Introducing the katkabob Photo Credit Feature!

Cheerio Burgers,

We have launched the new photo credit feature and we are naming it the katkabob in honor of her feedback and support for this feature. The katkabob photo credit feature will display the name of the owner of an image you upload to Cheezburger (permission required). The name must be entered by you in the “Picture by” field prior to clicking the upload button.

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The photo credit will appear directly after the “LOL by” or “Submitted by” attribution directly under the post on the front page, the single post page, and at the top of the “See all captions” page.

Here’s how it looks on one of katkabob’s posts:

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Now look at my post that I recaptioned using the same image:

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Both katkabob’s post and my post contain the photo credit, dorothyfrancesgoldstein. When you click on the “See All Captions” button the photo credit will also appear at the top of the page! Check it out here!

Many thanks to katkabob for her input to this important feature!

Best,

Will (dollydally81)

 

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Happy Senior Citizen Day, August 21!

Hi Burgers!

Meet Nemo, Ben and Emily Huh’s pooch and one of our favorite senior citizens here at Cheezburger HQ! Nemo is 15 years old and he wants to wish all of our elderly users out there a very happy Senior Citizen Day! This holiday was created by President Reagan in 1988 to honor the elderly members of our society.

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Nemo waiting patiently for a meeting to begin in our “Caturday” conference room. Meet Nemo’s friends here at the Pets of Cheezburger site!

 

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Help Kickstart The Kitty Karaoke App!

Cheerio Burgers,

Did you know that cats love to sing karaoke? Well it’s true, and our friends at Jeltas Games have developed an app for it. They are working hard to fund this project on Kickstarter, which will help them launch the app for your iPhone and iPad that lets you create uproarious karaoke singing cat photos!

So how will this app work? Shashi, Anthony and Tom, the three buddies who started Jeltas Games, explain it best:

Aside from our backend, which consists of the usual magic pixie dust and tiny gnomes turning giant gears inside a cave far below the land of Mordor, the game is simple:

1. Start the app and pick a free kitty or use our advanced algorithm-fueled super kitty animator tool to create your own.
2. Pick a song and start singing. The cat will automatically match the music and record your voice while the song streams to your device.
3. Invite friends to sing different parts of the song or sing their own versions.
4. Get a score that tells you and your friends how accurate your singing is and receive catnip that can be redeemed for cool stuff: like bling, voice alterations, and super-secret songs.

Check out Business Cat singing karaoke to Robert Schwartzman’s I Know Why!

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The Kickstarter funding for this project ends on Monday, August 27. For more information about this app, check out their funding page and let’s help launch our next favorite app!

 

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Community Spotlight: The Underground Railroad Rescued Kitty Network!

We first learned about the Underground Railroad Rescued Kitty Network (URRKN) after Sylviag shared her volunteer experience with us through this post. We love the story behind this organization and its mission “to aid in the safe transport of rescued cats from foster to forever homes”. With help from Sylviag we reached out to URRKN Transport Director, Kelly (PussKitty), for more information.

Here’s what PussKitty told us:

The URRKN was founded by Tina LaBlanc on October 31, 2011. She was inspired by the tragedy of Jack the Cat. She had a similar experience with her beloved Pandy many years ago. Luckily, Pandy was found in just a few days. So there had to be a solution; safe transportation to get kitties home. Hence, URRKN was born.
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Cheezburger Community News!

Hi Burgers,

On Monday, July 30, half of our community will automatically land on the new Cheezburger site. Instead of clicking to opt-in from the old Cheezburger version, half of you will be redirected to the new Cheezburger. You will still have the option to opt-out, but we do hope you’ll tell us why either here in the comments or by sending us an email.

Redirecting more people over to check out the new Cheezburger will give us the opportunity to hear more feedback about your experience and how well the sites perform for you.

In our blog post, Cheezburger Comments are Here!, we informed you about CheezTech working on the performance issues you reported. We discovered that these issues are related to a technical issue surrounding the infinite scroll feature. In order for us to fix these performance issues, we have to turn off infinite scroll for now. We may keep it off or we may provide an option for you to turn it on or off. We’ll keep you updated as we continue to research these issues. We know that so many of you love this feature, so we apologize for the inconvenience!

