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Ben Halpern
Ben Halpern

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Changelog: Track comments in your Reading List (and design changes)

The biggest functional change from tonight's push is that you can now see comments in your Reading List section. This means that adding to your Reading List (via the big SAVE button or via the bookmark reaction) allows folks to better track conversations they care about.

The #Discuss section on the sidebar is also modified so that comments on recently-posted-threads bump it to the top of the list, sort of like a traditional forum. We think this will spur on better carried-on conversations.

And some new icons and other design modifications.

Hope you like the changes. We'll try to fix any new bugs we've created soon enough. Happy coding. ❤️

Top comments (4)

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Meghan (she/her)

Amazing! Thanks again for the great work :D is one of my favorite communities online and I love coming on and reading articles and interacting with everyone ❤️

I did have some feedback on a couple of the design changes though, I wanted to note (I don't know if this is a bug or deliberate) but the colors for tags on the main "My tags" menu do not show :( Second, I'm not a huge fan of the new icons on the homepage. The original ones still shown on post pages are a lot softer on the eye and friendly looking

Keep up the great work, and I'm excited to see what you all release next!

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Ben Halpern

Thanks. Taking the colors away on the tags was deliberate based on a fair amount of feedback that the homepage was a distracting splash of color. But this was a bit of a rush job, I'll admit. We'll give it some good thought to hopefully get it right. Any input to finally getting that all to look pleasant is definitely welcome.

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Katie Nelson

How do I remove items from my reading list?
Mine says there are 2 items which are both archived.
The page says: Your Reading List is Lonely
Can I remove them completely from the archive and have the list be empty?

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Nitya Narasimhan, Ph.D

Hey @ben and team - I plan to rely on for a lot of things in 2018 so..

What's the best way to provide design feedback or feature requests? Is there a good global/pinned discussion where we can do this so the community can see it and potentially boost existing requests instead of creating new ones?

Case in point:
I really love the actions bar that you have at the bottom of each post (to like, save to reading list etc) but I encounter a fundamental problem - when you have a long article that generates a lot of comments, it is sometimes difficult to find the bar to save it to the reading list. Not only does the white-on-white aesthetic make it disappear into the longer thread, but there is also no easy way to "find" it using browser search because there are no unique keywords around it to help the browser search detect it uniquely.

Any chance this bar could be added right under the title section before the body of the page? Not only does that make it easily visible and quick for "scan-save-go" operations on longer articles, but it also provides me an inherent signal on key aspects of the article (e.g., how many people are bookmarking this to read) that I find really valuable to determine priority of consumption.

Thanks again for all the amazing work this team does. You make me want to do more just because it is so effortless to generate content, and so fulfilling to read it.