I am ticked off.
Rule # 1: Don’t ruin a good web site full of valuable information.
Rule # 2: Don’t mess with a man’s cable programming.
And by the way, could they be more original with the name? G4TechTV. Sounds like MSNBC or something.
The new G4TechTV web site does not like Safari at all. The layer that lets you get to the shows without having to go to the Shows page and scroll for ever and a day… That layer does not work in Safari.
What the hell happened to The Screen Savers pointer, the URL thescreensavers.com used to take you strait to the TSS Show page. Hello, change the pointer! How the ********* hard is that?
What the hell happened to the TSS show notes. Every day at the beginning of the show, they talk about 2 to 3 news stories that caught there eye. Where are the links in the show notes?
Where the hell are the years of archives from TSS? They are keeping the techtv.com domain for email, why not just leave the web site up until the web team gets everything ported over to g4techtv.com?
Is it just me or does this just seem like common sense? I understand it takes time to do things, but when its already there, its already there.
Both Sarah Lane and Kevin Rose have had to resort to using their personal blogs to post their tweaks and tips! What is wrong with that? According to Kevin they are porting one proprietary system to what…. another proprietary system. I am hoping that within these proprietary systems lives some standards, like XML for example. We can only hope.
At least G4 seems to know how to install and run a message board. Not that that is hard to accomplish.
I haven’t even started talking about the programming of G4TechTV yet. And I am not going to. The new station is horrid. I have never seen so many reruns in a two week time period then on this station, but G4 has always been like that.
The “merger” – if you want to call it that, has ruined TechTV. I used to watch a few shows on TechTV. Now I just TIVO TSS and don’t watch any of it. I play video games, I subscribe to video game magazines and web sites, but I don’t need to see the same review about the same game three times in two weeks (it has happened on G4). The video game programming on G4 is a lot of fluff. I still watch X Play if I have the time.
And they need to straiten out that web site. I refer a lot of answers to the knowledge found in the thousands of articles in the TechTV archive.
Originally posted at Breaking Windows.