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The AICN Situation!

Published at: Dec. 8, 2010, 1:18 p.m. CST by headgeek

WELCOME BACK

this is a hurried launch migration and we realize some of the obvious problems with the font and formating issues.  be warned that some of the categorization is awry, so articles may appear in the wrong places on homepage at first, until we've stabilized everything.

...and the talkbacks are in a different configuration.  We will address that when we get through a few other pressing items.

...and as some have noticed, not all the talkback history is there... it will be loaded back into the system in the next few days.  to speed up the migration, only the first 50k talkbacks were loaded.

...and we need to apologize to the members of the ZONE.  one of their cache servers they used for images was removed from the DNS.  Not exactly the congratulations for your 5 year anniversary of being online. the fix is imminent.

...Apologies to the AICN Power Mod users. unfortunately the fix cannot be from us.   

 

... There is/was an intermittent lag and synchronization problem with the servers.  It is less evident now.  It may be worse during daytime traffic.  symptoms would be articles listing on the homepage disappearing, then reappearing, and delayed talkback posts.

thank you for your patience.

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  • Dec. 8, 2010, 10:17 a.m. CST

    Mine was last!

    by iamnicksaicnsn

    Holy crapo !

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 10:19 a.m. CST

    Well, it was til it was deleted.

    by iamnicksaicnsn

    HOLY CRAP AN EDIT BUTTON!

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 10:21 a.m. CST

    Ok....

    by Tomarru

    I expected a bigger change tbh, but at least it's something. Now the site feels like it's from 2001 rather than 1996.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 10:21 a.m. CST

    Is this working yet?

    by Kharank

    Is this the new design?

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 10:22 a.m. CST

    I snuck one in after you, iamnicksaicnsn.

    by FlickaPoo

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 10:23 a.m. CST

    Dag, I just deleted a talkback!

    by iamnicksaicnsn

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, for shame! People don't have to be accountable for their ramblings anymore!

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 10:23 a.m. CST

    Oh look, a new font...

    by Fawst

    :D

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 10:25 a.m. CST

    That's It?????

    by rogueleader66

    This is the big huge change? It's almost as pathetic as Billy Faulkner.......

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 10:25 a.m. CST

    Yep, I hate it.

    by FlickaPoo

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 10:35 a.m. CST

    Yeah!

    by bobbofatz

    Now we are in the 20th century

  • Now people aren't accountable for their insane rants! Let's see what functions are available right off the bat... Length of Subject change? Auto paragraphs?

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 11:23 a.m. CST

    Not sure i like the new look

    by eric haislar

    Hmmmmm

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 11:32 a.m. CST

    Just checking this out...

    by Soundblaster

    ...an edit button for AICN talkbacks could be a very good thing. We'll see.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 11:40 a.m. CST

    Uhhhhhhh, new first?

    by jimmay

    Does this work yet?

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 11:41 a.m. CST

    Congrats, Harry.

    by Soundblaster

    The site looks good.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 11:53 a.m. CST

    not really seeing a big difference...

    by Celicynd

    other than the horrible talkback look. Its pretty rough on the eyes trying to separate posts... most places and charts use alternating colors to differentiate different items, here they're using it to split the header from the body of the post, but have no real delineation between posts (at least in Firefox, haven't looked in anything else). I did notice that there seems to a very slight line between posts, but its almost invisible and doesn't help. There also seems to be a LOT of dead space in the talkback. *shrugs*

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 12:31 p.m. CST

    FIRST

    by F-18

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 12:40 p.m. CST

    Wow

    by detonator

    It looks kinda different. Other than that...no big changes.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 12:43 p.m. CST

    None

    by eric haislar

    None

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 12:53 p.m. CST

    None

    by eric haislar

    None

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 12:56 p.m. CST

    So the changes are no capital-letter screennames & a bad font

    by SpyGuy

    Not really feeling this, guys. Sorry.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 12:57 p.m. CST

    Really, Really?

    by eric haislar

    So what changed? You kept the horrible design, and just made it uglier and still not edit button either.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 12:58 p.m. CST

    None

    by eric haislar

    None

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 12:59 p.m. CST

    FRIST?

    by dr sauch

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 1:08 p.m. CST

    Wow, it's like an angelfire blog.

    by vadakinX

    I swear I came on and thought I had accidentally hit the zoom button on my browser.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 1:14 p.m. CST

    Ascending does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    I refuse to ascend.<p> I'm a descender by design. Pls tell me this shit is just a temporary fuck up?<p> It's like reading a book from the back page through to the front.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 1:14 p.m. CST

    Changes?

    by J-Dizzle

    You mean actually going to be reporting news that isn't ripped from other news sites??

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 1:17 p.m. CST

    "Exciting new shit"

    by buggerbugger

    Only one of these words is correct.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 1:24 p.m. CST

    My eyes! My eyes!!!

    by SifoDyasJr.

    It's bright and shiny.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 1:26 p.m. CST

    by F-18

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 1:27 p.m. CST

    Sweet! I don't have to click on the goddamn talkbacks now

    by Tall_Boy66

    Alls I gotta do is scroll. RIP witty talkback subject headers. Also I think I lost the capitalization in my name. And it just kinda looks the same to me, but I do like the new format. Also, lemmie see if there's an edit function...

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 1:27 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    scratchmonkey, haha! In an ascending thread the laugh comes before the joke.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 1:28 p.m. CST

    wuts with all these porn pics?

    by alice133

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 1:28 p.m. CST

    This is the best you could do?

    by Duty

    I don't want to post many comments but would love to Thumbs Up or Down talkback comments.. something!!

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 1:30 p.m. CST

    Drupal? Cool...

    by zinc_chameleon

    During your crash(es) I managed to view some of your website source code. Drupal is a good way to go. I'm rebuilding several of my sites in Drupal; I'll try not to steal too many of your site design ideas. Perhaps I'll take only the good ones...

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 1:31 p.m. CST

    Same background wallpaper, huh?

    by rev_skarekroe

    Of whatever the hell it's supposed to be. It's always just looked like a rorschach test to me.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 1:32 p.m. CST

    ...I liked having the subject line only page...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...you could scan hundreds of posts in seconds before diving in. I LIKED THE WHOPPER THE WAY IT WAS!

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 1:35 p.m. CST

    Please do more!!

    by Duty

    This is not enough. Where is the like Button? Or DIGG? Come On Harry!!! Do or Die!!! Look at my log in!! I have been reading AICN for YEARS!!!!!! You and I used to kick it in the AICN Chat... Dude!! You need to do more than this!!

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 1:38 p.m. CST

    Is this powered by Compuserve?

    by STLost

    It feels like it.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 1:43 p.m. CST

    the talkback is upside down

    by mynamesdan

    UPSIDE DOWN GODDAMMIT

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 1:44 p.m. CST

    Testing one two one two

    by DerLanghaarige

    Check check. Pfffff.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 1:46 p.m. CST

    Is this thing on?

    by DerLanghaarige

    Is it?

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 1:47 p.m. CST

    Will we ever get a edit button?

    by eric haislar

    I am a web developer, and this is such a simple thing to add. I don't understand.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 1:48 p.m. CST

    Finally the early 90's site design is gone

    by CountOrlok

    and has been replaced with a mid 90's site design.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 1:49 p.m. CST

    I was afraid I would hate the redesign.

    by JoeD

    But.... Guess what? Mesa Luved It!

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 1:49 p.m. CST

    Crap. HATE Newest to oldest posts in TB

    by decypher44

    I honestly don't know why the fuck some websites list comments newest to oldest. It doesn't read easily. CHANGE IT!!!

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 1:49 p.m. CST

    Vader has had his revenge

    by deelzbub

    I thought we were all banned the last couple of days

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 1:50 p.m. CST

    eww

    by INWOsuxRED

    gross

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 1:54 p.m. CST

    woohoo

    by elsewhere

    Like the new layout!

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 1:55 p.m. CST

    Change is bad

    by SUPERJIM

    Always, always bad. Well it is for a couple of hours until you get used to it and can't remember what things were like before the change. Just wait it out.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 1:55 p.m. CST

    hooray for disappearing posts

    by decypher44

    and upside down comments!

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 1:56 p.m. CST

    Apparently, well..."lost" accounts work again.

    by RedEgiraahgnal

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 1:56 p.m. CST

    Puberty is kinder to some...

    by Flummage

    ..than to others, lil' AICN. If not basketball, then how about accounting, hm? Doesn't accounting sound exciting, too?<p> *consoling shoulder pat*

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 1:57 p.m. CST

    Testing the Twitter log in.

    by RedEgiraahgnal

    Test test

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 1:58 p.m. CST

    Aw shit, forgot to remove the POST TO TWITTER hook

    by RedEgiraahgnal

    Dammit.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 1:59 p.m. CST

    somebody hold me, please

    by WriteForTheEdit

    ...this is VERY UNNERVING...

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 1:59 p.m. CST

    test

    by CountOrlok

    test

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 2 p.m. CST

    HUH????????

    by Monkeybrains

    Ok Warp Factor 12

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 2:01 p.m. CST

    by alienindisguise

    Well, at least the site is loading today and not taking 10 minutes to do so.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 2:01 p.m. CST

    Don't mind the font changes etc.

    by prunkhaft

    But this talkback format is really atrocious. Not trying to be a hater, but it's hard on the eyes and seems like a big step backwards. I truly hope this is not the final product.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 2:01 p.m. CST

    HOLY SHIT!

    by leisuredrummer

    It DOES ascend. I really, really don't think thats very cool. It's not natural!

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 2:01 p.m. CST

    Until further notice...

    by DerLanghaarige

    ...I'm gonna use this account again. :)

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 2:02 p.m. CST

    Not what I expected

    by TheUmpireStrokesBach

    History gone...change fucking sucks.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 2:03 p.m. CST

    MY GOD

    by batman713

    THIS IS EVEN UGLIER THAN BEFORE. AINT IT UGLY NEWS

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 2:03 p.m. CST

    ...Cobes, remember...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...if worse comes to worst, there's always shelter.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 2:05 p.m. CST

    Last!

    by BosphorusBill

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 2:06 p.m. CST

    It's an improvement at least..

    by Gabba-UK

    Be interesting to see what is new when you've got rid of the gremlins. Can we paragraph without HTML like, you know every other website out there? Can we? Just testing....

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 2:06 p.m. CST

    Still Last

    by BosphorusBill

    My lord, this could go on and on; my lastness. What power...

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 2:07 p.m. CST

    What happened to the Archives?

    by orcus

    Gone! All gone!

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 2:07 p.m. CST

    THIS IS IT?

    by TommyGavinsEgo

    Holy shit. If this IS it... well, goodbye 1997 and hello 1998. <p> <p> Only just managed to get in but... Posts listed newest to oldest? That's just plainly... wrong. <p> <p> The whole site format is still antiquated beyond belief. <p> <p> Oh and the TBs were far better with just subject headings to glance through before diving in. <p> <p> And if there is a "DELETE POST" function... fuck that. It may have just neutered the one thing that made AICN worth hanging out at - talkback wars, insane meltdowns and general shitkicking fun! <p> <p> This IS a halfway house, right? This isn't the full, done, "revamped" deal?

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 2:08 p.m. CST

    Since <p> don't work

    by TheUmpireStrokesBach

    I'm gonna test this out.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 2:08 p.m. CST

    All of that so they could add the facebook logo?

    by Subtitles_Off

    Told you so.<P>No more time stamps? Bye-bye simu-po'ing.<P>Pedalback killed this bitch.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 2:08 p.m. CST

    Where are the archives

    by orcus

    gone!

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 2:12 p.m. CST

    First!

    by xevoid

    First!

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 2:12 p.m. CST

    Double you, tea, eff.

    by LordPorkington

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 2:15 p.m. CST

    Apparently no to non HTML paragraphing then...

    by Gabba-UK

    Harry, kudos for attempting to join the 21st century but what is the point of Twitter and Facebook integration if you can't even auto paragraph? And NO edit button. It means that people can't go back on what they say without admitting they were wrong in the first place.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 2:15 p.m. CST

    We're all lower case.

    by Subtitles_Off

    That's a blow to the ego.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 2:15 p.m. CST

    Jesus, what a fucking mess.

    by Stuntcock Mike

    Fucked.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 2:16 p.m. CST

    Tomorrow is the 5th public anniversary of THE ZONE.

    by DerLanghaarige

    Main site better be fixed by then!

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 2:17 p.m. CST

    Hang on, there IS an edit button?

    by Gabba-UK

    Get rid of it now!!!!!

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 2:18 p.m. CST

    so...

    by Octaveaeon

    can we edit now?

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 2:18 p.m. CST

    I'm there. And, then, I'm not.

    by Subtitles_Off

    Still frikken wonky.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 2:18 p.m. CST

    Editable posts...

    by BiggusDickus

    Harry, people will forgive you ANYTHING if you make it so we can EDIT our posts before posting! <p>Love & Peace<p>.Fish x

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 2:19 p.m. CST

    hey

    by Octaveaeon

    My anti-change rant never showed up.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 2:20 p.m. CST

    What the fresh hell is this?

    by Rhuragh

    They got rid of time stamps? <BR><BR>And paragraph breaks too? <P>Really? <BR><BR>And new posts go to the top? Ugh.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 2:20 p.m. CST

    Here I thought there were no new updates

    by Lang The Cat

    I thought it might be part of the world wide wikileaks shutdown.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 2:21 p.m. CST

    Poor Orcus! No archives???

    by Subtitles_Off

    That truly suxx.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 2:23 p.m. CST

    What the hell?

    by Rhuragh

    My post just disappeared. It was there, and then it was gone. Oh, and HTML line and paragraph breaks don't work. Nice step backwards, AICN.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 2:24 p.m. CST

    Roll your mouse over the header of your posts.

    by Gabba-UK

    Edit and Delete magically appear. As someone with HTML knowledge might have something to do with the re-vamp. Ooooooohhhh exciting times.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 2:24 p.m. CST

    "A few other pressing items"

    by Subtitles_Off

    He'll never get it. For the majority of the people who come to this site, there is nothing more "pressing" than Talkback. Nobody comes here for Harry's reviews or Herc's ratings fetish. They come here to call Pazuzu an asshole.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 2:26 p.m. CST

    AICN reinvents itself...

    by 9000rpm

    ...goes from 1999 to 2002! Way to catch up!

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 2:27 p.m. CST

    Is it just me?

    by Subtitles_Off

    Seriously. Huge chunks of this thing keeps disappearing and reappearing. I've a feeling this isn't what it is going to end up as. Maybe we should all just come back next Monday.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 2:27 p.m. CST

    <font color=red> gay!

    by Redhead_Redemption

    It's like internet 1997

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 2:29 p.m. CST

    ehhhh

    by Kammich

    yeah, just "ehhhh." I'll wait until all the dust settles before I start crying mutiny.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 2:29 p.m. CST

    Check out all the other TBs.

    by Subtitles_Off

    Gone baby, gone.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 2:31 p.m. CST

    So, we have Edit functionality.

    by Rhuragh

    Too bad we can't write more than three sentences without it becoming an unreadable mess.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 2:31 p.m. CST

    so this is how it going to be...

    by sounding2

    ... just like it always was.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 2:32 p.m. CST

    Wow just

    by Larry Sellers

    shut down the site. This is like inviting people to dinner while your house is being renovated.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 2:34 p.m. CST

    my post never showed up

    by Redhead_Redemption

    lame

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 2:35 p.m. CST

    Agreed. Shut the site down while doing all this.

    by Gabba-UK

    Everything is simply fucked up at the moment.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 2:35 p.m. CST

    did asi go nuts not able to share his "thoughts"

    by just pillow talk

    with the AICN community for a few days?

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 2:37 p.m. CST

    Wait, the archives are starting to come back

    by orcus

    Looks like they are restoring them as we speak

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 2:38 p.m. CST

    Dang it.

    by Josh Acid

    I saw something about Newsradio in the "news" column and got excited. You tricked me.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 2:38 p.m. CST

    Ok now it did show up

    by Redhead_Redemption

    these Talkbacks fail on so many levels, I really hope someone gets fired over this or i'm not gonna renew my membership when it expires

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 2:39 p.m. CST

    It Looks Awful! I Mean, Terrible Awful!

    by kevinwillis.net

    Yay! I was worried it might actually start looking good. This is a load off my mind.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 2:40 p.m. CST

    Doing the Talkbacks Backwards

    by kevinwillis.net

    Weird. I don't know if it's a good idea, but I'm not going to be able to get used to it. I know that. Wow. Just, wow.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 2:41 p.m. CST

    Holy hell

    by darksith

    Ha ha what a clusterfuck

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 2:42 p.m. CST

    Right, so here's what they've done...

    by V'Shael

    The Talkbacks are now listed chronologically in reverse to what they were before. . The primitive HTML codes which worked before ( <br> <p> etc... ) are no longer parsed correctly. . The Maltheus mod (which was damn cool) is obviously broken. . There's STILL no edit function, or PREVIEW function. So basically, we're still about 10 years behind every single website out there. . Well done fellas.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 2:42 p.m. CST

    FIRST!

    by kevinwillis.net

    Until someone else posts. Then they'll be first.<br><br>Ha-ha! Also testing for line breaks. I see that <b>just hitting return</b> still doesn't work. They didn't want to fix that?

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 2:44 p.m. CST

    Right, so here's what they've done...

    by V'Shael

    The Talkbacks are now listed chronologically in reverse to what they were before. . The primitive HTML codes which worked before ( <br> <p> etc... ) are no longer parsed correctly. . The Maltheus mod (which was damn cool) is obviously broken. . There's STILL no edit function, or PREVIEW function. So basically, we're still about 10 years behind every single website out there. . Well done fellas.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 2:46 p.m. CST

    Disappearing posts

    by darksith

    for the win!

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 2:46 p.m. CST

    All the Posts I Added a Minute Ago Are Gone

    by kevinwillis.net

    yay! And I tried to edit an old post, and it failed. Yay! So, anyway. <blockquote>Are there blockquotes now?</blockquote> . . . no? What about Horizontal Rules? <hr><br><br>No. Fine, I'm bitterly disappointed.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 2:46 p.m. CST

    I'm...

    by PRESIDENT BALTAR

    ...BAAAAAAAAAACCCCCCCCKKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 2:48 p.m. CST

    Is it me?

    by darksith

    Or did the talkback posts lose their time stamps? Not that it matters much...

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 2:49 p.m. CST

    I agree- No edit function please

    by L. Ron Bumquist

    live by the sword, die by the sword.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 2:49 p.m. CST

    Get all the kinks worked out and then we'll see

    by SoylentMean

    Right now it just seems weird, but that could be just because it's different. I was expecting...more?

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 2:50 p.m. CST

    Sorry, but is this your idea of an upgrade?

    by newc0253

    For a site that was so ahead of its time in terms of concept, it's bizarre that it seems to be stuck somewhere in 1997 in terms of functionality.

