changes to mikeshinoda.com

October 22, 2008

We made some changes for you guys. Working on more. So far:

1- We fixed user flow so that when a user logs into LPN, they are automatically logged into MS.com. Hopefully this will clean up some of the logging / re-logging issues.

2- When posting a comment, show user how many characters he/she has left while typing
==> Status: We’re working on it!

3- Added “ShareThis” functionality🙂

We’re also working on making the site more easily readable (this was one of my comments), and adding a search function, and top 5 lists.

mike

mike

74 Comments

  1. ritzifying on November 3, 2008 at 10:20 pm

    EDIT You still reading these comments? How about once blog entries hit the second page it’s just the title and “read more” option. Not all the text and pics/vids? I don’t know what that would take, but scrolling five minutes just to hit “next” to get to the next page is kind of a pain. I know, finicky. EDIT

    I haven’t commented on here in a couple of months. It’s really nice to see the colors have changed. That white font on the black background was killing my eyes. And I like that it shows how many characters are left. That’s very helpful in knowing how to go about wording a post.

  2. ENDER on October 25, 2008 at 3:24 pm

    You should add a categories page and it’ll divide you blogs into categories
    its will be easier for us to go strait to the post we wanna see or like.
    But idk its my opinion

  3. msgirl on October 24, 2008 at 10:42 pm

    yaay…thanx…..mikey……🙂 i love this site…..🙂

  4. Mr_Huhn on October 24, 2008 at 7:39 pm

    good job mike! this site looks muy bueno!

  5. pepper on October 24, 2008 at 6:40 am

    everything more easily readable….check!

    the only thing i would suggest is maybe a quick response comment box on the blog page, but the sites fantasic!

  6. svetez on October 24, 2008 at 2:47 am

    evrth u do is awesome!
    go on!
    ur the best=)))))

  7. Mickey on October 24, 2008 at 1:27 am

    Wow, everything looks so much better now. And I was actually able to log in for the first time in….well, ages. I think it’s great that you do so much for this site/us. Can’t really help but heart you, now can we? Heh.
    Thanks and good job, Michael.

  8. crystalrussianla on October 24, 2008 at 1:27 am

    hey mike good stuff

    everything looks good but theres nothing here to showing how much caracters i have left i dont no
    maybe not for me

    well love you good night godbless have a great day

  9. Shinodabestfriend on October 24, 2008 at 12:44 am

    nice work man… ^^ I like the way you work for us…. we just love you so much for this… never seen a man who works like this for his fans before… thanks.. =)

  10. Illara on October 24, 2008 at 12:25 am

    the new layout is awesome😀 it creates of a moment like.. “hmm something new coming up.” kinda feeling.😀 and ya, with that Glorious Excess (Dies) is coming soon too!😀
    oh yeah and thanks for the change in the logging/relogging system. xD LOL! i think its better that way so that we wont have to log in twice if we want to comment your site or LP.com😉

    other than that, amazing changes😀

    xoxo

  11. Kalini on October 24, 2008 at 12:21 am

    Mike, the new layout is very nice, I like it a lot. Obviously you intend surprising us every day with some new changes to the website and you are going to keep us waiting for the final design. I’d like to show you an article in afp.com in regard to the Asian American political vote: http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5gsYaUwTbc-hErX88ePHh6zPY4huA. There is an interesting point: “Many of the seven million eligible Asian American voters are likely to choose Barack Obama and send more of their representatives to Congress and state legislatures. Asian Americans are contesting 11 seats for the House of Representatives, including six seats they currently hold”. Krassie K.

  12. max_payn on October 24, 2008 at 12:11 am

    Wow new look is nice, you’re spending much time for us.🙂

    You look so energetic,🙂 I think you’re doing 100 things at once. Writing songs, producing, composing, MFR, caring other people, preparing show, contacting fans….ah, and art shows, and upcoming AMA… and even this blog.

    You’re doing so much things and don’t look tired.

    You are mystery🙂

  13. caleb_bozeman on October 23, 2008 at 7:44 pm

    love the new look mike. I think if you continue adding some cool stuff (like the top 5 list, search engine) your website is gonna be one of the most read blogs on the internet.

