Archive for August, 2009

Pinning, dragging, flagging, laughing

Posted on August 19, 2009. Filed under: TypeRacer News |

I’m happy to say we have just completed the second TypeRacer release of the summer!   The first thing you’ll notice is that scorecards can now be pinned and dragged around on the screen so you can compare people’s stats.  Just click (or right-click) on any username to bring up the options menu and select “Pin scorecard.”  Once pinned, you’ll be able to move this user’s scorecard around by dragging its upper left corner.   You can “un-pin” the scorecard by clicking on the pin or just closing it.  For now, the scorecard shows you the user’s stats and links to their Facebook or Myspace profiles (pinning will come in handy if you want to click on those links).  When we introduce extended user profiles and pictures, you’ll be able to see them here as well.

Pinning Scorecards

The most significant new feature, though, is the ability to report a user.  If you see someone with an offensive username or someone you suspect is cheating, please report them using the same menu (click on the username then select “Report user” next to the red flag).  Your participation in this will greatly speed up the process of removing Terms of Service violators from the site.

flagging_menu

We’ve also added a lot of new texts to type and made a bunch of minor improvements to the site.  Many of the new text were submitted by you guys – thanks!   The others were contributed by our friends at Bookfail.com (hope you can handle racing and laughing at the same time!)

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