Been a reader for years and years and this is the first time I’ve ever felt like I needed to give feedback …
1. The Stellaris ad on mobile is rough It’s the one that’s a cube with a video player on one side, ads on the other, etc … the one that’s designed to be accidentally clicked on and manipulated via a phone. That in itself was incredibly annoying, but it also has the added negative of starting to play when you are scrolling past it and you happen to use the ad as a scrolling point. It happened four times to me last night and I know I didn’t “click” on it. Just started playing loudly and woke up my fiancee.
2. I really love the writing at Rock Paper Shotgun. It’s funny, it’s nuanced, it’s well-reasoned … but does anyone else think the whole “_____ 'em up” and “-o-” thing is getting a little out of hand? The former over the latter. In a bout of insomnia last night I scrolled through roughly 15 pages and the first one was on every single page or close enough to it that it really started to get under my skin. It’s like … I think RPS is better than that, but it’s in the intro of so many articles now. It’s just starting to grate on me.
Just felt like I needed to say that, especially the second one. It’s starting to stick out now in such a way that it’s really driving me off. Maybe I’m the only person who feels this way though and if that’s the case, just tell me I’m an idiot and I’ll be on my way.