Tuesday, 16 September 2008

The End Of An Era

Sad news.

It seems the inmates have taken over the asylum over at my favourite tech news site, "The Register".

After nearly ten years of reading their site on a daily basis their horrendous new fixed width format is so utterly terrible that the site is no longer pleasant to read and I have to give up reading it.

They received a torrent of complaints to the comments section of their explanatory article entitled "OMFG what have you done?" and this is despite actively censoring many commenters. I myself was censored three times before I gave up and resorted to impotently whining about it on a blog that nobody reads. Other posters complained of the same censorship too, but maybe their moderators were so inundated with comments that many of them just fell into the bit-bucket at the end of the conveyer.

It doesn't matter anyway. It's their site, they can fcuk it up any way they please. It's hard to imagine why they would want to inflict such an appalling design on their readers but it seems they're quite willing to do so.

I have no idea what their motives are, other than change for change sake.