Now that we've had many quotes removed because some folks find them offensive, I've been paying attention to every single quote I solve and the ratings they've been given. I have to say that I've been truly amazed at the quotes deemed "offensive", especially since we are all given the opportunity to omit "possibly offensive quotes" in our settings. Therefore, I've taken every chance to negate the naysayers. I hope that the rest of you will take the small amount of time it takes to check them.
Also, the new scoring seems more arbitrary than rational...and based on a small percentage of folks who will always complain, no matter what. When I first started playing, those very long quotes were my "bread and butter" and the stepping stones to finally finding them more difficult and the shorter ones easier! I hope you'll all forgive me for saying that it feels a bit like "dumbing down" the site.
I know that Stephen is trying to be responsive to input, and I applaud him for that. I guess I'd just like to see a much larger sampling size before changes are made.
Ah well, I'm sure I'll get used to the changes and come to appreciate them.