  • I know, I know.... work in progress.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 2:52 p.m. CST

    THISH ISH INTOLERABLE!!!!

    by zillabeast

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  • Dec. 8, 2010, 2:53 p.m. CST

    So, we have an Edit link...

    by Rhuragh

    ...but it doesn't actually work. How's that for progress? So, non-functioning edit button, reverse order posting, and now we don't even have HTML BR and P. This is worse than the 1998 posting we had before. Now we're back to 1996/7.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 2:54 p.m. CST

    God help you if you print these tb's on your commute

    by orcus

    To whom it may concern, please to the oldest first layout. This layout is against the laws of god

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 2:54 p.m. CST

    And get rid of the EDIT function!!

    by Gabba-UK

    What's the point of having sleep deprived 4am online rants if you can edit or delete them and not have someone point out what an arsehole you were being?

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 2:54 p.m. CST

    Interestingly, What Bugs Me Most . . .

    by kevinwillis.net

    Is the fonts. Everything has got extra kerning. It's making my head hurt to read anything. Anyone want to guess what this is a preview for? . . . Theming. Not for us, but for advertisers. So they can sell a theme up for Tron legacy and then make the whole site look like a Tron Legacy site for a week or something. Re: AICN Power Mod--yes, a new format will break the mod. Maltheus can either re-write the mod, which he may, or something. I might create an AICN mod, with the caveat it will be more limited than Maltheus's, because I want it to work with both Greasemonkey in Firefox and Chrome. The mod I write will fix anything they don't fix. ;) If they design it so you can still display HTML instead of removing it, the way old Talkbacks did, I could write a mod to parse <font color="red">I am a geek!</font> into actual displayed HTML. Just a thought. How do long URLs display now? http://www.wooteam.com/albums.php I would also make (some) links clickable. Assuming they aren't now.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 2:56 p.m. CST

    Edit and Delete are hidden.

    by Subtitles_Off

    Roll your mouse over your subject line.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 2:56 p.m. CST

    Website updates gotta eat!

    by BGDAWES

    This new update is pretty spare. <br> <br> But Kurt Russel laughed so it's OK.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 2:56 p.m. CST

    THIS IS THE SEPTEMBER 11TH OF WEBSITE DESIGNS

    by Stuntcock Mike

    THIS IS THE SEPTEMBER 11TH OF WEBSITE DESIGNS

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 2:57 p.m. CST

    I'm not certain what zillabeast is trying to draw, but

    by Subtitles_Off

    I think I see vagina.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 2:58 p.m. CST

    You may be a king or...

    by Cosmo Nautilus

    A lowly floor moppah, but sooner or later you dance with THE CHOPPAH! New shitty format calls for a new shitty handle.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 2:58 p.m. CST

    80's Layout

    by Huckshine_Saints

    Nice retro. Oh, that's not what you were going for? Sorry.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 2:58 p.m. CST

    testing...

    by CHRISTIAN_BALE_TRASHED_MY_LIGHTS

    testing... testing...

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 2:59 p.m. CST

    I'm Pretty Sure I Could Write a Mod

    by kevinwillis.net

    That reverses the sequence of the Talkback, if there's a demand for that.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 3 p.m. CST

    If you guys paid some developer for this....

    by V'Shael

    GET YOUR FUCKING MONEY BACK! Seriously. [p] I'll code you a fucking site for a reasonable fee. [p] This looks like it was put together by illiterate Indian contractors, working from the toilet-free slums of Mumbai for 10 cents a week.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 3 p.m. CST

    Just so happy that you weren't going to all this trouble

    by Cheif Brody

    just to "TRONITIZE" the site for Legacy's release. That's a relief! As for the EDIT button...looks like if you are in a flame war with someone...ya better copy and paste their ORIGINAL posts for future reference....lest they go back and "edit" the bullshit they were flinging around later, once they have been proved wrong. They can't edit YOUR re-post!

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 3 p.m. CST

    kevinwillis said some meaningful stuff just there, but

    by Subtitles_Off

    all I read was "wagga wagga boom boom goo goo."

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 3:01 p.m. CST

    Yeah...

    by WalterWhite

    This is really fucking ugly. Every line of text is an eyesore and now you've got me contributing to the collective headache. WHY HARRY? WHY?!? The site was fine as it was. The unique thing about this site, to me, has always been that it never seems to change, because if it aint broke then don't fix it... Well now it seems that it has changed... And now that it has changed, it seems that it has broken. Lame, Harry. Very lame news.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 3:01 p.m. CST

    As a professional web developer/designer

    by juice willis

    ...with more than 13 years of experience in launching large scale media sites, I'd say you need to start dealing with professionals, Harry. This should've been seamless. No need for this type of interruption of service. Even if you had completely changed the site's server environment, back-end, and front-end design, there's no reason for it. I love this site, and many times over the years I've thought of offering my services just to have a hand in it's day to day operation. This shit is amateur hour.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 3:02 p.m. CST

    These fucking retards can't get anything right

    by Klytus_I.m_Bored

    This is hilarious.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 3:03 p.m. CST

    Aww, Quitcher' Bitchin'

    by Rebeck2

    Looks fine to me. I, for one, am glad we finally have an edit function. I hate it when I make a really good point but somehow spell 'point' wrong.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 3:03 p.m. CST

    Sucks

    by Klytus_I.m_Bored

    It sucks guys. It sucks.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 3:03 p.m. CST

    hello?

    by CHRISTIAN_BALE_TRASHED_MY_LIGHTS

    is it me you're looking for?

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 3:05 p.m. CST

    So, Jon Favreau just called.

    by Subtitles_Off

    He wants to know when Talkback will be fixed.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 3:05 p.m. CST

    So, Jon Favreau just called.

    by Subtitles_Off

    He wants to know when Talkback will be fixed.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 3:07 p.m. CST

    Looks better than before tbh

    by bigbaldpapa

    seriously

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 3:11 p.m. CST

    why would you fb connect to this site

    by BandysTract

    i just got off the phone with the new aicn, this years skinny tomboy beanpole little miss sunshine that has a beer and cheets on his wife. in closing im loving this redesign clusterfrak!!! who are the ad wizards who came up with this new tb.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 3:12 p.m. CST

    juice willis

    by eric haislar

    Agreed dude, I to am a professorial as well and I would be shot at my job if I rolled something out in this manner. I mean unless his database is completely fucked up, i really don't see how it takes this long to do any of this.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 3:12 p.m. CST

    i cant read this!

    by BandysTract

    really big spaces everywhere!!

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 3:13 p.m. CST

    where will I get my late movie news now???

    by MamboMan

    WHERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 3:13 p.m. CST

    Fuck, this is an ugly interface...

    by Le Vicious Fishus

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 3:13 p.m. CST

    FIRST

    by BandysTract

    did i break this?

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 3:14 p.m. CST

    Wow, they actually made is WORSE

    by ShiftyEyedDog2

    I didnt think that was possible. I expected some redesign making the site join the 21st century... instead it's a slightly different format, actually a step DOWN from what it was before...ugh.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 3:14 p.m. CST

    sooooooooooooo

    by ORIONgods

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 3:14 p.m. CST

    Ugly Interface

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    Yep. Ugly -- and poorly designed. If this is not the finished product, please go offline for a few days till you get your shit together.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 3:15 p.m. CST

    Wow.

    by kidicarus

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 3:15 p.m. CST

    Third Attempt at Posting

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    Yep. Ugly -- and poorly designed. If this is not the finished product, please go offline for a few days till you get your shit together.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 3:16 p.m. CST

    Hmm...

    by Bob Loblaw Law Blog

    I'm not sure I'll get used to posting ABOVE the talkbacks...

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 3:16 p.m. CST

    juice willis

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    Amen. Clusterfuck.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 3:17 p.m. CST

    How are people getting a edit button?

    by eric haislar

    because I mouse over the subject line like someone said and nothing happens. Is this some joke I missed? Or does this fuction not work in IE9 or Chrome. Because if not epic fail right there.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 3:20 p.m. CST

    Testing.

    by Novaman5000

    1...2...3...

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 3:21 p.m. CST

    Ok Edit Button does not show up in IE9 or chrome

    by eric haislar

    Harry you got to fix that. Thats a big one bro.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 3:23 p.m. CST

    Is AICN finally catching up to 1998-era AOL webpages?

    by kidicarus

    T'would be quite a feat!

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 3:24 p.m. CST

    If you guys are struggling...

    by Gabba-UK

    I regularly play poker with a multiple time winner of the London International Awards for web design. Just chucking that out for you if you need help.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 3:25 p.m. CST

    Also when i use said edit button i get the following error

    by eric haislar

    you do not have access to that fuction. So I can see a edit or delete but I can't use them?

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 3:25 p.m. CST

    I want to post in the new talkback, too

    by DonRivella

    will my post appear at the top or at the bottom? The excitement!!!!

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 3:25 p.m. CST

    I want to post in the new talkback, too

    by DonRivella

    will my post appear at the top or at the bottom? The excitement!!!!

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 3:27 p.m. CST

    BEHOLD! ORCUS COMES FROM 1997!

    by orcus

    Back when things did not suck

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 3:29 p.m. CST

    If you want an Edit link...

    by Rhuragh

    ...make sure you have Javascript enabled. Don't worry about it though, it doesn't actually work.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 3:32 p.m. CST

    AICN Extra Stuff Mod!

    by kevinwillis.net

    There's a lot of meaningless code in the mod itself, due to I was originally developing it for the old AICN format. Most of what it did is moot now . . . but it does one thing right now that some might appreciate. It will turn the <br> and the <p> you see right now and turn it into it's appropriate HTML equivalent. It will also convert an <hr> if you want. It will do more in the near future. That being said . . . find it here: http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/92278 . . . <br><br>It works with Greasemonkey and Firefox, or as a native user script in Chrome.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 3:34 p.m. CST

    Does this mean we're getting an edit button for Xmas?

    by Royston Lodge

    I asked Santa for it.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 3:34 p.m. CST

    Also, I'll Take Requests for the Power Mod

    by kevinwillis.net

    And I'd like to try and fix the formatting. Anybody have a screen shot of the old AICN? Or maybe I'll just use the Internet Wayback machine. Repeat: AICN Extra Stuff Mod restores <br> and <p> in the Talkbacks (and ads <hr> ) for anyone running the mod. <br><br> http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/92278

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 3:34 p.m. CST

    Okay I haven't been here in a couple of days and.....

    by Kai_Mah'gra

    ....What. The. Fuck????? <p> No really; What? <p> You're paying money for this Harry? Ask for a refund..... <p> <p> <p> .....NOW!!!

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 3:35 p.m. CST

    All the banned have been unleashed!!

    by son_of_ebert

    ITS THE END OF TIMES!! THE BANNED HAVE RISEN FROM THE GRAVE!!! <p>FORMATTING FAILING US!! MODDERS EVERYWHERE!!

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 3:37 p.m. CST

    <script> alert("This better not work") </script>

    by bullet3

    <script> alert("This better not work") </script>

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 3:38 p.m. CST

    In the words of the AVGN

    by Varakor

    This fucking sucks *smash* fucking sucks *crash* fucking sucks *bash!* I would have left it alone, nothing was wrong with the site before.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 3:39 p.m. CST

    Hiiiii everybody!

    by D.Vader

    Uhhhhh, how did I get here?

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 3:40 p.m. CST

    This is not my beautiful house.

    by D.Vader

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 3:44 p.m. CST

    my name is lower case AHHHH!

    by Kammich

    i feel like a child. hey its d. vader !

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 3:45 p.m. CST

    FOrget about FB links, add a PRINT function

    by orcus

    So Orcus can read this on the crapper

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 3:45 p.m. CST

    OH YEAH!!!!

    by moviemack

    BATMAN BEGINS sucked! Everything I ever typed about it before it was released turned out to be EXACT. Suck me now, you fukks!

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 3:48 p.m. CST

    Disqus Functionality

    by Robber_Button

    would have been my top addition. I never log into shit with my facebook account (begging for trouble) same with twitter. With Disqus I can be randomly annoying on multiple sites without ever having to login. Plus if you register it has edit and built in validation with a like button. That's web 2 point whatever the fuck the future is.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 3:50 p.m. CST

    HOLY SHIT!

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    D.VADER?

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 3:51 p.m. CST

    Klytus!

    by Subtitles_Off

    We don't say "retards."

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 3:52 p.m. CST

    Ain't It Bizarro News

    by BarryConvex

    It seems everything is reversed in the new bizarro talkbacks. The first post is the last post and "Last" is the new "First".

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 3:53 p.m. CST

    weird

    by cinemixtape.com

    so weird

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 3:53 p.m. CST

    LAST

    by TheBaxter

    LAST

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 3:54 p.m. CST

    LAST!!!!

    by TheBaxter

    it's the new FIRST

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 3:56 p.m. CST

    All the "FIRST" posters are now at the bottom.

    by iakobos

    I like that.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 3:56 p.m. CST

    I like the earlier suggestion...

    by Subtitles_Off

    "Recent"

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 3:58 p.m. CST

    The "FIRST" posters are now at the bottom.

    by iakobos

    I like that.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 3:59 p.m. CST

    unfortunately the fix will cannot be from us!

    by XoanonTORN

    Did you hear? "unfortunately the fix will cannot be from us!" Darn..I think Just rubbing your rhubarb Knowles!

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 3:59 p.m. CST

    I don't know about this.

    by Brick_Walker

    Shit better get real and my mind better get blown when this is done. Coz right now - Clusterfuck.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 4 p.m. CST

    Thank christ

    by damned-dirty-ape

    For a moment there i thought they were actually going to improve things around here. Glad to see the more things change, the more they stay the same.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 4:03 p.m. CST

    D.VADER LIVES!

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    Suck it, Faulkner.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 4:04 p.m. CST

    I just saw an EDIT button for a split second.

    by iakobos

    But when I tried to edit my post it wouldn't let me. Suffice to say maybe AICN is about to join the 21st Century with an EDIT button.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 4:06 p.m. CST

    I blame Julian Assange

    by palimpsest

    It's part of a global cover-up to prevent BNAT speculation that this year's offering will be a runthrough of all seven POLICE ACADEMY films in reverse order.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 4:07 p.m. CST

    AAAARRRGGGGHHHHHHH!

    by damned-dirty-ape

    My head hurt! Me not understand why first comment at bottom? This make no sense. Me hungry

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 4:07 p.m. CST

    hmmmmm

    by cylon_conspiracy

    Lots of extra white space and let's see if paragraph returns are automatic (hits return). Instead of those big "spoiler" boxes why not just have spoiler headlines the brown color? The bars are distracting. Just too much white space all around, IMHO.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 4:12 p.m. CST

    D.VADER LIVES!

    by Le Vicious Fishus

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 4:13 p.m. CST

    Dammit

    by iakobos

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 4:13 p.m. CST

    Dammit

    by iakobos

    I started talking about the EDIT button first but my comments didn't post.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 4:15 p.m. CST

    And of course the EDIT button is now MIA.

    by iakobos

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 4:15 p.m. CST

    And of course the EDIT button is now MIA.

    by iakobos

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 4:15 p.m. CST

    when is BNAT?

    by Kammich

    Its coming up pretty soon, aye? Hopefully all of this shit with the site doesn't hamper the running of BNAT. Couldn't be there this year, but I always love reading about it.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 4:16 p.m. CST

    GAAAHHHHHH

    by iakobos

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 4:16 p.m. CST

    GAAAHHHHHH

    by iakobos

    Every other post either doesn't post or they disappear after being posted.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 4:17 p.m. CST

    Hey where did all the posts go?

    by iakobos

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 4:17 p.m. CST

    Go back to the old AICN...

    by Dr. Egon Spengler

    The site looks and functions worse than ever. Who's coding this website anyway, someone who has a "How to.." book in one hand? You're getting jipped Harry, JIPPED! And why the hurried launch? What's the rush? These so called "changes" don't excite me and doesn't make me want to come back.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 4:18 p.m. CST

    wtf

    by Kammich

    i genuinely feel like i'm in the twilight zone

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 4:20 p.m. CST

    Whoa Nelly!

    by iakobos

    Posts keep appearing and disappearing. This is fun.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 4:20 p.m. CST

    The page width

    by unnecessary_expletive

    is as wide as Harry.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 4:22 p.m. CST

    EDIT BUTTON? FOR REAL?

    by montessaurus

    TEST.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 4:23 p.m. CST

    the colors are brighter!! kinda gayish!!!

    by ludmir88

    nooo!!!!!

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 4:23 p.m. CST

    WoW

    by iakobos

    One minute there's one set of talk backs then after posting or a refresh it's a completely different set of talk backs. It's like the Twilight Zone of talk backs.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 4:24 p.m. CST

    <font color=red> THIS SUCKS!

    by Simpsonian

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 4:25 p.m. CST

    hello!

    by Ingeld

    hello?

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 4:25 p.m. CST

    See, I just refreshed

    by iakobos

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 4:26 p.m. CST

    What I meant to say was

    by iakobos

    I just refreshed and there were no posts in the talk back but now they're back.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 4:28 p.m. CST

    There it is again.

    by iakobos

    Every other time I refresh. There are no posts in the Talkback.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 4:29 p.m. CST

    NIPPLEZ

    by dr sauch

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 4:31 p.m. CST

    AND another thing.

    by iakobos

    Why does it automatically post if I hit the ENTER key while typing in the SUBJECT line but not in the COMMENT box? As long as we're fixing the site. How about dealing with that too?

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 4:33 p.m. CST

    The first shall be last

    by TheUmpireStrokesBach

    and the last shall be first. These truly are the End Times for AICN. I don't think I'll be staying after this.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 4:36 p.m. CST

    This is the funniest fucking thing

    by Cosmo Nautilus

    EVER to happen on AICN. Welcome back, D. Vader.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 4:37 p.m. CST

    Ahhhhhhhh....ugly as ever

    by quantize

    that homely 'baby shit on the walls' look.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 4:37 p.m. CST

    Well I just tried to delete a comment.

    by iakobos

    It's still there. :(

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 4:37 p.m. CST

    Dammit I'm pissed... let's uproar!

    by jimmy rabbitte

    If AICN isn't running properly I can't waste enough time in a day. I have to resort to doing productive things. I tried visiting Mori over at HitFix; but that damn page is just too busy for my eyes. So now I'm stuck lurking an AICN page that more often than not hasn't even been loading, for the past four days.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 4:38 p.m. CST

    Harry please massage my breasts

    by Cosmo Nautilus

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 4:39 p.m. CST

    Testing... testing...

    by UltimaRex

    so <p>this? or this? <i>this</i> [i]this[/i]

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 4:40 p.m. CST

    Let's see if I can even post

    by Tall_Boy66

    ola?

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 4:42 p.m. CST

    Um...

    by UltimaRex

    work?

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 4:42 p.m. CST

    test

    by montessaurus

    test. test. test test. test test. test test. test test. test test. test test. test test. test test. testtest. testtest. testtest. testtest. testtest. testtest. testtest. testtest. testtest. testtest. testtest. testtest. testtest. testtest. testtest. testtest. testtest. testtest. testtest. testtest. testtest. test test. test.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 4:43 p.m. CST

    DEAR AICN STAFF:

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    Please take this ugly shit down while you're working on it. The longer you allow us to witness this travesty, the more users you lose. Oh, and consider a new web designer. This one sucks ass. Thanks for your attention.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 4:43 p.m. CST

    Whoa...

    by SebastianHaff

    Harry, there are two issues I hope will be tended to. First, the backwards talkback is terrible. I don't post much, but I prefer reading this stuff like one big conversation. Now I'll be reading the responses to posts before seeing the original post! Lame lame lame! Second, there's way too much space in the subject bar and the actual comment section. Slim those down a bit, please! Other than that, great! Good luck with BNAT.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 4:44 p.m. CST

    Glad you weren't going to all this trouble

    by Cheif Brody

    just to "TRONITIZE" the site for Disney's benefit!

