For those who stumble over this blog by accident, and/or dont know what the hell this is all about ...
UT = Unclaimed Territory, the Salon.com hosted blog of Glenn Greenwald, one of the most valuable voices in political commentary today. His intellectual rigor, trademark direct mode of expression, and constant engagement with his readers in the comments section, have drawn many new readers, commentators, and subscribers to the site.
However, there now exists a long drawn-out and painful history of Salon tinkering with the mechanisms that support this conversation, making them less useful, less informative, less reliable, les attractive - i.e. worse - with every change.
The term "SalonFugly" was coined by a regular to describe this ongoing insanity, and hence it seemed appropriate for the name of this blog. (More than happy to provide attribution if anyone knows who deserves it?)
Over this weekend of the 1st & 2nd October, they have almost completely bolloxed the whole thing.
.sig entry field is gone.
Title field - gone.
Comments pages listing links are apparently gone.
Preview - Preview, for fuck's sake! - gone.
Greasemonkey scripts, like that created by long-time users to filter trollspam, no longer work.
The entire exercise is a disaster of monumentally suicidal proportions.
Recall that this is a business that exists entirely online. If it bolloxes its online presence - and that it is doing this is incontrovertibly so at this point - then it is not shooting itself in the foot; it is crawling head-first into the cannon's barrel.