* Posts by Drewc

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French privacy cops snarl at websites over crap EU cookie warnings

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You kinda need to sign in to a jobs site - so JobServe can behave this way.

We used to have a much longer message / acceptance - but it was too intrusive for mobile. So along with most UK publishers we eased up on the message side. We are confident that we are complying with the law and equally confident that readers who don't want cookie know how to wipe them after each session.

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Google helps Brit crims polish their image – but what about the innocent

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Rape victims not a great example

Your general point about victims of crime is valid - but in the UK rape victims are guaranteed anonynimity

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Apple apes Microsoft with iPhone BLUE SCREEN OF DEATH

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Unicode of death

We wrote about that here.

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Ye Bug List

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Re: Site constantly refreshig

Forward to tech for perusal

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Re: Site constantly refreshig

Bug?

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Re: El Reg pages don't scroll from the keyboard any more...

It was a bug, kinda bad UI, and was fixed yesterday so today it's become an imaginary problem.

Drew

P.S. Thanks for the report.

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El Reg mini-poll

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Re: El Reg mini-poll

Belated response -I have forwarded to our ops team. Hopefully they will sort it out for next time we run a mini-poll.

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Re: El Reg mini-poll

Matt - for you, I think.

How can we stop this in future?

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The Register invests in Infrastructure (channel)

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ooh - get you.

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Re: Progress by Alternative Means and SMARTR Memes

Thank-you, amanfromMars. We can always rely on you for a sense of perspective.

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A world of conferences beckons for the Apple sysadmin

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Re: "sysadm"?

Very good... fixed!

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WHAT did GOOGLE do SO WRONG to get a slapping from the EU?

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What a peculiar misreading of this article

Did you actually read it?

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Review: McAfee Endpoint Protection for SMB

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Re: "I have four criteria by which I judge endpoint security products"

Umm - fixed!

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El Reg regains atomic keyring capability

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Re: Tried to buy one

Am forwarding your post to people running shop - to see if they can figure out what is not going on.

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Re: Translation

We don't care if other suppliers are shipping to the USA. But they are flouting US law...

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El Reg chefs whip up Post-Pub Noshographic

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Re: Problem?

Where I live, yes.

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Thecus N4310 4-bay: A NAS-ty beast for the budget-conscious

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Re: wait for it...

Mobile version - noted - added to task list.

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Now Samsung's spying smart TVs insert ADS in YOUR OWN movies

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Re: Register Pot, meet Samsung Kettle

That sounds like a possible bug report. Forwarded to ad ops.

If you see this again and have the inclination - screenshot / OS and browser would be helpful - [email protected], thanks.

Also in case it is simply a badly behaved ad, the advertiser's name will help us block it via Google.

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Netflix goes TITSUP WORLDWIDE (Total Inability To Support Usual Programming)

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Re: No mention of The Register web site going down yesterday

No secret here - load balancer issue - took out 1/6th of our traffic for about 20 minutes. That means site was working for 5/6ths of visitors during that time.

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What gets the internet REALLY excited? Kittens? No. EXPLODING Kittens

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Re: You crack me up, Mr. Pott

Perhaps you could tone down your invective..btw Trevor does not moderate any posts.

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Elite:Dangerous goes TITSUP

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You assume right. We are all about the free copy.

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El Reg Redesign - leave your comment here.

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Re: Link to columnists

Link to columnists was demoted because rarely clicked on. However, it is still available - click on vulture icon in nav bar.

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Re: Re: El Reg's Rose-Tinted [Google] Glasses

OK - now I understand. You need to have five comments accepted before you are moved to automod status for reader forums- this is your sixth comment.

We do this to help stop spam - it is simple and effective.

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Re: El Reg's Rose-Tinted [Google] Glasses

A quick answer - we are thinking right now about visited state. On the forum order - check the "sort comments by" box at the top of this forum thred - it has newest, oldest, popular and thread options. It sounds like your view is set at "thread"?

