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Tags and New Views! An Ever Changing LAist

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Two pretty big new changes are being rolled out to LAist over the next few days. Changes are good!


Instead of being confined to narrow categories, every post is now tagged with specific tags––things that help you find specific kinds of posts (say, all of our Writers Strike posts), or browse broader categories easily (say, all of our music posts). Very soon, our categories will all be converted into tags save for a few over-arching categories that everything posted on LAist will fit into.


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Tags run along the bottom of each and every post (see above), and if you're signed in with a commenter account, you can add your own.

Different Views!


In the top right corner of the site, there is a big thing that says "Full View" (or "Summary View") and a link beside it that says "Change This." Click "Change This" and you can choose from several other views––full, which displays LAist's content in full on the front page as it always has; summary, which reduces all our posts after the top three to an excerpt; and favorite, which displays only our top-commented and top-recommended posts.

All unregistered, unsigned-in users will default to the "summary" view, though you can easily change your preferences––signed-in or not––by choosing another option. Doing so will set a delicious cookie on your computer that'll keep that preference stored.

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We hope that you like both of these changes! Please be sure to let us know if you're having any problems whatsoever.

Adapted post originally by David Topping, Editor of Torontoist