Website Comments by OLENAMIRONYCHEV
Maybe it is just me, but wouldn't it make more sense to have the latest reviews on the front page? Right now I see recent activity (which is nice), I see Members drinking (who cares!?!?!), and I see hottest discussions (which is nice). I think that most recent reviews should replace the recent activity, and a 'Recent Activity' box should join the 2 on the right side with Members Drinking being the least important of the 3. When BeerPal removed the recent reviews in 2018, they lost a lot of regulars (like me). ZX Ventures was going to reinstate them but never did.
6 months ago
I'm not happy with the home page, but you're right. Especially since there are already two other menu items to see who is drinking.
Eventually I want to give people the option to choose what they want to see on the home page.
I also plan to put a notice at the top of the home page for new users. A 'Welcome to BeerPal' with tips on how to get starded. It will keep showing up until they dismiss it.
There have actually been quite a few new members this week, about a half dozen a day. Most of them have verified their accounts, but then they look at the home page and maybe one other and never come back. I think having this 'Tips" notification, and maybe a FAQ will help nudge them in the right direction and make them want to stick around.