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What's all this with the My Discussions ?!?

By Oz_Media ·
Upon returning from a brief holiday I was appauled to find that the site format had changed and nobody asked me!

I thought it was just me at first but then found several other members had noticed it too.

When I went to catch up on the discussions I clicked My Discussions and found an ancient list of articles I had diecussed and not the more recent topics I had been following. After finding other had noticed this I found that an alias search KINDA recovers them but it doesn't seem to be listed in order of the most recent posts, instead it is simply by date I think.

I REALLY hope this is a temporary issue and TR is resolving it because frankly I think it sucks bad.

I don't want to have to search for my alias and acroll through discussions, I just want the ones I have particpated in that have been updated most recently, as always.

Boy, this 'new' TR sure has been a pain so far.

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What gets me about the change

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to What's all this with the ...

Is that no matter if you search through the lists and find the topics that you where following and subscribe when you next log on you are back where this whole mess started with an ancient list of topics maybe one current topics in the "My Discussion List" and nothing else.

Currently it is taking longer to find the discussions that I was involved in that actually contributing to them.

Col

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What a major **** off

by Oz_Media In reply to What gets me about the ch ...

It's almost like having someone take you appointment book and mix up all the pages.

I'll give it a while and see if they fix it but if not I think I've had enough of this crap. It seems every week there's some new and improved change that just makes it worse than ever.

I don't know what made them change the old site, it worked but for a few tiny problems. Now this is a daily/weekly BS routine.

Why do people think this helps when it rarely does??

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I emailed TechRepublic about this problem ...

by jardinier In reply to What's all this with the ...

and didn't get a reply. Probably the email didn't reach them as I got the message: "Dropped from queue after 4 hour non-delivery." I suggest that if enough people complain, they might do something about it.

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Jules they probably will not

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to I emailed TechRepublic ab ...

Get the e-mails.

Col

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Well COlin

by Oz_Media In reply to Jules they probably will ...

Mine was responded to today. They know there is a problem and are trying to fix it.

They then asked what other changes we wanted. WIthout looking up that old discussion I suppose was put aside, I just let them know CHANGE THE NAMES OF THE DISCUSSION AND TECH Q&A LINKS!! Even usigng a GET HELP button would be better, that and the edit feature would be nice.;-)

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My List

by TheChas In reply to What's all this with the ...

I just took a good look at my My Discussions list.

Interestingly, most of the discussions listed are from TR article feedback discussions and NOT the discussion forum discussions.

I have long been amazed that many discussions on articles do not make it to the discussion forum list.

It seems that only the article discussions started by the article author or TR make it to the Discussion Center.

Just my 2 cents.

Chas

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I agree Chas,

by Oz_Media In reply to My List

but that's the whole problem, my most recent or the most recently updated discussions don't show up but a list of articles I've discussed do.

I sent email and it was received but is pending repsonse.

What stuns me to no end is that they asked all of the members for input, which we gave about the needs of TR for as end users. Edit option for posts, moving or changing the Q&A link etc. as you know. They patronized us by saying that we were offering important and wanted feedback, then completely ignored ALL suggestions and went on some little mission to change everything that DID work in the first place.

Have ANY of the desired changes been made? Not that I've seen.

Have even more annoying BS changes been made? Too many to begin naming.

What the **** has happened to this once respected and useful site, it was laid out reasonably well but now has a different format for old vs new pages, has not improved, has been ridden with stupid little changes that almost nobody welcomes etc.

Starting to get real tired of this, kids do better at home!

OM

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