WHAT THE HELL

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Change for change’s sake: phooey!

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Is anyone else annoyed by the new WordPress stats page? To my eye, it doesn’t give me enough of a one-glimpse snapshot. I have to scroll down and down and down to see certain things that used to be right there “above the fold.” Every so often, a poll pops up asking, “Why do you like the old version?” I click every box.

This happens so much I have to think it’s some kind of social experiment. They mess with my favorite cereal. They ruined my favorite microwave jambalaya. No toothpaste stays the same for very long, and, sadly, the phenomenon has even sifted down to underpants. Hanes, what have you done to my formerly perfect briefs in assorted colors? Now they fit like they were made for overweight men with butt-droop. (Maybe that’s who the Indonesian workers think they’re being made for…)

I’m sick and tired of it. Leave my stuff alone.

Talking to you, WordPress.

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19 comments on “Change for change’s sake: phooey!

  1. Green Embers
    January 27, 2015

    Yup, I am still puzzled why they single columned it. If it were double columned it would be okay, still like the original better though.

    • Kevin Brennan
      January 27, 2015

      Weird too that you can’t permanently select one or the other…

  2. Phillip McCollum
    January 27, 2015

    Can’t stand it… Would prefer they let users opt in vs forcing us to opt out.

    • Kevin Brennan
      January 27, 2015

      Exactly. Where can I just check a box that says, “Old style”?

  3. tpolen
    January 27, 2015

    Hate it. Why do they think making us scroll down numerous times for what we could see on one screen is an improvement?

    • Kevin Brennan
      January 27, 2015

      That’s just it! There’s no improvements; it’s just different. Superfluous BS!

  4. John W. Howell
    January 27, 2015

    I hate the new notification plot as well.

  5. Charles Yallowitz
    January 27, 2015

    Haven’t really looked at the stats page, but I’m with John on the notification stuff. Like I can always tell the difference between white and extremely light blue? There’s not even a notice to say that I replied to something.

    • Kevin Brennan
      January 27, 2015

      Yes, I hate that you can’t tell if you’ve replied already or not.

  6. sknicholls
    January 27, 2015

    Hatin’ on the notification box myself. Stats never have a been a big interest of mine, but I don’t always do well with change. I’m still ill that the boop boop boop admin screen still pops up every now and again even though I selected to revert.

    • Kevin Brennan
      January 27, 2015

      Yeah, I’m always having to click through to the “classic” interface. The new shit doesn’t seem to work as well. Weird formatting stuff happens and it’s just generally screwed. Bleccch.

  7. Gretchen Getsinger
    January 27, 2015

    I’m with you on WordPress doing some kind of weird social experiment. I quit checking my stats. The old way made sense to me, the new way doesn’t.

  8. 1WriteWay
    January 27, 2015

    I just read a post by a blogger called “Gold Fish” on all these WP changes. Plenty to pissed off about.

  9. kingmidget
    January 27, 2015

    The post by Gold Fish covers a whole lot of problems with the new “improvements.” As discussed in that post, every one of their recent “improvements” has resulted in less functionality and more difficulty doing some of the most simple things on WordPress. One wonders if they’re going to some day soon have some type of fee for service where we have to pay for the functionality they’ve now taken away.

    • Kevin Brennan
      January 27, 2015

      Yeah, there’s got to be some underlying strategy here. Otherwise, WP is just a thousand chimps banging away at keyboards.

  10. cinthiaritchie
    February 14, 2015

    I haven’t really noticed anything different. The stats are still stats–did they change? I guess I haven’t been checking mine enough. Not sure about the notification changes. I guess I’m really, really behind on it all. I posted a few days ago and everything seemed normal. Am I missing something? I feel terribly left out, lol.

    • Kevin Brennan
      February 14, 2015

      I think you’re in a blissful state! You’re not stats-obsessed, and you roll with the changes. I just wish WP could leave well enough alone…

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