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Hello, is anyone out there? Welcome to the “new” Legal Insurrection website

Hello, is anyone out there? Welcome to the “new” Legal Insurrection website

You are free to move about the website. Please clap.

The last time we we rolled out a new website was in June 2011, when we left Google blogspot to our own hosted website at our own url. While there was much trepidation, it went smoothly, Legal Insurrection has landed, you are free to move about the blog.

So it’s not like we do this often. The difference this time is that we’re bigger, with 10 years more posts (39,800), comments (861,000), and data (several hundred gigabytes). We’ve also put in place some “stuff” that hopefully will help protect us, recognizing that no one is completely safe.

If you encounter technical issues, please leave a mention in the comment section to this post, which we will monitor and try to correct quickly.

Once again, you are free to move about the website.

Please clap.

UPDATE: I should have mentioned that the new website was built by Andy LoCascio and his team at Sound Strategies.

[Featured Image: Coyote in my backyard in Rhode Island]


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Happy to be here. Good luck!

What took so long? Actually, it looks really good. Much cleaner and faster.

    Paul In Sweden in reply to Pasadena Phil. | March 10, 2021 at 11:46 am

    It does seem faster. I noticed the easy scroll right away. Ahh… and now I see the comment that I am giving a reply. I like that too. And preview is working for me again.

    It does scroll faster,but load time is longer with an annoying load screen. The faster scroll is also a different behavior than every other page on my computer which makes this site difficult to interact with, in my opinion. Add to that that I had to page down four times on my laptop to get to the first new post, and it isn’t exactly a positive user experience.

In the kitchen brewing coffee and my first impression is ‘yay, much more mobile friendly’, although the ‘back to top’ floater is unnecessary and annoying.

    rustyshamrock in reply to Paul. | March 10, 2021 at 9:34 am

    I agree, very annoying.

    henrybowman in reply to Paul. | March 10, 2021 at 11:21 am

    The floater isn’t so bad on my computer, where I can expand the window, but is particularly intrusive on my phone.

    Now, for the compliments: Finally, on the mobile site, the comments are indented properly relative to responses, a big win.

    Also, though the page seems to load slower with the initial “square bubbles,” it looks like the layout is being pre-computed before display, and not adjusted a half dozen times out from under the reader when he is trying to click on something (because the size of the ads keep readjusting the page as they get loaded last). That’s good. I’d much rather wait for the bubbles and get a solid initial display that isn’t going to jerk out from under my cursor just before I click it (causing me to accidentally logout, reply to the wrong person, etc.) That was the third biggest annoyance with the old site, so thanks. (The bigger two are the lack of text/vote correction, and the adjacency of “downvote” and “reply, ” which haven’t changed.)

    One thing I’m not sure I’m going to like is the light gray font for text entry. Conservative websites have to cater to the common problems of old farts, and vision is a prime one.

      henrybowman in reply to henrybowman. | March 10, 2021 at 11:25 am

      OK, this is weird. My comment immediately above was supposed to be a response to Paul, yet there is no indentation to indicate that. I’m replying to my own comment here, so let’s see if this is a general failure.

      i’d also like to give three cheers for ridding the site of that really annoying block popup ad at the bottom of every page, the one that would always obscure the “Prev … Next” page links on the home page until you X’ed it..

        Morning Sunshine in reply to henrybowman. | March 10, 2021 at 11:34 am

        I am also disliking the new comment features – I like having a discussion with comments and knowing to whom you are replying. Else what is the point of the “reply” button?

        Lucifer Morningstar in reply to henrybowman. | March 10, 2021 at 12:00 pm

        The indent is there. It’s just a very small indent. 2 spaces worth? Not much anyway. Almost imperceptible. And if your browser window is too small it disappears altogether.

          There is no indent at all on first-level replies to a comment. There is a very small indent (15px) on 2nd- and subsequent levels of replies. Both need to be fixed. I commented below with the correct code to use. And also a darker color for the comment textarea.

          As for the page constantly recalculating the space it needs, that’s most visible when tweets are embedded in a post. I’ll see whether they’ve done anything about it in this version, but the only real thing to do is to give tweets their own class and assign them a fixed height regardless of how tall Twitter renders them.

        henrybowman in reply to henrybowman. | March 11, 2021 at 4:32 pm

        “iI’d also like to give three cheers for ridding the site of that really annoying block popup ad at the bottom of every page”

        Never mind… it’s back. Sigh.

