Nextbigfuture has over 2 million pageviews in one month period

Nextbigfuture has gone over 2 million pageviews for a one month period from July 7 to August 6, 2018.

Thanks to my readers for the support of Nextbigfuture.

SolidOpinion is still working on usable export file of for the past comments. Hopefully this will be completely in a timely fashion for import into the new comment system.

25 thoughts on “Nextbigfuture has over 2 million pageviews in one month period”

  1. More reliable, but less functional. My beefs: 1) No links or formatting in the comments. Anything that even looks like a link is automatically removed. 2) AI critiquing my “tone”. 3) Yet again losing old comments. Is this a reoccurring scheduled event now? 4) “Reply to X” in notification email doesn’t take you to the relevant article or comment, just the site. 5) HUGE blank margins on both sides of my screen. Literally half my screen is blank! (This is not new.) 6) Can’t access comments on mobile, and when I load the desktop site I’m back to the top level and have to navigate to the article again. 7) Hideous abomination emojis that make me want to punch my screen!!!!! Happy with: 1) The site IS more reliable, doesn’t crash anymore. 2) Loads much faster, and doesn’t jump all over while loading. So, like I said, more reliable, much less functional. And another set of comments tossed down the old memory hole. Every time that happens I become permanently less interested in taking the time to comment here. Some of us, like Goatguy, put a lot of work into those comments. Brian treated them like they were worthless. On that topic, we’re told they’re coming back, but, really? Since the old comments had formatting and links, and Vuukle doesn’t support those, even if they’re brought back they’ll be a horrible mess. Final comment: Next time you freaking change something, put up a mirror site, and experiment THERE. And don’t take down the old site until it’s actually working. How is it not obvious you should do that? Call it “NextNextBigFuture”, or some such.

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  2. More reliable but less functional.My beefs:1) No links or formatting in the comments. Anything that even looks like a link is automatically removed.2) AI critiquing my tone””.3) Yet again losing old comments. Is this a reoccurring scheduled event now?4) “”””Reply to X”””” in notification email doesn’t take you to the relevant article or comment”” just the site.5) HUGE blank margins on both sides of my screen. Literally half my screen is blank! (This is not new.)6) Can’t access comments on mobile and when I load the desktop site I’m back to the top level and have to navigate to the article again.7) Hideous abomination emojis that make me want to punch my screen!!!!!Happy with:1) The site IS more reliable doesn’t crash anymore.2) Loads much faster and doesn’t jump all over while loading.So like I said more reliable much less functional. And another set of comments tossed down the old memory hole. Every time that happens I become permanently less interested in taking the time to comment here. Some of us like Goatguy put a lot of work into those comments. Brian treated them like they were worthless.On that topic we’re told they’re coming back but really? Since the old comments had formatting and links and Vuukle doesn’t support those even if they’re brought back they’ll be a horrible mess.Final comment: Next time you freaking change something put up a mirror site”” and experiment THERE. And don’t take down the old site until it’s actually working. How is it not obvious you should do that? Call it “”””NextNextBigFuture”””””””” or some such.”””

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  3. They’ll get more sugar from the condiment table of McDonalds than I could give out. It’s not like my wife would actually let me.

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  4. They’ll get more sugar from the condiment table of McDonalds than I could give out. It’s not like my wife would actually let me.

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  5. More reliable, but less functional.

    My beefs:
    1) No links or formatting in the comments. Anything that even looks like a link is automatically removed.
    2) AI critiquing my “tone”.
    3) Yet again losing old comments. Is this a reoccurring scheduled event now?
    4) “Reply to X” in notification email doesn’t take you to the relevant article or comment, just the site.
    5) HUGE blank margins on both sides of my screen. Literally half my screen is blank! (This is not new.)
    6) Can’t access comments on mobile, and when I load the desktop site I’m back to the top level and have to navigate to the article again.
    7) Hideous abomination emojis that make me want to punch my screen!!!!!

    Happy with:
    1) The site IS more reliable, doesn’t crash anymore.
    2) Loads much faster, and doesn’t jump all over while loading.

    So, like I said, more reliable, much less functional. And another set of comments tossed down the old memory hole. Every time that happens I become permanently less interested in taking the time to comment here. Some of us, like Goatguy, put a lot of work into those comments. Brian treated them like they were worthless.

    On that topic, we’re told they’re coming back, but, really? Since the old comments had formatting and links, and Vuukle doesn’t support those, even if they’re brought back they’ll be a horrible mess.

