So it seems the squeaky wheel gets the grease at girlsaskguys.com. They made the decision to open questions in new tabs which is very convenient. But a few people whined about the changes (because change is scary) and threatened to leave (oh no!!) and GAG caved in.
Don't listen to the small minority that made the loudest noise, the majority was fine with the changes! Change it back to your original idea of questions in new tabs!
Or should I get irrational like others on here - change it back or I may have to leave... nah, I can never leave, I like the site too much.
Geez you'd think I insulted your mothers or stuck up for Donald Sterling with these reactions!
The majority was actually NOT "fine" with the changes. Only a very small minority of users were okay with all the extra tabs. Look at all of the questions that were asked after the extra tabs feature was implemented, almost no one on liked them.
GirlsAskGuys would not have removed that feature if only a few people disliked it...
It's not fair for you to categorize people's genuine frustrations as whining simply because you don't see eye to eye with them about it. The tabs were annoying and it was so unnecessary. Having at least 10 tabs open after being here for maybe 25 min would slow down my computer and I couldn't type answers out as fast because of all the info overload. A majority of the people here thought the tabs were unnecessary and ridiculous. On my iPhone, the more internet browsers you have open, the more battery life decreases. So if I logged into GAG via phone, I would start at 80% and be down to 50% within 15 minutes. That's just plain ridiculous...and for what purpose? I'm grateful that GAG changed it because it was a huge pain in the a**.
I don't know what majority you're talking about, most people couldn't stand the excessive tabs and thought it was redundant. Btw, you're being hypocritical because your whole post is you whining yourself.
I can see how it was convenient for those who don't use GaG that much. But as a person who browses through pages and pages of GaG within minutes, having to close 20+ tabs after like 10 minutes of browsing gets pretty damn frustrating. They wouldn't have changed it if the majority were fine with it. It was a useless feature anyway, considering that you can open up a tab just as easily on your own.
Here's the thing. If you want a new tab, it's easy for you to open questions in a new one. When tabbing was the default, there was no way not to have tabs. So you can still use the site the way you like. but for those who hated tabs there was no way to use the site the way they liked. No tabs is the better option for the majority
Very convenient? Pleeeeeeeease. If you want new tabs, you can either hold Ctrl when you click on an answer, or use the middle button. On the phone, the only difference now that it doesn't open a new tab for each question is that you need to press the back button twice instead of once, AND it's more memory efficient. Oh the woes!