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Posted 2 years ago
You have replaced the thumbs from the discovered sites with your generic thumbs and in many instances they have no relevance to the images at the links. People use the thumbs as a guide to whether the content looks good or interesting to them. WTF are you playing at? No wonder the page views have gone down - for a site that promotes itself as a 'traffic generating engine' you've F***ed up bigtime when your largest interest is photography. Are you hoping that people will read the titles? Or have you gone all democratic? Or is it so that the sexually explicit thumbs don't cause offence (indicating that your 'systems' in existence for filtering offensive content are inadequate)? Or is it so that your paying customers can have their thumbnails as preferential treatment over the non-paying submissions - because we all know the value of a good thumbnail.
I've just tried clicking one of my own links - it brought up some page I've never seen before that certainly wasn't the link I clicked - so please note that I THUMBED DOWN YOUR SPAM because it is uninteresting to me. Also, the pages that are brought up have been 'filtered' into a SU url - for instance, the page at http://vadimtrunov.35photo.ru/photo_2... has become http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/3UVgOb - what's all that about then?
For the record, I don't give a stuff about what our old toolbar looks like - I have in excess of 2 brain cells and don't need spoon feeding; neither do I give a stuff for whatever your latest image is, having seen several of your previous images and the slow decent into the graphics depravity that emerges when you hand a box of crayons and widgets to a bunch of ADHD adolescents; I don't use the stumble button - since your assault in October, I’ve added visual content - your latest actions have removed the ability to scan through thumbs for what looks interesting. However, I discover that now there is yet another, new toolbar stuck on every damn page as a header, which I do not want, in addition to the old toolbar; at this rate there won't be any screen left to see the pages!
The width for reviews has been reduced as well, suggesting that you want to remove those entirely or reduce them to a tweetable chunk at some point in the probably not too distant future too.
Is your plan for all content to be paid submissions? And all stumblers to be passive stumble clickers? In which case all you really need in the toolbar is the stumble button and the thumbs and even allow your systems to work out what a user likes to see – oh silly me, isn’t that what SU used to do?
Just what are the intentions for the future of this site because this is the final straw for me. Your site has become a very poor joke; it is not for me any more. I'll leave my account there but I have no intentions of becoming one of your Stumbledrones - I do believe there is a rumour that other sites pay people for clicks?
PS yeah, I chose that inflammatory title specifically
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There's no reason for me to be here any more. I like people, I like how various they are. I like Categorian because in that place people and their thoughts come first and the sites that they are interested in come second. Everyone's blog looks different, as it should.
On SU the sites come first, and people (as real human beings) are nowhere to be seen. Everywhere you go looks the same. Sites are apparently rated by robots, with all the intelligence of robots (but with less accuracy).
I have about as much interest in mindless clicking through SU recommendations as I have for reading the comments on YouTube.
I can only speak for myself, but I would choose ease of use over looks any day. We need more navigation links, keyboard jumps, mouse-overs, less scrolling, ways to see a whole field of information (like interests) on one page. We need to be able to access all our tags, not just the number that conveniently fit in the design.
There needs to be a way for stumblers to differentiate themselves. Following the right people is essential for getting good stumbles, but there is no longer any way to tell who we are compatible with. Every profile page looks exactly the same. In addition, there is no easy way to see what the people we're following are liking or what they're saying in their reviews. This is not only visually boring, it's extremely frustrating.
So much functionality has been removed, with no apparent gain.
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I remained faithful to SU and didn't jump ship with many others but I am seriously wondering if I erred.
I cannot believe that a professional organization would go ahead and release a mess such as this.......for example having everyone's gender incorrect. I was seriously very upset when I started receiving reports that I was listed as a 45 year old man. It read correctly on my pages but not to others. As I began to explore I found that all were incorrect. I reported this and got absolutely no comment back. Are we talking to the air here?
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You people make me sick. My friends (people who are not spammers) are the only reason I stick around this dung heap that was once something good before you people started putting the all mighty dollar ahead of everything and everyone
Right now SU sucks
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There is no way actual users tested this , I really can't find much of anything functioning properly short of hitting the stumble button .
Also , why make things more difficult to do ? And not just a few things , everything has been moved in a way where it seems twice and many clicks are needed to accomplish the same goal.
The only thing I can find that seems more simplistic is the aesthetics of your start page and that hideous new logo design .
Sorry guys but at first glance this is really , really bad ..
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The functionality sucks at best; and to throw it at us with no beta testing whatsoever is the last straw for me.
SU, you go on and do what you're going to do without regard for your loyal users.
It's what I've come to expect.
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Oh really? What a joke!
How many pages of comments did you get re the deleting of our blogs? Most of them you hid and the rest you ignored.
And now you want us to waste our time again "sharing our thoughts" and filling out silly surveys you're going to bin anyway?
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The Comments section really need some work IMO, I don't want to see my profile picture repeated along each comment under each like I commented on. How about removing the avatar? You will have more space to add more likes with comments, right now, you to click more to go next (or previous), because of the unneeded space my avatar creates. How about showing only a part of the really extra long reviews with a expand (or collapse) link? this link could be activated while hovering on it (or maybe not). You have to scroll down more because of long reviews.
This could also be a little bit inconvenient with Chromebar
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You've taken an active, thriving and robust community of Stumblers who blog, share links and communicate with each other daily and tried to
People feel used, like you only want them for their clicks. Sorry, I'm not that kinda guy.
To remedy your bad PR and stem the flow of user rejection and account deletions I would suggest listening to the good advice given to you here on this site. Return the social aspects of your service.
Long time stumblers have told me their issue with the new interface is not being able to figure out how to add something new to the system. Uhm, that's sort of important. *I* figured it out quickly but it took me to a new page and then asked me to input the url manually in order to add it, that's the stupidest thing I have ever seen SU do. Copy and paste the url? Really? And take me AWAY from the page the url is on before telling me I have to copy and paste it?
Don't roll this out to everyone yet, you have a lot of work to do. I can't even use it until you fix some of the stuff so if you want more feedback from me, get to work.
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I like the avatar that's pretty standard.
If the new "comments" used to be "reviews" were set up in a way that allowed people to make multiple COMMENTS and carry on public conversations about a website, that could be useful/fun.
Currently the whole "info" page is rather useless as it is now. Only showing 4 "Stumblers Who Like This" is totally pointless, either make the avatars smaller, cram them closer together and show as many as before (maybe so you have to hover over the avatar to see the Stumblers name, or slap it over the top of the avatar) or just take the section out completely, leaving just a link that says "Stumblers Who Like This", right now, you are just wasting space.
A simple section where one can write a small profile blurb is also a social aspect, as much as SU would like to believe users follow each other based on the content they thumb up I think it is equally true (if not more so) that people follow each other based on whatever random thing the person said in their "about me" section + their avatar.
If you take too many things away you are only left with a concept board, rather than a functioning website.
Please tell us that this is a bug and not something we're going to be stuck with!!! Good tagging is essential for the functioning of your Explore Box. Why are you discouraging people from using tags?
I clearly need to go play outside, I am appalled SU would embed the stumble button into every area of the website including right over urls so people click the stumble button no matter what, even when clicking links to specific places. Shame on you, SHAME.
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