Originally posted by MissOleum
When Russ puts up a new feature on the site, such as the Clan Preview which arrived without an Announcement forum posting, the new feature could be announced in the Summary section of My Home page.
Then non-subs would realise just how many great features this site has, and the many people who just don't have time for reading hundreds of forum threads could get the message too.
I have suggested a few times an optional news ticker on the My Games (My Home) page, which could be customised as to what it contains on an individual basis. The only info that I feel (at the moment) should be broadcast on the news ticker are site announcements, opening of consultation votes and certain tournament info.
Two things that should be compulsory would be new Site Announcements and Opening of Consultation Votes.
Then, after that, each user could customise what they wished to see with regards to tournaments. I'd probably set it up so that it announced the creation of any banded tournament that I am eligible for, and longer time control tournaments. It could be quite easy to customise with tick boxes for tournament type (Banded, Free for All, etc) and timeout (0, 3, 7, etc) and timebank (3, 7, etc)