“New And Improved” TmoNews

You might notice a new look around TmoNews this morning and, of course, you aren’t dreaming.  We did a little work on the site last night. We’ve cleaned up a little and, hopefully, you like what you see.  It is very very much a work in progress as I still hope to change, adopt and experiment with new features in the coming weeks and months.

Most important though is the addition of the Disqus comment system to the site which hopefully will help alleviate a lot of the problems we’ve been having in recent weeks with comments getting stuck in the queue and/or spam folders.  I know it’s been frustrating for some of you who want to engage in the conversation right away and we thank you all for your patience as Disqus allows us and the reader a lot more control over the comments around here.  I’ll be tweaking things quite a bit this week to hopefully ensure a better experience but if you recognize any problems, please don’t hesitate to email me: david@tmonews.com!

Thank you all so much for your patience and understanding but, most importantly, thanks for reading and loving the site!  It’s all for you, the Magenta faithful!

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  • Anonymous

    Yea, we noticed…

  • Anonymous

    Yea, we noticed…

  • Anonymous

    Its very polished btw David I think you are slacking a bit on the news LG Star said by android and me to be sporting t-mobile 4G a Tegra 2 device Dual-Core 1ghz, 4 inch screen, 8MP camera w/ LED Flash, 1080p and a front facing camera and 1500mAh battery. There are even pictures of it. http://androidandme.com/2010/11/news/lg-star-with-tegra-2-coming-in-early-2011-to-t-mobile/

  • Anonymous

    Its very polished btw David I think you are slacking a bit on the news LG Star said by android and me to be sporting t-mobile 4G a Tegra 2 device Dual-Core 1ghz, 4 inch screen, 8MP camera w/ LED Flash, 1080p and a front facing camera and 1500mAh battery. There are even pictures of it. http://androidandme.com/2010/11/news/lg-star-with-tegra-2-coming-in-early-2011-to-t-mobile/

  • Markhameggs

    you still need a icon for the website. by that i mean the icon that would be on the tab in your web browser.

  • Markhameggs

    you still need a icon for the website. by that i mean the icon that would be on the tab in your web browser.

  • Jay

    very nice… i like the new look… more polished

  • Jay

    very nice… i like the new look… more polished

  • Awesome! Looks great and thanks for adding Disqus! I love unified comment systems across the ‘net. Keep up the good work!

  • Awesome! Looks great and thanks for adding Disqus! I love unified comment systems across the ‘net. Keep up the good work!

  • Eric

    Loads much faster now too, Keep up the good work.

  • Eric

    Loads much faster now too, Keep up the good work.

  • lrnano

    Love the new improvements. Im my opinion 10x better…

  • lrnano

    Love the new improvements. Im my opinion 10x better…

  • lrnano

    Love the new improvements. Im my opinion 10x better…

  • lrnano

    Love the new improvements. Im my opinion 10x better…

  • Why is disqus pulling an old avatar and name that I have never used together before on Twitter and on top of that it’s not even my current stuff.

  • Why is disqus pulling an old avatar and name that I have never used together before on Twitter and on top of that it’s not even my current stuff.

  • Jonathan3579

    An error occurred. Please try again later. :(

  • Jonathan3579

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  • Swyand

    Nice job….

  • Swyand

    Nice job….

  • NokiaN900User

    Only thing I dont like is, Tmonews now looks like other rumor / tech blogs. David, Can you spice things up a bit?

    • Absolutely planning to!! Like I said, a work in progress!!

      • NokiaN900User

        Thats great. Looking forward to it. I think it is time for me to register here. Finally!! Gotta figure out how to later though

        • Please do, come back again and again!

        • Please do, come back again and again!

      • NokiaN900User

        Thats great. Looking forward to it. I think it is time for me to register here. Finally!! Gotta figure out how to later though

    • Absolutely planning to!! Like I said, a work in progress!!

  • NokiaN900User

    Only thing I dont like is, Tmonews now looks like other rumor / tech blogs. David, Can you spice things up a bit?

  • JaylanPHNX

    Testing. I love Disqus.

  • JaylanPHNX

    Testing. I love Disqus.

    • timmyjoe42

      Hi Jaylan

    • timmyjoe42

      Hi Jaylan

      • Anonymous

        and now I can say hi back with my real Disqus account. Oh, and wink wink. ;-)

  • Anonymous

    I wonder what happened to my old post……. Dont Start Disqus…. not when i have so much faith in you…. :/

  • Anonymous

    I wonder what happened to my old post……. Dont Start Disqus…. not when i have so much faith in you…. :/

  • Nice. Great job.

