Since then, the CBS team completed a thorough review of Scout's platform and technology and has been working feverishly to prepare the site for a comprehensive overhaul.The preparations are nearing completion and the overhaul will be implemented next month.Changes of this magnitude cannot be implemented in-season.Not only is our staff preoccupied with coverage responsibilities, but readers don't want to be distracted with a brand new interface and any potential accompanying bugs during that time.
This is going to be the same [Site Brand] - same staff, same content, same community. We understand change is inconvenient, but we've made efforts to make the new look as familiar as possible and are confident this is both a necessary and beneficial move for the present and future of [Site Brand].
And the prospect of staying on an unstable platform until next April is a risk not worth taking. Specifically, with regards to the forums, there will be some features and characteristics that our users have been requesting for years.
For example, you will be able to jump to new posts within a thread, you'll be able to upload images directly to your posts, and there will be an unlimited posting archive moving forward.
The product that debuts next month should be viewed as a starting point.
As we've done in the past, we'll request and compile reader feedback and develop a priority list based off this feedback to submit changes, bug fixes and feature requests, which CBS says it will prioritize in the coming months.