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Old 06-10-2010, 07:23 PM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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That lasted as long as New Coke on a relative basis!
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Old 06-10-2010, 07:33 PM
 
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lol
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Old 06-10-2010, 08:15 PM
 
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Is anyone else starting to get a little tired of Google "jazzing up" the google.com home page
WOW, must have been a tough day in your world to have such an irrational response to a graphic.

But I look at it this way, it is Google's website, and if they want to put cutesy little graphics on the site, well that is certainly within their purview to do so.

Don't like it, well that comes under tough, or you could simply choose not to go to their site. If you like, I can tell you how to block Google entirely by editing your hosts file.
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Old 06-10-2010, 08:53 PM
 
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It was supposed to last 24 hours, but it looks like they cut it off short. Must've been from all the complaints. The problem with those images is the site load time is 1-2 seconds longer.
When they were doing those dumb images I just went to https://www.google.com
so in the future just add the "s" to http and you'll have another google search site
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Old 06-10-2010, 10:50 PM
 
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WOW, must have been a tough day in your world to have such an irrational response to a graphic.

But I look at it this way, it is Google's website, and if they want to put cutesy little graphics on the site, well that is certainly within their purview to do so.

Don't like it, well that comes under tough, or you could simply choose not to go to their site. If you like, I can tell you how to block Google entirely by editing your hosts file.
Thanks for the personal attack.

Oh and pls get someone to explain the word "irrational" to you. It doesn't mean "something you disagree with" FYI.
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Old 06-12-2010, 10:43 AM
 
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Thanks for the personal attack.

Oh and pls get someone to explain the word "irrational" to you. It doesn't mean "something you disagree with" FYI.
And yet it is still Google's website, and it is their call as to what they put up, just like I have control over what I put up on my website.

And yes it seems irrational to be so outraged over a graphic.
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Old 06-12-2010, 10:51 AM
 
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I have an igoogle page and it doesn't have all that stuff.
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Old 06-13-2010, 03:00 AM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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And yes it seems irrational to be so outraged over a graphic.
When a popular web site starts making changes to its web site without asking its users or making an obvious way to undo those changes available, then a certain amount of adverse reaction to those changes should be expected, and those reactions are often a perfectly rational reaction to unwanted changes.

Facebook is an excellent example of a popular web-centric company which has caused firestorms on multiple occasions by doing such things to its users.

You would think Google would be aware of such things. Maybe their success in the market is making them lose touch with their roots?

Want to make a change to a web site which changes how it is used or what it might look like? Inform your users about what is coming, roll out a new version as an option, and let your users pick the new option if they wish.

The unilateral imposition of changes on an established user base is ASKING for trouble, in my opinion.

I have a very good idea what some of my customers would tell me if I made such arbitrary changes to the software I support.
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Old 06-13-2010, 10:38 AM
 
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I have a very good idea what some of my customers would tell me if I made such arbitrary changes to the software I support.
Yes, but you left out a very important word in your last statement. What you meant to say is "some of my paying customers....", and they would be justified in doing so.
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Old 06-13-2010, 01:41 PM
 
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I sort of agree with you Asheville Native, however with Google Search there really isn't such a thing as "paying" customer, so there isn't anything to differentiate one type of customer from another, we're all the same. In a sense, we're all "paying" customers for Google, since they make their money off of their ads, and people who do the searches are the ones who click on those ads. Therefore, we're all contributing to Google's revenue.

The fact is in the last year Google has implemented:
1. The fading menu at the top of Google page
2. The left hand menu on the search results
3. Those lame pictures that they took down after 1 day

If I wanted a cutesy search engine that I can customize etc, I'd go back to my Yahoo homepage, or worse yet Bing.

The old saying applies here "If it ain't broke, don't fix it!"
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