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I know one thing that I like about the new format...

Scagnetti Jul 25, 2006 04:39 PM

Is it my imagination or have the number of posts from the Holy Trinity of boring topics (tipping, TJ, etiquette) gone down with the new format?

  1. free sample addict aka Tracy L Aug 9, 2006 02:20 AM

    Yeah, but the threads revolving around "what's your favorite ____?" has increased and has spawned a deluge of replies. It's like substituting a headache for a stomach ache. At any rate, I advoided the holy trinity discussions as much as I could as I now avoid the "favorite" posts.

    1. Bob Martinez Jul 25, 2006 04:56 PM

      That's because the people who like to post about that stuff aren't smart enough to use the new software.

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      1. re: Bob Martinez
        Ruth Lafler Jul 25, 2006 06:08 PM

        Considering the new software is easier to use (at least, according to those people who claimed the old software was too clunky and difficult to navigate), I doubt that's the explanation.

        I think that it's because in the new format all the topics have the same amount of space, so if there is a "boring" topic it doesn't make as much of a visual impact as pulling up a board and seeing a whole page of nothing but posts on one topic. In other words, it's not so much that those topics are gone as that it's easier to ignore/overlook topics like that.

        1. re: Ruth Lafler
          TexasToast Aug 8, 2006 11:44 AM

          No, it's still here; it's just that the site is organized so that you can't SEE it unless you go looking for it!

          TT

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