Repairs Under Way
I wanted to take a quick moment to let everyone know that over the next week or so, we will be working to finally fix many of the annoying site bugs that have no doubt irritated many of you. And when I say “we,” I mean Word Press programmer and commenter extraordinaire CK MacLeod. I know I speak for all the editors when I say that we can’t thank him enough for what he’s volunteered to do for us. (And when you come across him in the comments sections, I encourage you to thank him as well!)
And just so we keep you in the loop, here’s some stuff you should know:
- There will likely be more than one round of “fixes.” We’ll try to tackle the small, simple stuff right away, and the more complex stuff afterward.
- It is highly unlikely that any of this will negatively effect the your ability to interact with the site. If this ends up not being the case, we’ll keep you updated on the status of what’s going on.
- As we make fixes, we’ll keep you in the loop so that you’ll know what is now working.
- CK is astoundingly thorough, but if there is a bug or broken feature that’s been bugging you, please let us know — either in the comments below or by emailing me at rtodkelly at mac.com. On the off chance CK hasn’t already caught it, we want to know.
On a more meta level, please know that in addition to fixing bugs on the site, we are also working to make the site better. In the next week or two I’ll be posting a more formal request to have you tell us what, exactly, “better” means to you. To that end, I encourage readers to ask themselves that question between now and then as they interact with the site. We’re having a “no sacred cows” conversation behind the scenes, and so I encourage you to feel free to do the same with us.
And since it’s hit me lately that I’ve gotten out of the habit of saying what I should on a regular basis, I’ll begin to correct that failing by saying it here and now:
Thanks to everyone here. More than any other site I know of, it’s the readers and commenters that make this place shine.