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A Fresh New Look! Plus, New Features & Improvements Have Arrived
What's New on League of Comic Geeks

The old League of Comic Geeks wasn't cutting it for us. It was too slow, too inefficient, it looked dated and more importantly it wasn't intuitive. That's why we've spent the past year retooling everything with a vision around some big ideas. What you see before you is a new beginning for the site. This is League of Comic Geeks version 3.0, focused squarely on helping you discover new comics and managing your pull list and collection.

As you browse the site, you'll see many of those changes, both big and small. From new filters for your comic collection to a revamp of the Dashboard, we've tweaked a lot. So much that there's far too much to detail here on our blog. Instead, let's discuss some of the new features you'll notice.

 

Contributions: Comic Book Information Curated by the Community

contributions system

Over the past three years, our comic book database has grown dramatically thanks to a couple hardworking individuals. Today, we're opening that up to you. Nearly everything you see here will be community-driven via our new "Contributions" system, that functions similarly to a Wiki. Can't find a specific comic? Add it. See a comic missing an artist, cover or listed with the wrong price? Now you can correct it to improve the experience for everyone.

For newer members, our moderators will review your contributions and ensure they're added to the database. Quality is important to us and we're here to help. Every new piece of data you provide will earn you "Contribution Points". With enough points under your belt, you'll gain access to update pages immediately without requiring moderation. You'll see these links to submit corrections throughout the site. After you're done with your changes, you'll be able to review your submissions in the Contributions area of your profile (shown above).

We're pretty pleased with how it's turned out so far, but we'll continue to refine this system over time with your help. Don't be shy about submitting feedback and suggestions.

 

My Verdict: Community Ratings & Recommendations 

Our community review system has been around for quite some time. It was a good start, but we understand that sometimes writing a lengthy review is impractical and it's certainly not for everyone. So with this latest release, you'll now see a "My Verdict" box underneath the consensus scores on each comic detail page. Here, you can easily give a thumbs up or thumbs down, contributing to the Community Consensus and letting your friends and followers know what you thought of it. If you'd prefer to write a full review, you'll have that option as well. 

And that barely scratches the surface for what we have planned with this new feature. We'll talk more about it in the coming months, we don't want to give it all away just yet!

 

Collectibles: Your Collection of Toys, Statues & more

new collectibles feature

Our love for comics extends into comic book collectibles. From action figures to statues and busts. We love to show off our collectibles and know you want to as well. That's why with this release we're launching the first iteration of the My Collectibles feature. You can now browse comic book collectibles from the database and add them to your collection. These will show up on your profile, so you can share your collection with your friends and followers.

At this time, the collectible database is in its infancy. Our moderators  In time, it will grow and we'll implement the contribution system there as well so you'll be able to catalog everything you want to.

 

So... What's Next?

Thanks to your feedback, we have a lot of great ideas for the Pull List system. We want to give you tools to effectively manage the titles you're pulling each month. We've got some cool reports in development that will help you monitor your spending habits. We're also working on an additional view for the Pull List to give you a way to print out your list and hand it off to your local comic book store.

After those additions, we'll review your feedback and make our way through the most requested improvements.

As always, feel free to click the button on the right-hand side to launch the Feedback & Support system to share your ideas. 

Posted on August 10, 2013, 3:31 pm
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