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Did the site change make you join forum?

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Future not interested?

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Problem is Future bought CN to fit in with the rest of its massive pool of magazines and associated websites.

Now CN has just drowned!


I am not sure Future is interested. I looked at Bike Radar...it is the same, so why would they mess up cyclingnews. Look forward to the website to merge...but not me. I know the problems they are having, having to sing the party line, and the fact that the staff that are responding to the forums are fully committed (well want to keep their jobs) to the new website. I feel our little protest will soon be forgotten and new users will be attracted, but the old cyclingnews readers will be somewhere else, which is a shame. I do think that the staff are off hand and quick to dismiss the forum, but this is a big thing, I removed cyclingnews from my front page right away, and do not like being called 'not really loyal'. It is because I am loyal I don't want to wait, and don't want to see my friend of 10 years so badly treated. I joined the forum just to say what I feel, but I can not look at the website, it is just wrong. I do hope the advertisers get to hear about the problems and hold back funding and adds, but I think this will just lead to a merge, why have two website the same? For me cyclingnews is dead, and nothing but a return to the old format would do it for me, I don't think I am alone, but I think all the corporate decisions have been made, these people are not about to 'u' turn on a years work, even if many of us could have done this in an afternoon. I will continue to look at the forums, but my interest will go away soon.
 
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I also joined the forum to complain. Has there been any response from cyclingnews yet? I used to spend hours browsing results, stage profiles etc. What now?
 
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This site is such crap now I couldn't stand it anymore and had to create a fake email account to ref my forum reg to just to vent about THIS CRAP! It was perfect before. Now it takes long, is jumpy, gets frozen, has awkward, wasted, blank spacing. Just totally horrible. I won't use it. The old page was my homepage and I checked it 10 times a day. I don't even want to see this $#!T.
 
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Yes, only to express my anger about the new website.
From the best cycling website to the worst in just one day, quite an achievement!
 
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A great pox!!

TreeFiddy said:
This site is such crap now I couldn't stand it anymore and had to create a fake email account to ref my forum reg to just to vent about THIS CRAP! It was perfect before. Now it takes long, is jumpy, gets frozen, has awkward, wasted, blank spacing. Just totally horrible. I won't use it. The old page was my homepage and I checked it 10 times a day. I don't even want to see this $#!T.

The above post says it all. I waited a few days to see if it was me but no. The pages are very slow to load, navigating around is a pox, this site now would make a great "text book example of WHAT not to do with a web site”. I just couldn’t believe that you stuff up a great site. :mad:
 
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What a debarcle! I too joined just to have my say. Cyclingnews has been my home page on both my home and work computers for at least 7 years. Not anymore! Appalling to navigate, slow to load, SPOILERS!!!!. I quite enjoyed reading the live race reports before looking at the results. Good luck salvaging the site as this is rubbish. The bunch rides have been full of complaints since the new site arrived.

My first and last post.
 
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The new site is very very poor

Forums generally aren't my thing. I only joined this forum to complain about the new website. It is pants. So far I have found all the new features horrible. the navigation is poor. The old site gave me everything I required in seconds. The new results page is rubbish. I can't even look at stage profiles now. This information is vial when looking at a stage race.
If I was cyclingnews I would bow my head in shame!!
 
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New site is horrible

I have never been one to join forums. However, I feel so strongly about the new site that I actually did this time. It is very hard to find the information I want, seems very cluttered and haphazard, and the worst part is that the winning result is used as the link for a race. You can't be surprised by reading the live report, because you have already seen who won.

Very, very, disappointing. Please bring back the old version (or have that as an option).
 
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Site Art

Now the text that is to send us off to a linked site is almost unreadable. Too bad. And yes its also a shame that much has been stolen from other web sites such as BikeRadar. But I have hope that the CyclingNews will again have the strength to become mechanicaly a great site, art be damned.
 
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Bring it back

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I only signed up for a forum account so that I could comment on the new site
Its far far fra worse than the old site please bring it BACK
 
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A very sad day indeed ...

I like many of you have been visiting the CN site 10+ times a day for longer than I can honestly remember ... maybe 10 years now. I can deal with almost all of the new crap (I really was 95% happy with the old site, but I understand change happens and I was prepared to deal) ... BUT, and it's a VERY BIG BUT ... the race results on the front page ... they have to go ... or 95% of your readership will go to I fear ... and when I get done informing ALL of the advertisers that I can get in touch with to complain ... and I hope all of you dissatisfied readers do the same ... they will hopefully support the readers and things will change or the site will go away ... and that would be a sad day indeed.

The fact that they are "very much here to stay" seems VERY arrogant in this economy when surely advertisers aren't quite so eager to **** off customers. Maybe I'm with the minority, but not only am I very troubled by the fact that the spoilers have spoiled CN.com ... the attitude of the managing editor troubles me even more. Why I oughta!

I will be contacting the publisher ... the advertisers ... and if our voices aren't heard I'll simply find another web site to visit 10 times a day and CN.com will have to become a fond memory.

Seriously, if any editorial staff even bother to read this ... please consider that you can remain a "news" source (I too wonder what you were prior) by having your readers hit one more freakin' link and save the rest of us from having the experience of watching (reading) a race unfold.
 
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I thought,maybe I just havent gave it a chance,or,I,ll figure it out.Maybe it is just me....Maybe it will grow on me. But,it really helps to see all these posts.At least you guys help me to feel like I'm having the right perception here. I am so angry for whoever is in charge. I am a business owner,a tilesetter,and I try to give my clients what they want. I am incensed and exasparated to believe that they would think that the majority would like this inferior product. ARE THEY BLIND!!! I"M going to stop here, I"M just getting more upset.
 
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It used to be so easy to scan race results. The whole thing was there, and you could easily pick out a team or a name or nationality.It was also easy to go right to the next stage and catch right up Now it takes extra long to load,and you have to click to see all the results.Its hard to scan the results. Hard to navigate stage to stage.I dont even want to look at it.:(
 
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chopes said:
the old site was easy to read and navigate,
this new site is garbage and i'll be looking
for a new one.

I registered on this forum to complain about the new site. It is an abject disgrace.

The front page gives a spoiler to the race results.
I cannot view the live feed. I cannot even find it.
I cannot read the race results on a single page. Where with one click I could see every statistic on the stage and overall, now I need to click about ten times to see less information than I could before.
It is slow and impossible to navigate.


It was not broke. Why f%^7k it up so royally?
Anyone know a good alternative cycling news website?


edit - oh - and it is purple.

Purple.
 
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Very disappointed

First we lose the Mailbag and are forced to forums.

And now this. :mad:

Currently looking for anoither site to get my Cycling info fix from...

And what exactly is wrong with a simple clean site - It has worked for Google?
 
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I'm not against change, and I accept I may have to learn new things. This new design just doesn't work for me. I see no difference between this and Bike Radar, even the same 'exclusive' articles such as the interview with Victoria Pendleton. I guess they need two magazines for advertising revenues.
 
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I also joined the forum to complain

It is interesting to hear that the "spoilers" are here to stay and that the reason is because all the other websites do it. My primary reason for using Cyclingnews.com was that it had a better live report of the major races than any other site and because I could always directly click on the live report and follow the race as it unfolded even after the race was over without knowing in advance who won. The reason I came to Cyclingnews.com was because this was the only site where this was possible...it was unique to your site. Now you've made your site no different from anyone else's. Competitive advantage comes from having unique properties that appeal to your market. Did you folks not understand that you were the market leader because of the unique aspects of your site? Abandon those unique aspects and you'll find yourself losing your market.