Swindon Underground Airport

It\’s not an airport and it ain\’t in Swindon!

Scrolling Through the sidebar

I popped in to the wordpress.com forum to see if there was anything interesting in there.

Unfortunately it’s just the same old same old:

  • Why can’t I edit themes
  • Why isn’t my animated plain text stat counter banana widget working
  • Why does every theme on wp.com suck
  • You know the type of thing.

    Anyhow, this thread caught my attention. Not because it’s an interesting question, it isn’t. It’s one of those like above with just enough information to get people to look at the blog and see absolutely nothing useful.

    Except the sidebar. I have a standard MS scrolling mouse, you know the ones that click when they scroll. Now, one complete movement of the wheel is 6 clicks. I had to scroll 7 times. I have the wheel set to scroll three lines per click. Look out, it’s Math time:

    6 clicks * 7 complete scrolls = 42 clicks. 42 clicks at three lines per click = 126 lines.

    Yep, approximately 126 lines in Sonia’s blogroll. DAMN!

    Don’t believe me? Go Look! I am sure that every widget available on wp.com is in that sidebar, along with five empty boxes. Please please please do something about it. I didn’t even bother trying to look at what was there!

    And, breathe…

    July 14, 2006 Posted by | Blog, blogging, Rant, Sidebar, Widget, widgets, Wordpress.com | 1 Comment