All things considered, a pretty large update! I've got more to talk about, but check back past the break for that.
As I've stressed before, time and again, this site exists for the community, so if you've got some ideas, post them below, and let us hear about it!
On the business side of things, I'm working on drafting a "longer-term" plan, hopefully ready to present something this week, or early next week, which lays down a specific "here's what we are going to do" plan, and then let you guys think it over, poke it with a stick, then call me an idiot, and have me do it again; as far as running a site, its been a pretty successful model thus far :-)
Expect one or two more "meta" posts in the next few days, and until then, let me know your thoughts below
Just browsed at -1 and... well, didn't really see anyone saying "thanks, devs!" so I, for one, would like to say thanks to the devs. Being a rightpondian I've only really cared much about having my £ sign work, but you've managed to achieve what ToS couldn't manage in a lifetime and caused frustration to no end of non-english speakers (I for one would like to see some more finnish swearing), so as lowly and humble as your task may have seemed there are plenty of us out here who appreciate it.
So at risk of sounding like a broken record... no pain... no pain... no pain... no pain... and thanks, devs! :)
Oh yeah! SN is nothing short of amazing. The mouth breathers and the marketing droids were left behind at the other site and we got to this new Eden, thanks to the kick ass SN crew.
THANK YOU BUCKETS!
Personally I don't mind typing “GBP” instead of “£” but I still appreciate your effort in bringing us Unicode.
Out of the full list of new features, the one I most appreciate (indirectly) is subscriptions. Because that is progress towards keeping the site viable in the long term.
I know I've quipped about the UTF-8 thing from time to time and that I didn't contribute and I tried not to make too big a deal out of the UTF-8 thing because I knew you were working on it and I knew it was a big job.
Well, I'd like to say how I really feel about this: Friggin' awesome! Six months is not a long time to do everything y'all have done with this site. You guys are amazing and I stand in awe of you.
I know someone else was complaining about the amount of UTF-8 art on this post, but (if I may be so bold to speak for others), I think that is most people's way of saying thank you.
Thank you Thank you Thank you for the all the hard work all of you have done.
Personally, I'd think it would be pretty interesting to see the Soylent slashcode updates show up on /., but I wouldn't hold my breath.