Feedback Friday (2020-12-18)
For those who are new, this is where you can share your feedback on all things related to Board Game Atlas. You can also find more information in this article where I walk through the various features on BGA.
This week, I mostly wanted to ask how you feel about the recent updates for the following pages:
One thought I have is that there's a need to differentiate between the Home and Discover page. With the recent updates, they're too similar. @trentellingsen and I want to add in features in the future to make Discover a page that's more catered to your own preferences. It could give you recommendations based on your Lists, friends you've followed, reviewers you tend to like, etc. Basically, features fitting of the title "Discover".
The Deals page got a similar treatment today and received a visual overhaul. We tried to retain the practicality of the original Deals page by minimizing the height of the "banner" section. Currently, you'll get a quick snippet of the top four games in the deals section similar to how it was in the original. We're hoping that this will be a better experience since it's about the same amount of scrolling to do (maybe even less) but it's easier to see what the game's about based on the larger cover images.
For the Kickstarter page, we plan to add in additional sections to round out the experience. It will feature not just the currently active Kickstarters, but also feature the best Kickstarters of the current year, and the best of all time.
Later, as we have more forum activity, we might even consider featuring the Forum section at the bottom of Deals and Kickstarter pages, where it will show forum posts with related tags like "Deals," or ones tagged with "Crowdfunding" will show on the Kickstarter page.
There are plenty more thoughts to share, but I'll end at this for now. Let us know what you think!