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 4:44 p.m. CST

    Maybe if I swear it'll work?

    by UltimaRex

    JUST FUCKING WORK!!!

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 4:47 p.m. CST

    WHY SO WIDE?

    by dr sauch

    anyone else notice that there is like 4 billion miles of lateral space? is this where the kiddie pron will go?

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 4:47 p.m. CST

    OK...

    by UltimaRex

    Not only did it work, but all my new posts came up. That's the power of swearing friends.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 4:48 p.m. CST

    TB gets White Vadered

    by Klytus_I.m_Bored

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 4:48 p.m. CST

    power mod can lick my balls!

    by lostboytexas

    PUDI PUDI PUDI PUDI PUDI PUDI PUDI PUDIPUDI PUDI PUDI PUDIPUDI PUDI PUDI PUDIPUDI PUDI PUDI PUDIPUDI PUDI PUDI PUDIPUDI PUDI PUDI PUDIPUDI

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 4:49 p.m. CST

    UPGRADEGATE 2010

    by Klytus_I.m_Bored

    Best thing to happen to AICN in... ever.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 4:52 p.m. CST

    UPGRADEGATE 2010

    by Klytus_I.m_Bored

    We need to keep this TB going FOREVER.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 4:53 p.m. CST

    THE END OF AIN'T IT COOL.

    by TommyGavinsEgo

    This is my third attempt at posting. And I'm not gonna bother with the line breaks, 'cos they don't work. This is kinda hilarious. Trumpeting a big overhaul of the site and it comes back as an even MORE badly designed version of its former self... and crucially - it's clusterfucked the Talkbacks. The only reason ANYONE comes here anymore, and the one thing no other site can offer in quite the same way. Uncensored, unexpurgated, unmoderated rantings and ravings and grudges and meltdowns. FUCK edit buttons and the ability to delete posts. No one was asking for those. Just like no one was asking for the facility to log in via FB or Twitter. No one in their right mind does that, it's an open invitation for your Facebook or Twitter accounts to be spammed to fuckery. <p> <p> Awww, Harry man. You've been ripped off in a major way, you poor sucker.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 4:55 p.m. CST

    by TommyGavinsEgo

    This is my third attempt at posting. And I'm not gonna bother with the line breaks, 'cos they don't work. This is kinda hilarious. Trumpeting a big overhaul of the site and it comes back as an even MORE badly designed version of its former self... and crucially - it's clusterfucked the Talkbacks. The only reason ANYONE comes here anymore, and the one thing no other site can offer in quite the same way. Uncensored, unexpurgated, unmoderated rantings and ravings and grudges and meltdowns. FUCK edit buttons and the ability to delete posts. No one was asking for those. Just like no one was asking for the facility to log in via FB or Twitter. No one in their right mind does that, it's an open invitation for your Facebook or Twitter accounts to be spammed to fuckery. <p> <p> Awww, Harry man. You've been ripped off in a major way, you poor sucker.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 4:56 p.m. CST

    Who will the dipshit be...

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    that pops in to tell us we're all whiners; that the site looks fine; that we should be thankful for what we've got; that this is a private site; etc? William Faulkner, where art thou?

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 4:59 p.m. CST

    BARF

    by Anything But Tangerines

    I will stay the fuck away from this site until you can properly revamp it - just so I can keep my lunch down!

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 5:03 p.m. CST

    This new look makes me vomit

    by PTSDPete

    Literally.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 5:04 p.m. CST

    Is this the entirety of the refresh?

    by Somerichs

    some font and formatting changes, and a few tweaks to how the comments work? I love the site, been coming here since right around November of 96, but I gotta say it's looking a little long in the tooth, despite these minor tweaks. I was expecting a pretty big overhaul...

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 5:12 p.m. CST

    I like the compactness of the old version

    by DougMcKenzie

    You could have two dozen short posts on your screen at once in the old version. Now you have like 5 one line posts filling your screen. Constantly scrolling now! Also the formatting is way off as the comment box is narrow and the actual posts large.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 5:16 p.m. CST

    Nice work, ultimarex.

    by Rhuragh

    That reminds me. Let's see if <b>bold</b> works. How about <a href="http://www.aintitcool.com">URLs</a>? We already know that line breaks <BR> and paragraph breaks <P> don't work, and you demonstrated that <i>italics</i> don't work. Ohh, how about <s>strikeout</s> and <u>underline</u>? <BR><BR> <blockquote>What about blockquote?</blockquote> <BR><BR> <code>Or code?</code> <BR><BR> <pre>Or pre?</pre>

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 5:20 p.m. CST

    So

    by iakobos

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 5:20 p.m. CST

    So

    by iakobos

    Let's see how the TB is working now?

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 5:21 p.m. CST

    And it's not working

    by iakobos

    AGAIN The TB that is. I have to explain this since my other post may or may not ever appear.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 5:25 p.m. CST

    Fuck me, even the load servers aren't synced

    by V'Shael

    It looks like that's why the comments are changing. You post on one server, reload the page from another server in the cluster, but they haven't been synched, so your post doesn't appear right away. God damn, this is a fucking MESS.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 5:28 p.m. CST

    This site is a fuck-suck cult.

    by Cosmo Nautilus

    The future... is bleak. :(

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 5:29 p.m. CST

    reaction to website = reaction to movies

    by Larry Sellers

    "THIS IS IT?!" Get the fuck over it. The construction is still in progress. This is exactly the same reaction as when there's some dinky teaser trailer released. Quit being an impatient infant. And this site should just be shut down for the time being. I don't think anyone needs to see this.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 5:30 p.m. CST

    It ain't cool...

    by Flummage

    ...but it also ain't finished. As stated by the creditless God-text above, and your eyeballs. My expectations have been tempered, but not defeated. NASA may not be announcing contact with intelligent artificial life anytime soon, but AICN will cardiac arrest over the millennium finish line and make it strange jowl-beard first into the 21st century, if only barely. I believe?

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 5:32 p.m. CST

    Good luck!

    by covenant

    Get AICN back on track soon. I need my geek fix. :)

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 5:38 p.m. CST

    hope it gets better than this

    by FleshMachine

    50% of opening screen useless space

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 5:43 p.m. CST

    Harry's Twitter feed....

    by SUPERJIM

    Says that this is not how the site is supposed to look. Rollback man, roll it back.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 5:52 p.m. CST

    So....

    by jackofhearts29

    This is an improvement?! Ah, AICN, u makes me LOL once more...

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 5:52 p.m. CST

    Wow

    by A G

    This is awful.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 5:52 p.m. CST

    Another potential problem..

    by SUPERJIM

    I am no expert on internet revenue (actually, I know fuck all about it) but I do know that it relies on page/ad views. Now that the article and the TBs are on one page wont that effectively halve the amount of page views, and therefore, revenue? Or are only unique visits counted? Or am I completely wrong altogether?

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 5:58 p.m. CST

    Kurt Russell is not laughing, right now.

    by NixEclips

    Maybe soon. We'll see.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 6:02 p.m. CST

    What?

    by NixEclips

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 6:05 p.m. CST

    I've been de-CAP-itated!!!

    by DrMorbius

    And in case no one else has mentioned it....this BLOWS!!!

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 6:07 p.m. CST

    The talkbacks are kind of half assed.

    by Orbots Commander

    Harry, why didn't you guys just go with Disqus? It worked well enough for Engadget.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 6:10 p.m. CST

    It ain't AV Club ...

    by ReportAbuse

    But at least it's not CHUD. I guess that's something.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 6:11 p.m. CST

    ...the current situation is temporary, and it hurts my eyes...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...but I can't stop checking in. It's like staring at an acquaintance's catastrophic plastic surgery mishap.<P> And why does my computermachine have to stop and think for three minutes after every refresh?

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 6:15 p.m. CST

    This site needs an enema!

    by D.Vader

    *blows kazoo*

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 6:17 p.m. CST

    I prefer seeing only the title of a TB message

    by _Venkman

    It helps me filter through all the stupid bullshit faster to the bullshit that interests me. Now I need to read the entire message

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 6:17 p.m. CST

    larry sellers

    by Somerichs

    You can't tell everyone on one hand to get over it and not complain about the look and then say in the next breath that they need to just take it down til it's done and no one needs to see it. They're putting this out there, therefore they should expect reaction (i'd even go so far to say they did it intentionally to gauge what peoples' reaction would be). If this isn't what the end product is gonna look like, then they should say something to that affect to assuage everyone's concerns. Would be a really easy thing to do. But you are right that the gen public shouldn't be seeing this. I can't believe whomever is in charge of this doesn't know that you do the migration on a test server and get it fuckin tested and finalized before you put it into production. Hell, you could even keep the old one going up until the new one is ready, then capture any minor delta that happened in the meantime late at night once the new one's in production. I hope Harry isn't spending any money on this...

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 6:18 p.m. CST

    tweak it some more guys

    by jameskpolk

    It really needs more tweaking

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 6:18 p.m. CST

    Yes _gears_: fuck harry knowles.

    by Keblar

    Fuck him for apparently giving you a reason to exist. Fuck him for providing you witha forum to vent your vapid pointless vomit. Fuck him for enabling you to waste the precious time of those much more worthy of that oxygen that you so cavalierly waste. None of which ever cost you a dime. Yes FUCK HIM, otherwise you'd be wasting your time fantasizing about a plot to kidnap the cheerleader that lives next door, instead of posting here. Sorry if this has already been addressed elsewhere. Feel free to cut and paste where appropriate, just be sure to give credit.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 6:32 p.m. CST

    are you professional or not

    by BandysTract

    seriously harry why is this being updated like its hosted on geocities. all of the new stuff should have been ready to roll out.

  • and i hope ur not doing away with the old edit buttons.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 6:38 p.m. CST

    god fix this shit

    by deelzbub

    at least I can log on today. I've resorted to going over to Superherohype and what a bunch of FOX employees those idiots are.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 6:40 p.m. CST

    "As Some have noticed..." Just say Orcus will you? :)

    by orcus

    Damn upgrade wind up pissing on the drapes of the Underworld

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 6:46 p.m. CST

    Hm.

    by Riff_Randell

    Huh hum.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 6:52 p.m. CST

    Test post

    by pushthebuttonmax

    1 2 3

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 6:52 p.m. CST

    Test post

    by pushthebuttonmax

    1 2 3

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 6:53 p.m. CST

    test

    by pushthebuttonmax

    and test

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 6:55 p.m. CST

    fix this $#!+ !

    by deelzbub

    goddammit! Tallboy66- those Emma Stone pics of her as a blonde are @ Superherohype, but be warned, those idiiots over there are a buncha FOX employees. unfortunately I have been driven to that site b/c I couldn't even log on here the last few days. not good

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 6:57 p.m. CST

    Wolverine

    by deelzbub

    Hugh Jackman says he's gonna put on 25 lbs of muscle in 6 mos. Steroids, anyone? Not that there's anything wrong with that.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 6:58 p.m. CST

    This is an amazing Charlie Foxtrot

    by iakobos

    Sure has been entertaining to watch.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 6:58 p.m. CST

    Testes testes

    by deelzbub

    one two....three?

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 6:59 p.m. CST

    testes, testes

    by deelzbub

    one, two,.................................................................................................................three?

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 7:01 p.m. CST

    nevermind

    by deelzbub

    four posts disappear into nothing. I'm out

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 7:05 p.m. CST

    ¡¡ʇsɹıɟ

    by alice133

    ¿ʇǝʎ pǝɥsıuıɟ ʇı sı

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 7:05 p.m. CST

    Yeah, gears. Unnecessary.

    by Subtitles_Off

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 7:08 p.m. CST

    ¡¡ʇsɹıɟ

    by alice133

    ¿ʇǝʎ pǝɥsıuıɟ ʇı sı

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 7:15 p.m. CST

    Ronald Reagan caught AIDS from John Wayne.

    by AzulTool

    I AM NOT SHITTIN' YOU, MY MAN!

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 7:30 p.m. CST

    Which is the greater trainwreck?

    by slickjohnny

    The site redesign or Harry's reviews?

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 7:30 p.m. CST

    The new website makes baby Jesus cry

    by orcus

    There you see! Now the kid is crying. BTW, it's not Jesus Christ, it's some Mexican kid named Jesus

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 7:31 p.m. CST

    First, okay lame but someone had to

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    Hmm. this is new

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 7:31 p.m. CST

    First, okay lame but someone had to

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    Hmm. this is new

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 7:32 p.m. CST

    I'm suffering from talkback withdrawal

    by BarryConvex

    I wish someone would start arguing about whether or not Emma Stone looks better as a blonde.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 7:33 p.m. CST

    Yikes!

    by LoneGun

    New version of AICN looks horrid. It's harder to read and harder to navigate. Hope improvements are coming soon...

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 7:38 p.m. CST

    Fuxking A

    by Cash907

    This new font/layout hurts my freaking eyes. Might as well go comic sans, or that goofy font Avatar used for the Na'vi.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 7:45 p.m. CST

    Change does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    The dojo feels like it's just snorted a monster line of Charlie and now it's seeing things in a different way. Harry, you've signed off on this? Pls tell your web designer politely NOT to put the most recent posts on top. I know it kinda makes sense from a logical perspective but as a long time talkbacker believe me it makes NO sense from a conversational perspective. Quite simply you reply to what someone says and you're response is read before their question. It really damages the 'conversations between talkbackers' element of this site. It's a big difference to what you had going on before. A BIG difference and not for the better imho. Pls properly weigh up the pros and cons between an ascending or descending thread before making your final decision - it's a seemingly subtle change that will have majorly negative ramifications on the coolness that is 'aicn talkback'. If you ONLY want the talkbackers to comment in isolation upon the article then put the most recent posts on top. If you want the talkbackers to ALSO be able to bicker, argue, debate amongst each other then put the recent posts at the bottom. Your call (cool)?

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 8:06 p.m. CST

    Somehow this is Rosie O'Donnell's fault.

    by gruemanlives

    I don't know how/why, but I like to blame her.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 8:14 p.m. CST

    idonotseekabanning, here.

    by my colon sucks

    My "my colon sucks" account was banned, like, half a decade ago. Why? Never could figure it out, truth be told. I posted a bunch of speculative titles for the fourth Indiana Jones, went to sleep, woke up, and discovered that every post I'd ever made on AICN was gone. I never made no inflammatory remarks or nothin'.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 8:16 p.m. CST

    by Riff_Randell

    ¡ʇǝʎ pǝɥsıuıɟ ʇou

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 8:16 p.m. CST

    Now?

    by my colon sucks

    No.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 8:17 p.m. CST

    by Riff_Randell

    ¡ʇǝʎ pǝɥsıuıɟ ʇou

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 8:20 p.m. CST

    Hmmm.

    by Bob Cryptonight

    Not sure. Still old-fashioned. Like a forum from the old Soviet Union.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 8:34 p.m. CST

    I Garantee

    by InActionMan

    The AICN Situation does not have Six Pack Abs. Also is this post in the future as everything is dated tomorrow unless Harry has moved the servers to Uzbekistan.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 8:43 p.m. CST

    Some of you guys are assholes.

    by Atomica

    Seriously...shit happens. Don't be dicks. Get over it.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 8:55 p.m. CST

    The Coward Cobra Lai sucks dick again

    by Hey_Kobe_Tell_Me_How_My_Ass_Tastes

    hey bitch! *PAI-YOW!* GOTTA KEEP MY PIMP HAND STRONG WITH STUPID BISHES - i told you i want you sucking three dicks at a time! if your herped up ass dont start producing more imma ship you back to the zoo where you'll be back to turnin tricks for a banana and a granola bar

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 9 p.m. CST

    But is there an edit button now?

    by AllPowerfulWizardOfOz

    Test

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 9:01 p.m. CST

    There's an edit button

    by Hey_Kobe_Tell_Me_How_My_Ass_Tastes

    fuuuuck

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 9:03 p.m. CST

    if you click on blue area you will see edit and delete

    by Hey_Kobe_Tell_Me_How_My_Ass_Tastes

    fuuuuck - you finally went and did it

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 9:04 p.m. CST

    weird shite goin on here

    by Hey_Kobe_Tell_Me_How_My_Ass_Tastes

    very weird

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 9:04 p.m. CST

    Looks like Gremlins got into the server

    by YoyodynePropulsionSystems

    You should hide an easter egg somewhere in the vast nothingness of the far right background.

  • This is awful.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 9:14 p.m. CST

    Hey D.Vader...nice to have you back man.

    by DrMorbius

    MFFlicka...tiiiiiiiiiimmmmmmmeeeee d ab d ab d ab

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 9:20 p.m. CST

    Blue eyed dressed for every situation

    by Chaztastic

    move out, don't mess around move out, you bring me down move out, how you get about don't make a sound just move out

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 9:29 p.m. CST

    Hey Cobes...

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    Good, fair post. Hey alice: .noʎ ʞɔnɟ

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 9:36 p.m. CST

    So, Faulkner...

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    You're THE CHOPPAH, huh?

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 9:38 p.m. CST

    EDIT NOTHING

    by BandysTract

    THIRST IS EVERYTHING

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 9:40 p.m. CST

    Faulkner...

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    How'd you know the penis/mouth thing with my sister? That's just eeeeerie.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 9:40 p.m. CST

    ...you guys asked for feedback, so here's mine...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...just about everything about the old format was perfect. I guess you can add some stuff if you have to, but otherwise I liked everything about it. I liked that you could choose between full talkback and subject only pages for easy scrolling, I liked the compact look that allowed you to see dozens of posts on the page at the same time for easy scanning, I liked the more natural feel of the conversation flowing down instead of up (essential), I liked the reply box at the bottom of the page (allowing you to see the last several posts while you type). It all worked together to make for the best full contact talkback melee around.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 9:41 p.m. CST

    Not having capital letters makes me feel

    by CherryValance

    emasculated. :(

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 9:46 p.m. CST

    ...hey, Doc...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...been a long time. Good to see you in this < P > forsaken place.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 9:49 p.m. CST

    Hey, Flick

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    Really trying to figure out what if anything I like about the new TB interface.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 9:53 p.m. CST

    Don't worry

    by Bobo_Vision

    Bobo_Vision ain't blurry.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 9:56 p.m. CST

    Oh Kobe...

    by D.Vader

    Don't you go ruining this for the rest of us =P!

