On current search results, the text under the links are not the blurbs, but an abbreviated version of the first few lines. These should be the blurbs when possible, and these should be visible in full. Joe: "readers of the journal, wherever they are or whatever they are doing, should be reading, without interruption."
Essays in p2p do not show author name or blurb, so that's good, but our comments (editorial comments) still appear even for those logged in as a p2p reviewer. We need to suppress those - it should show that person's comments only, i.e. a person logged in as p2p reviewer should only see his/her comments.
There seem to be some issues with the login. Here's the specific bug: if you "forget your password" (as I apparently did, though I'm not sure how), you are sent an email, allowing you to login one time, where you are given a chance to change your password; however, as it seems to be set up now, in order to change your password, you need to KNOW the password that you've just claimed to have FORGOTTEN. Catch-22.
Titles of texts should be in boldface (and if a book or longer work in italics, too). When we switched platforms much of this formatting disappeared. Recent essays appear OK, but in many reviews the bold formatting was lost.
I'm not sure whether it matters anymore, but on the old version of the site, you were not allowed to assign essays a short title that had already been used before, and the system let you know (can't remember exactly how) if you were picking one that had already been used. On the current site, when you are adding essays, there's no way to know whether a short title has been used before. EDIT; The instructions underneath this field should also be rewritten so that they are crystal clear to the thread editor what exactly a short title should entail.
It would be good if we had a page listing Books Received, with the same basic info as on the old site. (Name, Author, Publisher, Page Length, Date.) Perhaps this could be like a public version of the spot described in the "Issues" entry just below this one (perhaps they could be integrated in some way?). I think the idea would be that the M.E. could periodically refer to this page in their public announcements: if you are interested in reviewing a book for EBR, please see here, etc.