New on WSB: “Other blogs” headlines, Crime Watch page

Toward our goal of continuously improving and expanding WSB, we’ve just added more new stuff and wanted to officially let you know:

computer.jpg“OTHER BLOGS IN WEST SEATTLE” HEADLINES: We’ve wanted for some time to make this page more than a static list of links, and finally found a service that will pull a frequently updated list of those sites’ newest entries (via RSS). Check the page out and see what you think. Per blog tradition, of course, the newest stuff is on top. Under the list of the latest entries, you’ll find the original list of static links for the 100-plus blogs that we have found West Seattleites producing so far (please let us know if we’re missing someone!).

WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH PAGE: Now that we are visiting the Southwest Precinct at least three times a week to scour police reports for cases you should know about, we have created the West Seattle Crime Watch page so you can easily find the latest information and other resources to help you keep your home and family safe. This page and its contents will be an ever-evolving work in progress but we’ve got enough of the basics on it now to launch it today (you can find it any time from the Crime Watch tab at the top of each WSB page).

“2008 ELECTIONS” FORUM: Today marks the start of the third week for the new WSB Forums, and so far it looks like they’re working for their initial purposes — to give you a place to post a Reader Recommendation Request (forum here) as soon as you have one, rather than waiting for us to find a home for it on the main WSB page, and to give you a place to launch an Open Discussion (forum here) about whatever’s on your mind, whenever you feel like it. We’ve also just added a 2008 Elections section (forum here) in case you want to talk politics — presidential, city, county, state, etc. — when there’s no related current news item on the main WSB page. One forum usage reminder: Anyone can read the posts, but to reply or start a topic, you have to register, and sign in. For as long as you remain signed in, the same user name you choose will also show as your user name for any comment you post elsewhere on WSB. If you don’t want that name to show on a comment, log out before you leave the forum area, or click the “log out” link you’ll see toward the bottom of the right sidebar on any page.

4 Replies to "New on WSB: "Other blogs" headlines, Crime Watch page"

  • pam January 5, 2008 (8:01 am)

    Nice job! I like the previews coz I can see what the other bloggers are blogging about, not just that they exist. I vote yes.

  • dapuffin in Arbor heights January 5, 2008 (8:48 am)

    I noticed the previews last night. I have found some great blogs to read from the WSB links page and this preview feature is cool!

  • JT January 5, 2008 (8:56 am)

    Here’s the problem, you guys do everything so well that now I’ve lost the rest of my day. I can’t stop reading. On that note, I continue to be impressed every day on the effort you put into this blog. I hope you realize what an amazing asset you are.

  • The Velvet Bulldog January 5, 2008 (1:48 pm)

    I too am spending much more time on my ever-widening arse meandering thru the WSB. I occasionally have to remind myself to go do other things… :-)

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