I have two chips on my shoulder. One has to do with my looks and the other has to do with the circumstances I was born into.
Life would be so much better without these problems.
I have a whole boulder.
Don't we all?
What R2 said. Some are probably just better at hiding it.
Chelsea, you have great big chip on your shoulder and it's very unattractive.
I'm angry about many injustices, large and small, that I've suffered through my life, but I would not say I have a chip on my shoulder. I try to work through my issues internally and not burden every person I meet.
"Chip on your shoulder" implies general surliness, defensiveness, confrontation, entitlement and misplaced rage. That's not me at all. I'm generally kind to people and judge them individually. My problems manifest in more self-directed ways, like depression, low self-esteem and self-medicating.
I have a battery on my shoulder, and I dare you to knock it off.
I got a fucking moon on my shoulder!
Yes. I am really tired of people not treating me like the gift I am!
Miss Abdul to You
Yes, about the fact it never, ever occurred to my parents the whole time I was growing up that I would want to go to college, and that they took zero interest in helping me secure financial aid or loans (of course they never saved to help me pay, god forbid). I had to do it all by myself, didn't know what I was doing and fucked it all up.
"Oh my God. I'm back. I'm home. All the time, it was... We finally really did it ... You Maniacs! You blew it up! Ah, damn you! God damn you all to hell!"
We are switching to the new platform for The DataLounge this weekend. All of our mobile users have been using it for over a week and all first time users have been using it for about a month - which adds up to well over one million users. So we're ready to end this phase of the testing and move everybody to the new site. (more)
And yes, we've changed the look and some of how it operates.
Yes, we know you just *hate* it in well in advance.
Yes, we know we suck.
Yes, we are the biggest suckers that ever sucked.
But it was time for a change and with the huge shift to mobile it was long overdue. We've taken this opportunity not only to update the look but also make major changes under the hood (or "bonnet" if you're either British or pretentious or both). And we have to prepare for 2016 - a presidential election year where we can normally expect to see a 60% jump in traffic (yes, we've seen 5 presidential elections so far…Christ we're old).
The site has a bunch - nay, plethora - of new features which will make the site more usable: better search, the ability to ignore posters and threads, see link previews, to pick up a thread where you left off, spam and malware filtering and more.
If you want you can go explore and see for yourself, Click here.
And while running the tests we've noticed two interesting reactions to the new system - people are spending more time on the site and more people that come stay around longer and look at more stuff. Both good things. Yay!
Possibly we've not slain all the dragons and there will be issues that come up during the switchover. There's a help button in the lower right hand corner of the page which you can use to send us bug reports.
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Please note that complaints about colors, fonts, icons and the like are not "bugs" - they are design choices that we've made and we expect one or two cases of world-class bitching. But they won't actually cause headaches, scurvy, heart attacks, Restless Leg Syndrome, Morgellon's Disease or the vapors (but have your smelling salts at hand just in case).
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