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47 Post author: Habryka 15 September 2017 03:00AM

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Comment author: efenj 19 September 2017 01:21:56AM 4 points [-]

Thank you, very much for making this effort! I love the new look of the site — it reminds me of http://practicaltypography.com/ which is (IMO) the nicest looking site on the internet. I also like the new font.

Some feedback, especially regarding the importing of old posts.

  • Firstly, I'm impressed by the fact that the old links (with s/lesswrong.com/lesserwrong.com/) seem to consistently redirect to the correct new locations of the posts and comments. The old anchor tag links (like http://lesswrong.com/lw/qx/timeless_identity/#kl2 ) do not work, but with the new structuring of the comments on the page that's probably unavoidable.

  • Some comments seem to have just disappeared (e.g. http://lesswrong.com/lw/qx/timeless_identity/dhmt ). I'm not sure if these are deliberate or not.

  • Both the redirection and the new version, in general, somehow feel slow/heavy in a way that the old versions did not (I'd chalk that up to my system being to blame, but why would it disproportionately affect the new rather than the old versions).

  • Images seem to be missing from the new versions (e.g. from http://lesswrong.com/lw/qx/timeless_identity/https://www.lesserwrong.com/static/imported/2008/06/02/manybranches4.png for instance does not exist)

  • Citations (blockquotes) are not standing out very well in the new versions, to the extent that I have trouble easily determining where they end and the surrounding text restarts. (A possible means of improving this could perhaps be to increase the padding of blockquotes.) For an example, see http://lesswrong.com/lw/qx/timeless_identity .

  • Straight quotation marks ("), rather than (“ ”) look out of place with the new font (I have no idea how to easily remedy this.) For examples, yet again see http://lesswrong.com/lw/qx/timeless_identity .