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This is awful!
30 March 2002 | Me

Posted on 03/30/2002 1:02:28 AM PST by Nogbad

No, this is awful!
I don't know where anything is anymore!
Where are the sidebars?
I used to go straight to them
to find out
what was going on.


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1 posted on 03/30/2002 1:02:28 AM PST by Nogbad
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To: Nogbad
I feel like protesting with a profane, personally directed, racist and violent post.
2 posted on 03/30/2002 1:03:44 AM PST by ArneFufkin
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To: Nogbad
This will CERTAINLY take some getting used to.
3 posted on 03/30/2002 1:04:08 AM PST by Aeronaut
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To: ArneFufkin
First they boot A+Bert ... now this?
4 posted on 03/30/2002 1:05:18 AM PST by ArneFufkin
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To: Nogbad
The sidebar on the left is a complete waste of space, and the new layout of the headings is not as efficient.

Blech!

5 posted on 03/30/2002 1:06:08 AM PST by Petronski
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To: Nogbad
What a shock. Just made my coffee and woke up to this. I can't get the topics into the sidebar, even after reading the instructions. I feel I'm missing out on something. I want my old FR back!
6 posted on 03/30/2002 1:06:36 AM PST by Giddyupgo
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To: Giddyupgo
"I want my old FR back!"

DITTOS!!!!

7 posted on 03/30/2002 1:08:56 AM PST by ~Vor~
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To: Nogbad
You have to make your own sidebars now. Personally, I never liked the sidebars anyway because they just took up space. I guess instead of having one extra column that was easy to get rid of, we now have two extra columns that we're stuck with.
8 posted on 03/30/2002 1:09:17 AM PST by Sandy
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To: Giddyupgo
I want my old FR back!

This bears repeating.

I want my old FR back! I want my old FR back! I want my old FR back! I want my old FR back! I want my old FR back! I want my old FR back! I want my old FR back! I want my old FR back! I want my old FR back! I want my old FR back! I want my old FR back! I want my old FR back! I want my old FR back! I want my old FR back! I want my old FR back!


10 posted on 03/30/2002 1:10:38 AM PST by Drew68
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To: Nogbad
You shoulda been practicing with the Beta version all last week :-)

Personally, I think the changes are great.

Well done JohnRob! *S*

11 posted on 03/30/2002 1:11:26 AM PST by Happygal
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And there's no "Find in Forum" link, and no search box at the top of the page. And it loads incredibly slowly.

Other than that, and the color, I think I can live with it.

12 posted on 03/30/2002 1:12:03 AM PST by Sandy
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To: Nogbad
There was a time (not so long ago) that FR had NO sidebars at all. And I like the flag graphics. Bravo!
13 posted on 03/30/2002 1:12:43 AM PST by BunnySlippers
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To: Nogbad
It's an early April Fool's joke, Right?
14 posted on 03/30/2002 1:12:48 AM PST by leadpenny
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To: Nogbad
Article fonts are too small.
15 posted on 03/30/2002 1:13:40 AM PST by primeval patriot
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To: Nogbad
For those who use largest text font on your screens to read threads are you getting sea sick scrolling? If so then try adjusting your text size to medium or otherwise you will get the continious wave while scrolling.
16 posted on 03/30/2002 1:14:41 AM PST by cva66snipe
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To: Aeronaut
This will CERTAINLY take some getting used to.

Yeah. I feel like Mr. Smith on Lost in Space! :O)
17 posted on 03/30/2002 1:15:16 AM PST by MeekOneGOP
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To: BunnySlippers
There was a time
(not so long ago)
that FR had NO sidebars at all.

The sidebars were the one useful addition to the FR web page.

Now I see only a lot of useless gimmickry.

18 posted on 03/30/2002 1:15:58 AM PST by Nogbad
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To: Nogbad
For this FReeper in the boonies, who can only get 28k dialup at best, on a good day, this is NOT an improvement.

Slow to load and cluttered once loaded.

Maybe I'm being an old fart about this, but I was quite happy with the way it was two hours ago. It was MUCH faster to load, too; very important if you have limited bandwidth.

19 posted on 03/30/2002 1:16:50 AM PST by Hank Rearden
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To: Nogbad
All of the printing (fonts) around the top and sides are outrageously small. I may need my magnifying glass pressed to the monitor. I like most of the changes BUT if I was totally new to the site it would be most confusing.
21 posted on 03/30/2002 1:18:31 AM PST by BunnySlippers
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To: John Robinson
I don't know John ... remember when the McDonalds Trainees went from brown paper hats to blue paper hats? I think my point is clear.
22 posted on 03/30/2002 1:19:38 AM PST by ArneFufkin
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To: Nogbad
If JimRob wants to do a "Question" in the sidebar, I have a suggestion:

"Do you like this better than the old FreeRepublic format? Yes or No."

I'll start . . . . . No.

23 posted on 03/30/2002 1:19:49 AM PST by Hank Rearden
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To: Nogbad
I take back my #14 because I'm starting to find my way around already. (And I'm 'puter challenged)
25 posted on 03/30/2002 1:21:42 AM PST by leadpenny
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To: Nogbad
This STINKS ! It is virtually incompatable with WebTV, it hurts my eyes, it takes FOREVER to load, it looks dreadful, is NOT user friendly, and I HATE, LOATH, and ABOMINATE it.