Applause, applause!

Looks great! Nice to see so many conservative sites upgrading and also adding share links to alt-tech social sites.

Clap, clap, clap. now clapping harder. Nice, clean, and fast.

Clap, clap, clap, clap, clap!

Google blogspot ?? How fortunate you chose to leave them, no doubt you would be censored by now otherwise/.

SuddenlyHappyToBeHere | March 10, 2021 at 9:36 am

Several times these pages have reloaded due to “errors”. Who knows what that really means.

Great update Professor.

My only technical glitch is with the accessibility toolbar. When I click on the font resize buttons (either to increase or decrease) it doesn’t change the font on the main page, but only in the accessibility toolbar. I’m trying to make the font smaller to fit my screen better.

I’m using Chrome on a Chromebook. I’ll try on a windows machine to see if the issue persists. Thanks.

Bravo! Much faster and cleaner

Coyotes tend to follow railroad tracks right in to cities.

The back to the top floater doesn’t bother me. But I’m finding that scrolling is glitchy. There is a tendency to scroll too far, even when I’m deliberately trying to go slow to avoid it. (Using Firefox on a desktop.)

I thought it might be an accessibility setting issue so I clicked on the wheelchair icon but am finding that very glitchy. I clicked on some settings and they highlighted, but there does not appear to be a way to unhighlight them.

Also, might be a good idea to have some sort of indicator that there is more content below when we come to an ad or a video.

    DSHornet in reply to coralbrief. | March 10, 2021 at 10:03 am

    I’m using Firefox in Win 10. I haven’t yet tried it in FF in Linux Mint 20.

    Overall, a great improvement. It’ll just take a little getting used to.

    Agree on the scrolling: One click of the mouse wheel scrolls half the page and the key is ignored when trying to set the amount of scroll per click. Using the cursor keys gives normal operation.

    The comment “preview” feature is most welcomed. Is there a plan to include the often mentioned edit feature in the comments?

      DSHornet in reply to DSHornet. | March 10, 2021 at 10:04 am

      … and the edit key is ignored …

        DSHornet in reply to DSHornet. | March 10, 2021 at 10:21 am

        Arrgggh! Not enough coffee yet this morning!

        … and the CTRL key is ignored …

        Putting a word in the greater than/less than brackets means the brackets and the word they enclose never show up.

        Also, as I write this in FF/Mint 20, the same problems are there.

      slagothar in reply to DSHornet. | March 10, 2021 at 10:14 am

      Also agree on scrolling; scrolls too much with a single turn of mouse wheel.

    filiusdextris in reply to coralbrief. | March 10, 2021 at 10:55 am

    Scrolling is very substandard for me too in that it scrolls too far. To compensate I have to drag the bar down instead.

    When I’m on my PC the floater isn’t a big deal because it’s out of the way. But on my phone it intrudes on the reading/writing space.

    I also notice that the font color when typing a comment is a tad light grey which makes it a bit harder to see than the previous comments which are black and in a slightly larger font.

    Barry in reply to coralbrief. | March 10, 2021 at 4:51 pm

    Yep, scrolling is an issue, scrolls too much. Otherwise looks fine to me.

No buttons for sharing articles. And Contact doesn’t work. Keep paddling!

smalltownoklahoman | March 10, 2021 at 9:48 am

Looks nice, hope the update works out well for you all.

constructionlaw | March 10, 2021 at 9:48 am

I like the new format.

Good reminder to put my mite in the collection plate. Looks great! Good luck with the new site! And thank you for all your great and hard work!

Working great so far … but kill the floating icon back to too. Never liked those although some like them …

KUDOS! Looks great!

Looks great! [Applause!!]

bobguzzardi48 | March 10, 2021 at 10:28 am

clap clap Looking forward to today’s webinar. Webinar: The Failure of Jewish Leadership — “Where’s the ADL?”
Wednesday, March 10⋅12:00 – 2:00pm

Looking good. Please get rid of the “back to top” thing.

ooooooh fancy new site! Like the new digs, *clap clap*.

James B. Shearer | March 10, 2021 at 10:38 am

The new site is much slower to load pages. At least for me using Chrome on a Windows 10 desktop.

