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I decided to make this a beta test as it's a vital page and these are some drastic changes.

We have redesigned the filters on the browse page! Everything below the filters is unchanged (for now) but the filters are so much better (imho!), check it out!

http://www.mobafire.com/league-of-legends/browse-new

It's blocked if you're not logged in, but once you are logged in you are free to play with it, no restrictions. Give it a go, play around, and let us know what you think!!
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Awesomesauce.

Ideas/Opinion/Feedback:

> Instead of "Reload" perhaps "Find" would be better. I initially thought hitting reload would reload the page in a negative way, lol.

> It should be set automatically to "Score", not "Date Created"

> Would it be possible to keep the box sizes static so they are all aligned? Atm it looks a little messy.

> Could we have little icons to click for the champions? I see how you can type a champion's name, but perhaps there could be the ability for a drop down menu, or at least an auto-fill (the way PMs do) so people know there is a champion by that name.

Overall, I like it!
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1 and 3 we'll take a look :)

2 I'm torn on... I'd be interested to hear people's arguments for or against using any particular default sort order.

4 I intend on adding auto-complete to the box, so when you click in to the box you will get a list and as you type it narrows down to only matching champs. Click one and the name appears in the box. It's just gonna be some work and I wanted to get this up sooner :)

Also before anyone says anything, I will be making the check boxes show a pointer over the entire clickable area, and I have cleaned up the "no results" message.
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I suggest Score instead of Date Created because people want guides that are guaranteed to work, or have worked for other people. I understand that new guides need exposure, and you've got that on the front page. But for people who are looking for a Maokai guide in SR to jungle, they want a guide that works, they can follow. They're not looking for a recently published Mao guide that may or may not work, they want something they know has a good score.

When you are deciding what movie to watch at the cinemas (say you have no previous preference) and you type in "horror", you'll watch the horror movie that has the highest rating. You're not going to waste your time on the 32% or unrated or 70% horror movie over the 90% horror movie that everyone liked.

If after the movie you find that it wasn't as good as you thought/others hyped it up to be, you can instead have a look at the list again and find a different movie.

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- I wondered what 'Reload' meant too.

- Also, you can pick multiple options from the same list however our guides can only pick from one: Maps, Role.

- Asassin should be Assassin.

Other than that, I really like the new look :)
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Also, there's no restriction to how many boxes can be ticked - was that intentional?
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jhoijhoi wrote:

Also, there's no restriction to how many boxes can be ticked - was that intentional?


^That's what I meant.
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Looks great, and agree with the above mentioned suggestions ;)

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Keep it defaulted to sorting by date.

I feel the problem with changing it to score is people who create their guide and don't understand the interface will not be able to see their guide. I fear that will create a lot more support threads saying that it's not publishing correctly.

Since they're more concerned with knowing that the button worked to publish, I think that should take preference over finding a good guide. The champion buttons at the bottom of the screen already take you to the highest scoring guides, I don't see a reason to make essentially two buttons to take you there.
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Thanks guys!! Keep it coming!

We'll look at the Reload button and see if it should be something else.

@Xeronn, assassin typo fixed in code, will put that up shortly lol, thanks for the heads up!!

@Xeronn & jhoijhoi, picking multiple options is an "or" selection and not an "and" selection for map, lane and role. So you can pick more than one role and get a mix of guides from both. I could make it a "pick one" instead so you can only ever pick one from each category if you guys feel that is better, although you can do that as it is now, just pick only one. I'm open to thoughts on this :)

Regarding the default sort order, BarbJ while I'm still on the fence on what to go with, I'm not sure I agree with that as a reason to keep it as date. If keeping it as date is only better for confused authors, but not better for interested readers, I'd rather readers have a great experience and authors just ask us what's going on. If we keep it sorted by date, the primary reasons are really 1) to help new authors get some exposure, and 2) to show new users that there is fresh content to read every day. We love doing things to help out our authors any way we can but, we have to balance that with reader experience.
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