At least on a PC or laptop. I installed some new software to do something and blammo, either it took down the templates that control how the site looks or it was just an amazing coincidence that something else went wrong at the same time. Got the templates working again, but some things are still a bit off, such as the font size. But as long as I have you:
I am, very, very slowly, actually working on a site redesign, mostly to improve the way the site looks and works on mobile devices (which, last time I checked, are how more than half of you visit UHub). I'm not planning any major changes in the basic way the site looks (but will probably manage to annoy people anyway), except that I'll finally buckle down and create an ad-free version of the site for subscribers.
But there are a couple of things I'm looking at that I'd love some feedback on:
There's a box on the home page that lists the most recent comments on the site. Do folks still use it and, if so, what would you think if that were on a separate page, rather than on the home page? It worked on the home page when there weren't a lot of new comments at a time, but now, comments come in often enough that you could miss something in a box that only lists the dozen or so newest comments. On its own page, there'd be room for a much longer listing.
UHub currently uses "threaded" comments - if you see a comment you want to reply to, just reply and your message will show up right under the initial comment. I'm a fan of threaded comments, but the problem is that on most phones, if a thread gets too involved, you wind up with messages scrunched all the way to the right of the page, with a single letter per line, so basically unreadable. What would you think of a system in which all comments are sequential, i.e., if you want to reply to something, you'd have to go to the end of the thread, post your comment and figure out how to refer to the initial comment you're replying to (all comments have unique URLs, I could add numbers as well). The advantage is everything is always legible. Here is an example of a non-threaded discussion on another site.