anime - amatsuki - smile - summer

yet another post on your flist...

...on the new profile:
  • We will adapt.
  • It's the profile page, not the end of the world.
  • Still, 18+ pages of compaints aren't going to make it go away.
  • Both old and new versions had/have drawbacks. That's life lj for you.
  • At least the profile page is not a WIP of doom and its finally up.
  • Love it or hate it, life moves on.

Generally, I'm much happier with LJ admin/news/heads this year than in the past year or two. At least they're getting things done >_> Am sad the new userpic slots aren't available yet.

Personally I find the new profile more functional (stats, people vs comm filters, '(hidden)' etc.). Gives me an excuse to revamp the bio XD I just like it when sites do revamps (e.g. DeviantART)

ETA: grrliz has an AWESOME post about the new profile that's worth reading.

Son of ETA: If anyone wants a quick glimpse of what the initial beta looked like in July, here and here. You can tell it's definitely changed with time.

Grandchild of ETA: Dug up grrliz's userinfo revamp idea of 2006

What I think they should have done, if they really wanted to at least attempt to find a majority to please, is put forth some better way to poll their consumers. The only people who are going to comment on these posts where they go about things backwards/seemingly ignore the dissenters are: a} the ones who are insanely unhappy with the changes and spam accordingly, b} the ones who think "lol the complainers need to stfu b/c change is good and since I like it obviously that's what really matters" and c} the people who are actually trying to give good concrit that gets lost in the sea of a} and b}, and you know what? I wouldn't believe that they were actually reading all those comments, because I won't even read all those comments for the lulz. And I love the lulz.