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One Click Category Checkboxes and Other New Features

By Alex Chumak     Nov 27, 2006 in Business
One-Click Category Checkboxes
A large number of you found it painful to check category boxes and then scroll and click "Apply". Now the page will auto-submit as soon as you click on any of the boxes. If you want to browse through multiple news categories, simply check off whatever feeds interest you and the page will refresh with your customized news feed.
Enforcing Selection of Category and Keywords
From now on, you must put your post into a category and enter at least 1 keyword (longer than 3 charcters) to describe your post. I cannot stress enough how important keywords are to make the site usable and searchable. Avoid using generic words "to" or "in" or "the", etc in the keywords field. Use descriptive keywords like "Putin,Russia,spy,poison" for a story about the poisoned spy implicating Putin.
Most Recently Commented On
We have added a module on the right-hand side of the front page to show the stories that have been recently commented on. You can now stay up-to-date on the conversation by following who is saying what.
New Category
We have added a new category called "World." It should be helpful when the post is global and doesnt fit any other category.
As always, let us know what you think about those little changes and if there is anything else we can do to improve.
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