23 Feb 2010
We've had a huge amount of feedback from our community in the past 24 hours after releasing the new look Meedan.
First off, we have fixed the automated emails generated when you subscribe to another user, reply or send a personal message.
Users noticed the links in these emails were pointing to the development version of the site rather than the real live site. I'm glad to say this is resolved - but if you experience any further problems with automated emails do let us know by emailing feedback [at] meedan.net or @meedan on Twitter.
Also we've noticed that users posting links into the Links Page are seeing some urls rewritten with lower case. We're again working on this, but it's worth knowing that you can always repost your link directly into the Transbrowser header and click enter to see the translation happen.
Any translation edits you do will be stored to your profile page for other users to see, and also saved to a growing open source Translation memory of 3.2 million words.
One user asked why the site doesn't enable him to create a new event for discussion, only post a link or comment on an existing event. The reason is we are keeping editorial overview of events while we grow our community.
Finally, we've heard that users want a clearer indication of the time and source of event leads.
Our editors (who you can see listed on the homepage) write the event leads on Meedan - often with original source information. You can see which producer created an event from the top of the event page.
But we'll also try to make the source and timestamp clearer in the event lead - so look out for this change.
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