I just wanted to cover two changes to the site
- The removal of related links on individual posts
- The removal of Snap Shots
I removed related links on posts because the relavancy was very weak. The links are automatically created, and some people have had poor experiences with it (e.g. a racial activist with links to racial hate groups). I reviewed multiple posts of ours, and only a handful of links proved to be relevant. If you’d like to view a blog currently with links, go to http://tinyurl.com/5c7es6 If you’d like to read about related links and the comments that Matt Mullenweg has received so far, go to http://wordpress.com/blog/2008/04/25/possibly-an-announcement/ If you like the idea of having links to outside blogs that might or might not be relevant, please comment below.
I also removed Snap Shots (the little pop-up windows when you mouse over a link) because they sometimes make it difficult to actually click on the link and their general annoyance to some people (i.e. Carter & I). If you find that they are helpful, please comment below.