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by MacIvor / October 5, 2009 4:06 AM PDT

CNET MacFixit Daily Bulletins - New!
by MacIvor - 10/5/09 11:04 AM
I'm a little puzzled. Under the 'previous regime' the MacFixit Daily Trouble shooting items were always fresh each day... I can't say I ever remember the same item being used on two successive days. But today I received a bulletin that contained FOUR items that were in the previous day's bulletin. I had already noticed that one or two items kept being reproduced from day to day. But 4 out of 5!? Are you really that short of new information, that this degree of repetition is acceptable?

Again, under the previous regime there were lots of items that clearly arose from Macophiles' individual queries... but most of the items now seem to consist of "news" and dubious prognostications about the future of Macdom. I much preferred the notion of flagging up a lot of possible problem solutions... practical MacHelp. Is it really that difficult to find a decent number of problem items that could be useful for lots of people, and that meant that I wasn't getting repetitions in my mail box every day? And solutions noted seem to be the work of one guy in particular...

It can't even be pleaded that a person might have missed an item on the previous day, as the nature of email means that everyone on the mail list has received these items as I did! Do we really all want an increase of duplicated emails... I get enough duplicates of Viagra and ***** enlargement adverts already!!

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You're right, I just took a look at the newsletters and
by Lee Koo (ADMIN) CNET staff/forum admin / October 5, 2009 4:50 AM PDT

a few items are being repeated. I think this might be automation error, but I will let the appropriate people know about this.

Thanks for notifying us of this.


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MacFixIt Newsletters...
by Aaron.Smith / October 5, 2009 4:55 AM PDT

Thanks for the feedback on the newsletters!

We try and keep the content as fresh as possible, but over the weekend things tend to slow down because we don't make the editors work on Saturday and Sunday. We think they deserve some time to work on their own home computer problems too. Wink

We're looking in to ways to improve the newsletter content, and will investigate ways of reducing the duplicates.

We appreciate your comments and hope you'll continue to visit the site!

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No MacFixIt in Mac OSX daily newsletter
by gregbk / February 14, 2010 4:08 AM PST

For the last week or so there has been no MacFixIt in the Mac OSX Daily newsletter. Where it used to be is now just an ad.

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MacFixit Daily VERY repetitive
by alto2 / February 22, 2011 1:29 AM PST

I know this is an old thread, but I can't figure out where else to report this. I just signed up for this newsletter a month or so ago, and I have to say that I'm very disappointed. So much of it is repeated over and over again for DAYS, if not a whole week, that I don't see why it's a daily newsletter. Even the titles are the same, which makes me wonder if I just keep getting the same one for a week or so (Today's subject has been the same one I've seen the last three days!).

I don't want to miss out on something useful, which is the only reason I'm still subscribed. If I could get it weekly, I would. Is there a reason for this bizarre approach to a daily newsletter?

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