    Final comment: Next time you freaking change something, put up a mirror site, and experiment THERE. And don’t take down the old site until it’s actually working. How is it not obvious you should do that? Call it “NextNextBigFuture”, or some such.

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  6. Contrary to all the above (or below) comments, I actually find the site more usable now than before vuukle was adopted.
    Except for the dead link to replies to my comments. That’s annoying.

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  7. “Russia must be doing something very wrong because all their women seem to want to move to the USA.”

    Mind you, apparently there are a whole lot of “women in my local area” who want to meet me too. It’s a mystery why the personal standards of women everywhere have dropped so badly.

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  8. I do NOT miss infinite scroll.

    Video ads are annoying but I refuse to begrudge Brian making money from his site.

    On the plus side I no longer interact with Phaeton and so my ads do not consist of ads for Russian Singles. Russia must be doing something very wrong because all their women seem to want to move to the USA.

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  9. Congrats to 2M views and here’s to future new posts and great content!

    That being said… I have to say that we have transitioned to a substandard comment system.

    The UI for setting up an anonymous email based account is obscure. I don’t have a Facebook, G+, or Twitter account and I want to post relatively anonymously.

    We have no ability to add italics, bold, underscore, etc to comments and no ability to edit comments.

    My avatar doesn’t show up on my comments despite being set in my profile (and I even managed to capture my good side!)

    I click the emotional response icons but usually in a deeply passive aggressively ironic way. I don’t know what they are really there for.

    I get emails stating that my comment was posted. Well good to know, that is why I hit the “POST” button.

    We’ve had two trailers for Alita: Battle Angel and no discussion post on its cyborg cyberpunk vision for humanity. On the plus side we all agree that Star Wars is a mostly dead franchise.

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  10. If I pause the video ad my CPU use drops a lot.
    I don’t mind ads that are just text & pictures, so I would like to find an adblocker that only blocks any video or audio that starts without me explicitly clicking on it.

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  11. I think the crappy auto filter thing has been dialed back. Evidence: You and I just both got away with the word ‘crappy’. 🙂

    And I don’t see that crap about my comments being 95% ‘toxic’ anymore…even when they are totally mild by the standards of this crowd, let alone what I typically write. 🙂

    My main beef is a) also mobile b) but worse, when I get a reply to my comment email, the reply link doesn’t take me to the article let alone the comment in question. I have to hunt for it. More clicks for Brian, I guess.

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  12. Ever since they ditched Disqus for whatever reason, Brian keeps switching to the latest immature commenting startup. Naturally, each time there’s a bunch of problems, so they keep switching every several months.

    IIRC, the dev claimed Disqus was slowing the site down, when in reality it’s probably the ads and all the unnecessary stuff like the infinite scroll they added a few months ago. Good thing they at least removed that disaster. Frankly, the dev is half incompetent, as far as I can tell.

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  13. You really need to seriously ditch Vukkle. It’s awful and your mobile site is unusable.

    Get Disqus and get a decent WordPress Mobile Theme. Then voila your issue will go away overnight and you’ll have a very happy group of readers and loyal followers.

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  14. “SolidOpinion is still working on usable export file of for the past comments. Hopefully this will be completely in a timely fashion for import into the new comment system.”

    This won’t stop it from being horrible. No quotes, no bold/italic text, no linkification of urls. Nothing. With Vuukle you get a stupid primitive textbox crappy auto censorship and nothing more.

    You get spammed by “your comment is live” e-mails that you can’t turn off, but you can’t subscribe to topics.
    Even the notification for replies suck. You get a broken “reply” link that doesn’t even find the article. Even when it wasn’t broken it didn’t take you to the reply in question, but only to the comments section.

    It’s garbage. The worst so far, by some margin.

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  15. Does it count as a separate page view when I hit “request desktop page” in order to actually access the comments on mobile? Or when I hit that “reply to comment” button in an email, and then have to navigate through the site trying to guess which article the comment was on because the button didn’t take me to the right one?

    I mean, great, but I suspect your metrics are a bit screwed up by the way this site behaves. Even now it is not a well behaved site. (Though it has improved a little.) On the contrary, were I teaching a class in web design, I’d use it as an example of what not to do.

    Great content, but I still don’t like the fact that, for instance, my screen has an INCH AND A HALF BLANK MARGIN ON EACH SIDE!!!

    And don’t even get me on the topic of those Vuukle emoticons . You want my reaction? My reaction is that I get an urge to punch the monitor every time I see their annoying faces.

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