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[2010-06-21] A bunch of new changes
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Posted 6/24/10 , edited 6/24/10
im sorry, I really liked the little black bar, too! it was really handy and convenient, and i don't notice the site going any faster without it. it also made it easier to check on my favorite groups, because a moderate in several of them. the black bar told me how long it had been before the last update (such as, 2 hrs, or 3 min.) but the favorites page doesn't tell a thing except for the name of the group and its image. please, make the little bar come back!
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Posted 6/24/10 , edited 6/24/10

Red_rose1 wrote:

I just would appreciate that next time a vital tool is removed it is announced on the front page or pm instead of all of us just thinking something was wrong. I searched for the past 2 days trying to find a solution until I decided to check the help faqs which directed me to the forums. I do miss the toolbar but if we can't have it back I'd love a better alternative than the extra 2 steps I have now to find shows I'm watching. For me now it takes longer, the toolbar never bothered me or slowed down my computer. I understand though that in the end it's not that much more work but for me the toolbar was better.


same for me! my computer had been suffering from viruses recently, so i thought it was my own computer. then i used my friend's laptop yesterday while at her house and found it entirely missing. thats when i went to complain about it in the help forum and found... well, this.
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Posted 6/24/10
:D. Site looks a lot better on the iPad. That bar didn't move with the scrolling and lost the flash featured. Looking good.
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Posted 6/24/10 , edited 6/24/10

shinji wrote:
- Remove black bottom toolbar (replaced with Favorites page, accessible from user dropdown)


I was wondering what happened this this little site status bar. Too bad it was removed. I really liked how I could immediately get to the shows I was currently watching *and* see when the latest episode was posted. This often helped me remember if I was up to date or behind on watching episodes. Is there a possibility that this could be put back on the site as a user-selectable option? Then people who want it can turn it on, and those who don't can turn it off. Thanks for your consideration.

P.S. -- Regarding the Favorites page as a replacement, I agree with the others here that it's not a good replacement. It takes time to reach the page, and it doesn't provide the same information as the toolbar. If you add things like the latest episode and when it was posted for every series in every user's favorites page, then maybe it would be OK. But I'd still prefer that the toolbar come back, and it seems the majority of posters agree with me. I seriously hope you will reconsider your decision to remove it, and at least consider allowing it as a user-selectable option on the site. Thank you.
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Posted 6/24/10

shinji wrote:

- Remove black bottom toolbar (replaced with Favorites page, accessible from user dropdown)


What made the watchlist on the toolbar good was being another way to avoid having to use the user dropdown menu.
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Posted 6/24/10

Ardaen wrote:

Maybe I'm missing something, but the favorites list seems to be lacking almost all of the useful functionality of the toolbar and completely fails as a replacement.

The toolbar was my first stop on this site. My primary use for this website is I pay money to watch shows I like as they are released.

Now instead of it being a simple mouse movement on the main page, I have to navigate through a menu system to get to it. User interface design failure.

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BINGO ... I never even used the Favorites button, I used the watchlist. If there was a watchlist dropdown or click through that would be a replacement of the part of the toolbar that I used.

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Posted 6/24/10
yah im going to agree with people on this one the black bar was very a nice thing but other then that like the update viewing history is back *cheer*
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Posted 6/24/10 , edited 6/24/10
Shinji we would greatly like a response as we are paying customers and the poor lack of communication and changes while further reducing functionality and reasons why people come here in the first place is extremely disappointing. Would some Crunchy Staff please respond as there are a LOT of us wondering what goes on from here.

I don't know about everyone else but if I don't get some official word here soon I am going to email support and issue a complaint about this because this isn't a fansub site. This is a business and a paying site. You don't do something so unprofessional as to make major changes that affect the functionality without giving notice and announcing it not to mention the pitiful excuse for a "replacement". If something is not done and done soon when my membership is scheduled to expire I am not going to have it renew. This is extremely disappointing and even Shinji's initial response sounds really bad saying that HE didn't like it. I for one, would rather have a slightly longer load time and get to what I want than the crap I have now.

I am trying to be patient but as the change was no notice and it has been several days the continued lack of response is VERY upsetting.

I decided to make a poll to see what people think so make sure to vote and tell others! http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-642410/
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Posted 6/25/10

dyehya wrote:

Shinji we would greatly like a response as we are paying customers and the poor lack of communication and changes while further reducing functionality and reasons why people come here in the first place is extremely disappointing. ...


I normally don't go along with complaints about what CR should do, because they are so often unrealistic ... but this complaint has a point.

Note that this is in the "new features" section, but its not a new feature, its a set of features taken away and not even replaced. On communications:
* Don't assume that the people in the site know how different users use different tools ... ask.
* Don't take away useful tools without warning.
* Don't release information and then when it turns out to be inaccurate just stay silent until and unless its been fixed (eg, the previous announcement on twitter that So Ra No Wo To bonus DVD episodes would air on CR at the same time as Japanese home video release).

These are just basic parts of being a professionally run site.
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Posted 6/25/10 , edited 6/25/10
And i was using that black toolbar at the bottom of the page too.... i think that is a convenient way in navigating through the various places in CR (like, my fav groups). I know that there is a "Favorites" page, but it takes a longer time to access and hence less convenient than the black toolbar.

Is it possible for us to choose whether or not we want the toolbar from our "Settings"?

I also notice that the fonts are smaller in size? Not that i'm complaining, am just saying that i notice this change.


And i also realized that the shortcut to "My Pages" have disappeared? Though the rest (like "My Buddies" , "My Groups") are still there. (This shortcut i am talking about is from the user drop down menu).


Lastly, i would greatly appreciate it if you post this thread under "Site News". Just to let us members know. Thanks.
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Posted 6/25/10
Maybe a user defined drop-down tab at the top would work. Convenient and it shouldn't cause any slow downs because it isn't an application.
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Posted 6/25/10
TOOLBAR!!!
Posted 6/25/10 , edited 6/26/10
R.I.P. Toolbar, You will be missed.....
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Posted 6/26/10

gilmour wrote:

Oh, it's gone for everyone? I thought my computer just fucked up, as per always.

Yeah, I'd like it back, it's kind of lonely without it. ):


This is part of the reason I am soooo upset about this. Everyone thought that something messed up as it was there one second and gone the next....unless you found those posts I linked in my previous post you would have no way of knowing that it was removed or what was going on. Everyone make sure to vote in the poll that I made. Problem is people that don't check the forums are still scratching their heads wondering what is up with the bar missing.
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Posted 6/26/10
it is removed!i thought my computer did something 2 it!
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