negative vote" option, based on feedback from you all :)

  7. Speaking of which: We are considering having a link that shows a list of everyone who voted for an entry. What do you think?

  8. We're planning to change the "Nominate" wording to simply "Vote!".

  9. We're going to take the Top Blogs page down for a couple days during the transition to the new system.

UPDATE: Based on overwhelming feedback, we won't be listing who voted for what.

UPDATE: The new top blogs is live!