'site maintenance' on Serious Eats
You know how, in the past, when someone over in Serious Eats Talk would start a pizza-related thread and I'd copy-and-paste it and make a little post here on the Slice homepage alerting you to it? Those days are gone! That's because our handy dandy web developer, Christine, has given us "Talk strips" on Slice proper!
We've been making some changes under the hood about how our newsletter subscriptions are managed. As a result, some SE'ers may have received or may receive a few confirmation emails to verify their preferences.
Good news, Serious Eaters! Serious Eats Recipes is all new from the ground up, thanks to all of your great suggestions. It's now easier to browse, search, and share recipes whether you're a regular reader or visiting Serious Eats for the first time. Here are some of the highlights.
You've responded strongly and passionately to the site redesign unveiled Friday night. We've listened, are listening still, and have answered the most frequently recurring questions here. We offer insight into the design goals and shed some light on what we'll be doing in the weeks and months to come.
Thanks to all our dust making earlier today, all the community features have been turned back on, plus we're pleased to announce a new feature: comment notification! Now, every time you leave a comment on a blog post, talk topic, or Photograzing submission, you'll receive an email notifying you of any new comments on that thread. You'll also be notified of any comments on Talk topics you create or published Photograzing submissions. Handy! Comment notification is a profile level feature, and by default you'll begin receiving comment notification emails immediately. If you regularly comment on high comment count threads like our weekly Cook the Book giveaways, you may want to disable this feature or create a new email filter in...
We're making some upgrades behind the scenes today that'll allow us to bring some new, cool features to the site that we think you'll like. Beginning this morning at 8:00 a.m. ET, all community features will be disabled (commenting, favoriting, and new submissions to Talk and Photograzing). We expect the upgrade to take approximately 4 hours and as soon as it is complete, community features will be restored. Thanks for your patience!...