Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Helen's Page

Dr. Helen has introduced a new page that is intended to be a right-wing online Craig's List.  It's called Helen's Page.  If you've got something to sell, a service to offer, or even just a worthy blog post to pitch, you can sign in and post it there.  People can add comments; for example, here is a post about A THRONE OF BONES I put up there last week.

It's still in live beta, but it's an interesting concept.  Check it out.



Blogger WATYF January 22, 2013 11:04 AM  

ugh... bad layout.

Anonymous The other skeptic January 22, 2013 11:21 AM  

On a different topic, it seems clear that Obama is also beholden to Big ME Oil, since he is pushing the climate change agenda this term.

Anonymous jack January 22, 2013 11:22 AM  

@WATYF [does that handle have a meaning? curious] Its in beta friend; give the lady a chance.

If constructive criticism then by all means offer some concrete suggestions to the lady. [yeah, I agree some. the layout could probably use some tweaking]

Blogger jaericho January 22, 2013 11:26 AM  

I like all the ajax. No unnecessary page refreshes.

Anonymous JartStar January 22, 2013 11:59 AM  

I added a new post in personal finances.

Anonymous Anonymous January 22, 2013 12:02 PM  

Tell her to dump Java a go open source. It will save her a headache.

Anonymous DrRansom January 22, 2013 12:03 PM  

First post in the Jobs Offered section...

Anonymous Dot connector January 22, 2013 12:52 PM  

It's a good start.

Blogger ajw308 January 22, 2013 1:07 PM  

After checking with him, you may want to redirect the OC's link to Stupefying Stories since that is were his action is.

Anonymous realmatt January 22, 2013 1:19 PM  

Casual Encounters or bust.

Blogger Nate January 22, 2013 1:26 PM  

So... this is where transvestite hookers will sell each other firearms?

Blogger WATYF January 22, 2013 1:51 PM  

If constructive criticism then by all means offer some concrete suggestions to the lady.

OK.... Well, Vox made it sound like craigslist for conservatives, but it looks more like a non-segmented internet forum that just streams every thread in a single column on the front page (with the ability to narrow down the topic only if you specify one). I'm trying to think of another site that does this or how that would possibly be a useful view to have once the site actually gets busy and there are hundreds of threads per hour. The new threads would constantly be flying by and most of them would have nothing to do with what you want to see.

The font looks horrible in Firefox. Apparently, they didn't test it in multiple browsers because it looks very smooth in IE so it was obviously designed for that.

There's no way to search and no way to input a page number, so if you want to go back and look for something you commented on previously, you might end up clicking "Next" a whole lotta times.

There is, apparently, a completely different set of categories specific to your State. This is the "craigslist-ish" part, but it just gets loaded in the same list with all the other threads when you start selecting them. Also, when you change it to your state and then come back later, it returns to the default of "Virginia".

It looks like a cross between Digg, criagslist, and any random internet forum all crammed on one page. It's like it can't quite decide what it wants to be. And currently the content consists almost entirely of people spamming their blog posts and books. But hey... it could get better. :o)

Oh yeah, and every thread says "1 comment" even if it doesn't have any. :^D


Anonymous Signe January 22, 2013 2:07 PM  

Yeah, it needs more organization and better settings memory. It's a great idea; it just needs visible order.

Anonymous VryeDenker January 23, 2013 2:24 AM  

I'm sure comments and suggestions would be more helpful if they were rather directed at the proprietor of the site...

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