Just a couple small things today. There’s been a lot of discussion over on the boards about the need for some limits on Reader’s Choice nominations. See, back in the day before OD 6 came out, we had a limit on how many RC nominations one person could make in a week. This was a good thing, but when OD 6 came out, the limit went away because of the changes that were made in how RC works.
However, it seems we still need some control, because there are some people who are nominating several entries a day for RC – which tends to crowd out everybody else’s nominations. So I’ve put a limit of three nominations per week per member into the system – meaning, if you make three RC nominations in a seven-day period, you will be blocked from making any more. This works with a rolling seven days, not a calendar week – so it’s not a matter of waiting until Sunday rolls around, but of waiting until one of the nominations you made is older than seven days. Hopefully, this will help to make RC somewhat more diverse.
Another small change you might notice is at the bottom of your Notes page – there used to be links for every page of notes, but this is something that took forever to load (if there were a lot of notes). I’ve replaced it with a Previous/Next sort of paging mechanism, which loads much faster. I’m also working this sort of paging into other parts of the site (I did it on the RC and Interests pages today), to help make our interface quicker and more consistent.
Finally, thanks to all who have joined the OD Booster Club this month – we’ve had some great submissions. Remember, there’s still time to get in on the contest to win this month’s free OD Plus subscription!
Llamas? I actually just typed that because it was the first thing that popped in my head while I was thinking about another thing for my entry title.
And now, the other thing is gone, and the llamas are stuck there.
So I was watching Watchmen the other night while working – I probably wasn’t paying enough attention to it, because I haven’t read the graphic novel – it was interesting, but without (as I said) paying enough attention, somewhat confusing. Interesting storyline (I’m a fan of stories based on alternate histories), but there sure was a lot of gratuitous-naked-blue-guy nudity, in my opinion. Seemed like every time I looked up, he was waving his bits about – what I’d like to know is if this was a conscious decision by the filmmaker to adhere to the character of the book, but as I said, haven’t read it.
I’m terribly distracted today (you can probably tell from the llama reference) – seems like I did a lot of work, but haven’t accomplished anything momentous.
Don’t know if I mentioned this before, but one of my Christmas presents was a Kindle. I didn’t know if I would like it – I love the feel of books, and the Kindle seemed somehow impersonal. I have to say, I’ve become a fan. It’s the best thing for reading in bed – you can hold it and flick through pages with the same hand, it’s light, and I really like being able to search text (which came in handy recently when I was looking for a LOTR reference to Glorfindel). I am surprised by how much I like it.
Currently reading on the Kindle: D-Day by Antony Beevor. I had read his Stalingrad book recently, which was just okay – but this one, I like a lot. It does a good job of telling parts of the story I hadn’t read before (and I’ve read a few Overlord histories).
Well, enough babble for today, I think.