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Johny Thundersbeard does not procrastinate about writing

The future of the Updates function at Writing.com

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I like the idea of the updates page.

There really needs to be sense of “real time” on http://www.writing.com that is missing currently. To be honest, the layout and design of Writing.com is a little antiquidated. But I don’t neccessarily think this is a bad thing. And it’s a totally understandable thing that there must be labyrynthian code behind the website that would make a revamp and a more web 2.0 interface next to impossible.

But I really like the Updates function 😉

And here are some suggestions to really make it work well. These are all in addition of the current function of collecting notebook pages

it should include new items in favorited authors portfolios. That would be a much better way to keep track of your favourite writers.

It needs a new name. Updates? Updates for what, was my first question. The tile Updates only really makes sense if the above point is used. Portfolio updates of favorited authors in real time.

More prominence. It should have it’s own little window or frame on the writing.com homepage. Everytime you go to writing.com itself, you should see your updates page.

Anyway, I’d be really interested to hear about the plans for the Updates feature as I think it has great potential. I realise it’s in beta and I’m curious about it.

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