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Technological Singularity Incoming

The 500-point bonus for referring users has been temporarily suspended because the spambots became sentient and were using it to appear on the leaderboards. The sanctity of the Guess That Album points system has been forever defiled.

Once I figure out how to stop the bots the referral bonus will be turned back on.

Sorting Albums

You can now sort albums by popularity and favorite-ness instead of only by date when viewing a user's list of albums. You also get the same sorting features, plus a few more, on your private stats page. Just click on the header of the table to sort by that column.

Use this advanced new feature to feel sad about your lovingly drawn album covers that still haven't registered even one guess. It's sort-a cool!

Hiding Albums

You can now hide other user's albums that you don't want to see while browsing the site. When viewing the album, click on the "x" in the top right, next to the "favorite star" and "guess later clock".

This will only make the album invisible to you and has no effect on any other user. The person who drew the album will not know. You can see all the albums you've hidden by going to your settings.

Albums you've hidden will still appear on the "popular albums" and "favorite albums" pages. This behavior could change depending on what feedback (if any) I receive.

Not a Beta Anymore

I removed the "beta" from the title of the site because, realistically, the site has been in its final form for some time now. Actually I don't know why I put it there in the first place. Probably to make me feel better if the entire concept was a total flop. "It was just in beta! Haha...yeah who cares..."

Also, as promised, leaderboard archives are available now by clicking the cool "leader archives" button on the front page underneath the daily/weekly/monthly leaders. Wow! Cool! Neat!

New Leaderboards

I have added weekly leaderboards to the front page. Since you had to look at them before you looked at this I don't even know why I'm explaining it to you.

Monthly leaderboards will arrive shortly.

There will also be leaderboard archives so you can go back and see who was kicking ass the first week the site was live. It definitely wasn't me because I don't even get to guess albums (because I see all the answers).

Bow to Mark Zuckerberg and Weep

There are now Facebook share buttons on album pages. It would be cool if somebody tried them out. Sharing to other services might come in the future. Mark Zuckerberg owns us all.

Happy One-Year Anniversary! Albums are Now Worth 250 Points!

One year ago this very day, a new era dawned upon mankind, an era where music fans from all around the internet could gather to draw crappy versions of their favorite album covers.

On this most sacred of days, the point value of drawing an album has permanently gone up from 100 to 250. All users who drew albums before this change have been awarded points to make up the difference. Including me! Thus, today's leaderboards are somewhat strange looking.

I would like to take this time to thank all users who have participated in my CIA-backed album cover revolution. Without your support, Guess That Album would just be one lonely guy (me) drawing albums by himself.

Mock Your Fellow Man

After a number of people clamored for this feature, you can now see the wrong guesses that people submitted for your albums and ONLY your albums.

You may notice that some wrong guesses were actually correct. Since it is the guesser's responsibility to appeal guesses that were erroneously marked as incorrect, you can do nothing about this other than relish the sensation of sympathy seeping out of your pores.

You may also notice that a lot of the wrong guesses are just gibberish. It's your fault for drawing an album cover so compelling that other users were willing to sacrifice their correct/incorrect ratio in order to find out what it was. I bet you feel really good right now.

Notifications (of Your Impending Death)

I have made some changes to the notification system. You can now view notifications sorted by category! This will make it easy to see people who favorited your albums without having to sort through the hundreds of notifications from users who guessed that really easy album you drew and now regret drawing.

Accompanying this change is a new button that says "Mark these notifications as read." If you don't click it, your notifications will keep piling up until you die and even then they won't stop.

I have also granted you the ability to view more notifications than simply the 25 most recent ones. However, the well of memory is deep and it would be prudent not to fall in.

If something's not working right or you just think it all really sucks, tell me in the forum.

We are All Friends of Mark Zuckerberg

I have created a Facebook page for Guess That Album. There is an icon for it at the bottom of the page. Go forth and like it!