New Format for Reader/WordPress Website

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  • #1118427

    I know it is hard to please everyone, but this new Reader is relly not my cup of tea. I love improvement, but this is not it. The way it was before was great in my opinon, so why change?

    #1118443

    treadlemusic
    Member

    BRING BACK THE PREVIOUS FORMAT!!!!! WHAT IS THIS ALL ABOUT???!!!! CHANGE TO IMPROVE SOMETHING IS GOOD……THIS CHANGE IS MERE INSANITY OF A FORMAT THAT IS ANYTHING BUT USER FRIENDLY….I REPEAT……..BRING BACK THE OLD FORMAT…..NOW!!!!!!!!

    #1118447

    Gadzooks!

    Left-hand side of the keyboard, three keys up…

    #1118449

    Just checked WordPress for OS, guess what the photography topic has no photos! Bring back the former format. Please!

    #1118450

    Folks, it’s FREE

    You get what you get.

    #1118451

    Not here a year yet, and WP goes and makes it all confusing, again.

    Please, WordPress, give us some options, rather than just rearranging our work as you see fit.

    Alessandro Ciapanna

    #1118453

    timethief
    Member

    @rakmilphotography

    Let us hope that there are a sufficient number of people who suggest that we need options, otherwise few will be happy.

    I believe there are between 38 – 58 million and there’s no way that the number of bloggers posting here on the support forums in response to any site wide chnage can every be relied upon when it comes to changing the tide, so to speak.

    The position Staff take is millions are happy and only a few ever post to the support forum in response to any site wide changes. So if you are holding onto the notion that any number of blogger posting here can chnage the tide I think you ought to let it go, rather than being disappointed by the outcome.

    #1118455

    auxclass
    Member

    Resistance is Futile

    #1118456

    timethief
    Member

    @notawoodpecker

    Folks, it’s FREE
    You get what you get.

    You do, of course, have a right to your opinion but the value and cred it has is not there for me. Here’s my polite response to it:

    Easily said by a newbie who has made such an minimal investment into their blog and has spent so much time on the forums.

    #1118457

    Some of us paid for our presence here. If a significant percentage of those who pay complain would it make a difference. Lets see. For what made wordpress impressive is wounded if not dead.

    #1118459

    timethief
    Member

    @rakmilphotography
    We pay for specific upgrades and WordPress.com provides the upgrades we contract for – nothing more and nothing less.

    Purchasing upgrades as I have done for my blogs does not give me any special status. Though some bloggers posting here, primarily Americans I may add do presume otherwise almost every day here on the forums – it just ain’t so.

    #1118465

    ameliespp
    Member

    So agree. I have asked if I could pay for certain upgrades but no response from the staff. It’s not a good business model.

    The WP staff could make simple announcements on their news blog. Something like hey folks, just FYI we are making some changes. One sentence. I find that’s all people ask for and they’re happy and it would only take the staff a few seconds to post it.

    #1118476

    Sorry I disagree. Nobody gives away something for free. WordPress gets its revenue from those of us who pay for “upgrades”. They have made a significant change that impacts visual artists who wish to engage in a social network. I look forward to hearing from WordPress. Based on that I will decide what to do. Frankly speaking in the year I have been with WordPress it has been great. I could not have asked for anything better. I would like to stay.

    #1118480

    timethief
    Member

    In reference to free hosted blogs and not to VIP blogs, WordPress.com derives the lion’s share of their income from advertising on blogs. I am thinking there are perhaps millions of unused blogs or at the very least hundreds of thousands of them.

    #1118485

    Lets see what WordPress.com says or does. Lets see if we are stuck with one photo, none or an option. If wordpress chooses words over graphics that is their choice.

    #1118489

    treadlemusic
    Member

    “Free” vs “Upgraded” /fee……no matter. Why was the format changed? I just posted using the “new” format. A royal pain. Inserting the photos was way too much work and they didn’t format/insert where they were supposed to be. My days here may have an end in sight, sadly………

    #1118496

    Is anyone else experiencing repeated glitches with this new format as well? It seems like every time I go to a different page, or go back to my reader, things are different: the new blue toolbar is there but the old one isn’t, or they’re BOTH there; sometimes friends’ posts have user icons with them, sometimes they don’t; some posts have a small blurb of the text while others have nothing but the title.

    #1118508

    I haven’t complained about any of the other changes that have occurred since I started with WP 2 years ago. I’ve never commented in a forum either. That’s why this comment is significant. THE READER CHANGE IS TERRIBLE!

    #1118509

    timethief
    Member

    @onlyfragments
    I believe, though I could be wrong, that the indications are that Staff are working on the Reader, hence, the changes you are reporting are happening as it’s a work in progress.

    #1118516

    This is good news. Thank you for this information.

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