Miss us? Course you did. Shhhhhh! Shhhhh! There, there! Hush chil’, we’re back now.
Hopefully, you can already see that we’ve spent the time since last we chatted usefully. Let’s just take a whistle-stop tour of some of the new elements on MAN v FAT, but brace yourself – there’s ! going ! to ! be ! exclamation ! marks!
A whole new look!
We’ve killed the pointless front page, sorted the fonts and colours out and brought the content and community to the front.
We’ve also made the navigation of the site clearer and brought in a sidebar which brings more of the content you love to the front.
There have been some technical upgrades too which should mean that the site performs better across a range of devices.
That said there’s bound to be a few splinters and live exposed cables around the site so watch out for those and let @admin know if you find one!
More editorial! Better editorial!
Gratifyingly, the overwhelming message from The Big Fat Survey you filled in overwhelming numbers was that we should keep on bringing you the editorial and giving you a place to get support for your own weight loss battle. So that’s what we’re doing.
We’ve got editorial planned out for the next couple of months and there are some fantastic features, tools and innovations on their way. Right now you need to add your email to the box on the right to make sure you get the freshest content straight to your inbox. Never miss a post – there will be a test!
We’re also making the Talk forums more integrated with the new content, so that you know that there’s always somewhere you can get support no matter what time of day or night, or what your question is. All you have to do is Talk. We’ve heeded your advice that the posting situation was a bit confusing and – for now – we’ve removed the activity streams and groups – if you’ve got something to say it goes on Talk!
What’s a Diet Wiki! WHY AM I SCREAMING?
Speaking of new innovations and features we’ve launched the Diet Wiki in this new version. What is it? It’s a constantly updated encyclopaedia of diets. We had feedback saying that some men still find it tough to know which diet to do. The Diet Wiki is one of the ways we’re addressing this.
We’ll be adding more diets to it as they’re requested and you can help us to keep them up-to-date by editing them directly. We’re also asking you to add your opinion of any of the diets so that we can give men an idea of what normal guys (that’s you) think of the diets. Whether you love it or hate it, add your opinion.
Classes! We’re getting classes?
We’re currently looking at running a pilot of a MAN v FAT class, which would provide a completely new way of helping men to lose weight. The early trials are very encouraging and we want to know where the demand for these would be highest – let us know if a MAN v FAT Class would be up your street and we might just bring one up your street (or to a sensible venue near your street, no one needs to dodge cars to lose weight).
Dude, where’s the magazine?
Don’t worry, the magazine will be back. We’re working on something for 2015 which we think will keep you happy – but until then you can get your fix of MAN v FAT right here on this very website. Sign up for the emails, Like us on Facebook, Follow us on Twitter and share the site widely!