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Aug 6, 2009 07:40 PM

What was Newsday thinking (LI restaurants)?

Good lord, what was Newsday thinking when they OK'd the changes to, not to mention where the restaurant info and Feed Me blog reside?

Not that their site was a 10 before (IMHO maybe a 7 or 8) but at least before it was readable. The dark background with white print must surely have been the product of some "designer" who doesn't actually spend any time on the Internets.

Am I the only one who deplores the new changes?

The blog was the most appealing part of the old site, but now it's hard to read and they seem to have ditched the reader comments. Yuck.

Erica, if you still hand around here on Chowhound, I'd love to hear your comments, On the other hand, I would definitely understand if you declined to comment...

- Chris

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  1. I completely agree...I can't even look at it anymore. What were they thinking? And they plan to charge for this content down the line? Good luck.

    1. Exactly what I thought. The scrolling function is obnoxious too. But I don't even want to log on with the dark background, it hurts my eyes.

      1. Agreed. Nothing like change for the sake of change. Also have the previous reviews all been edited down?

        1. What do you expect from the Dolans?
          They took a lousy, slow loading website and made it worse.

          1. Add me to the list of haters, the web site is just terrible now, this isn't an issue of not being use to it. I feel bad because I know a number of Newsday staff post here. Feed me blog use to be part of my rotation of sites, I doubt I'll be checking much anymore.

            what makes it even crazier is Newsday is planning to charge for site access!