Between one post and the next, somebody, who shall, for the sake of discretion, remain nameless, has been playing again. Somebody has been twiddling with the settings on that nice little black header bar at the top of the page there. The one that used to be useful, but which is now an utter waste of time.
Yes, that one. The one that used to allow a quick glance at stats, but from which the stats are now missing. And don’t think you can just click to access your normal stats…oh no. They’ve been tampered with too. Though, there is, at least, a solution to that.
The little black bar that used to allow access to a Reader that still functioned, but which now allows access to a Reader that barely opens one eye in disgust before rolling over and expiring…
You also used to…as in this morning… be able to access the Site Admin, along with all the things that do still work, via this little black bar. You could even usefully toggle between all the sites you work with via a simple hover.
And, believe it or not, once upon a time, that orange notifications dot… the one that now snazzily swipes in and out… used to show you all the comments, not just a select few…
Not. Any. More.
And that is what has right royally got up my nose. (Original texted edited by censor in favour of words less graphic but with more than four letters.)
You can still access the old Editor via the Site Admin/Meta links on your home page. For now.
Which is just as well, even if it is more faffing than I need with three sites to manage.
I do not wish to use the shiny new Editor that takes ages to load and then fails to perform or offer the editing functions I require.
I neither intend, nor have any desire, to write a post on my mobile phone.
I do not own a tablet, nor have I any likelihood of doing so.
I work on a PC or occasionally, a standard laptop. Simple. So all these ‘improvements’ are a waste of my time and make blogging more difficult, not less.
It is not too much to expect that those of us who do so should be catered for, surely?
I do, however, pay for a Premium site these days… Not through choice, but for the simple reason that the add-on storage and ad-free options I used to pay for on my ‘free’ site, were also removed.
If I order a steak, I do not expect to be brought a salad and be told that I might as well get used to it….and then have to pay twice as much for the bloody thing too.
In any other arena, I would know what to call those who impose upon the helpless their unwanted ‘improvements’ that are neither requested, desired, nor, indeed, improvements…