October 07, 2008

Mo' bugs, Mo' problemz.: Just some functional and usability stuff I'm seeing as I get back into using the site.

- Missing header and footer on lower-level pages

- "search" link in footer goes to Sportsfilter.com (maybe put a Coming Soon page up or sumpin')

- In Locker Room post form, title "Create a Weblog Post" doesn't give me clear enough feedback that I'm posting to the Locker Room (had to check the URL)

posted by worldcup2002 to bugs at 01:29 PM - 23 comments

Also, the comment threads are hard to read because the completely even spacing between text blocks (be it a paragraph or the commenter info) makes it hard to distinguish one person's comment from another's.

I'd suggest a few subtle changes (once kirk returns) that will make a world of difference:

1. Don't do any horizontal rules or zebra stripes to separate comments

2. Increase leading between comment blocks from different individuals. Make sure individual paragraphs inside a comment block are closer together than the leading between comment blocks.

3. Fun idea: Put a number next to each individual comment block. This will make it easier to keep your place as you read long threads.

posted by worldcup2002 at 01:38 PM on October 07

COMMENT NUMBER TWO I like your third idea so much I can't wait for Kirk to return.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 03:27 PM on October 07

Personally I am a fan of the alternating colors of comment boxes.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 04:39 PM on October 07

i am mostly just flagging all of your comments as funny AND offensive.

i too like the alternating colours for comments.

i also like beer and chocolate chunk brownies.

posted by scully at 07:28 PM on October 07

I would like to see a return of the old feature when you logged in, it told you how many unread comments have been added since your last visit.

Whatever that means technically, I have no idea.

posted by owlhouse at 07:32 PM on October 07

I'm with owlhouse on that "unread comments" feature.

And for you zebra-stripe lovers: Fuck off, you slimy cunts (no, I'm not Joe-kin-near).

posted by worldcup2002 at 07:54 PM on October 07

Before anyone gets their knickers in a bunch about the last comment, read this. I've loved every moment of it.

posted by worldcup2002 at 07:59 PM on October 07

Another vote for Zebra kind here.

Also, if the "ads by google" that wedges between the OP and the start of the comments could be moved, that would be super.

Also, why are the ads always about helping me to lose weight? I'm big boned!

posted by Mr Bismarck at 09:09 PM on October 07

Or, if I may paraphrase Bernie Mac (R.I.P.): I'm big-bonered, I'm hung low... when I pull my shit out, the room gets dark!

posted by worldcup2002 at 11:01 PM on October 07

Also, as Bernie Mac said: I ain't scared a' you, muthafuckas! You don't unnerstand!

posted by worldcup2002 at 11:04 PM on October 07

I'm with Terrapin, more beer and chocolate chunk brownies, please.

posted by MrFrisby at 12:00 AM on October 08

I like the idea of numbering the comments. Doing this, along with restoring the unread comments feature, would greatly improve readability.

I checked out the ad for the "RealAge" test and found out that I was really 3 years old. I didn't believe it, so I had a temper tantrum.

If those are sugar-free chocolate chunk brownies, I'll take a dozen, please.

posted by Howard_T at 09:55 AM on October 08

Also, if the "ads by google" that wedges between the OP and the start of the comments could be moved, that would be super.

The what now?

posted by yerfatma at 10:02 AM on October 08

Can we get dates put back into the time stamps? (we did have dates in the times stamps before, correct? I'm not just imagining this?)

posted by goddam at 02:29 PM on October 08

A downfall for Chrome, Mr. Bis?

posted by BoKnows at 11:25 PM on October 08

A downfall for the IE6 I'm forced to use at the office.

If it gets any worse, I might just do some work instead.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 05:12 PM on October 09

I'd hate for you to do that, Mr. Bis. What's this world coming to?

posted by BoKnows at 08:54 PM on October 09

Rcade a friend of mine tried to create an account and was unable to. I assume that is just part of the transition process?

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 12:04 AM on October 10

no, the YingYang filter has been activated. Apologize to your friend, but tell him it's not a bug, it's a feature.

posted by worldcup2002 at 01:45 PM on October 10

You know that Groucho line about not wanting to be a member of any club that would have him? It's like that, but only for you.

posted by yerfatma at 02:53 PM on October 10

Harsh. This is what I get for trying to bring in some more Detroit sports fans.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 07:28 PM on October 10

Thankfully they're aren't any. At least until the NHL & NBA get fully underway.

posted by yerfatma at 11:07 AM on October 15

Yeah that's right, YYM. Put a stamp on that shit and mail it. Yerfatma for the win!

Cough, cough, Go Blues cough, cough.

posted by BoKnows at 08:42 PM on October 15

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