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This site is a shambles.

It used to work. The information was easy to find, and page downloads were quick and problem-free.

Now the layout is a joke and the blasted thing keeps stalling. What is the point of that? Is cyclingnews.com now run by management consultants?
 
Jul 7, 2009
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I have used Cycling News for many years and considered it the place to go when looking for things in the biking world. Now it's a complete mess. The live coverage of the TdF which was brilliant before has really reached rock bottom for me. Having the latest news on page 1 and the earlier news on the later pages defies any logical explanation IMO. Please go back to the tried, trusted and very much liked format that we used to have.
 
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What is up with the website??

In complete and utter amazement I see that after thousands of responses to the poor design, functionality, navigation, and readability you have not taken your customer’s advice and changed the site back to its original format. I’m not sure what business model you folks are being guided by, but it is quite flawed - Reminds me of the “new” Coke fiasco many years ago.

As if it wasn’t bad enough before, now I am getting the “white screen of death” every time I try to scroll through an article. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE do something to fix this mess. You all had the best site around. Now I cringe every time I want to look at something. Listen to your customer – they all can’t be wrong!
 
Jun 16, 2009
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Just clicked on "National Marathon Championships" and few clicks later looking (and waiting) for results. I got a poorly formatted chopped up list of results.....then i try to resize the window and my computer locks up and clocks for a minute or two.

Has anyone been FIRED over this fiasco yet.....?
 
Jun 22, 2009
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Results not displaying in full

John Stevenson said:
They are showing here for me, on the page linked from the home page:

http://www.cyclingnews.com/races/20th-giro-donne-2-1/stages/stage-3/results

If you're not seeing them, then my guess is that you need to clear your browser cache or force-refresh to get the most recent version of the CSS.

Beats me how you can see the complete results, tried on multiple machines the last digit of the times is being chopped off! Nothing is cached, especially as the machine has only just been set up and software installed. Even to review posts, the performance is woeful, so you guys have got a problem!
 
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Results glitch - Firefox versus Internet Explorer 8

I perviously posted the following with no result:
gruppo said:
When all the stage result information is up, the headings that are wide, for example - "general classification", spill over onto the first place rider's name and obliterate it or part of it. Using Stage 2 and the same example, the display view is as follows - "General Classification after stage 2cerella (Swi)".

It would be cured if the first place rider were shown on the next line.

I now find there is a difference in the displayed result between Mozilla Firefox and Internet Exploer 8. The above situation occurs using IE 8, but when I use Mozilla the display is perfect, that is - the title appeares as a tab and the first placed rider's name appears on the next line. This is not the case using IE8. Can you please fix this annoying glitch for IE 8 users?
 
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gruppo said:
I perviously posted the following with no result:


I now find there is a difference in the displayed result between Mozilla Firefox and Internet Exploer 8. The above situation occurs using IE 8, but when I use Mozilla the display is perfect, that is - the title appeares as a tab and the first placed rider's name appears on the next line. This is not the case using IE8. Can you please fix this annoying glitch for IE 8 users?

There's several issues in Internet Explorer at the moment - the biggest being you can't see times on stage results when we use the proper race engine for results, as we did for the first few Tour stages. There will be another delpoy on Thursday which should make some progress on these issues.

Cheers
Greg Johnson
 
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Beats me how you can see the complete results, tried on multiple machines the last digit of the times is being chopped off! Nothing is cached, especially as the machine has only just been set up and software installed. Even to review posts, the performance is woeful, so you guys have got a problem!

What browser are yo using?
 
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@Hero I cant see why we cant post in the positive...

@ the rest FFS its like a bunch of juvenile gamers around here... *****ing about things that are most likely enduser issues ;)

I have no problems with the layout or functionality of the site it all loads and displays correctly and I have no problem navigating.

But then I am probably a jerk that will get flamed...
ROFL
 
Jun 22, 2009
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Photo Copyrights at FPCN

Well, I call it FPCN now. It's now really CN anymore now is it?

