Last week The Nation asked readers to send comments on our new website. A selection of these follows below. The responses were overwhelmingly positive, but a few readers were not happy with the changes. Several visitors had questions about specific features of the new site, which we’ve tried to answer.
Nice-looking new website. Meanwhile, online community rocks and all, but I am still wondering wistfully when-oh-when you will bring a Nation road show to Seattle. Are we really just chopped eco-liver?
Actually, there was a Nation-related event in Seattle just two weeks ago. Publisher Victor Navasky spoke at Seattle Town Hall about his new book and the magazine. Sorry you missed him. For information about future Nation events in your area, please sign up for EmailNation, the magazine’s free newsletter.
Nice, businesslike and honest changes. I’d continue to be on your side even if you printed on used toilet paper in Uzbek.
THOMAS BRUNSWICK MARSH
I really don’t like this new setup. What happened to the archive and to the feature that allows you to e-mail recent articles? This is confusing. And you now have to pay to use the archive?
You can still e-mail an article by clicking on the “Email This Article” link in the right corner above each piece we publish. Back issues from 1999 on are still available via the “issues” link at the top of every story, but we agree that a link should be added to the new homepage. The Nation Digital Archive, featuring every issue since the magazine began in 1865, has always been a subscription-only service. The link to access the archive is now on the lower-right corner of the main page.
The new website is excellent. There is so much available on it that it is almost overwhelming, but that is not a fault from my viewpoint. A most impressive change!
REGAN G. SMITH
I love the new online format. Is David Corn married? He is so hot!
David is married, and has two children.
Too many bright colors–including the bumper sticker ad–on your new website create an overall strident effect. The columnists’ pictures against red backgrounds are too in-your-face, and Ari Berman’s looks rather adolescent. I’ve found your covers of late generally in poor taste as well. I’d prefer a plain wrapper. The content, however, remains engaging and readable.
D. MARTIN JENNI
Liked your old website–love the new one! It moved me enough to finally subscribe to The Nation! Just keep on doing what you’re doing.
HARRIET F. ABRAHMS