Updates updates updates…

I’ve had a busy Saturday morning updating the Galaxy Zoo site with some new bits and bobs.   Probably the most useful change deployed this morning is that each question now has a help section for you to check exactly what we’re asking and some examples to help guide you.  If you’re struggling with a question then click the link in the bottom right titled “Need help?”.  This was by far our most requested feature so I’m really pleased to be able to bring it to you.

Another frequently requested change was the ability to see how many galaxies you’ve classified so far.  On the “My Galaxies” you’ll now find a section called “My Activity”.  The “My Activity” section shows a running total of how many galaxies you’ve classified and also when you last classified.

Finally I made some pretty big changes to our database this morning also but I’ll save those details for another post…



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20 responses to “Updates updates updates…”

  1. Alice says :

    Thank you so much, Arfon!

    And also, thank you very much for adding the full SDSS link to My Galaxies. That makes things MUCH quicker and easier, sorry Quicklook 😀

    Off to have a look at my activity now 🙂

  2. fluffyporcupine says :

    Love the changes, thankyou very much Arfon!

  3. Pat says :

    Thanks Arfon!!!! You are a superstar!!! 😀

  4. Anonymous says :

    Thanks Arfon, you are doing a job

  5. Tom says :

    Thanks, Arfon, you are doing a fine job

  6. ElisabethB says :

    Brilliant Arfon !
    Love the help function. Really useful.

  7. Hanny says :

    Thanks from me too, I love the new features. 😉

  8. Jules says :

    Thanks Arfon – it just gets better and better! 🙂

  9. Mike Alexy says :

    Arfon, zero computer skills here. I’ve got a”contender” for galaxy of the day, but can’t figure out how to contact or send it. Please advise. I’m real old, so please explain slowly. My shot is really Bitchin’

  10. zeus2007 says :

    Excellent, brillian changes. Now I’m a little confused about the full sdss entry, I mean I’ve been there before and all…but I guess I’m used to the quicklook. Anyway, these are fantastic updates. Thanks!

  11. Lily Lau says :

    Big thanks to you again, Arfon.

  12. heng says :

    uh, the “Go To Tutorial” link opens the tutorial in the same window, my galaxy, still to be classified, sits… a new window would be way more useful… 😉
    but thanks otherwise!

  13. calisto/margo says :

    Arfon – after all your hard work yesterday updating the site – I hope you managed to get some shut eye!

    What a star…

  14. starbright says :

    Two great new links. The Need Help feature saves me referring back to the tutorial for clarification.

  15. Joseph K. H. Cheng says :

    Thank you very much, Arfon for the useful & positives changes.


  16. GwydionM says :

    ‘Help’ isn’t working for me. (IE6). Just gives me the same again.

  17. woodman says :


    For a non tekkie getting back to GZ 2 from the blog page is a bit obscure.

  18. John Polglase says :

    Many thanks for the help section – it clarifies things a great deal. I now feel comfortable that I am being consistent in my classification.


  19. GwydionM says :

    The ‘Help’ function is now working fine and is a great add-on.

  20. BIG ONE says :

    Thanks Arfon – it just gets better and better!

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