A Radical Guide has been around now for a little over two years. During this time I learned many things, what works, what doesn’t, and what I could have done better in the first draft of A Radical Guide. Thanks to all those who provided feedback, ran into issues and shared them with me.
I listened to that feedback and have responded with a brand new look and feel to A Radical Guide. Here are some new features and changes that we have made.
I hope you like the updates, let me know what you think in the comments below.
Submitting a Location
It is now much easier to post a listing on A Radical Guide.
Now you have the option to turn on the ‘Fill-o-Bot’. This gives you the ability to enter any location (Name or address) and Fill-O-Bot automatically fills in the data about the location if accessible on the web.
Add Location Hours
Now you can list the hours of operation of a location.
With the ability to add hours of operation, now you can filter location searches based on if the location is “Open Now”
Now you can filter location searches by using the ‘Near Me’ button. This will use your location on your phone or computer to populate the search results with locations that are, well, near you. The default distance is 100 miles and you can adjust the distance from 0 to 1000 miles. (which isn’t, technically, near you)
Locations Near Here
Now each listing page will offer a section that shows other locations that are near the location you are viewing. For example, if I am viewing the page for Bound Together Book Collective, I will also be shown two other locations that are near Bound Together.
We have updated the User dashboard. Now when you are logged in you can visit your dashboard to view all the listings you have posted and see the listings that are pending.
In addition to seeing your listings, you can see the locations that you have marked as your favorite and see the reviews people have posted on your listings.
The newest addition is the email system, which is not publicly available yet, the Inbox. I am currently working on a way that people can email you from the listing you posted to ask questions and help enhance this community. – Coming Soon.
Now location workers/owners can claim and verify a listing so they can add, update and create special offerings for A Radical Guide visitors.
If you posted a listing that you are the worker-owner, don’t forget to claim it. If you know the worker-owners of a listing on the site, let them know they can claim it. Perks for claimed locations, coming soon.
Reviews and Additional User Submissions
We have updated the review system with both star ratings and text descriptions. Reviewers can now upload their own photos of the location to continue adding information to the listing.
We are pretty excited about these new additions to A Radical Guide and you will find new features not highlighted in this post, we want to keep some things as a surprise, but when you find them please let me know. 🙂
I will keep updating the site to make it better each time and along the way, if you find a bug or have an idea – share it with me, your ideas are what keep this site growing.
Thank you for being a part of A Radical Guide and helping this project grow.
A Radical Guide