Hey, it’s Kate, working from out of town at a computer that doesn’t have my icon pic saved on it.
First of all, no, I don’t know what’s up with the right sidebar, and this morning, I’m too busy to figure it out.
I was tinkering with some settings this morning, mostly because I wanted to turn off the fucking “possibly related posts” feature, which is the dumbest thing I’ve seen WordPress do in… ever. Tigtog has a rundown of the many reasons why it’s fucked, starting with the fact that it’s opt-out rather than opt-in, and figuring out HOW to opt out is about as unintuitive as they could possibly make it. (It’s under Design/Extras.) I also love the language they chose for it:
Hide related links on this blog, which means this blog won’t show up on other’s blogs or get traffic that way.
Way to make it sound like clicking that box means your blog will never show up anywhere else, assholes. I’m sure no one’s confused by that.
Shapelings, prepare yourselves for a move in the very near future if they don’t acknowledge that this was a huge mistake on their part and change it. I love a lot of things about WordPress, but if they’re so fucking clueless they think that spamming the blogs they host is a good business practice, I don’t need to deal with them anymore.