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Do you surf Chowhound less now..

slacker Feb 9, 2007 10:53 AM

..that it is so slow?? I used to hop around to different boards to find topics that interest me, but now I pretty much stay on one board and just get a little bored.

  1. pescatarian Feb 9, 2007 10:54 AM

    I have no problem hoping around very quickly (and back on and off to do work). I think it depends on your computer.

    1. MMRuth Feb 9, 2007 10:57 AM

      I also have had no problems with speed - in fact, it seems faster to me since the changes.

      1. The Dairy Queen Feb 9, 2007 11:03 AM

        I agree--it seems much faster to me, especially on the threads that have lots of replies.


        1. OCAnn Feb 9, 2007 11:04 AM

          I surf less now that:
          - I have to click on the Boards triangle to get to the "Hot Posts." Yeah, so it's two extra steps;
          - I can't leave certain profile questions blank; and
          - I can't sort the search by date.

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          1. re: OCAnn
            pescatarian Feb 9, 2007 11:07 AM

            Why do you have to click on the triangle to get to "Hot Posts"? When I login or click on Boards, I go right to them.

            1. re: pescatarian
              OCAnn Feb 9, 2007 12:33 PM

              Clicking on "Boards" doesn't tell which posts I've read or not read.

            2. re: OCAnn
              MMRuth Feb 9, 2007 11:08 AM

              Why do you have to click twice to get to "Hot Posts"? If you just click on the word "Boards", you're there.

              And - I just figured out a trick to leaving a profile question blank - in word, type in a couple of spaces, copy, and then replace the text you don't want by pasting this.

              Hope this helps!

              1. re: MMRuth
                OCAnn Feb 9, 2007 12:34 PM

                Clicking on "Boards" takes me to "Latest Posts" not "My Unread Posts (aka Hot Posts)". Two different things.

                1. re: OCAnn
                  MMRuth Feb 9, 2007 12:39 PM

                  I see - sorry - I missed your point.

                  1. re: MMRuth
                    OCAnn Feb 9, 2007 12:45 PM

                    Please don't be sorry! I appreciate all the help you've given in the past. =) Unfortunately, the word copy/paste trick didn't work for me. I'll keep playing w/it though. Thank you!

                    1. re: OCAnn
                      The Dairy Queen Feb 9, 2007 01:14 PM

                      What about using elipses, though?

                      Just typing in ... in place of the text that's there now.


                      1. re: The Dairy Queen
                        OCAnn Feb 9, 2007 03:46 PM

                        Yes, thank you! I've decided to go that route for one of the Qs, but using a single period instead of 3. =)

                        BTW, love your avatar...looks like an archway if you close one eye and squint the other.

              2. re: OCAnn
                The Dairy Queen Feb 9, 2007 11:10 AM

                I saw someone else just type elipses


                in the sections of her profile she wanted to delete. It's not the same as deleting, I know, but gets you very close.


                1. re: OCAnn
                  Chris VR Feb 9, 2007 12:14 PM

                  I keep a bookmark to Hot Posts so I don't have to bother with that silly triangle.

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                  slacker Feb 9, 2007 11:07 AM

                  The connection I'm using is pretty fast (T1); when I click on the Boards arrow to show all the boards, it takes forever to come up-- "forever" being relative to how fast it was before, and how fast other, non-Chowhound, surfing is.

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                  1. re: slacker
                    pescatarian Feb 9, 2007 11:08 AM

                    I don't know what kind of connection I have (work network, etc.), but it's pretty much instantaneous when I tocuh the arrow to take me to the Boards.

                    1. re: pescatarian
                      slacker Feb 9, 2007 11:34 AM

                      I just timed it, it took about 2.5 seconds from the time I click the down arrow to when the boards list pops up. That is forever by today's standards.

                      1. re: slacker
                        jfood Feb 9, 2007 11:37 AM

                        Likewise timed it and it was a blink, and would gues much less than 0.25 seconds.

                        I think its your line not the site.

                        1. re: jfood
                          slacker Feb 9, 2007 11:42 AM

                          Like I said, I have a t1 line. May be something else.

                          1. re: slacker
                            jfood Feb 9, 2007 11:54 AM

                            try clearing your cache

                            1. re: jfood
                              slacker Feb 9, 2007 01:53 PM

                              hmm, I'll give that a try.

                              Another change I don't like is you can't expand just one post, you gotta expand all.

                              1. re: slacker
                                slacker Feb 9, 2007 02:45 PM

                                oi, I just figured out how to expand one posting. never paid much attention to that little up arrow.

                        2. re: slacker
                          pescatarian Feb 9, 2007 11:53 AM

                          I just did it and it was too fast for me to calculate how many seconds. I click and I'm on the list of Boards.

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                      swsidejim Feb 9, 2007 11:11 AM

                      My connection in the office is fast, and I have high speed access at home, both computers are new(purchased within the last 6 months). I actually use Chowhound more every day .

                      I like the new format.

                      I just wish their was an "ignore" feature like there is on other sites I post on. I know I get tired of seeing the same recs for Chicago restaurants over and over from certain posters.

                      1. jfood Feb 9, 2007 11:32 AM

                        - I find the threads load faster since the change
                        - I do wish the search feature could perform reverse chronology listings
                        - Wish I could see the names of the posters versus the avatars (i find it somewhat useless at this point)
                        - I think we have experienced a new group of posters who are not used to a moderated site and the mods are doing a pretty good job weeding out.
                        - I think we have a new group of posters that are giving a new perspective on a few items and I think they are younger than the pre-CHOW days (both good and bad)

                        Overall I like the site with the aforementioned changes I wish could get fixed.

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                          RBCal Feb 9, 2007 12:01 PM

                          I surf less. I used to always read all the new posts each day. However, since the redesign the latest posts feature is only a single page going back about an hour (rather than a day).

                          Pretty foolish to "fix" something that wasn't broken.

                          1. Katie Nell Feb 9, 2007 12:23 PM

                            I surf less now, though I'm not really sure why. It seems that there are less posts on Home Cooking, and less posts from favorite posters, but I could be dreamin' that one up. There are still things about the site that I don't care for, but hopefully they will get fixed *sometime*.

                            1. efdee Feb 9, 2007 01:27 PM

                              I do surf CH less now. Not b/c it's slow (haven't noticed that) but b/c there are too many postings. I don't have the time or the interest to read through 20-30 postings on one subject (including this one).

                              1. BostonZest Feb 9, 2007 04:37 PM

                                I surf less because I used to subscribe to rss fees on a number of boards but had to unsubscribe because the new system send a feed for every post instead of one for each topic. Now I forget to go to the boards I used to watch.

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