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Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Cosmetic Surgery

I am testing a new design for the blog, but it may not be permanent.

I like some of the aspects of the new design, but not the way it handles comments. If you click on the link under the article that says, for example, "53 comments" it takes you to the comment posting page (which does include the comments but in a different format). If you click on the date and time stamp you will go to just the comments in a fashion similar to the old format.

I am also seeing some trouble where the Google ads are not showing up. If I can't figure that out quickly, I may go back to the old format temporarily.

Eventually we'll move to some form of Typepad or Movable Press format as soon as I do more research.

Stay tuned and thanks for reading!

25 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic. . .

May 25, 2005 3:02 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It's all just so painfully obvious. The re-design is to hide the visitor count that's grinding to a half (just like all the public improvement projects in CD14, two years ago).

May 25, 2005 3:07 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I think the redesign sucks more than Jim Hahn.

May 25, 2005 3:10 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mayor Sam,

Your score from (1-10)

Originality-1
Theme-2
Color-0
Setup-0

Put it back the way it was before, it was far better...kudos...

May 25, 2005 3:12 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It could actually be worse, Anonymous 3:07... Mayor Sam could be like Mack Reed going into Yahoo Groups begging people to come and blog with him (just pitiful...):

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From: mack reed [factoid@...]
Date: Wed May 25, 2005 9:04 am
Subject: Re: [NortheastLA] LAVoice.org SHOUT 56: mack_reed

Hey Maureen, everyone:

These are valid and interesting comments, all. You're most welcome to comment on the articles directly on LAVoice.org itself. I'd like to see your CD14 insights about Villaraigosa and Pacheco offered to the public beyond the Northeast list, who may find them enlightening.

m

From: communityhelp [maureenblatt@...]
Sent: May 24, 2005 9:20 AM
To: NortheastLA@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [NortheastLA] LAVoice.org SHOUT 56:

On Mr. AV.
"His absentee custodianship of CD 14 left his constituents bitter and
pissed and not noticeably better off than they would have been had Nick Pacheco hung onto the office."

I wonder how many people feel this way?

May 25, 2005 3:14 PM  

Blogger Chief Parker said:

You guys blogging here telling us we are going down is very helpful.

Look I personally like Mack Reed so i am not going to comment regarding what he does on yahoo groups.

But the reason why we are one of the top blogs in the city isn't because of the graphics or layout -- it's because we post insight other blogs sometimes deny. We posted insight on the Neighborhood Councils, Public Works Commissioners, Mayor's race and Opposition research that was e-mailed to us, other blogs did not or waited til the LA Times posted it.

Mayor Sam and Chief Parker aren't going anywhere -- those bloggers fascinated with the number of visitors we get or how many comments we get need to get a life.

If we lose visitors fine, but I can tell you that the LA Times and Daily News/Breeze reporters read our site everyday.

This Chief knows this for a fact, so as long as we influence the real influence peddlers, this blog will be relevant.

Sincerely,

The Chief

May 25, 2005 3:29 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Your last post finally made some sense out of all the hundreds you have posted in the past. Finally, I found one that I agree with. I sense that too, of the main paper media outlets digging in this blog daily for soap stories to research on or write upon, but it is a free country, right? Mayor Sam, a suggestion? Let people blog their true opinions, when you started censoring in the past, it was pretty annoying, I hope there is not repeat of that again, but who knows your the captain blogger...hmmmmm?

May 25, 2005 3:42 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I know a person that needs an overhaul, that is Gloria Molina. She looks like a flat slob. Disgusting.

May 25, 2005 3:48 PM  

Blogger Chief Parker said:

This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

May 25, 2005 3:59 PM  

Blogger Mayor Sam said:

I really don't like to censor. And I never censor for opinion, etc.

The only time I ever delete anything is if its overly libelous or if its about people's families (where the family member - primarily kids - are not a public figure). I.E. you could rip Mayor Hahn's sister, but I wouldn't okay you ripping his mother or kids. I don't catch everything so stuff does stay up, but I try to. I have even reposted the non-offending parts of posts that I have deleted.

We're not perfect here, but we wish to inform, entertain and have fun. We hope you like that.

Stay tuned.

May 25, 2005 4:28 PM  

Blogger Mayor Sam said:

I managed to get everything the way it should be, so I am going to use this template for now.

Blog away dum dums.

May 25, 2005 5:01 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Sing along now... "Nearer my BLOG to thee..."

May 25, 2005 5:48 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Can't fool us, you had less than two dozen comments in the past 24 hours... glub, glub, glub.

May 25, 2005 5:49 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You got no "bounce-back" - no backboard to karom off. Bring back Sac Nites, even if she is Janice Hahn.

May 25, 2005 5:54 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Yeah, Mayor Sam. Hahn's packing up, shouldn't you people by bashing ADV by now? Like in the past?

Speak truth to authority, or somethin like that!

May 25, 2005 5:58 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Someone cue the "poop" deck orchestra!

May 25, 2005 6:30 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

HAl Netkin was arrested today.

I just saw it now on the abc 7 news.

May 25, 2005 11:03 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The new design is fine. The only thing I would ask is that the font be just a little tiny bit bigger. Some of us have those over 40 eyes.

May 26, 2005 2:37 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"over 40 eyes"

What are you house flies?

May 26, 2005 5:52 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mayor Sam you full of crap. You say you censor if there are posting on family memebers and kids. Yet, for months you allowed postings against the Hahn family and his wife. If someone posts anything about Antonio and all his love affairs like the one he's having now with Jenny Lacey Caroen you delete them. How long are you going to protect Antonio? You can't have a website and censor ony the things you want. That's why you've lost tons of people

May 26, 2005 8:19 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Attention Previous Poster 9:31

Jennie Carreon Lacey is married and is NOT having an illicit affair with the next Mayor of Los Angeles. She is a staff member that works with the community and spends long hours with the Mr. Villaraigosa for business purposes. You have no proof of your allegations, so stop posting this nonsense. I have worked with them in the office during the election and it may look like they are having an affair, they just like to hang out together and work. She is young, wants to move up in office position and does not let anything get in her way, man or woman. She may be arrogant but she will eat you alive if she knew who you.

May 26, 2005 9:37 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

9:37 - you know this because???

The only way you could be certain that previous poster is wrong is if you were with ADV 24 hours a day. Which would probably mean YOU are the "other" one.

May 26, 2005 10:37 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

ANON 9:37

Your responses to these allegations are so transparent that they are hilariously and obviously, pathetic at best, written by the accused. Question, if Jennie is not having an illicit affair, does this mean she is still having an affair, just not an illicit one? Also, WTF do you mean, and I am quoting you here, “it may look like they are having an affair, they just like to hang out together and work.” What grown man would like to “hang out” with someone that young? I just hope her husband doesn’t mind having the horns put on him. And please NO respected married woman, with an ounce of integrity, would EVER allow that kind of impression to start and persist for so long.
As the Mexican proverb goes, si el rio suena es porque trai agua.

May 26, 2005 1:48 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Who is this lady married to, is he in the same political circle?

May 26, 2005 8:16 PM  

Anonymous face said:

if you are having trouble go back to the old format until figure out what is wrong with the new one mean while you can add a cosmetic tuch up to the old one

July 02, 2006 9:40 AM  

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