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http://m.theregister.co.uk/Week - questions

-" http://m.theregister.co.uk/Week is a 404. Any plans to fix it, or are we going to be stuck with the arbitrary order?"

- I am not sure that we ever had this view. I will find out tomorrow. But m.theregister.co.uk except for the top five stories - the ones with the pics - are all in reverse chronology. Does that still make it hard for you to find stories you haven't read?

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navigation at bottom of the page

Thanks for the spot. We'll think how best to do it.

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Re: Some thoughts

Well - we are looking to do something about pics.

As for 3. - I am not complaining! Seriously, I am just trying to summarise the feedback.

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http://www.theregister.co.uk/Week/

Above is link to all stories in reverse chronological order.

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Re: White

We completely accept that many of you find the site too white. In itself that is not a biggie. The fact that many of you find the sight too bright and therefore harder to read is an issue that we have to consider.

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Re: The only thing I'd really like to see is.....

There is actually that page of all stories in reverse chronological order -

http://www.theregister.co.uk/Week/.

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Drewc
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Click on whole masthead - This is on our to do list.

lack of this ability is overhang from long ago when we sold ads on the masthead.

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Redesign for ad changes

Thanks Moeity for your feedback - we'll read it carefully. Just one point from me for now - we did not make changes for ads purposes. By placing ad above the masthead - we have actually de-emphasised the top ad slot.

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Re: I only signed up to complain!

Noted. There is actually no more spacing than before between headlines - although the white background clearly makes it more obvious.

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Hyperlinking entire masthead

At one point, we ran sponsor links within masthead in home page "takeovers". We don't do that any more so we will update for entire masthead.

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Re: Another bug?

Thanks - we'll check it out.

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Re: Looks OK to me.

There is a lot of headlines in the front page main grid - but more pics than previously - so not quite as much a wall of text than before

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Re: Just spotted another "gotcha"

Thanks for the catch - teething production issue here. Think this will fade away.

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Comments layout broken?

We have not touched the comments layout - so am not sure what is going on here. If you have time, please send us screenshot, browser version, OS to [email protected]

Thanks.

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Re: Return of the 'I have read this article' Indication

We do have "Read state" - it used to be pale grey. It is now a slightly darker grey. We can experiment with shades - but just in case it is a browser thing - what browser / OS are you using?

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Re: Bring back the Print button!

An unexpected use case of print icon. We'll have a think about this.

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Re: Links still not being marked as read

Links had had read state since launch.

Two possibilities spring to mind:

The difference in shade between read not read is not distinct enough - for you? for others?

A browser-specific issue.

Please check. If not former, tell us what browser you are using?

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Re: All-caps are a bane to all existence

I have forwarded your comment to our chief sub-editor.

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Drewc
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Re: Recent changes....

No need to sneak anything past me, Naughtyhorse.

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Possible bug? Can't replicate immediately

We'll have a look on Monday but in the meantime, if you can spare the time, please send us screenshot to [email protected]

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Re: Not your finest moment

The more stories unit has been there for a long time. We have simply removed other related stories unit.

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Still works on RiscPC

Must admit that this did not loom large in our thinking. But I am happy it still works!

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The Shock of the New: The Register redesign update 4

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Re: Curious - why no Linked In share icon?

Linkedin button generated next to no traffic for us. As such it did not earn its place here.

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Re: Update 3

I have nothing to say about update 3... OK, OK I was confused.

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Back dat app up: Microsoft opens Azure Backup to Windows PCs

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Re: Out of the topic

Thanks for the feedback on this - there is element of self-policing required here - in this case we got it wrong IMO.

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Why does it take 8 hours for my posts to be approved?

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Re: Re: Why does it take 8 hours for my posts to be approved?

Let's clarify this. Anti-Andrew viewpoint- whatever. Ad homs, often vicious - they're not getting through.

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