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Sat, 07/23/2011 - 23:33 | 1486100 Trimmed Hedge
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If it ain't broke, don't fix it!

P.S. If you don't give individual users the option to switch it back to the old way, depending on their preference... I shall demand a full refund!!

Sun, 07/24/2011 - 02:20 | 1486507 BorisTheBlade
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Let's see how buggy the new design is, but what i can already say: i hate new font.

Sun, 07/24/2011 - 02:38 | 1486529 sacrilege
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There's no new font. See above.

Sun, 07/24/2011 - 03:11 | 1486557 CrazyCooter
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I love the improvement list!

One of my biggest concerns to date has been the occasional boobie avatar. I am a ZH addict and I do troll a bit from work. This is really bad mojo. All it takes is one incident where some ass hat puts up tits on a thread and a work PC gets audited/logged/monitored. I had to get a FF add on to block images and was able to limit the lack of graphics to just avatars. I will have to review my battle plan if folks can post images inline (I know I can't trust the entire community to always be good). As long as uploads have a static path mask (e.g. they are always http://www.zerohedge.com/users/*/*/*.*) life is all good. If ya'll don't mind the feature request, just let me "disable potentially offensive images" in my profile and just block avatars/inline images for me. :-)

Boobies are totally OK at home, but at work ...

Thanks for the hard work guys/gals! I know exactly how much effort goes into changes like this.

Regards,

Cooter

Sun, 07/24/2011 - 04:22 | 1486621 Vlad Tepid
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How did you get that to work again?  I, too, don't want to be joining the ranks of the unemployed.

Sun, 07/24/2011 - 04:39 | 1486633 superflyguy
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FireFox browser + Adblock Plus +  Element Hiding Helper for Adblock Plus add-ons

I believe they have those plugins for Google Chrome too. Good stuff. You can create your own list, you can block just certain URLs or certain elements on a webpage etc. etc.

Sun, 07/24/2011 - 05:31 | 1486656 Dont Taze Me Bro
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Is it just me, or is the new website sloooooowwwwwwwwwwww as hell

Sun, 07/24/2011 - 08:17 | 1486810 Bendromeda Strain
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Yeah - Sunday morning at 8 am EST and I had the same impression. Had to surf around to verify it wasn't my ISP. It isn't.

Sun, 07/24/2011 - 09:20 | 1486907 boricuadigm-shift
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New features are nice.  Performance seems to have taken a hit.  Opening new posts and replying to messages take at least twice as much as before.  It's a free service so its not a complaint.  It's more something to look at when the ZH team has some time available.  I prefer content than performance, and content is perfect! :-)

Sun, 07/24/2011 - 11:48 | 1487253 gmrpeabody
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How can it be that we are all tied at 1 for total score.

Like my clones' school, there are no winners or losers.

Sun, 07/24/2011 - 12:32 | 1487390 knukles
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I'm with you, mrpeabody....
Like where from and by whom do these mystery scores appear?  Why are we having an perfectly egalitarin society imposed upon us by a distant, unknown Big Brother?
Why are our comments now boxed?  Bernays would have a few choice bits about all of that... 
And where for art the spellcheck buttoni?
We the Luddites are very disturbed.

Sun, 07/24/2011 - 09:54 | 1486969 New_Meat
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Didn't you catch Sac's "servers doing global update" comment?

- Ned

{now ya gotta' taze yourself}

Sun, 07/24/2011 - 13:01 | 1487442 CrazyCooter
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As mentioned already, the FireFox add on is called AdBlock Plus. Upon install, I did not subscribe to anything (there is some type of list solicitation when you first install - I canceled out of that - I assume it shares my "blocks" with the "list" thus crowdsourcing better "rules" - but I am not for sure).

Anyway, once the add on is installed, just right click an avatar and choose the "AdBlock Plus Block Image" option. From there you get a FF pop up window that lets you edit the rule you are creating. If you create a rule with the pattern "zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/pictures/*" then all avatars will be blocked.

With the new site, it seems the chart porn still works, however even Tylers avatar is gone with this rule.

I am pretty sure I saw inline images last night, but I don't see them now. I think this may have been disabled/turned off. Regardless, unless people are uploading the images to ZH first (doubtful - I don't see it in the edit bar), then it will be impossible to block inline images folks create via HTML (these would sorce the image from a non-ZH URL).

Hopefully folks can't choke up the threads here with images of BS.

Regards,

Cooter

This is an image test:

 

UPDATE: It appears that my comment will post an <IMG> to the ZH database, but when it renders it appears the <IMG> is being stripped out. This has to be expensive string processing at runtime! I don't want to complain though! Might be best if the <IMG> was stripped before it was saved to the DB eliminating the need to do it later on for each page served, but that is probably an operation already on the table.