  14. asianotter on October 23, 2008 at 7:24 pm

    Thank you! You are the best! Thank you for being . . . well YOU!

  15. ThePrincess on October 23, 2008 at 6:55 pm

    Thank You for making the changes this site is much more readable , and i love the Design..U’RE UNBELIEVEABLE..miss so much..& i want you BACK..

  16. ShadowerLiltani on October 23, 2008 at 6:14 pm

    THANK YOU!!!! Finally, that log in issues is fixed. I’ve been waiting for that for a long time, dude. I like all the new fonts you set up, and the prospect of a search function and the share this option. This site is so much fun. I have no idea why, exactly, but, this site is awesome. It’s like, TV tropes and youtube rolled into one. Yeah, anyone who hasn’t seen the TV tropes site needs to look it up, they’ve got great Crowning Moment of Awesome topics and Mary Sue/Marty Stu facts.

  17. amicisman on October 23, 2008 at 5:19 pm

    love the new look. easier to read!

  18. asaulp on October 23, 2008 at 5:18 pm

    I love this font; the site’s looking better each and every day! (: Ahhh, I can’t wait for when Glorious Excess (Dies) debuts on January 24 next year! Will there be another autograph signing? (: I’ll anticipate it!

  19. MS_Ineedyou on October 23, 2008 at 5:04 pm

    Hey Mike ! Thanks for fixing this stuff….. but my account won’t immediately log into Mikeshinoda.com when i log into the LPN…. What’s up with that ?

  20. ninguem on October 23, 2008 at 4:35 pm

    good changes, but please insert archive in your blog, we will can find old posts per month and even year

  21. isadora on October 23, 2008 at 4:29 pm

    yeeeahh, the site is starting to be great !
    these days i drew your name in my book and seemed to be very cool hahaha🙂

  22. Sonia_LPrnway_ on October 23, 2008 at 3:24 pm

    new, more readable font, yay!! can’t wait for the “search” function! this will be the most useful, imo.

    btw, today(as in October 24) is the 8-year anniversary of HT!!😀

  23. JEN on October 23, 2008 at 3:15 pm

    Mike, the site is much more readable now. I love it! Being able to search the blog would be awesome.

  24. bec on October 23, 2008 at 3:03 pm

    yey you listened to us – thanks for making the changes, things are much easier now…Ooo I can see how many letters I’ve used!

    Side note:- love the puppet song/video

  25. NeneLP88 on October 23, 2008 at 2:46 pm

    Checks how the new posting here is

    Great!😀

    Plus, i love the Characters Left thingy and the fact i don’t have to Log-In again!

    Applaudes Mike🙂

  26. Nintensity on October 23, 2008 at 2:44 pm

    Good Job with the Design, Mike. You decided to incorporate the ‘xxx Characters Left’. Much better in terms of usability.
    That way, users would be able to know how many characters is left prior to submitting the form.

    However, Shinoda, with the tedious scrollling that’s still evident. Incorporate page jumping either at the top or bottom of each page (ie. 1234 … 78 ) Users get to jump directly to a certain page.

    Second thing.. Although you’ve used your logo for a while, Maybe its time for a change. Its too blocky, and its already hard on the eyes for me to read. Using your art talent, you can most definitely make it better =)

    Nintensity

  27. Curiosa on October 23, 2008 at 2:43 pm

    I’m really impressed Mike. This place is looking more & more organized.😉 & I’m liking the colors too. 🙂

    Question: I don’t see any options for sharing your blogs on FORT MINOR MESSAGE BOARDS so how would I go about sharing them?🙂 Will I need to stick to copying & pasting?😦

    PS: I’ve also decided whom I’m voting for, Bart Simpson. :)~

    & JNudda’s link works for me (vs. yours) for the feed: http://www.mikeshinoda.com/feeds/blog.xml

    waves back Hi sis.🙂

  28. Shinoda77 on October 23, 2008 at 2:09 pm

    Yes!😀 Smileys would be cool🙂 And Yes! LOATR in Milton Keynes is really great. You’re on piano…. ahh just like an angel on heaven😀 angel is playing piano❤

  29. Jaclyn on October 23, 2008 at 2:01 pm

    The changes are fine! Just watched LOATR in Milton Keynes, it’s really great! And fits the name of Sunset Revolution😉 More get well wishes for Chester! Hope he’ll sing with JK on stage in the end of November. Found a nice poem for Chazzy

    When you are ill,
    our sun goes under a cloud.
    Your presence in our lives
    is such a bright joy
    that everything seems in shadow
    when you’re not here.
    When you aren’t feeling well,
    we feel the lack
    of your glowing energy
    and contagious vitality.
    Please rest,
    take good care of yourself,
    and feel better.
    We miss you
    and want you back!

