Hello, human reader who presumably enjoys reading about cars and, on occasion, fighter planes! Like you, we think constantly about the future, and now we need your help figuring out what’s next for our publishing and commenting platform Kinja. If you’re selected to help out, you even get paid.
See that bar at the bottom of the posts? It’s a share bar! It’s new! You can use it to share our posts on The Facebook and also The Twitter! Cardomain sharing option coming soon.
You may have noticed a slight tweak to the left rail of the front page. This is just a test for now, so let us know what you think.
FYI, because of a technical fix we had to push out last night, you'll notice you're probably logged out this morning. Just log back in and everything should be normal. Sorry for any inconvenience.
As part of the ongoing effort to make Jalopnik (and all the other sites in the Kinja universe) more navigable and easier to use we're introducing a more cohesive "global navigation" that's launching first here as a test to make sure it actually works.
Hey, rich media embeds in comments are back!
As you may have realized, it's impossible at the moment to upload rich media like photos in the comments. This sucks and is because some people on the Internet are dicks. Thankfully, tech has a solution to this that'll also help with the spam problem: Pending Replies are back.
Thanks to everyone for being cool about the slight tweaks we've had to make following the attack on our network. They've mostly worked on Jalopnik but I can't promise we've plugged all the leaks yet, I can just promise a bunch of smart people who haven't slept are working on it.
We're going to continue to roll out new features on the site designed to encourage conversation, and one of the projects I've most been excited about has just been added to Jalopnik. As of now, you can invite people into a conversation via Twitter through our "invites" project.
We've fixed what, to me, was the biggest flaw with the version of Webchats we rolled out last week by making the "all replies" threaded and not just random chronological replies. Thoughts?
It's true, Gawker has mandated Truck Yeah! to adopt the new Kinja system codenamed "Tiger." But don't fret, our fearless leader assures us we'll soon learn to stop worrying and love the new format.
As you may have noticed, things look a bit different around here. The next iteration of Kinja and webchats is live on Jalopnik for you to play around with. Many of the changes will be minor and seamless, a few are more structural and obvious.
I had a few requests for the people developing the next iteration of Kinja (called 'Tiger' internally) before I agreed this site over to it, based on a mix of my own experiences and on your responses to Nick Denton's product posts. I'm happy enough with the results to probably flip the switch tomorrow morning.
The benefit of having a huge network of commenters and contributors like Kinja is that the talent has a hard time hiding, which is why so many Jalopnik writers and editors got their start in our comments. Gawker has a plan to make this process even easier and I'm proud to announce Doug DeMuro will be our first…
Apologies for any comment issues, a fix is rolling out as we speak.
As you should be aware by now, we here at Gawker Media do not take kindly to sitting still. As you should also realize, Jalopnik has the best commenters in the world. Thus we're giving you all an early chance to play around with a slight revision of the current system.
One of my favorite tools that we've had as editors that you didn't have as a reader is the ability to not just share a post, but share it with your own personal spin. Alas, one of the changes coming soon is the ability to do just that. Read on for an update.
Hey, it wouldn't be Jalopnik if we didn't try to improve something you already thought was working well. Amirite? In this case, we've reacted to a few complaints you've had about page density, ad units, and other little things. Let us know your thoughts below.