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Site Updates Coming Soon - Site Revamp, Roundtable, User Polls, and New Fantasy Game



Okay, all of the changes I've been working on lately are getting closer to reality.

Here's a list of everything coming -

<ul> <li>Site Revamp: Hopefully what I'm doing will make the site a lot easier to use and navigate. This is priority #1 for launching for the start of season 7. Some ideas on what this will do: What was previous the Overview page (the page you'd get forwarded to in most cases when you login) will now be an overall "Play Now" page - you'll be able to participate in everything, including the 4-UP WWE Fantasy game, all from this page. Your current standings will be taken out of that page now, and there will instead be pages for the prediction game and 4-UP game to show your current rank. (with options to roll it back to previous seasons, if you've been playing for a while) Just going to try and make things a bit more organized - after adding 4-UP and then a lot of other silly little features, things got a bit crazy. Going to try and simplify things!</li> <li>Roundtable Blogs: When you post a new blog, you'll be able to "invite" other users (either specific users you select, or everyone from your league). You can then post a topic in the blog, and each invited user gets to add one comment per topic. Anyone not invited can still leave comments at the very bottom as normal.</li> <li>User Polls: When you post a new blog, you'll be able to create your own poll. This will hook into all the existing features on the site, so you'll be able to see the percentages for each answer by overall (all users), your league, or Facebook friends (if you're using the Facebook application).</li> <li>New Fantasy Game: This is what I'll be working on with mitch176. Unfortunately it's going to be the last item tackled, but I'm hoping to have it ready to go sometime in January.</li> </ul> Hopefully it'll add a lot of stuff people enjoy to the site!



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# kaihtafc
kaihtafc
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WOW didnt think this site could get any better


when it comes nearer to (or when)the new organised fetures are up ill make a vid for youtube

Posted on December 8, 2009 at 2:47 PM
# Mitch176
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Great

Can't wait for the fantasy game to be finished.
When u r nearly finished with it do u still want me to test it out?

Posted on December 8, 2009 at 4:54 PM
# cletus42o

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cletus42o
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Yeah, definitely. You'll be the first to know when it's close to being done.

Just wish I had the time to work on it for like a week or two straight and just get it done before Christmas, but I haven't had a whole lot of time outside of my regular job and holidays to bang it out!

Posted on December 8, 2009 at 4:57 PM
Season 24 Overall Rank: #748 (Rank in League: #8)
# The Truth
The Truth
Member of
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Can you make it so we can delete our blog comments? It's not a big deal but it'd be nice in case I make a spelling mistake and want to re-post a comment with it fixed.

Also some other ideas -

Make it so when we post blog comments, we can "reply to" a specific comment someone else made. Not something where it tries to stagger the reply under the comment you reply to, but still where it orders them by date entered. But maybe have it have a link to point to which comment we're replying to. If you've seen how some of the chan sites work with that, I think it would be cool here.

And then for the comments we can leave on PPV pages, user pages, league pages, and wrestler pages - make it where we can post more than once, like blog comments. Sometimes I'd like to be able to comment on the PPV as news comes out, instead of having it remove my previous comment.

I'd also like it if we could have targeted blog posts that only appear for league pages. Like any league member can post a blog to their league page, and then anyone can comment.

Those kinds of things would make me stop visiting a lot of message boards, I'd just start coming here. It'd make this the top wrestling site in the world I think, with the only sites I'd really need to check otherwise being the sites with reporters. (which I'm glad you don't try to make this site like, I go to those sites for "supposedly" actual news and then I come here to read good blog posts about that news)

Posted on December 20, 2009 at 7:29 AM
Season 24 Overall Rank: #713 (Rank in League: #11)
# cletus42o

Site Owner
cletus42o
Administrator of
WrestleHut 2000

All of those ideas are things I've wanted to do for a while, but just never gotten down to doing them.

I never really wanted to turn the site into some type of hybrid message board, but I've come to really enjoy having added the blogging system to the site. With a lot of the features I'll be adding to the blogs (roundtable, polls), I think I will make it a higher priority to go with some of the ideas you're talking about.

That way the site would technically in part be a really advanced forum. I think it would be really useful for the leagues that weren't created by existing wrestling forums - and also provide a backup forum for those leagues in the event of a problem at their site.

I'm going to be working almost nonstop tomorrow (except during the TNA PPV) on all these new features. Not the ones you listed yet Truth, but since you reminded me of all those cool thoughts, I will see about working on them over the next month or two.

Thanks for the ideas!

Posted on December 20, 2009 at 8:24 AM
Season 24 Overall Rank: #748 (Rank in League: #8)
# WrestleJackNYC
WrestleJackNYC
I thought Truth had great ideas as well.You Tube has a similar system which they are revamping now-especially useful for musicians and fans to find out who played what when with whom and so forth.Wrestling world exchanges similar info...

How about:Your top 5 Pro Wrestling Moments For 2009?Thanks,J

Posted on December 20, 2009 at 2:50 PM
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