  • Nice. Great job.

  • Can I see?! (Formally known as Galen20K)

  • Can I see?! (Formally known as Galen20K)

  • New and Improved! Love it!

  • New and Improved! Love it!

  • Craig

    Nice work David :-)

  • Craig

    Nice work David :-)

  • Anonymous

    Nice updates to the site. I am glad that I can use my DISQUS profile to discuss the happenings in TMO land.

  • Anonymous

    Nice updates to the site. I am glad that I can use my DISQUS profile to discuss the happenings in TMO land.

  • Not really friendly to the IE8 beta..

    works great on Google Chrome tho :)

  • Not really friendly to the IE8 beta..

    works great on Google Chrome tho :)

  • Justayoungin

    sight looks and functions great on chrome

  • Justayoungin

    sight looks and functions great on chrome

  • Sgowski

    Great job!

  • Sgowski

    Great job!

  • MIKEEEEE

    NICE!

    • Derrickps3

      i like it

  • MIKEEEEE

    NICE!

  • YAY! & I love Disqus

  • YAY! & I love Disqus

  • Anonymous

    this looks so sexy

  • Anonymous

    this looks so sexy

  • Much better.

    • OneUpDave

      Crap, stupid Disqus. Was using my Facebook profile for Engadget.

    • OneUpDave

      Crap, stupid Disqus. Was using my Facebook profile for Engadget.

  • Much better.

  • Anonymous

    Looking good!

  • Anonymous

    Looking good!

  • Anonymous

    Nice Job!

  • Anonymous

    Nice Job!

  • parahelium

    thank you David!

  • parahelium

    thank you David!

  • Anonymous

    Rollover logo effect. That’s old skool.

    What, no Under Construction animated GIF?? (What un-abandoned website ISN’T a “work in progress”…)

  • Anonymous

    Rollover logo effect. That’s old skool.

    What, no Under Construction animated GIF?? (What un-abandoned website ISN’T a “work in progress”…)

  • Will

    Not bad =)

  • Will

    Not bad =)

  • Djecast

    love the new layout… looks great and combined with the mobile site i think you guys are making great strides… Great Job!!!

  • Djecast

    love the new layout… looks great and combined with the mobile site i think you guys are making great strides… Great Job!!!

  • Paul

    Looks good :)

    • PimpStrong

      So how do I switch to Mobile???

    • PimpStrong

      So how do I switch to Mobile???

  • Paul

    Looks good :)

  • Degu

    How do we get to the mobile site?

  • Degu

    How do we get to the mobile site?

  • timmyjoe42

    looks nice, but you should do something about the image distortions on the main page.

  • timmyjoe42

    looks nice, but you should do something about the image distortions on the main page.

  • Anonymous

    I noticed a bug on the front page. The little tag that displays how many times an article has been tweeted is showing 126 for every article. When you click through the larger tag in the article shows a different number.

    • That’s already been reported!

      • Anonymous

        Here in the comments of this article? I must have missed it, sorry.

    • That’s already been reported!

  • Anonymous

    I noticed a bug on the front page. The little tag that displays how many times an article has been tweeted is showing 126 for every article. When you click through the larger tag in the article shows a different number.

  • hater

    nice.. I’ll miss my avatar he fit my screenname perfectly

    • hater

      correction: screen name

    • Anonymous

      Is there any way you could copy and paste your old avatar into your Disqus account? Maybe from a cached version of the site.

  • The Dude

    We should be able to downvote comments – Engadget’s system (and this one currently) is for pansies afraid of offending people (or something like that). Let the commenting community take care of trolls by downvoting them.

    • Like I said, I need some time to tweak Disqus and customize it to the liking of as many people as I can please!

      • Anonymous

        I used to think that we should have a up and downrank system on blogs (like how engadget used to be). But when Engadget changed over to their new disqus system, I really saw the merits of a system up vote system.

        It’s a much better representation of how comments are perceived. Ranking is always shown. For example, a up/down system allows for plus and minus. That means, a person can receive several ups and downs, and would still equal to zero. I have come to realize that sucks. We are deceived easily by such as system, so we don’t know how truly liked a comment is.

        In the new Engadget Disqus system, there is a simple “Like” system. It works surprisingly well. The suckier comments receive +3 average, while the good comments receive +20 or higher. Trolls would not be able to simply alter other’s responses. That is why I believe the “like” only system is better.

