I get buses/boats/palmtrees to check when I want to access the database, but mostly when I go on the site from the forum. If I use a websearch engine (Google, Qwant...) or the favorite in my browser, I almost never have to sign in again the cookies allow me to access directly on the site.
I am not that disturbed by the new look of the site either, I am bit more disturbed by the fact that there is no communication around this restyling. The people behind the site are reading since they solved at least two of the major problems mentioned in the forum after the restyling (notion of W, D, L missing making the lisibilty impossible notably for colorblind people, and named shortened/cut when they were too long).
I still have two things bothering me :
- I don't mind having to do a couple more clicks to access a page (for the list of bouts of a precise event for example), except the fact that, when I spent some time visiting the site, going from one fighter to the other, from one event to the other, if I have to click/open more pages for the same result, I reach the "Too many requests" page more quickly than before. And then I have to check a case stating I am a human (I personally had no doubt about being a human, but 1m very often suspected in here to be a robot), then the infamous selection of boats/buses....
- The rating of a boxer was a very interesting data, and something that was provided exclusively by the site. By removing that data (nowhere is the rating of a boxer provided, I mean .001 for the new or those who haven't accomplished much yet or 715.1 for those who are potential number one pound for pound, determined by an algorythm described somewhere but now maybe even no longer used). The ranking is a valuable data,but not that precise and doesn't allow comparisons between fighters (#N/A in bantam vs #N/A in bantam is a bit insignificant). Without this rating, the site has become mostly a database and nothing else. Of course it is THE database regarding boxing. But it was more than that before.