Been experiencing this on multiple - but not all - live streams also. Have also seen people in chat complaining about it when I've not been experiencing it, which makes me think it's a problem with Akamai, but I'm sure Will et al know more about why that might be the case than I do.
@wemmick: Cool, just wanted to get a better idea of the design philosophy there. Search is always going to be preferable to me.
Another bug with the upcoming schedule: the PokéMonday Night Combat! stream looks to be scheduled for seven hours after the Bombcast starts (despite having Monday in the title), which means it starts after midnight my time. But the logic to display "today"/"tomorrow" seems to use PST rather than my local time, so it looks like it's in the wrong position on the list.
@therealturk: It's only two for me, the text entry space is automatically in focus. Maybe a difference between browsers. Eh.
I agree with the points TheRealTurk has made re: shows. I see the Shows page's main use being to find the category for old shows. Despite my only-slightly-snarky point about search in a previous post, the search function has always been, to put it kindly, a little weird on this site. Small aside on search:
Searching for "Mario Party Party" puts the first MPP video top of the search results, but it's not till the third page that the MPP show is displayed in the results. The search algorithm needs to be tweaked to prioritise shows above all else, IMO, if the current ranking is such that searching the title of a show word for word doesn't result in said show being most prominent.
So if someone wants to watch a Mario Party Party video, is the main use case to go to the Shows page? Because if so, the MPP show is currently on the 15th row, given less prominence than a show like I Love Mondays, which basically no one ever has any reason to go back to - at least not in the way that one would go back to MPP or Metal Gear Scanlon or Steal My Sunshine etc. etc. At least with those two, the search function works as intended. Rather than forcing a split based on a show being 'Archived' (which as TheRealTurk has said, wasn't even accurate at the time they wrote that - it seems to have been fixed since), the way those shows are presented needs to be revamped. Some kind of popularity based ranking (with a longer lookback than whatever ranking is powering the "Popular Videos" section), an alphabetical sorting, a last updated sorting - all would be preferable to the current method IMO.
Current upcoming list shows "Mass Alex: Part 01" - most of us will know that refers to Season 2 Part 01, but it was still a little jarring to see simply "Part 01". "Mass Alex: Mass Effect 2: Part 01" is hardly an appealing solution; perhaps the season name could take the place of the video type ("Episode", "Premium Live Show" etc.) like so:
I've shifted "Episode" to the right in a slapdash way, but maybe you don't even include it for a show like Mass Alex with named seasons, since it's not not going to be an episode, if you see what I mean.
Damn, would've thought a light theme would've been high considering the number of complaints about the lack thereof. No worries. Keep up the good work, thanks for the update.
They've consistently said a light theme isn't under consideration.
I've noticed some slight weirdness when scrolling on a video page. The video looks normal when I'm at the top of the page, but once I scroll the video gets brighter, like it's been overlaid with a white colour at low opacity. It's difficult to explain, and also it doesn't show up when I take screenshots somehow? Very weird. This is on Chrome on Chrome OS 72. I wasn't able to reproduce the behaviour on Firefox 64 or Chrome 71 on Win10, but on there the video looks like the lighter version of the two, so maybe it's actually a case of the video panel being darkened on Chrome OS? That's such a niche case so I can't see it landing on anyone's sprint any time soon, but thought I'd let y'all know anyway.