Re: Site constantly refreshig
1228 posts • joined 26 Nov 2009
It was a bug, kinda bad UI, and was fixed yesterday so today it's become an imaginary problem.
P.S. Thanks for the report.
Belated response -I have forwarded to our ops team. Hopefully they will sort it out for next time we run a mini-poll.
Matt - for you, I think.
How can we stop this in future?
ooh - get you.
Thank-you, amanfromMars. We can always rely on you for a sense of perspective.
Very good... fixed!
Did you actually read it?
Umm - fixed!
Am forwarding your post to people running shop - to see if they can figure out what is not going on.
We don't care if other suppliers are shipping to the USA. But they are flouting US law...
Where I live, yes.
Mobile version - noted - added to task list.
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@example.com, thanks.
Also in case it is simply a badly behaved ad, the advertiser's name will help us block it via Google.
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.
Perhaps you could tone down your invective..btw Trevor does not moderate any posts.
You assume right. We are all about the free copy.
Link to columnists was demoted because rarely clicked on. However, it is still available - click on vulture icon in nav bar.
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.
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"?
-" 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?
Thanks for the spot. We'll think how best to do it.
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.
Above is link to all stories in reverse chronological order.
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.
lack of this ability is overhang from long ago when we sold ads on the masthead.
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.
Noted. There is actually no more spacing than before between headlines - although the white background clearly makes it more obvious.
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.
Thanks - we'll check it out.
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
Thanks for the catch - teething production issue here. Think this will fade away.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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?
An unexpected use case of print icon. We'll have a think about this.
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?
I have forwarded your comment to our chief sub-editor.
No need to sneak anything past me, Naughtyhorse.
We'll have a look on Monday but in the meantime, if you can spare the time, please send us screenshot to email@example.com
The more stories unit has been there for a long time. We have simply removed other related stories unit.
Must admit that this did not loom large in our thinking. But I am happy it still works!
Well you shall have an upvote from me!
Did you every follow link to El Reg from twitter? I think there was a/b test on mobile auto redirect.
There is a change to the desktop link at bottom but that appears to have stopped working for some reason. Bug report.
It is not question of can't do - it's a question of won't do until we work our way through the business implications. We have 50 mouths to feed here.
P.S. Anything we do on this score in first instance would be adaptive not responsive.
I am not a fan of page spanning either - p.s. we still support print article .
Linkedin button generated next to no traffic for us. As such it did not earn its place here.
I have nothing to say about update 3... OK, OK I was confused.
Thanks for the feedback on this - there is element of self-policing required here - in this case we got it wrong IMO.
Let's clarify this. Anti-Andrew viewpoint- whatever. Ad homs, often vicious - they're not getting through.