When will we be allowed to submit our film reviews? Cuz...you know...Lindy West is the only entertaining reviewer, and the rest of them reek of wishing-they-were-reviewing-something-else hey-we're-way-too-cool-to-enjoy-movies omg-there's-a-problem-with-everything I'm-so-fucking-above-this-cinema-shit. We have the option for restaurants!!! The FUCK?!
@1: you know, there is life beyond the Slog...
Nice. I'm heading to Seattle this weekend for the first time in a long while and was looking for bar/club recommendations. This is a great resource!
You need to rethink the alphabetizing of your "neighborhoods" in Movie Times. Yes, I could click on the bar on the left to travel directly, but if I just want to casually scroll down, why must I visit "Down South" and "Out of Town" before I get to the "University District"? How many thestranger.com users really care what time "Vantage Point" is playing in Roslyn?
www.yelp.com does better for reviews as it covers anyone and not just jaded stranger staffers.
Might be a good idea to remove the listings for closed bars such as Pony or Manray. Just a thought.
@4 is right.
Great, but when the hell are you gonna move the main text box two inches to the right? Or have your script kiddies decided that the PI's craptastic split column page layout is "the new black"?
re:music listing feature
I liked it better when it automatically sorted everything by neighborhood. I know I can go and manually choose a neighborhood but since I want to look at most seattle neighborhoods without the outer seattle and bellevue and tacoma, it just worked better to me the other way.
First, I'm a browser, not a searcher. Restaurant reviews--alphabetical, Movie Times--by neighborhood, Music Listings--I can't figure out how they're listed, date and then sorta alphabetical by venue?
Personally I don't like the new default sort orders. Why are some pages a big list (movies times) but others (music) are some fixed number of items are listed on a page and now I have to navigate 10+ pages to browse! Standarize on one format for the default order (happening today then by neighborhood?) and use it for everything. As a person that goes to a lot of shows, movies, and restaurants in town I like seeing things by location--I'm seeing a movie in the UD, hmmm what's close by to eat. I could use the handy left nav options to narrow my choices but if I'm trying to base it on a music listing and I looking for something interesting (not a particular event) then I'm screwed. Also the narrow my choices is just that--1 choice from each bucket only! I can't see what's playing at Chop Suey and Nectar on one page. Having to narrow, wait for results, read (and remember!), narrow again, wait for results, read, compare against what I just read--what a pain.
And if you really want to go above and beyond, let me sort the restaurant reviews by the review ratings, please!
Speaking of bars, while we can search by Happy Hour, how come when we do so the short list doesn't show the HOURS of the Happy Hour, only the individual item does?
If I'm looking for Happy Hour, I want to know WHEN. For example (and restaurants needs Happy Hour cause you get cheap sushi sometimes, and appetizers) when I'm looking for Happy Hour, maybe I can't get there till 6:30 and the HOURS are important. Or maybe I want to go NOW (4:22 pm) and so I want a place where Happy Hour runs from say 4-6 or 4:30 - 6 or 5 - 7.
Probably know more about it than you.
Will in Seattle (and everyone else):
All bar searches now show Happy Hour info by default; you don't even need to search for it.
Maybe I just need to spend more time with the new layout, but I really liked it when all of the music events for a night were listed on one easily scrollable page, sorted by neighborhood, and I could easily choose not to see the DJ listings. That was really great. I miss it already.
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