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Why Is Software Search Yielding Only Blogs And No Software

by nero nazi / August 30, 2008 4:20 AM PDT

Do you no longer allow users to search for software.

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That's what I want to know
by BrianZachary / August 30, 2008 8:07 AM PDT

I was just coming here to find out about this exact issue myself. I understand that webmasters have to redesign their sites every so often and they should, but when they start changing features that work to something that doesn't, they are getting carried away.

I don't understand why searching for downloads is yielding blog results. If I want to search for blogs, I would do so, but if I search for downloads, I expect to get a list of downloads as a result.

It may be a bug they have to fix, which I hope is the case. If it was intentional, then they need to change it back. Changes like this are going to get people frustrated and make them want to find alternative download sites as their default. Download.com does have a lot of competition and it isn't that hardor inconvenient for users to switch to one or more of them, such as Softpedia.com, for one example.

I do hope this issue gets resolved soon.

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Softpedia
by nero nazi / August 30, 2008 8:30 AM PDT

Glad it's not just me. If Cnet's intention was to mutilate their website and make things a real pain for users, then they did a great job. Seriously, you guys have ruined this site. Thank goodness for Softpedia. I'm finding more and more new and better software at Softpedia that CNET doesn't even bother looking into. Congrats again CNET for ruining a good thing.

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Interesting...
by John.Wilkinson / August 30, 2008 8:23 AM PDT

It was working correctly a few days ago but seems to be a new bug on the recently-released site. I'm passing the report along for the engineers to look into.

Thanks!
John

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Thanks, John
by BrianZachary / August 30, 2008 8:53 AM PDT
In reply to: Interesting...

Please keep us informed on this.

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Please fix this!!
by juniornyckid / August 31, 2008 1:07 PM PDT
In reply to: Thanks, John

Please try to fix this issue quickly ive been having trouble with this for over a week cnet please fix ASAP!!!

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This should be fixed now. Please let us know if it isn't
by Lee Koo (ADMIN) CNET staff/forum admin / September 1, 2008 4:39 PM PDT
In reply to: Please fix this!!

Thanks for reporting it.

Cheers!
-Lee

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Cool
by BrianZachary / September 1, 2008 5:49 PM PDT

Works like it should again. Thanks for fixing and letting us know.

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