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Old 05-30-2009, 01:57 AM
raphaelhcm raphaelhcm is offline
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yes
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Old 05-30-2009, 04:59 AM
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Of course, I feel more comfortable with the old site. Force of habit. But I vote a clear NO ---- as a matter of principle for me, habits need to be broken. The old site has done its thing ... it's time for something new. You will adapt and feel at ease sooner than you think ... until it's time to change it again.

Cristian
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Old 05-30-2009, 11:39 AM
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YES

I'm not spending any more time on TrekEarth with new version. Naturally it's delaying my new uploads too.

Regards,

Ertugrul
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Old 05-30-2009, 04:14 PM
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Yep. We need to get the old format back--or else make drastic changes to the beta version.
I joined TE in 2005 because it was the most informative, most professional, and least gimmicky travel photography site I could find. I don't think there was anything wrong with the old site, and I can't see that anything has been improved by the beta version. I've just spent half an hour on here trying to navigate the site and generally getting nowhere fast. There seems to be an emphasis on pretty little graphics (and illegible font) in contrast to the actual intention of the site, which should be focusing on how to make it easier to connect to each other's photos, notes and critiques so we can learn about the world. I still haven't figured out how to reply to a message sent from a member regarding a photo (not on the forum). Basically, if it ain't broke, don't fix it!
Whitney
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Old 06-01-2009, 08:02 AM
maglex maglex is offline
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Default Re: A REFERENDUM ! AN ANTIDOTE!

YES! YES! and a YES!

The first time I discovered TE back in 2005, I was hooked at least three hours a day then on ... they've finally prescribed an antidote with this new version which I find difficult to swallow... a heartache...

This song is dedicated to all those who said YES...

"Mirrors on the ceiling, the pink champagne on ice
And she said, "We are all just prisoners here of our own device"
And in the master's chamber, they gathered for the feast,
They stab it with their steely knives but they just cant kill the beast.

Last thing I remember I was running for the door
I had to find the passage back to the place I was before
"Relax", said the night man, "We are programmed to receive
You can check any time but you can never leave..."

Title: Hotel California by the Eagles written by Don Felder, Don Henley, and Glenn Lewis Frey
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Old 06-02-2009, 03:31 AM
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No
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Old 06-02-2009, 02:50 PM
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Actually, no. I like the new look and I find it visually more attractive and challenging. I wish it had less publicity though...
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Old 06-02-2009, 03:13 PM
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YES
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Old 06-02-2009, 03:19 PM
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YES
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Old 06-02-2009, 04:11 PM
Wandering_Dan Wandering_Dan is offline
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Well, yes and no.

On the one hand, the old site was clearer and simpler; on the other hand, the new site does allow the owner to earn some money from ads. Since we use the site for free, we aren't in a position to complain about ads (which is not going to stop me from complaining about the moving ads - those are inappropriate for a site whose raison d'etre is to have people study a still, visual object).

I do have the following problems with the new site, all of which can be fixed:

1) There is no direct way to get to my overview page, as was possible with the old site. I now have to go to my pictures or critiques first, and from there to overview. The account pull-down menu should have a link to the overview (as a web designer myself, I know that's one a trivial fix).

2) There is no obvious path to the overview management page. I got there once by accident, and haven't been able to get back.

3) Discussions about a photo are not listed on the photo page. That means that, generally, the only people who get to participate in the discussion are the person who took the photo and the person who started the thread. I have joined in a couple of discussions only because I noticed the + sign in some person's critique and got curious what he/she had to say.

At one time, I thought that not having the points in the thumbnails was a mistake, but the argument upthread that this gets people to pay attention to more photos was persuasive.

As for my other points, now that I have vented here, I'll see if there is some thread that the administrators read where I can post them. Or I may send an email.

If these get fixed, then I vote to keep the new site. They will anyway.

Dan
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