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Subject: Not a question, gushing praise for PBS
Date Posted: 10/30/2008 9:37 PM ET
Member Since: 12/7/2005
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I promised, vowed I would never do this. I said I wasn't going to be one of those converts who would get used to the "new" design of the site and love it eventually. (How long has it been since the Founders radically changed the look of the site?) Well, I think it's time for me to ring in and say that, yes I do love the PBS website layout and functioning now. There is a recent reason for the reminder to give thanks. I'm taking an online course in Web design ie. HTML. Now I'm learning what it means to write code. Now I can officially appreciate the work that goes into creating a website.

I remember being childish and emotional when the site design changed. I might have even said things that were painful to hear. I wanted to take the sting away then too as I recall, but I let my words stand as the brutal honesty I felt at that moment. Brutal honesty did serve a purpose. Haven't we had a stay of execution on the new wishlist design, because of the backlash? (I was brutally against that change, too.)

Right now I want to say that I hardly remember the old design and I'm working with the site the way it is now as one of my favorite "go-to" sites when I want to pass the time on the net. My devotion to this site has never waivered.

I still remember all the work that you do Richard and (others.) I will never stop appreciating the gift that is PBS. Thank you so much!


Date Posted: 10/30/2008 9:42 PM ET
Member Since: 2/5/2007
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Ahhhhhhhh good to see this E.F. - always good to know that people DO better when they LEARN better.  Way to go gal!   Ohhhhh I'm assuming you are a gal!! LOL

Date Posted: 10/30/2008 11:34 PM ET
Member Since: 12/9/2007
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I think that in some ways we all resist change - it's one of my worst faults.  Change isn't always good, but we have to go with the flow and try to accept that which we cannot change with some grace.  I'm hoping that any and all changes will be good for me and the site because I love this site.  It's where I spend most of my internet time (I'm sure none of you know that - right!!!).  So I've loved the last few changes a lot - onceI got over the tag thing.  I use the notes system now because it doesn't compete with any tags.  And it's easy to do when switching books back and forth to/from the WL/RL.  The new similarity thing is a head scratcher - but I sort of like it.  The number by the ratings of each book makes me very happy. And the new Home Page is addicting to me.  It makes the site a lot more social and inviting (as well as adding to my WL)!  And I love reading the new profiles.  I wish everyone would put something about themselves in a profile.  Mine is probably too much information and I may change it up...but I can't quite figure out some things about it.  I'll keep working on it.  So I want to join E.F. in thanking and praising the behind the scenes hard-workers.  If making people happy is the goal - you met it with me!


Date Posted: 10/31/2008 9:14 AM ET
Member Since: 5/10/2007
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I wish everyone realized what went into designing a site....it can be very hard work especially when you have an intense site like this!  I can design sites but nothing to this magnitude!

it just keeps getting better and better!

Date Posted: 10/31/2008 1:50 PM ET
Member Since: 6/21/2007
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Date Posted: 10/31/2008 5:07 PM ET
Member Since: 4/16/2008
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I love PBS!  You could be addicted to much much worse things on the internet!  :)