Website Request...

Discussion in 'Site Problems & Feedback' started by hotlips69, Sep 22, 2002.

  1. hotlips69

    hotlips69 Guest

    I'm a fairly new viewer of your website, but love the sheer content with no popups etc..

    My request is to have an option to go to your site on a daily/weekly basis and be able to view ALL news/hardware/software/security/gaming story headlines on one continuous screen, exactly like you used to do on XP-erience.org a few weeks ago before NTFS came along!

    Now, I've got to manually click on news, hardware, security etc to actually get to these sections to read all the headlines!!

    A few friends of mine also think the same and back me up on this request.


    If you don't want to do this, I'd be very interested in your reasons as I believe that it will lose you readers (including me).
     
  2. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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    We are using a new portal, that's the reason for the change. As to whether it will go back to the previous way, I'll let EP answer that.

    FYI: I do like the new portal and the different sections for news :)
     
  3. hotlips69

    hotlips69 Guest

    I'm only asking for an optional link to take me to a page that has everything on it, not necessarily change the entire "portal"
     
  4. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    hotlips69 have you tried using klipfolio ?
    It allows you to see all the news categories.
     
  5. hotlips69

    hotlips69 Guest

    Nope, I've never heard of it.

    How does this work exactly and where do I get it from?
     
  6. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Basically its an application that runs on your desktop, you'll need to get the seperate xp-erience klip for it too, but once it's all installed you can stream news from this site ...

    you can download the app from here
    and the official klip can be downloaded ]here (after klipfolio has been installed)
     
  7. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    on the subject .. i find it quite annoying that the sections are all divided up too. I use klip to get news from the site most of the time (god damn! its such a wicked app :p ) but i'd like to see all news on the front page, or have an all news link as well as the sub catergory ones.
     
  8. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Having that number of news categories allows us to have more news on the frontpage, we only display eith 15-20 news articles in each category at a time, if 300 people were pulling 6 x 15 artcles a minute the database would just die.

    If you put your mouseover any of the headlines, on the headline box you can read teh full headline and see if there are any comments///

    Otherwise there is Klipfolio or Trillian RSS feed; )
     
  9. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Fine Fine, i'll stick to my klip feed
    /me strokes klipfolio
     
  10. hotlips69

    hotlips69 Guest

    Thank you for your answer and I do appreciate what you are saying.

    Klipfolio is not really what I want, as I prefer to just visit a website once a day and read everything that has been posted that day hence my request.

    If 300+ people were to use this "all-in-one" link, doesn't that say that people want it?

    I doubt that you'd get that many people using this link every hour, let along every minute!
     
  11. Iceman

    Iceman Moderator

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    you would be surprised, it was done for this reason.

    :cool:
     
  12. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Yes we don't want the site crashing. Not just yet anyway. :eek:
     
  13. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    i used to aswell, but now i use klipfolio i can just let it run, and click the headlines that are of interest to me, so it saves time.
     
  14. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    There are between 180-360 people on at any second of the day... and it will get busier.. we are thinking about the look of the site but we have other pressingmatters atm :)
     
  15. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    reduce bandwidth now: use .txt files for everything!

    /me drinks his nice warm mug of STFU and sits back down