Surprise! GoChengdoo has a new look ... and a bunch of new features to boot.
Here's a brief rundown of some of the changes we've made:
From now on, you can view all the upcoming events in the GoChengdoo events calendar by browsing with the handy new arrows on the events module on the right-hand side of the home page and most other pages within the site.
We've made some changes to our free classifieds section that will hopefully improve the user experience while minimizing spam. For users who haven't posted many classifieds, this may mean waiting a business day until your ad is approved.
You can now subscribe to forum threads by RSS and e-mail and be notified when somebody posts on a thread you're interested in. You can do this when you start a thread or by going to an existing thread and clicking "RSS" or "Subscribe."
New Travel Section
Over the coming months we're going to be building a comprehensive database of local travel destinations. Feel like going on a spur-of-the-moment weekend escapade? Click on over to our travel section and take your pick! We're still in the process of sorting out our content, so bear with us for the next few days while we get everything into the right place.
But on that note, the new search function not only works much better than before, it also sorts results according to whether they come from articles, forum threads, classifieds or listings.
GoChengdoo is meant to be a platform for communication among members of the Chengdu community, and now all GoChengdoo users can send private messages. To use this feature, login and click on a user nickname or find your recipient through the new search function. You can also create a private message through the new dashboard section.
Clicking on any registered user's nickname will allow you to see that user's comments, reviews and other on-site activities.
As you may have already noticed, we've increased the size of our sponsor ads and moved the right-hand side ad to the left side. As before, there are three rotating ad spaces with a maximum of 10 ads per location. If you're interested in promoting your business or event to Chengdu's constantly expanding market, please contact us.
We know things have changed quite a bit, so we would love to hear your thoughts as a comment on this post or through our contact form.
Lastly, thank you to all our readers, contributors, and advertisers. Your support is much appreciated.