UG team became obsessed with community opinion and can’t move forward without considering it. I believe it’s a good sign cause we did a lot of great stuff together. Special thanks to our tab authors that help UG to test and improve new features, and to all UG News users that commented on "PSA: As You Can See, UG News Have a New Design, Feedback Welcome!" article and shaped new UG layout.
Today’s topic is Community Feed. This project is two months old already, and it’s a good time to talk about its future.
Community Feed was launched to publish users’ articles and to cover all the music news that our writers aren't able to cover. We created a special category and simplified the submission form for this kind of news. We also added information on the News home page (including meta info under each article) for you to distinguish users’ and UG editorial news. We worked on quality and quantity. And I believe we can improve it even more.
Web Feed used to have filters for UG content (from tabs and lessons to brands’ reviews and forum threads) and personalized feed with updates from your favorite artist and UG users. This project wasn’t popular enough, and we decided to wrap it up.
Now, without a filter available for you to sort all news on the main page, we need to find another solution.
Here is the issue (you probably already know it): too many articles on the main news page.
Here are a few things that we came up with (and something we adopted from your original suggestions)
- Set up a limit for community feed articles (they still will be on the main News page but not as many as there are now)
- Hide all community feed articles in their category and feature only those which, for example, got more than five upvotes or XXX views.
Both options are not perfect, so I’ll be glad to hear your suggestions
Btw, it’s not only about “where to put Community Feed news” question, you also can share your feedback about users’ news in general.