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pedrospeeps said:
... I will miss you...see you at http://www.cyclingfever.com?

Hey, Pedro! I will miss you, too! Hopefully you'll come back and visit and rant and rave some more! :) You gotta admire such fierce devotion! Come back once in while!

Anyways, I wish CN would look carefully at http://www.roadcycling.co.nz/ and http://www.cyclingfever.com. I'm really taking a liking to http://www.roadcycling.co.nz/. I just wish I was a Kiwi so I could enjoy their articles on their own national riders more! :)

But http://www.cyclingfever.com is it for stage details! Nice, warm friendly feel!

By the way, this post was wicked!:

boalio said:
This is a really bad review of cyclingnews from one of its big advertisers.

http://www.competitivecyclist.com/r...ew-and-improved-cyclingnews-and-more.295.html
 
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"Stage 8, Beautiful scenery with Phil & Paul" video at http://www.cyclingfans.com

I just went to http://www.cyclingfans.com and they had a link to an SBS video called "Stage 8, Beautiful scenery with Phil & Paul (02:59)". It was pretty nice. I felt like somebody should do a documentary on this sort of stuff - a tribute to the Tour's sights and to the commentary of Phil and Paul. Beautiful!

Stage 8, Beautiful scenery with Phil & Paul (02:59)
http://player.sbs.com.au/tdf#/tdf_0...e-8-scenery-Andorre-la-Vieille-Saint-Gironsn/
 
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I miss the old CN

(Sigh) I miss the old CN. After more than a year and a half of having dumped VeloNews I started visiting them again after the changes at CN. Sure, they have flashy ads, too, but (sigh!) they have a clearer simpler reading space and I don't have to scroll down five or six times to finsish reading a news item. There's one column for text, one for ads. That simple. Like the old Cyclingnews used to be. (Sigh!) Aw, they even have a Mailbox section. like CN used to have! And! No purple dominance! : )

Let me say it. For the record, I miss the old site. A lot! The simple design and the Stage Tables, most of all.

http://tour-de-france.velonews.com/article/95074/contador-says-he-won-t-follow-armstrong-if-attacks

http://tour-de-france.velonews.com/...lonewscom-readers-weigh-in-on-the-tour-so-far

http://autobus.cyclingnews.com/news.php?id=news/2009/jun09/jun15news
 
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Jun 15, 2009
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CN Inadequacies

this won't solve your news problem, but i go to the official race sites - mostly via wikipedia - for stage information, including stage maps and profiles.
 
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krebs303 said:
I found this but none are as good as CN used to be. They all kind of look the same. Generic would be a good term. The King is dead with no heir apparant.

http://www.roadbikeaction.com/

I rather like this one. I've bookmarked it and will see how it and I get along over some time. Might at least be better than the current CN. Sad how this has gone. :(

Thanks lots for the link!

ML
 
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Ninety5rpm said:
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There was nothing 1990s or clunky about how the old website worked FOR THE USER.

What was 1990s and clunky about the old website was how information was stored.

That's a big difference, and until you guys understand AND APPRECIATE the difference, we don't have a chance to get back to what made cyclingnews.com so great -- simple, fast, clean -- before this change.

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Well put! This is exactly my opinion and response.

I appreciate the official (I guess) response from Laura and I know how hard a complete redesign can be. I've done it myself but never on this scale or even close. Still, I think 95rpm states it very well. Change the framework and the content management - the "innards" if you will - but go back to the clean, easy to use look we had. Then, if you must, gradually start changing - like one or two elements at a time - and get some response from the viewers as you go. :eek: I think part of the wholesale negativity is how completely it all changed.

My tuppence and please donate the change to charity.

ML
 
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Still Crap After All These Months

Well its been a very, very, very long time since I logged onto CN and SURPRISE! it is still sh!te. I came on to find out who has won the last few editions of the Omloop. No dice - "404." So I thought. 'OK, maybe its a one off... I'll try the KBK page' ....Result? "404."

Nice CN.

I do not believe I have ever seen or even heard of an organization ignore SO much, so stupidly, the requests and preferences of its constituency. The only other group that comes close to the level of obstinacy was the late Bush Administration.

Future Publishing: This sight ba-lows. It is in no different from the other 6 million advertising-vehicles-cum-cycling-news pages on the net today. This used to be an ENCYCLOPEDIC resource for cyclo-PHILES.

Now it is a big steamy piece of fluffy advertising crap disguised ats a pretty purple steamy piece of crappy cycling articles. (I really feel for the one or two real journalists still stuck with you.)

Before July of last year I used to come on to CN and spend at least 1-2 hours a DAY on this sight... I promise you that the only times I will come on in the Future (haha. get it?) is to see if you have changed the sight back.... and I have a feeling that those visits will only last a couple seconds.

....er, wait I take that back.... I will certainly visit, often, the "ALTERNATIVES TO CYCLING NEWS" forum page.

:confused: :mad: :(
 
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toppermost said:
Well its been a very, very, very long time since I logged onto CN and SURPRISE! it is still sh!te. I came on to find out who has won the last few editions of the Omloop. No dice - "404." So I thought. 'OK, maybe its a one off... I'll try the KBK page' ....Result? "404."

Nice CN.

I do not believe I have ever seen or even heard of an organization ignore SO much, so stupidly, the requests and preferences of its constituency. The only other group that comes close to the level of obstinacy was the late Bush Administration.

Future Publishing: This sight ba-lows. It is in no different from the other 6 million advertising-vehicles-cum-cycling-news pages on the net today. This used to be an ENCYCLOPEDIC resource for cyclo-PHILES.

Now it is a big steamy piece of fluffy advertising crap disguised ats a pretty purple steamy piece of crappy cycling articles. (I really feel for the one or two real journalists still stuck with you.)

Before July of last year I used to come on to CN and spend at least 1-2 hours a DAY on this sight... I promise you that the only times I will come on in the Future (haha. get it?) is to see if you have changed the sight back.... and I have a feeling that those visits will only last a couple seconds.

....er, wait I take that back.... I will certainly visit, often, the "ALTERNATIVES TO CYCLING NEWS" forum page.

:confused: :mad: :(



Wow ...... it sounds like someone woke up on the wrong side of the rock :eek: