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Do you think the Askville website will ever be as great as it once was?

Asked by Squeeky (149points) October 22nd, 2010

A couple of months ago they revamped the whole web site,and now it just sucks ,they keep losing long time member and seem not to care,do you think the designers will wake up and fix it or not??

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YoBob's avatar

As an Askville refugee, it is my opinion that the site has become basically useless and will remain so until the designers pull their heads out of wherever they have them stored and start allowing posters to discuss individual comments again.

weeveeship's avatar

No, Fluther #1!

tedibear's avatar

Squeeky, you’ve heard my opinion on this, but I’ll say it again: NO. It’s not going back to the way it was because they were not interested in letting the users build a community. They are an arm of Amazon and they need to produce revenue. They can’t do that if they’re letting people use server space and employee resources to have great discussions.

That said, I don’t like it either. It’s not built for discussion which is what I liked about Askville. However, Fluther is great and allows for good discussions on a variety of topics.

BratLady's avatar

I don’t think it will ever be agood as it was months ago but we can still hope~

keobooks's avatar

Except to answer email of some folk I befriended there and for whatever reason they won’t convert to Fluther, I don’t go there anymore. It may look like I don’t post HERE anymore either but that isn’t the case. I’ve just been super busy with the newborn.

Can’t follow any discussions and the voting unhelpful option are big turnoffs for me.

Deanne9's avatar

Hello! I hear you and your complaints of Askville. I was there for many months. Askville can be a very helpful Site, but, sooner or later a Member can become personal and lose their temper. Arguments did occur. There can always be a Bully and there are always Members who love to follow a good verbal fight. Sad.

I just checked on Askville and was surprised at the changes. In some ways it does seem to be back to the original Askville by the choice of subjects showing up again, but, as with anything in life, it takes time to renegotiate the other changes.

So, raise our glasses to Fluther, let’s be merry, helpful, funny, and, most of all just love each other as fellow Human Beings.



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