Most of you guys will notice that the ad in the lower right is gone. This was always a beta ad that went through many transformations as we worked with the agency to try and perfect it. Notes, observations, complaints and recommendations were all logged by the agency. They are a great company, and they will be working on tailoring an ad that can help us stay in business while the user experience does not diminish.
One thing is for sure, IOTW does not sit on its heels. We are always looking to get better and better, and that includes taking some chances that might not be the popular thing at the moment. But in the end we get it right and you can always be reassured that we’re trying to create a positive user experience. After all, we’re here all day too.
The Live-Wire chat box in the sidebar seems to be a hit. We may expand upon that if user demand dictates that we should.
The editing capability for comments was a response to demand. That seems to be working out. The Bullpen is a definite hit.
Some of the aesthetic changes were a response to boredom, many might not even notice them, but “the staff” is certainly excited. Irony Curtain finally got the banner he always envisioned.
Irony would also like to tell you that we appreciate the comments and the criticism and that it’s an essential component for developing the best site we can. But I’m here to tell you that I hate the carping and the criticism and I know what you’re thinking before you even think it.
Yes, I know I’m a douchebag. See? I told you.