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At first glance . . . . .

By maxwell edison ·
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..... (and after attending the preview), I'm not crazy about it. And I'm especially not crazy about the ten suggestions telling me what this may be similar to. I've been here too long for some algorithm to tell me what I really wanted to say.......

I'm guessing that this discussion will get lost in ........... off-line.

Let's see.

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You're right...

by AnsuGisalas In reply to According to the original ...

It's there in the Q&A only, and I hadn't checked that out yet!
I gave my post above a -1 for that - naughty misinformed post!

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Hehe...

by Keighlar In reply to You're right...

Good one, Ansu. Self-beratement, and all that. I certainly would not have held you accountable. :)

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Thats annoying

by AV . In reply to When a question or discus ...

I hope you can turn it off or just say no. I can see where it could be useful in some ways because you can't really see all of the posts on TR, but it might discourage people from posting if they think it was already done. Also, how good is the algorithm? Does it really come up with viable redundant questions? I haven't tried it out yet.

AV

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The zombies

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to Thats annoying

are beginning to surface in Questions. It will be interesting to see if relevant questions are appended.

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Something similar

by Tigger_Two In reply to At first glance . . . . .

I moderate a forum that does something similar. Some of the "suggestions" that are presented really seem to come right out of left field and are NOT remotely similar to what is being posted.

The problem is that some people really ARE paying attention (sorta) and so they go post in the suggested thread... forcing a mod to move the post. Sometimes the suggested thread has been long dead and reviving the zombie starts it's own set of problems. More often, the content ISN'T appropriate to what the new poster is saying so we end up with an old, dead, thread with new content that doesn't relate to the original content.

I understand the rationale for suggesting other threads that might be pertinent when asking a specific technical question, but do not understand the rationale at all when it comes to discussions. We might well end up with four "Global Warming" threads but each one could easily be very different in the focus of it's discussion- man-made versus cyclic warming/cooling trends for instance. On its face, these are similar discussions at a very high level but that is where the similarity ends.

Good point, Max!

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What Tigs you mean

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Something similar

Like the one I saw earlier when answering a question. Not sure what it was about now but it started with How to and one of the suggestions was

How to tell if a man likes you.

I'm not really sure where that came from and I don't want to know either.

Unlike Max I missed the preview because I was working and not near a open Net Connection. Those people there are really Paranoid about Security and maybe I've been around them too long now as I'm getting a bit that way particularly when I start getting spam on a Account only used on TR and 2 days after opening it up to Gravator.

I've had that account since I started the Oh Smeg Account and this is the first time I've got any spam which is at least a couple of years now. Anyway after taking the computer off line and scanning with a Rescue Disc I'm told it's clean so it's TR, my ISP, or Gravator where the leak seems to be. I know which I would put my money on and as some Secure Accounts have not been hit I tend to believe that it rules out my ISP or My System. :^0

Col

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1 minute in

by Tink! In reply to At first glance . . . . .

and I like the more graphical look, but would like a different color other than white for the used link in the upper menu. It took me a few seconds to figure out where the heck the Discussions were becauseI could barely see the link!

Oh and I LOVE the Expanded thread option!

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The expanded Thread Options is about the only benefit

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to 1 minute in

Though I have to say that any Color Blind Person is going to miss most of the Links at the top of the page. They need much better contrast to be easily seen.

Col

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I'm not color blind

by santeewelding In reply to The expanded Thread Optio ...

I'm mentally challenged. Can you imagine the **** I'm going through here?

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After giving it a couple of days

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to At first glance . . . . .

I've come to the conclusion that Site Traffic is Way Down.

Very few asked questions Since Sunday have been posted when last week was somewhat busy.

But I don't like it either Max way too different and way too much like Face Book which I get my Daughter in Law to check for me. Looks way too cheesy for my personal taste.

Col

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