Will keep this brief, because Adam’s post below is far more important than this, but I wanted to keep you all up to date.
1.) We are going to darken the whiteness of the screen a little bit, and make the text a little bit darker. We will do it slightly, but we can not tailor the site to every individual person and we do not want to run into accessibility issues.
2.) If you have noticed, there are no ads running right now. This is because we were informed by the new ad provider (different from the old one) that we have been flagged for objectionable content. The two posts that flagged objectionable content were, hysterically, ones by Cheryl and Tamara, two of the LEAST offensive front pagers. I went through the posts, and what got flagged was ***NOT*** the actual post by either of those two, but you assholes going off in the comments. Superb work, folks. We are handling this in two ways. First, we are looking for an ad provider with different standards, while we are also going through and replacing all 245,435 instances of the word “fuck” with “f#ck.” Similarly “objectionable” words will receive the same treatment. Never a dull moment with you people. Regardless, ads should hopefully reappear in a few days.
3.) While reading some of the complaints in recent threads, I thought it would be perhaps helpful (although I doubt it), if I once again noted that the website is not built for YOU and YOU alone. It’s built to serve the needs of the vast majority of people. Submitting tickets and endlessly posting about things you don’t *like* is not the same as posting about things that don’t *work*. The former is just a pain in the ass, the latter is actually helpful. Also, you codgers, *different* does not always mean *worse*. It just means different. Yes, I know pudding night was on Tuesday night on the old version of the site, but for a myriad of complex reasons, pudding night is now on Wednesday. Please bear with us.
Finally, I highly recommend f.lux for everyone. It makes your screen sync to the time of day, changing the brightness and warmth of the screen. I use it on every device I own. It’s outstanding.