        Please consider this, David.

        By the way, I noticed the cartoonish avatars are gone. Bring them back! I love them!

        • I’m sorry, I’m not sure if you guys are seeing what I am seeing but there is no voting something here, it’s like only, so its not something I really need to consider as I already did :-) should be exactly the way you want it now!

        • The Dude

          So I take it you’ve never seen comments on blogs and sites which show both negative AND positive? Sheesh.

          Also, there’s a lot of phonedog around here, I take it they bought you out?

        • I don’t know if you are replying to me or the comment above, i was merely informing said person that we don’t have a vote system like Engadget does and that the “Like” system as he hoped is actually whats in pace.

        • I don’t know if you are replying to me or the comment above, i was merely informing said person that we don’t have a vote system like Engadget does and that the “Like” system as he hoped is actually whats in pace.

        • Anonymous

          Don’t take it personally.

          And yes, I actually have never seen it. Good point.

        • Anonymous

          Don’t take it personally.

          And yes, I actually have never seen it. Good point.

        • Anonymous

          Don’t take it personally.

          And yes, I actually have never seen it. Good point.

        • The Dude

          So I take it you’ve never seen comments on blogs and sites which show both negative AND positive? Sheesh.

          Also, there’s a lot of phonedog around here, I take it they bought you out?

  • Anonymous

    Thanks, David. I can’t access the mobile site, though. No mobile site means no web app means sad phone.

  • Anonymous

    Nice but it would look better if you had some new Nexus S leaks LOL.

  • hondavic

    looks good! i like it

  • zapata714

    it looks great!

  • Djjsvi38tj

    I LIKE NEW LOOK OF THE WEBSITE.

  • Vibrant Addict

    Aww man I miss my little avatar. :(

  • nenes78

    I like it, good job guys.

  • Mr Tibbs

    Good job keep up the good work!!!

  • Anonymous

    Hey what happen to the mobile view?

    • Mobile view got a little borked during the shift, its on todays agenda for fixing!

      • Anonymous

        Sweet thanks for the reply. Tmonews.com is one of my top 5 favorite websites.

  • ditchmagnet

    Looks good. Once the web app is working again it will be perfect! I check this site several times a day. Keep up the good work David.

  • PimpStrong

    I need news.

  • TMoFan

    The new site looks great!

  • CaliLove310

    Loving the new site!!!

  • Love the new site! Looks awesome!!

  • somebody

    very nice

  • congratulation david. for your hard work to keep us up to date

  • Is it just me or did the Sprint / AT&T ad’s on the page get bigger with the update? :-)

    Love the new comment system though, that’s for sure.

  • Kendrix_myrealname

    Love the new page and Disqus system. Really digging it

  • Jazz

    is it just my Internet Explorer or is there a huge space for a picture missing under each article on the main page?

  • JP

    Looks nice. Anything in the works for mobile viewing?

  • MrCker

    Wow you did this really fast great job. Sent with my mytouch hd. Love this phone.

    Stay thirsty my friends.

    • The Dude

      I don’t want to stay thirsty!! Stop using that at the end of every post.

      *drinks a Dos Equis*

      • timmonss

        I know, jesus, at least be original with a signature or tagline! You copied a stupid commercial .

      • timmonss

        I know, jesus, at least be original with a signature or tagline! You copied a stupid commercial .

    • The Dude

      I don’t want to stay thirsty!! Stop using that at the end of every post.

      *drinks a Dos Equis*

  • alt-mobile

    It’s interesting, not sure how I feel about it yet. But I do like the way the comments are written below now. Very nice.

  • 5!n7

    great job!!

  • Anonymous

    i dont like that i have to post with an account that i cant makeup my own username

  • 5!n7

    doesn’t work that good for me…………………………….yet

  • going_home

    Looks great. Hope it makes it easier to moderate.
    :D

  • Bobcat85

    When I increase the size in chrome, the home page posts act as if there is a large blank image, squeezing the text into a small square.

  • 5!n7

    if you can see my coment, please reply with a letter or word or anything

    • Oh you again!

      • Anonymous

        who is this??

        you should have your names instead of tmonews………
        .

        but I know its you, david.

  • Wunako

    i like this new lay out alot nicer and cleaner looking… great job

  • anothauser

    Looking good on Google Chrome. Thanks

  • anothauser

    Looking good on Google Chrome. Thanks

  • This looks much better!!!

  • This looks much better!!!