    Old Patzer in reply to James B. Shearer. | March 10, 2021 at 12:22 pm

    Page loads are much slower for me too, using Chrome on a Mac. Formerly, it was quick enough that I hardly noticed, now it is 5 seconds or so (with a similar delay when I use the back arrow), which is enough to make navigating painful.

Blaise MacLean | March 10, 2021 at 10:40 am

I like it very much. It is cleaner. Well done. Good luck moving forward!

Lucifer Morningstar | March 10, 2021 at 10:41 am

• For some reason when typing a reply it uses a tiny serif font that cannot be seen comfortably while typing. (Though when using the “Preview” button it posts in a larger san serif font to show the preview and then uses the larger san serif font to post the comment.

See here for screenshot:

• There is a floating “WordPress” toolbar at the top of the page that I don’t remember being there on the old site (perhaps I missed it on the old site, who knows.)

• The “Reply” button is still too close to the thumbs down vote making it easy to down vote a post by mistake. And you still cannot reverse a down vote accidentally given.

• Not really liking all the “white space” padding that now seems to surround everything. But that’s more of my dislike than anything else.

• Not sure what use the “Back To Top” button is on the might be handy on mobile but rather useless on the desktop.

Looks GREAT in Chrome!

Keep doing great thing Professor!!

CaliforniaJimbo | March 10, 2021 at 11:06 am

I hope the background “stuff” prevents you from being deplatformed. We are approaching a time of when truth is the bravest speech possible
The new site works great on my iPad.
Thank you for having a great site with valuable information.
I miss the old posts of cars with crazy bumper stickers LOL

I noticed that the “Video of the Day” is not embedded but is now merely a link to another page, in which it is embedded. Maybe that’s my experience alone? Running Chrome under Windows 10.

And as someone else mentioned, the font here in the comment input box is too small and too light. Need a larger font with a little more heft.

    DaveGinOly in reply to DaveGinOly. | March 10, 2021 at 11:18 am

    The same with “Blogs We Read,” although after clicking the link, I can see why it’s been given its own page. Still, why leave the main page? Make “Blogs We Read” expand right where it is on the home page, and make it collapse with another click on its banner.

    henrybowman in reply to DaveGinOly. | March 10, 2021 at 11:32 am

    Similar to that, I miss the box that always used to be in the right column that recommended a half dozen of the newest blog posts at other conservative blogs. I typically followed a good number of these.

Uh, er… perhaps I’m a sick twist, but does that ADA wheelchair icon look like a guy driving his stick shift?

Ya might want to re-think that graphic.

    Testing. This is a response to locomotivebreath’s post at 11:11 am. I want to see if it’s indicated as such and if it indents.

      DaveGinOly in reply to DaveGinOly. | March 10, 2021 at 11:22 am

      Nope. It does not. This will make following conversation threads more difficult, not knowing which replies are directed towards whom and without the visual clue of nesting a thread by means of successive indentations.

        DaveGinOly in reply to DaveGinOly. | March 10, 2021 at 11:24 am

        Although I see this one did indent and Milhouse has noticed the problem too. Still need an indication of to whom a reply is directed. (Did I not reply to locomotivebreath as I thought? This is in reply to my last post. Let’s see if it indicates same.)

          DaveGinOly in reply to DaveGinOly. | March 10, 2021 at 2:34 pm

          No, definitely NOT indenting the direct replies to the OP. And, as Milhouse points out, the indentations, when it happens in second- and later-tier replies, is too subtle.

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to locomotivebreath1901. | March 10, 2021 at 12:51 pm

    He’s using a laptop. On his lap. (damned pree-vurts!) ;-{)}}}

    That’s joe biden when a child walks in the room.

You have a rule for a grandchild-comment:
.content ul ul {padding: 0 0 0 15px;}
But none for a child-comment. Also, 15px is not enough to be noticeable.
What you need is to replace the above rule with something like:
.children {margin-left: 30px;}

Also, the color for the textbox that you type comments in is too light. #818181 is hard to see clearly. It doesn’t have to be completely black, but maybe #404040;

Looks great on my Brave browser!

Comments work and I didn’t even have to log back in. Smooth transition!

Looks nice. Comment box has teeny, greyed-out type. I am using a MAC Air laptop with Safari. I am used to a Back to the Top button on other websites, and like the addition. On my screen, it is not in the way.

