Welcome to the public beta test of the new Coastsider

By on Fri, August 25, 2006

Coastsider doesn’t look very different this weekend, but it’s completely different.

During July and August, we’ve been working to replace the software that drives the site. That’s the software that is running the site today.  You may notice some subtle differences, but if things go according to plan, it’ll be hard to tell we changed anything. At first. Over time, you’ll see more changes as we make sure the software is working as it should.

One big change: Members can now upload a picture of themselves that will appear on their profile, as well as one that will appear on their comments (your "avatar").  To add a photo, so other readers can see what you look like, log in (if you haven’t already) and click on "Edit your profile" on the top left of the page.

One small change: We’ve created a section for all our videos, which you can get to by clicking on "Video" on the top menu bar.

One future change: A big reason we did all this work is so that we can offer user forums.  Once we’re out of this beta period, we’ll release Coastsider’s forums, which will allow our registered members to start their own discussion topics.

If you notice any problems with the site, you can post your problems or questions as comments on this story, and we’ll resolve them.

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