Sincerely,

Emily, Will and Heather (Tofu, dollydally81 and poppylady)
Cheezburger Community Team

 

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Declaration of Internet Freedom

We believe that a free and open Internet can bring about a better world. To keep the Internet free and open, we call on communities, industries, and countries to recognize these principles. We believe that they will help to bring about more creativity, more innovation, and more open societies.

We are joining an international movement to defend our freedoms because we believe that they are worth fighting for.

Cheezburger has signed on and worked to create this declaration, so we encourage you to help us discuss these principles on The Daily What — agree or disagree with them, debate them, translate them, make them your own, and broaden the discussion with your community — as only the Internet can make possible.

We will not be moderating comments here, so please visit this post on The Daily What to join the conversation!

 

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Cheezburger Comments Are Here!

Hey there Burgers!

We are excited to formally announce that we have launched Cheezburger Comments! When you are signed into your Cheezburger account, your username will automatically post with your comment. If you want to comment using a different username, you will have to sign out of your Cheezburger account, or open a different browser for the time being (we are checking to see if you can comment anonymously while signed into your Cheezburger account). Cheezburger Comments are available in addition to Facebook comments. We are still testing different layout options based on community input.

We’re very appreciative of all the thoughtful feedback you’ve been sending us about the new Cheezburger! Thank you for taking the time to participate in the conversation. Here is some helpful information based on the feedback we’ve been hearing:

We will be introducing new design elements to the content layout such as moving the title to the top of the post, modifying the comment and flag buttons and making the text font easier to read.

Some changes to navigation are being tested and designed based on your feedback.

The Search feature is coming back! We have temporarily removed it so that Dr. Tiny Cat can make it more functional for you to use!

CheezTech is working on improving performance. We know that for some of you the site loads slowly, and we will get this fixed soon.

If you experience any usability issues, please send us an email at contactus@cheezburger.com and please let us know what browser and version you use. We are happy to help you out!

Sincerely,

Emily, Will and Heather (Tofu, dollydally81 and poppylady)
Cheezburger Community Team

 

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Cheezburger Community News!

Hi Burgers!

Since we launched the new Cheezburger, we have provided everyone with the opportunity to opt-in and try it out. This has given us some really great feedback, but we want more!

On Tuesday, June 26, some of you will automatically land on the new Cheezburger site. This means that instead of clicking to opt-in, some of you will be redirected to the new Cheezburger. You will still have the option to opt-out, but we do hope you’ll tell us why. We are doing this so we can get even more people over to check out the new Cheezburger. This will give us the opportunity to hear more feedback about your experience!

We would love to hear what you think about this or answer any questions! Please feel free to post a comment here or email us directly at contactus@cheezburger.com.

Sincerely,

Emily, Will and Heather (Tofu, dollydally81 and poppylady)
Cheezburger Community Team

 

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“See All Captions” Feature is back!

Hi Burgers!

We are pleased to inform you that the “See All Captions” feature is back! This feature will let you view all of the captions made from the same picture. Many of you told us how important this is for your creative process, and that this feature helps ensure that repeat captions are not submitted. We appreciate your patience while it was temporarily away. The “See All Captions” button will appear on the Single Post Page below the “Recaption” button and it will only appear on pictures that have been recaptioned! Check out this post on the Cheezburger Community Support site for a visual.

We would love to hear what you think about this or answer any questions! Please feel free to post a comment here or email us directly at contactus@cheezburger.com.

Sincerely,

Emily, Will and Heather (Tofu, dollydally81 and poppylady)
Cheezburger Community Team

 

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Tell Us What You Think About Voting!

We need your feedback, Burgers!

We are currently testing out a voting system for the new Cheezburger. As we evaluate the results, we’d like to hear what makes you happy when it comes to casting your vote.

This new voting system that has launched on the beta allows you to score the content by clicking a “thumbs down” or a “thumbs up” button. We are trying this system because the majority of “burgers” that were clicked on the old voting system was either 1 burger or 5 burgers–which translates to thumbs down or thumbs up. Let us know what you think!

We haven’t implemented a more in depth and permanent voting method yet because we want to make sure it’s a feature that you will use, and most importantly one that will make you happy.

We’d love to hear what you think! What is important to you when it comes to voting? What information do you like to see as a result of voting? Please feel free to post a comment here or email us directly at contactus@cheezburger.com.

Sincerely,

Emily, Will and Heather (Tofu, dollydally81 and poppylady)
Cheezburger Community Team

 

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