Retro Nest Comic – January 29, 2015

You should be very familiar with my comic strip layout by now…. six panels laid out in a 3X2 grid.  It hasn’t changed since day one……. well, except for once.

Those of you who have been on WordPress for at least three years will undoubtedly remember the furor caused late in 2014 when WP decided to release its new “superior” editor that every blogger who wasn’t getting a kickback from our host company had very vocally decried as a piece of shit.  Nevertheless, with their very Orwellian powers over us, WordPress officially defaulted the post link over to the new editor in early 2015.  Most of us have long since found our own ways to circumvent this monstrosity and still use the old, classic, and still the best editor to do our daily writing…. making the new editor chapter in WP’s history almost a forgotten footnote again.

But in my attempt to be at my snarky, sarcastic best when it came to trashing WP’s ramming of this new editor down our throats… I came up with this comic which is still my most commented upon comic ever, and one of the most viewed strips on this blog!  This was Comic #144.

Beep beep boop….


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Bored former 30-something who has nothing better to do with his life than draw cartoon squirrels.
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36 Responses to Retro Nest Comic – January 29, 2015

  1. oh I hated the beep beep bop… and the new editor and the friggin snowflakes what were glued on my blog till march …. the wp-gremlin should take a break to enjoy a good running site without doing “upworsengrades”

  2. Merbear74 says:

    Beep beep boop, shamma lama ding dong!

  3. draliman says:

    I remember that comic! I don’t remember the new and improved editor, though, as I never used it. My dashboard link always went to the editor I still use now. Hooray!

    • I had bookmarked the link to the old editor before they switched things, and that bookmark is what I use every time I want to post something. Of course, it’s still there if you try posting from the WP-Admin screen, as is the old stats page which I also keep bookmarked. Fight the power!

      • draliman says:

        I use …/wp-admin/Posts-New Post and still get the classic editor. It has actually asked me to try out the “new” editor many times but I just ignore it 🙂

  4. chattykerry says:

    So snarkily funny! I won’t use anything new – still typing in code… 👵

  5. Holly says:

    I JUST deleted the “beep bop boop” image from my Dropbox this week. I forgot all the editor fun back then!

    • Holly says:

      Also just remembered, when they announced the changes, they were deleting/not approving comments on their main WP blog that were viewed as “negative” to the changes. I wrote a very sarcastic one that somehow made it under the radar. I mean, I started with something like “How great! We now have three narrow columns in stats rather than a clear, readable layout! Yay!” but they didn’t figure it out. Most likes on a comment, ever 😀

      • I wrote one, too. I think many of us said the same thing. And despite having an entire customer base that hates that editor, they are still trying to push us to use it. You’d think they might have some concern for their customers, but apparently, they don’t.

      • Happiness engineers (Or was it the helper monkeys?) probably aren’t the brightest people in the world. The very irony involved in their titles even eluded their mind’s grasp…

  6. Bwahaha! Love that Generation Twit reference.

  7. franhunne4u says:

    Bah, humbug – all is well with the new editor … when it loads .. which might take a tad longer … beep, sheep boop …

    • There are a couple of times when I wanted to quickly edit something I’d just posted, and didn’t want to go through the three step process of getting the editor for actually editing… so I’ve seen the new editor recently. And I will say it doesn’t look as horrifically set up and barren of features as it did when it was first introduced. But it’s still miles away from the classic version…

  8. Trisha says:

    Change makes my brain feel like Buster looks after he got run over by that car in the last frame. I don’t like the new editor, hate the new reader, can’t find anything after they rearranged my local grocery store yet again. Change is hard and I don’t want to take the time to adapt to things that aren’t an improvement!

    • The new reader definitely blows… but it beats getting email notifications still. If you aren’t aware how to get the classic editor to come up, let me know and I shall enlighten you. I can’t do anything about your grocery store, though…. heck, even us employees are frustrated with all the changes we have to make to Mecca’s layout!

      • Trisha says:

        It must be really frustrating. I always make sure to sound really cheerful about the changes when talking to store employees because it’s not like they’re switching things around just for fun. And the complaining – ugh! I wanted to jump in and save a Craft Warehouse employee from a bitchy old lady a few weeks ago. She just went on and on, like they were rearranging things just to spite her.

  9. reocochran says:

    I was chuckling since I remember those days! I’ve been blogging since 2012. I must admit I have adapted and upgraded my direction. 😊
    🦄 🌸

  10. I love it. I totally love it. Every now and again they sneak that stupid new editor in and I have to immediately find the file that lets me get rid of it, again. I don’t actually know a single blogger that uses the new editor. Well, maybe one. I can’t find half the functions I use on it. I think many of them are absolutely missing. And they keep doing it again. And again. They just got me back online with all my followers, but I was missing more than 3,000 followers for weeks. I still don’t know if I’m entirely back, but what else can we do except plod along.

    I really LOVE this post. It says it all. All the things I think as I’m trying to figure out what they’ve done NOW and why they keep making it worse.

    • It’s interesting how they’ve buried the WP-Admin page on the dashboard since that’s where the classic editor, as well as just about everything else classic can still be found. That’s a pretty darn important page to try and be hiding simply because all of your “customers” don’t want to use the new garbage you’re trying to force on them…

  11. That is a GREAT flashback and says what we all (or almost all) think about that “NEW EDITOR” – which I have avoided like the plague. Never used it – never curious about it even. That probably says a lot about my tech smarts but I don’t care. There are a few things I do not like about WP but really I love it most of the time – especially after I’ve visited some of my Blogger blog friends and have to go through three or four screens of “TESTS” to prove I’m not a robot. Gimme a break!!


    • I had no idea Blogger was so different from WP until Trout Towne found me. I still can not comment on a Blogger blog, and have no idea why they feel the need to make it so hard for people outside of their playground to interact with their bloggers! I definitely found the right place to build my Nest, crap like the new editor fiasco aside…

      • I know, right? It’s such a complicated process … I actually HAVE a blogger set up, but I never use it because without feedback, it feels like I’m working in a black hole.

  12. Ally Bean says:

    Looking back to see what I said in 2015, I must admit I was at my snarkiest. I still don’t use the new WP editor, so I stand by my earlier comment: “Wonderful. Heaven forbid things online don’t change every month! In fact, I’m already bored with your new vertical format. When are you going to make it go diagonal across the page? Now that would be so cool even Generation Twit would like it.”


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