WordPress Stiffs Desktop Users For Mobile

They made a drastic, dramatic, and absolutely brain-dead stupid change to the posting area in WordPressdotcom yesterday.

Another WordPress user illustrates it:


Their rationale is this:

It changed because it was problematic for some devices to have two different scroll bars to manage (mostly tablet devices). Now you only have one, which is a little bit weird at first but it gets pretty comfortable after a while.

You know something? I don’t give a fuck about mobile users. And your idea of “comfortable” is dipshit stupid.

It was absolute freakin hell today, doing this long post. Just finding myself in the text itself in order to add text or make corrections was hard — and then compound that with having to periodically hop all the way to the top of the screen to Save Draft (because if you don’t manually Save Draft periodically, you’re a newbie idiot just begging to lose your text) and suddenly composing a post is taking a hell of a lot longer than it used to.

Not only that, now when I use the Proofread button to save my ass, I get this crap off the side blocking the post text when I scroll:


This is nuts!

An expandable text box like this should be an option.

Or, better yet, have the technical staff of WordPress get off their asses and detect mobile browsers and give them this stupid neverending expanding Text Box from Hell.

Or, to make it easier, force the mobile users to a special mobile site.

Leave us who do this at our desktops in peace with the damn fixed textarea we’re used to!

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