New site features – on the site and in the pipeline

Observant visitors will have noticed our new regional and topic-based navigation. Slugger's headWe hope you like it. It’s all part of a great job that Simon Dickson and Simon Wheatley have been doing for us over recent months. It was actually ready to go a few months ago but we were waiting for our bloggers to get into the habit of using the ‘Region’ categories. Most have started doing this but some haven’t (I’m looking at you Mr Walker!).

Also, in the pipeline, we’ll be launching our new comments system very shortly. It’s almost ready, but we’d like to give it a final test with some of the site’s users. I’m not going to link to the test-site directly here (our level of traffic would probably knock the staging server over) but we are looking for a handful of volunteers to give it a quick test.

Anyone prepared to help with this? If you’re a registered user, just say ‘yes’ in the comments below. If not, email us using this spam-proof link and we’ll send you the details of how to do this.

It’ll involve a quick bit of reading so you can see what the system is meant to do, followed by some testing and feedback. If you can help us with this, it’ll take up about 20-30 mins of your time.

Thanks in advance!

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty