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So we have a "NEW" format; not that the old one was so good. X-(

By sleepin'dawg ·
Neither is this one. Just another TR SNAFU!!!

If you are going to spring a new format, unannounced, on the poor unsuspecting members, you would expect improvements in functionality and hopefully, a certain level of intuitivenes, thus making it easier for newbies to navigate or just generally get around. So far we keep seeing newbies posting technical questions under discussions rather than under 'Ask a Question" Has anything been done to sort this out??? Of course not!!! A minor detail such as that really isn't important enough for the PTB to pull the finger out and get off the dime and really do something constructive like reducing 404's; the amount of time that TR just hangs; the refusal to accept replys, often causing multiple posts; and a new title for Off-topic which would return the old water cooler ambiance of miscellaneous or non IT technical subjects.

Ah well; it was way too much to hope for or, for that matter, expect.
Uselss glitz and glamour, UP.
Functionality and usefulness, DOWN


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Hey dawg - You've always been on my good-guy list

by maxwell edison In reply to So we have a [i]"NEW"[/i] ...

But you need to get over it. The degree of your criticism of the TR folks is way too much. They're great guys and gals. Trust me, I know this for a fact. They're only trying to make things better. The changes, in the overall scheme of things, are, at worst, a mild inconvenience - one that will go away over time.

You're getting too worked-up over it. Let me buy you a glass - or several glasses - of 18 year old scotch (at about $20 per glass), and we can talk about things that really matter. But please, these are great folks at TR. Give them a break.

P.S. You still owe me an airplane ride. You know that, don't you?

P.P.S. And I recently learned that my favorite restaurant in Montreal is now closed - La Viu Munich (spelling is certainly butchered!). I'd guess that I went there a half-dozen times. I loved that place! "Schnooooops?"

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It was called Le Vieux Munich or The Old Munich

by sleepin'dawg In reply to Hey dawg - You've always ...

It's been closed at least 15 years now but there are several other German style restaurants around. Montreal is a great city for dining-out and it's hard to find a bad restaurant here. Just about any kind of ethnic style eating is available here, most of it very-good to excellent.

Other great cities for dining out, Washingtop, New York; San Fransisco; Denver, Sante Fe; Boston and Seattle to name just a few.

At $20 a glass and 18yrs old, I'm assuming you're referring to single malt whisky. The way I look at it, there are no bad Scotches just that some are better than others.

Dawg ]:)

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You've started at least three discussions about your dissatisfaction.

by CharlieSpencer In reply to So we have a [i]"NEW"[/i] ...

It raises the question, "If you're so unhappy, why do you keep coming back here?"

The Army taught me you never complain about anything you aren't paying for.

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Oh my

by debuggist Staff In reply to You've started at least t ...

> The Army taught me you never complain about anything you aren't paying for.

Do you need any swag? Could I get you a cup of coffee? :)

I am going to add that to my posting signature.

DougOfCBS (formerly DougOfCNET)

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ok, now I have to

by Jaqui In reply to Oh my


why formerly?
I missed any discussion about you being let go.

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by NickNielsen In reply to ok, now I have to

he got kicked upstairs when CBS bought CNET?

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by Jaqui In reply to Maybe

would be bad news, since it would be taking one of the good guys away from fixing the scripts.

as Neil McCrae put it a number of years back:
If you want to see B.S., then watch CBS. ]:)

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Doug is still here

by Tig2 In reply to ok, now I have to

CNET as we once knew it will no longer exist after the completion of the sale to CBS.

I'll dig around a bit and see if I can find you a link. Although the article I recall doesn't have the sale completing until Sep or Oct, the shift to being a CBS product has already begun.

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that is going to hurt

by Jaqui In reply to Doug is still here

cbs is one of those companies that screws websites by requiring microsucks infernal exploiter

danged typos

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If IE becomes a requirement

by Tig2 In reply to that is going to hurt

I will have to go away. I sure hope that doesn't happen- me and the Mac folks like me would be totally betamaxed. Not a good thing.

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