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Now Launching: The New ProfileI'm very excited to announce the arrival of the New Profile. What is the "New Profile" I hear you ask? Well, we've been asking our awesome Sponsors to test it out for the past few weeks, and we're now beginning the rollout process to everyone.



It's an overhaul of the most used part of our site; the community. Not much has changed to the profile in its seven-year lifespan; so we've rewritten it from the ground up. Everything in your profile is now contextualised under a persistent header which allows your space in the community to really shine. Someone may come to your journal entry and suddenly find themselves clicking around the rest of your profile to see what else you've been up to. We also have a great new layout for the watchlist that sorts the newest posts to the top, allowing you to rapidly engage in conversations in forum threads, comments, anything. We hope you love it. We're rolling it out incrementally to users, so you'll get invited very soon (or become a sponsor to get it right now!). When you're in you'll see a prompt at the top of your homepage to upgrade. Don't worry, you can hop in and out of the new and old profiles. We'd love to hear your thoughts, so we've got a hidden forum set-up for feedback.



We've also got something very cool for when you're browsing the site away from your profile, notifications! If you receive an alert we'll pop up a message letting you know to check it out.



This exciting project started as long as 10 months ago with a simple mockup, a small idea that met many changes and challenges along the way to execution. We wanted to create something that would connect the community together and encourage higher participation and discovery. The difference between the two versions is like night and day, and we think it rocks. Go forth, community. Let us know what you think.
3 years ago  |  Comments (92)  |  + 200 Cool
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Steven GDiff
Thanks for all the hard work Ben. Let's hope this makes the site even more awesome
#1  Posted 3 years ago  |  + 17 Cool
drhotz Sponsor
I like the change
#2  Posted 3 years ago  |  + 10 Ditto
chargerram77 Sponsor
Have been enjoying it already.... Great Job, Ben!!!!
#3  Posted 3 years ago  |  + 8 Ditto
ShadowSham The ReSurge
I'm liking the look of it so far. Must have be a metric fuck ton of work. Well done Ben.
#4  Posted 3 years ago  |  + 9 Ditto
starwars42
So excited. Its going to be AWESOME
#5  Posted 3 years ago  |  + 5 Ditto
Carmi88 Blarg
awesome! looks very slick. Any issues and we can blame the sponsors :D
#6  Posted 3 years ago  |  - 6 Lame
furrychopman
Dang! this new layout really does look a heck of alot nicer and cleaner! I cannot wait to update my stuff then!
#7  Posted 3 years ago  |  + 2 Zing!
Yawnalicious
Looks awesome!
#8  Posted 3 years ago  |  + 4 Ditto
NenReaper RTX Guardian
It's smooth and I really like it. Thanks for all the hard work Ben!
#9  Posted 3 years ago  |  + 5 Ditto
vizzerdrix10
looks much more streamlined well done ben
#10  Posted 3 years ago  |  + 5 Ditto
morphman
thats awsome thanks!!
#11  Posted 3 years ago  |  + 2 Zing!
Jcach
Looks awesome! Can't wait to use it.

Are we able to watch more groups? Because I keep on reaching the maximum number of groups I'm allowed to watch.
#12  Posted 3 years ago  |  + 3 Zing!
Narnda
Everytime I read something I have no Choice but to read it In your voice. (No Pun intended)
#13  Posted 3 years ago  |  + 2 Funny
Arvin HowdIGetHere
It just feels natural to me now. I know some that are sticking to the old profile, but since the new profile has been out for sponsors, it's been almost a seamless transition to using this new profile.

Great work Ben!
#14  Posted 3 years ago  |  + 4 Ditto
mendiphant
Glad to see it rolling out, finally. Great work, Ben!
#15  Posted 3 years ago  |  + 2 Ditto
kelevra16
"so you'll get invited very soon"

Yay... another thing I need to get invited to.

It's looking great and loving the tabs!
#16  Posted 3 years ago
wilko383
Been using it for a few weeks now and love it!
#17  Posted 3 years ago  |  + 2 Ditto
brrrd Coast2Coast
Any way we can get an overhaul of the community side PF the app as well? The forum section doesn't even have a "reply" button.
#18  Posted 3 years ago  |  + 1 Ditto
brrrd Coast2Coast
In reply to bradleykins, #18:

Damn iPad. PF should be "of."
#19  Posted 3 years ago
Dlobyes The Ginger
Thank you Mr. Ben for all your fine, and if I say so myself out-fucking-standing work on the new profiles. Can't wait for the non-sponsors to get ahold of the new profile so they can join us in the future.
#20  Posted 3 years ago  |  + 1 Cool
SpiderByte Sponsor
Nice!
#21  Posted 3 years ago
Dreadpool Sponsor
I have been using it for the last week or two and it works great I would like a little more iPad support but I no you guys have your hands full as it is so it's all good
#22  Posted 3 years ago  |  + 1 Ditto
Erkan Take It Easy
Yay the notification popup, please don't do a facebook pop sound with it
#23  Posted 3 years ago
theiviaster
Wow..this is great news man! Thanks for all the innovative ideas in making things more convenient :D
#24  Posted 3 years ago
brrrd Coast2Coast
In reply to Dreadpool, #22:

iPad support would be awesome. As of now a lot of videos don't run, and it is impossible to read spoiler text.
#25  Posted 3 years ago
DavidC1993 Sponsor
looks great Ben, I'm always amazed by your skill, you're only two years older than me and I can barely use office :P
#26  Posted 3 years ago
johknee Sponsor
I love this kind've stuff, geeking out about getting it!
#27  Posted 3 years ago
potato1 Human
I had a lot of fun breaking/testing this new format. Thanks.
#28  Posted 3 years ago
DinoDawston
Man I wish that I had money to dish out, so that I could be a sponsor. But yeah great news.
#29  Posted 3 years ago
PouringRayn Sponsor
Great work, Ben and anybody else who worked on it! I liked it from the day I started testing it out.
#30  Posted 3 years ago  |  + 1 Ditto
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