Oprah Just Made A Huge Change To Her Website

It seems that just about every celebrity has their own brand these days. From Kourtney Kardashian's Poosh to Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop, it seems like more and more A-listers are there to offer fans life advice. Of course, no one does that quite like Oprah Winfrey. The woman has been running a web-based community since the '90s, and she continues to prove why her website is one of the best. Oprah's recent website change is one of the biggest yet, in fact, but the idea didn't actually come from her. 

There is quite literally nothing that Oprah can't do. The 68-year-old is a journalist, talk show host, motivational speaker, and more, so she knows a thing or two about both running a business and being honest with her community. From interviewing celebrities on national television, to hearing everyday people's stories on her website, she's truly a jack-of-all-trades. And it turns out that she's not resting on her laurels, either. 

Oprah has made some very personal changes to her website, and it proves exactly why she is the best at what she does. When you hear about the changes, you just might want to hit that "subscribe" button on the Oprah Daily website, too. 

Oprah removed the 'dislike' button from her website

There's a reason that Oprah Winfrey is so great at what she does — she listens to people and makes changes. Proving that she truly does listen to the voices on her site, Oprah removed the "dislike" button from her Oprah Daily website after users shared their concerns. 

The change might have come from Oprah, but the idea didn't start there. According to the Oprah website, the idea to remove the "dislike" button actually came from someone's comment on her website. "Hi Oprah, may I suggest a spring clean of 'Let's Talk' as the anonymity of the 'thumbs down' doesn't align or serve this community," Oprah Insider MARYFROMPERTH wrote on the website. "It takes great courage and vulnerability for some to write a comment, and you never know how they may be feeling."

Oprah listened. "Oprah Daily editors worked with the engineering team to push an update that removed the thumbs-down option across our site," according to the site's statement. "We may continue to hear people say, 'Never read the comments' as a way to navigate other digital spaces—but I'm proud to say that this won't be one of them."

Oprah reads every single comment on her website — and it shows

Some celebrities are simply the face of their brands, but Oprah Winfrey consistently proves that she is her brand. The article on Oprah Daily describing the website changes came directly from Oprah herself. She was the author of the article, wrote it from her perspective, and even admitted that she reads every single comment on the website. "Yes," she writes in the article. "I read the comments."

Oprah credits the change to user MARYFROMPERTH, who stuck up for an Oprah Insider named LISHA. After seeing that LISHA's personal story got a thumbs down on the website, MARYFROMPERTH called out the anonymity of the thumbs down button. Oprah allegedly saw the comment herself, and credits the change directly to the user. 

If there are any celebrities out there who are looking to make their fan-centered website a truly special place to be, they should probably go ahead and take notes from Oprah. This is how you create a safe space for fans on the internet.