May. 16th, 2014

fengi: (Mr. Pissed Off Capitalist Calvin)
There's a community which follows Russian LJ News, created after they realized SUP rarely keeps English users informed. They have a post summarizing the Russian announcement of the site change.

They link to the original post (from one of the developers, apparently).

What's interesting is the comments. The Russian userbase is more active and varied so there was demand for modernization. More importantly, SUP took time to promote and explain the changes in advance. Most negative responses criticize details or bugs. There's the usual back and forth between haters and lovers of change: "This is garbage." "No, what's garbage is people who do nothing but shit in the comments."

Some, however, are dramatically frustrated in a way which resembles English user reactions to LJ changes over the years. Using Google, I've made a crude translation of a few. It shows the LJ persona can be universal, at least when disgruntled.
Rats pose experiments under the guise of St. George ribbons...
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"All information is now in one place"

Copywriters who use this phrase should be mercilessly beaten :)
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How to bring back the old style!? This new profile is pizdets [Russian for fubar]! You should have tested on dogs first then on humans!
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This nonsense. Everyone is just Talking how to bring back the old design. I hope your team can see these conversations. THE PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN!

(Reply)

Yes, the team do not care. Yandex had pics of this [update] and there 98% were against. I personally design a new LJ style, a huge contrast font and so on. In general, good-bye, LJ site format, I use my style only.
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The new home page is just hell and I will not read! You sawing the branch of on which you sit...
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How much and who do I pay to NEVER HAVE ANY innovations appear in my journal?
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I think you need to completely reprocess this bad design. I have virtually no positive impressions...As long as it's possible I will stay on the old version. It's much more functional and intuitive.
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How do I remove this fucking tape widgets in friends list? It's useless and only eating space on the screen.
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Rubbish

1. Who needs a touch interface with buttons on half of the screen on conventional computers and laptops?
2. Active zones - rubbish. The button should work instantly and not force the user to look for it. The delay between "point the mouse" and "result" pisses me off.
3 . Font - magical crap. Looks like squashed Mushin shit except on iPads with retina. On conventional displays, it looks muddy and weak (if ClearType is enabled) or ugly (if off). I'd like to make a law requiring use on sites Sans Serif font and prohibit Calibri, Segoe UI, Lato and SolidoPro except in the headline with a font size no less than 64 pixels.
4. Huge margins and dimensions of interface elements - rubbish. It's touchscreen pornography which allows less content, devalues normal monitors and infuriates owners with lousy noutov 15" with 768 pixels in height.
5. Background Color admin panel is subpar. Everything else - annoyingly dull.
6. You need to chop off the hands of the designer who put labels and headings in uppercase.
7. Tape-style Google-plus - not that that is not the best solution, but just a hell of a shit. [Ed Note: I was unable to interpret this one.]

PS: Sorry for the abundance of swears. Other epithets can not be printed at all.