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#1
As you most probably noticed already*, we have launched an absolutely brand new feature on the main page of Ultimate Guitar. It's called Widgets, and we hope that you'll love it as much as we do.

In short - this is a set of customizable widgets that you can rearrange within the special area on the home page. Some of them have been created to make your life on UG easier, some of them - just for fun, but our team worked equally hard on each and every widget to bring you the most enjoyable experience.

Discover them one by one, check out the settings and don't forget that there are hints and tips all over the place. Enjoy!

* The Widgets are available only to the logged in users!

PLEASE NOTE: this is the official thread for all your feedback / suggestions, do not use it for reporting bugs!

THIS IS the official BUGS report thread.

PiCSeL Edit:
Now you're allowed to move the widgets panel up and down within the page (e.g. so it can be placed between a panel with Music Reviews, Music News, Interviews and a panel with Columns, Community, Tabs). You are not able to move around the News block, for example, but you get a possibility to lower your widgets on the main page with ease.

Also "Recomended Tabs", the most popular widget, now have a "dislike" button, alowing you to mark tabs or bands that you don't want to appear in the widget.
Last edited by Ximich at Jan 23, 2014,
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#3
I'm really liking the Community pulse one.
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StewieSwan
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#4
a UG IM widget would be pretty cool I think. The others look great. I'm digging the Community Updates one.


Also, for the Community Pulse one, the graph is cool, but what do the numbers mean? How did you determine the scoring for that one?
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Last edited by StewieSwan at Jul 7, 2009,
Logz
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#6
haha, a criminial status widget. Maybe that will stop them asking about ban lengths in the FOTB
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bendystraw
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#7
What does the criminal status one read on a permaban? Sweet idea, I'm using the profile one now.

Quote by StewieSwan

Also, for the Community Pulse one, the graph is cool, but what do the numbers mean? How did you determine the scoring for that one?

This I would also like to know, I'm fairly certain that I didn't make 120 forum posts last friday.
Last edited by bendystraw at Jul 7, 2009,
soulflyV
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#8
Interesting... I'm not exactly sure how to work it though. Do you click on the widgets to activate them or something? I can drag them but they don't move anywhere.

Using Firefox/3.0.5 on Vista Home Basic.

EDIT: Where is the widget panel? If it's the space the appears when you click the green arrow, where do you drag the widgets into?

EDITx2: Ok, I cleared my cache and the widget bar popped up. Very cool. With the Criminal status one, how do you see if you have a warning and/or ban?
Last edited by soulflyV at Jul 7, 2009,
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#9
Quote by soulflyV
EDITx2: Ok, I cleared my cache and the widget bar popped up. Very cool. With the Criminal status one, how do you see if you have a warning and/or ban?


You will definitely see once you have a warning or ban
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Great job Russians. Got you some vodka for your work

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It's brilliant - possibly useless, but brilliant. It brings me great pleasure to see a business go out of their way to improve the site in a way that probably would bring no extra money.

Also, the '+' button is a little ugly. I can't suggest any improvements, but it's just a thought.
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#15
Mine says I'm a hooligan. Does that mean that I'm being watched? Do you guys have a gestapo or something?

Oh I get it, it's because I still have 17 days left on my warning.
Thanks a lot colohue.
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#16
I'm liking it so far. I need to explore all of it, but so far it is an upgrade.

Thanks UG Team.
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#17
Quote by Ovenman
It's brilliant - possibly useless, but brilliant. It brings me great pleasure to see a business go out of their way to improve the site in a way that probably would bring no extra money.

Also, the '+' button is a little ugly. I can't suggest any improvements, but it's just a thought.


Agreed,

How about this?

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#18
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Agreed,

How about this?


That would be a lot better. How about a more 'UGish' colour scheme?
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#19
nice work
what about:
favourite band tabs ? :/
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#20
Quote by emad
Agreed,

How about this?

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And as said, needs to match the layout colours.
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#21
i think the plus button should be sized down to about half. other than that some more widgets in the future would be awesome!

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#22
Well apparantly I'm in a coma according to the community pulse widget.
Awesome, never knew being in a coma was so awesome.


Loving the new widgets. Great idea!





Edit: Maybe a bit more Zazz can be added to the Recommended Tabs module. It's a little bland with just the yellow and grey.
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#23
I'm loving it, i hope there will be some more modules to come
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#24
Quote by Ovenman
That would be a lot better. How about a more 'UGish' colour scheme?



Make it like the yellow that the "G" in Ultimate-Guitar is. That'd look pretty cool.

I like the whoe thing though. Very cool idea.
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#25
The plus should be within the rest of the site's border and it should be yellow.
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#26
I really like these.
But what does the community pulse and the numbers mean?
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#27
I don't like how it's all at the top.

I mean, I'd prefer the top of UG to be news and articles.

How about making the entire site modular [but only if you said in some form of settings tab]?
So I can have news at the top, and move some stuff around.
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#28
i think it's cool, how does the community pulse thing work? Like, the blue bar that says it's me, is that how much I've been on each day or what?

EDIT:
Quote by Simsimius
I don't like how it's all at the top.

I mean, I'd prefer the top of UG to be news and articles.

How about making the entire site modular [but only if you said in some form of settings tab]?

So I can have news at the top, and move some stuff around.


i would absolutely love this. though it might be hard to do, it would be a great addition.
Last edited by sglover34479 at Jul 7, 2009,
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#29
The recommended tabs function, how does it work? I'm getting tabs from stuff I'd likely never play, and then randomly good tabs. Is it based on tabs I've visited previously?

EDIT: If it is there should be a "dislike" option, so that perhaps that band or song doesn't show up again?
Last edited by captaincrunk at Jul 7, 2009,
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Quote by itchy guitar
Oh I get it, it's because I still have 17 days left on my warning.
Thanks a lot colohue.


No problem.

I've been testing this over the last couple of weeks. It's definitely a selection of very worthwhile features. I suspect most people here will quickly become addicted to the Community Pulse, it definitely affected me.
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#31
One more thing. Why are modules only being announced in The Pit? Surely you want more of the population using these features.
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#32
Announcement in The Pit is plenty.
Word of mouth will spread it around to all the off-topic threads in the various UG forums anyway...
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#33
Not to mention that the front page basically announces it to you the first time you view it.


I love the Criminal Status module.
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#36
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I have a suggestion, maybe build upon the friends online, and have some sort of quick chat system?
This is good. At present, if you hover over any of the names in the "friends online" you'll see an icon appear next to their name. Click this and you go directly to the interface where you send them a PM.

I had suggested UG have an internal "instant messaging" system, but apparently that would be too complex.
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#37
Ah. An IM system would be kinda cool. Although I already do have a lot of the people I talk to here on MSN/AIM. >___>

How about a module like the UG Team blog? It'll mention when maintenance was performed, new features that were added or upcoming events. Kind of like a ticker.
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#38
Quote by SomeoneYouKnew
This is good. At present, if you hover over any of the names in the "friends online" you'll see an icon appear next to their name. Click this and you go directly to the interface where you send them a PM.

I had suggested UG have an internal "instant messaging" system, but apparently that would be too complex.


^ lol, facebook have problems theirs. Apparently recently had to change alot of the server headers because people were sending 1 billion instant messages a day lol.


Then again, has facebook ever worked?
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#39
I rather like this i think the tabs should be a bit more customizable, like with genres, if it's possible.


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#40
Quote by Logz
^ lol, facebook have problems theirs. Apparently recently had to change alot of the server headers because people were sending 1 billion instant messages a day lol.


Then again, has facebook ever worked?
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