A WordPress sigh

Hello WordPress

Why don’t you just fuck everything up like blogger?

No, I do not want to read topics on my ‘reader’ in an endless bloody list. My reader is for the blogs I am interested in.

Topics are for scanning. JBC – who is advising you on your design moves right now?

Sure as hell ain’t me.

Oh, and forget my offer to write a post for you about intros. As, given your crap new layout I will never need to read again about how someone got out of bed and forgot to write their blog before they made coffee. Which would have been one of my salient ‘what not to write in an intro’ points.

Or something like that.

And you should use Hals for all your computer glitches πŸ™‚

Just saying. Please revert to the status as was. Thank you. A very annoyed wordpress person.

ETA – pic now added to aid clarification.


About roughseasinthemed

I write about my life as an English person living in Spain and Gibraltar, on Roughseas, subjects range from politics and current developments in Gib to book reviews, cooking and getting on with life. My views and thoughts on a variety of topics - depending on my mood of the day - can be found over on Clouds. A few pix are over on Everypic - although it is not a photoblog. And of course my dog had his own blog, but most of you knew that anyway. Pippadogblog etc
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35 Responses to A WordPress sigh

  1. EllaDee says:

    Thnx. I’ve been perplexed about Reader, and synchronistically just clicked on it to see what the … was happening and saw your post. I say “if it ain’t broke…” but then how would people justify their $$$$ existences…


  2. What has happened? I mean like seriously? I would flick on topics and find interesting things. I am not prepared to scroll down for ever and a day. What serious stupidity.


  3. Gosh you are angry! I have to say that I haven’t found a problem with the way ‘Topics’ are laid out and I don’t find scrolling in any way irritating. Are you sure this isn’t just a resistance to change thing? I agree with you about blogger – they really screwed things up but I like the way WordPress tries new things – sometimes they work, sometimes they don’t – for example I preferred the old stats format but I’m getting accustomed to the new one!


  4. Andrew Girle says:

    Damn. I never get to blog before coffee, my machine takes too long to boot up.


  5. free penny press says:

    Hell, I’m still learning about reader, topics, stats (just found those the other day) and such.. Too new here @ WP to be irritated..yet !


  6. And it isn’t working properly anyway and neither is the ‘Blogs I follow’ page!


  7. Blu says:

    Looking at WordPress is one of the things on my to do list, along with some other fairly inconsequential things like selling London home, visiting Gibraltar and buying home there!

    I tried blogging some years ago now, looked at what was available and ended up writing my own software which gave me the features I wanted. Today however I guess you have to use something like WordPress to generate readership, so I hope they’ll let me under the hood a bit to write some apps that do things I want.

    I hate the use of the word ‘upgrade’ in the context of software. Windows Vista for example was not an upgrade from Windows XP IMHO, although Windows 7 is. I’m not against change per se, but I do recognise that change isn’t always for the better, be it in computer land, politics or life in general.


    • I liked blogger when I could mess with HTML. You need to pay to do that on WP. Do you want readership? πŸ˜€

      I agree on the upgrade comment. No more to say to that.


      • bluonthemove says:

        Wow, you could never accuse WordPress of being intuitive!!
        I’m just playing setting up some blog space, bluonthemove.wordpress, there is an intro message up there. Kind of going with a blue theme for now.



        • I am becoming a thorn in the side on the forums I suspect for complaining about their recent changes. I am sure you will appreciate this, but software engineers are NOT the best people to decide on changes for users.


          • bluonthemove says:

            Software engineers also should not have the most powerful computers in the building. If their code is taking a long time to compile, they should re-write it, “leaner and meaner”



          • Don’t start me on that one. That’s like the IT head who thought all accountants should have the fastest computers because they used spreadsheets and no-one else needed capacity. Right, I’m writing 50+ page documents, using graphs and don’t need memory or speed? And I kept losing my work?

            Excellent point about software engineers though. How often does that happen though?


          • bluonthemove says:

            That was a quote from the company chairman, so it happened atleast once!


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