The FTW staff hard at work
EDIT: I'm already starting to make some changes to the site. Expect more over the next week as I get the rest of the changes made.
I got an email the other day from a reader that got me thinking about some of the elements here on FTW and how "important" they are to you readers. So... I decided to post this to get some honest feedback about the site.
I'm trying to to figure out what is most important here, what should stay, what could go, what gets used the most, what just gets in the way. The end result is I can tailor the site to keep it running as fast as possible (load times) and include the stuff that gets used the most while dropping those things that are just in the way.
Here are my questions for you all:
1. Is the search feature at the top important enough to stay?
2. Does the scrolling feature on the blogrolls really matter?
3. Do the LinkedWithin summaries at the bottom of the posts help any with finding other cool things on the site?
4. Is there anything you think should get the axe?
5. If you could add something specific, what would it be?
6. Is there any other way you all would prefer to hve something displayed? Different format, location, etc?
7. Anything you can think of that I need to know about that would help me improve the service here now?
So let's hear it, and be honest. Don't worry about my feelings, I need to know what you all think about elements on the site. If you would rather email me your thoughts, I'm perfectly fine with that too. While I might not be able to change everything suggested, I'm certainly going to take the comments I do get seriously.
UPDATE: This post is fairly old, but it's still fun to look at back at where you've been and what you're doing with your blog.