If you haven’t noticed yet, the reviews got upgraded 2 weeks ago. There have been many small upgrades to the reviews over the years, but this is the first complete overhaul of the system.
Why did I wait 2 weeks to say anything about this? I had that same conversation with the Supreme Admin earlier today. The front end is fully functional. I was holding off until the back end, where reviews are moderated, was a little better, but I can’t put off the announcement indefinitely.
Is it all bad? No. There are some new features on the back end which have already proven to be very valuable. Once all the buttons are moved to the right places and I can get few other things put in a more logical order, things should go much faster. You can see the new reviews here…
Due to misfortune in the scheduling of the guards, the one programmer who can fix many of the quirks on the back end somehow got out of his cage and fled into the countryside. I’ve deployed canine search teams and hope to have him returned to work soon. To prevent incidents of this sort from happening in the future, all programmers will wear ankle and wrist shackles during any major upgrades and will not be unchained until everything is back to normal.
In the meantime, please enjoy the new front end of the reviews system. Registered FPA members will have their forums avatars displayed alongside their reviews. I think the guy from GSI will regret having created that forums account before leaving a “client” review for his own company.
Please be aware that review and new site moderation is behind schedule and will remain so for another week or two.
The new back end software will also enable many features I’ve wanted for years to finally be implemented. I’ll announce those as they come out.
Please point out whatever you like or don’t like about the new review pages in this thread. If you have any suggestions, please put those here too.