As we move into the month of February we are excited to bring you a new set of functionality updates that we hope you will find useful!
Front Page Categorization
An update to the tribe categorization has been made where certain tribes have been shuffled around slightly for improved indexing. We have also introduced additional categorization of the front page to include the following:
- Front Page (All)
- Pics and GIFs (Shows only native image snaps)
- Business and Economy
- Technology & Web
- Entertainment & Sport
- Video (Shows only native video snaps)
- Science & Space
- Earth & Nature
- Life & Personal Interests
- Health & Body
- Places, Culture & Travel
- World Issues & Politics
- Social & Reaction
- News & Headlines (Shows only current event snaps)
Each individual categorized index page will contain the same global vote (FPS) score for snaps, however, the size and location of each will vary depending on the particular category. Newly created tribes will be placed in the most applicable category automatically once they reach a membership count of 10 users.
The ability to privately message other members has been implemented into the messaging functionality that was previously only used for system messages. It works in an "IM" style format for convenience and easy communication. Private messages and System messages have also been labeled differently to help in distinguishing between the two.
Additional functionality has been added to the slide-down notification area. You will now also be notified when:
- Someone posts a direct (non-reply) comment to your snap.
- Someone posts a related link to your snap.
- Someone replies to a comment made by you.
- Someone mentions you using the /u/username tag.
Permalink Support in Comments
Each comment now includes a permalink available for direct linking. This allows us to link directly to a comment from various areas of the site including your activity feed and notifications. Direct linking to a particular comment or conversation will now also be possible.
A new tribe called /t/lounge will now serve as the central discussion hub of Snapzu. Over the last several months we have come to a realization that a tribe dedicated to free flowing discussion is a crucial component for expanding our core community of trailblazing users. We believe it will give all members an opportunity to play a role in the future expansion of this service. We have added several shortcuts to this tribe in certain areas of the site to make it easier to locate. We hope to see you there!
That being said, a new tribe style setting has been added to allow for the creation of discussion only tribes. Using this setting, members will not be able to submit snaps, and will only be allowed to create "self posts". You can read about what a self post is in the FAQ located here.
Tribe posts have been re-named to "Self posts". This change is meant to reduce any confusion that may have been happening with novice users unfamiliar with the term. All functionality will remain the same.
Please note that with every sizable update, there might be some new bugs that were introduced. If you find an issue that needs our attention, please use the bug report feature to let us know! Thanks for reading!
// Team Snapzu