Updates from the Repl.it team about the product

← Back to all posts
Introducing Spotlight Pages
h
tangert

Hi everyone,

As some of you may have seen over the past few days, when you visit someone else's repl, you get a weird new page where you can comment directly on the repl!

Well, these have a name now: Spotlight pages!

As the community grows, we are making sharing and talking centered around repls themselves, not posts. We have several updates coming in the future that you can read about in the announcement blog post.

If you have feedback on the new feature, you can go leave it on its introductory Spotlight page!

Voters
YoungChamp
forceofyoda
Squirrel777
iocoder
mkhoi
DynamicSquid
programmeruser
Codemonkey51
ch1ck3n
KobeFF
Comments
hotnewtop
SilvermoonCat

Yea I just realized my repl already had like 17 forks XD

Jeydin21

Wowo can't wait to use this feature to see if repls are forked or not o.O

KobeFF

I was wondering what that was! Had a notification pop up that someone commented on my repl, not a post and I was like "whaaaaaaaaatttt" lmfao

JBloves27

lmao @KobeFF

Kookiez

Cool!
Although a question is, will they replace repl talk altogether or will both exist?

tangert

@Kookiez The plan is to eventually replace Talk. we're coming up with a transition plan

Kookiez

@tangert When do you plan to replace it, such as a year or so? A problem I've been thinking about are tutorials, because most tutorials on repl.it aren't repls, they're .md files and then how would, in your opinion, implement that?

FloCal35

So like you search up someones username so you can see their projects and upvote on them @tangert instead of having to post every one

tangert

@Kookiez much sooner than that. yeah, that's a very good point! since every repl talk post has a repl attached to it, we could do something like automatically create a new .md file with the content from your tutorial inside of it.

tangert

@FloCal35 yep, exactly!

FloCal35

Interesting @tangert

FlaminHotValdez

@tangert What would happen to Tutorials and Ask boards? And Announcements?

CodingCactus

@tangert what will happen to repl talk mods : (

JBloves27

Hmmm, interesting...

Curious, why spotlight pages?

Codemonkey51

I knew about the blog post b4 it was posted hehehe