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26 Feb 2015 10:51

cyclingnews.com used to be easy to read but now i open it up and it's all over the place. i think this website is a mess now and doesn't have the edge over other cycling sites it once used to.
rant over
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26 Feb 2015 18:08

Yikes! It's gone like the mobile version.
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26 Feb 2015 21:46

'Improved' for those who want pretty pictures,
'degraded' for us who want quick navigation and access to real 'content'.

Maybe they'll add flames to the 'spinning pig on ice'!

Jay Kosta
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26 Feb 2015 21:51

JayKosta wrote:'Improved' for those who want pretty pictures,
'degraded' for us who want quick navigation and access to real 'content'.

Maybe they'll add flames to the 'spinning pig on ice'!

Jay Kosta
Endwell NY USA


....yup!...ok I like "pretty pictures" as much as the next guy but this site is now silly on steroids! ( much worse than the last update, which was awful )....maybe this should be taken to the clinic where the existing high levels of resident vitriol will deal with this matter in a more straight forward and appropriate manner...it'll be a nice warm-up for the upcoming clinic TdF meltdown...

..."add flames to the 'spinning pig on ice'!"....indeed....!!!!!....


Cheers
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27 Feb 2015 02:54

happytramp wrote:Yikes! It's gone like the mobile version.


mobile version is pants, and the app's gone to pot too.
I thought I'd replace the app, but I can't find the app in the apple app store either - only has the TdF tracker app..
New one on the way?


*and should this be in the About the Site sub-forum?
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27 Feb 2015 11:39

faster wrote:cyclingnews.com used to be easy to read but now i open it up and it's all over the place. i think this website is a mess now and doesn't have the edge over other cycling sites it once used to.
rant over


Agreed 100%.
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27 Feb 2015 12:29

indeed, juck.
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27 Feb 2015 13:25

What made me laugh was the recent Opinion regarding E3 sexism in cycling.

Appalling article & journalism which didn't really have any place on a cycling website. Didn't really see the point it was trying to make other than a soap box rant.

The irony of it was that elsewhere on the site you can find topics such as "who has the best podium girls" and countless other such content including ads which are pretty sexist.

The beginning of the end for CN?
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27 Feb 2015 16:40

I agree with the above comments; it takes me longer to find what I'm looking for now on my desktop PC.
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27 Feb 2015 16:52

yep, I hope they change it back. The other format was easy, quick....
David Walsh:
We're 3 years into the Froome story. At the 3 year point into my investigation into Armstrong I had 6 people in his team who told me he doped.
I haven't had one person who has given me anything to go on... I certainly believe his claims.
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27 Feb 2015 22:02

Guess 'Dougreport.com' is going to get more business?.
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28 Feb 2015 01:38

What happened to the steam engine?
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28 Feb 2015 03:04

B_Ugli wrote:What made me laugh was the recent Opinion regarding E3 sexism in cycling.

Appalling article & journalism which didn't really have any place on a cycling website. Didn't really see the point it was trying to make other than a soap box rant.

The irony of it was that elsewhere on the site you can find topics such as "who has the best podium girls" and countless other such content including ads which are pretty sexist.

The beginning of the end for CN?


Female admin. It explains these pandering articles that come up now and then.
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02 Mar 2015 10:59

Boeing wrote:What happened to the steam engine?


Can't say, still use horsedrawn carriages...
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02 Mar 2015 11:37

It may have something to do with this recent acquisition:
"In May 2014 Immediate announced its acquisition of Future plc's Sport and Craft titles in a ?24 million deal, acquiring 130 staff.[6]"

Previous Future plc owned Cyclingnews :
"In 1995 Australian Bill Mitchell, a keen cyclist and professor of economics at the University of Newcastle, created the website titled "Bill?s Cycling Racing Results and News" after finding there was a need for fast-breaking news and race results in English-speaking countries.[1][2] In 1999 Sydney-based publishing company Knapp Communications purchased the website from Mitchell,[3] and in July 2007 they sold it to British publisher Future plc for ?2.2m.[4][5][6]"

Source:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyclingnews.com
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Immediate_Media_Company
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Future_plc
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02 Mar 2015 11:45

Cyclingnews.com has indeed moved to Immediate Media, though the new layout was actually designed and built while the brand was still with Future. The team here at Immediate have been responsible for making it live due to the timing of the acquisition, but the changes themselves are not a result of the new publisher.
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02 Mar 2015 19:15

B_Ugli wrote:What made me laugh was the recent Opinion regarding E3 sexism in cycling.

Appalling article & journalism which didn't really have any place on a cycling website. Didn't really see the point it was trying to make other than a soap box rant.

The irony of it was that elsewhere on the site you can find topics such as "who has the best podium girls" and countless other such content including ads which are pretty sexist.

The beginning of the end for CN?


what made me laugh most about that article was this quote

"As influential household partners, they control the majority of consumer spending."

Good to see the writer of the piece still going by the age old stereotypical and sexist view that men go out to work while women do the shopping.
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03 Mar 2015 10:29

change it back!
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what's next

03 Mar 2015 17:23

Roude Leiw wrote:Can't say, still use horsedrawn carriages...


next...................everyone will be cycling around

new layout..........looks better but as others have stated harder to navigate
quickly to the content

sure that in time none of us will remember the old

Mark L
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03 Mar 2015 23:19

B_Ugli wrote:What made me laugh was the recent Opinion regarding E3 sexism in cycling.

Appalling article & journalism which didn't really have any place on a cycling website. Didn't really see the point it was trying to make other than a soap box rant.

The irony of it was that elsewhere on the site you can find topics such as "who has the best podium girls" and countless other such content including ads which are pretty sexist.

The beginning of the end for CN?


Yes interesting that the writer didn't have any problem with the Dubai Qatar or Oman races, held in countries where Women's rights are not exactly strong..
money talks..
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