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March 8, 2008 in Ideas | 8 comments
Are “welcome screens” actually welcome? By anybody?
Anonymous on March 8, 2008 at 9:29 am
Sorry, what do you mean by “welcome screens”?
kate on March 8, 2008 at 9:57 am
Thank you. I’ve been wondering this for years. Does anyone actually sit through the welcome screen (usually a slowly loading flash)? I click on Skip Intro ASAP. Waste of a webpage, and not what I want.
Nick Booth on March 8, 2008 at 10:40 am
No. Give me content. Now. In my feed reader. Make it pithy.
Mike Warot on March 8, 2008 at 2:34 pm
Same here… and I use AdBlock plus to get rid of a lot of visual noise (aka Advertising) as well.
Printer friendly pages are my favorite. I hate the massive waste of space most sites use for navigation that I don’t care about when I’m trying to read.
Michael Seaton on March 8, 2008 at 3:44 pm
As useful as flash intros
Cliff Gerrish on March 8, 2008 at 10:49 pm
Why don’t you have a full text rss feed? I clicked through to your blog for one sentence? I’d rather be reading this on the NewsGang app.
Doc Searls on March 9, 2008 at 8:46 am
Cliff, I thought it was full text. I’ll ask on Monday when I’m back in the company of the geeks who run the tech behind the blog.
Doc Searls on March 12, 2008 at 9:22 am
Anonymous, go to Forbes. What you’ll see first is a “welcome screen” — always an ad for something. There’s a link that says “skip this welcome screen”. But I’d rather never see it.
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