Couldn’t help but notice that there’s a new design to the interface now–one that I think is clunkier and more “busy”-looking. But that’s neither here nor there.
But what I’ve noticed in posting today with this new “look” is that my Sig (which I disabled long ago) is now showing up on all my posts automatically. Going into my profile, I notice that even though there are other fields that I can edit (indicated by the little pencil icon), Sig is not one of them. So I can’t disable it, nor can I change it to something else.
Similarly, I decided to check out my contact info, only to discover that that’s also out-of-date, but also something that I can’t revise. Again, no pencil icon, no prompt anywhere to indicate a means of changing that. So it’s obsolete info, but info that’s locked.
uBlock Origin is considered one of the best. The Google ads have just started slipping through. I’ve posted on the uBlock forum, I’m sure someone will suggest a filter to stop this. (Oddly it’s only one Google ad getting through, the one for the Nexus7 tablet.)
As for why the sig is showing, when you post, there’s a checkbox that says “Show your signature” below the post–it used to be unchecked by default; with the new design, that’s switched and you have to uncheck it yourself each time.
not sure this is the right thread. . .I used to be able to access the Straightdope main page from the message boards by clicking on the banner at the top of the page. there is a link at eh bottom of the page that does the trick - I never noticed that link before. Not sure if this was meant to be a change or not. . .thought I’d mention it.
Hmm. I don’t see that link at the bottom of the page. And of course, the banner at the top is no longer clickable. The only way I can get to the main page is by typing straightdope.com into my address bar. Or to bookmark it.