Site Changes – Someone Who Gives Feedback Will Win a Prize

Acadia Einstein
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Gallery employees hard at work in the Charlotte, NC offices.

Because I can’t leave well enough alone (and because Bryan Headrick is an awesome developer and you should all hire him) I am starting a new thing where the commenting on the site is going to become more flexible and also add some User Account features.  I can’t go into a ton of detail yet but suffice to say that participation will be rewarded in more ways.  We are just working out some particulars so when it launches it actually works instead of most of the things I do.  Now that I have someone to help me I can spend more time coming up with good ideas and less time executing them badly.  So this is a win for everyone, really.

And the first piece of the puzzle is the Facebook thingy you will see down below.  Now, I would never replace the comments section with Facebook’s.  I happen to think Facebook is like AOL used to be and will go away eventually.  But in the meantime it is ubiquitous and this new feature will let you comment with your Facebook account and have the comment actually work in the post itself.  I think, anyway.

And since me typing “test” 47 different times is not going to be very helpful, I am going to run a drawing where anyone who comments using the new feature (or the existing one) today or tomorrow is entered into a drawing to win a $10.00 Amazon gift card.  You will get it in your email and use it for whatever weirdo thing you want.  Sweet deal, no?  So get yapping.  And if you can’t think of anything to talk about then just talk about TV shows or cooking or TV shows about cooking.

Author:
I have run the site since 2005. And I have to say I am pretty damn proud of it. I wrote the book Whalewolf (sold on Smashwords.com) and am not even close to tired so I am just going to keep going. I was born in Portland, Maine and I currently live in Charlotte, North Carolina. I keep hoping that at some point all these weird rebels are gonna say: "SURPRISE!" and act normal. Six years and counting....

35 Comments

  1. Acadia Einstein
    March 2, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    OK so I have the "Post to Facebook" box checked. BIG DOIN'S!

  2. Acadia Einstein
    March 2, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    OK so now this is the regular comment way.

  3. elssar
    March 2, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    “We are just working out some particulars so when it launches it actually works instead of most of the things I do.”
    That should be “…it actually works ‘unlike’ most of the things I do.”

  4. Tonia Addison-Hall
    March 2, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    "Weirdo thing"… Yay! lol
    Ok, problem: I see no "post" button since it's cut off, I'm using my phone to see this.

    • Tonia Addison-Hall
      March 2, 2013 at 5:21 pm

      I turned my phone sideways and used desktop view to finally post.

    • Acadia Einstein
      March 2, 2013 at 8:50 pm

      hmm – that's no good. thank you for looking

  5. Tonia Addison-Hall
    March 2, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    "Weirdo thing"… Yay! lol
    Ok, problem: I see no "post" button since it's cut off, I'm using my phone to see this.

  6. Tonia Addison-Hall
    March 2, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    "Weirdo thing"… Yay! lol
    Ok, problem: I see no "post" button since it's cut off, I'm using my phone to see this.

  7. elssar
    March 2, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    Weird. It says “7 Responses” but I can see only 2.

    Maybe Facebook Disconnect is working overtime

  8. Sharon Dunford
    Sharon DunfordReply
    March 2, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    I want to change who I'm posting as. I'd ideally like to change it to Elizabeth Taylor or Champion The Wonder Horse. It won't let me do that, but it will let me do this. Look. Here I am – doing it. All in your face.

    • Sharon Dunford
      Sharon DunfordReply
      March 2, 2013 at 5:35 pm

      Acadia Einstein, Husband Of The Future – it works!

    • Acadia Einstein
      March 2, 2013 at 8:49 pm

      This is pretty cool, actually.

    • John Paul Dunford
      John Paul DunfordReply
      March 3, 2013 at 1:18 am

      PDR, you could post as The Swiftest Tortoise In The World. I checked with my lawyers, Messrs (actually, they prefer Messers, as they go around discarding rubbish as a hobby) Brownwattle, Quipley & Grilge, and it's perfectly legal. I said to them 'B,Q, & G, could one go a-posting-o as The Swiftest Tortoise In The World, or has that name been copyrighted?" Grilge looked through his Book of Documents, muttering to himself "The Swiftest Tortoise In The World… The Swiftest Tortoise In The World… The Swiftest Tortoise In The World… No, it hasn't been taken. That will be £A £Trillion £Quid plus £50p for the stamps". There is one drawback, however – if you do go posting as The Swiftest Tortoise In The World, London will get bombed for the next thousand years by Goering's Luftwaffe. It's up to you.

    • Sharon Dunford
      Sharon DunfordReply
      March 3, 2013 at 7:42 am

      Hullo, I am The Swiftest Tortoise In The World… #SSSKKKKRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEBLAM# (x1000years)

  9. Jennifer Martinelli
    March 2, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    OK so… it's kind of weird because it wasn't clear to me this was a facebook thingie until I clicked on "reply".

    The best shows about cooking are things like Kitchen Nightmares where you get to see that probably every restaurant you've ever eaten in was just one lucky coincidence away from killing you.

    • Acadia Einstein
      March 2, 2013 at 8:50 pm

      I do love that aspect of it.

  10. Jenny Jinx™®©° (@Jennyjinx)
    March 2, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    Like Elssar above, I’m seeing “11 Responses” but there are only 4 showing up. Also, Facebook is the devil. That is all.

  11. Angie Metzger Potter
    Angie Metzger PotterReply
    March 2, 2013 at 7:06 pm

    I need to setup a fake fb account now

    • Acadia Einstein
      March 2, 2013 at 8:50 pm

      Everyone should have at least one. Wait, ARE YOU ASHAMED OF ME?

  12. spockirk
    March 2, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    I’m glad you left in this commenting method!!

  13. Acadia Einstein
    March 2, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    I will have to see what Bryan thinks of all this!

  14. Essephvee
    EssephveeReply
    March 2, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    TEST
    This is a test. Had this been an actual comment, it would be a lot more interesting. I hope.

  15. S.f. Vollenweider
    March 2, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    oh was I supposed to use my facebook account? Here. Don’t say I don’t participate.

    • Acadia
      March 2, 2013 at 5:18 pm

      How the hell did you do that?

  16. Jen Leigh
    Jen LeighReply
    March 2, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    I really..so yea. What about who came up with the avatar on your site idea in the first place? Glad to know that I no longer look like a giant peen. ^_^

    • Acadia Einstein
      March 2, 2013 at 10:10 pm

      is it weird? Like – do you even notice the other comments down below?

  17. DasBub
    March 3, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    Your avatar management thing has AIDS.

  18. The Year of Halloween
    March 4, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    This new system is suspect.

  19. stacyfrazer
    March 4, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    I commented and it shows on fb but I don’t see it above………………sucketh

  20. Dydan Waters
    March 4, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    I find the fact that you used the word “ubiquitous” rather hawt.

    But I’m still not commenting via FB. That would just be dirty.

  21. TGNP
    March 4, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    This seems invasive.

  22. mseva
    March 9, 2013 at 12:59 am

    wait, wtf happened to the FB comments…?

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