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 9:57 p.m. CST

    The AICN Situation? We get to see your new six-pac, Big Guy?

    by BadMrWonka

    I keed, I keed. I'm sure once a few glitches get put through, AICN will be back to normal in no time. <p> Personally, I would be in favor of a preview option if people really want it (although I always wonder why people can't just read what they've wrote BEFORE clicking 'post'), but NOT an edit function. People say outlandish shit in the talkbacks, and they need to be called on it. if you could go back and change what you said, it wouldn't be the same. <p> as for other options like threading, or specific replies, I don't know...I mean, AICN talkbacks being one huge heap of yap is part of the charm. when I hear someone say, "I don't want to read through this whole talkback to see if this was addressed already or not, so I'll just say it..." then I know they're not a REAL talkbacker, in my book. I've waded through it all, if I have anything to say. that's the deal. <p> a better search function for the site is a MUST, though. really, you should be able to quickly search by author, topic, title, date...hell, even by talkbacker name, right?<p> and I agree that a simple talkbacker profile thing would be pretty cool. maybe make it so you have to have contributed to like 100 talkbacks before you get the option for a profile, to prevent spamming nonsense, or just plain bullshit. it would be a great way for talkbackers that have the same interested to easily connect outside of AICN, and share other projects they're working on, without littering the boards with links.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 9:58 p.m. CST

    Heyya Kammich, Cosmo Nautilus, and Le Vicious Fishus

    by D.Vader

    And you too Cobra-Kai. How goes it one and all? This is, ah... interesting.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 10:03 p.m. CST

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    The new TB interface is inexplicably horrible. As a sometime IT expert of sorts and web designer of past years, I can say in all honesty that there is NO WAY this should be some sort of "real time" work in progress. This development should have all been done offline and the transfer should've been made seamlessly. But the old site began falling to pieces, so they panicked and pushed the migration date way up. Someone fucked up. Big time. Observe the latest TWITTER post from Harry: -- headgeek666 Harry Knowles What I've seen of the new site on my phone looks completely wrong, from the version that was offline, changes coming to the atrocity -- That was six hours ago. Someone done fucked the FUCK up.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 10:05 p.m. CST

    Obviously this is one big work in progress, right?

    by D.Vader

    I mean.... That's right. Dot. Dot. Dot.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 10:10 p.m. CST

    VADER! LIVES!!!

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    Watch out though, Vades. Ol' Billy Faulkner has it in for ya! He wrote, "One of the current glitches.... ...is that d.vader is back. Don't worry.....we'll fix that glitch and remove that crybaby....hold on, folks....." Oh--now all of a sudden he IS an AICN mod. We'll see about that. CRAZY ellipses, huh? That nutty Faulkner...

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 10:16 p.m. CST

    weird

    by BadMrWonka

    it's like Kronenberg's AICN...

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 10:18 p.m. CST

    weird

    by BadMrWonka

    it's like Kronenberg's AICN.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 10:22 p.m. CST

    Hey hey to you too Billy Faulkner

    by D.Vader

    We've never met but I've noticed that I've been the topic of many of your conversations. I appreciate it and have to thank you for liking me so much.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 10:23 p.m. CST

    That "intermittent lag and synchronization problem with the servers" excuse

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    is bullshit. Your tech contact is pulling your chain, Harry; hoping you don't know shit about web migration.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 10:26 p.m. CST

    how about a Refresh button?

    by Hey_Kobe_Tell_Me_How_My_Ass_Tastes

    'scuse me - how about a muthafuckin refresh button?

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 10:26 p.m. CST

    I'm all for upgrades to the site...

    by Shermdawg

    ...but man, having the tb form at the top of the page, and the posts listed in reverse (without timestamps) is gonna take A LONG time to get used to. <br><br> Also, the subject line is too large. Having the date on the same line as the handle looked so much better. Really, the old setup was much better.....that is, everything BUT the quick talkback form. This new one? Fucking sweet. I can't tell you how much I hated posting long responses in the old cramped box. And looking them over was even worse. This is a HUGE step up, thanks gang.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 10:26 p.m. CST

    What am I doing here?

    by Bobo_Vision

    I was banished from the magic kingdom for my fictional commentary on the Gone and Scriptgirl talkbacks. We're through the looking glass, people.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 10:29 p.m. CST

    Hey Billy Faulkner

    by D.Vader

    We've never met but I've noticed that I've been the topic of many of your posts. Just wanted to say hey to one of my fans.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 10:29 p.m. CST

    G'night folks.

    by Le Vicious Fishus

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 10:30 p.m. CST

    Where in the hell..

    by KAOS11DIRECTOR

    am I?

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 10:32 p.m. CST

    Oh, how we'll all just laugh and laugh and laugh when

    by Subtitles_Off

    it turns out Le Vicious Fishes and William_Faulkner were married all along!

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 10:32 p.m. CST

    Last time i was on here was about 4pm

    by eric haislar

    Nice to see everything is fixed:)

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 10:34 p.m. CST

    d.vader -i see you got your period - bitch

    by Hey_Kobe_Tell_Me_How_My_Ass_Tastes

    now shut defuck up you whiny bish -the coward cobra lai started it and imma finish it - like i always do. you either shut up and leave me defuck alone or we start up - no biggie to me.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 10:42 p.m. CST

    AICN Extra Stuff Update

    by kevinwillis.net

    My AICN Extra Stuff Mod has been updated. It now resorts the talkback, back-to-front, so the latest posts appear at the end, just the way nature intended. It also converts <br> and <p> and <hr> to HTML for display. And it changes the color and text size/kerning so it is more like it used to be. This is a very alpha-ish beta, but it works. Plus, User Scripts are easy to turn off. <br><br>Works with Firefox and Greasmonkey, or just works in Google Chrome. Give it a try! <hr> http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/92278

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 10:45 p.m. CST

    Where are the nested comments

    by estacado1

    If it's only going to be font changes and shit, might as well don't change anything at all.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 10:46 p.m. CST

    Shermdawg:

    by kevinwillis.net

    "Also, the subject line is too large. Having the date on the same line as the handle looked so much better. "<br><br> Fixed, if you're using Chrome or Firefox with Greasemonkey. I couldn't stand it either.<br><br> http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/92278

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 10:51 p.m. CST

    ...I'm starting to think some of the predictions we made...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...yesterday about the new AICN are never going to materialize. It's been almost a full day now, and not one celebrity has died of autoerotic asphyxiation. Disappointing.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 10:55 p.m. CST

    Where in the hell..

    by KAOS11DIRECTOR

    am I? Did the Dark Knight come out yet? Can't wait to see this. Heard good things about Ledger who just passed. :( Ha Ha ..i made a stupid sad face.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 10:56 p.m. CST

    kevinwillis you and maltheus are coding mofo's

    by Hey_Kobe_Tell_Me_How_My_Ass_Tastes

    that's a compliment

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 10:59 p.m. CST

    testes

    by PRESIDENT BALTAR

    1 2 3?

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 11:03 p.m. CST

    testes

    by PRESIDENT BALTAR

    123

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 11:21 p.m. CST

    Oh Kobes, I've missed even a nutter like you

    by D.Vader

    I was just sayin', don't go totally loco yet or they'll ban us all yet again!

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 11:22 p.m. CST

    So, all that's added was a horrible "Bookmark & Share" pop-up menu?!

    by BurnHollywood

    OMG...it's like the Obama Administration of Talkback "improvements"...you didn't think things could get worse, but they did...<p> Wait a sec...<p> Oh yeah...it's worse.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 11:24 p.m. CST

    This backwards shit sucks

    by Inexplicable_Nuclear_Balls

    Starting at the bottom and scrolling up is like learning how to read right to left. I don't think I've ever seen this crappo setup on any messageboard. I guess this will make AICN more special... that is to say, we should all start wearing helmets and carrying drool cups.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 11:25 p.m. CST

    Seriously, this is laughably horrible...

    by BurnHollywood

    LOL...OMG...WTF... It's like going from MS-DOS to Windows v1.0. It takes a while for it to sink in how bad it is...

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 11:26 p.m. CST

    Ohhhh Billl-eeeeee... Faulkner

    by D.Vader

    I love that you've been preoccupied with me so much that you've come up with theories about how I must read every talkback, every post, and that I'm pretending to return? Are you daft? When's the last time I posted? 3 months ago, yeah? Then this IS a return, buddy. But the best part is that you think I've been using multiple nicknames. Dude, if you knew me at all, you wouldn't even consider it. Do you have any proof? Any theories as to who I've been playing as? If you know me, you know I like keeping the same name I've used since I started coming here. I don't play games. I've got no use for other names. But, if it pleases you that much, please continue to think of me in your other fantasies as well.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 11:27 p.m. CST

    Whatup Dr. Morbs!

    by D.Vader

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 11:28 p.m. CST

    Harry, WTF were you even AIMING for...?!

    by BurnHollywood

    It's like you wrecked your site for the sake of that ubiquitous "Bookmark & Share" button...

  • I was BringingSexyBack. I was Cobra-Kai. I was TheCHOPPAH. I'm really DannyGlovers_Dickblood. And even better, I'm William_Faulkner too. Keep Hope Alive!

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 11:43 p.m. CST

    To be serious for a moment...

    by D.Vader

    I can't f**king wait to see "Black Swan".

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 11:46 p.m. CST

    Last Update of AICN Extra Stuff For the Night

    by kevinwillis.net

    New: converts upper case <BR> and <P> into proper paragraphs. Fixes the posts of jerks who type in crazy long text in title or message. And it still reorders the talkbacks and makes them look the good old fashioned way.<br><br>That being said, next I'm going to put the Quick Talkback form back at the bottom (where it belongs) and I'm also going to work on adding an ignore button (that may take a little more time) so certain talkbackers can just be removed from your view altogether. ;) <br><br>I'll entertain any feature requests, but it has to be something that can be done with post-processing. I can't restore the capital letters to the TalkBack names, for example, cuz that info just isn't there in the page.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 11:52 p.m. CST

    Oh and one more thing.

    by D.Vader

    EDIT buttons... are not needed. If Harry is never going to edit his own writings, then we should not be able to edit ours either.

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 11:55 p.m. CST

    THIS IS IT????

    by KilliK

    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA oh my god,the site now is even worse than it used to be.HAHA well done mr Harry,well done.Dont be surprised if your traffic decreases after this "improvement".

  • Dec. 8, 2010, 11:56 p.m. CST

    flickapoo is absolutely correct.

    by KilliK

    Come on guys,wtf were you thinking? and i am sure that you havent even fixed the broken words layout bugs.JESUS.

  • Dec. 9, 2010, midnight CST

    More like The AICN Snooki.

    by Subtitles_Off

    'Cause it's an ugly, useless bitch, now. I can't be the first one to use that, can I?

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 12:09 a.m. CST

    I could probably design a better website, Harry...

    by RedJester

    This is laughably bad!

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 12:09 a.m. CST

    I could probably design a better website, Harry...

    by RedJester

    This is laughably bad!

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 12:11 a.m. CST

    And there's still no edit button!

    by RedJester

    ...

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 12:12 a.m. CST

    And you've apparently just cleared all of the comments

    by RedJester

    ...

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 12:16 a.m. CST

    Shouldn't you have tested this with a focus group

    by RedJester

    or something before posting it on here? And who the fuck do you guys hire to do all of the design work? Because I'm beginning to think the website design is you, or perhaps a slight upgrade, your 12 year old nephew...

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 12:30 a.m. CST

    Subby, I think you are.

    by D.Vader

    Trademark that bitch, yo.

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 12:40 a.m. CST

    Testing Moving the Quick Talkback Form

    by kevinwillis.net

    Via my AICN Extra Stuff Mod. Want to make sure I still post, just the same, and nothing got screwed up. If working, I will go ahead and update it at userscripts for anyone who wants to use it to get a somewhat more traditional AICN look going on.

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 12:44 a.m. CST

    I'm Assuming It's Working to Post

    by kevinwillis.net

    With the Talkback Form, as is both natural and proper. If you too would like to have AICN looking a little more like it used to (but still better) feel free to download my AICN Extra Stuff mod. And see if it doesn't make life a little better. <br><br> http://userscripts.org/scripts/review/92278

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 1 a.m. CST

    Wow... this is...

    by Disgruntled_Chinaman

    BWAHAHA!!!

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 1:07 a.m. CST

    Testing, 1..2..3...

    by Fremen

    Just checking it out.

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 1:24 a.m. CST

    @KevinWillis

    by NixEclips

    Having problems getting that to work. Perhaps I am go-tarded, but your instructions on the script don't match what I see.

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 1:25 a.m. CST

    Vote 'No' to the edit button

    by Juggernaut125

    <p>'Yes' to the HATE button (saves so much time.)</p> <p>and 'Maybe' to imbedded replies?</p> <p> </p> <p>And yes to Arnie Hammer as Superman.</p>

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 1:34 a.m. CST

    I'd prefer a "HATE" button

    by D.Vader

    That would really throw the studios for a loop.

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 1:35 a.m. CST

    kevinwillis.net

    by Shermdawg

    Your scripts sound neat-o, but I'm gonna hold out for awhile and keep the faith that Harry and the guys listen to the feedback and return things to normal.

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 1:35 a.m. CST

    Holy Crap! MovieMack is back!?!?!

    by iamnicksaicnsn

    Funny guy.

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 1:36 a.m. CST

    TEST SERVER anyone?

    by Dr. Egon Spengler

    Has the clown(s) behind this "redesign" ever hear of a test server? You know, to test out the new layout and iron out any bugs? You don't put up a hurried and half-assed new design to the public and conduct your testing. That's web development 101...

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 1:36 a.m. CST

    So, this is what the Internet looked like in 1996, huh?

    by Mr. Pricklepants

    Oh, well! I guess it's time to go back to the future!

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 1:37 a.m. CST

    GO BACK TO THE OLD AICN!!

    by Dr. Egon Spengler

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 1:43 a.m. CST

    Posting one more time in a LEGENDARY thread

    by Dr. Egon Spengler

    This very well could be the end of AICN!

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 1:43 a.m. CST

    Its like Night of the Living Dead up in here.

    by D.Vader

    Dead Talkbackers, I mean.

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 1:49 a.m. CST

    You know, I could really get used to this.

    by Shermdawg

    I don't know if you've ever tried scrolling down a long ass talkback via a PS3 browser to get to the latest post, but it's not exactly fun. Also trying to quickly click on a tb post to get to the actual talkbacks in stories that contain a fuck ton of Amazon linkage as each pic loads and continuously pushes it down the page is no more, or at least no longer as problematic as it once was. The Subject line though, like I said, needs tinkering. TIMESTAMPS NEED TO RETURN. I can't stress that enough.

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 1:52 a.m. CST

    I dunno, maybe if these backend guys are really good...

    by Shermdawg

    ...and if kev can do it, they should be able to...is offer an option to switch the tb post order in our user settings.

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 3:12 a.m. CST

    Okey dokey

    by Xiphos_2

    guess it's time to kick the tires on this here new fangled deal

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 3:13 a.m. CST

    If I needed a reason to abandon AICN

    by kungfuhustler84

    this is it. I can get my nerd news from a hundred other sites two weeks earlier anyway, and I sure as hell don't need to read anymore of Harry's dumbass reviews. Peace!

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 3:37 a.m. CST

    checking

    by AsimovLives

    check check paragraph check.

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 3:44 a.m. CST

    Wow....way to go to fuck up a site

    by masteryoda007

    Why did you not do the testing of the new site off-line? You could have kept the old site running along side the new one until the new site was ready to go live. What a fuck up from a bunch of fucktards.

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 4:13 a.m. CST

    here the bloody hell is my previous post?

    by AsimovLives

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 4:52 a.m. CST

    "And there's still no edit button!"

    by buggerbugger

    Yes there is. If you guide your cursor over the header of your comment, the options 'Edit' and 'Delete' appear to the right of your user name.

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 5:54 a.m. CST

    What the fuck

    by Wade Wilson

    happened

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 6 a.m. CST

    screw the site update

    by j2talk

    screw the site update-how just UPDATING the news? Remember when this site actually BROKE stories......

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 6:14 a.m. CST

    this new site design..

    by emeraldboy

    Harry knowles knows nothing about web developement. He created this site by using frontpage for dummies. He brought in a tech guy for a very limited time and we never heard from him again. with the net has allowed anyone to become a film critic. Harry likes movies, no harry loves movies. yet he has no enclyopedic knowledge about them. his reviews are refrence free. I have spoken before about philip french, the great film critic from the observer. before doing that he was the literary editor of the observer. He has to twin loves literature and cinema. He and harry knowles are very different people. Harry reviews Harry potter films by saying that he has never read the books. I have read all 7. and have seen all 6 movies. Books and movies are different. a film review is a personal thing. you either like a film or one doesnt. but as been stated here many times, you leave a harry review not knowing whether he likes a film a not. But these days, you can see a one line harry review when you go to the cinema, cause they are there above the poser! apologise for the length of this post......

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 6:44 a.m. CST

    @nixeclips

    by kevinwillis.net

    If you don't have Greasemonkey for Firefox installed already, you can't use the Mod. So, if you're using Firefox, go install Greasemonkey, and then go install the AICN Extra Stuff Mod. With Google Chrome, all you should have to do is install.<br><br>It doesn't work with Internet Explorer or Safari. <br><br> https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/748/ Then the script: <br><br> http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/92278 <br><br>If it's still not working for you, maybe it's a bug? Is it installed but just not doing anything?

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 6:46 a.m. CST

    Seeing Some Buginess In My Script

    by kevinwillis.net

    It is beta, after all. I'll try and get it fixed in a couple of hours. Then . . . then you'll see!

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 6:55 a.m. CST

    testing

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 7:04 a.m. CST

    this site is hillarious

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    incredibly unprofessional, there are 12 year old kids doing school projects more professionally than this In fact if this was a school project the kid would be getting a "you tried hard" sticker

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 7:05 a.m. CST

    I don't get it

    by YackBacker

    "I don't get it!" -Josh Baskin

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 7:09 a.m. CST

    Beta testing? Fuck it, we'll do it live!

    by YackBacker

    I love this place.

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 7:20 a.m. CST

    Did Some Testing . . . MY AICN Extra Stuff Mod . . .

    by kevinwillis.net

    Is working, but it seems to gag on these huge talk backs for a minute. Will throw up an "unresponsive script" dialog, but it will complete. Will see if I can fix it, but the slow, bloated pages with hundreds upon hundreds of talkback posts may be too much.

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 7:22 a.m. CST

    emeraldboy

    by Klytus_I.m_Bored

    You're right - Harry loves movies. But he doesn't have any interest in FILM. There's a difference. But honestly the name of the site - "Ain't It Cool" - should be disclosure enough of this fact.

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 7:29 a.m. CST

    Aw come on, guys. You\'re being too hard on Harry.

    by THE_CHOPPAH_STRIKES_BACK

    The site looks great. Everything\'s coming together. And just you wait until it\'s really ready. Then you\'ll eat your fucking troll words.

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 7:29 a.m. CST

    Aw come on, guys. You\'re being too hard on Harry.

    by THE_CHOPPAH_STRIKES_BACK

    The site looks great. Everything\'s coming together. And just you wait until it\'s really ready. Then you\'ll eat your fucking troll words.

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 7:29 a.m. CST

    Nice to see.....

    by rogueleader66

    Two of the most pathetic TB'ers are still at their trolling little bitch best......little Billy Faulkner and man ass loving Kobe.....yea I crossed the line. Oh billy, make sure you respond by telling me what a cry baby I am when in actuality this site is basically a joke, just like you have always been....On a different subject, this new TB format is really total shit, it's no way an improvement.

