Tecker Blog

New Answer Types and Refined Colors

Posted in by Plaz on the May 20th, 2007

Avid Tecker user’s might have noticed some new types of answers on Tecker. We added the “request more information” type of answer to request more information about the question from the asker. When this happens, the asker of the question gets an email asking for more information. They can then provide more information about the question. When they do, everyone who has answered that question so far will receive an email informing them of the additional information. These request are also displayed similar to a normal answer on Tecker pages and RSS feeds, and you can extend, clarify, and correct these as well.

Also you might notice calmer colors for answer types. We are still refining the colors to make them relevant, but not jarring. For example, “different answer” should not be red, because these answer might be better then the first answer (which was green). The red seemed to signify that these were “bad” answers.

Also we have a streamlined and more secure answer page.

So get to Tecker and start making use of the new features.

Question RSS Feed

Posted in by Plaz on the May 14th, 2007

Tecker and Conflicter now have an RSS feed for every question. You can now subscribe to a particular question and receive updates in your feed reader whenever someone answers that question. Just look for the RSS icon in the corner of your browser.

As an added bonus, we fixed a bug in the feedback page, where you could not edit your email address to send us mail. Also we now include a link to the question when you receive an email alert.

Hope you like the new stuff. Write to us and tell us what you think. We read every comment.