Hey everyone! It’s your friendly neighborhood Product Manager Mollie here, sharing what’s new on Ranker this week, and what we’re working on for next week’s release. If anyone has any questions, feel free to shoot them over to us @Ranker_com, via Facebook or in an email. Thanks, and happy ranking!
- Added a block to the homepage and the category pages that displays the most Ranked list items in a particular category, and shows you how many people have used those items in a list. You can see a great example of this on our Film page (hint: Pulp Fiction, The Godfather and The Matrix are almost tied for the top spot…clearly our users have great taste).
- Added this page so you can see all of the Community Lists on Ranker at once.
- Changed the Community Lists so you can now vote on whether an item belongs on the list or not via the heart & frown buttons on the Community List itself.
- Added the Facebook Like button the bottom of every list to make it easier to like a list after you’ve read it.
- Put a white background on the appropriate navigation bar tab when you’re on a page within a given category. So now, if you’re looking at a list of Reality TV Show Fails, you’ll also easily be able to find the page where we display all of our lists about TV.
In the next release, we’ll be working on adding more activity feeds to the site, sending out even better emails to keep you up to date about the lists you publish, making Community Lists even clearer and a lot more. Stay tuned!
Basketball season is just around the corner, and exhibition games are already going on across the country. To celebrate the return of NBA play, here’s one of our favorite basketball-themed lists on Ranker — a rundown of Ron Artest’s best moments, both on and off the court. From thanking his psychiatrist in a post-game interview to ‘Getting Lo’ in an epic music video, Artest is one of the NBA’s most unpredictable players. And, one of the most fun to watch. Here’s hoping this season brings many more awesome additions to this list of the baller’s best moments.
This weekend, season four of everyone’s favorite ode to the sixties is coming to a close.To celebrate the season finale of Mad Men, your friendly neighborhood Ranker staffers have plucked another list from the pile of great rankings users are building on our site. Today’s choice is The Top 20 Sexist Roger Sterling Quotes – – an homage to the sheer political incorrectness of our favorite archetypal ad exec. Because when it comes to one of our favorite Mad Men characters, ‘it’s toasted’ doesn’t just refer to Lucky Strike tobacco.
In honor of the recent news about an artist who proved that Happy Meals won’t decompose – even after 6 months on a shelf – we give you today’s staff pick list: The 10 Craziest Food Abominations Of All Time.
This is your friendly neighborhood Product Manager Mollie speaking — or writing, as the case may be. As you may have noticed, Ranker regularly gets updated with new fixes and features as part of a weekly ‘release cycle’. Because Ranker is growing so rapidly, we decided to start sharing the details of those releases with our Ranker.com users here, and give you a sneak peek of what we’re working on when we can.
If you ever have any questions or comments about anything you see here, or anything you see on the site, please shoot us a Tweet, post on our Facebook page, email us or contact me directly via Twitter. We love your feedback almost as much as we love your lists!
Our latest release is now up on Ranker.com. In this release, we did the following:
- Built a page to showcase the best Halloween lists on Ranker
- Gave users the ability to add a link back to any site, blog, social network, etc. on every list they build
- Implemented steps to significantly reduce amount of spam in comments on Ranker, and to keep users from getting an email when someone posts a spammy comment on their list
- Added the ability to agree or disagree with items on any Community List and the ability to easily vote on the items in any Community List
- Added links to our Twitter, Facebook and Digg profiles on the homepage
- Gave users the ability to add images to their lists and profiles by entering a URL, rather than having to upload the image from their desktop
Right now, we’re working on streamlining list-making, showcasing more real-time activity feeds across the site and generally making it easier for users to find the best lists in the categories they’re interested in.