This is the first edition of “Site Comments”, a parallel to the “Random Comments” threads, and meant to relieve the density of commenting in those. While the Random Comments threads will continue to welcome comics-related (and semi-comics-related) topics, as well as life-in-general, this Site Comments thread is the place for suggestions / complaints / questions / musings on how this site is organized and operates. So if you have thoughts about, say, the placement of Recent Comments versus Recent Posts lists, this would be the place for that.
(That is not to say this is the only form of feedback available. Among other routes, you can write to Editors at CIDU.info. But it is explicitly intended to funnel off site commentary from the Random Comments threads.)
This will also be a place for site managers to post questions and requests for ideas, along with operational notices like warnings of theme experimentation coming up etc., besides alerts in separate sticky posts.
At the same time as inaugurating this kind of thread, it is time for yet another rollover of the venerable Random Comments thread. The one about to close, with 650 comments, is “Random Comments, 2020 Edition” , and the one getting started contemporaneous with this Site Comments is “Random Comments, Late 2020 Edition”
Also: A list of the site’s most recent comments can be found in the left sidebar (under “folder” icon 2nd tab). A database of all the comments, compiled by larK, is here, and can also be found linked in the left sidebar menu.
And the site’s former FAQ is here, representing the unique voice and outlook of CIDU Bill. An update for current addresses and notes is now available here, and can also be found linked in the left sidebar menu.
Same as the previous series of Random Comments threads (which have each been closed to further commenting because they’ve gotten too long), this will be accessible from a link in the left sidebar (under “triple-line” icon 1st tab).
Please remember that this is intended for public comics-related (or comics semi-related) comments only: if you want to send the editors a CIDU, or a comic for some specific folder (Ewww, Oy, etc), or you want to inform us of a typo, please e-mail us at . “Comics-semi-related” may in practice include your observations on life and language… But not politics, puh-leese!
However, as an experiment starting in October 2020, we will be trying out a second, parallel open comments thread, for a specific area of topics: ideas for how to maintain or develop this site. Look for the link in the left sidebar (under “triple-line” icon 1st tab). The headnote for the first Site Comments is HERE.
Also: A list of the site’s most recent comments can be found in the left sidebar (under “folder” icon 2nd tab). A database of all the comments, compiled by larK, is here.
And the site’s FAQ is here.
This reminded me that CIDU turns 25 in May.
I was texting with a friend when the power suddenly came on and I wrote FIAT LUX!!! and she responded with ?????
Anyway, tonight’s update shall happen.
What do y’all think? Post the three CIDUs that went unused, or just stick them at the end of the queue?
We started making up a list of (not-obvious) things to do ahead of the next once-in-a-decade meteorological event (which will probably be Hurricane Josephine next week, the way 2020 is going), and I’ve already added “Queue up CIDU for a week ahead.”
Because so many people were stuck at home, we’ve been sharing daily wake-up music; and also, I’ve been posting two regular CIDUs every weekday: one at the normal 12:02am Eastern Time, and another around noon. As always there were often other posts during the day, but those two were set in stone.
Today we return to our The World is Slightly Less %@#$ed Up schedule: a CIDU at 12:02am, and other posts whenever.
There were easily three times as many comments thrown into Moderation today than on any other day I can recall.
Which is also enough of a sampling to be reasonably certain there’s no pattern to it.
The CIDU site itself nominates this morning’s wake-up song, to celebrate having (apparently) survived yesterday’s WordPress “improvements”:
WordPress is rolling out what’s apparently going to be major dashboard changes Monday. If nothing goes wrong, the changes should be invisible to y’all.
But since GoDaddy destroyed the previous incarnation of CIDU during routine server maintenance (shortly after my wife’s computer was wiped clean during a Windows 10 update), I can’t help being a bit apprehensive, and it can’t hurt to plan for the worst.
So in case the site disappears tomorrow, or it’s still here but I can’t access it, anybody interested can reach me for updates at
(I’ll remove this post Monday, assuming I can)
If you generally post here under a name not your own, and you send me an LOL or something, please include your nom de CIDU. Because counting on me to remember is never a good idea.
WordPress tells us that “new and exciting changes” are coming to the user’s dashboard on June 1.
There’s no indication what this means.
Worst case scenario: Comicgeddon 2.0.
Best case scenario: a dashboard that already imposes more limits than it did two years ago will become even more difficult to use.
And yes, it is possible they’re rolling out improvements that will enhance everybody’s lives — but how often is that what “new and exciting changes” really means?
And let’s be honest, this is 2020.