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 7:30 a.m. CST

    Oh Billy billy billy

    by D.Vader

    I never claimed to have "left" the site. I don't know how or why you would assume getting banned from the talkbacks means one would never, ever come back to read the website. But that's a foolish proposition. Besides, once I saw that the site was going to go through some "changes", I wanted to see what they entailed. I saw the talkbacks were fucked up and thought I'd experiment and see if I could get in and voila, here I am. There's nothing magical about it. I know you'd love to believe I've been trying to log in every day for the past 3 months, that I've been reading every single post, but dude, its just not true. Not sure why you'd like to think that anyway; I have no clue why you have this agenda against me. I've never talked to you before today.

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 7:31 a.m. CST

    Buncha whiners.

    by THE_CHOPPAH_STRIKES_BACK

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 7:32 a.m. CST

    Anyway, "Black Swan"

    by D.Vader

    I'm afraid it wont be coming out here this weekend.

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 7:36 a.m. CST

    Mayhaps...

    by plasticfrank

    Not the best idea to try to emulate the style of the old site. It's dated and hard on the eyes anyway. Would have been easier to start from scratch. I'm a fan of Drupal. I'm not a fan of out of the box Drupal sites. But the formatting inherent in out of the box Drupal sites is much easier on the eyes than what you guys got going on right now. Hope it works out. Good for you supporting Drupal.

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 7:37 a.m. CST

    kevin williams your script RULEZ

    by KilliK

    keep up the good work. now if somebody could update AICN POWER MOD script as well i will be the happiest man on Earth..

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 7:49 a.m. CST

    AICN has been

    by GetMeAn18ManFireTeamIn12Hours

    Canceled.

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 7:50 a.m. CST

    I Hope you guys are willing to pay for Mollum....

    by The_Floating_Skull_of_Robert_Loggia

    If you're using Drupal for this site, you're going to need the premium package. The talkback will become a spammer/hacker paradise without it! Hell, my site probably gets 1/100th of AICN's traffic and Mollum catches around 1000 attempted exploits, hacks, and spammers a month.

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 7:55 a.m. CST

    There's no time codes for the posts........!

    by Astronut

    or are time codes being integrated later on?

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 7:56 a.m. CST

    Welcome back, D. Vader.

    by JDanielP

    Testing. Testing, 1-2. Testing.

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 8:05 a.m. CST

    Testing

    by Astronut

    1, 2, 3

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 8:14 a.m. CST

    After 14 years, there's an EDIT/DELETE button at last

    by Mr. Pricklepants

    Sure took a long time. I suspect that in 2025 this website will look like how a modern website looked like in 2010.

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 8:29 a.m. CST

    I Gotta Admit

    by kevinwillis.net

    I've always loved AICN and it's bizarre adherence to a 15 year old format . . . but this utter mess of an upgrade impresses even me as being . . . amazing. It's like what happens when I update the code for my personal website that very few people ever go to and doesn't and never has made a single cent of money . . . And the oversights bewilder. The ugly, hard to read font sizes and formats, the lack of any way (in this day an age) for users to format anything . . . wow! Add to that, it's slower and more lethargic than the old site and adds nothing significantly modern, and whatever infrastructure they are using can't put articles in the right place (how is that even possible?) or display all the talkback posts . . . yeesh!<br><br>BTW, my AICN Extra Stuff mod is working, but it starts to drag on huge pages like this (because it may surprise you to learn that AICNs talkback code is kinda bloated) and on older machine will warn you that a script is making the browser unresponsive. <br><br>At some point, I'm going to add some preferences that will allow you to have the script only process the latest 100 talkbacks, to avoid the extra added slowness of a script post-processing the already slow and bloated AICN news page.

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 8:33 a.m. CST

    killikikilli: Talk to Maltheus. I Could Try and Edit It, But . . .

    by kevinwillis.net

    I want to take another approach. But I'll add similar prefs as I add features (in a strip at the bottom of the page). But I also want my script to work with Chrome, as well as Greasemonkey and Firefox (AICN PowerMod Only works with Greasemonkey).<br><br>There will be some updates today. Soon.

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 8:43 a.m. CST

    Bitches Leave?

    by STLost

    *sniff*

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 8:50 a.m. CST

    Shermdawg: Indeed they should!

    by kevinwillis.net

    "...and if kev can do it, they should be able to...is offer an option to switch the tb post order in our user settings. "<br><br>Because it would run a lot more efficiently. Post processing is a very elaborate, resource-consuming way to do it, although I think they kind of want to force a format on people. But user preferences and theming would make a lot of sense for a heavily talkback driven site like this.

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 8:52 a.m. CST

    AICN: 1997-2010

    by TommyGavinsEgo

    Rest in badly-formatted, buggy, retrograde, laughable, self-sabotaged pieces. A sad day.

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 9:03 a.m. CST

    Crap

    by Disgustipitated

    Pure crap. All you've managed to do from my end is change fonts (in the case of Quint's BTS PotD, one that's too big and in bold making it look amateurish) and slow things down to a crawl. So far, whatever you're trying to do isn't worth the effort. This sucks ass. So much so that I'm tempted to get my info elsewhere. Perhaps if your "web designer" would do what PROFESSIONALS do and try out the new version of the site, testing for bugs, etc on a private server or sub-domain before subjecting us to this horror, there wouldn't be such rebellion. Oh, and a word of advice? How about all the writers for AICN try using SPELL CHECKER so they can at least sound professional.

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 9:23 a.m. CST

    Howdy Distinguished Vader!

    by YackBacker

    Classing up the joint, old friend. Good to see you back. How have you been?

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 9:31 a.m. CST

    The site looks fucking wierd now.

    by GetEveryone

    Did you add an edit function?

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 9:35 a.m. CST

    I love the chaos this new format has unleashed

    by YackBacker

    This site became a John Carpenter wasteland overnight.

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 9:37 a.m. CST

    Holy Toledo!!

    by BookhouseBoy

    Somebody had fun..Welcome back D.Vader!!

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 9:56 a.m. CST

    5 years of The Zone...

    by DerLanghaarige

    ...and all we get is an apology for screwing up with the cache servers? Well, that's more than we got in the years before.

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 10:04 a.m. CST

    Let's see if one of my posts shows up

    by KEVIN_COSTNERS_RECYCLED_PISS

    I've tried it about 50 times so far and nothing.

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 10:05 a.m. CST

    ...John Carpenter's ESCAPE FROM T.B.

    by FlickaPoo

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 10:07 a.m. CST

    Fuck this shit.

    by KEVIN_COSTNERS_RECYCLED_PISS

    There is an intermittent lag and synchronization problem with the servers because we fucked up. It is less evident now although not really. It may be worse during daytime traffic but probably just as bad whenever you try to log on. symptoms would be articles listing on the homepage disappearing, then reappearing, and delayed talkback posts. In other words we fucked the whole site up but please don't leave because if you did we'd get no moneys :-(

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 10:18 a.m. CST

    Ummm....

    by JulietsCans

    Where's the talkback posts?

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 10:44 a.m. CST

    oh. Hi!!

    by Astronut

    just a test

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 10:47 a.m. CST

    what's going on

    by semperex

    Hi guys -- We had to make some quick changes due to a special situation. Ordinarily, we would follow different procedures. Expecting some improvements and changes.

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 10:54 a.m. CST

    First...

    by chuffsterUK

    ....of the last?

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 10:56 a.m. CST

    ...I still have a window open with the last seconds of the old...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...AICN...I can't bear to close it. I can send you guys a screencap if it'll help you get things back to normal...

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 10:57 a.m. CST

    Hey guys!

    by my colon sucks

    So what's new?

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 11:06 a.m. CST

    this is not good

    by motorcycleboy83

    i cant bitch about bay on the transformers talkback. i take it the spacing and font are part of the problem and not the new design?

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 11:10 a.m. CST

    this is the superman returns of re-designs

    by motorcycleboy83

    change it or dont change it.

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 11:10 a.m. CST

    Good to see the site back up

    by JettL93

    Glad you took some of my suggestions harry, Looking good

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 11:13 a.m. CST

    do or do not, there is no try.

    by motorcycleboy83

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 11:15 a.m. CST

    RUCKING FIDICULOUS!!!!

    by DrMorbius

    Hey Harry, here's an idea for ya. Hire KevinWillis to fix this massive clusterfuck that used to be AICN.

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 11:21 a.m. CST

    Juliet's Cans

    by JulietsCans

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 11:25 a.m. CST

    D. Vader! Woo!

    by iamnicksaicnsn

    He's back!

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 11:26 a.m. CST

    I feel like I haven't seen YackBacker in a while, either...

    by iamnicksaicnsn

    So where is George The 7Th Chicken!?!

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 11:26 a.m. CST

    by motorcycleboy83

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 11:28 a.m. CST

    ?

    by STICKY WHITE

    ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 11:31 a.m. CST

    No comments yet?

    by WriteForTheEdit

    Huh?

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 11:33 a.m. CST

    And derlanghaarige has his old name back!

    by iamnicksaicnsn

    This whole thing is friggin' weird. And FlickaPoo, even with the screen shot I won't believe you. I must have sent another post like ten times!! Ah!!!! And I would paragraph right now if I knew how to make that happen and say "but seriously, if you got the last one, that's cool, especially since I actually have heard your talk back name before and most likely have memories of respecting it."

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 11:36 a.m. CST

    ...it's kind of addictive the way you get a different TB...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...every time you refresh. <P> (I insist on honoring the name of <P>, even in these dark times) Every post is like a message in a bottle...a delicate message of love, hate, or indifference...dropped fearfully or cast carelessly into these uncertain New Talkback seas...

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 11:36 a.m. CST

    And derlanghaarige has his old name back!

    by iamnicksaicnsn

    And I'll never believe that anyone got the last post in on the old site other than me. Damn, I totally messed up this grammar, but it's because I've been drinking and the goddamn site isn't saving talkbacks accurately. So that means this will probably be obsolete when I wake up. So if I could paragraph, I would say "Flickapoo, it's all good if you were truly the last one, since I remember your screen name, probably because I've respected it at some point if not others."

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 5:03 p.m. CST

    Recent!

    by moviemack

    Again and again the same situation... For so many years... Tethered to a (fukked-up Talkback)... In a room full ot mirrors... A pretty girl in your bathroom... Checking out her sex appeal... I asked myself when you said you loved me... "Do you think this can be real?"... Still I sent up my prayer... Wondering where it had to go... With heaven full of astronauts... And the Lord on death row... While the millions of his lost and lonely ones... Call out and clamour to be found... Caught in their struggle (to be first or last or whatever)... And their search for (posts) that stick around

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 5:04 p.m. CST

    Recent!

    by moviemack

    Again and again the same situation... For so many years... Tethered to a (fukked-up Talkback)... In a room full ot mirrors... A pretty girl in your bathroom... Checking out her sex appeal... I asked myself when you said you loved me... "Do you think this can be real?"... Still I sent up my prayer... Wondering where it had to go... With heaven full of astronauts... And the Lord on death row... While the millions of his lost and lonely ones... Call out and clamour to be found... Caught in their struggle (to be first or last or whatever)... And their search for (posts) that stick around

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 5:12 p.m. CST

    A post so nice, I gave it to you twice.

    by moviemack

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 5:14 p.m. CST

    And, I spelled "of" wrong both times.

    by moviemack

    Edit button? Who needs an edit button! (I'd like one, thank you.)

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 5:16 p.m. CST

    D.Vader released from AICN Guantanamo...So I Return

    by conspiracy

    Welcome back Professional. So This is the BIG CHANGE? This was the internet equivilent of going from Biplanes to Monoplanes...maybe sometime before my death we'll reach the fucking jet age around here. Still....thanks for the Edit function..a welcome edition.

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 5:18 p.m. CST

    So, the TB below hasn't updated for me in hours..

    by Rhuragh

    Does that mean TBs are down completely?

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 5:18 p.m. CST

    Or, I would like one that works.

    by moviemack

    I know it will. I know it will. I'm an optimist.

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 5:25 p.m. CST

    rhuragh, they were in "Read Only" mode for awhile

    by moviemack

    so the internet wizards could continue their mad science experiment.

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 5:25 p.m. CST

    ...hmmm, expand all, or only the posts you want to see...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...that's kinda nifty.

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 5:26 p.m. CST

    Juliet's Cans

    by theGoldbergV

    You sir, are one funny fuck

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 5:28 p.m. CST

    While you were away...

    by moviemack

    Congress decided to put the government on hold so we could argue about billionaires and how much tax they should pay...Ridley Scott decided to call his ALIEN reboot-prequel-whatever PARADISE (what, um DEƒUCK®?)...Marines can still give each other hand-jobs. They just can't admit it...THE TOURIST has gotten some of the worst reviews since JONAH HEX...And, it's Obama's fault the Talkbacks are still screwed up.

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 5:28 p.m. CST

    ...but now I can delete my own posts?!...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...I don't second guess myself enough in life already? <P> I liked the finality of hitting POST...that little shiver of anticipation and dread...

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 5:29 p.m. CST

    While you were away...

    by moviemack

    Julie Taymor's Spider-man still hasn't killed anybody.

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 5:31 p.m. CST

    ...I chose to live by the old code. I hereby swear to delete...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...no post, no matter how asinine.

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 5:32 p.m. CST

    While you were away...

    by moviemack

    I was at Walgreen's and saw a New Years greeting card with "Frank Drebin" on it. Weird, huh.

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 5:32 p.m. CST

    Like what you've done with the place

    by theGoldbergV

    Making it actually WORSE than before makes me wonder if Harry just wandered outside with a 20 and asked the nearest guy "Hey, you good with computers?"

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 5:35 p.m. CST

    Who is Semperex?

    by CHRISTIAN_BALE_TRASHED_MY_LIGHTS

    I notice he has a black box but I don't recognize the name?...

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 5:37 p.m. CST

    How will COBRA-KAI cope?

    by CHRISTIAN_BALE_TRASHED_MY_LIGHTS

    Now that "No Subject" appears when you leave the subject bar blank, he won't be able to do any more of his infamous blank subject posts!

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 5:39 p.m. CST

    THIS IS LIKE GEOCITIES

    by CHRISTIAN_BALE_TRASHED_MY_LIGHTS

    I can't believe how wrong this has gone. I almost feel sorry for Harry in a way. This is perhaps the most unprofessional behaviour I've ever seen when it comes to 'upgrading' a website.

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 5:41 p.m. CST

    Gold

    by moviemack

    Do you mean a bill or half a bottle of malt likker? Either way, we should be grateful Harry hires the handicapped and gives on-the-job training. These are GOOD things. In this economy? Fuggeddabouddit.

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 6:03 p.m. CST

    New Website Design By Uwe Boll And Stevie Wonder

    by CHRISTIAN_BALE_TRASHED_MY_LIGHTS

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 6:12 p.m. CST

    Horrible!

    by Saltoner

    The upgrades are pretty damn miserable. 1 out 7 times I try to go to the site works. All the other times it just goes to a blank white screen and says "done" at that bottom of Firefox. And when it does load, so many graphics are missing and when you click a link it's super slow in responding. And the format (spacing between items) reminds me of being in first grade again, it's SOOOO large! Every time a site upgrades, it sucks. Unless things get fixed soon, I'm finding a new entertainment site. Sorry.

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 6:13 p.m. CST

    Horrible!

    by Saltoner

    The upgrades are pretty damn miserable. 1 out 7 times I try to go to the site works. All the other times it just goes to a blank white screen and says "done" at that bottom of Firefox. And when it does load, so many graphics are missing and when you click a link it's super slow in responding. And the format (spacing between items) reminds me of being in first grade again, it's SOOOO large! Every time a site upgrades, it sucks. Unless things get fixed soon, I'm finding a new entertainment site. Sorry. Now I'll hit "Post Your Talkback" and it'll take literally, 5 minutes for it to register the click. Ugh!

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 6:14 p.m. CST

    Great Update...looks the same, loads slow, eats posts.

    by conspiracy

    My 4th visit in almost 2.5 months (due to D.Vaders Gulag stay), and my second post; 3rd if you count the one floating around in this abortions cache/servers. Not Professional. Conspiracy does not Beta Test. Again...Welcome back D.Vader;

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 6:14 p.m. CST

    Actually this is like something from FRINGE

    by CHRISTIAN_BALE_TRASHED_MY_LIGHTS

    One minute you have one talkback and, if you hit Refresh, you have one from an alternate universe.

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 7:40 p.m. CST

    Well dang.

    by Shermdawg

    With all that talk about edit buttons, I thought you guys were just joking around and debating on the subject of including one, I didn't realize they actually exist. I'm actually surprised to see them.

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 7:56 p.m. CST

    Want to chime in and bitch about the format...

    by SK229

    I have no idea if this is anywhere near the final look, but I'll join the chorus of jeers if it is. However... I FINALLY might get some actual work done more often, so thanks for that! All this time, whodathunk it'd be something as simple as layout and font that'd turn me away for good. I've always said the talkbacks are the main draw of the site, and it was a huge mistake to fuck with them without testing and asking the people who actually use them what they think. Maybe I'm wrong... anyway, for me, I don't think I'd stop coming here altogether, but I'll definitely be on the lookout for a real alternative now.

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 8:47 p.m. CST

    Working On Some More Cool Updates

    by kevinwillis.net

    To my AICN mod. Going to add "hilite" and "ignore". Should also be able to get the edit and delete buttons working on Chrome (if you're running the mod). Alas, nothing I can do about how tragically and crazily slow the site is moving, or the weird randomness of the talkbacks. But I can clean up some of the formatting back to the classics. I'm also going to add a feature that will change moderator black boxes to bright pink so they don't seem so bad-ass anymore.

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 8:52 p.m. CST

    It Is Large

    by kevinwillis.net

    And in more ways that one. The code is crazy fat. It looks like there's bits of edit code and what not that don't apply to every talkback, but basically duplicate every talkback post for a potential edit window, making these talkbacks twice as large for the same amount of comments as the old one. Makes no sense. But there they are. But, I've seen worse. Still, the way it's structures, a 1000 talkback discussion becomes frickin' gigantic. I'm not sure moving away from the "titles only" display was such a great idea. Even when the talkback that is titles on is displayed, all the text, comments, etc, are all still in there. Again, since my Mod is a post-processor, there's nothing I can do about the huge bloat of overweight data the site produces. But I'll try to make it prettier. And who knows, maybe you'll see this post . . . in an hour or three.

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 9:06 p.m. CST

    None

    by kevinwillis.net

    None

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 10:35 p.m. CST

    Well, this site is fucked.

    by Bruce Thomas Wayne

  • Dec. 10, 2010, 12:20 a.m. CST

    test test

    by KilliK

    1 2 3

  • Dec. 10, 2010, 12:28 a.m. CST

    kevin yeah i ll send Maltheus

    by KilliK

    a message in his script site in case he sees it and is willing to update his script. Again thanx for the great work you did with your script.Without it,i would probably leave AICN for good because of this new horrible layout.

  • Dec. 10, 2010, 12:34 a.m. CST

    where is the edit button guys?

    by KilliK

    i only see a delete button.

  • Dec. 10, 2010, 12:34 a.m. CST

    If this isn't fixed soon, I'm out.

    by RedJester

    I mean how hard is it to hire a good webdesigner? It's not like the site is complex!

