Meta: Website Updates

Submitted by NashvilleBLUE on February 25th, 2018 at 9:20 AM

A few months back, Brian (or maybe Seth?) said that the website was mostly ready and they would enter into a beta phase for a few weeks with select members.

Quite a bit of time has passed and I'm curious what the status is? Are we looking at launch pretty soon or did the beta test reveal that we needed to bake it for a bit longer?




February 25th, 2018 at 11:23 AM ^

You have a right to complain about someone misleading you tho. Look, I have no problems with the current format, and i wouldn't even care about this.

But, Brian/Seth have a history of saying "it's coming next off-season" and not delivering. People do have a right to complain about that -- they've been misled.

That said, its kinda "fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me." Believing that updates are coming just sets people up for disappointment. Just accept its out of your control and move on to enjoying what the site actually does provide, which is a lot.


February 25th, 2018 at 8:46 PM ^

I do the same and do find it annoying, but have gotten used to it.

What really annoys me tho is that this, compared to the old HD app, which they shut down, completely blows.

They shut that shit down, promising us a new app and site were right around the corner.... and we all know the rest of that story.

Why the hell did they not just take over the HD app, charge a couple bucks per month for it (which I and many others gladly would’ve paid, since their reason for shutting it down was a loss of ad revenue), and call it a day? Would’ve been too easy

Mr. Elbel

February 25th, 2018 at 9:26 AM ^

We'll just have this thread every few months for the rest of eternity. Seth will give an answer that seems hopeful and satisfy us for a while until months later it proves untrue. Rinse and repeat. This is our life now. /s

Get a Grip

February 25th, 2018 at 9:46 AM ^

I've been closely monitoring the situation (digging through Brian's garbage, calling Seth's distant family members and leaving heavy breathing voicemails, sitting in the tree with a pair of binoculars in front of HuEl's office building) and I've got some news on the situation. Everything is currently ready to go, but they can't find a hamster with enough tenacity (and resistance to horse steroids without dying) to power the new site's servers. They had high hopes for a Mesocricetus named "Lil' Swifty" and were in negotiations with the finest black market Russian hamster dealers to ship him over to Michigan, but things broke down when they found out that Lil' Swifty had a little of bit of a, shall we say, cocaine problem. They're still searching, though. As soon as they get the right hamster, that's when we'll see it up. Hopefully Ol' Hambiscuit holds up in the mean time to keep the current site up.


February 25th, 2018 at 9:31 AM ^

I think Seth said a few weeks ago that 3.0 was mostly functional and they were trying to fix as many bugs as possible/work with HuEl on aesthetic things they don't like before they send it to the public beta.


February 25th, 2018 at 9:46 AM ^

I do know however if they can raise 50K annually via go-fund-me to finance the publication of Hail they could damn sure raise whatever $ is necessary to fund to this makeover if capital is the issue.

I don't think they really want to do it.


February 27th, 2018 at 1:58 AM ^

I used to ask when it was going to happen, but I don't any more. Brian is too busy or unconcerned or depressed to even address it. Seth is usually apologetic and says somehting on the lines of "soon." But yeah, whatever.


February 27th, 2018 at 1:59 AM ^

I used to ask when it was going to happen, but I don't any more. Brian is too busy or rich or being Daddy or on vacation to even address it. Seth is usually apologetic and says somehting on the lines of "soon." But yeah, whatever.


February 25th, 2018 at 10:05 AM ^

If it makes modding this place less clunky, which would lead to far less complaints about why and how someone's portion of whatever thread may have been deleted, not to mention less complaints about other things, then I will donate the coffee and bagels for the grand unveiling. 

We can only have so much in the way of condiments though. NCAA thing. Sorry. 


February 25th, 2018 at 10:07 AM ^

Has the beta testing even started?  I submitted my name as a reviewer, but suspect I wasn't selected because I haven't heard anything.  No big deal, just don't know where anything stands...