Was there even a warning ? If so, I missed it.

This is what the begathons produced ? Did anyone even ever bother to ask if WE wanted / liked this set up ?

26 posted on 03/30/2002 1:22:07 AM PST by nopardons
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To: Hank Rearden
I vote "no" too....I liked the sidebars with breaking news and headlines....I don't have alot of time to read before going to work, and it was nice to be able to glance down the titles and pick and choose what interested me....this is terrible!
27 posted on 03/30/2002 1:22:13 AM PST by ~Vor~
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To: cva66snipe
It's the font? I thought it was the flag column that was making the page look warped. I'm also getting a black flash in the right hand column every time I scroll. I have no idea what's causing that.
28 posted on 03/30/2002 1:22:24 AM PST by Sandy
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To: leadpenny; John robinson; jim robinson
I think so. We must have stumbled into the testing zone.

Seriously, this forum redesign smacks of all sorts of bad software design decisions. The principle of least surprise is offended greatly.

Users have invested a great deal of time and energy in understanding how to make FR work for them, and FR is willy-nilly discounting this.

Perhaps FR should consider an RSS feed?

29 posted on 03/30/2002 1:22:26 AM PST by no-s
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To: Giddyupgo
So do I ! This STINKS TO HIGH HEAVEN !
31 posted on 03/30/2002 1:23:38 AM PST by nopardons
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To: nopardons
Was there even a warning ? If so, I missed it.

All last week there was a big banner at the top of each FT page, encouraging people to check out the new Beta version.

32 posted on 03/30/2002 1:23:43 AM PST by Happygal
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To: Happygal
You shoulda been practicing with the Beta version all last week

We're CONSERVATIVES!!!

By definition, we *don't like* change! :-)

arghh... I'll just have to get used to it. Where else can I go?

33 posted on 03/30/2002 1:23:53 AM PST by Drew68
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To: Lucas1
Yikes!

I'll bet that post is not long for this world, LOL!!

34 posted on 03/30/2002 1:23:59 AM PST by Ken H
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To: Nogbad
While I am a Conservative I do not resist change for the sake of improvement. This is NOT an improvement! I love my country's flag, but I do not need to have it take up a quarter of my screen.

I want my old FR back!
35 posted on 03/30/2002 1:24:15 AM PST by Chief
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To: Nogbad
BOOOOO!!! Come on!!! This is slower than hell!!

The flag graphics are OK but the layout SUCKS!!!

Thanks for the effort guys but this off the mark.

36 posted on 03/30/2002 1:24:31 AM PST by zarf
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To: ArneFufkin
4 and 22. Two for two. Thanks!
38 posted on 03/30/2002 1:25:46 AM PST by leadpenny
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To: ArneFufkin
Snow bunny, this is your feature weekend! Have a lovely, blessed and happy Easter. Don't let any adult tell his kid you are being taken to a farm to "be free with all the other animals" You'll have 200 ccs of some bye bye juice scheduled for your immediate consideration ... we cannot allow that to happen to our beloved and beautiful friend! LOL
40 posted on 03/30/2002 1:27:23 AM PST by ArneFufkin
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To: Happygal
I, for one, took a brief look at the beta version.

I thought "This really, truly sucks." and assumed it would get buried in negative feedback and die a deserved death.

It was far too slow-loading for me to get involved with and discuss, so I let it go. Perhaps I should have stuck with it long enough to register my impression.

Sure hope this is a bad dream I wake up from in the morning. Sorry, Jim 'n John; I know creating it took a lot of effort, but usability should be paramount.

41 posted on 03/30/2002 1:27:27 AM PST by Hank Rearden
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To: Ken H
That was a no-brainer call, LOL!.

(Honest-- I was not the one who hit the abuse button!)

42 posted on 03/30/2002 1:27:41 AM PST by Ken H
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To: Sandy
It's the font? I thought it was the flag column that was making the page look warped. I'm also getting a black flash in the right hand column every time I scroll. I have no idea what's causing that.

Can't explain the black flash but you have to use your smallest text size to scroll the forum page. {the one with the flag}

43 posted on 03/30/2002 1:28:00 AM PST by cva66snipe
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To: jimmyBEEgood
Welcome to the " webbie " club. It does NOT work with it, and I refuse to use a computer.

Maybe Jim and John don't care that webbies and those with slower loading computers are having massive problems with this. If they wanted to cull / winnow FR, without outright bannings, this was the way to do it.

44 posted on 03/30/2002 1:28:28 AM PST by nopardons
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To: ArneFufkin
Sorry, I missed 2. A hat trick.
45 posted on 03/30/2002 1:28:46 AM PST by leadpenny
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To: Nogbad
Don't fix it if it ain't broken!

The new format is awful.

46 posted on 03/30/2002 1:29:17 AM PST by Artie_Kay
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To: Hank Rearden
I'll second or third or whatever it is, by now. that one.

THIS STINKS !

47 posted on 03/30/2002 1:30:07 AM PST by nopardons
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To: Nogbad
Worse than awful
49 posted on 03/30/2002 1:30:41 AM PST by Lion Den Dan
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To: Ken H
Ok wellllll ummmm.....is there a way to set the sidebar to show breaking news again? That is why I loved this site? Is that gone forever? What is going on...this SUCKS like BIG TIME - I hate this design
50 posted on 03/30/2002 1:31:34 AM PST by Lucas1
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