May 18th, 2007 - By Humuhumu

This post was originally made on Tiki Central

More improvements to Ooga-Mooga:

Per Request: Latest Additions to Collections!
This was the most-requested new feature in the Ooga-Mooga survey, by far: the ability to see what the new additions are to someone’s collection. Now, you can see at a glance what new mugs and new pictures have been added to an Ooga-Mooga collection in the past week.

How do you see this fantastic new feature? Glad you asked! Check out…

Ooga-Mooga’s Revamped Home Page!
Ooga-Mooga’s home page used to show you a list of the five users who most recently added a new mug to their collection, and the five users who most recently added a new picture to their collection. Nice & all, but not nearly as useful as it could have been:

  • The two lists differed a bit, but only a bit, so it was kind of redundant
  • There’s enough traffic on Ooga-Mooga these days that only showing five users made it hard to keep up with the new additions
  • Worst of all — these links only took you to that person’s collection, it didn’t actually show you what was new; sifting through someone’s entire collection to try to spot the new mugs & pictures was practically impossible

Ahhhh… that’s much better!

The new Additions to Collections shows:

  • The entire list of users who have made new additions to their collections in the past week, instead of just the five most recent users
  • The link on their name still takes you to their entire collection
  • The link on “new mugs” takes you to a page showing you all their new mugs
  • The link on “new pictures” takes you to a page showing you all their new pictures

I also want to add these Latest Additions links on your Collection pages, but I’m going to think a bit longer about how to best incorporate it into the page — that page could also use a bit of an overhaul.

But that’s not all! While I was at it, I also improved the latest comments:

It now shows the ten most recent comments (instead of five), and instead of just giving you a link to the user who got the comment, it shows you who made the comment, and gives you a link right to the mug that got commented on. Keen!

Now that there’s a little bit more info there on the front page, there’s room to show more than just one picture from the Collection of the Day, so now it shows three pictures. Snazzy!

I’m so totally in love with this new setup, and I think you will be, too. If you’ve got any questions or comments, lemme have ‘em!

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