inkpop Redesign: Questions and Problems
Posted by inkpopbecki on November 12, 2010
So we were going to take this post to lay out the dates that you could expect changes to start coming your way, but since we’ve received so many questions regarding features for the new site, we decided to address those instead.
No Mass Messaging
There has been a persistent rumor that there will be the ability for users to mass message their friends or people who have put their project on their Pick List. This is not true. There will be no mass messaging system. There will, on the other hand, be a new activity center.
The activity center will keep you updated if a project you have on your pick list or that you have bookmarked has been updated. It will also keep you informed about forums that you are watching. If there is a new post it will send you an update.
We also have a new message center. This is a persistent element (meaning as soon as you log in you will see this on every page) that will let you know if you have received a new review on your project, a new friend request or a new comment/message on your profile.
While we’re at it, we thought we might inform you that messages themselves are changing. On the new site, messages will appear on your profile more like a wall post.
Many users voiced a lot of concern about the idea of private messaging. Many thought it would lead to bullying and might lead more people to team up against others. So in an effort to make the site more transparent, we have changed the direction of messaging.
Only moderators and editors will be able to move a forum post. Hope that clarifies an issue. Users will have the ability to report a forum post and inform moderators that these forum post are in the wrong section.
In addition we will not have users as forum moderators, but we will be hiring more moderators for the site, so hopefully we will have unbiased moderation and more of it. We hope that resolves any of the recent issues we have had with moderation.
We’ve heard concerns about your friends, projects and forums you’ve posted moving to the new site. All your information (friends, forums, projects, etc) will be moving to the new site. There might be a few problems, but if you let us know if something is missing, we will try to resolve it for you.