Here's some of the stuff we've pushed out tonight:
-Who's Talking, a list of all of the participants in a topic in the sidebar
-All of the topic lists now show the last person to post along with the time, instead of just who created the topic.
-Dates are now relative for two days and then the real date is displayed. We love you, too, Bob :-)
-Infinite threading! You'll still only see 5 levels of threading, but you're now able to respond regardless of the post's position.
For those of you that stuck with the site for these last couple of months, we truly appreciate it, and for those that left, we hope that we can win you back now that we're not scrambling to build CHOW.com.
It's only going to get better now.
Now I like being able to see, at a glance, who has participated in a topic.
The next stage would be to signal which of those people is currently signed in (and possibly when they last posted) so you could post immediate responses.
Thanks very much - the keg of beer is on the way. :-) I suspected that the Chow.com launch was taking a good deal of your time and appreciate all the work you've put in.
Thanks, engineers! I like what you've done.
I appreciate that you were responsive to all the feedback, and agree with other folks who lament the loss of community feeling on the new board. I think that the "Who's Talking" box helps, but might be better if clicking on a user name would take you to a person's post in the particular thread you're reading. That might also help with the issue of needing to scroll and scroll through long threads.
All improvements -- thanks!
I also like rose water's suggestion and propose one other. Although it's nice to be able to find the links to the mychow pages of the folks in "Who's Talking," I think it would be even more useful if they were color-coded so that you could tell whether there are unread replies by that member.