Yikes! What the *&%$# happened to our group format. Not quite
as easy to browse through the messages is it? I suppose I;ll get used
to it after a while. Personally, I liked the old one much better! What
does everyone else think?
Stuck in the Past,
I get here through Google, and they've installed a new *beta* version
of Google Groups. Looks completely different, fewer threads on top,
harder to navigate, and full of glitches--lost links, odd happenings (I
attempted to drag a window larger only to have it disappear completely,
returning me to where I started, only now 'where I started' looked
different), etc. It is a *beta* version, but damn. . . .
I don't like it.
Yeah, not just Google posts, either - I'm posting through my NNTP host
and it's showing right up on groups.google.com. For the rest of us,
this means searching Usenet via Google will no longer be 8 hours in the
past, which is cool...
No shit! The number of posts change when you sort differently, and more than
half of the posts by name that used to be there are missing.
I don't use it much, but will now use it less.
Progress ain't what it used to be.
Yabut, not in this case. There is apparently no such thing that even
approaches "acceptable" from the current crop of ADD web "designers" at
places like Goggle ... where commercial opportunity takes precedence over
content, and ''whiz, bang and glitter' takes precedence over the logical
presentation of information.
No surprise at all ... twas merely an ongoing observation, based on
perspective and participation (some willing, some reluctant, some forced),
in a culture where the idea that pictures, once worth "a thousand words"
will somehow be worth more and crowbar your wallet out of your pocket faster
when flashing, when changing every 2 seconds, and when accompanied by sound
effects not found in nature.
I also use the Google news and YES the new format Sucketh big time.
It's their new format with more advertisements. They complicated a
newsreader that was simple and easy. Oh well for now it's still free.
On 2 Dec 2004 11:46:15 -0800, firstname.lastname@example.org (Dan Cullimore) wrote:
Try out a newsreader... you might like it better. I rarely even use
the "web"- too many ads and other bs. And, you can access
alt.binaries.pictures.woodworking then, along with all the other
binary groups (something Google doesn't support) It's just as easy as
setting up an e-mail account.
On 1 Dec 2004 22:20:33 -0800, email@example.com wrote:
Get Free Agent newsreader [www.forte.com]. You can sort by subject
[simple then to delete crap by message header], enlarge a window at a
click, or return back the same way ..... incoming email facility with
Agent, but just outgoing in the free version, but who cares?
Ummmmm... "format"? This is Usenet. It doesn't have a format (other
than line width), because it's plain text.
Instead of being stuck in the past, methinks you've upgraded something.
That something makes your newsreading experience different. Start
there, and work forward.
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