For those curious about the top bar / CokeŠ / "sounds of buzz" thing: A unique opportunity presented itself for us to be involved in the Coke "Sounds of Buzz" campaign and we took it. These are the kings of things I don't usually like to do (new UI stuff on our pages feels distracting); however, with a still woozy economy, and a chance to team up with one of our favorite sites (Stereogum) - it seemed worth the try. So that's why you'll see this stuff around the site for a little while. We're trying it out - seeing how it works - and all that. It also means we'll have more financing to do some cool stuff with the site. So, if you see some stuff around -- it'd be awesome if you click on it and check out some of the stuff. The plan is to only include really good content in this.
Anyway, comments/suggestions are always welcome. This is the first time we've ever been a part of something like this and feedback from our users is always extremely valuable and important. Helps me decide what works, what doesn't, and how to better engage ... you.
On a related note - I am working on AP.net related stuff all day, more bugs to fix and such. I'll probably be hanging out in this thread during the day as well if you wanna talk (make sure you quote me so I see it).
Hope everyone has a good day.
Update: AP.net is now available in black again (change your color options in your UserCP). The other skin colors will be coming along as well.