Monday, October 24, 2005

reddit mascot in AdiumDock-form

For those of you using Adium, perhaps the greatest of IM apps, I turned our mascot into a dock icon (sorry, OS X users only). You can find it here.


I uploaded a number of small changes this morning. The main pages should load much faster.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

State of the Union

We uploaded a number of small changes today:

This blog!

We'll use this blog to keep our users up to date with updates and the like.

Persistent Arrows.

We debated for quite a while what to do with the arrows. It turns out the solution was quite simple. We leave the arrows on the page after clicking them to allow users to change their votes after a mis-click. The score should update immediately after clicking the arrows now. It used to be delayed to get the new score information from the server. We're going to add a profile option soon to automatically mod up links after the are clicked.


We are setting the color of visited links now rather than relying on the browser to do it. This should keep the links consistent for users who use multiple browsers.


Fixed the issue where a site would be modded or hidden, but after clicking a link and returning using the back button the article's state was forgotten.

Safari still caches aggresively, but we have an upcoming fix that should help the back-button issues.

What's Upcoming


The submit/recommend chain is going to get some attention. We'd like to make is easier to share links with other users on reddit, as well as with friends who are not members.

We're also working to make it easier to avoid submitting duplicate stories.

Monday, October 17, 2005

reddit blog online

Just making sure that the blog is up and functioning properly.

We'll be using this regularly to keep you all involved with the development process, so please don't hesitate to offer your own suggestions and insights along the way. After all, you all have the best perspective of where we are and where we should be heading.