Second to DaveGinOnly’s comment: I liked the indent feature for following conversations.

I’ m appreciative of your hard work. Thank you. Will have to get use to Blogs We Read on another page, liked the picks on the right.

Grant’sGhost | March 10, 2021 at 11:54 am

So far so good!

Lucifer Morningstar | March 10, 2021 at 12:05 pm

And I forgot to mention that commenting inline is a mess. There’s no box around the comment box where you type and it all just sorta floats in a sea of whiteness and disappears.


Looks nice. Finally registered after having followed you from the beginning.

The new layout is basically OK, and I can live with the gray comment box font. The “smooth” (read: slow, imprecise, and unstable) scrolling is really bad, and the randomly auto-advancing marquee of articles on the home page is jarring. The blog also has a very sluggish feel, possibly because so many visual effects are being carefully crafted that you’re wasting a lot of clock time and processor cycles. Hopefully the writing will not suffer, and we’ll see if the rest of it will get more tolerable over time.

Test….Anyone else finding that scrolling goes too fast on the site? Like center-wheel or two-finger scrolling?

Looks Good!

This will take some getting used to. It is like coming home to a totally redecorated house without being informed before what any changes might be. Only quibble right now is scroll rate. Too much of the page scrolls when using the mouse wheel.

The Friendly Grizzly | March 10, 2021 at 12:28 pm

I am using the DuckDuck browser. As I type this comment, I see my typescript is in “fashionable” grey type rather than easily read black. Please. Some of your readers are codgers, colorblind, or in my case, both. Please, change the comment-typing to black? Thanks in advance.

And, yes, I will be That Guy: the down-tick and Reply remain where they were. Grr.

For an initial rollout, it’s darned good. (although input text in this box under Chrome is small dark grey over light grey, which is hard to read)

nancyinOregon | March 10, 2021 at 12:43 pm

When I hit the site my default zoom on Mac OS X/Brave browser was 110%–there was 0 left margin in the header, including the main menu Reducing zoom to 100% solved the problem. Otherwise looks good!

Hate to be a whiner, but the momentum scrolling is really irritating and too sensitive. Also zoom is broken, though I can zoom via browser menu.

The Friendly Grizzly | March 10, 2021 at 12:55 pm

One more thing: where’d my avatar go? It was working fine on the old site. What steps must one take to bring an avatar back to one’s comments?

Re zoom comment above: The CTRL-mousewheel zoom is broken, not zoom in general.


Hi. site seems fast. Most operations seem better or at least as good. A couple of small issues to fix:
1. There is s problem with the scroll wheel on the PC mouse. One click moves the page much too far. I think that is a site setting as I did not change anything and the wheel works normally on other sites.
2. CNTRL-wheel does not resize the page.
I presume these are bugs you will get to, so I am mentioning them here in case you missed it.
Thanks for this great site.

You survived the move! And I can comment, as well.

I’m an old fart and I would rather have black, not grey comments

It will take time to get use to, I liked the old format, would have liked an edit key, small thing really

I hope this change helps you with the great service you provide to all of us

Thank you

Blazingly fast!

Suggestions: use black for comment text instead of gray, and get rid of the WordPress status bar pinned to the top of every window.


Everything floats with all kinds of uneven and ugly margins/white-space a la the trendy anti-desktop, pro-mobile website “upgrade” trend, and everything (ads, miscellany, etc.) EXCEPT the posts and comments in teeny trendy gray font (save for the ugly red bold) is really visible.

    Heh, I initially disliked all the white space, too, but it makes sense and is cleaner. I like it a lot now because it mitigates that cluttered feeling on old school blogs.

My first comment is that it seems overly sensitive to the scroll wheel on my mouse. I’m not sure what can be done about that.

    UnCivilServant in reply to karl_lembke. | March 10, 2021 at 2:02 pm

    I also find it overly sensitive in scrolling when compared to other sites and the way it used to work. There must be some configuration or script overriding the browser settings in a way that’s causing problems.

Anyway, congratulations on your impending Terabyte of data. 🙂

LukeHandCool | March 10, 2021 at 1:49 pm

Love it!

Looks much cleaner. I hope everything went (and goes) smoothly.

Takes a few moments for the pages to load where it was pretty much instantaneous before, but that’s not a big deal. The page load pause is brief. So far, the new site seems very nice and an improvement on the previous site for sure.

