As previously announced, Yabberz is adding and improving its sections.
Why are sections important when we have follow/share and a home page feed?
Sections help with discovery of content for new members and also for passive members who don't follow or share. It is just a simple way to do some browsing along a thematic axis.
When filing a story, please consider where the story might best fit, then select that topic category. All members are welcome and encouraged to post in any section. All members are encouraged and welcome to be creative and share in their own unique way to these topics.
Today we added two more new sections - Just a Thought and SANE60.
Just a Thought (#MEMES)
I was thinking to myself about a section for MEMES, and I realized it is a little more than that. Sometimes it is just a quote or a simple shower thought, or sometimes it is just a MEME, and then sometimes it is a little of both. So the basic pattern is that it is a short piece that struck you as worthy of discussion. Kevin Mc Daid does a lot of these posts titled as Just a Thought ... and that seems liked a clear name to me. So we went with it.
SANE60 is really classic Yabberz political opinion discussion. Discussion for the middle 60% who want a return to sensible government. BridgeTourJade put a wonderful name on it, and actively wants to actively develop this "SANE60" line of reasoning to try to attract a readership that is tired of both the far-right and far-left.
Note: I have been doing some really simple and coarse moving of posts into these new categories to "seed" them. If there is a discussion you would like moved to one of the new categories just send me an email along with a link to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will move it. For now, only admins can move posts between categories, but that is something we could trivially change in the future.
We also added "cover" images for each new section. Just News, Indivisible, Just a Thought, SANE60, and Art By Wilner all now have cover art. We can add or modify the section cover art with just a few seconds of work.
We welcome feedback and suggestions on these cover images, as well as image suggestions for the sections that are yet to come - Bernie's Voices, Social Consciousness, LGBTQ and my upcoming revised tech blog Sun Sky Star.
I also welcome suggestions on your favorite news site in terms of "UI and Graphic Design". At some point in the coming months, I want to do a home page facelift and make the home page a more visual guide to the various topics and angles represented on the site at any moment in time.
A good new home page will become even more important once we do successfully #Resist and return to normalcy ;-). So I am collecting sites to study.
Last but not least, I want to say thank you to our members for supporting these on-going changes. We think the change is going quite well overall, and we are encouraged that more and more people are putting effort into grassroots resistance efforts. More and more people are taking time to express why they have concerns with blindly following the Trumpster and his new and more twisted flavor of Republican establishment policy.
When people peacefully #Resist in mass, the government must listen and act. It can and will work.