This bug has been found and the fix should be going out on wednesday. We have some behind the scenes changes on monday and tuesday which has delayed the fix. Thanks for the patience.
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Since for some reason I can't reply on my original thread, I'm making a new one since the problem is not fully resolved. On threads like this, when I click on the thumbnail, it reveals the full image, but when I right-click and select "Open image in new tab", it opens an 80x80 thumbnail of the image instead.
Yeah, but in the old days they were nowhere near as intrusive as they are now. Imagine if a site like Wikipedia had some review of Bill Gates taking up most of the top of his page on a site that aspires to be encyclopaedic.
And then it's also just pretty mean how the staff reviews get THAT much exposure when you look at how regular user reviews are shuffled off to the footnotes of a page and reduced to abridged blocks of text.
On top of that the links to staff reviews usually take me to an error page too.
Well the problem with placing the user reviews any higher than where they are is that they can get a little unwieldy when there are a bunch of them. It seems logical that the issue description would go above the user reviews. As far as the staff review being well we need to showcase the review from our staff somehow and for new viewers of the site its a nice callout to the editorial side of comicvine.
That all being said, yes this page could use an update and its on my plate of things to look over. I'd like to balance the staff and user reviews somehow and also make it obvious how you can get to the other reviews (I think the button to view all reviews was simply missed when someone added this module).
Also, basically no way at to tell what the hell issue is being reviewed on a users profile:
Not only is there no cover as there once was but now it also removes all formatting within the summary and in my (and other users) cases, that just makes it look hella ugly since images are used.
I also don't like the sponsored links right in the middle of pages. I dont mind tha banner ads and the sideline ads, but the sponsored links like you see on google are distracting and IMO unneeded for a huge company like CBS. The reviews and latest news used to be in this section. I believe they should be put there, and for that matter bring back the latest news feed to pages that link to them in blogs and forums.
I hate those sponsored links and have been trying to keep them at bay quite a bit. But in all honesty with the amount of ad blocking that occurs it only encourages larger sites to use more drastic measures. CBS being huge does not really have any impact on us in this regard. We still have to carry our weight. Display ads, video prerolls and memberships (from both GiantBomb and ComicVine) are what keep the site going, at least as far as money goes. The community and editorial keep the site going from a content and great site perspective.
@fantasgasmic: Is this with Safari 6.0.3? Somethig changed with that version which we are trying to track down. Weird cause its fixed in the webkit nightly builds so wondering if a fix is forthcoming in Safari itself.