Okay… so I know what you’re thinking. You’re saying to yourself: “dude… what the hell are you doing with your website! Why are you constantly messing with layout, colors, fonts, design etc.?”
So look… here’s the deal. we’ve got 400 members. About 60% are sitting on a mobile device (probably literally). That leaves roughly 40% who are actually on real computers. What I hear every week from one or more of you is: “golly” (or some such expression)… “why can’t this site be more like Facebook… make it simple for us to maneuver…and we’ll contribute more.”. That latter part of the sentence were key words to me. And so… I went on a search and i found a design that sorta worked, and then modified the heck out of it so that it was almost identical to Facebook. We implemented this monstrosity for a month. And guess what? Oh c’mon… you can do it… guess. Yeah, exactly… the whining, confused, borderline idiotic members who wanted this experience to be “simplified” for them… magically disappeared…. or… stayed but contributed absolutelyzero substance. I mean… it was so quiet that you could hear an asthmatic mouse wheeze. Kelly farted in Pittsburgh, and we heard it here in Honey Brook. So… thanks for that.
So here’s how this scenario is going to play out from now on: I’m old… I’m fat… I’m grumpy… and this is my fuckin’ site. If I wanted Facebook… I would stay on Facebook and be eternally bored with their lackluster bullshit layout and bland, boring colors. I like what I’m doing here. I like how it looks… I like that it’s more intuitive for many of us… and I like that the damned thing is actually attractive. No more compromises. I want my own identity… I want my site to stand on its own and have its own identity. Period. So this is my preferred layout. It looks good on Mobile. It looks good on a PC… or a MAC…. I’m happy… Most of my members are happy… Even Sassy and Daisy are happy… they stopped hacking up hairballs on my keyboard. This is progress. And speaking of progress…
Sometimes going backwards is a step forward. We have over a thousand games on tap here… in our original arcade… which was an SMF Mod that came out damned close to a decade ago and hasn’t been supported for roughly 5 years. Crazy, right? I replaced it with another arcade that wouldn’t offer challenge matches… didn’t save our high scores… and wouldn’t do half of what this old clunker has been doing (with a TON of custom modifications to keep it safe and updated…. yeah, you’re welcome!). So… guess what? I reverted back to our old arcade. I like it… others here like it… Sassy and Daisy don’t give a shit because they don’t have any thumbs… but… if they COULD play, they would… we all know this to be true!!
So enjoy the old with the new… enjoy the pretty damned colors and rejoice… smile… join hands and sing, y’all.
Insanely Happy… I Remain…
PS – Plex Server, Abyss Server and DFW Radio are also back online.