Conclusion: Yup! It's still shit.
Tip: When you release something; make sure it fixes old issues and doesn't create new problems.
Lets take an example: lets call the hypothetical widget, 'Activity'.
Lets make it show everything you've ever done here. Ever.
Why? Not a broke-dicked-dog clue! But of course, simply because they can...
Hey, we can even tell folk, we just did something, "Hey folks. I just did something..."
But honestly. I don't give a flying fuck when you last went for a poo.
Not. Really. That. Interested. MothaFuckas.
That's the purpose of the "Watch" function, the "Comment" function, and the "Journal" function. I like them. Alot. It allows me to see art that I am interested in + comment + delete other peoples journals without bothering to read a word they've written.
Imagine how selling the 'Activity module' concept went down at the office meeting:
"I know guys. I've got a really great idea. Let's only allow users to choose between 'On' or 'Off'. It'll be brilliant!" That's right. No control over content. What-so-fucking-ever. Genius!
Here are my scores from 0-5 re. the 'Activity' module where 0 results in the admins and persons responsible being taken out into the back of the car park and being dispatched via a shovel to the back of the head and 5 equals a pat on the back and maybe a piece of cake. If there's any left.
Functionality preferences: Zero.
Based on my own limited research, I should therefore undertake the following with immediate effect.
Action Required: select, 'Off'.
Question: Who thinks up, then implements, this shit on the unsuspecting masses without first asking the 'users' what it is they actually want. You know. The ability to conduct 'useful' research to better improve the product so that it may be more 'useful' and 'accessible' to the masses?
Lets take an example: lets call them hypothetically, "Galleries".
Previously, I could get back to my 'Gallery' through the 'deviantart' drop down menu on the top left. Didn't particularly like this either *see P.S. below*. But...
Now. I. Can't.
- Doesn't appear to exist on my Profile link on the top left either.
Question: Other than typing the actual gallery address in the web address, or returning to my home page, how the broke-dicked-dog-holy-fuck am I supposed to get back to this function?
Answer: Now I have to select my Profile. Wait for it to load. Select 'Gallery' tab. Wait for it to load. Oh. We are there.
Conclusion: Why do it in one step, when you can *now* do it in two? It's evolution. Man.
P.S. I hated this shitty drop down menu as well! I mean, come on, why split these functions from your Profile drop down? - totally counter intuitive! Give me one drop down menu that enables me to access all my shit ('Profile', 'Gallery', 'Prints', 'Favourites', 'Journal') at the same time. Come on. There are only five functions! Put all the other dA related shite on another drop down. How fucking hard can it be?
Question: How come morons, mongs and retards get to rule the fucking planet with their backwards, illogical, messed-up, plain wrong-headed, macrobiotic-clover-loving, fucked-up shit?
Action Required: select, 'Boot'. Proceed to kick web developers, beta-testers and 'Management' in the ass.
Length of time specified: For. A. Very. Long. Time.
Requested Action by others: sign the petition to make dA change it back! ocguardians.deviantart.com/ kindly supplied by tman300