    Hmmmm what about smileys in our posts?

  30. Diana_LP_adicted on October 23, 2008 at 12:34 pm

    THE CHARACTERS AND THE SHARING THING IS AWESOME!!! GREAT IDEA!! I’M HAPPY =´DDDDD

  31. Hybr1d_7h3ory on October 23, 2008 at 12:16 pm

    Suhweet!!! The LPN log in works like a charm. Good work Sparkart and MS. Any updates on the art yet Mike? I can’t wait to see them.

  32. lol_2me_lp on October 23, 2008 at 12:07 pm

    hey c waves.im just randomly popping in to remind mike and everyone that the fmmb still exists and its a great place if u guys want to chat or postwhore about fm or anything for that matter coz we turned the boards into a random forum lol.and we dont bite.btw, im liking this site more and more mike, good job

  33. FCastro on October 23, 2008 at 12:04 pm

    thanks Mike for help us here

    and what about Chaz?
    is he fine again????
    we all hope see you singing again 😀

  34. sasummsumm on October 23, 2008 at 11:41 am

    the thing with the charakters left is really great😀

  35. rockermeg on October 23, 2008 at 11:34 am

    You do so much for us Mike🙂
    Hope you’re well (and Chester!!)
    xxx

  36. Jay_Sensei on October 23, 2008 at 11:04 am

    Heyy Mike, one thing that i think you should start doing is posting some of your fave lyrics that fans of LP write and post in the LPMBs, i think that would be awesome if someone of your status would comment on those lyrics

    here is my newest lyrics called Not All Kings
    http://forums.linkinpark.com/showthread.php?p=457618#post457618

  37. Nintensity on October 23, 2008 at 10:17 am

    Thanks, Mike for listening to my comments about good usability..
    Again, It would always be REALLY helpful if you incorporated a Login directly on your own homepage rather than redirecting the user back to the LP page. You can sync LP’s user database with yours making the user experience much better.

    A redesign? I know you can make a better logo =) Using typeface Rotek is old school.

    Readability? but a solid background box around every post, so users won’t be confused with them dollar signs in the back =)

    -nintensity

  38. Charlotte_Jay on October 23, 2008 at 10:13 am

    Hey Mike, the changes are great! but you know what? your site kinda looks cold with this white background.and I agree with LPFMFAN…I think it’s better to put the blog post above the post a comment box.

    Love you Mike, Take care🙂

  39. Dori on October 23, 2008 at 9:55 am

    Hey Mike!

    The search function is a great idea! It’s a drag when some one is talking to a friend, or whomever, and we talk about one of your old posts, and try to go back find it…. lol….

    ps. Mike, Barack Your World was awesome!!!!

  40. yohannaaaa on October 23, 2008 at 9:47 am

    mike, i think you should put up a video blog section here or something in the future, that would be so fun!🙂
    take care!!!

  41. Mikeshi_Linkfort on October 23, 2008 at 9:23 am

    Mike at me a problem… On yours blog in comments I do not see a font because color of a field where it is necessary to write black and a font too black.. = (

  42. Madlen on October 23, 2008 at 9:06 am

    I really appreciate the log in thingy…that’s cool:DAnd the character limit thing too cause sometimes I can’t stop myself:DTop 5 lists…like favorite posts and videos and stuff?Cool😀

  43. MichaelFromGermany on October 23, 2008 at 8:37 am

    That log-in-thing is what I needed…noo more issues with that when i want to post a comment❤ <3<3<3

  44. Shinoda77 on October 23, 2008 at 7:44 am

    Oh I like these changes and that changes will be very helpfull, especially that lpn thing😀
    But maybe you can add a section and we will share our arts in that section. :S😀

  45. axrinekey on October 23, 2008 at 7:23 am

    Great!

