July 26, 2012
I have rolled out some improvements and feature updates to the site recently in the following areas:
- Commenting Support
- Better Image Galleries
- Completed Builds Revamp
Read on to find out more...
I've done a good bit of revamping of the completed build section. There's more fun stuff to come here, but I figured I'd go ahead and mention what I've already pushed live:
- Easily browse completed builds -- Now you can easily browse users completed builds, with filters for CPU, GPU, Case, etc.
- A Reddit Markup button (like with part lists) that will format your completed build with part list, links to the pictures, your description, as well as any specifications/temperatures/benchmark results you added. As the markup language is the same as reddit, all your description text formatting will carry over automatically when posting your build complete message on /r/buildapc.
- Voting and commenting - vote completed builds up/down, leave comments, etc.
- Ability to document your overclocking amount, temperatures, 3DMark score, etc.
- Completed build part lists can now be edited/changed
- Like completed builds, your saved builds can now be edited/changed.
- (Coming soon) The ability to annotate saved builds with notes.
- Reddit-style comments are live on the site. All completed builds and part pages can now be commented on.
- Like on Reddit, if someone replies to one of your comments, you'll see a blue envelope with the "inbox" count next to your username in the header. Same applies if someone comments on your completed build.
- (Coming soon, like hopefully later today) If you have a completed build, it'll show up as a badge next to your username on your comments.
- Image galleries for parts and completed builds should be considerably nicer now. (No more loading every image in a separate tab, but a proper image browser finally.)
- Not a feature, so to speak, but stickers are finally available. Three different kinds: (sample picture)
- I will happily send them to you for free (including internationally), or you can buy them from the new PCPartPicker store. The benefit to buying them instead of for free is that, like the T-shirts, 100% of the proceeds go to benefit Charity:Water.
Also Coming Very Soon
- The ability to enter prices for custom parts (and have their links show up)
- Mark parts as favorites so that they always percolate to the top of the list
- Mark parts as owned so that their prices are not counted toward your part list total.
I have many more changes on the way. I'm just coming to the end of week four of doing this full-time, so there are many suggestions I'm still trying to get worked into the site. Thanks so much for all the feedback so far!