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Goals And The New Profile



I have just gone to look at all my goals (the list, not the one on my normal profile page), and I have gotten a message saying "Future experiences (goals) are only supported on the newer version of the profile".
What the hell!?!?!?!?!
I never use the 'beta profile'. Why am I being forced to now? Is there a reason for this? Are the any other options where I will be forced to use the 'beta' profile?
TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 22-25, M 20 Responses Jun 8, 2011

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I think it's safe to say the profile changing is really funked out.... I go to the "beta" one, but I don't like it as much as the "classic" one. The "classic" was... just easier for me. Neater set out, if one likes.

What? That shouldn't be

I can still switch over... and I don't see my "goals" if I'm in the "beta" one. =/

EPArsineh: if it's any comfort I adopted the beta and after a few days got to really like it. For all the compactness of the old, the new is more open. OK, it's had its bugs:<br />
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* repeating entries<br />
* comments from different stories appearing under the one you commented on<br />
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but I guess they all get seen to. As for goals, it's said elsewhere that it would be useful to simply convert a goal into an experience rather than deleting and rejoining.<br />
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My gripe, if any, is that I can't remove or purge "fans": people "in my circle" that I never have and never would invite. I know I'm the only one who sees these hundreds, but I'd rather not!

I kinda think you are though EPArsineh. Removing options we had previously so that if we want to use them we have to change profile views is really making us. I chose not to use the 'beta' profile because I cannot use it. It is too cluttered, hard to read, and defiantly not user friendly. And by taking this option away I am being forced into using something I really don't (and can't) use. <br />
Why has it been taken away?<br />
Is this happening to any other options we had?

If you choose to switch to the new profile you can always switch back. The option to go back to classic veiw will still be on the top right hand corner of your profile page. <br />
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That said, we aren't forcing people to switch to the new version. There are a lot of great new features, most of which were ideas that came from posts within this group, so you may want to check it out and see for yourself. You can always switch back. It's a work in progress and we're making changes regularly so if you have suggestions for the new profile, send those our way as well.<br />
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For example, on the new profile beta you can sort experiences by past, present, future. Unfortunately, this isn't available in the old version so if you'd like to see goals, you'll need to visit the new profile.

Okay, now I'm freaked out a bit... the Old Man profile and mine didn't have a way to switch back this afternoon. But when I logged in a bit ago, it is there again.....WTH are they doing? Omg, you know I'm old and this is just confusing me!!!! Lol, I need another nap....

I agree there conceptualclarity

I like the current profile better for the most part.

Yea it is

Its stupid isn't it?

I just checked my goals and it says the same thing

A doubt that.... It usually seems like they use a generic answer saying we will look into this and thats about it.

I don't know. Hopefully they will see you story here and answer!

Oh that really sucks!!! Why are they getting rid of it?

Aaw, that sucks! They took my little "switch anytime just click here" down. Crap!!! Now I really am mad ;(

Well I just tried it and I can switch to and fro still. Weird.

Hahaha, oh my, you made me laugh! I'm with you, it isn't fair, I don't want to switch to the new one so I'm not going over to it anymore and get stuck!

What??? Stuff that!!!!

Aah, you found out they are forcing us to use the new profile, too, eh? I noticed that if I switch over to it, I can NO LONGER switch back.... obviously this is their way of making us use the new one and I really hate it. The new and improved is anything but!