    I like the earch engine thing.
    It’ll be so much easier for us if we didn’t come here for a few days.

  46. jcc_mlp on October 23, 2008 at 6:51 am

    I just wanted to know if you have prejudice against poor Brazilian fans.

    XP

  47. Jelly on October 23, 2008 at 6:15 am

    First of all, it’s great that I needn’t re-log in =) And your signature has changed a lil’ bit right? Or ‘coz of my screen? And what’s wrong with my screen? I can’t read the comments in normal way… GRR =.=” Anyway, thank you so much for caring about users =D How nice you are! We love the way you did ^^

  48. lp_fm_fan on October 23, 2008 at 6:13 am

    Hey Mike! I had a suggestion, not sure if you read it or not…or even understood what I was posted. copies and pastes

    When you read the blog post like once you hit “read more” and to comment you have to hit the comments button. I’m not sure if it’s just me but sometimes I just completely forget what I’m typing I have to either go back one page or open a new tab to read your blog post again. Now, is there any way you can put the blog post above the “POST A COMMENT” box?

    Thanks Mike!

  49. SdwOTD on October 23, 2008 at 6:12 am

    Wow. Really glad to see you being so pro-active on the site. Thank you for taking the step to make our lives easier, I really appreciate it. Thanks again.

  50. zimminator on October 23, 2008 at 6:09 am

    mike, you are the coolest ever. thank you times a million for fixing the relogging issues! and i like number 2!!! it makes life a lot easier. have a fanabulous day🙂

  51. LenneAB on October 23, 2008 at 5:39 am

    Oh, so glad you did somthin’ ’bout the login! And, just a question: Why can’t I just use HTML codes here?
    Seriously, I don’t get this MarkDown sh*t…. ^_^

  52. martinac on October 23, 2008 at 5:35 am

    The font is fine on mine dont kno what wrong with ye’res. Thanks Mike for character number that was drivin me insane. Can I suggest maybe a FAQ’S page on ur page on how 2 use. On uploading photos, art etc. and also I have 2 names MARTINAC & martmoon3 and I want to get rid of 2nd one but how do I do that. If that search feature could include peoples names that would b great make it easier to find people I kno. Thanks a million for all ur effort making this a better page doin a great job MARTINACXXX

  53. Frerard on October 23, 2008 at 4:59 am

    how about changing the background colour or font color on the comment page first? i feel like typing with invisible ink.

    [/imaginarystrikethrough]

    apparently, the changes you (and the team) made somewhat affecting the comments page in a weird way, esp the background color. maybe it looks just fine at your comp and others, but seriously, on my screen (and others too, perhaps) it’s black on black. we can’t read a thing.

  54. Zach on October 23, 2008 at 4:52 am

    I love how I don’t have to re-log in everytime I go on here now. Awesome.

    QUESTION for Mike! You should answer this one if you do responses again.

    ”What were the demo titles to What I’ve Done and Valentine’s Day”?

  55. Kalini on October 23, 2008 at 4:52 am

    Good job, Mike! Thank you for the update! Would you, please, let us know what other changes on the web site you intend to do! Thank you in advance! Krassie K.

  56. MissNatalie1984 on October 23, 2008 at 3:50 am

    good idea about showing the character limit remaining. i noticed the “share this” feature this morning before you posted this blog. cheers for updating!

  57. durg on October 23, 2008 at 3:43 am

    oh thank goodness for the login thing.😀 bows down yay!
    the login thing always does that for the boards too (irrelevant), just saying.😄

  58. TEQUILA on October 23, 2008 at 3:41 am

    em,my background is ok 2)))
    thnks 4 updating site)finally,i don’t have to log in everytime)))

  59. outlawserenade on October 23, 2008 at 3:39 am

    No. 1 & No. 3 – check. Done.
    No. 2 – not yet.

    Is there any way to use the regular [img] [url] codes that most of us are more familiar with? <– eek. No, please. No, no, no. I’d love to suggest pic limit, actually – one per post and 400×400 in size only.

