Undo Ratings: This one's an administrator-only feature, but I wanted to explain what, exactly, it is. In response to the recent spate of people with too much free time "modstorming" other people with too much free time, I decided the easiest solution was to simply add a feature that lets admins undo all of a particular user's past comment ratings, if they start abusing the system. One click, and it erases all of that user's ratings, disables future rating from their account, and recalculates ratings and mojo for all comments and other users affected. Essentially, it's a complete "rollback".
Obviously, I don't want to do this, so it'll be rare. It's only for use in cases where it's demonstrably obvious that someone went through someone else's whole comment history and rated everything all at once. So, in the future, if this seems to be the case, and it bothers you, drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we'll investigate.
Also, there's still some leftover script-ratings from earlier this week that will be cleaned up today or tomorrow. Management thanks you for your kind patience. :-)
Now on to the fun stuff...
Yes! You can now import headline feeds from other sites, and display them on your front page. To enable this, go to your display preferences (if you have an account). Look down a bit, where it says "External Feeds". Just check the ones you want to enable, save, and they'll appear right away on your home page.
Also note that we need you to submit new feeds! Just enter the URL of the RDF file itself in the box, and submit it. We check them to make sure they work, and whatnot, and then enable them for everyone. So if there's a site you want to see in your headlines, send it on in. The URL you give us must be a valid RDF/RSS file. Custom text-based or non-standard backend files won't work. Most sites have an RDF these days though.
Also on your display preferences page you'll note a "Boxes" list. This lets you turn on or off certain side boxes. Checked means enabled, unchecked means disabled, simple as that. So if there's something you don't want to see anymore, just turn it off.
One final teeny note. I added the "Site News" section to the main menu up on top, at the far right next to the big logo. This is because otherwise, if you turn off "Section Stories", there's no other link to that section. Just wanted you to be aware that it's there.
There's more cool stuff in Scoop that I haven't enabled yet, but likely will soon (hint: spellcheck!), so keep an eye out. :-)