Can you believe it? October is upon us. Unreal. Where did 2011 go? Brian and I always like to say that this year (yyyy) is going to be THE year. What THE really means, I’m not sure, but for us it has always been a way to encourage us to look towards the future.
Did we do much in 2011? Yes, but I don’t think we did enough. Was it a good year? Yes, absolutely. Could it have been better? Same answer: yes, absolutely.
We accomplished one thing we wanted: being licensed. Sure, we had to disable copy+paste (which annoys the hell out of me), but it means we’re legal. It means we can sleep easier at night. I know you, the end-user, is probably saying, “who the fuck cares if you’re legal!” but it should mean a lot to you. It means we can still operate.
But another thing we’re getting set to accomplish is improving the content. We have a TON of content. You know this, I know this. However, we’ve been slacking. We always assumed you, the end-user, would sort through the content to get what you wanted. This works, sure, but not enough. We all want instant gratification and because of this, we know we can improve. Tagging.
Yes, it’s been done before. Nothing revolutionary, I know. But tagging works; especially on a large data-set.
The moderating team began heavily tagging our comments a few months ago — which means soon you’ll be able to search by X and get all comments that are based around such. Again, not revolutionary, but having such metadata allows us some special functionality (I’ll talk about that at a later time). I have also started the functionality to allow you to tag comments on your own.
That’s all I have for today. Until next time, uhh.. ciao.