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Site Update: May 2010

Listverse Staff

There have been some recent changes so I felt a brief update was due. This update also includes a request so please be sure to read all the items below. I am sure that most people will be happy with item 3.

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Site Redesign

I have previously mentioned that I am considering a site redesign. I have now decided to definitely go ahead with this. Rather than run a competition I would like to receive submissions from our readers and their friends. You need to send me an email (to jamie at frater dot com) with a link to your design portfolio. If I like what I see I will send you the specs for what needs doing and ask for a price quote. I am also asking people on design websites so while I would like to offer the job to a listverser, I will go with the designer that seems most to suit our needs.

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Categories

I have gone through the site categories and organized them for the first time since the site was launched three years ago. Some categories have been combined and we have a new one. These are the categories as they stand today:

1. Art & Literature: this combines the two categories of art and literature into one larger category
2. Bizarre: this remains unchanged
3. Crime & Mystery: this combines the two categories of crime and mystery
4. Entertainment: this remains the same but may eventually include parts or all of movies and music
5. Fact & Fiction: this is a new category; it includes all lists on myths, misconceptions, facts, and factlets
6. Food & Health: this combines the two categories of the same names
7. History: this remains the same
8. Leisure & Travel: this category combines sport, travel, and some leisure related lists which were previously included in “miscellaneous”
9. Listverse Admin: this was previously known as “Administration” and contains admin notes like this one
10. Listverse Extras: this includes archived “Your View” and “Videocast” lists
11. Miscellaneous: as before but I am slowly going through the contents to find more suitable categories
12. Movies: as before
13. Music: as before
14. People & Politics: this combines the two categories of the same name
15. Religion: unchanged
16. Science & Nature: this combines the two categories of the same name

What I would like to do is work out a way to combine the appropriate lists in entertainment, music, and movies. I don’t want to turn it into one giant 300 list long category so suggestions for how I might best sort it out would be appreciated.

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Cursor Ads

Due to the response from the recent trial of cursor ads, they have been dropped from the site completely. They will not return. While they would have been a good income boost for us, it is more important that people enjoy their time on the site – otherwise what is the point?

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New Commenting

We are about to launch a new commenting system. As we migrate to it there may be a period of commenting downtime. This is not able to be helped but we are sure the new features to come will make it worthwhile.

Listverse Staff

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