Hello world, meet the Army of Awesome

This week the Army of Awesome will add localization support and get some new styling. Looks awesome, right?

Once again the Army of Awesome page is getting some new functionality and a bit of styling polish as well. On Thursday it will gain localization support, making it easy for Twitter users around the world to reply and help fellow Firefox users.

Since Army of Awesome launched in October, it has only shown tweets from users who have their language set as English. Now that the page supports localization, you’ll be able to view the page in your native language and respond to similar users. Localized versions will start appearing as they are completed by our community localizers in the next few weeks.

In addition to localizing the static page content, localizers will also be able to translate or add their own signpost messages for their locales. This will allow communities to provide the most relevant content to their users and give them the flexibility to update their messages on the fly.

Finally, the page will get some cosmetic improvements that match the new SUMO look and take it from a 9 to a 10 in design.

What’s next for the Army of Awesome site? In February we’ll add the ability for users to flag tweets as not needing a response and remove them from the list. We’ll also add a list filter that changes the list to show recent, unanswered, answered, and all (including flagged) tweets. Both of these changes will make it easier for our Army of Awesome to quickly find the tweets they want to respond to.

Want to try it out? Head over to the Army of Awesome page and give it a whirl. Have an idea for a new feature or signpost message? Add it to the wiki page or leave a comment.