Would you customize your Navigation Home Page if you could?

+17 votes
We're considering a change to Navigation Home Pages.
Right now they're a smorgasbord of stuff. By trying to serve every taste, I fear that they're not serving anyone well. And they're slow.
I imagine some of you like to see the G2G and Wiki Genealogy activity feeds for followed tags. Others probably check G2G every day anyway, and/or prefer seeing the feeds via e-mail.
Some may be interested in the Watchlist Activity Feed, but others are used to seeing that in their weekly e-mail update.
Some like the scratch pad and want it at the top of their page. Others never use it.
Some like seeing their basic family tree. Others think it's a waste of space.
Some care about seeing the latest thank-yous and badges. Others think that's fluff.
Eowyn suggested that some might like to see an RSS feed with our recent blog posts.
Maybe some would rather see nothing at all, and just be redirected to their profile when they login.
We're thinking of making it configurable. You'd probably do this from your settings page. It wouldn't be a fancy drag-and-drop interface, you'd just select any four or five options from a list of 10 or 12 choices. You might also be able to select how far the feeds go back.
Would you use this? Or are you happy with your Nav Home Page as it is now, or just don't care?
Are there options I didn't mention that you'd want to see?
in WikiTree Tech by Chris Whitten G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)

Hi Chris! Think you mean »smörgåsbord« (Swedish lunch table). RSS feed is a really good idea!

I think a customizable page would be great :)
Yes I could use this to set up my page the way way I like it,
I like the customisable idea of the Nav home page a it would let me "see" what I need to see re projects etc rather than have to search for them. Great idea and bring it on please.
i think i asked for this months ago! ;-)
Yes, good idea. Personally I like the family tree (which at the moment seems to come and go), nut I do think the thank yous and badges are fluff.

7 Answers

+3 votes
Best answer
I'm happy as it is, but am not opposed to a change. Just don't pull a MySpace overdo it.
by Rob Hoyt G2G3 (3.0k points)
selected by Glenn Dixon
+5 votes
I like the RSS feed too.  Being able to choose from several options what you would like on the navigtion page is a great idea.
by Betty Tindle G2G6 Mach 7 (70.8k points)
+2 votes

Way cool, Chris! cool I would like to be able to create quick links to external search engines as mentioned this morning.  It is slow as it is, so I am really glad to hear that isn't my computer.  

by Kitty Smith G2G6 Pilot (540k points)
+2 votes
This would be an awesome addition to Wikitree Chris :)
by Kirsty Ward G2G6 Mach 3 (31.0k points)
+2 votes
This is a great idea Chris!  I think it would be in the spirit of Wikitree to offer us the ability to customize our home pages.  I would definitely use this.
by Ray Jones G2G6 Pilot (153k points)
+2 votes
I like the idea of being able to choose what appears on my navigation page. Although the current configuration is fine as well. Thanks for ever improving!
by Ron Norman G2G6 Mach 4 (41.1k points)
+2 votes
Yes, I would definitely tweak it.
by Rhonda Lucas G2G6 Mach 1 (11.7k points)
Do not remove that SCRATCH PAD !

And is there a way to see all my favorites in one place ?

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