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Looking for Feedback!

We're looking toward making some serious changes to Uppity Wisconsin, and we'd like to know more from our readers about what you'd like to see.  Changes to the site have been on the back burner for quite a while, and it's time to start moving them to the front burner.  Some of the ideas that are currently kicking around in my head:

  • Importing in more calendar information from other places -- this will help out with the recall efforts, voting actions, etc.
  • A Netroots Action section in the site.  As I see this currently it will be a set of different groups that you can subscribe to - These groups will include the opportunities to work together on projects, discuss issues, and to have a set of actions you can subscribe to.  The notion here is that people will be able to post actions, and you'll be able to subscribe to the actions from that group.  Subscriptions will be by email, twitter, or (I hope) SMS text message.  More on that soon.
  • Some of the above will probably require having a (very low cost) subscription to the site --- I think, in particular, if you want to be able to send out action requests, you'll probably need to be a premium subscriber (because the site currently is almost self-sustaining, and I'd like to keep it that way).  Membership will bring some other perks, like not having the banner ads on the site when you're logged in.  We're working on ideas there.
  • I'm trying to get some of our bloggers to cover specific beats -- that is, to have them cover a specific area.  I'm looking for an environmental writer, a Madison politics writer, a public transportation writer, etc.  If you have any interest in covering a specific beat, please let me know.
  • I'm in th e process of developing a "best  of the Cheddarsphere" section that will include links from other sites' articles, and a special place for them on the site so that you can find some of the tastier posts in the state more easily.
  • More integration of Facebook and Twitter and (soon I hope) Google+.
  • A separate video section with videos from around the Internet

But one of the things I really want to know is what you would like to see happen here.  So - comment away.


July 5, 2011 - 10:51am