  • Xtian

    Looking good!

  • Xtian

    Looking good!

  • SaggyBalls

    Now if we could only have an approved commenting system, really clear out the rift-raft here. Site looks great though guys.

  • SaggyBalls

    Now if we could only have an approved commenting system, really clear out the rift-raft here. Site looks great though guys.

  • Binfartin

    Love it!!!! Keep up the good work.

  • OIL

    Like the site’s new look.

  • Guest

    Hey David , in IE7, the layout of the stories on the main page aren’t appearing correctly. Theres a lot of white space under the main title and the picture and story appear to the right side all crunched up.

  • Guest

    Hey David , in IE7, the layout of the stories on the main page aren’t appearing correctly. Theres a lot of white space under the main title and the picture and story appear to the right side all crunched up.

    • I reported some issues with IE yesterday so it’s on a list of to do’s in the coming days. I’ll work to make sure its resolved quickly!

      • Ncmacasl

        Same problem here. Work computer so can’t upgrade! (looks nice at home, though – Chrome)

    • I reported some issues with IE yesterday so it’s on a list of to do’s in the coming days. I’ll work to make sure its resolved quickly!

  • Wireless1

    Finally, the site has gotten some speed. Was sooo slow before. I would only grab a look from the browser on my phone. Now I can check in from my pc again.

  • Wireless1

    Finally, the site has gotten some speed. Was sooo slow before. I would only grab a look from the browser on my phone. Now I can check in from my pc again.

  • now_onTMO

    wow! nice update… liking it, but what happened to my cute little avatar?? :LOL

  • Tyrone M Jackson

    Sucks. Now you can’t find anything and a lot of links are bad.

  • BAMREDNECK

    WILL, I WANT TO COMPLAIN TO SOMEONE AT T-MOBILE ABOUT TO LACK OF SERVICE I RECEIVED BECAUSE MY PHONE HAD TO BE CUT OFF FOR OVER ROMMING .. WE FOUND OUT WHEN T-MOBILE CUT MY PHONE OFF. WHEN WE CALLED AND WERE TOLD WHAT HAPPEN, WE WENT TO THE LOCAL OFFICE AND TALKED TO THE REPS THEIR. AGAIN BEING HELPFUL AS T- MOBILE HAS ALWAS DONE , WE WERE TOLD THAT IT WAS NOT A PROBLEM THAT WE NEEDED TO FIND A SERVICE THAT WE COULD USE IN OUR LOCAL, WE LIVE OUT IN THE STICKS. CORR. IS THE ONE THAT SERVICES THIS AREA. SO WE CALL AND THE RUN AROUND STARTS. FOR 4 HOURS WE TRY TO GET A NUMBER FOR OUR PHONES TO CHANGE THEM OVER TO CORR. THEY TELL US THAT IT WILL BE AS SOME AS WE CALL, THEN WHEN WE CALL , THEY TELL US 24 HOURS AND THEY WILL CUT OUR PHONES OFF IN 12 HOURS OR LESS. AFTER A LONG TALK WITH A REP. I TRY TO EXPLAIN THAT WE NEED A PHONE BEFORE THEY CUT THE SERVICE. THEY TOLD ME SORRY BUT WE CANNOT HELP THAT AND AFTER 23 HOURS WE GOT THE FIRST CODE AND 23 MINUTES LATER THE SECOND AND MY PHONE HAS NOT CAME YET.. I SPOKE TO SEVERAL REP AND SUPERVISORS TRYING TO GET THESE CODE AT THE TIME WE WERE AT THE CORR. OFFICE AND GOT NO!!! HELP. WITH 8 YEARS OF GREAT SERVICE TO BE TREATED THE WAY WERE TREATED YESTERDAY REALLY GET MY “GOAT” SUPERVISORS TOLD ME THAT THEIR IS NOWAY TO CONTACT THE PEOPLE THAT GIVE THE CODE AND THAT NO MATTER WHAT WE WILL WAIT FOR 24 HOURS A THE MOST AND SHOULD RECEIVE THEM WITH IN AN HOUR.. 23 HOURS LATER THEY CAME IN. THIS DOES NOT HELP ME AS MUCH AS I THOUGHT IT WOULD . I AM MAD AND UP SET WITH T-MOBILE .

    • Anonymous

      google scam and post this as your scam story…. sorry to hear that but it happens with all the carriers,
      hey if t-mobile is the best, then dont go wanting better customer service

  • Anonymous

    I love this new homepage…