You may have noticed some small changes to the site today – and if you did, well, you’ve got sharp eyes. Much of today’s release was focused on bug fixes and performance improvements, and if your answers load faster than usual, feel free to tip your mental hat to our engineering team.
Meanwhile, we’ve added a few handy tools to the menu on the left-hand side of the page. (To access the full version of the menu pictured here, sign up/log in and it will appear immediately.) The new tools are:
- browse categories (takes you to category HQ, where you can search for a topic or browse our category list)
- random page (jumps you to a randomly-picked question on WikiAnswers)
- WikiAnswers email (direct link to WA inbox – supervisors only)
So, what else is new in this release?
Browse unanswered questions
We’ve made it even easier to answer new questions on your favorite topic by adding a FAYT (find-as-you-type) search box to the unanswered question page. Just start typing and related categories will appear.
Who’s on the Community Forum?
The Community Forum also saw a small but significant change today. Scroll down to the bottom of the forum, and you’ll see a new section called “Viewing this forum.” Listed there are all the other members and community assistants who are currently browsing the forum. If you need help with the site, or just advice from another WikiAnswerer, you can turn to these folks for help.
Category page design tweaks
The category page was treated to a modest makeover to improve readability and flexibility. See if you can spot the differences between the old and the new designs!
That’s a wrap! Until next time… onward and upward!
UPDATE: Thanks to Matthew for pointing out that a fix for the missing pages didn’t, in fact, make this release. We apologize, and it’s on the way.