Congratulations on the update Legal Insurrection, and thank you for it!

My experience is rather bad. But then I have an unusual browser set up. I use Brave, with the filters off for this site. That was impossible to use. Using the scroll button on the mouse produced major changes of positioning and scaling of elements on the screen. Had to turn the filters back on to navigate the site. Major problem with double photos. Two large pictures of coyote, one above the other. Same for all the article thumbnail photos. The horizontal row of Heading photos at the top of the page are now greatly enlarged and arranged vertically. The light gray text color in this comment box is very hard to see. Not enough to drive me away: I’ll wait for weeks for the teething issues to get fixed. Oddballs have to wait for the majority to get served first. Good luck!

Deplorable Janos | March 10, 2021 at 2:44 pm

I have only been following LI for a short time so I cannot compare a lot, however, I applaud your efforts to upgrade. It looks & acts just fine, with the exception of the mouse “scrolling” which seems to operate at Warp Factor Nine!!! Otherwise, a nice, clean look. BRAVO!!!

Love the new look, but it’s going to take a little time to get used to it. Hope it all works out and the bugs are minimal.

Being a crotchety old fart and naturally contrarian, I much preferred the older version. Most of the problems I have with this one have already been detailed by others far more computer educated than I am, but I have to join the chorus over the scrolling. Way to much for one click of the mouse wheel. Also, it’s confusing when replies are neither indented nor indicative of the person to whom I’m replying. The preview button is a great improvement, though.

First, I miss the sidebar “Blogs I Read”. I find this feature both entertaining and informative for its broader exposure..
Second, scrolling on the home page is different than on an article page, or on sub-sites in the home header, using my mouse wheel. It seems the line definitions on the various pages are different resulting in a large variance in line jump per wheel click. I am constantly having to change my wheel click line multiple in “Mouse Settings”. (using MS Windows 10 on my desktop)

    OK, I found the “Blogs We Read” button. Now harder to access. And why all the red ink? I might agree to the red headers, but black intro is better.

TheOldZombie | March 10, 2021 at 3:32 pm

Great new site but it scrolls too fast. Have to use the side bars on the browser to move it slowly. Use the mouse and it flies by at hyperspace speeds.

DieJustAsHappy | March 10, 2021 at 3:53 pm

All in all, it appears the transition has been rather smooth, at least to me as a user. I like the layout and is a great change, with one exception. Wil take a bit of time to navigate the site.

I’m not up to snuff on these things, however, I didn’t realize you were previously on WordPress. If it is new, I do wonder about this move because I think this was the outfit which gave Conservative Treehouse the heave-ho, and on rather short notice.

    Milhouse in reply to DieJustAsHappy. | March 10, 2021 at 7:03 pm

    It’s still WordPress. It’s been WordPress since the move from Blogger.

    WordPress is not an “outfit”, it’s a platform. You can run it wherever you like, so there is nobody to give you a heave-ho or anything else. And the Conservative Nuthouse is still running the WordPress platform.

    Their problem was with their former hosting company, which was, so they’ve moved to a different host. LI was never hosted there, so it’s not a problem. I would hope that LI has a solid contract with its current host, or has an alternative host ready in case a sudden move is needed.

      DieJustAsHappy in reply to Milhouse. | March 10, 2021 at 7:31 pm

      Just to be clear, this is in reply to Milhouse.

      I don’t know you, but I have read enough of your comments to have come to the belief that were I to meet you in person I would indeed dislike you. I’ve rarely read your comments without finding you to be an irritating individual, who can’t seem to resist adding a pejorative inflection to them. So, I would appreciate you not replying to any of my comments as they will be ignored by me.

Rolling with the new format, more clicking needed to get around.

Add me to the complainers about low-contrast text in the comment box, and hyperactive scrolling with the mouse wheel. If I have to use the Down-Arrow key to scroll, what’s the point of having a wheel on my mouse?

[grumble, grumble] Get off my lawn!

Using Wordprwss software is going to bite us in the end.

    No, it will not. WordPress is robust software that serves literally tens of thousands of sites well; why on earth would LI ever have a problem with it?

    As Professor Jacobson has explained, we use open source software, not the actual WordPress blogging platform. He has this.