I heard through the grapevine, can't confirm, that when you sent photos to CN, they become the property of CN more so then before. What I mean by that is that they also have the right to sell those photos for profit. I'm not sure if that's true, but that would seem to explain why you are seeing much fewer photos on CN. Indeed, since the site change, not one single person I know are sending photos to CN anymore, and I know a hell of a lot of people in the business worldwide. Even single one of them tell me they hate the site totally and they won't be sending anymore photos to CN!

In fact I also heard one person who used to send them a heck of a lot of photos from races worldwide are not sending hardly any now, because they also sell photos for profit. That would explain why I don't see a lot of the old big contributors sending only a few photos now, as where in the past they send tons more to CN. I'm betting that they all feel they were sold out as a cycling community. I know a lot of people felt CN was part of cycling community, and that trust was betrayed when they said they were listen to users about the new design, and clearly they didn't.

So what you have now it seems is a site run by FP with a staff who are paid to completely disconnect from the users wishes, and just turn it into a corporate cycling site for profits via those hideous click through and ads. Its very clear CN is gone. This site is not CN, CN is dead (IMO)!

CN is gone guys, and the best thing you can do is bookmark all the best sites worldwide and get your news there. That's what I do because CN no longer offers content I seek. They have no photos to speak of for me personally, their stories and race reports seem to really lack content, details, and are no where near as rich and robust as past years. I believe in the end, its arrogance and unwillingness to listen to users will be its demise, but hey, what did you expect when a corporate raider like FP buys it?

This all could of been avoided if CN was sold to a grass roots community representing the cycling community at large. If you haven't seen the documentary called (The Corporation), go watch it. I sort of figured this might happen in time, but I never expected the site to become such a train wreck for users. RIP CN.
 
I don't know if other people are seeing the problems I am seeing here. While the new website is pretty, it has the worse attribute any website can have and that is being SLOW. My personal reaction to slow websites to not to visit them. No, it is not my computer nor is it my connection to the internet.
 
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maybe i missed something...Where the hell are the road calendars :confused:
I like a lot the new design but for some few features it was really more ergonomic before (especially to reach faster the whole calendar and get the result of the race you want in 3 seconds).
 
I don't know if this has been mentioned yet, but it is rather annoying. The page for each TdF stage's route does not have a proper title that tells you the starting and ending city. Instead you get a useless title, which might be better as a subtitle, like "Triple mountain run promises action."
 
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Hate new website

I am a big fan of Cyclingnews, but I hate the new website. It is awfully slow on a regular computer and ridiculous on a mobile device. Designing a site that does not work well with mobile devices can only be described as a colossal blunder.
 
Jul 15, 2009
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Absolutely dismal website design, choc full of ads, and way-low on performance.

The live commentary also concatenates the "Final Results" ON EACH PAGE, therefore if you're playing catch-up like I was today, 50K from the finish, the results are already posted before you want to know them...

I hope there are some improvements real soon. This website was better in plain usability fashion. I'd like to see a published poll of readers' opinions. Where would I find it....?

gxb
 
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I don't know if anyone else has mentioned this but I just love the way the photos flicker whilst the pages takes an eon to load (even on my investment banks super fast trading network)

I've started looking at letour.fr for my information.
 
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gxbW12 said:
Absolutely dismal website design, choc full of ads, and way-low on performance.

There's no more ads on CN (size or quantity) than there were prior to last month's re-design. Performance is something we're working on improving.

gxbW12 said:
The live commentary also concatenates the "Final Results" ON EACH PAGE, therefore if you're playing catch-up like I was today, 50K from the finish, the results are already posted before you want to know them...

This will be changed so that they only display on the final page as was previously the case.

gxbW12 said:
I hope there are some improvements real soon. This website was better in plain usability fashion. I'd like to see a published poll of readers' opinions. Where would I find it....?

gxb

I know a user set one up in the 'about the website' section of the forum. I'm sure you'll be able to find it without too much trouble.

Cheers
Greg Johnson
 
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Vaughter's thoughts overlay and wipe out the right side of the stage map and profile.:mad:

Agree.

Also there is no overall map of the route. Now I'm no Francophile and do not know the difference between Vatan and Verbier - but I'd like to know whether the route is clockwise or anti-clockwise.

Thanks for that letour.fr link - I will use that from now on.

I've used CN for at least 10 years now. I have registered just to leave the above comments.
 
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