Regular readers may have noticed that TTAG attempted to launch a new website this morning. Yeah, well, we pulled it down to fix a few key issues. With a bit of luck we’ll give it another go tonight, delivering a baby with ten fingers and toes Wednesday morning. Rest assured that the site is pretty much the same, only better — as in cleaner, faster and less buggy. Same comment system, same type, amount and quality of content. What this new site design doesn’t fix are . . .
I’m fully aware that the ads served to this site have hijacked browsers at times and generally been a major PITA. We recently read our ad provider the riot act. I’m convinced by our conversations — and their actions — that they’re doing their level best to avoid any issues in the future. And that their best is good enough.
That said, I give you my word that I will stay on top of this problem and kick ass each and every time there’s an issue. Which there shouldn’t be. But if there is, I’ll be all over it.
The big news: we’re getting closer to sending out personalized emails for our readers who opt in. And when I mean personalized, I mean emails designed for you, the individual reader, based on your specific reading habits. With easy opt-out, of course.
These emails will give you the news, reviews and/or editorials you want and leave out stuff you don’t. They’ll also generate much-needed revenue — without resorting to the kind of crap ads you (and I and especially Nick) hate.
No matter how slick and efficient the new site and emails, there’ll always be room for improvement. As always, we welcome your feedback. When you see something you don’t like, send a heads-up directly to me at firstname.lastname@example.org with SUGGESTION in the subject bar. I promise that the TTAG team will read and consider every suggestion.
Meanwhile and in any case, thank you for your time and attention. We couldn’t do it without you. And that’s the truth.