Glosses &/or footnotes are now appearing, in italics, in the body of some essays, which is confusing. See, for example, Peter Nicholls's essay: http://electronicbookreview.com/thread/fictionspresent/skindeep
I'm not sure whether it matters anymore, but on the old version of the site, you were not allowed to assign essays a short title that had already been used before, and the system let you know (can't remember exactly how) if you were picking one that had already been used. On the current site, when you are adding essays, there's no way to know whether a short title has been used before. EDIT; The instructions underneath this field should also be rewritten so that they are crystal clear to the thread editor what exactly a short title should entail.
Currently the title field for an essay will not accept any tags (as far as I can tell), even though the help text indicates that it is supposed to. I tried using the <i> tag to italicize an book title but the tag just appeared as text in title. I think it would be a simple but useful design feature to be able to have italics in the title.
The link the the pdf chapter from Wendy Chun's book is not working. This is linked in both Critical Code Studies Week 4 (live) and Critical Code Studies Week 5 (currently being edited). I thought I would post this here because I'm not sure if the link is no longer accurate in terms of the file location or if this is a file type that was not transferred to the new website.
NOTE FROM RYAN: AT LEAST IN THE CASE OF MM'S ESSAY, THIS WASN'T A TECHNICAL GLITCH; THE ESSAY JUST DIDN'T GET THE FULL TREATMENT BECAUSE THE TRANSITION WAS HAPPENING. POSSIBLY THIS ISSUE CAN BE DECLARED CLOSED, THOUGH THE AUTHOR OF THE NOTE SHOULD SAY FOR SURE I GUESS. It seems like some of the metadata may have been lost in the process of moving from one location to another. I don't think this is a glitch, but I think the issue is that some of the files that were under review on the old website are published on this website.
Don't know if this is intentional or not, but you can't create a new account because there is no CAPTCHA question. It just says:
This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
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In the version of this essay -- http://www.electronicbookreview.com/thread/firstperson/generational -- on the new interface, Ben Underwood's gloss is missing; instead there are two versions of the Harrell gloss. This is especially problematic because the Harrell gloss refers to the Underwood gloss. I wonder if this speaks to some deeper problem? NOTE: BOTH GLOSSES ARE MISSING NOW.