We added some new functionality (mostly thanks to /u/d3rr) that now shows the individual funny and insightful vote counts on user comments, instead of it showing only "points". This gives more info to the reader, and will also help with sorting the funny from the insightful.
Comment scores now appear like this:
2 insightful - 0 funny - an hour ago
We also solved some issues with the IRC chat acting up, and we renewed our SSL certificate.
We also changed over the sorting algorithm 'controversial' to 'funny' to better reflect our voting system. We will be re-working the algorithm for funny sorting over the coming weeks to make it best reflect the voting system. This applies for both the post sorting and comment sorting.
Finally it's been great to see the way things look with the new home page, it's a lot more focused on the type of content that we'd like to see here.
As for the future, we're thinking about having a town hall sort of activity where we would focus on one specific topic and put it at the top of the site and have a good day of site-wide focused discussion about it. Would there be interest in this?
And as always, please feel free to leave bug reports, comments about the site, or suggestions on what to improve in the comment section below.