In Case of No News, Break Glass.
The Suggestion Post is a fun article I toss out every once in awhile, to more or less gauge how you the common readers of this site feel about the site. Our last two have resulted in more or less people saying keep on doing what you’re doing, but then again we’ve have some pub brawls break out between commentors and the site, either way it tends to be somewhat entertaining. We’re looking for the general question of how are we doing and of course any suggestions you have about posts, what we post about, what we need to stop posting about, things you’d like to see posted about, etc, or of course just scream obscenities at us. Its not a party without a troll or two to make things interesting.
Always remember DHN is never 100% serious about itself (obviously I cannot speak for the rest of the staff). Over the course of season 2 I’ve come across many fine comments about the site in my random wanderings in the community, and of course come across some funny stuff. One favorite is that we pretend to be serious news, and yeah…no. The conspiracy theories are the best though, a recent story I heard was that the DHN Staff were all former EqD staffers who mutinied against Seth, where thrown out the door and started this site as competition. My personal answer is what are you people huffing behind the tool shed when you come up with this stuff. Still, entertaining to hear.
As for site design and layout, my ears are open but I’d like to note that we are planning to overhaul the front end layout. We’re aware of the general complaints (massive header, sloppy design, clutter feeling) and will hopefully be coming out with a much better design (or fail horribly). Just remember we came from this. Only the oldest of the old remember the original design from January 2011, oh those java drop down menus were high tech I tell ya.
Stay Tuned for whatever crops up.