Welcoming a New Exit133 (version 3)

We are excited to announce the latest version of Exit133 is now online. This is, by far, the most significant change for our readers and writers since the site was first launched in early 2005. 

New Features

  • Registered commenters with profiles. Registration is not required, but it’s more fun.
  • Nested comments. Now you can reply directly to individual comments ... or ignore entire threads if you simply don’t care.
  • Comment notifications. You can subscribe to individual articles so that you’re notified when new comments appears.
  • User submitted events. Once registered, you can submit your own events and they’ll post live to the website. You have complete control over the content and images. Once we have a few more events in the system, we’ll begin building the search and category functions that’ll make this work so well.
  • Significantly improved search functions.
  • Significantly improved mobile support for our growing audience of mobile phone and tablet readers.
  • Online chat with Exit133. Send in tips or ask questions immediately when we’re online and available. 

We’re Not Done Yet

We have several new features that will come online in the coming weeks. At the same time, we’ll be working through the extensive archive of articles to tag, categorize, and fix formatting issues so that they play well with the new site.

What should you do now? Register for an account! Join the conversation. Maybe even post an event.

If you have any questions, see any bugs, or simply want to say hello please feel free to contact us. Thank you for reading Exit133.


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Comments

Scott D.Registered

Flat design all the things!

But seriously, the redesign looks great and you all rock. Looking forward to exploring all the new features.

May 14, 2013 at 1:09 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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DerekRegistered

Thanks. We played with some flat designs ... but never found something that we liked. Maybe in the next iteration. We’re much better set up now than we were before to make changes.

May 14, 2013 at 1:14 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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Scott D.Registered

I guess I was thinking that some of the design elements had a flat Metro-esque quality to them (like the event and comment boxes in the sidebar, and the buttons).

Out of curiosity, do you guys have a preferred method of contact for reporting bugs?

May 14, 2013 at 2:20 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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DerekRegistered

The Live Chat is actually the best way when we’re online. We’re logging all the bugs.

May 14, 2013 at 2:37 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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NatheRegistered

Very slick, sir.  Good work!

May 14, 2013 at 2:50 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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Published Author RR AndersonRegistered

testing testing!

May 14, 2013 at 6:51 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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DerekRegistered

I hear you loud and clear, RR.

May 14, 2013 at 8:07 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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ChiknGirlRegistered

You’ve come a long way since v1.

May 14, 2013 at 7:49 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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JesseRegistered

Great update, Derek!  It’ll be interesting to see who’s really on here.

May 15, 2013 at 1:48 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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