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preemptive apology to everyone i fucked up the cc/bcc function for
>20k posts mate. Weed 'em and reap.
imagine getting worked up over something that i use every day constantly being changed to something that doesn't work after 8 years of using it perfectly fine.
working for today
Who are they to dictate the way you use their free service?
why shouldn't i complain just because it's free, eh? that doesn't work as an argument.
That's my annoyance at the change. Keep up pal.
Officer? Officer? Can I get a fucking HyperbolePolice officer in here stat?
He's rolled out the "imagine" routine.
imagine not being into it??
Starting to really hate it. Stop fucking hiding everything! I can scroll to see the bits I want!
you won't though and neither will anyone else who finds it annoying
and I will.
You can get all your emails into your home PC by linking via the IMAP link that Gmail provices.
Oh wait, sorry.
Yeah, Ryman's have writing paper, I think.
And also, if it's free, you know you can't complain ;)
are you really justified in having a little cry over a change in a service provided to you for free?
Just because it's free doesn't mean I don't have a right to be annoyed about it. Explain to me why that would be the case?
But here's the point: It's barely fucking different. You're actually saying up there that the new system doesn't work.
If that's the case I have fuck all idea how I've been sending any emails all these months.
- Can't resize attached images
- Can't see the email I am replying to
- Copy and Pasting address doesn't work the way it used to
- Formatting options are now hidden
- (this ones for Wza) You can't use Chat if you have the New Compose set to "full screen"
- "Full screen" compose isn't full screen.
- Scrolling scrolls the compose window only, and not the window outside the screen. You used to be able to scroll the rest of the window during a reply by having the pointer outside the compose box - this no longer happens.
- When you reply, the "from" address you are sending it from and the singature are hidden. As some who uses aliases, this is a shit show. I now no longer know from which email address I am replying from.
I'm sure you'll live.
What did I do to annoy you? Do you fancy Google or something?
our love is pure
icouldwinarabbit to deal with
Had you down as as a lot less snotty than this :-/
that's the spirit.
I forget you don't need to email your mates when everyone you hang out with is on DiS.
My irony meter keeps going off though, and I just can't work out why!
To the scrotum.
when mockery of absent parties becomes a peace offering mid-thread :D
until at least tomorrow passive aggression has become passive apathy once more. The world is restored.
Let it go.
Click REPLY to an email and you reply INLINE. Have you even LOOKED at this new system?
they're providing you with the current best-available email (let alone webmail) product for absolutely free. They've made a minor change to the UI. Your response is to call them "cunts". Arguably, this is a disproportionate response.
This is a thread that adds to the previous thread's comments about the Gmail compose. If WZA was here I'd be being backed up to the hilt. :D
and basically a smaller version of one that came up with the cancellation of Reader.
Obvs in a sense it's understandable why yr annoyed and I sympathise, but this is a free service from a company known for making sudden changes to its products. The problem is that almost anything you could pay for would be less good. We've gotten pretty reliant on this type of product, and we're left in a bind because of it.
I mean, Google Maps has changed for the worse, but I have started using Bing instead. GMaps doesn't even work on my PC at home anymore.
It's stopped crashing all the time, at least, but streetview navigation seems to have got more tricky.
it's not the wizza.
A lot of people on Metafilter think it originated on a thread there, but I'd heard it before that.
It's been rattling around in the comments section of The Register for aeons (not that I expect that to be the actual origin).
Was widely quoted in a lot of other places. But it's not the origin of the quote (as discussed on Metafilter here: http://metatalk.metafilter.com/21030/Were-all-still-products-being-sold-But-now-were-pigs). Maybe the MeFi comment was the first one using that exact wording...
are you also... infinite_jest on...
You're a Mefite?
From your profile pic. But I've got a shit memory for faces, so I can't tell...
But I just... got used to it?
so the new experience is actually better. you just have to adjust to it.
If you have to adjust then it's not better, it's different.
If it was better it would be something people would only remark on positively. Like when they let you paste images directly into the emails.
It's like Mac OSX. It's different to Windows. People (who like the OS) like to use bad logic. They say, "because I find this way of doing things easier, it IS easier," but there's no real evidence of that.
To my mind this is similar. You have an application in use by such a huge demographic and you have a change to it. If Google did a massive survey and got an overwhelming response of "Please put the email in a little window. It would really help us," that's fine.
But more likely they decided it was a better idea and implemented and then tested to see what people thought. This will easily lead to a biased sense of its worth.
(personally i like to believe they did it just to piss sheeldz off)
the chat moves to the left. i'm not bothered by it.
i really dont.
Now I love it. Means my phone only goes off when I get emails from friends now. I check the other tabs once or twice a day and drag the ones I want to be notified to into the primary tab. After a small amount of time, it just became better.
As a marketer, I'm a little concerned about new additions to email lists losing our emails in those tabs but in reality, there will be less to go through at a time so they are likely to see it.
The old way worked fine, now it files emails from mailing lists at random in primary and promotions. Sure I waste time reconfiguring it to get it back the way it was originally, but why? Didn't want the change, don't want to spend time adjusting to it.
because i'm not a dick.
have overplayed your hand.
This is best you could do?
Though as sheeldz notes, it's Outlook these days even though my address is @hotmail.com.
"I'm not a dick"
and deciding who to invite in to interview, anyone CV that includes a Hotmail address goes straight into the bin.
Also I think you'll find that a company of that size will have beta tested it properly to see if it is better for the user. So when you get over the shock, you'll like it more...that or you can go to Outlook.com.
They're becoming so shady:
I'm actually gonna get an iPhone5 next as I don't want to move back to Android so they can trace me that way.
Try to search using this: https://duckduckgo.com/
I also use Chrome which is a shame as it's so good but so stalky.
That shining beacon of a corporation, renowned for protecting its customers' privacy.
but none of them are as good :D
but creates some poxy thing or something (fuck knows mate) which means google can't identify you or collect your data. So it's essentially "cleansing" the google search but sticking a barrier between you and them.
It's called something like Froogle (isn't the name). But I've forgotten and can't find it now.
I READ A THING IN THE PAPER ABOUT GOOGLE
years before Edward Snowden or anything else.
People were calling me crazy - Then along comes new of PRISM and lo! I was exactly right all along.
Don't trust any of these cunts. Everything is being monitored. Even this board, IP addressed, matching up profiles, conecting dots.
Skynet is coming, the only thing is, we're willingly giving it our information. We're not being monitored, we're monitoring ourselves!
stopped clock tells the right time twice a day
in the compose window, click the down arrow, click 'default to full screen' and you will from now on get the 'full' (not quite full) screen centered on your screen and formatting options unhidden, while your inbox continues to shout at you in the background.
perfect level of bickering, snarkiness and self-righteousness
(actually am enjoying this thread, no sarcasm)
AND NOW THIS
All the replies reeled me in, glad I read it now.
this board can generate hilarious / vicious rows from the most ludicrously mundane subjects
For fuck's sake.
Nice to log into DiS once in a while and see everything is as it should be
Not sure about the new location of the send button, I'll be honest.
Since when has it been there?