New Dashboard Features


Check out your revamped dashboard! We made a bunch of changes to make sure you're seeing all of the activity you are responsible for and the activity happening on your photos. Here's a breakdown of what you'll see now...



User Card

At the top of your dashboard, you'll see your user card. On your card you'll find your profile picture, name and a list of important items associated with your user, including a count of your photos, loves, followers and awards. Underneath that line, you'll find a quick link to your public profile and a "leave your card" button. Leaving your card is a way to configure your user card and copy/paste an embed code snippet onto your web site, blog, etc. At the bottom right of your user card you'll see a magnifying glass, which will take you to your stats.



Activity Stream

The activity stream is where you'll find all activity associated with your account, including votes, comments, loves, followings, etc. Seeing all of your activity at one time can be a bit overwhelming so we split it up two different ways.

1) By the initiation point of the activity:

  • Activity for you
  • Activity by users you follow
  • Activity elsewhere on the site

2) By the type of item the activity is for:

  • Photos submitted by and loved by users you follow
  • Comments on your photos
  • Loves on your photos and loves by the users you follow
  • Votes on your photos
  • Followers following you

We also show you the count of new items every time you come back to the dashboard page, so it will be easy for you to keep on top of everything going on with your user.



Stats View

We show you tons of stats so you can figure out what type of Capture My Chicago user you are. On your stats page you'll find your activity breakdown, how you vote in the voting trend graph and the top five categories you've voted for.

If you're a photographer, click on the "photos" tab and you'll see the types of activity that's happening on your photos, the top five categories you submit photos to and a table detailing your top 100 photo in stats. Of particular note is your photos rank (denoted with a # in the first column). What we're showing you is close to how the algorithm scores your photos, but not exactly the same. We wanted to show you enough information so you could see how well your photos are doing in relation to each other, but we can't share every bit of the algorithm without people trying to game the system.

Hopefully you enjoy all of these changes. Let us know if you have any questions or feedback by emailing us at admin@capturecontest.com.


Chris Fenison

posted by Chris Fenison

published about 3 years ago in Capture My Chicago News