Regardless, I am a happy user. Good job guys/gals! :-)

Sun, 07/24/2011 - 09:44 | 1486938 j0nx
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You need to setup your home machine with remote desktop and connect to it from work if you can. That's what I do. I do NO surfing from work. All surfing is done from my home pc and then transmitted via encrypted RDP to my work pc through my remote desktop client.

Sun, 07/24/2011 - 10:10 | 1486997 High Plains Drifter
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there is no way i would mess around on the internet from work. no way .....

Sun, 07/24/2011 - 13:10 | 1487498 CrazyCooter
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j0nx, There is no safe way to see something at work you didn't mean to see. The best route is always to avoid retriveing unwanted content.

HPD, it depends on the type of work one does and the environment. I am at a computer all day doing knowledge work and my brain needs distractions from time to time. I check ZH maybe one every couple hours and might read for five or ten minutes if something catches my fancy. However, couple this with the only breaks I take are walking to get coffee, and the context is a little different.

Right now what my boss cares about is (1) deliverables. As long as the job is getting done right and on time, there is leeway.

Regards,

Cooter

Sun, 07/24/2011 - 13:51 | 1487517 YHC-FTSE
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Dude, not a good idea to troll at ZH during work (Well, not a good idea to troll full stop). Besides, whenever I do a long post, I deliberately sprinkle swear words so there's less chance of my comments being disseminated onto other finance sites which has happened on a number of occasions. The more "unsavoury" stuff posted here the better, imo. I do not want to pop up over the radar, and considering some of the juicier stories that have been posted on ZH, nor do you. 

Sun, 07/24/2011 - 03:29 | 1486571 BorisTheBlade
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0_0

well, something is different even though CSS maybe didn't change: http://web.archive.org/web/20101217212117/http://www.zerohedge.com/

anyway, will take some time do adjust to the new appearance

Sun, 07/24/2011 - 09:30 | 1486920 DavidC
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I agree with BorisTheBlade. The appearance of the font has definitely changed on my display as well. the previous font was clean and unbolded. The new(?) one is bold and looks different - I preferred the old(?) one.

Sun, 07/24/2011 - 14:24 | 1487548 Fanatic
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The font is OK with IE. but with Firefox on Windows XP it is crap, and different than before.

Sun, 07/24/2011 - 14:24 | 1487550 Fanatic
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Sun, 07/24/2011 - 13:21 | 1487551 Fanatic
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Sun, 07/24/2011 - 08:10 | 1486802 the tower
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look at the source, there IS a new font... ur prob a Mac guy and fascist Steve has set your font fixed to Lucida, but the majority of people use Windows and cannot read this Mac-centric crap:

 

body {   font-family : "Lucida Sans", Verdana, Arial, sans-serif;   }
Sun, 07/24/2011 - 12:24 | 1487371 blunderdog
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Yeah, on the Windows side, it would've defaulted to Arial, wouldn't it?  Now it's Lucida Sans? 

Bringing up the two pages next to each other for comparison, the most obvious differences are on lowercase a's and g's.

Blah.

Sun, 07/24/2011 - 11:23 | 1487177 dogbreath
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Bring back the Junk button.  There is no rating system that can replace the expression of junking. 

Sun, 07/24/2011 - 12:00 | 1487235 TwelfthVulture
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I also notice that the "read more" link from the front page has been disabled.  I know it's hard to believe but some do prefer to read the story v. the comments.

 Do like the "reads n" addition.

If I change the language from the front page I am having problems when I click through to a story, i.e., the buffer overflows, and the translation does not occur.  When returning to "home" the language change sticks.

The little section on the right with Tyler, et al and job descriptions is missing.

Sun, 07/24/2011 - 11:46 | 1487246 Smiddywesson
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Maybe the font hasn't changed, but it looks half the size.  How do we make it big enough to read?

Love the wider window.

 

Sun, 07/24/2011 - 12:12 | 1487332 redpill
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Can you insert a border="none" into the syntax for the user avatars?

Sun, 07/24/2011 - 13:16 | 1487510 GoinFawr
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... and for the comments. I miss the `junk` button already, but let`s see how that change plays out over time.

  the `recent comments` links in account is an excellent addition.

 

Sun, 07/24/2011 - 12:15 | 1487342 Kayman
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Sac

I'll give it some time before jumping to conclusions. 

Thanks for your efforts.

Kayman

Sun, 07/24/2011 - 12:20 | 1487362 feeb
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Sacrilege, I think I love you. 

