Sally’s tyrannical reign of terror is over! …at least until mid-January when she gets back from her vacation. That leaves me free to work on new projects for you guys without the constant threat of Sally breaking stuff and making me stop what I’m doing to fix it.
Earlier this week, I received an e-mail from a reader asking whether we plan to launch crime maps for the
We don’t plan to launch any new features in the next week, so here’s a quick status report on what we’re working on:
First up, the caption contest kept me pretty busy yesterday. We had 117 entries, which is great. Our judges had a good time picking the finalists, although it took a while to get a clear top four. Thanks to all who entered, and remember to vote.
Most of my time this week has been spent working on a new project that for now we’ll call the “community site.” This new site will allow us to replace our shockingly inadequate discussion boards, while also allowing more user-generated content such as stories, photos and blogs. We currently have a highly polarized, yet small group of readers who contribute their opinions, and it will be great to be able to focus some energy on promoting our user-generated features and expanding that group.
Finally, I just wanted to mention that it’s not too late to submit your house into our Holiday Lights map. Now, I'm not saying that if you don't take some pictures of your lights and submit them that Santa won't visit you this year, but is that something you really want to risk? Some of the ones that have been sent in look really great.
If you have any questions about the Web site, feel free to e-mail me, or leave a comment on this blog. I’ll do my best to answer them.