I Wish You Guys Would Fix Things Instead Of Breaking Them
I posted on June 28th, in this group, that the tokens weren't being updated properly. EPArsineh replied that it would be looked into. Here we are at August 11th, and I just had the same exact problem again--I received a notice that I had received two tokens but the number of tokens displayed on my screen have not increased.
Apparently, instead of fixing a reported bug, your developers are too busy trying to create new experience GUIs that are ridiculously non-user friendly, and memory hogs, to boot. I use Firefox and have seen my computer's memory usage soar into the stratosphere when opening more than one experience at a time. When I close the tabs, the memory usage drops a bit, but does not come down to a reasonable level until I close and reopen my browser. This is called a memory leak--please plug it. (And don't try to pull the "well, we're compatible with Internet Explorer" response, because there are, in fact, two other VERY widely used browsers and many people wouldn't touch that piece of garbage with a ten-foot pole while wearing a haz-mat suit.)
I have to say, I was a lot more impressed with the 'old' new experience and user pages than I am with the current ones.
The current experience pages have--for some reason I can't fathom--removed the following features that used to be available:
Forward/back navigation so that you can go from one story to the next without having to go back to the main group first.
Who 'liked' my story, so that I know who my fans are
Appropriate memory management of the resources (as mentioned above)
The user pages have the following problems or missing features:
Missing the board-to-board option on the Whiteboard. How can I see a conversation in context--barring a lot of rigamarole--without it?
Can't see my comments on stories unless I've just commented on one: That's the only time I can find a link that allows me to see them (using the previous story GUI design, which had it's problems, but at least I could see the information).
Can't see another user's comments on stories at all: Seeing someone's comments is as important as being able to see their stories, with respect to making a determination on the person's compatibility with you as a friend.
Story lists in a (non-re-sizable) scrollable pane that is too long to fit on my screen: Who on earth decided that THAT was a good idea? That just makes it harder to manipulate what you're seeing because you have to use two scrollbars to bring something into view instead of one. Please, either go back to paging the information or just make one long list that I can view by using my browser's scrollbar.
Whiteboard comments AND gestures AND gifts showing up on my whiteboard: Why? What purpose is served by having the three separate functions merged into one display?
Filtering problems: I've gone to view a user's page and selected the list of 'mutual' groups that we share, only to find groups listed that I know I don't belong to, evidenced by the Join Group button right next to them.
No notification of new fans: They show up in the list when I check it, but there is no flag letting me know I *should* check it.
And this editor window (whatever you call it--the one with the bold, underline, smiley options) isn't re-sizeable.
You know, every time I consider becoming an EP supporter, you guys go and do something to make me reconsider. I'm a software engineer by profession and it's a pretty standard practice to make a developer actually test their software updates to make sure they work--and are satisfactory to the end users--before forcing them on the general public. You know--like you did with the previous major upgrade? Letting people upgrade to the beta version while still being able to use the old version for a while? I suggest you embrace this policy as gospel before making any more "upgrades".