Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Note from Management

JJ is looking at revamping the website.  What changes would you like to see to the layout? Yes, I know everyone wants the ability to like or dislike comments.  What other changes to the format would you like to see? Thanks. 

50 comments:

Anonymous said...

Blogger bio tab.

Anonymous said...

Keep it simple and lean. Don't lose the archive. Keep white space to a minimum. Don't waste time with weather radar, too easy to access elsewhere.

sam hilliker said...

to be able to give a thumbs up or thubs down if you liked a comment.

Anonymous said...

Provide anonymity option but only allow ability to like/dislike posts/comments to those with registered screen name via google, disqus, etc.

Anonymous said...

Add the capability to submit photos and documents anonymously, and shitcan the idea that you need to register in order to like or dislike comments. I'd be willing to bet that some of your best information comes from anonymous sources...

Kingfish said...

Actually I have a Wickr account. Total anonymity to submit messages and tips. Messages can be timed to self destruct. Everything encrypted.

Anonymous said...

A more robust comment system like Disqus. It isn't anonymous, but it can be pseudonymous, which is better.

Just imagine the memes and GIFs the legions of smart ass JJ commenters could make with material like River Hills, Kenny Stokes, Butler Snow, Madison Supervisors, etc.

Anonymous said...

A user friendly comment section that auto recognizes links and maybe has html tools for bold, etc. without having to use coding. And upload pics into body of comment.

Anonymous said...

That first comment was funny. Im sure whoever typed it hates Kingfish yet visits JJ multiple times a day.

I like being able to comment anonymous like most and I'm only dreaming here...but it would be cool if you could track who comments. Not to see who they are but to see if/when the same person comments.

I liked when Justice for Trayvon would comment. Consistent message every time. So if ole "ihatejxn" comments you know Oh yeah he comments every time and he hates Jackson. Can remain anonymous but puts comments in context. Basically like a message board. Get to learn the commenter's personalities. Like I said dreaming here but I've always wished it could be done.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous likes/dislikes will be totally useless. No different than the 550 votes one person pegged in the hottest reporter poll for Keegan Fox.

Anonymous said...

LMAO 4:55 still can't handle basic HTML linking. Maybe you can have KF format your comments too with pretty flowers and birds. LMAO

Anonymous said...

Bring back the hot chicks.

Anonymous said...

An option to suggest topics/stories to discuss.

Madison Rulz said...

Change name and focus to Madison Jambalaya. Weekly column about best chain restaurants in Madison.

Anonymous said...

I would like to see more ads. There are not nearly enough. By the way it would be good if would post ad rates, terms, etc. for people who might want to place an ad.

Anonymous said...

August 1, 2017 at 5:38 PM = Disrespects Kingfish

Anonymous said...

Am I the only one who thinks JJ is perfect, AS IT IS?

Honestly, except for the ads that have movement (which drive me nuts, when I'm trying to read posts/articles) there isn't a thing I think needs changing.

Anonymous said...

Change the name to Madison Jambalaya. What is Jackson nowadays anyway?!?

Anonymous said...

I'm not looking for any changes as I like the way this blog is run......there is actually news here. I would add a ditto to 5:34 who mentioned a way for us to suggest topics/stories in a catch-all bucket. I've wanted to bring up an unrelated topic in the past but felt it wasn't right to go off on an unrelated tangent.

However, just keep on keeping on..........

Anonymous said...

Get rid of the Sunday sermons and focus more on outreach to at-risk thugs.

Anonymous said...

Would love to have posters verify where they are employed prior to posting. It would be enlightening to see how much of my taxpayer money is wasted by employees posting here.

In all seriousness, just don't eff it up. It's a good site no matter how dated it is.

Anonymous said...

Free. Beer. Fridays.

Anonymous said...


I like it just the way it is!

Anonymous said...

It ain't broke, so why fix ix. Having said that it would be nice to be able to like/dislike a comment.

Anonymous said...

Don't over improve; you've got a good thing going.

Anonymous said...

The best advice I have is don't listen to the anonymous critics with stupid suggestions!

Some of them may may just want to help you make JJ worse.