      Milhouse in reply to Fuzzy Slippers. | March 11, 2021 at 11:50 pm

      Fuzzy, The actual WordPress blogging platform is open-source software, and you are indeed still using it. There’s no reason not to.

      FineReport was confused between the WordPress platform and the hosting service at Instead of downloading the platform and hosting it somewhere else, as most people running WordPress do, they offer you the opportunity to just set it up right there on their own site and they’ll host it for you. But then you have to follow their rules, and they reserve the right to cancel you, so if you’re running a prominent conservative blog it’s not a good idea.

I’m really Happy , happy to see the new updated website. Clapping out loud for the new website

Trying to leave a comment is all but impossible , A much darker font would really help older eyes. I love tour daily email in my mailbox. Thanks

ThePrimordialOrderedPair | March 10, 2021 at 5:09 pm

I hate to be a downer but I very much preferred the old web site. This new one does some weird thing with handicapped stuff, to start (just a minor annoyance) but is really bad with the scrolling. It floats through scrolling (and past) as if it were on a smart phone or tablet. It is not a good interface for a normal desktop. It’s a shame to see this site go the same way as so many other things are going … pretending that everyone, everywhere is on a smart phone and actually likes the crappy smart phone interface.

I usually see a new post but with the new site it is difficult to ascertain

I too like the old site I guess

Hi. Clap, Clap. Happy to be here too.

James B. Shearer | March 10, 2021 at 7:10 pm

About 30 minutes ago I go a database error message which made it impossible to access the site. The problem seems to have gone away.

We all need to take a deep breath…. I have faith the bugs will be worked out!

William A. Jacobson | March 10, 2021 at 7:38 pm

To all the commenters who have pointed out the scrolling issue, as well as the font clarity, we are looking into that.

    The rule in question is found in stylesheet.min.css, and is:

    #respond input[type=”text”],
    #respond input[type=”email”],
    #respond textarea,
    .contact_form input[type=”text”],
    .contact_form textarea {
    color: #818181;

    Just find that rule and edit it to change the color to something like #404040, for example. At any rate something considerably darker than it is. I don’t mind the font, but you may want to change it. Or the font-size, which is currently 13px.

The Friendly Grizzly | March 10, 2021 at 7:45 pm

I have an issue that I also had with the prvevious site, and it has nothing to do with the way this site is constructed. Maybe one of you can lend me a hand on this.

Here goes:

If I subscribe to a story, I get mails with links that – instread of saying legalinsurrection, are some osrt of SafeLinks thing built into my Outlook account. The result is links that go from here to town and back and are invariably broken.

Do any of you know how to shut off this feature in Outlook? Not the Outlook program itself, but for those of us with outlook/hotmail/whatever accounts?

You can reply to me at one of my alternarte accounts: [email protected] . Thanks!

Can’t adjust the size of the page with Ctrl + mouse wheel? I need to make it smaller, the current size is awkward.

I add my voice to complaints about lack of proper indentation for replies.

I also lodge an objection to the reply function being unavailable after 3 or 4 levels of replies. I had hoped that misfeature would be fixed by the new site.

    henrybowman in reply to randian. | March 10, 2021 at 9:20 pm

    I have always assumed that this was a pressure relief valve designed to stop the progressive indenting before it reached the point where the comments are squeezed into ridiculously narrow columns. I’ve seen this on Disqus, and it’s ugly.

    An additional comment about the new text input arrangement: with the small size, pastel color, and font choice, it’s practically impossible to distinguish between a single quote and a double quote on the screen… which is annoying, since that is one of my most frequent typos.

There’s a big problem with scrolling – it’s a bit out of control.

This could be a fix: Smooth Scroll may be enabled as an add-on to the WordPress theme (it could be from Ultimate Addon: try disabling it. If that doesn’t do it, navigate to Appearance > Customize > Body (section) and disable Smooth Scroll from there as well.

Another thing: the LIF logo and text at the top and the very bottom are pixilated around the edges. Often this is the result of using a less costly version of a WordPress theme. Usually “Pro” versions of themes take care of this.

Yay! Looking good!

Congratulations, all! Clap x 10^³²

The Friendly Grizzly | March 10, 2021 at 10:04 pm

I experiemented with some manual copy and paste. All I can get is pages to subscribe to stories in no way related to the ones I am trying to UNsubcribe from. Grr.


