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Quick site update: we rolled some stuff back edition

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First and foremost: we've rolled back the cblog editor, or at least the main guts of it.  The visual editor we were using (Redactor by Impervi) was simply too touchy for most of our users despite being more modern in other aspects.  We liked the streamlined photo management but in the end it was just causing too many people grief as it would glitch too infrequently.  I've upgraded us to a new version of the previous editor we were using (TinyMCE) which isn't as fancy but gets the job done. Since the calendar system was part of the new editor there may be some new scheduling bugs to work out, but hopefully nobody else will lose their work going forward. I'll commit to this editor going forward.

Dark theme is now in your user preferences. Too many people were having trouble on their phones where the theme would set then forget the javascript cookie, or Safari users would get no theme, or some people would get white-on-white comments.  By hardening it as background code in the database hopefully that resolves the problem for everyone once and for all. This will also remember your preference across devices as an added bonus.

A bunch of other updates were pushed that improves support for Internet Explorer, Google Instant search, Google News, and other nonsense nobody but your plucky webmaster cares about :D  As always if you find a bug please let me know. Thanks!

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About Niero Gonzalezone of us since 9:58 PM on 03.16.2006

I keep Destructoid weird. Also I'm a playable character in Retro City Rampage, look:


(along with the whole 2009 Dtoid Editorial team)

Sometimes I have a villainous mustache



My dog CoCo checks all my work for bugs:



I live in Japan sometimes.



Sometimes I do volunteer stuff between gigs:



My advice to people who want to work in videogames is to just start doing the work, even if you do it incredibly poorly at first, until it just happens.

You want to be a writer?

Write daily. Eventually, you become a writer. Don't overthink it, that's all there is to it.

Live your dream! You only have one ticket, you may as well go for it. When I founded this site in 2006 everybody told me there were already too many gaming websites and it would never happen for me. I ended up selling the site to Enthusiast Gaming and now I help run the biggest gaming convention in Toronto, and continue to work on this site, which reaches millions a month. Basically fuck whatever people think - work hard everyday and don't take no for an answer.


Email me at [email protected]

The most important lesson I learned as an adult is that everybody's faking it at their job - and faking it better than everyone else is who gets the job. Also, be nice.
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