Opinions Are Like Bung Holes. We All Have One, And They All Stink!
Apr. 5, 2013 10:14 am
Updated: Apr. 9, 2013 1:29 pm
I dislike the new format in which the AR website displays. It feels clunky and looks clunky. The changes don't seem to be anything but cosmetic modifications that do not help the user experience at all. In fact, it has made it
temporarily more difficult to use AR for certain things. For instance, getting to my blog to write a new post was very easy. Mouse over the "My Allrecipes" button and a menu appears and you select blog. Now the "My Allrecipes" button is hidden under my user
name. Certainly that is not an insurmountable difficulty, but it is a change that didn't make my experience any better.
Call me a stodgy old fogey, but change for the sake of change is counter productive. Why not make changes that add to the experience instead of just changing the experience? How about making the social aspects of AR stronger by allowing users to decide if they
want other users to be able to message them? What about better editors for blogging, to allow easier insertion of inline photographs? Why not code a change that would allow users to search other user's recipe boxes? There is so much that could be changed that
would be beneficial to the community and to the popularity and profitability of AR, but they choose to make cosmetic changes that don't benefit anyone. It makes me wonder if the bureaucrats in the Federal Government are moonlighting for AR. "Just make yourself
busy! They won't fire us if they think we're actually doing something!"
For all that I dislike the changes, I still appreciate the Allrecipes team and all of the users that make this place a great hangout. I am thankful for them and look forward to trading recipes and ideas for a long time.