Just a quick note to call out Carl DeTorres, the Wired designer who did our new header and background graphics. (why didn't I have cool wallpaper like that when I was a kid?) We're still thinking about color choices and site architecture, so if you've got suggestions, please leave them in the comments.

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Comment by problah on January 4, 2008 at 9:18am
Being that I'm still new here, what about article submission tabs? That would make your life easier, I'm sure, as you could approve articles, and have them immediately posted to the front page, and if (Finger crossed) you get popular enough, assign moderators to go through the quadrillions of articles that get pushed to you daily. 0]

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Comment by Chris Anderson on January 4, 2008 at 9:43am

Actually, we have an easier policy. You don't need permission at all! This is a community site, so everyone who signs up has the ability to post a blog entry to the front page or start a discussion on the side bar.

So far abuse has been minimal, but if posts need a little tweaking, I can always ask the author to do it and/or take it down until they do.

If the site gets too popular to make this manageable for me, I'll ask a few of the more frequent contributors to share in the community management duties and give them special logins to do so.
Comment by problah on January 4, 2008 at 9:49am
There you go. Great job so far! I dig the new look (especially the drones in grey and black). Hopefully you have some archiving functionality in case anything were to happen, you could bring it all back up in a few minutes/hours of notification?

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Comment by Chris Anderson on January 4, 2008 at 10:10am
Yes, it's hosted on the Ning social networking platform, so they're handling all the archiving and data backup. Plus new features will be coming all the time as the platform grows.
Comment by problah on January 4, 2008 at 10:42am
Very Nice. Good job, and I'll let you know if I thin of anything else, however I got out of web design a while back, and I'm a network engineer now so... 0]
Comment by James Hall on January 5, 2008 at 7:58am
Is there a way to have one page that would act as a gallery to any and all images posted. Much like the Video gallery?

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Comment by Chris Anderson on January 5, 2008 at 8:07am
Ask and ye shall receive! Photos are now on the right. Only problem is that they don't automatically show any image posted on the site. You've got to explicitly post an image in that box for it to show there. I'm just using the built-in Ning features; perhaps someday they'll add one that has the option of viewing site-wide.
Comment by James Hall on January 5, 2008 at 8:11am
Thanks Chris!

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Comment by Chris Anderson on January 6, 2008 at 4:46pm

How do you know those are armed? They could be NASA Predators doing scientific research for all you can tell in that silhouette. BTW, when Predator's carry Hellfires, they carry two. I actually don't know what that is sticking out but it's not a Hellfire.

BTW, we are resolutely apolitical here. People are entitled to their views on war, Israel and US foreign policy, but I'm going to try to ensure that this doesn't become the place for them to be aired.
Comment by paul hubner on January 6, 2008 at 6:38pm
Hi Chris,

While that is one cool header :-), I unfortunately have to agree with MacBoffin on this one... then less military would be my choice of direction. I just haven't figured out a better alternative!

What do show instead? still thinking on that one...



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