I like how they just called down from on high, like God to Moses... 'it's called The Duck now'... no discussion, no warning... your son Johnny... oh yeah, his name is Steven now.
To address this sort of thing-
EVERY single one
of the points you've bought up were indeed contested pretty strongly and gone over by Skool and I with the Wowio designers and programmers.
And let's be clear on positions: Skool and I are Wowio agents on DD. At the same time we are DD advocates to Wowio.
All this sort of thing goes to us first weeks in advance and we have it out with them about what the DD community will stand for and what it wont.
A number of those points you mention are still going through the process. i.e. I put the community's case on a bunch of things and they're being reviewed. And you can rest assured that I will KEEP
pushing those things. I see that as part of my job here at DD.
For the name:
That is staying. We were told about that at the end of last year. It can't be negotiated. There are a number of considerations; mainly it's a branding issue. Specifically, getting advertising revenue is easier when you can market the site to them without having the explain that it's not
about strange drunk stuff... The Drunkduck URL will still go to the same place and TRUE DDers will always be DDer's and not "Duckers" ;)
This is another revenue issue. The site is more expensive to run and host than ever these days. Those changes are being made so the site can pay for itself. This is very, very, very important, especially after all the months of work that've gone into the new version of the site. I can't stress that enough!
, the placement of the positioning on people's comics is very problematic to me and I am in discussions.
-HTML editing, links, the look of the forums etc, that's all part of talks.
We've been promised that the features will roll out next week.