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Posts Tagged ‘Forums’

Waste and Sadness

In General on July 7, 2010 at 11:09 am

The recent change in the way the Autodesk discussion groups are accessed is a complete and total waste.  I said I would give it a fair shake, and I have.  As someone I respect said, “A wasted day in your life is more than a crime.”  Well, I’ve wasted enough of my time.  I’ve taken a look at a forum system I use occasionally, and the difference in usability is staggering.  It would waste even more time to go through a point-by-point comparison, but I feel I can safely say that:

This is to this

as

This is to this.

If you like your critiques to be a bit more detailed, head on over to blog nauseam, where Steve Johnson lays it out decently.

As a final point, major kudos to the Lithium marketing team – you’re doing it right.

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Shark Jumping

In General on June 11, 2010 at 11:38 am

Here is my general Autodesk rant of the day.

I used to really like the Autodesk forums.  I enjoyed knowing that I had input that would help others, and having a place to go where I could get answers when I couldn’t figure something out on my own.  Well, with the discontinuation of NNTP access we are stuck with the “new and improved” web version.  I think

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Let me tell ya, Sonny

In General on May 24, 2010 at 9:20 am

When I was your age, we had to…  Oh, wait, this isn’t my personal blog.  Well, since we’re on the subject:

Autodesk has made the “difficult” decision to discontinue NNTP support for their discussion forums.  I have used various newsreaders over the past decade(-ish) to contribute to and glean from these forums.  For some reason, Read the rest of this entry »