Some site stuff and updates and things and that


Good news everybody!

There is no good news. I just wanted to say that so that when you saw the image on the piece and read the first line you’d read it in his voice.

Just a couple of small housekeeping issues to go over. If you’re a regular reader you’ll know that sometimes a big story slows things down.

We’ve put something in place which should really help in that regard, but there are a few teething problems just at the moment. If you notice anything odd or weird about the site (beyond the content) over the next few days, please leave a comment on this post so we can keep track.

Known issue 1: the comment rating thing isn’t working. You’ll probably get a pop-up with ‘query error’, so we’ll try and find a solution for that asap.

Known issue 2: some stories are not loading for people, while others load without problems. Certain posts load fine, others don’t load at all. We are aware.

Meanwhile, if you use our Android App, please update it via the Play store or via your device to get the latest version which has a couple of little bug fixes.

We’re also working on an update for the iOS app which we hope to roll out in the near future.

Finally, I’d like to ask you once more to ‘whitelist’ Arseblog and Arseblog News if you use an ad-blocker which many people do these days. Understandably so, but we don’t allow any of the really intrusive ads so you won’t see:

  • Pop-ups
  • Pop-unders
  • Ads that take over the screen
  • Auto-play videos with sound
  • Ads that obscure the content

Sometimes a ‘bad ad’ can slip through, so if you see one, please feel free to email us or Tweet us to let us know and we’ll get it blocked as quickly as we can.

We do need the ad revenue to keep bringing you all this sweet, free content 7 days a week so if you could ‘whitelist’ us in your ad-blocker it would be greatly appreciated. And obviously goes a long way to keeping the lights on around here.

Finally, to give you an idea of what some of the more nefarious advertisers offer, and the amounts that we turn down to ensure you’re not annoyed by these kind of ads, see the image below (read from bottom up).

Thanks folks.


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