Crowdsourcing a small visual change to Pinstripe Alley

Ezra Shaw

To change or not to change, that is the question. What is the answer?

The SB Nation support team is constantly working to improve user experience on the network to make everything as ideal as possible. Their latest concept would allow team sites to take a step forward in personalization and uniqueness, and that is having the ability to change the standard color for a comment that has been recommended enough times to stand out in the crowd.

Site managers have been given the ability to submit some ideas for a color scheme we'd like on our sites for when a comment reaches the magical rec threshold. Right now, as you well know, that comment turns green. It has been that way for years. Now we are being given the ability to customize that to our team colors if we so choose. My first instinct was yeah, sign us up! Thinking about it a little more, you guys should get a say too. You're the ones driving the comments and the ones responsible for comments being rec'd at all. If you guys want them to be green forever, that opinion should be taken into consideration.

A few sites have already switched over, including Amazin' Avenue. Here is what their comments look like now after they receive the number of recs necessary to have gone green under the original format.

They obviously have a lighter blue with an orange thumbs up. Ours would be a more Yankee-colored blue with a white or grey thumbs up if my idea came to fruition. UW Dawg Pound also has the new system with some slick-looking purple comments. I really like it and I think it makes a lot of sense to have it be geared toward the team colors instead of a network-wide standard if that option is available, which it is now.

So, what do you guys think? Do you want comments that receive enough recs to be turned into a nice Yankee blue, or would you prefer that they stay green? You know my vote, but now I'd like to know yours. Sound off with any questions, comments, or concerns in the comments below. I'll do my best to answer them in whatever way I can.

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