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Site Announcement – Please Read

Folks, I’ll make this short and sweet:

We’re going to be changing our look again. In the interest of full disclosure, we never really expected this place to take off like it has.  We thought that we might have a few stories once in a while and that would be about it. We actually thought that after the initial setup, we’d be struggling for content and that it wouldn’t take a whole lot up front.

We were fucking flat-out wrong. This place has, in very short order, turned into a fucking monster.

So, we’re going to be migrating over to a newer template that’s going to clean things up, make it easier for us to organize, and give us some head room to grow with.


I can’t say it any more clearly than that. You’ll see shit everywhere. You’ll see bullshit images probably. You’ll see all kinds of out of whack formatting, double texting and all manner of bullshit.


It’s going to be migrating, rearranging and reorganizing everything in this site, and folks…that is a SHIT TON of stuff.

So bear with us during all this shit, and hopefully we’ll have it all sorted out in about a week.

The site will still be up and fully functional, just don’t be surprised if you log on one minute and something is one place and you log in the next and it’s gone. That’s going to be an ongoing, long, drawn out labor of bullshit: reorganizing all the articles we have and getting some decent imagery we never bothered with before to make it a bit cleaner looking.

I’m not sure when we’ll start all this shit, but it’s going to be soon. So hang in there, we’re working on it.

– Thing 1

This Post Has 10 Comments

  1. Zeedox

    /kicks tires
    /opens, closes door
    Seems solid. Nice look.

  2. Zeedox

    And comments work!

  3. Thing 1

    Dude, I’ve got so much shit to do it’s unreal. I’m not really even started yet. Spent all morning getting the old plugins that didn’t work out of the system and getting the new forum controls installed.

    The big fuckup was when we started. We used mostly pages to do things. (Shit man, we’re all old, that’s how it was always done.) So now that everything is working I need to convert all those old pages to posts and get that sorted, figure out what graphics we’re going to use for shit like the header and icons and get those installed, start setting images for post previews…

    It’s a fucking shit-ton man. But it is really a quantum leap over what we were working with. Fucking HUGE.

  4. Gomez_Adams

    Whoa! Very nice so far. That was fast.

  5. Meatslab

    Very nice changes. I like it!

  6. Insurrectional_Leftist

    wow, “looking different around here man !!” ….

    Going to be Kewl, when everything gets hammered out and all… 🙂

    Changing with the times.

  7. Scorpiany

    I actually don’t like it. I much preferred the simpler, older design. I especially hate the backgrounds moving separately as I scroll up and down. Can’t stand it when sites do that.

  8. Thing 1

    Here’s where I am:

    Most of the heavy lifting is done. All the old pages have been converted to posts and everything is reorganized by post category and that all links automatically. (Something that the old template could never fucking do.)

    I’ve switched from a meta to an SEO system so I’ve hot a shit ton of work to do to sort that out. (No more manually entering tags in pages. Yea!)

    I’m rapidly becoming a non-fan of the orange. To me it’s just too fucking loud. I sort of liked the old white and red better. (Sorry Gomez and Zeedox)) More input on that would help me pull the trigger.

    The scrolling shit came that way. I’m not a big fan of it either. I’m sure there’s a way to disable that but I’ve not bothered actually fucking with any template settings other than color.

    I haven’t touched the forum other than putting in all the new post controls. (Seriously…it’s light years better than it was.) It’s not on my priority list at the moment to fuck with it beyond that. I’ll get to it eventually.

    Keep the feedback coming. Believe it or not I’m not THAT big an asshole that never listens to feedback.

    Edit to add: Scrolling fixed, bitches! 😉

  9. Zeedox

    This looks good, but I have no problem with white and red also. I was just commenting on the colours I’d seen.

  10. Gomez_Adams

    I like this as well. I like the single row of stories better than the multiple rows as well. Looks a whole lot less busy and chaotic.

    Thanks for fixing that scroll thing. That’s annoying as hell. I use both a laptop and a desktop – on the desktop it was no big deal because I could see the entire length of the side bars as I scrolled, but on my laptop I would have to actually scroll down to the bottom of the site before the side bars would move down to where I could see the rest of the content in them.

    I primarily use the side bars to see what’s going on, so that was a real pain in the neck. Glad that’s gone.

    Other than that, I really like how it looks. Now, if the forum was easier to read…

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