A whole bunch of new features and pretty touches went live on WikiAnswers today, but one that I am particularly fond of is the new layout for the Browse Categories page. Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks?
You may or may not have hung out in that part of wiki-town before, but you should definitely stop by for the tag cloud, the Newest Categories list, the detailed categories tree, but most of all, the Find As You Type-supported Find a Category feature.
That baby comes equipped with all the categories on WikiAnswers. All you need to do is start typing the first letters of the category you seek and it pops right up in a suggested list below the box. Much like the Answers.com version on the homepage and beyond. Works great if you’re not sure what you’re looking for and you want to find obscure categories you’ve never come across before.
Here are some other great features that just went live today:
- You can now view Recent Site Changes based on all users’ contributions, only registered users’ contributions, or only guest users’ contributions.
- Fancy shmancy new message board design. Ooooh yeah.
- There is now an animated New Message icon when you receive – you guessed it – a new message on your message board. As one product manager said, “Its mouth opens and closes. It’s like a man-eating envelope.” Just be careful not to stick your finger inside that little guy…