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I’ve been diligently working on the next release of blogsnob and I have a preview ready to go. I’m getting ready to launch the system but I want to get some feedback on it first. So go sign in (there’s a demo account) and let me know what you think. Is there anything obviously broken (some links are disabled for the demo)? What do you like about it, what do you hate about it? What confuses you about the UI?

There will be some refinements coming up, but what you see now is what will be available at launch.

Meredith
September 1, 2004 12:11 PM

The demo looks very slick; I don't find the UI confusing at all. I'm looking forward to it.

Christopher
September 1, 2004 12:29 PM

Adam, I love it! I'll have a closer look later tonight/tomorrow and send you some feedback (email).

john
September 1, 2004 12:42 PM

Seems very nice... I'd like to see other types of ads... The google thiing is becoming a bit over done.

kartooner
September 1, 2004 12:44 PM

I'm with Meredith, I don't think there is anything confusing about the UI at all. It seems to be very streamlined. It's quite the improvement on the last interface.

dennis
September 1, 2004 1:53 PM

I agree with John regarding different ad types, but otherwise, it looks great. The only other thing I noticed is that report generation is slow for long periods (multiple months). Not sure if this is a result of the test environment or otherwise.

Adam Kalsey
September 1, 2004 3:06 PM

Different ad formats sound like a great idea. Any suggestions for what those should be?

Kevin Donahue
September 1, 2004 6:19 PM

Fantastic work, but that's what we expect, Adam! ;)

Neil T.
September 3, 2004 12:24 PM

Seems a little over-complicated for my liking. I liked BlogSnob because it was so simple - this seems more like a fully-fledged advertising service. As for other ad formats - how about some like the ones that already exist?

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