  • Dec. 10, 2010, 12:36 a.m. CST

    Me no like new talkback

    by Chanoc

    Or any other "upgrade" done to the site :(

  • Dec. 10, 2010, 1:34 a.m. CST

    Erm, why won't this expand? Anyway...

    by Jaka

    ...I was going to say I didn't like the new layout, but once I found the expand all button I think I changed my mind. ... still not 100% on that. It's been the same, or close to the same, for so long that it takes a bit of getting used to. But the comment field is starting to look cleaner to me already. Kudos.

  • Dec. 10, 2010, 1:44 a.m. CST

    The site is an EPIC FAIL of Harryesque proportions. Here's why...

    by Cervantes

    Apart from the fact that this whole farce should have been done properly offline seperately in the first place, the one remaining strongpoint of this site has now been totally ruined - namely, the 'talkbacks'. The whole thing has been REVERSED now so that everyone's responses/answers now come BEFORE the comments that they were responding/answering to! Who's the ad wizard that thought it would be a good idea to make us have to scroll all the way down to start things off first? And on top of that, it looks like we're going to have to click on EACH and EVERY comment title to see what people have posted! WTF? Life's just too short for this additional, time-consuming hassle. And worst of all, it seems that there's now going to be a 'delete' function too, which will make a mockery of the whole thing, and give an easy 'get out of jail' card to anyone who's been an complete asshole... I don't know if these are your own ideas Harry, or those of the dufus that's muddling their way through this whole mess, but they've spoiled things big time. It's just a little thing compared to these other problems, but it would be nice to have 'clickable' links, as it's still a pain trying to work out if someone has typed a capital i or a lower-case l, since they both look the same in this font! Personally, I just go to the likes of the Darkhorizons site for decent regular movie news updates, and Trekmovie for their excellent weekly 'roundup' (who thankfully KEPT their style of 'talkback')...and just check in here for everyone's talkback comments on the stuff you eventually catch up with! Gotta love ya Harry, but seriously...I wonder how many here had the same feeling as me that this was gonna end up going tits up once again? Too bad.

  • ...only because it was mentioned. Thank goodness for this option at least, but can I suggest the 'expand all' wording gets moved to beside the 'READERS TALKBACK' wording, so that it's far more obvious to see.

  • Dec. 10, 2010, 2:43 a.m. CST

    this wasn't a feature upgrade....

    by Roland

    ....this was an emergency migration. get over it.

  • Dec. 10, 2010, 2:48 a.m. CST

    You can 'expand all' err, talkbacks, but why so slow?

    by Jaka

    I'm fine with getting used to a new site layout. It happens, we'll deal. But I will not sit around waiting for each click to take affect. This isn't 1998 AICN powers that be. If you moved to a new server, keep moving. This mess is WAY too slow.

  • Dec. 10, 2010, 3:08 a.m. CST

    Patience does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    Without wanting to reveal too many secrets I can tell you the Dojo operates from a fiber optic equipped super computer powered by unrefined hot magma from beneath the Earth's crust. Yet whenever I visit this new improved aicn website it RUNS LIKE A COMMODORE FUCKING 64! In the words of Mr McEnroe, you cannot be serious.

  • Dec. 10, 2010, 3:14 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    christian_bale_trashed_my_lights, I will simply have to take 'no subject' to mean my status in life. The Dojo remains unruleable (is that a word, it is now).

  • Dec. 10, 2010, 3:18 a.m. CST

    this aint working

    by John_McClanes_Vest

  • Dec. 10, 2010, 3:21 a.m. CST

    D.Vader does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    D.Vader, good to see you back - even if it is just a technical fuck up rather than the good grace of our chubby host. It might just be a hello goodbye tho, this site is such a chore at the mo that I might take a sojourn until the work experience kid who's handling the coding gets his act together...

  • Dec. 10, 2010, 4:44 a.m. CST

    Looks like banned accounts are banned again.

    by RedEgiraahgnal

    Or is it just another glitch? Damn you, whoever forced AICN to update this way. :(

  • Dec. 10, 2010, 7:06 a.m. CST

    http://tinyurl.com/64lol4

    by Smack_Teddy

  • Dec. 10, 2010, 7:16 a.m. CST

    hope that makes u feel better

    by Smack_Teddy

    about the feedback Harry. Final Crisis has been adapted into AICN form, and thats the soundtrack baby

  • Dec. 10, 2010, 7:19 a.m. CST

    Michael Jackson singing Earth Song

    by Smack_Teddy

    you are not, Sir.

  • Dec. 10, 2010, 7:47 a.m. CST

    "i only see a delete button."

    by buggerbugger

    Yeah, the 'Edit' option has gone for some reason. We can delete our comments, but are unable to edit them? Who came up with that bright idea?

  • Dec. 10, 2010, 7:55 a.m. CST

    "...the 'expand all' funtion..."

    by buggerbugger

    ...is so awesome you have to click it twice before it expands all. The first click results in nothing, not even a frustrating "Are you sure you want to expand all?" message (although I wouldn't have been surprised if it did, to be honest).

  • Dec. 10, 2010, 8:20 a.m. CST

    Well, at least the friggin' ADS work...

    by greatmoose

    Seeing as they're the most important part, right?

  • Dec. 10, 2010, 9:49 a.m. CST

    Will Smith as the AICN redesign

    by PTSDPete

    Shit.

  • Dec. 10, 2010, 10:01 a.m. CST

    Will there be a print function as well?

    by orcus

    Well?

  • Dec. 10, 2010, 10:11 a.m. CST

    Hey, Sis!

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    What do YOU think of the "new, improved site," you sexy beast?

  • Dec. 10, 2010, 11:25 a.m. CST

    The Javascript Expanding talkback.

    by Rhuragh

    Please add in some code to automatically expand the talkback if the browser has their javascript disabled. I'm not enabling javascript for this site.

  • Dec. 10, 2010, 11:31 a.m. CST

    scratchmonkey

    by slone13

    Where is this "expand all" function of which you refer?

  • Dec. 10, 2010, 11:32 a.m. CST

    Nevermind. Found it.

    by slone13

  • Dec. 10, 2010, 11:40 a.m. CST

    Harry black-boxed this in another TB.

    by Subtitles_Off

    Dec 10, 2010 6:30:41 UTC... Site Update... by headgeek... Is nowhere near complete. The Ruby On Rails version of AICN was at least a month and a half off from being where we wanted it to be, to debut it. However, due to some problems that developed with our Drupal version - we had to aggressively move forward with the new version and do live development, which I and every other web person loathes. But it was that, or shut AICN down for a month & a half.

  • Dec. 10, 2010, 11:44 a.m. CST

    Seems like it's at-least working at 1990s speed again.

    by Subtitles_Off

    So, let's all quit our bitchin' (at least about the site problems) and agree to meet back here after the first of the year. It was funny for a day or two. Now, we all just sound mean, like Sarah Palin when her staffer brings her the wrong shade of lipstick.

  • Dec. 10, 2010, 12:27 p.m. CST

    Verdana Bold is not a good font for ALL your text.

    by riskebiz

    It is unreadable and hard on the eyes. Whoever made that decision ought to rethink it. BOLD face for headlines, regular for everything else. That said, the font is way too small everywhere on the site.

  • Dec. 10, 2010, 12:45 p.m. CST

    WTF

    by bobbofatz

    New comments on top. Wild

  • Dec. 10, 2010, 1:02 p.m. CST

    HARRY -- SHUT DOWN AICN

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    Market it when it comes back up. This is excruciating, and I'm about to give up, d.vader or no d.vader.

  • Dec. 10, 2010, 1:06 p.m. CST

    "rogueleader66 is very fat"

    by rogueleader66

    Wow little billy, what a quick sharp wit you have there....must have taken you hours to come up with that reply. You really have no idea of how pathetic you are do you? So sad. Rest now little boy. Everyone knows you have a crush on me, it's ok billy, it's ok to be gay.

  • Dec. 10, 2010, 1:17 p.m. CST

    Harry isn't the only one having problems

    by InActionMan

    Skiffy just emailed me an offer for discount tickets to the previews of the Spider-Man Musical. This show is going to close before it opens.

  • Dec. 10, 2010, 1:28 p.m. CST

    The AICN Tech Staff Hard at Work

    by InActionMan

    http://tinyurl.com/32zgven

  • Dec. 10, 2010, 1:34 p.m. CST

    Well at least my comments are actually getting posted now

    by RedJester

    that's a plus I guess.

  • Dec. 10, 2010, 1:39 p.m. CST

    My sister (aka William_Faulkner) IS fat...

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    Looks like she's projecting her problem onto you, Rogue bro. My apologies. Don't worry about her -- she's been a tad tetched ever since that one night when she and I... well -- best not to mention that night in mixed company.

  • Dec. 10, 2010, 1:39 p.m. CST

    What goes up must come down

    by CHRISTIAN_BALE_TRASHED_MY_LIGHTS

    This applies both to the AICN website and, in a different way, to the talkbacks too. I'm clever like that, y'see?

  • Dec. 10, 2010, 1:49 p.m. CST

    Testing.

    by Novaman5000

    Do we have an edit function yet?

  • Dec. 10, 2010, 1:49 p.m. CST

    Testing.

    by Novaman5000

    Do we have an edit function yet?

  • Dec. 10, 2010, 1:52 p.m. CST

    Can you please take away the Delete button

    by RedJester

    and add an edit button please? And who the fuck do you guys have working on this? Seriously, it's embarrassingly bad. For the last time, fire your cousin and hire someone who knows what the fuck they're doing!!

  • Dec. 10, 2010, 2:33 p.m. CST

    THIS SUCKS MORE THAN MY BLOG

    by THAT_SAID_THE_CHOPPAH

    And my blog sucks pretty hard

  • Dec. 10, 2010, 2:36 p.m. CST

    Take away the delete button.

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    And an edit button is for pussies. We don't need no fancy schmancy buttons--period.

  • Dec. 10, 2010, 2:41 p.m. CST

    9447 posts to go.

    by alice133

    keep up the confusing work.

  • Dec. 10, 2010, 2:47 p.m. CST

    Will there be a Delete william_faulkner Button?

    by THAT_SAID_THE_CHOPPAH

    AKA Chopped_Dick

  • Dec. 10, 2010, 2:50 p.m. CST

    This sucks more than Beaks

    by THAT_SAID_THE_CHOPPAH

    on a Tarantino set.

  • Dec. 10, 2010, 2:55 p.m. CST

    Yeah, you guys aren't good at basic writing or communication.

    by therightclique

    You do realize you forgot to say what the point of all of this is, right? Why is any of this happening? If you were good at communicating, you would have started with something like "As you know, we're migrating our site to another server or "..... "You may be aware that we have been receiving DDOS attacks" or "Just so you know, we're changing the site for the following reasons:". But instead, you decided to make a post that falls somewhere in the middle of the story, leaving people confusing and alienated. Bravo! You run a site visited by dozens of people. Please have the courage to make your posts complete and all encompassing. Some users don't spend every waking moment on this site. Get your head out of your own asses for just a minute, please.

  • Dec. 10, 2010, 3:27 p.m. CST

    Holy crap...

    by DEVASTATORS_BALLSACK

    Wow, this "revamp" is an abomination. Harold, why don't you find a better use for your disability checks...

  • Dec. 10, 2010, 3:50 p.m. CST

    Testing

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    Test<BR>Test<BR>Test

  • Dec. 10, 2010, 3:53 p.m. CST

    I urge all of you to install Kevin Willis' Extra Stuff Script

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    It makes the new TB tolerable (and makes HTML tags work for formatting purposes).

  • Dec. 10, 2010, 3:55 p.m. CST

    AICN Extra Stuff Script Link

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/92278

  • Dec. 10, 2010, 4:12 p.m. CST

    slooooooooooooooooooooooow

    by eric haislar

    is not even the word i would use to describe how bad this site is. I think i will be back next year, when things are worked out. It takes 10 mins to do anything at all on this site.

  • Dec. 10, 2010, 4:21 p.m. CST

    You guys need to get this shit fixed.

    by Rhuragh

    I'm sure Herc is pissing his pants with the desperation at not being able to post two or three articles this week consisting of nothing but Amazon referrer links.

  • Dec. 10, 2010, 5:03 p.m. CST

    Incredible

    by 2LeggedFreak

    This has to be the most amateurish stunt ever pulled on this site. What happened, did you offend wikileaks? A simple explanation of what the fuck is going on might help you out guys. As it is , the garbled nonsense from a panic stricken moron doesn't cut. Whats happening, when will it all be fixed...its not hard to COMMUNICATE. Fucking Incredible

  • Dec. 10, 2010, 5:12 p.m. CST

    2leggedfreak...

    by DEVASTATORS_BALLSACK

    Seriously, you want articulated communication from Harold? Have you ever read one of his "reviews"?

  • Dec. 10, 2010, 5:20 p.m. CST

    I thought geeks/nerds were supposed to be smart

    by RedJester

    and extremely well versed at all things computers. Way to completely obliterate those stereotypes, Harry. It's looking more and more likely that your success was a fluke as opposed to your possessing any real knowledge or talents to speak of.

  • Dec. 10, 2010, 5:41 p.m. CST

    I hope it doesn't stay this way

    by frozen01

    So to read all comments, we have to click on each one individually? I hope that's an error and not someone's concept of a good idea...

  • Dec. 10, 2010, 5:51 p.m. CST

    First Users Lose

    by The E

    Haha...love it! The fact that "First Users" can't post anymore is well worth the site update. Lame fonts, lag, whatever, well worth putting first users out to pasture.

  • Dec. 10, 2010, 6:04 p.m. CST

    So is this the final layout?

    by Cash907

    Because it is literally uglier then a baboon's ass.

  • Dec. 10, 2010, 6:17 p.m. CST

    AICN...

    by DEVASTATORS_BALLSACK

    Should be featured on Failblog.

  • Dec. 10, 2010, 6:55 p.m. CST

    A brave new world, indeed.

    by rabidfnark

    AICN is changing things up a bit, eh? Interesting. Interesting. Gonna take some getting used to, but we're trying new things, and that's the important part.

  • Dec. 10, 2010, 7:03 p.m. CST

    Wow. If anything, the TB function is WORSE

    by OutsideChance

    The reply box on the top really makes no sense. You have read a post and if you want to respond you have to scroll back up to the top? Geez. C'mon Harry. Get a decent web developer for once.

  • Dec. 10, 2010, 8:06 p.m. CST

    this sucks more than a Thai hooker

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    and believe me they know how to suck change the order back to allow us to scroll down

  • Dec. 10, 2010, 8:09 p.m. CST

    the rape of AICN

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    Beaks is drooling at the thought, he just reads "rape" and nothing else, but calm down beaks this is more like those GL raped my childhood comments

  • Dec. 10, 2010, 8:32 p.m. CST

    REMOVE THE REVERSE TALKBACK!!

    by Dr. Egon Spengler

    Jesus Christ Harry, listen to your fucking base! The reverse talkback DOES NOT work!! Can you honestly sit there and say it was a good change? Was it a change people were honestly clamoring for? Do you talk in reverse in real life? Listen to the people Harry. You know, the people who make your success possible here at AICN. Think about that long and hard.

  • Dec. 10, 2010, 9:48 p.m. CST

    This talkback re-design is a clusterfuck...

    by BadWaldosRevenge

    Yes, clusterfuck. Slow. Agonizingly slow. Maddeningly impatient. Short fuse temper tantrum at slow-loading board. <p> I tried different computers, latest hardware. Even at Apple Store, this AICN site downloads slllllooooooowwww, especially with long-ass talkback board within the story. And have to click on every comment to read instead of scrolling to read open thread comments. Fantastic.<p>1998 AICN web design is good enough, and 2010 re-design is taking it back to the slow & shitty 80's.

  • Dec. 10, 2010, 9:55 p.m. CST

    I see no Edit or Delete button, never have...

    by Jaka

    ...and I don't actually care. I just want the site to go fast again. : ( Maybe Harry could post a response in this thread so we don't need to torture ourselves trying to view the others.

  • Dec. 10, 2010, 10 p.m. CST

    Why did you let the Situation redesign your site, Harry? WHY?

    by MrMysteryGuest

  • Dec. 10, 2010, 10 p.m. CST

    Harry & co:

    by Tigger Tales

    I think you're doing a bang-up job on the re-design. I think it will be just SMASHING when it is all said and done, kinks worked out and polished like a witch's knob.

  • Dec. 10, 2010, 10:53 p.m. CST

    So, they've re-ordered The Talkbacks now.

    by Subtitles_Off

    What can we bitch about tomorrow?<P>?

  • Dec. 10, 2010, 11:35 p.m. CST

    Aw shoot, Harry!

    by Subtitles_Off

    If you cave on every single thing we bitch about, we're just gonna think you pay attention to us! it reinforces bad behavior!...I actually WANTED the delete button, and the bitching about the order of the posts was just silly, "I don't like change" my-pussy-hurts-isms. Swear to Jebus, some of them will be complaining when they have to scroll through hundreds of posts, no matter which direction they're scrolling...All whining aside, the last couple of days have added up to a fairly entertaining reminder that AICN is still just a geek in a basement. (I mean that as a compliment, for once.)

  • Dec. 11, 2010, 12:18 a.m. CST

    Aw shoot, Harry!

    by Subtitles_Off

    If you cave on every single thing we bitch about, we're just gonna think you pay attention to us! it reinforces bad behavior!...I actually WANTED the delete button, and the bitching about the order of the posts was just silly, "I don't like change" my-pussy-hurts-isms. Swear to Jebus, some of them will be complaining when they have to scroll through hundreds of posts, no matter which direction they're scrolling...All whining aside, the last couple of days have added up to a fairly entertaining reminder that AICN is still just a geek in a basement. (I mean that as a compliment, for once.)

  • Dec. 11, 2010, 12:18 a.m. CST

    Aw shoot, Harry!

    by Subtitles_Off

    If you cave on every single thing we bitch about, we're just gonna think you pay attention to us! it reinforces bad behavior!...I actually WANTED the delete button, and the bitching about the order of the posts was just silly, "I don't like change" my-pussy-hurts-isms. Swear to Jebus, some of them will be complaining when they have to scroll through through hundreds of posts, no matter which direction they're scrolling...All whining aside, the last couple of days have added up to a fairly entertaining reminder that AICN is still just a geek in a basement. (I mean that as a compliment, for once.)

  • Dec. 11, 2010, 12:52 a.m. CST

    Things look to be getting back to normal somewhat.

    by Shermdawg

    Hopefully a shorter subject line is in the works.

  • Dec. 11, 2010, 12:54 a.m. CST

    Oh my god...INSTANT POSTS!!!

    by Shermdawg

    I FUCKING LOVE YOU GUYS!!!

  • Dec. 11, 2010, 12:55 a.m. CST

    Problem with this though...

    by Shermdawg

    ...it keeps the post you just wrote in the form and you gotta manually delete. It'd be nice if there was a "clear" option off in the corner if possible.

  • Dec. 11, 2010, 12:56 a.m. CST

    HOLY CRAP...

    by Shermdawg

    Y'all added a reply option too??? Wow.

