Yesterday, the new owners of CollegeACB finally launched the “improved” version that had been promised/threatened since Peter Frank ’12 sold the site in January. The new site, titled blipdar, has many of the functions of the old ACB (including a search feature). On the other hand, the layout and design is…uh, just check it out for yourself.
Posts now have “power bars.” These bars allow people to rate posts or possibly flag them for removal; it isn’t clear which.
Blipdar has an FAQ, but instead of answering any specific questions about the site, it mainly talks about the writer’s preoccupation with hot cousins:
Anonymity allows people to be honest. For example, people really like talking about having the hots for their cousins. That’s not something you would say out loud. You can imagine if you do have the hots for your cousin, you might want to discuss it without your name being attached…We respect your right to be offensive, but we would rather you discuss offensive ideas (like being attracted to your cousin) than attack other people…Yes. We consider having the hots for your cousin a serious issue and we would like to provide a safe space to discuss this issue.
So far, reaction to blipdar has been mainly negative:
I miss Peter Frank Bring back ACB!
this fucking sucks somebody fix this shit now!
i wonder what blipdar stands for?
The people running this fucking site are motherfucking buffoons. Read the FAQ. Worst blathering bullshit I’ve read in some time.
At least we can search again Look on the bright side.
The worst part is, I can no longer view this site while taking a crap because my phone doesn’t view it well.
What next? Back to the Livejournal ACB or on to a new site? Wesleying ACB, anybody?