If you're blocking ads to this site using Opera or 'fox+Adblock your visuals will have unintended overlap that make it difficult to click. Blocking the right-sidebar, for example, causes the feedback link to overlap sort parameters.
It's bad form to complain about the layout of a site that uses ads to defray costs when you are blocking them. I'm not accusing anyone of that, by the way, just making a general statement. Before you report a layout issue as a bug, make sure you're viewing the vanilla site without modifications.
That and, as I posted earlier, there are easy ways around "minor" things that may bother you.
I would still like to be able to pass parameters though. `?show=all&sort=desc&by=revision` would be lovely.
Stylish is a firefox/mozilla add-on that allows one to put a custom .css on any site they choose. Opera also has this support either natively or with an add-on. If you use IE, figure it out yourself.
In about 45 seconds I added a simple entry for files.wowace.com and dropped in
Voila, my visited links are now red/bold. Customize to your fancy.
I renew my request for more information as to "the point" of all these changes. What, exactly, was wrong with the old site and (more importantly) what is the goal for this incarnation? Knowing these things would help me (and I'm sure others) understand the nature of the changes and offer feedback that's actually, you know, in-tune with the goals of wowace.com. As opposed to "WTF LOOLS U SUX" or something equally helpful.
I guess the thing in my mind is what the proprietors of wowace.com intend files.wowace.com to be.
I, for one, have bookmarks to every major mod collector site out there, if I wanted THAT type of scenario I'd look there. My understanding (since files.* went public waaaaa back) was that it was the bleeding-edge SVN access for folks that were comfortable using no-frills beta content and/or wanted to correct specific bugs NOW vs next week when "version 1.5" was released to curse or wherever.
Mayhaps that is the bigger discussion that should be had by the folks paying the hosting bills? A "real" add-on site designed for Ace/Ace-derived projects and/or the no-frills machine-optimizied access for WAU and the like.
I don't mind an extra button-mash with show-all then sort by revision, but the load-time on that process is now measured in the 15-20+ second range before I can even look at what files I may need to download.
I used to load the site, click "revision" and be downloading files near-instantly. Download speeds are as zippy as they've always been on a non-patch day.
Dunno, maybe I just need to find a package manager I can live with. It's not as if I'm married to the manual search+click scenario in the first place.