11 Sep 2009

Slick New User Account Pages

One of our ongoing projects has been revamping all of the useful pages in your account at IntenseDebate.com.  We’ll be the first to admit it, there’s a ton of awesome features in your profile but they need to be better organized so you can find them all!  We don’t want you to be overwhelmed with too many sudden changes, so we’ve been rolling out small changes over the past several weeks, some of which have likely gone unnoticed, until now…

We have released two major changes. The first is our stylish new home page at IntenseDebate.com. Since you have to be logged out of your IntenseDebate account in order to see the front page (click here to logout), you might not have noticed that one. But, the next change you will undoubtedly notice when you’re logged into your account, and that’s your shiny new Edit Profile page.

So what’s new?
It’s all about the layout. On our old profile pages we just crammed in as much as we could. We would release new features like our Twitter integration (tweet this & latest tweets) or our Gravatar support and we would squeeze it into the old page. Now we’ve organized it a bit more sensibly.  In your Profile Panel you’ll find the following:

  • Account Page: here you can manage your basic account settings like your username, email address, OpenID, password, and email notification options.
  • User Profile Page: your display name, profile description, and your personal websites (linked to in your profile) are all located here.
  • User Picture: manage your Gravatar or IntenseDebate avatar.
  • Services: this is where you can manage all of your 3rd party services that you link to in your profile, as well as your Twitter account integration.

We think you’ll agree that this is a major improvement.  Hats off to Isaac and Jon for their work!  Keep an eye for more changes as we continue to make our way across IntenseDebate.com.🙂

Posted by Michael Koenig in features


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25 Comments »

  1. Thanks for the updates. I like very much!

    Comment by Brian Alexander — September 11, 2009 @ 11:14 pm
  2. I❤ IntenseDebate

    Comment by Theus — September 11, 2009 @ 11:38 pm
  3. …And we❤ our users🙂

    Comment by Isaac Keyet — September 14, 2009 @ 9:10 pm
  4. Great work!😉

    Comment by Rafael Fischmann — September 11, 2009 @ 11:58 pm
  5. Looking good🙂

    Comment by Jimi Wikman — September 12, 2009 @ 6:20 am
  6. looks great!

    Comment by Derek — September 12, 2009 @ 11:54 am
  7. I really like the new look and usability of this update. Very visually appealing and simple to navigate. Thanks for the continued development!

    Comment by cjmasoni — September 17, 2009 @ 9:30 pm
  8. Yay! And I can finally moderate from the IDC page🙂

    Comment by db0 — September 12, 2009 @ 1:16 pm
  9. I hadn't noticed the "Already cool?" login prompt, that doesn't really work, lacks class and comes across as arrogant, suggesting that people who have not yet joined are not yet cool.

    Comment by donnacha | WordSkill — September 12, 2009 @ 5:43 pm
  10. Thanks for the feedback. We're taking a look at this.

    Comment by Michael Koenig — September 14, 2009 @ 5:27 pm
  11. [seesmic mqr4pf4jvc|http://t.seesmic.tv/thumbnail/B2DY6tL8J6_th1.jpg http://www.seesmic.com/video/mqr4pf4jvc seesmic]

    Comment by Isaac Keyet — September 18, 2009 @ 6:06 am
  12. Thanks Isaac, great to see how responsive you guys are to your users.

    That is also the first time I've ever received a reply by video comment😀

    Keep up the good work, I am really excited about how ID is evolving.

    Comment by donnacha | WordSkill — September 18, 2009 @ 6:39 am
  13. We're going to change commenting online forever😉

    Video comments are actually pretty convenient…

    Comment by Isaac Keyet — September 18, 2009 @ 4:43 pm
  14. i am waiting for the updated dashboard page. it can become quite tough to manage if you are using ID on multiple blogs.🙂

    Comment by operamaniac — September 12, 2009 @ 7:27 pm
  15. We hear ya! What do use the most in your dashboard? What would you like to see?

    Comment by Michael Koenig — September 14, 2009 @ 5:25 pm
  16. moderate comments from all the blogs at a single location?

    i have also noticed that on the ID hosted blog moderation page, we do not get to see the link posted by the commenter. i have to use wordpress backend to get that data. on editing the comment, i can see the URL inserted by the commenter.

    Comment by operamaniac — September 14, 2009 @ 6:29 pm
  17. Re: Moderate comments in a single location.

    What we could probably do in the future is just having a queue of the most recent comments from all your IntenseDebate-enabled blogs that are awaiting moderation. That'd be pretty neat.. Probably something better suited for a Blogs dashboard though. Please let me know any and all thoughts you have on the subject🙂

    Comment by Isaac Keyet — September 14, 2009 @ 9:07 pm
  18. sounds pretty cool. please highlight links left by the commenter on the ID backend. some comments look fine but are accompanied by spammy links.

    Comment by operamaniac — September 18, 2009 @ 1:23 am
  19. Love the new look. Any news on the ability to require anonymous commenters to supply an email?

    This would go a long way in encouraging civility on many sites.

    Comment by Chris — September 13, 2009 @ 7:11 pm
  20. Thanks! No news at the moment, but this is definitely something we're looking at. Thanks for letting us know that you're interested in it.

    Comment by Michael Koenig — September 14, 2009 @ 5:24 pm
  21. Once again, as a commenter on ID blogs, I am impressed with the changes. The comment I made to you earlier, Michael, regarding the odd response when using the dashboard, is now a moot point. The new dashboard is great. I am still getting used to it, but I wanted you to know that there is no longer a problem, from a commenter point of view.
    Thanks,
    Jim

    Comment by JimNordblom — September 17, 2009 @ 9:26 pm
  22. Thanks for letting us know Jim. I'm glad to hear it! 🙂

    Comment by Michael Koenig — September 18, 2009 @ 1:26 am
  23. I have had no trouble with your new account pages so far, but there are still a little teething problems connecting my wordpress blog comments to your website.:|

    Comment by paulas2 — September 16, 2009 @ 3:37 pm
  24. I checked your account and I reset your import. Please let me know how it goes. If you still encounter an issue please email me at support@intensedebate.com. We'll get everything fixed up. 🙂

    Comment by Michael Koenig — September 16, 2009 @ 6:33 pm
  25. This new look is very streamlined and much easier to understand.

    Comment by KainTheReaper — September 23, 2009 @ 8:16 pm

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