Site Changes – Someone Who Gives Feedback Will Win a Prize

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Gallery employees hard at work in the Charlotte, NC offices.

Because I can’t leave well enough alone (and because Bryan Headrick is an awesome developer and you should all hire him) I am starting a new thing where the commenting on the site is going to become more flexible and also add some User Account features.  I can’t go into a ton of detail yet but suffice to say that participation will be rewarded in more ways.  We are just working out some particulars so when it launches it actually works instead of most of the things I do.  Now that I have someone to help me I can spend more time coming up with good ideas and less time executing them badly.  So this is a win for everyone, really.

And the first piece of the puzzle is the Facebook thingy you will see down below.  Now, I would never replace the comments section with Facebook’s.  I happen to think Facebook is like AOL used to be and will go away eventually.  But in the meantime it is ubiquitous and this new feature will let you comment with your Facebook account and have the comment actually work in the post itself.  I think, anyway.

And since me typing “test” 47 different times is not going to be very helpful, I am going to run a drawing where anyone who comments using the new feature (or the existing one) today or tomorrow is entered into a drawing to win a $10.00 Amazon gift card.  You will get it in your email and use it for whatever weirdo thing you want.  Sweet deal, no?  So get yapping.  And if you can’t think of anything to talk about then just talk about TV shows or cooking or TV shows about cooking.

  1. OK so I have the "Post to Facebook" box checked. BIG DOIN'S!

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  2. OK so now this is the regular comment way.

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  3. “We are just working out some particulars so when it launches it actually works instead of most of the things I do.”
    That should be “…it actually works ‘unlike’ most of the things I do.”

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  4. "Weirdo thing"… Yay! lol
    Ok, problem: I see no "post" button since it's cut off, I'm using my phone to see this.

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  5. "Weirdo thing"… Yay! lol
    Ok, problem: I see no "post" button since it's cut off, I'm using my phone to see this.

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  6. "Weirdo thing"… Yay! lol
    Ok, problem: I see no "post" button since it's cut off, I'm using my phone to see this.

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  7. Weird. It says “7 Responses” but I can see only 2.

    Maybe Facebook Disconnect is working overtime

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  8. Sharon Dunford March 2, 2013, 5:33 pm

    I want to change who I'm posting as. I'd ideally like to change it to Elizabeth Taylor or Champion The Wonder Horse. It won't let me do that, but it will let me do this. Look. Here I am – doing it. All in your face.

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    • Sharon Dunford March 2, 2013, 5:35 pm

      Acadia Einstein, Husband Of The Future – it works!

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    • This is pretty cool, actually.

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    • John Paul Dunford March 3, 2013, 1:18 am

      PDR, you could post as The Swiftest Tortoise In The World. I checked with my lawyers, Messrs (actually, they prefer Messers, as they go around discarding rubbish as a hobby) Brownwattle, Quipley & Grilge, and it's perfectly legal. I said to them 'B,Q, & G, could one go a-posting-o as The Swiftest Tortoise In The World, or has that name been copyrighted?" Grilge looked through his Book of Documents, muttering to himself "The Swiftest Tortoise In The World… The Swiftest Tortoise In The World… The Swiftest Tortoise In The World… No, it hasn't been taken. That will be £A £Trillion £Quid plus £50p for the stamps". There is one drawback, however – if you do go posting as The Swiftest Tortoise In The World, London will get bombed for the next thousand years by Goering's Luftwaffe. It's up to you.

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    • Sharon Dunford March 3, 2013, 7:42 am

      Hullo, I am The Swiftest Tortoise In The World… #SSSKKKKRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEBLAM# (x1000years)

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  9. OK so… it's kind of weird because it wasn't clear to me this was a facebook thingie until I clicked on "reply".

    The best shows about cooking are things like Kitchen Nightmares where you get to see that probably every restaurant you've ever eaten in was just one lucky coincidence away from killing you.

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  10. Like Elssar above, I’m seeing “11 Responses” but there are only 4 showing up. Also, Facebook is the devil. That is all.

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  11. Angie Metzger Potter March 2, 2013, 7:06 pm

    I need to setup a fake fb account now

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  12. I’m glad you left in this commenting method!!

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  13. I will have to see what Bryan thinks of all this!

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  14. TEST
    This is a test. Had this been an actual comment, it would be a lot more interesting. I hope.

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  15. oh was I supposed to use my facebook account? Here. Don’t say I don’t participate.

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  16. I really..so yea. What about who came up with the avatar on your site idea in the first place? Glad to know that I no longer look like a giant peen. ^_^

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  17. Your avatar management thing has AIDS.

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  18. This new system is suspect.

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  19. I commented and it shows on fb but I don’t see it above………………sucketh

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  20. I find the fact that you used the word “ubiquitous” rather hawt.

    But I’m still not commenting via FB. That would just be dirty.

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  21. This seems invasive.

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  22. wait, wtf happened to the FB comments…?

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