Excited DogWe just got done adding some more new features to the site that have been requested. The first being Avatars to the comments! They use the MyBlogLog and Gravatar service, so if you’re signed up for either of those, your avatar should display. One of the nice things is that you can change your avatar at any point, and the changes will be reflected on your previous comments.

The second feature is an email notification system. This isn’t the same as the email notifications systems on other sites, and you have to be a registered user in order to take advantage of it. Once you login there is a new option available for getting notified of new comments of the articles you’re tracking. Here are some things you should know about how it works:

  • You must be tracking comments using the "track comments only on articles I comment on" or the "track comments only on the articles I pick" option. We didn’t enable this for users tracking all comments because it could result in a large number of emails everyday.
  • Once you receive an email indicating that there has been a new comment on an article, you won’t receive any further emails until you visit the article. After you visit the article, the email notifications will resume automatically.
  • Comments will still be tracked on the site for you.

A third new feature is a page dedicated to managing the articles that you are tracking. This makes it easy to see all of the articles you’re currently following, and therefore easy to stop tracking comments on some of the articles.

Lastly, we have fixed the Microsummaries which was a concern that some of you had who are using Firefox. These were actually fixed like two-weeks ago, but we never got around to mentioning it.

Enjoy the new features!