Since our conception back in 2007 as a social bookmarking site exclusive to Web2.0 properties such as Squidoo there have been many, many changes. Probably the biggest change when it comes to Squidoo is the tighter enforcement of original content standards for their site. Their Originality Pact states that they will actively “help remove low-quality, [...]
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We’ve quietly been doing a little bit of development to the site in the early months of 2013. Makeing small tweaks here and there. Many are simple cosmetic changes and a few fixes to pesky Mogwai like “Spike” that have plagued the site for a few years
First up. We’ve added a function that will show a story on the front page based on the story’s popularity. This automated feature is a way to spotlight a popular submission based on members interaction.
We’ve pulled in a thumbnail of the site based on the story submission’s url and linked the title text directly to the page.
A trending topic may stay up for a maximum of 168 hours. If a newer story out-performs within that time period, it will automatically become the new trending topic. The Noise Ratio score is determined by all activity in the story history.
- Automatically selects the Trending Topic based on story popularity and performance
- Automatically grabs the domain thumbnail using wimg.ca
- Links directly to your domain page
Another new feature added to Lensroll is live story preview. We’ve condense the submission process to a single page and users can see an Ajax preview of their story displayed as they fill in the submission fields.
If you experience any problems with submitting stories we want to hear about it.
Probably the biggest change when it comes to Squidoo is the tighter enforcement of original content standards for their site. Their Originality Pact states that they will actively “help remove low-quality, aggressively non-original lenses”.
This is fantastic to know but it sure caused a bit of a problem here at Lensroll. It seems there are fishes a foot.
Fishes you say?
Yep. I’m sure you are all aware of Squidoo’s creative 404 page. If not then let me fill you in.
As you may already know, a 404 error page is displayed when a certain page of site has been moved, deleted or simply doesn’t exist. If you’ve never seen Squidoo’s 404 page then your in for a treat. It has the image of a green-bodied, one-eyed, Muno looking thing on it. Hideous looking thing!
This image is personally very annoying to us. Yes, it’s cute and does fit the Squidoo theme. Very creative 404 page indeed. But enough is enough.
Here’s the deal. Since Squidoo has started enforcing original content and either locks lenses, deletes them or perhaps a member deletes a lens the image you see above is a result of of those actions.
That’s where you come in. This green ‘fish’ looking thing haunt’s pages of Lensroll. If while browsing the pages of the Lensroll directory and you happen upon this little guy kindly let us know and we will remove the link. There is nothing worse than following a link only to find this hideous creature staring back at you!