halperez wrote:Then stop reading them. Nobody is making you follow the discussion. Skip the long posts. Read only the short ones. Or don't read any of them. Either way your personal feelings don't (and shouldn't) play a part in what someone else decides to post.
Clearly you missed the gist of my post.
I've been checking in on this thread for a while, ye of the W00t~azon siggy. I do feel that I have a right to comment on this thread just as much as a anyone else, and the "betrayal" emotion is really hyperbole on "You had me / You lost me".
If they're that emotionally invested, there are plenty of unique, different ways to explore that while still providing usable feedback. Whether I love the new change or just happen to be rolling with it for the time being, the srsly srs posts that personify Woot (as a girl, as a bro, as an estranged wife or roommate), really are awkard to read and make me sorry that I can't find anything in their post that I feel is constructive at all.
If it's constructive and I agree with it, I bump it forward silently through the beta feedback button. You might not see immediate results, or you might not think of it as an aggregate tool that gathers data for review (and that will help developers look for things to help users on the woot upgrade, even if you continue to live exclusively in this thread). Or maybe you do think of it that way and use it that way.
Don't be mad, bro.
shrdlu wrote:Consider staying over on the light and fluffy stuff, then. Really.
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Silly shrdlu. I was referring to the "Dear John" style of letter. The personification is what's getting old, not the topical situations. It actually was light and fluffy the first couple of times (if you're considering this the "Omens, Monsters, and Goblins! i'm so dark and angry" thread), and there was one that was actually lol-worthy. Although I do feel the "betrayal" is a personal emotion, I don't get much out of the posts anymore.
If someone has a point, I boost it silently by putting it in beta feedback with a "+1"/"Me too" of my own. I don't have to agree with every post to want to read the thread. I also reserve the right of the internet to be just as obnoxious as the person as I'm responding to. :D You did it quite well, just above.
You're not the only one interested in "site improvement". Unless, of course, you think it's beyond that possibility, which I've heard a lot in here too.
And the wootbot postings are tied to the blog which- get this- I will post on if I enjoy. And YMMV, I'm allowed to my opinion, too. You don't have to like it, or even agree with it, or even read it correctly. Which, I can see, you didn't. (AND THAT'S OKAY.)
Take a chill, bro.
It'z n0t th@t srs.
Get back to discussing why you dislike the site so I can get back to lurking and looking for things I agree with again. Good grief.