Welcome To the New Birds 24/7

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As you may have noticed, we have a new look here at Birds 24/7 and all across PhillyMag.com.

Thanks to those who have taken the time to provide feedback, almost all of which has been positive. We are are still ironing out some wrinkles, but wanted to provide an update on a few of the issues we’ve received questions about.


Comments - We realize these are not working properly. Comment threads are showing up on the wrong posts. And some comments are not showing up altogether. We are working to get this fixed and will keep you posted. [Admin update, 10/4, 7 p.m.: The comments functionality has been sorted out. Some previous comments may remain associated with the wrong posts, but new ones should be fine.]

RSS Feed - This has changed. Here's the news one: http://www.phillymag.com/birds247/feed.

Photos - The previous design was straightforward, but lacked a little pop. So far, many of you seem to like the big photos. We wanted to make sure all along that the content could be found easily and without distraction. We still believe that's the case, but if you have feedback on how we're using the photos on the blog front, please let us know.

Twitter - We have a new Birds 24/7 account, in addition to our personal ones. We're hearing rumors of possible Birds 24/7 T-shirt giveaways through the new account, so be sure to give it a follow.

Those are the main topics to cover. If there's anything we missed, you know how to reach us. And as always, we appreciate the support.

Thanks,
Sheil and Tim

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  • Johnny Domino

    Still looking for the Birds 24/7 road game watch party.

  • http://www.extension.fm/ charlessmith

    Looks great- really miss the ability to go directly to the next story at the end of the article.

    • Tim Haas

      Thank you for the feedback. Tim and Sheil have told us that a lot of the readers would like to see this navigation returned, and we will be looking into it.

  • Will

    I miss the running new comments, realize this is now an advertizing zone…

    • Tim Haas

      Hi, Will. What are you referring to? We were using Disqus for comments before the relaunch — does it look different for you?

      • Explorer51

        I think he was referring to the “latest comments” block that was scrolling up the right side of the page, which is now all ads and promos.

        • Tim Haas

          Ah, thank you! That module will return early next week — it was disabled during the Disqus debacle.

          • Will

            cool…thanks Tim…yes Explorer51 is correct