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, [...]
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.
During the progression of the Lensroll directory over the years we have created our own unique template for our theme. Many of the stock functions have been modified or completely removed. One of the function that was removed from the theme was the date that the story was submitted.
A little know function that will allow you to change themes is located in your Profile. This will allow you to see Lensroll from a stock look. No modifications or ads.
Simply navigate to your profile and look for a profile links menu. If you are viewing Lensroll from it’s own theme the menu will resembles the image to the left. Look for and click on Settings.
The next screen you will see looks like the image below:
From the Template drop down menu select wistie. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the ‘save button.This will change the theme from how you normally see the site to the stock theme we have. It’s worth mentioning that from this page you can also change what categories you want to see.
You should now see Lensroll from a stock perspective. The theme should look similar to the image below.
From this theme you can see the link url to the story as well as the time it was submitted. To return to the custom theme simply go back to the settings in your profile and select argar from the drop down menu.