When I first visited MHH today, I was shocked to discover that after the main grid, a large portion of the screen was dominated by content not written by anyone associated with MHH. In fact, I had to scroll past four separate articles and features that took up huge amounts of space to get to my first article, one of Sandie's Daily Cupcakes.
I personally disapprove of this development. When I want non-MHH content I visit the relevant site, and not only is the main SBN site one of the last ones I'd decide to visit - I can get its content elsewhere - I'm fairly certain MHH won't be posting content that is thus relevant to me. That is, articles from Pats Pulpit or It's All Over Fat Man! or Schoolyard Puck. For that reason, to me, it's a waste of space and nothing but a contributor to what will be the early death of my mouse.
But, in any case, this post isn't about a feature that may appeal to most people and not me, it's about a fun little experiment I decided to conduct. Below is an image that highlights who is contributing what to MHH. Everything in blue is SB Nation, everything in green is the MHH staff, and everything in yellow is MHH's members.
For anyone interested in how the site is structured, you're able to see that here. You're also able to see which features are getting more emphasis; for example, at this point, I think the Fan Confidence Poll, while swanky, is a useless feature because of the low number of people who will be scrolling all the way to the bottom and making the poll actually representative of the MHH community. And finally, you can also see how small a part regular members are of the front page discovery. Much like the last design, unless they're front-paged, excellent fanposts (or shots) will continue to be under-appreciated by the non-contributing (in terms of comments and recs - page views I can't say) majority.
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