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  • #2150375

    So we have a [i]”NEW”[/i] format; not that the old one was so good. X-(

    Locked

    by sleepin’dawg ·

    Neither is this one. Just another TR [b][i]SNAFU!!![/b][/i]

    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??? [b]Of course not!!![/b] 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 [b]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.[/b]

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

    Dawg[/b] ]:)

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    • #2923642

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

      by maxwell edison ·

      In reply to So we have a [i]”NEW”[/i] format; not that the old one was so good. X-(

      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! [i]”Schnooooops?”[/i]

      • #2923599

        It was called Le Vieux Munich or The Old Munich

        by sleepin’dawg ·

        In reply to Hey dawg – You’ve always been on my good-guy list

        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.

        [b]Dawg[/b] ]:)

    • #2923511

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

      by charliespencer ·

      In reply to So we have a [i]”NEW”[/i] format; not that the old one was so good. X-(

      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.

      • #2923382

        Oh my

        by debuggist ·

        In reply to You’ve started at least three discussions about your dissatisfaction.

        > 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.

        Cheers,
        DougOfCBS (formerly DougOfCNET)

        • #2923370

          ok, now I have to

          by jaqui ·

          In reply to Oh my

          ask,

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

        • #2923356

          Maybe

          by nicknielsen ·

          In reply to ok, now I have to

          he got kicked upstairs when CBS bought CNET? 😀

        • #2923346

          that

          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. ]:)

        • #2923351

          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.

        • #2923341

          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

        • #2922445

          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.

        • #2922477

          CNET Networks is now CBS Interactive

          by debuggist ·

          In reply to Doug is still here

          We are part of a division of CBS Corporation.

          <http://www.cbscorporation.com/news/prdetails.php?id=3503>

        • #2922432

          but are you

          by jaqui ·

          In reply to CNET Networks is now CBS Interactive

          going to fight to keep TR accessible by all?

          after all, the biggest activity is from people who don’t use windows. :p

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