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Old 08-09-2011, 02:13 AM
 
Location: Oakland CA
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But you can't use the back button to get out. You have to open the page in a new window, or else you're trapped in there, and have to back out one page at a time. And in this case, each time you get to a new page, you then have to manually scroll down the page to see its relevant contents. And at no point can you ever find a one-screen overview of the "list" that you went there to see. The whole purpose of the "list" function is to present a concise and optically scannable overview, which these editorial bastards steadfastly refuse to present. Mainly because they know their list is a lot of BS in the first place, suitable only for inane forums, with the certainty that somebody will post a link to it in a forum somewhere and draw a lot of gullible suckers to their meaningless website that purports to present usable information..

And worst of all, is that when you get there, is it some lame list that could be made by a couple of potheads on their break, enhanced with some lame clip art, with virtually no cited data to support their conclusions. On a page that is laid out (intentionally) so that the next page button can only be found after your eye travels over all the ads and promotions that are the real purpose of presenting the stupid list in the first place.

And I just typed this whole post in less time than it took me to view the "list" in the first place. Buit probably in more time than the editors spent researching the list.
I rarely read the linked articles for this very reason.... BUT -- I discovered (and I'm the IT person in our home business ) that my back button has a history list of recently visited pages, and by pulling that up I can go back to where ever...
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Old 08-09-2011, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Niceville, FL
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I live in hurricane bait territory in a tree-filled yard, and can say that our chainsaw has paid for itself many times over.
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