    White Pegacorn for PR09!!11!!1one

  60. Shinizzle3 on October 23, 2008 at 3:11 am

    huh?? my background isn’t black… it’S like always…
    (?)

  61. Gabry94LinkinParkfan23 on October 23, 2008 at 2:42 am

    hey mike, ty 4 the changes.. they’re cool… byee❤

  62. tacos_on_tuesday on October 23, 2008 at 2:37 am

    Yes, character counter is necessary. Some of us type a jackload. And it’s a beeyotch to get the error code that basically says. “You talk too much, Knock it off”

  63. ms_shock on October 23, 2008 at 2:11 am

    hey!!!!!! What’s up with comments???? The background and the letters are black, so i can’t see anything!!!! Anyway, happy to see updates here!

  64. ThunderStrike on October 23, 2008 at 1:56 am

    Changes made yay!! Umm…is it just me or are some colors different? eg – the background for all comments is black and so is the text. And even stuff written at the bottom (back to top, comments etc) isn’t properly visible….

  65. MusicalMorphine on October 23, 2008 at 1:49 am

    Oh yes, I eventually figured out how to post a picture/ link once but I don’t remember how. Is there any way to use the regular [img] [url] codes that most of us are more familiar with? Then again, I don’t need to see 20 images in the comments.

  66. Sonia_LPrnway_ on October 23, 2008 at 12:57 am

    it doesn’t take me ages to sign in anymore, yay!! can you do something with the coding of the site, as well? the “help with formatting” isn’t really helpful at all! i can’t post a clickable link or a picture to save my life!😛

  67. Giffy on October 23, 2008 at 12:53 am

    LOL @ no.1 but i think i’ve noticed it several days ago. for no.2, is that neccesary to have a characters counter? O.o hmm and no.3 yeah! i saw the “ShareThis” function today🙂 -waiting for ‘top 5’ & stuff-

    edit: sorry about the invisible comment, i checked w/ others & there’s nothing wrong, it’s just my computer T_T

  68. sassi_lp on October 23, 2008 at 12:44 am

    isn’t it Hybrid Theory’s birthday this week?
    I can remember buying the record as a 10 year old haha. Still a masterpiece guys, congrats to waht you have archieved meanwhile, it is great to see your musical development as time passes.
    All the best to Chaz(hope he gets better soon), The Bushman (Brad) and co🙂

  69. EpilepticChickenScratch on October 23, 2008 at 12:38 am

    Well, that STILL bites for me. I never really complained about the logging in issue because I have two different accounts. I like to comment on here with my first account (Anstice) and I use my second account (EpilepticChickenScratch) on the LPN. Oh, poo.

  70. ffmuteki9 on October 23, 2008 at 12:31 am

    oh, logging issue is quite annoyed. and showing characters limitation is very useful.

    could you add some html function like HyperURL or image in comments. I dont know how to post a picture.

  71. ninguem on October 23, 2008 at 12:23 am

    hey, tomorrow is 8th birthday of hybrid theory, will be awesome which you make some post about this fact
    and one more time, the archive in blog will be pretty welcomed

  72. Hawaii_LP_fan on October 23, 2008 at 12:11 am

    That’s SUPER!🙂 Arigatoo & mahalo Mr. Shinoda! http://www.mikeshinoda.com rocks

  73. I_B_Long on October 23, 2008 at 12:07 am

    lol, LPMB slowed way the hell down, so i thought…mike must be doing stuff. i was right i guess. yay for new & improved MS.com! cant wait to see it when its all done!
    have a great night!

  74. qwertz on October 23, 2008 at 12:03 am

    sooo unrelated to your latest post but, oh well… here’s the thing
    Posted 6 hours ago by Frerard
    thanks for the info, mike.
    FMMB, or if you don’t know, it stands for FORT MINOR MESSAGE BOARD. can be found here http://forums.fortminor.com/index.php
    it’s only a month away ’til the next TRT anniversary, you know. please show us that you still care about it.
    thank you.

    just thought that, as a huge FM fan and a member of a Croatian FM fan site started ONLY A WEEK AGO and yet very much ALIVE, i should spam this further… go, Militia!
    (btw, keep those changes coming! nice^^)

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