The first being when they took the downvote away?
Lets see, buggy notification system, the notifications that do work spam you with useless info, you are forced to pick a mho in order to ask other questions, thus rushing you to pick one even if you didn't recieve a satisfactory answer yet, not to mention after a measly 48hrs, no one else is allowed to comment, thus making you chose a mho, even if you really haven't found a satisfactory answer yet.
Its almost as if it was designed to increase the quantitative helpfulness, aka mhos, as opposed to helping people get a qualitative answer, aka one that actually answers thier question.
- Yes! Second worst update ever!Vote A
- No! This is worse than when they took away the downvote! Worst update ever!Vote B
- Meh... its ok... I guess... sort ofVote C
- I love the update! Being forced to chose an mho among a bunch of trolls, just because, brilliant! Not to mention I love how buggy it is!Vote D
Most Helpful Girl
The closed question thing is an okay idea, but 48 hours is way too short, it should be at least a week.
I absolutely detest the introduction of private opinions though. Horrible idea.
The only thing I'm even remotely fond of is the option to edit notification preferences.2
Most Helpful Guy
The worst update was when they combined the multiple feeds into one.
When I started on GaG, I only looked at My Feed. I never bothered with the site feed or the current activity feed. The site feed had questions I did not care about. The current activity feed was too dynamic.
Here was my normal usage pattern, I would get on GaG and scroll back to where I left off. I would do this even if I had been off of GaG for 3 days. That way I never missed a question. I would skip over most of them but I would reply to those that piqued my interest.
Once the GaG programmers started including all the activity for a question in the feed, this approach became all but impossible. Currently, I have been relying on other users to bring interesting topics to my attention. Now the GaG programmers have made it so when that happens, the question will likely have already been closed. No more time to consider a thoughtful reply. It's vomit out whatever pops into my head immediately or don't reply at all.
It's like the GaG programmers are trying to chase me away to Quora, Yahoo Answers or some other online forum.
I don't get it at all.3
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