[quote=“Quarters”]Simply put, I hate it.
The ticker tape slows down the site - loading time etc, is an eyesore, and is annoying.
I don’t like how commercialized Forumosa seems to be getting too and all the little extra frilly things - like the facts quiz after you post something…hate that too.
Why try to fix something that isnt broken? This place was great before - simple, clean, well organized. Now its just getting to be too frilly.[/quote]
Yeah, I’m not crazy about it either - but until I figure out how to just put a simple list there, it stays. Oddly enough, it seems to have succeeded with you - 1 out of 6 posts here. That is - it got your attention.
I have a few technical problems with it: the start up delay is too slow plus I’ve never been a fan of tickers, at least the Blog feed doesn’t update often enough to justify it. But as long as it draws more attention (even a little) to the changes that continuously happen to the website (and there have been changes as long as I’ve been around here) then it’s all good
What are the little frills you object too? Recent changes include:
The Move Notification alerts
The Social Bookmarking links
The latest Taiwanted Ads - which was long sought after by Forumosans
The Charity Ad block next to the Sponsor Banners
The Become a Sponsor Link - because we’ve learned the hard way that we need to pay $500 a month for a server fast enough to handle a discussion database this big, and potential sponsors email us telling us they don’t know where to find information
The Blufr Quiz - which proves we can finally make that space more useful - probably for links to a User Survey
I don’t deny a touch of whimsy here and there. Heck, I celebrate it. And I am unconvinced all of this gets in the way in any way at all.
You think it slows down the website? Please expound on this. After all the modifications I have made here over the YEARS, the only proven factor that slows down the website are more people using it at once. We do seem to be getting more looks thanks to our Taiwanease magazine - at least, according to our Google Analytics
But make your case - I’ll be reading it.