Yesterday I woke up to see that my lovely stats counter had vanished. Not only that, but a big white square with the word ‘write’ had appeared and also a bell with a little red dot on it. AAAAAAAAAAAAAGH
I miss my friendly little stats counter. Here’s why:
- As I have my WP pages pinned to my browser, it would be the first thing I looked at whenever I started my computer up.
- After a post you could see the activity immediately without having to refresh your page or go to the stats page. This was actually one of the more enjoyable things about WP just after you have just posted something. If people liked your post, it would be a great feeling to see your stats climbing.
- You could click on it and your detailed stats page would instantly open on a separate link. Yes, there’s still a drop down menu from the first icon on the left of the dashboard, but for me it doesn’t open it in a separate link.
I immediately got on to the help desk who said there was no way that this could be undone! Rot! Of course it can. He also said that things like this happen to him all the time and it doesn’t bother him. How nice! The reason for this awesomely user-friendly tool being removed is that this is the direction we are going now, aiming at users with mobile phones and tablets. Well that’s all well and good, but many of us still do use our computers right? The guy on the help desk also said that there was no official way of complaining but he would pass on my comments. Yeh right. ‘Course you will mate!
I also resent people changing things without notification. I mean if you buy something would you be happy if someone changed it at a later date without asking? You want what it says on the tin after all.
If anyone else is as miffed as I am then please like, comment and share. I absolutely don’t believe that they can’t undo this crap intrusion into our WordPress world. I’ve never done a petition before but here it is. Seeing as there is no form of complaints then maybe this can go onto the forum if there is enough of a response.
BTW: If you drop by I won’t know as my stats counter has been removed.
Be lucky. Be naughty!