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Jul 25, 2014 10:05 AM

Some kind of beta version of the site keeps appearing and disappearing


I read a thread, click back on the topic, and I'm in some kind of beta test mode. Then when I click on a thread I get the "page not available" screen.

  1. I haven't gotten the "page not available", but I have gotten the beta test.

    For the record, I really, really intensely dislike those little icons and vote that they need to go.

    4 Replies
    1. re: sunshine842

      Agree that the new icons are weird and distracting. And the "recommend" button has been replaced by a heart -- not even "like" -- ugh!

      1. re: masha

        and the heart is a frigging pixelhunt.

        1. re: masha

          Last time I saw a heart like that, it was atop an "i" in a stripper's signature.

        2. re: sunshine842

          I absolutely agree with you and vote to have the stupid little icons (heart included) removed. Immediately if not sooner.

        3. We're aware of glitches on the site right now, and are working on it. Thanks for the report.

          1. Toto!! Toto!! I don't think we are in Kansas anymore Toto!!!!

            1 Reply
            1. re: jrvedivici

              *there's no place like home....there's no place like home*

              Home might be black and white, but there's no dumb little icons....

            2. Things should be holding steady now. Check out the introduction to the new formats here: and join the conversation about them here if you have more feedback: