So how DO you solve a problem like Maria?
How do you redesign Everything2? It's a bit of poser. Not as bad as actually building E2 in the first place, and i'm not suggesting a back-end redevelopment, merely a prettying-up of the front end to reflect the mores of the modern Web which demands its data presented in a more eye-pleasing and less cluttered way than E2 currently favours.
The issue really is that E2 was a - ahem, excuse me while i speak forth revolting heresy - Web 2.0 site long before anyone else started drooling and hallucinating about Web point releases.
As such, while i normally regard event he mention of Web 2.0 as an abomination unto the Lord, in this case, all the usual fancy-schmancy gubbins is actually appropriate rather than just a blindsiding effort to distract from the lack of content with flashy toys.
I will work on the problem, design some screenies and host them on my own site.
Provided nobody thinks it's horrible self-advertising, i'll post some linkage here so that you can see what i'm up to.
Design thoughts are daylogged to prevent clogging E2 with bad meta shit.