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TechRepublic's Frayed Edges

By Jay Garmon Contributor ·
Despite what some of our more critical members may think, TechRepublic is well aware that certain aspects of our Web site don't exactly conform to the highest ideals of the optimal user experience (to say the least). Well, we're out to change that.

Here's the deal: We need you to take your best shot at TechRepublic.

I'm looking for a laundry list of every broken feature, every counter-intuitive design, every single institutional annoyance that has driven you crazy since you've been a member at TechRepublic. Problems unsubscribing? Difficulty finding the FAQ? Trouble reading small fonts? Let me know. Once we've documented all of TR's frayed edges, I'm making it my personal mission to get these problems repaired, or removed and improved in future TR redesigns.

So, ladies and gentlemen, start your criticisms!

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Yeah . . .

by apotheon In reply to Who among you would buy a ...

. . . if I didn't already have enough cool TR swag to tide me over.

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You are unbelievable!

by sMoRTy71 In reply to Who among you would buy a ...

Any time there is a request for feedback, regardless of whether it is applicable, you bring up shirts and coffee mugs (as if we've forgotten about *your* idea).

This thread is not about what business opportunities that you think we're missing. It is about how can we improve what is already here. If you have feedback about *that*, then we'd love to hear it.

BTW, how many mugs can I put you down for? I'll sell them to you for $8 each.

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I'll buy that fool a mug, if...

by Mr. T, Fool In reply to You are unbelievable!

he stops all the jibba jabba!

BTW, stay in school kids, listen to your parents and stay away from drugs.

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by apotheon In reply to You are unbelievable!

I'd probably sell him mine for $7.50 plus shipping and handling.

Watch me start a bidding war.

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by JamesRL In reply to ahem

You do have two I am sure, one for apotheon, one for Maxwell Edison.

You must have two mailing addresses....


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by apotheon In reply to Well

I do have two mailing addresses, but they're both in the same name.

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You are such a cynic!

by wordworker In reply to You are unbelievable!

Thanks Smorty. I'm trying to make a constructive suggestion and all you have to respond with is the same old nasty attitude. What is sad is that your perception that it was "my" idea is YOUR excuse for not taking advantage of a great business opportunity. In my opinion, adding an online store would "improve what is already here."

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You've made that suggestion already

by sMoRTy71 In reply to You are such a cynic!

I'm sorry if you think I have a nasty attitude. It only seems to come out when you hijack someone else's thread just to make the same suggestion that you've made elsewhere over and over (and over) again. We've heard it. It has been noted. It's on the record. I'm sorry if that comes off as a nasty attitude, but I'm not sure how else to get through to you.

We simply don't feel there is sufficient interest for us to build an online store at this point.

And let's face it, you never make the suggestion without namecalling or taking a shot at those of us at TR who don't agree with you. So I'm not sure what kind of response you were hoping for.

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Nasty Smorty Cups?

by BFilmFan In reply to You've made that suggesti ...

What a great idea for the lady peers!

You put something cold in the cup and the picture of Smorty on the side changes color to reveal him in his boxers.


I can wait to hear what Jessie and CuteElf say when they get theirs!


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by apotheon In reply to Who among you would buy a ...

Somehow, I overlooked that the first time I read this. I wonder where you get "luddites" for the fine people at TR.

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