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New Beckett play!

carswell Oct 28, 2009 06:30 PM

"Waiting for www.chowhound.chow.com"

You know, Chowhound team, the more so-called features you add, the more your site slows down. Maybe that should tell you something?

Waiting for a thread listing to load, for a reply or edit window to open up, for a post to be be accepted, for a "there's a slight problem" error message to appear, for your browser to tell you the connection's been interrupted -- it may only be a minute or two each time, but over the course of a day, it adds up. And that's not mentioning the time spent writing the posts that never post, that disappear into the ether. When you consider that it's happening to thousands of users, not to mention untold lurkers, we're talking about quite the drag on productivity, eh?

I'm sure I'm not the only user who could care less about Places Mentioned links and pint-sized Google maps and star ratings and all the other brand new bells and whistles, who would drop them in an instant in hopes it would make the site less arthritic.

And what's with replacing the "useful" listing of the avatars of posters in the thread with useless eye candy like the Photo Gallery? (And, btw, can it be a gallery if there's only one photo?) The "useful" is in quotes because, given the high percentage of Blue Man Stupe icons, the avatar listing is actually far less useful than the former listing of posters' handles.

Am really wondering whether your primary mission has changed from providing a forum for the intelligent discussion of finding good chow to outyelping Yelp and outzagating Zagat.

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  1. alkapal RE: carswell Oct 28, 2009 07:37 PM

    funny one, carswell.

    i'm watching the same play.

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    1. re: alkapal
      carswell RE: alkapal Oct 29, 2009 10:36 AM

      How much longer before we start looking for a new theatre?

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        SnackHappy RE: carswell Oct 29, 2009 10:55 AM

        I, for one, have been ready to jump ship for a while now. Unfortunately there's nowhere to jump. Sorry for switching metaphors on you.

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          alkapal RE: carswell Oct 30, 2009 04:43 AM

          the one located in chowtopia, perhaps?

        2. re: alkapal
          Gio RE: alkapal Oct 30, 2009 04:46 AM

          I have a front row seat....

        3. maria lorraine RE: carswell Oct 29, 2009 01:36 AM

          Nothing happens, twice.

          All gone. Ever tried. Ever failed. Try again. Fail again. Fail better. Fail bigger.

          This can’t go on. It goes on. It can’t go on. It goes on.

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          1. re: maria lorraine
            carswell RE: maria lorraine Oct 29, 2009 10:35 AM

            Why, Ms. Lorraine, I do believe you're channelling. ;)

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            bigfellow RE: carswell Oct 29, 2009 03:28 AM

            I agree. Well put!

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