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Two quick usability upgrades to Destructoid

Tom made some behind the scenes upgrades to this system yesterday that now allows you to login with either your username or your email. While this doesn't seem like a big deal, one of the things I do the most as an admin is help people get access to the site. People sign up with fake email addresses, emails that they no longer have access to, have typos in their emails, etc or for various other reasons can't get into the system. So, this is good.

The other cool thing we're doing is standardizing the site navigation more and getting rid of the buttons on the left bar. Check out the sketch attached with before and after photos. I think this will let you get to the most used pages faster and make the site easier to use.

We're also making a few improvements to load time this week and the profiles system so people can just upload their own avatars and have it resize automatically, get it hosted by us, etc. Good stuff.

- It takes a lot to make a stew

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About Papa Nieroone of us since 9:58 PM on 03.16.2006

I've been writing about video games on Destructoid for almost 12 years. It would be insane to stop now. I do a lot of stuff behind the scenes here, but mostly my job is to keep Destructoid weird.

Also I'm a playable character in Retro City Rampage:

(along with the whole 2009 Dtoid Editorial team)

Sometimes I have a villainous mustache

My dog CoCo checks all my work for bugs:

I've been to Japan a dozen times. Tokyo's my favorite place, ever. Good food, good people.

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.

Until then, here's a photo of me doing the nightly site backups of the community blogs:

Email me at [email protected]
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