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Welcome to We Hunted the Mammoth 3.0

So here it is, folks: the new We Hunted the Mammoth, which is exactly the same as the old We Hunted the Mammoth, but with a cleaner and more up-to-date look.

Hopefully this move to a newer WordPress theme, and some behind-the-scenes tinkering, will help to prevent the glitches that have been knocking the site offline in recent days.

The new theme should preserve the same basic functionality of the old theme when it comes to things like commenting and navigating. (In case you’re wondering, the “Recent Posts” and “Recent Comments: widgets are now at the bottom of the page.)

I may do some additional customizing of the theme in days to come. Let me know what you think of this new look!

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rv97
1 year ago

@David

Inter (of various weights) is being used for headings, post tags and recent activity. IBM Plex Sans is used for almost everything else.

Even if IBM’s history were far better, I think IBM Plex Sans is a typeface that looks too mechanical and technical, and likely doesn’t fit in with the theme of this website that mainly mocks misogynists. It also vaguely reminds me of Reddit since IBM Plex Sans is used for headings across that website.

A font I want to maybe recommend (which may fit the users of this blog better and maybe piss off manospherians) if it’s possible to use is Work Sans. It’s available on Google Fonts and the author of the font even provides links on the GitHub page to donate to Aboriginal Australian communities and organizations that help them. In my eyes it has a somewhat “feminine” look to it – it’s quite dynamic for a grotesque sans-serif, which otherwise generally tends to look rather uniform and static. It has decent Latin coverage, but since the site is in English, it likely doesn’t matter in most cases.

Last edited 1 year ago by rv97
Gwynfydd
Gwynfydd
1 year ago

Think I’ve been hitting the wrong button for block quotes! I must have been a lot more tired than I thought as looks like I have been trying to use the ‘Code’ button!

Ah well, at least it looks like I have worked it out now!

This seems to have done it fine now.

Gwynfydd
Gwynfydd
1 year ago

See if this works too.

(It does!)

Last edited 1 year ago by Gwynfydd
Mostly Lurking
Mostly Lurking
1 year ago

Hello, long time reader, first time commenter here. I’m less than thrilled with the changes. So far, night mode is the only feature I like. But my biggest issue is with the night mode button and comment button being always on the screen. I really hate that feature and I wish there was a way to hide them. Can’t there be a menu option to hide/show them according to user preference?

(And if anyone is wondering why I’m just barely noticing the site change, I needed to take a break from reading stories like this for a while for my own mental health.)

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