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Hope everybody in Shanghai had a Happy Chinese New Year! For some of you, the holidays already ended on Saturday and you got to witness the city’s return to Spring-like temperatures from the comfort of your offices. We’re sorry, that sounds like it sucks. Anyway, we have just a few little announcements to make and we figured now – the first day of real work for us this Year of the Tiger – was the best time.
- Those of you were a fan of our Junior Editor, Cary Hooper, now tis the time to weep. Cary has unfortunately had to leave us (and the city of Shanghai) for his native New York. Thank you for your hard work and interesting insights, Cary, we wish you the best of luck for the future and hope you’ll get a chance to visit soon! This means our Junior Editor position is open – we’ll be posting a listing of job requirements later in the day.
- This post notwithstanding, we’re getting rid of the royal we in posts. Sure, if there’s something all of us at Shanghaiist agree with, we’ll keep it going, but it’s silly pretending we’ve all got a consensus on things all the time. Some of us have deeply personal experiences with Shanghai. Some of us are about as fine with the thought of eating cats as they are eating pig. Some of us didn’t think Confucius sucked that much. Okay, nobody thought Confucius didn’t suck that much. But the point is, they could have. From now on, if it’s a personal opinion, it’ll look like one.
- We’ve added the ability to subscribe to comments on particular stories. When you comment, you’ll be offered a check box to subscribe – if you check it, you’ll be emailed when other people leave comments on that story. The box has been defaulted to the “off” position, but it should remember your preference when you turn it on.
- Speaking of our commenting system, we’re also due for a less troll-inducing one (as well as a Ist-wise site redesign) sometime this year. Yippee!