  • Dec. 11, 2010, 12:58 a.m. CST

    Oh, it doesn't work as I expected.

    by Shermdawg

    But it does reload the page and clear the form out. I just wonder if you reply to an older talkback post, if that will move your response under it? Lemme check...

  • Dec. 11, 2010, 12:59 a.m. CST

    Doesn't appear to.

    by Shermdawg

  • Dec. 11, 2010, 1 a.m. CST

    Remember when we first got html turned on that one morning...

    by Shermdawg

    ...a few years back and someone posted a big ol' pic of a sundae in coaxial? Yeah. That was something. Also people had the moving text code in play. Good times.

  • Dec. 11, 2010, 1:06 a.m. CST

    AICN Extra Stuff Updated To Work With Format Changes . . .

    by kevinwillis.net

    http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/92278 <br><br> Also, adds Ignore button (for users you want to ignore) and a hilite button (for users you want to hilite). Come on, that's pretty cool.

  • Dec. 11, 2010, 1:10 a.m. CST

    Could y'all put the "reply to talkback" in the right corner?

    by Shermdawg

    And maybe just shorten it to "reply" in red font, or make a button or something for it?

  • Dec. 11, 2010, 1:34 a.m. CST

    by kevinwillis.net

    efger

  • Dec. 11, 2010, 1:38 a.m. CST

    This is a Test

    by kevinwillis.net

    Sorry if it posts.

  • Dec. 11, 2010, 1:41 a.m. CST

    Test, test, 123

    by RedJester

    Is this site working correctly yet?

  • Dec. 11, 2010, 1:42 a.m. CST

    Test, test, 123

    by RedJester

    Reply.

  • Dec. 11, 2010, 1:50 a.m. CST

    Granted, it's much better

    by RedJester

    But I still think you'd be wise to upgrade it even further, similar to CNN's sound off Section or (I hate to admit it) Rotten Tomatoes comments board.

  • Dec. 11, 2010, 1:56 a.m. CST

    Reply to Talkback

    by RedJester

    <b>Reply</b> <FONT COLOR="#0000FF">Reply</FONT>

  • Dec. 11, 2010, 3:22 a.m. CST

    AICN Extra Stuff Now Makes URLS in Comments Clickable

    by kevinwillis.net

    Took longer than I would have thought, but it works. Just thought you might want to know.

  • Dec. 11, 2010, 3:56 a.m. CST

    Clusterfark of Epic Proportions

    by ReportAbuse

    Slow as frak ... site won't load at all in my Opera browser, slightly better in Chrome but still ridiculously pathetic. White space way out of whack. Three days of this now. Meh, back to avclub ...

  • Dec. 11, 2010, 5:07 a.m. CST

    white space problem is a known issue...

    by sounding

    .... it has to do with the non standard html used in prior articles. working on it. ....also planning an expand button at or near the bottom quick post form.

  • Dec. 11, 2010, 5:09 a.m. CST

    DO SOMETHING about this "Reply To Talkback"

    by CHRISTIAN_BALE_TRASHED_MY_LIGHTS

    Change the font, change the color, move it to the right. Do SOMETHING. At the moment it's fucking annoying to have it there under the main body of the message in exactly the same font and color. It looks like it's part of the post. Also: can we get paragraphs now?<p>I'm thinking probably not. If not then you better sort that out too. There's no way I'm reading through a million words in some of these fuckers' posts without spacing.

  • Dec. 11, 2010, 5:18 a.m. CST

    ....and the quick talkback form not clearing, is now known

    by sounding

    ....and we're going to change the reply-to-talkback. maybe both font and color.

  • Dec. 11, 2010, 7:11 a.m. CST

    Thanks Sounding

    by CHRISTIAN_BALE_TRASHED_MY_LIGHTS

    Good to hear that the unwashed masses of the AICN talkbacks are being heard.

  • Dec. 11, 2010, 9 a.m. CST

    Better

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    Not sure about reply-to-talkback though. <P> And please reactivate paragraph spacing.<P> Thanks.

  • Dec. 11, 2010, 9:48 a.m. CST

    I'm over at /Film...

    by SK229

    and it's just not the same. Oh sure I will go there for actual STORIES from now on, which they seem to come fast and furious over there... it's fucking awesome if you're jonesing for actual information. But I'm not even sure yet about their reviews, I bet they suck a lot more than the AICN ones... even Harry's are at least somewhat entertaining, if unreadable. For a quick comparison, read their set report of COWBOYS AND ALIENS and then read the one over here. Hands down, their's is so boring as to be almost unreadable and Quint's makes you feel like you're actually there experiencing it all right alongside him. The only parts of their story that I enjoyed was anything regarding the use of practical effects and the bit with Sam Rockwell saying his character is a bit like what he played in Galaxy Quest. And the comments section... fucking forget it. FORGET IT. Everyone writes barely a sentence, although I do like the threading, it seems to be for naught since most people hardly post anything worth reading anyway. Do they delete long rants or something? If you go off the rails as people do regularly in here, is it just removed? I knew the TB's were more fun and entertaining, I just didn't realize to what degree they are indeed the best game in town. My last complaint is I HATE having to go through pages of comments. Keep it on one fucking page... you guys really did capture lightning in a bottle with the talkbacks.

  • Dec. 11, 2010, 10:44 a.m. CST

    AICN Upgrade is like HEROES: Season 2...

    by LoneGun

    ...when Tim Kring and company made needless changes to the direction of the storyline and completely train-wrecked the entire series. Every time they tried to repair the damage, they only made it worse. I think the most aggravating thing about "the situation" - aside from the fact that at present it takes about five times longer to navigate through the site - is that there has been no real formal explanation about why any of this is occurring (unless possibly I missed it). Except for the odd, brief techno-babble from mysterious sources, there's been little to no communication to readers about what's been happening to AICN. It just seems disrespectful to the readers not to keep them informed.

  • Dec. 11, 2010, 12:07 p.m. CST

    "you guys really did capture lightning in a bottle with...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...the talkbacks".<P> A few people complained a lot, but I've always said the old AICN talkback was perfect. There was a reason it was the best game in town. I suspect most of the simple efficacy of the setup was accidental, but it ended up making the site what it is...or was.<P> I recommend mimicking the original design as closely as possible. The things that make one interface feel more natural and effortless than another are very subtle. Add a few features if you have to, but it was obviously working...why mess with that?

  • Dec. 11, 2010, 12:37 p.m. CST

    ...it's like buying jeans. You buy three pair, all the same...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...but one pair just seems to fit better than the others. They become your favorite pair, and the other two moulder in your bottom drawer. <P> What makes that one pair work and not the others? I don't know, but the proof is in the wearing.

  • Dec. 11, 2010, 12:43 p.m. CST

    We need that edit button but...

    by workshed

    ...good luck in tweaking the site Harry. Did I mention an EDIT button.? Long live AICN.

  • Dec. 11, 2010, 12:43 p.m. CST

    We need that edit button but...

    by workshed

    ...good luck in tweaking the site Harry. Did I mention an EDIT button.? Long live AICN.

  • Dec. 11, 2010, 12:44 p.m. CST

    We need that edit button but...

    by workshed

    ...good luck in tweaking the site Harry. Did I mention an EDIT button.? Long live AICN.

  • Dec. 11, 2010, 12:44 p.m. CST

    We need that edit button but...

    by workshed

    ...good luck in tweaking the site Harry. Did I mention an EDIT button.? Long live AICN.

  • Dec. 11, 2010, 12:44 p.m. CST

    We need that edit button but...

    by workshed

    ...good luck in tweaking the site Harry. Did I mention an EDIT button.? Long live AICN.

  • Dec. 11, 2010, 12:44 p.m. CST

    We need that edit button but...

    by workshed

    ...good luck in tweaking the site Harry. Did I mention an EDIT button.? Long live AICN.

  • Dec. 11, 2010, 12:45 p.m. CST

    Weird...

    by workshed

    ...wha-appen.?

  • Dec. 11, 2010, 12:55 p.m. CST

    i like the new double post feature.

    by alice133

    aint it cool ocd.

  • Dec. 11, 2010, 12:56 p.m. CST

    i like the new double post feature.

    by alice133

    aint it cool ocd.

  • Dec. 11, 2010, 12:56 p.m. CST

    i like the new double post feature.

    by alice133

    aint it cool ocd.

  • Dec. 11, 2010, 1:15 p.m. CST

    ...so, if you Reply To Talkback it appears underneath?...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...not bad in theory, but you used to be able to read a talkback and know you were up to date. I can't imagine having to go back all the time to see if any new posts appear shuffled into the deck.<P> I shouldn't be wasting my time reading a TB in the first place. No way I'm scanning back for replies.

  • Dec. 11, 2010, 1:19 p.m. CST

    ...I kinda like the way your post blinks and just appears...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...in the TB now. That's nifty.

  • Dec. 11, 2010, 1:20 p.m. CST

    The changes ARE finalized

    by KilliK

    come on guys,do you expect that they are going to listen to the talkbackers and fix this problematic layout?.My impression so far is that the changes that they did aim mostly to eliminate the unnecessary net load of their server in order to cut down the costs,rather than the convenience of the talkbackers with their posting/reading of the site.

  • Dec. 11, 2010, 1:30 p.m. CST

    I'm sorry, but I just don't see how this new design is better.

    by corleymotors

    Does anyone disagree?

  • Dec. 11, 2010, 1:32 p.m. CST

    Harry said it won't be done for a month and a half...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...not sure what that's all about, but if he said 1 and 1/2 months, you can count on it being six.<P> Now, if they can just get Firefox to not go all Not Responding frozen blue death spiral cursor on me every time I refresh...

  • Dec. 11, 2010, 2:09 p.m. CST

    Harry had tweeted

    by corleymotors

    that this was the AICN he has always dreamed of, so I just figured it was done...I don't know.

  • Dec. 11, 2010, 2:26 p.m. CST

    flickapoo use firefox 4 beta 7

    by KilliK

    or the latest nightly of firefox 4 64bit.they are uber fast and solid as rock.if they still crash on your system,disable their gpu acceleration.that is all.oh and use the addon Scripty (greasemonkey's FF4 updated version) with kevinwilliams awesome script which fixes a lot of AICN's new layout's problems.

  • Dec. 11, 2010, 2:30 p.m. CST

    Thanks, killik. I have a live-in female I'

    by FlickaPoo

  • Dec. 11, 2010, 2:31 p.m. CST

    ...well, I see bumping ENTER still causes you to...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...premature ejacupost. Let's try this again...

  • Dec. 11, 2010, 2:32 p.m. CST

    ...thanks, killik. I don't know shit about computermachines...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...but I have a live-in female IT person. I'll be sure to pass it on to my girl.

  • Dec. 11, 2010, 2:36 p.m. CST

    well thanks for all you guys are doing

    by gk1

    ...i for one am appreciative.

  • Dec. 11, 2010, 5:31 p.m. CST

    holy shit sauce

    by savagedave

    I've missed so much.

  • Dec. 11, 2010, 5:33 p.m. CST

    still no dvd column;harry's pissed over at BNAT...wow

    by scrote

  • Dec. 11, 2010, 6:01 p.m. CST

    how do i fix utc time?

    by alice133

    im multitiming.

  • Dec. 11, 2010, 6:49 p.m. CST

    Testing

    by CHRISTIAN_BALE_TRASHED_MY_LIGHTS

    Testing it all ouuuuuuuuuuuuuut.

  • Dec. 11, 2010, 9:47 p.m. CST

    Hey Faulkner

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    Be a love and unban d.vader again. I've been enjoying being back and would hate to leave again out of solidarity. <P>There's a good fellow.

  • Dec. 11, 2010, 10:08 p.m. CST

    I see that First has gone

    by iakobos

    back to being first. And the servers appear to be synced up finally. I still had some issues logging in but here I am.

  • Dec. 11, 2010, 11:55 p.m. CST

    Time to roll back

    by hawks5999

    Seriously, 3+ days and this is where you are at. Time to roll back to the functional site while you still have readers.

  • Dec. 12, 2010, 12:02 a.m. CST

    UTC time is the least of the problems.

    by ReportAbuse

    I kinda like being able to click on a post and just read that one post. That's about it for the good. The bad: just about everything else, including our nics now showing in all lower-case. Oh, I guess the link to that fashion items site is pretty cool. I'm gonna check that one out!

  • Dec. 12, 2010, 1:28 a.m. CST

    Why do I have to log in EVERY TIME I want to comment?

    by ccchhhrrriiisssm

    And why is "retrieve" misspelled as "retreive password?"

  • Dec. 12, 2010, 1:29 a.m. CST

    Why do I have to log in EVERY TIME I want to comment?

    by ccchhhrrriiisssm

    And why is "retrieve" misspelled as "retreive password?"

  • Dec. 12, 2010, 2:49 a.m. CST

    You're surprised that AICN, of all websites, couldn't spell "retrieve" correctly?

    by CHRISTIAN_BALE_TRASHED_MY_LIGHTS

    You've read one of Harry's reviews, right? As COBRA-KAI might say "Spellchecker does not exist in this dojo".

  • Dec. 12, 2010, 4:07 a.m. CST

    Harry's writing the code ...

    by ReportAbuse

    "retreive password (giggle)" ... "that said, log in as --- " ...

  • Dec. 12, 2010, 5:15 a.m. CST

    All the tab headers show the same thing.

    by Griefo

    When I log on to AICN, I usually open separate tabs on the stories I'm interested in and now all the tab headers just say the same thing, Ain't It Cool News: The Best in... All the Tabs should be individually titled so I know which ones to go to in the order of my interest. A minor complaint, but.. I'm anal. FIX IT!! Lol!

  • Dec. 12, 2010, 8:51 a.m. CST

    griefo is correct.Firefox4's switch to tab function

    by KilliK

    is useless now because all the aicn tabs have the same title.nice fuck up there mr Harry.i think it's time to get my ass back to the old greek geek site i used to visit.

  • Dec. 12, 2010, 9:25 a.m. CST

    Losing readers fast

    by TheSpaceHerpe

    Are you kidding me? This is the best you can do?

  • Dec. 12, 2010, 9:27 a.m. CST

    Losing readers fast

    by TheSpaceHerpe

    Are you kidding me? This is the best you can do?

  • Dec. 12, 2010, 4:30 p.m. CST

    D. Vader lives

    by Transhuman

    and so does freedom

  • Dec. 12, 2010, 5:36 p.m. CST

    Site takes an ETERNITY to load...

    by ccchhhrrriiisssm

    ...and it still doesn't work properly! Why do I have to log in each time that I visit the website? It makes me wonder if they are retrieving IP information for selective advertising! :-\

  • Dec. 12, 2010, 8:25 p.m. CST

    DO I STILL HAVE TO REFRESH TO SEE NEW COMMENTS?

    by BringingSexyBack

    A user guide would be nice, guys.

  • Dec. 12, 2010, 8:33 p.m. CST

    REALLY? YOU CALL THIS AN UPGRADE?

    by BringingSexyBack

  • Dec. 12, 2010, 8:54 p.m. CST

    TERRY

    by BringingSexyBack

    Yeah, where is everybody. There was nothing wrong with the old site, as you said. Sure, a bigger comments field to type in, and auto-paragraphing was all that was needed, but nobody was complaining. I hope more fixes are in the pipeline because this is not working out.

  • Dec. 12, 2010, 8:56 p.m. CST

    Will needing to login repeatedly be changed?

    by Jaka

    Used to be able to stay logged in forever if you visited the site regularly, now you have to log in all the time. Otherwise, things are shaping up very nicely. Thanks for keeping us informed on your progress and plans.

  • Dec. 12, 2010, 10:43 p.m. CST

    BSB: Yes, You Have To Refresh. Yes, They Call it an Upgrade.

    by kevinwillis.net

    My version (AICN Extra Stuff) is better: <br><br> http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/92278 <br><br>Adds ignore and hilite for users, restores much of the old formatting, adds a count for number of posts. Makes the "Reply to" button more distinct. But the ignore and hilite are really handy. For instance, you are hilited for me, BSB, so I always know to pay attention to your posts. Ignore and hilite are handy, but so is the linkify--all http links are turned into real, clickable links. Fairly groovy. And I'll try to keep it updated as they constantly change their formatting. Just a suggestion. Could also potentially add to the confusion. But what's life without a little challenge? I know, I use it all the time. ;)

  • Dec. 13, 2010, 12:27 a.m. CST

    What the

    by blackwood

    I don't even

  • Dec. 13, 2010, 3:56 a.m. CST

    kevinwillis

    by CHRISTIAN_BALE_TRASHED_MY_LIGHTS

    I tried using your upgrade but I kept getting the message about a script slowing down the website, and had to disable it. Any ideas what I did wrong? Not that it really matters, I guess. With the lack of articles here (seriously - does everything stop during BNAT?????), the lack of talkbackers and the carcrash of an upgrade occuring, I might not be coming back here that often anyway.

  • Dec. 13, 2010, 4:26 a.m. CST

    Version Control Systems

    by veteran_of_mu

    Or even just a backup. I mean I guess whoever scragged this place doesn't have a path back. Because there's got to be a whole lot of people associated with the site who are throwing quite understandable fits at losing their audience and livelihood. See, what professional developers do is, we start with a prototype. We don't just start hacking on a production site and hope it will work out. We make a little new site and we start adding the new features to it. And we do that one feature at a time, making certain each new feature is bedded in before we try to create another one. We do that by writing tests - automated tests - and we run all the tests all the time in a thing called a continuous integration server. That way we know if an old feature gets broken by a new feature. And when we migrate an old database to a new front end, we write code that does that migration. And we do that test-first as well. So that way we never lose anything. And we version control everything so that if one of us screws something up, we can always roll back to a known state. Google "git" for a good way to do that. Oh, and we keep the source-code open so that everyone else who likes us can get stuck in to help us out. Google "github" for an example of a bunch of professional devs who work this way. But whoever is responsible for what has happened to this place can't have done any of that. Which makes him or her a dipshit. And whether this dipshit is in fact Harry Knowles, or is just employed by Harry Knowles, at the end of the day the whole giant diphshittiness of the exercise still comes back to Harry Knowles' decision to not employ professionals to do this kind of work. Which is to say, yep, you suck.

  • Dec. 13, 2010, 4:29 a.m. CST

    THERE ARE MOTHER FUCKING SPAMBOTS EVERYWHERE

    by elgato73

    WHAT THE FUCK?

  • Dec. 13, 2010, 4:46 a.m. CST

    AICN is now the Nic Cage Wicker Man of websites.

    by ReportAbuse

    "NOT the BEES! NOT THE BEES!!!!" "HOW'D THE CODE GET BROKE? HOW'D IT GET BROKE???!!" "WHY ... IS .... THERE ... SO ... MUCH WHITE SPACE???!" (side-kicks Harry against the wall ...) "WHY ... DO I HAVE TO ... LOG IN ... EVERY STINKIN' TIME??!" (sucker-punches Harry while dressed in a bear suit)

  • Dec. 13, 2010, 4:50 a.m. CST

    Gucci handbags great deals ===be checking them out!

    by ReportAbuse

    Heh, just kidding. Had ya goin' there though didn't I?

