…. It’s All Good!

Whats New
BobLee
July22/ 2016

You finally figured out that other website format. Now We changed it!  Aaaiiee! No Fair! …. Chill BobLee Buddies and Babes. It’s all very good.

This new website format is more user-friendly than any website you will ever visit. All the features you want without any of the annoying crap that most sites are forcing on you these days.

…. (1) Over 50% of you visit this site via “mobile devices” i.e. smartphone or pad. That % will increase as mobile technology improves. This new Smartphonesformat is VERY user-friendly for mobile devices without sacrificing readability via desktops and laptops. Our new whizbang techies will keep us state-of-the-art in multi-platform compatibility.

.. We are now on super-duper secure servers immune to all but the most diabolical hackers in deepest darkest Yemen.

…. (2) We have combined the BL Featured Columns and QuirkyNews in ONE stream of columns. One Master Archive. You probably never knew or cared anyway. They are both BobLee’s incredibly insightful takes on whatever….. and well worth time spent enjoying them. ….. FWIW we are going to “try” and keep our essays under 1,000 words. No such promises for the length of NCState68’s mighty missives.

Our Eight Most Recent Postings will always be visible on The Home Page. The IMAX Frame – i.e. That Big Picture up top – will usually be The Latest BLS Essay. The Seven Posts below that are the seven other most recent posts in chronological order / most recent at top of the list.

 

.. Below those seven it’s says Click Here For More….. your doorway into an Archive of all 2,000+ BL columns since 1998. …. a wonderful way to while away a very long lay-over in Chicago, Atlanta, Thailand or wherever.

…. (3) See those (Google) Ads over there on the right? They are ever-rotating pictures that you can click on for product info, to buy or whatever. Those ads will NOT interfere in any way with “just reading the freakin’ columns”. There will NEVER be a dreaded “pop-up” on this site; or a hidden audio link that you can’t turn-off. I hate those!  These ads are Not Intrusive at all.  Oh, and Kennel, I don’t pick those ads.  Google does.

…. (4) There IS a direct link to our pal AgentPierce’s site but you have to want to go there to get there. AP’s POV is not everyone’s cuppa tea. But, if you are curious, a direct link is there for you.

. . . FYI:  Pierce’s Latest essay on the NBA AllStar Game Pile o’ Crap has gone Double Platinum – LINK !!

…. (5) We did away with Podcasts.  BabsFromDerm didn’t like’em plus …. they took time / attention from what we do best – write incredibly clever entertaining essays.

The twin purposes of this website are #1: to Entertain You …. and #2: provide BobLee a “bully pulpit” from which to say “I told you so” when his insightful predictions come true. On the rare occasion they don’t; well, we conveniently ignore those. ☺Computer

…. (6) Our ever-popular Reader Comments are the same. We are considering upgrading to DISCUS but I doubt we will. This current system allows you to stay anonymous and does not require a Facebook account. We think both of those features are important. We are fortunate not to “attract trolls”. Disagreeing with BobLee does NOT make you “a troll”. Being a jackass does. We always encourage civil debate here.

We encourage more of you to join in the commenting. Your privacy is always protected. That email requirement is only to keep out SPAM.

…. (7) My new whizbang techies asked me “What Audience” am I going after? My answer was “Everyone else on Earth that fits the same audience profile I already have….”. i.e. People Just Like You. This has always been a Baby Boomer-centric crowd. You know how I feel about “board monkeys”. THAT will never change.

Ernest TIf you think “the world before Michael Jordan hit the jumper in 1982” was a formless void you really should not be here. Same for anyone who doesn’t know Ernest T. Bass. Just go away.

 

OK…. Enough about WHAT’S NEW. There may be a bug or two to stomp on; but once in high gear this new website should puurrrr right along with minimal / no hassles. …. I say while “knocking on wood”.

If you have any questions or something isn’t working right for you…. or anything – let us know. Others may be having the same issue.  So…. now:

Enjoy

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sanfransoxfan

You had me at “My new whizbang techies…”
I assume this means you are using distributed virtual servers rather than a box behind a chain link fence with a lock on it? We’ll know that answer if there is another crash.
And your new features – they all sound somehow familiar, don’t they? Interesting.

TheCowdog
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TheCowdog

Wear is mi eddit buton ?

Jon Sasser
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Jon Sasser

BL, Does this meet your demographic requirement? I once persuaded the Fourth Circuit that a North Carolina town violated the equal protection clause by banning from its hootenanny a lady who danced like Elaine Benes — while tolerating a man who danced like Ernest T. Bass.

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JDanWuff

Very, very nicely done, BL. It is good for this forum to stay upgraded and at the forefront of this technology. This really is about the most fluid website I’ve seen in many many moons. Being confined to where I can and can’t go means that I spend a bit of time on the old interwebs. This one rocks. I wish that the Carolina Plott Hound could do the same. I was also pleased to see that your web service providers were not the same group that provided Hellery with her server in the basement bathroom. Again, good choice. ???

Hammertime
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Hammertime

Chatted with BK @ Kennel’s Beach over the 4th weekend. He actually respects some of your finer points.

Enjoyyour insights keep it coming!

Bob Kennel
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Bob Kennel

BL,
Love the simplicity of the website and the distance from AP :+))
Now testing my ability to get through with a semi-brilliant comment. Don’t know whether comment on Elliott Avent’s 60th birthday severalonthd ago on the ” age of Man”:
– Birth: Loss of Innocence
– Age 20: Energy/Enthusiasm forever
– Age 40: Choose your shots carefully
– Age 60: Beginning of Wisdom
– Age 80: Only memories are left
(Some of us are trying to figure out what can be done productively with 20 years of stored up “wisdom” ?

Terri-Hickory
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Terri-Hickory

You are right. It is easy to find what I want without a lot of clutter. I understand you need ads but those don’t get in my way. I appreciate that. So many websites seem to go out of their way to make it unpleasant and annoying. This one does not. I usually watch on my desktop but, you are correct, this is easy to navigate on my pad too.
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Thumbs Up BobLee. 🙂

Mike85
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Mike85

Seems pretty simple. Thanks for no pop-ups. I HATE pop-ups!

Doug
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Doug

Your critics are worried now. McClatchy will now be forced to dust off that hit piece thats been locked away in a secret basement location in Seven Springs.