Argggg, anyone noticed FB changes again? It is now a lot more confusing to view the posts grouped by my lists. And it is harder to even check the members of my lists.
And what I get annoyed the most is, they didn't have a tutorial button to replace the deleted buttons. The buttons just disappear and I have to go on eater hunt again. If they replaced the deleted buttons with a link to tutorials, I would at least understand what's going on.
I am kinda obligated to add my recent real friend in a list. And I have a hard time to validate that I really put him in the right place.
Of course, I will make the same pointless complain about free VS Express if I ever find a reason to.
I like the changes, one of the best changes in the last time. People don't like change... Facebook UI still is a little confusing at times. The problem is, that those things need your behavior to adapt to the new UI, even if better, it's not welcomed.
I don't mind the changes as well, until the button I need becomes "invisible".
@AndyC: It is interesting to me how people like you think you are being funny and/or whitty by posting something like this. Why do I find it funny? Well... you actually think you are "smart" by making the OP seem crazy for commenting on a social networking design.
Facebook is not free and never will be free. You are paying with your information. You obviously do not understand the basic principles of the internet and web marketing if you think Facebook is providing a free service. Anyone who uses Facebook has a right to complain about the services they receive because Facebook takes information as currency.
@bobonecoupon: It's funny how the majority of your few comments on this forum are aggressive, but how when you start a thread with a question it still get answered (not that you ever say 'thank you').
AndyC was making a point using humour -- it's a perfectly acceptable (and effective) method of getting a point across.
Could you tone the aggression down, please, and mind your manners?
@Dr Herbie: How is that aggressive? It is an attempt to better the readability of these forums.
Imagine if every thread starting with a conversational peice had the immediate response of a snarky image that made no sense.
Think "Doctor" Herbie. Think.
@bobonecoupon:And again an aggressive response -- the image made perfect sense in the context of the thread; if you don't see the link, that's fine but there's no need for an unfriendly response.
Sorry, I should have never posted this thread to begin with, this is not facebook forum and making you guys argue for something unMS. And this is not a VS Express forum as well, which I set myself not to ever talk about it in the future as it is just a free software which I shouldn't provide feedback to.
I really appreciate your help bobonecoupon:, truth to be told, all is pointless, even if I pay for it. If I don't like it, I shouldn't use it. It also makes me feel I should look for places where people actual cares. It is foolish of me to think people cared, obviously this is the wrong place for this thread.
@Dr Herbie: Agreed. Bobonecoupon, relax a bit. If someone posts something you don't like, just ignore it.
@Dr Herbie: I would love to see if you would continue to post on these forums if after everything you said someone posted a snarky image about it. You are promoting troll-like forum actions on these threads.If anything THAT is an aggressive stance and a stance that wishes nothing positive for these conversations.
bobonecoupon, is there a reason why you are nannying old time/well respected niners?
You could do well with some manners, too, as it's rather rude to post threads asking for help and never follow up when people go out of their way to reply:
@bobonecoupon: No, I'm endorsing the good humour which characterises this forum; it is not uncommon for someone to post a mildly sarcastic, or silly response, but it easy for most of us to tell when it is done with good humour.
Both magicalclick and AndyC know each other well enough to take a little dig at each other now and again.
@Dr Herbie: I would love to see if you would continue to post on these forums if after everything you said someone posted a snarky image about it.
Snarky images are the least of what's been put my way over the years; but I'm a grown up and can take whatever other forum users throw at me, thank you.
@magicalclick: No, this is a perfectly good place to discuss these things. You have every right to complain and AndyC has every right to point out it's a free service. @bobonecoupon even has the right to point out that you pay with information, if he can manage to do it without being rude.
BTW, what happened to Dovella? Haven't seen him lately.
Calm down, I saw the image just before reading this thread and found it both amusing and appropriate and was reasonably sure nobody would take real offence.
As it happens I find the psychology behind things like this extremely interesting. To see how much even a relatively small change in the user interface of a service like facebook can impact people is deeply interesting. The fact that it even seems to impact people in a technologically focused forum, where you'd expect the most flexibility in adapting, only emphasises the point.
It leads to interesting questions about how much you can change in a piece of software before the negative impact is greater even than actual measured benefits. You see this in things like the backlash against the Ribbon UI and even the Metro UI. Do the complaints originate from genuinely measurable metrics or is it a purely psychological response to change. If it is, how much can we truly change an interface to benefit users before such a response kicks in and negatively effects users experience?
It is particularly curious when it comes to the web, where we are constantly being told that it would be better if browsers were revised often, allowing web developers to embrace newer technologies quicker. Would that actually benefit users or does their aversion to change actually mean we'd be better with the slower release cycles that corporate networks have preferred for years?
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