Sorry, wrong forum. Locking this one.
Well it seems that the search engine giant Google has created quite a stir among many of its users. The new version includes a reconfiguration of their (user) homepage which moves the tab (which was previously at the top) to the left side of the page. This may not sound like much ado, but add in:
1.) scrunched items
2.) reduced font
3.) that it was done w/o user consideration or consent
4.) that it was done in such a way as not to allow for individual choice
5.) that Google apparently does not care, or plan to do anything to change it in spite of user input
and you have the makings of quite an interesting potpourri of hacked off users. Here are some comments posted by other users:
Old Format Anonymous - Oct 17, 2008
"I'M SERIOUSLY CONSIDERING A DIFFERENT HOME PAGE IF YOU DO NOT RESTORE THE FORMER LAYOUT. THIS CHANGE WAS A SERIOUS BLUNDER AND I CAN'T SAY WHAT I REALLY WANT TO AS THIS IS A FAMILY PAGE.THE LEFT TAB REDUCES THE FONT SIZE TO MUCH TO BE SEEN DECENTLY."
How do I get rid of this new igoogle? - Oct 17, 2008
"I do not like the new iGoogle, please give us the old version back!"
Change not good - Oct 17, 2008
"Please change back to the way it was. The new iGoogle is terrible. I should at least have the option of changing, not just have it sprung on me in the middle of something. I WANT MY OLD IGOOGLE BACK!!!!! "
***** Comment from Google... Anonymous - Oct 17, 2008 *****
"Canvas view of gadgets (and its accompanying left-side navigation) is an important new iGoogle feature, so the old look is being retired." -Paul iGoogle Guide http://groups.google.com/group/Google_Web_Search_Help-Personalizing/browse_thread/thread/2cf5e44b4622720e/65ed7669cbf02b5a
Old format Anonymous - Oct 17, 2008
"Please bring back the old format, or at lease remove the tab on the left!!!I spent an hour trying to get the far left tab out. I can't stand it!!! get it off my page...NOW!!! "
Oct 17, 2008
"Please change the igoogle back to the way it was!!! I hate the new layout. What idiot thought it would be cool to put the tabs on the side of the page?! I really hate it. Please fix it , NOW!!!! "
How much longer? - Oct 17, 2008
"How much longer before you back off this latest version? If not soon, I am moving to something else. Unbelievable customer service....."
Another candidate for management 101 ! - Oct 17, 2008
"Unbelievable. Somebody has way too much time on their hands to screw something up as totally as they did."
Your opinion please?