  • Dec. 13, 2010, 5:05 a.m. CST

    I think Harry is doing the code...

    by V'Shael

    Didn't he bash out the original version 1.0 of the site, way back when? Maybe he thought it was fitting, for him to do the same years later. It's the only way to explain such terrible terrible work. Who ever did THIS version of the site, hasn't coded properly in at least 10 years.

  • Dec. 13, 2010, 6:42 a.m. CST

    Christian Bale Trash My Lights . . .

    by kevinwillis.net

    You did nothing wrong. The code for AICN is now very large, and my script, to reformat everything and ignore people and hilite them and replace <BR> and what not . . . well, it goes over everything painstakingly. Which means on my G5 at home, I get the same "script is slowing down" message on this Talkback (but not all of them). If you continue it once or twice, it will reformat, but that is a pain in the butt. But as long as the code generated by the site is crazy fat (indeed, last time I checked, it was including the code (and the text of the talkback) for the edit function for every comment, not just the person logged in, making each Talkback (code wise) twice as large as it should be. If you have a speedy computer (like a solid Macbook from last year that I've tested on) then you shouldn't get the message. Also, there is a preference (preferences are at the bottom of the page) to limit the Talkback to the most recent 100 posts. Which needs to be fixed (I did it originally when it was posting everything in reverse). But I'm going to go back and hit that, and see if that can stop the message. I'm also going to add a preference to "not run on large talkbacks". So it will run the basics, but not the painstaking message-by-message process. <br><br>Last run on my G5, I got the message twice. Limiting the run to 100 messages stops it . . . unfortunately, right now, it's actually the 1st 100 messages, which kind of defeats the point. But I will fix that, and also add the "don't run on large talkbacks" option, which will avoid that script message.<br><br> Problem is, the code is too dang large. This page, for example, is almost 2 mbs in size (just the text). That's a large text file, and even larger if you have multiple looping processes running over it. And it could be at least half that size.

  • Dec. 13, 2010, 7:08 a.m. CST

    This will take a little getting used to

    by Smack_Teddy

  • Dec. 13, 2010, 8:04 a.m. CST

    None

    by orcus

    None

  • Now that is bizarre

  • Dec. 13, 2010, 8:10 a.m. CST

    Harry, Hire Kevin Willis he seems to be doing a better job

    by orcus

  • Dec. 13, 2010, 11:04 a.m. CST

    Yo Orcus

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    How's the Underworld treating you?

  • Dec. 13, 2010, 12:15 p.m. CST

    This site...is so...messed up...and slow...

    by ccchhhrrriiisssm

    Someone REALLY dropped the ball on this one!

  • Dec. 13, 2010, 12:27 p.m. CST

    AICN Extra Stuff Updated Once More. Ignore Spammers! Hilite Favorites!

    by kevinwillis.net

    Now, limiting Talkbacks to last 100 Posts works in correct order. This can help with older or slower machines, or any place my AICN Extra Stuff script makes the browser throw up "script in slowing down site" errors. Also, in that vein, I added a "skip huge talkbacks" option. In that case, the script just won't run on talkbacks with more than 600 posts. Only necessary for people who run into that particular problem in normal usage. <br><br> Also added the "turn moderator comments pink" option. Very important. Most importantly to this version, I added an "Auto Expand All" option, so that when you load a Talkback, all the messages will display automatically, instead of having to click on them one by one. If you want them to. <br><br>The old stuff is still true. breaks and paragraphs are converted, hilite or ignore certain talkbackers, hilite all your posts, the format is more like classic AICN . . . etc. Anyone who uses it (and there are apparently about 40?) let me know if you like it, and let me know if you run into any problems. Works with Google Chrome and Firefox + Greasemonkey. <hr> Horizontal rules are also supposed to work, btw. <br><br> http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/92278

  • Dec. 13, 2010, 12:29 p.m. CST

    KEVIN

    by BringingSexyBack

    Thanks bud, I'm eager to give your script a try. Sounds like you put a lot of effort into it! Harry should hire your ass.

  • Dec. 13, 2010, 12:44 p.m. CST

    Little Billy

    by rogueleader66

    Can you be any more of a loser if you tried? Your little "insults" are nothing of the kind, you truly amuse me, you are one of the most entertaining children I have ever come across. Just be careful, don't let mommy catch you being naughty on the 'puter.

  • Dec. 13, 2010, 12:51 p.m. CST

    YEAH, WE NEED AN IGNORE WILLIAM_FUCKNUT FEATURE

    by BringingSexyBack

  • Dec. 13, 2010, 1:58 p.m. CST

    We all have one thing in common...

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    Whatever our private/political/philosophical dispositions, we can all agree that this site "migration" has been an unmitigated disaster for AICN.

  • Dec. 13, 2010, 1:59 p.m. CST

    And hey BSB and Rogue and Kevin

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    How are you, my brethren? Kevin, you rule.

  • Dec. 13, 2010, 2:13 p.m. CST

    le vicious fishus

    by orcus

    The underworld is in a state of flux right now. Old posts pop in and out and such. <p><p>What's killing Orcus is that the layout on the older articles (from '97 and such) look like crap, Damn near gives Orcus a headache. BTW, does Orcus know you under another Nym?......

  • Dec. 13, 2010, 2:22 p.m. CST

    Thanks Kevin

    by CHRISTIAN_BALE_TRASHED_MY_LIGHTS

    I shall try it out again a bit later and see if it works for me now.

  • Dec. 13, 2010, 2:23 p.m. CST

    AICN: "WE STOP FOR BNAT"

    by CHRISTIAN_BALE_TRASHED_MY_LIGHTS

    Wow. It looks like we're getting content again. Amazing. I'm glad that there are new articles to read but, guys, you really should have had someone here updating the site whilst you were all at BNAT. It's crazy that an entire website stopped for two days so the staff could enjoy free movies.

  • Dec. 13, 2010, 2:36 p.m. CST

    Uwe Boll & Stevie Wonder were busy beating the shit out of

    by Smack_Teddy

    one another in the ring. The Isohunt designers maybe?

  • Dec. 13, 2010, 2:42 p.m. CST

    Orcus

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    Not unless you remember one DrLocrian from long ago...<BR><BR>And--yeah: this "migration" is a real clusterfuck.

  • Dec. 13, 2010, 2:42 p.m. CST

    Test

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    Test Test Test.

  • Dec. 13, 2010, 3:03 p.m. CST

    HEY FISHUS

    by BringingSexyBack

    Doing okay, getting ready for Christmas and shit. How 'bout you? Weird, this place is even more deserted after D.Vader's banning. Speaking of which, what day are we on?

  • Dec. 13, 2010, 3:12 p.m. CST

    DrLocrian, DrLocrian, why does that name seem familiar??

    by orcus

    From 10 or so years ago??

  • Dec. 13, 2010, 3:15 p.m. CST

    @BSB: "YEAH, WE NEED AN IGNORE . . . "

    by kevinwillis.net

    Might I recommend AICN Extra Stuff Mod? It has an ignore feature. In fact, I am ignoring William Faulkner right now, unlike, say, in my college southern literature course.

  • Dec. 13, 2010, 3:19 p.m. CST

    This place is fucked. Seriously Harry, THIS IS IT?

    by Stuntcock Mike

    Shameful shit.

  • Dec. 13, 2010, 3:29 p.m. CST

    KEVIN

    by BringingSexyBack

    Yes, you may! I'd use it now but don't wanna mess around the work computer ... will definitely try it out at home. Can't wait to put WF on ignore. That kid is so gay.

  • Dec. 13, 2010, 3:38 p.m. CST

    Harry, Hire Kevin. Give him money to make your site better

    by orcus

  • Dec. 13, 2010, 3:46 p.m. CST

    The "NEXT" button on the old 97 posts does not work properly

    by orcus

    You press it and it skips in odd increments like 3, 5 or 12 threads ahead instead of increments of 1

  • Dec. 13, 2010, 4:13 p.m. CST

    Orcus

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    Yep. About 10-14 years ago would be right. I was an early user.

  • Dec. 13, 2010, 4:14 p.m. CST

    I Second Kevin Willis being hired by AICN

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    If they could make it worth his while. Kevin has DEFINITELY done a terrific service for us all. Using his Greasemonkey script, I can actually use the site without nausea.

  • Dec. 13, 2010, 4:16 p.m. CST

    BSB

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    Well, you know D.Vader was able to log in for some days last week. But now--apparently--he is re-banned, though his posts still show up. I think we're still a good two weeks away from the official end of the ban.

  • Dec. 13, 2010, 5:53 p.m. CST

    R.I.P. AICN Talkback...

    by ccchhhrrriiisssm

    ...and, apparently, any new articles during Numb Butts.

  • in your earlier incarnation, here and there. Orcus does get around that way :) Up until now, this might be the first time we interacted. Have you done alot of recent posts and Orcus missed them or were you away for a bit?

  • is there a contact email addy to handle this issue?

  • Dec. 13, 2010, 7:31 p.m. CST

    what's the alternative?

    by cool_britannia79

    what other sites would people recommend? i'm might fucked off with this place.

  • Dec. 13, 2010, 7:53 p.m. CST

    Just Ignore the Spam Bots

    by kevinwillis.net

    With the AICN Extra Stuff Mod, and they'll go away. Eventually. As far as being hired by AICN, I'll freelance. Give me access and a paycheck! Does look like they are trying to load balance, or have different servers serving up the same content . . . I dunno about all that. I just know how I want the damn page to look.<br><br>Also, I know they wouldn't have to be so worried about traffic levels if they didn't have so many outside websites that each page had to wait on for ad serving and site metrics and summer-fresh douching and about 50 other slow-ass sites the current stuff is calling out to. What I can do is recommend--and this free--that they not have invisible edit code that duplicates the content of every comment, for every comment, for the edit feature that doesn't even work. And, if they ever get it working, just have that content for the person who is logged in--not every frickin post in the Talkback! . . . <br><br>In all fairness, I'm sure there's a good reason for that. Anyhoo, I got a lot of PHP experience, but haven't messed with Ruby on Rails yet. But I'm open to anything, if there's a paycheck attached. ;)

  • Dec. 13, 2010, 9:42 p.m. CST

    Have They Really Flipped The Switch Again?

    by kevinwillis.net

    And started listing posts Last-to-first? I wish they'd make up their mind. That breaks my "show last 100 posts" thing, which I just fixed to work with posts being sorted the right way . . . argh! I'm gonna have to add a checkbox that says "Is AICN sorting Last-to-First?" So it knows which way they decided to do it today. Ugh! For the time being, I may make it pick the last 100 posts based on whether or not you're sorting in reverse order. Jeeze louise.

  • Dec. 13, 2010, 9:43 p.m. CST

    Have They Really Flipped The Switch Again?

    by kevinwillis.net

    And started listing posts Last-to-first? I wish they'd make up their mind. That breaks my "show last 100 posts" thing, which I just fixed to work with posts being sorted the right way . . . argh! I'm gonna have to add a checkbox that says "Is AICN sorting Last-to-First?" So it knows which way they decided to do it today. Ugh! For the time being, I may make it pick the last 100 posts based on whether or not you're sorting in reverse order. Jeeze louise.

  • Dec. 13, 2010, 9:57 p.m. CST

    cool_britannia79...

    by ccchhhrrriiisssm

    Have you ever visited www.darkhorizons.com? There isn't any TalkBack -- but they have plenty of breaking news in the world of entertainment. Garth Franklin is a really nice guy too...even for an Aussie. I've been visiting the site since 1997.

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 12:02 a.m. CST

    This Is a Cross-Post, But I Thought Orcus and Others Might Appreciate It

    by kevinwillis.net

    And that's this: I added a "Clean Up Article" preference box, at the bottom of the screen. So, in addition to all the other stuff (ignore, hilite, auto-expand, etc) it also cleans up the article so there not such much goddammed whitespace. <br><br> It's a preference item. As is the "count" preference, which puts a count of how many posts a particular talkbacker has contributed to a particular Talkback, right by their name. But you don't have to use that. It's just there if you want too. <br><br> Of course, you have to go update to get the "Clean up article". Not perfect, but they look better. http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/92278

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 1:45 a.m. CST

    Flash header for this web site

    by CartoonScott

    Hello My name is Scott and I am a flash designer and animator and also a very long time follower of your talkback movie news site. Well I noticed last week that you’ve updated your site and since your updating I thought of something I would like to do totally free for you, if you are interested. I would like to create a flash animated header for your page, and this is an idea that I have which would incorporate the weekly gif animations you have running at the top of your current page (though I would be happy to create an idea that you have). The top of the page (so above where it says HOME COOL NEWS COAXIAL etc) would all look like a cinema room, so you would see a row of cinema chairs with people sat in them and obviously a big cinema screen at the front. When the flash animation begins the curtain would be down on the cinema screen, and on the curtains would have the AINT IT COOL NEWS logo on it. Then Harry would appear as an Usher (the cartoon design would be based on the image you use weekly for your own animations) and a projector would appear, which would be switched on. The cinema curtain goes up, and we then see a count down and then you would see your weekly animation play on the big screen. While this is happening Harry would be reading a comic, which he would open, and you would see is called AINT IT COOL NEWS. So it would be a cool animation that ties in with the theme of your site, it would look impressive on your page, but not be too loud or in your face either. This is what I do for a living, I've emailed you my contact details if you are interested . I hope you like the sound of my idea, I think it would fit nicely for your site, but if you think you have a better idea, and would like me to do this, let me know. Cartoonscott

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 7:44 a.m. CST

    we are watching AICN die.

    by zom-bot.com

    the talkbacks are notably puny. no one cares anymore. talkbackers- the backbone of the site- have probably moved on to other sites that aren't based on 1988 code. the internet has moved on, people's attention spans are even shorter. they aren't going to have patience to wait for AICN to fix what must have been the most basic of codes to begin with. if you guys can't handle this site, how will you ever adapt? i'm hoping you'll launch with some slick, new effective format, but i doubt it. i've been checking back, and what is up to read isn't even comfortable to look at, so i pass by. it took me some trouble to even log in again and post this. it'll probably be my last until the 'reveal' (fingers crossed) of the new site. this is just poor form, fellas. it's embarrassing. i hope the site lives through it.

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 8:06 a.m. CST

    Even though they seem to be absent

    by STICKY WHITE

    I know someone must be watching. They deleted a few of my posts, and at least one of lostboys that I've noticed. My posts were just saying 'fuck this shit'. They asked us to say what we thought originally.. and so I did. Was going to delete them myself if that function had stayed around and if this revamp had ended up being successful. I'm thinking they really don't want us to attempt to play with the formatting at all. Why not?

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 9 a.m. CST

    Thank you, Kevin. Now ignoring Faulkner, too!

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    It's like he never existed. You are a prince among men, sir.

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 9:21 a.m. CST

    Fishus, You Is Most Welcome

    by kevinwillis.net

    I'll try to keep it updated as they break it with format changes. Tweaking my cleaning up of articles as we speak. Then I think that's about it. I don't know how to catch posts so that I could auto-add < br > or < p > or whatever from returns in the post. Although this is an insanely easy thing to do on the backend (hey, AICN It guys: commentText.replace('\n','< BR >') or $commentText = str_replace('\n','< BR >',$commentText) covers the most common structures. Copy and paste. It's free! Just take out the spaces) I can't imagine why it's not been done.<br><br>Sticky, your posts may have disappeared because of technical glitches, which they are clearly having plenty of. Or you may have been randomly chosen for testing back-end editing tools, which are also probably new and not ready for prime time, we just don't know because we don't see them.

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 11:21 a.m. CST

    If necessary, please plut:====

    by evilody

    Good work, Spammongs

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 1:32 p.m. CST

    Someone needs to rectify the situation

    by rosasaks

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 1:45 p.m. CST

    Wow

    by _Maltheus_

    First time here since the changes. Not sure what the point was since they don't seem to add much of anything. Not being able to do paragraphs anymore would pretty much be a dealbreaker for me though. As for the AICN Power Mod, I'm too busy to work on it this month, but I might be able to revisit it in January. I probably won't even attempt to make any changes to it until things calm down here first. Usually, when a stale site changes after many years, it changes continually for a few months and it's not even worth trying to keep up with it. Especially when the web developer(s) is particularly atrocious at their job. It also doesn't help that the coax section of this site won't report on the shows people want TBs on (and after so many other shows have been canceled). I find myself posting here less and less each year just because the moderators are so out of touch with the talkbackers. I mean, really? No Dexter season finale talkback? I don't come here to chat about the latest DVD releases you know. It looks like kevinwillis.net has picked up the modding slack. I'll have to give that script a shot. But I can already see the hassles he's going through with shifting sands, so I may wait a bit there too.

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 1:47 p.m. CST

    BTW, There Was a Bug In Some of My AICN Extra Stuff Mods

    by kevinwillis.net

    That didn't save prefs and hilites and ignores in every situation. That should be fixed now. Always open to feature requests that I can actually do, BTW.<br><br> http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/92278

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 2:10 p.m. CST

    Maltheus! My Inspiration.

    by kevinwillis.net

    Check out my AICN Extra Stuff Mod. Coding wise, it's a mess, but it gets much of the job done. Cleans up stuff, adds hilite and ignore, auto-expanding comments, translates the hardcodeds breaks and paragraphs into the appropriate HTML (and does HRs, too, until they change something). Adds a running count to the comments. Anyhoo, I like it. Some other stuff. Check it out! And, yes, the constant changes to the site oft breaks it, so I have to fix it.

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 2:59 p.m. CST

    Site Status Information

    by I_Snake_Plissken

    You should ask CHUD, Hitfix etc or some other neutral party to have a forum post which will alert people to when AICN is back up (of course they may just want to capitalize on the situation). The site is basically non-functional now. I’m pretty surprised based on the fact you should have plenty of nerd/geek web design expertise at your disposal - this would be like the "New Coke" of web redesigns if when they shipped the casn they forgot to provide an opening for people to use.

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 4:56 p.m. CST

    The Site Being Pretty Much Non-Functional . . .

    by kevinwillis.net

    Well, except for the stories being in the wrong categories, it works all right for me. ;)

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 5:38 p.m. CST

    this new site design..

    by emeraldboy

    This is my fourth attempt at posting. 4th times the charm.

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 5:39 p.m. CST

    yay....

    by emeraldboy

    That worked.

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 5:45 p.m. CST

    now

    by emeraldboy

    I see how the talkback now works. it is space limited. all you can type is a line or two or three lines. the ability to comment has been limited. so no long winded posts. i guess.

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 7:54 p.m. CST

    Can AICN survive this?

    by SK229

    What's everyone else's take? I've said it until I'm blue in the face, but I continually find it amazing that no other site has thought to copy the TB style of one page of continuous comments without too much separation... just add some kind of profile pages for TBers and you have facebook for film geeks. Maybe this is what AICN is doing now, but I think they also need to pay more attention to what people want, like in coax, it's almost an insolent resistance to the endless complaining of TB's missing for certain popular shows and TB's for shows nobody gives a shit about showing up like clockwork (I'm not one of them, but I can see where they're coming from). Is it really that difficult to code and host a discussion board that looks like this? Because this is the formula for a site's success on pretty much any subject... if you want to keep lively discussions going on your site, TB style is like Colonel Sanders 11 herbs and spices... or the formula for Coke.

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