The only actual idea I have is to occasionally post a fake story. That way when the local media rip it off like they sometimes do it will hit them worse than a case of unwashed and undercooked greens at a dirty restaurant.



Anonymous said...

Quote of the week polls.
Posts of the week/month/year contest.

Anonymous said...

A no racist zone -'free of people who mock others based on speech patterns:

"Kennuff stoke"

These commenters are racists.

Yes you....who just objected and started typing....you are a racist.

Tired of them.

Anonymous said...

More pictures of local info babes! You know that they read the site and they need to know what the stacking chart is on their hotness!

Anonymous said...

6:30pm, Some of us like Dr. Frank Pollards sermons and appreciate Kingfish posting them. If you don't like them simply skip over them and go to the next article. Thank you Kingfish for a really great blog.

Anonymous said...

I support the thumbs up/down suggestion. That and an easy method for suggesting coverage topics that need to be laid out so that the general public can be aware of the need for action/accountability on the part of local governing bodies/agencies such as the City's administrative branches, DJP, JRA, JPD, HCSO, Public Works. KF already covers a lot of these when pertinent but listing information on specific persons in charge with contact information etc. could result in an increase in public input and application of pressure to execute duties and recognize responsibilities.

Anonymous said...

can you change the layout regarding the advertisements...

i know they are paying the way but just something to mix up the formatting...

Anonymous said...

I'd like something akin to a message board or forum, where non-anonymous registered users can create threads as along as they follow the rules and good taste. It could lead to some interesting discussions that aren't related to the news of the day.

Anonymous said...

If you want to like and dislike comments then head over to the Facebooks to inflate that person's ego on their comment. I know it would be harder to moderate, but pictures in the comments would be great. Other than that, keep on keeping on. With blogs and message boards, you can get to a point its too cluttered and makes it hard to read.

Anonymous said...

6:46 If that was so, you'd be the only reader here.

Sorta like sinners -- which we all are. You first have to admit it, then it's how you harness it that makes you respectable.

Anonymous said...

I agree with 8:35. It's perfect just the way it is - topics are timely, get to click on comments IF I want to read them and ads are to the side so don't bother my line of sight.

I know you'll update but please keep it simple.

P.S. I check this blog before I scan the Clarion-Liar which gets worse every day. You really do a great reporting job (someone who actually does intense research). Kudos!

Anonymous said...

I think rates for how much things are, including how much it costs to ignore a story would be handy. Probably bring in some new business.

Anonymous said...

While I understand the pressure and feeling the need to improve, there's a lot of value in the site the way it's currently set up. While it can appear dated at first, the site works and has a lively comment section. Look at Drudge - he hasn't changed a thing in a decade and is thriving. There's value in simplicity.

Anonymous said...

The site is terrific.
More,more,more.

Anonymous said...

Besides a thumbs up/down, the option of "idiot" would be nice! Some comments deserve way more than just a thumbs down.

Anonymous said...

The page and blog are great!
Change nothing

Anonymous said...

How about a Disqus commenting system? But please keep the archives section; it’s more valuable than most could imagine.

Johnny Weir said...

Be able to attach photos anonymously.
To be perfect. Spell check.

Thile said...

10:43 AM nothing stopping you from linking under to your own Disqus profile (using Name/URL) right now so go ahead and take the lead.

Anonymous said...

The ability to post emojis and gifs. Sometimes they are the only way to express how we truly feel about some of the posts we see daily on this site. Oh and one day could you do a thread where we get to see some of the truly disgusting racist and sexist posts you have to delete on a daily basis. I'm sure you could write a book on the crap you've seen as blogger who moderates comments daily.

Anonymous said...

Tell us all how much that damn ad of Dilbert pays you each month - and give us a chance to take up a collection we could send you to replace what you lose by deleting that ugly, smart-ass smug mug from looking at us each time we log on.

Anonymous said...

Why can't there be an App?

Anonymous said...

12:01,

If you need pictograms or graphics to adequately express an opinion or thought, you might want to invest in a thesaurus and dictionary.

KaptKangaroo said...

I say you add a section for those challenged with grammar, spelling, and coherent thought before they post - let us call it "pre-posting". I would be happy to critique.

Reunion Joe said...

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