 

Fantastic work you have done here - it is all very much appreciated. Thanks for all that you do!

 

I hope TD at least hooks you up with a few free Zero Hedge tees if not a salary complete with dental benefits and a gold bar savings, employer 50% match program.

Sun, 07/24/2011 - 18:27 | 1488641 Manthong
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It might just be me, but I find the gray shading on the top of each reply a bit distracting while scrolling.

For some reason the all white scheme seems less so.

My 2c.

Great work.

Thanks

Mon, 11/07/2011 - 14:36 | 1854019 rrwoodward
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Sacrilege, how can I get Bloomberg screens posted. I worked there several years programming. I'm pretty much a Bloomberg super-freak! I've been trading bonds since. I often see posts that I'd like to reply with Bloomberg screens usually supporting the post...like italian spreads to aaa sofereign AAA index. Thanks, Randy

 

Sun, 07/24/2011 - 02:39 | 1486530 eisley79
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"11. Just to clarify, aside from some sidebar stuff, the CSS on the font stayed exactly the same. "

LOL, I love zero hedge, and I realize having ANY Drupal based site take the kind of traffic it gets and survive, is an impressive feat.

Kudos on installing some new modules and adding some blocks :D, but I am pretty sure as soon as they installed Drupal 4(lol), they just opened up the default theme css files, and hit Ctrl+A and then Delete :)

Sun, 07/24/2011 - 09:54 | 1486965 j0nx
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Since no junk button then Where does one do a score? I see this total score thing but no way to do that from what I can see? I like the old site better too.

Sat, 07/23/2011 - 23:26 | 1486105 GIANTKILR
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Where's the porn?!?!?!

Sun, 07/24/2011 - 09:01 | 1486865 Bob
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TIMMAY G WILL BE ON CNN'S "State of the Union" this morning at 9 EST to talk about the deficit.

Sun, 07/24/2011 - 09:42 | 1486936 knukles
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God I love the the smell of my freshly scratched nut sack in the morning. 

Sun, 07/24/2011 - 10:51 | 1487083 Monedas
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Leave your crack cheese alone and take a bath ! Monedas 2011 Comedy Jihad Odorometer Tour

Sun, 07/24/2011 - 09:51 | 1486947 SMG
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I appretiate all the hard work on this update, but I really find myself missing the old site.  I mean in a way this was an attempt to make Zero Hedge more like other sites, but that's what made it great.  IT WASN'T LIKE ANY OTHER SITE OUT THERE.  That's what made it special.

I'm not against small improvements to the site, but this feels like too much to me.  At a minimum these comment boxes and signatures have to go. They are too distracting from some of the great thoughts posted here.   I guess I could live with the rating system,  but I liked the junk button better.

Some improvement suggestions:  Maybe to be able to flag a picture or avatar as pornographic, and then be able to set your individual account not to display those.  Also if you could auto-trim whitespace from the end of a comment, that would be great too.

This site is great, and I appretiate everything you and your team go through to provide it, but please be very careful with changes because the world needs to see the ideas which are presented here, and the old format to me seems like a better way to do that.

Thanks for listening.

Sun, 07/24/2011 - 10:34 | 1487053 Ruth
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There is a ZH Rehab for that, and meetings start every Friday night and run every 5 minutes til Monday;)  There's still time to catch the 10:35am meeting.  I'm Ruth and I'm addicted to ZH.

Sat, 07/23/2011 - 23:28 | 1486110 redpill
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Sweet, thanks Sac.

I'd like it if you could kill the border on the avatar pictures though.

 

Sat, 07/23/2011 - 23:27 | 1486111 Tunga
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TEST 1 2 TESTING 1 2 CHECK CHECK. IS THIS THING ON?

 

Sun, 07/24/2011 - 03:13 | 1486558 CrazyCooter
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Roger Roger.

What's our vector Victor?

Regards,

Cooter

Sun, 07/24/2011 - 03:15 | 1486560 CrazyCooter
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Roger Roger.

What's our vector Victor?

Regards,

Cooter

Sun, 07/24/2011 - 07:20 | 1486742 mick_richfield
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Well, I'm happy to see that some things haven't changed.

Sat, 07/23/2011 - 23:28 | 1486113 Hulk
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contributors section is from Feb...

Sat, 07/23/2011 - 23:48 | 1486167 cartonero
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Yeah, I had that too.  Money McBags and Bruce Krasting from Feb. 20.  It fixed itself after a few refreshes.

Sat, 07/23/2011 - 23:29 | 1486115 slewie the pi-rat
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i am a luddite, curled up, sucking my thumb, waiting for my bathtub to fill

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