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A BIG DIFFERENCE
I'm loving the new site. Since I normally visit on my phone or tablet, the new mobile version makes a big difference. I do miss the Daily Briefing, but I really appreciate all the improvements.
GNOMES AND ELVES
The Daily Briefing (after reading the strip) is the single most important feature of the site. Given that I read the Times, NPR, the Monitor, and even now and then peek at old Fair and Balanced, I still miss stuff. The bevy of Gnomes and Elves who post the Daily Briefing should be commended for their stellar work over the years. Please do not remove this feature.
We are gradually smoothing everything out on the new site. The MUDLINE is back, and has the freeze-it feature I mention in my note below. If you are using Firefox you aren't yet able to see Roland's latest post on the Home Page, but it's there if you are using Chrome or Safari -- and on all browsers, the FOLLOW button leads you to @RealRBHJr's Twitter page. SITE NEWS will return soon.
Thanks for your patience. Onward!
MEIHEM IN CE KLASRUM
Re Sunday's strip: Roland might like to check out "Meihem In Ce Klasrum," by Dolton Edwards. Edwards suggests that the President should declare an annual Easy Language Day, wic a nu speling simplificayun, suty az "y" for "sh" and "c" for "th", eaty taim, until cere ar "no mor uv ciz teribli trublsum difikultis." It simz tu mi cat cis iz an aidea huz taim haz kum in cis Prezidensi.
The new site looks nice, but the Mudline doesn't work. Any suggestions?Editor's Note:
The new admin tool for Mudline is almost ready, so a new one will go up soon. An abundance of new material has accumulated... HEADS UP: We've added a subtle but great new feature. When your cursor moves across the Mudline itself, the tickertape freezes! Check it out.
I'm concerned because the new site doesn't include the option of large print for those of us who have limited vision. Now I have to work really hard and strain my eyes to read the dialogue balloons. Is there any possibility that you can reinstate the large type option? I'm 70 years old and have been a fan of Doonesbury since the dawn of time.Editor's Note:
Good news! We still offer this feature, it just moved slightly. Right below the day's strip, check out the fifth option from the left: ENLARGE. Click that, and you should be good to go.
I will miss your "Today's Video" offerings, and I've enjoyed browing the video archive. Would it be possible to provide a link to that?Editor's Note:
Thanks. All suggestions and requests are being taken under advisement!
There's a nice look to the new Home Page, and I like the larger size of the strips on the Flashbacks page.
Say it isn't so. I hate change, and especially when it is eliminating the two things that exposed me to things that were not on my radar screen. I especially appreciated the "Today's Video," and I always watched it. The variety was great and included pieces that I would have never viewed except for your selection and placing them on the site. Oh, well. Thank you for having these available. Sorry to see them go.
At some point today we will be going live with a new version of the Doonesbury web site. Version 4.0 (or is it 5.0? -- we can't remember) will be sleek and phone-friendly. If any initial glitches arise, please bear with us. Our attentive colleagues, who've labored long and hard on this new iteration, will be swift to deploy the iron should a wrinkle appear.
You may notice two changes, both made in the interest of the aforementioned sleekness:
We are discontinuing the DAILY BRIEFING, the curated selection of news stories we launched as part of the original site in 1995. And we bid adieu to TODAY'S VIDEO. I have thoroughly enjoyed seeking out and sharing nearly 3,000 videos since the feature launched in 2010, and I thank those of you with whom I've corresponded whenever something moved you to write and share the delight.
Doonesbury is 48, the site is 23, and those energizing autumn winds are stirring. We truly appreciate your continued support of this venue. Please keep the BLOWBACK coming.
SAD, BUT TRUE
Today's strip: How sad, but true, to a state much greater than ever before, I feel.
RE BRIAN DOWLING
...and Dowling is seated next to fellow Eli and future All Pro Calvin Hill. I sadly recall these two ending several years of Princeton dominance with Dowling literally strolling into the end zone after a trick play in 1968.
Today's video, Elizabeth Cotton (what can I say) goes straight to my heart. She is soul.
Boopsie is such an angel. An example of what relationship takes in any culture.
Reading Sunday's strip I initially cringed at the phrase "re-education center." Then I chuckled to read "formerly known as schools." So, really, it's not re-education so much as educating people in the things they were supposed to know in the first place, such as what the Constitution really says and how our system of government actually works. These should be taught in schools, and were taught back when I was in the 9th grade. I'm witnessing a lot of ignorance about both government and history among people I know, so apparently they aren't being taught anymore. Ignorance isn't bliss, it's just ignorance, and what you don't know really can hurt you.
Thank you for today's strip, which was filled with arrogance, elitism, and a total misrepresentation of Trump voters. You just don't get it, and you are not alone. I will simply send Mr. Trump more money, vote for him in 2020, and hope that he crushes the American left.