Love the new look!

It does scroll faster, but load time is longer with an annoying load screen. The faster scroll is also a different behavior than every other page on my computer which makes this site difficult to interact with, in my opinion. Add to that that I had to page down four times on my laptop to get to the first new post, and it isn’t exactly a positive user experience. Not a fan of the interface, but top notch content.

One click of my scroll wheel moves the readable portion of the page (not including the huge/thick header) too far. Now one click of the scroll wheel moves me more than half a page, If a photo is present but not centered (such as your coyote picture), I cannot get it all on the screen with one click of the scroll wheel up or down.

Amount of page movement per click of the scroll wheel needs to be reduced by about half.

Love the new look and scrolling! Pages take a very long time to load, however. I’m sure you’ll get those wrinkles ironed out though. Congrats on the new site!

Lucifer Morningstar | March 11, 2021 at 9:12 am

Hadn’t noticed this one. But for a small indentation there is no real indication of a quote using the “blockquote” attribute.

The top two lines are the quote. The rest is my coment.


I use a laptop with Firefox as well as a Kindle Fire. I agree with previous comments about the gray color while typing comments it is very hard to read.

I prefer the smaller pictures and non-moving key posts format that you had before. The constant scrolling is annoying.

On the laptop, there is a steady header of “home about foundation etc” so when I am finished with reading a post, I can click on home and then scroll down to make my next selection.. I don’t need to use that back to top button on the right. Besides, it is also annoying since it moves fast and stops at the top. But, I can already see the buttons to move to other sections. So,it is useless to me.

On the Kindle Fire, the only way to read the page options is to use the three line menu icon. Once I start reading a post, that mini header disappears and I have to use the back to top button to be able to access the menu icon or click on the LI logo to get back to selecting posts. In this case that back to top button would be more useful as a back to home page option. On the Kindle, the wheelchair icon stays steady, so could the menu icon also be made stationary on the mobile version?

Another point on the Kindle Fire – on Branca’s Day 2 post, the videos on the jurors exceeds the column width set up,spilling over into your right hand column. Doesn’t impact the watching of the video. This might be a mobile format issue only.

The site looks good, but takes a much longer time to load. The seemingly interminable “four square” pattern that displays during delayed load has become, sadly, expected.

Looks too much like every other clickbait site out there, where the ratio of time spent reading to time spent scrolling is way too low. Excess whitespace doesn’t help, nor do the ads. If the ads were distinguished from the article text a little better it would save time. Maybe it all works better on mobile phones but I never use my phone for this sort of thing, so I’m probably not the intended audience.

The Friendly Grizzly | March 11, 2021 at 10:43 am

1. The for square thing has become annoying. The site is also slower than the old one.
2. The “bouncing” Read More button for the rotating-story panel is cutsie-pie and annoying.
3. I already mentioned the grey type in the comment box.
4. Have an on-site way to control subscribed threads; the click links in email don’t work, at least not for me.
5. Lots of white space that could be sacrifided to give a bit bigger, clearer type.
6. The Home About Foundation Whatever bar at the top takes a lot of vertical space, and seems to change height when scrolling up and down (I am doing so with my finger on an iPad)..

Congratulations. The new site is beautiful!

Small nit but as a previous noted i can not either adjust size with CTRL (mouse wheel) as I can with most other sites.

Other than that your site looks wonderful!!!


Looks good to me on the Brave browser 1.21.74. Clap Clap Clap.

Colonel Travis | March 11, 2021 at 12:40 pm

What is the problem with the comment box people are having? I don’t have any problems on my PC or phone.

Overall, the site looks better on my phone.

    Lucifer Morningstar in reply to Colonel Travis. | March 11, 2021 at 1:12 pm

    The problem was that the font was a very small pixel size and it was also grey. Not a great thing for use old folks that have to wear reading glasses. They’ve evidently fixed the issue as now the font is larger and is black instead of grey.

    Lucifer Morningstar in reply to Colonel Travis. | March 11, 2021 at 1:17 pm

    Overall, the site looks better on my phone.

    Yes, more and more websites are pandering to the mobile users by formatting their websites to work/look better on mobile devices (eg. phones & tablets) at the expense of those that view the website using desktop browsers (eg. insane white space padding). Guess it’s the trend and there’s nothing anyone can do about it.