fivetalents said: imanemokid said: interesting ... no posts since Oct 8 ... guess everything has been fixed ... hmmm ??
Not from my perspective. None of the problems I reported were addressed so I gave up/moved on. ... and spoke w/ FW staff ... and due to Black Friday and Christmas ... fixes ... will be readdressed after the first of the year ...
and I didn't see it answered in a post ... but the ... the "indent" on the first line has to stay ...
also... when searching ... make sure you do not use any punctuation marks in your search parameters unless you know that they will specifically work as delimiters. If you copy and paste a sentence - remove the punctuation - a period / dash, etc. - along with umlauts - and FW search will probably return a better search result. And, for sites etc. if you don't get the expected results, try searching for the query without the ".com" or ".xxx" (Newegg instead of Newegg.com)
(and even on coupons.Target.com ... search coupons (currently only 204, so it shouldn't be that difficult ... )
search for L'Oréal - as written - and you will get five results - all L'Oréal Qz. then because there's an apostophe between the L and O / é - not an e / a / l ) just search for L'Or ... results ... same five Qz
BUT ... then search just for LOr without the apostrophe - and you only get three of the five L'Oréal Qz - (along with a clorox and explorer toy Q - which those two would be correct)
On FW ...Search Results: L'Oréal There doesn't seem to be any results for what you're looking for. You could try going back and searching for something else. . even though there are pages of topics with the same/correct spelling of L'Oréal. (which does come up under L'Or or LOr)
So, even a large corp like Target still has difficulties w/ their search engine ... and it ain't google.
fivetalents said: peas said: JiggleTheHandle said: Glitch99 said: It really bothers me when they try to fix something that isnt broken.
The first and most obvious thing needing fixing on FW is repost clutter.
#1 Stop endless reposts. #2 Allow readers to create individual filter rules for HOT DEALS so deals at blocked retailers will not appear in our pages of HOT DEAL subjects. Reposts often happen because of FW's horribly awful search engine. In this day and age it's baffling how they can't figure this out. Heck just use Google's results and reformat them. Really FW it's embarassing.
They seem perfectly capable of quickly shutting down repost threads during the posting frenzy leading up to Black Friday, so it's always baffled me why they don't implement the same procedure the rest of the year. I don't know if they just allocate extra staff to catch reposts during the BF season, making it too expensive to continue year round, but it couldn't be too difficult to at least write a script or macro to flag an original thread/OP for moderator review if it has the exact same link as another active/non-expired OP. Actually, I'm remembering now that during BF, you can't even submit/post an OP flagged as a repost (you get an error message), so there must be an automated procedure already available but rarely used.
One thing I'd like to see addressed is the size of the text entry box for quotes, replies, and creating threads in Android. Now you only can see 2 lines at a time instead of the 10+ line window size prior to the upgrade.
I just got blocked from posting a duplicate deal. I did an internal (i.e., not G00gle) FW search first and used ctrl+F to look for keywords on the most recent 100 threads in the hot-deals forum but neither method found matches. When I tried to post my deal, I got the error message that we normally only see in the Black Friday forum exactly as I previously recommended should be implemented universally ("Possible Duplicate Topics. Please make sure your post content wasn't recently covered by another member in one of the following topics and then click 'Post topic."). Turns out that the deal was incorrectly posted in the free-stuff forum (a freebie worth $10 or more), so it's good that the repost blocker caught it across forum even when the FW search engine didn't find it at all.
This is not a big deal, but I have a quick observation about the emoticons: How come the emoticons are placed slightly above the text and hence throw off the line spacing in a paragraph? (see example below)
If I don't use any emoticons, the spacing between lines stays consistent. As you can see, so far the lines are evenly spaced and will stay that way until I use an emoticon. So let's throw in an emoticon and see what happens to the line spacing. For some reason, the emoticon is inserted higher than the text around it and changes the spacing between lines. Not a huge deal, but it does make the posts a little untidy and harder to read. Even though I have written one continuous paragraph, the use of emoticons have made it look like there are three paragraphs. Isn't there a way to program these things so that they get inserted at the same height as the text in order to keep spacing even?
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