new layout sucks!!!

Posted by damnedviper | | 30 comments »

I use some social media networks to check out the cool stuff running hot and to find out what interesting things are going on. Among these are, digg, propeller, mixx, etc.
Today morning when i tried to access my account at propeller, it had some strange announcement going on stating about some broadcast. And later that evening, when i tried again, i had a whole new Propeller. At first i thought of it as some cool color combination and a smart design but when i tried to navigate through, i found it really troublesome.
The previous layout was very convenient and easily accessible. Everything was so in proportion and easy to find. Have a look at the previous layout.
But with the new style, first of all my uploaded picture got misplaced (i guess it is misplaced as it is no longer there). Secondly, out of my 500 friends, only 113 are appearing. The other thing which i disliked about it was the points, comments, and submitted stories which used to appear next to a persons name is also not there.

Well, i might be acting a bit wayward or i am just not adjusting to it at the moment. Lets see whether people appreciate this new layout or not. If you also dislike the newer version then please comment here and digg or prop it ( Propping no longer available read this).

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  1. Anonymous // July 22, 2008 at 12:28 PM  

    I agree, the new layout does SUCK!

  2. Anonymous // July 22, 2008 at 4:29 PM  

    I totally agree that the new layout really sucks and is so cumbersome that if it remains, I will not. It used to be so easy to peruse the topics and determine if I wanted to read or not to read each. Now there are only 10 on a page and I have to go to additional pages to see if there are any things that I would like to peruse. Very awkward and space wasting layout. I hope that it is returned to something more like the previous layout and very soon.

  3. damnedviper // July 22, 2008 at 5:55 PM  

    yeah i also liked the previous layout a lot.

  4. Anonymous // July 22, 2008 at 8:26 PM  

    I 100% agree with all the others that think the new layout "SUCKS". I liked the old style much better. Ths new layout looks too cartoonish! Please bring back the old style or I'm out of here!

  5. splitrch // July 22, 2008 at 8:41 PM  

    it really sucks

  6. Anonymous // July 22, 2008 at 8:43 PM  

    The new propeller layout is definitely not an improvement. It really does "suck". On the previous layout it was so much easier to peruse and choose because there were more headlines on each page.

  7. Gnostic // July 22, 2008 at 8:49 PM  

    I'm never opposed to change...when it makes sense. But, where's the user's manual for this new layout?!

    I'm having trouble navigating this new layout and if it persists...I guess I will desist.

  8. Anonymous // July 22, 2008 at 8:59 PM  

    I agree it sucks

  9. Anonymous // July 22, 2008 at 9:00 PM  

    it sucks

  10. Harry // July 22, 2008 at 9:41 PM  

    Agreed! What were they thinking? Did they do usability tests?

  11. Anonymous // July 22, 2008 at 11:09 PM  

    The look and layout are terrible and they have made it harder to navigate. I'm going to give the people at propeller a week or so to correct their mistakes. If they don't I'll have to abandon it all together.

  12. Anonymous // July 22, 2008 at 11:49 PM  

    come from propeller, one thing to say i hate the mascot on the front place a lot can they remove him.
    Every thing is worse but some feature are accepted improve like AJAX or whatever it call. But application look not work right or server must be in problem. When will it going to be stable to use?

  13. Anonymous // July 23, 2008 at 12:58 AM  

    I totally, agree. The new layout sucks!!

  14. adam // July 23, 2008 at 2:03 AM  

    I am totally lost in new design and I stopped to consider Propeller as my social media sight, even though I've got quite strong profile, there.
    New design sucks!

  15. Anonymous // July 23, 2008 at 2:23 AM  

    Your new page layout is a very meaningful attempt from your end to discourage one whole lot of us from ever coming back to propeller. If you think I am exaggerating, just wait and find out about it. What a fiasco!

  16. Soft Master // July 23, 2008 at 3:34 AM  

    Hey, guy, it was really cool idea to post what every Propeller member thinks at that particular moment - new layout sucks!!!

  17. Anonymous // July 23, 2008 at 4:39 AM  

    the old layout was very easy to navigate. this new one is terrible. i will no longer use propeller. when they see their advertising drop then they may go back to the old format

  18. Anonymous // July 23, 2008 at 5:33 AM  

    They would have to upgrade this substantially, just to get it to the level of "really bad"

  19. Anonymous // July 23, 2008 at 5:53 AM  

    As a longtime user of Netscape/Propeller I have to say, they have REALLY shot themselves in BOTH feet with this....

    Not only do some features not work, layout's worse than it was, BUT, having sent 5 messages reporting issues/bugs problems and NOT recieved a single reply (after 24 hours) I somehow think I'll be going to another site ( for a start !!!!

    One VERY PO'd Dicax_Maximus......

  20. Anonymous // July 23, 2008 at 5:57 AM  

    It must be a late April fool! It would appear that the desiners never talked to the programmers and neither actually talked to the end users. Propeller will spin out of existance if they keep it like this.I will boycott Propeller until they sort this out.

  21. Anonymous // July 23, 2008 at 6:13 AM  

    And your post at

    has already been deleted by Propeller.

    I am not happy with the change either.

    richtech (member at propeller)

  22. Anonymous // July 23, 2008 at 9:44 AM  

    The new propeller sucks. They deleted the discussion that posted all the complaints. They said it violated terms of use.
    Propeller has it bass ackwards-they violated the user's terms of use. When the website becomes unusable and people complain the users will delete *them* leading to a loss in ad revenue and mass firings. (I hope)

  23. Anonymous // July 23, 2008 at 9:57 AM  

    Too funny! I just tried to submit this story at propeller and got this message: "This story is already in our system. See it here."
    When I clicked on "here" it said:
    "Article Removed
    This article has been removed from our system for violating our Terms of Use."
    What a laughingstock.

  24. damnedviper // July 23, 2008 at 10:34 AM  

    @Tony Byron: yeah i have written about it at

  25. Anonymous // July 23, 2008 at 6:40 PM  

    just watch your visitors from propeller plummet if you submit a story from your site. before the new layout a new article would get me a few hundred a day, now its around 10... the #@$%#@% layout sucks ass!!!

    it's all about ads! there no longer is a focus on the submitted articles!

    The UI just sucks ass... did I say that? Let me repeat the new Propeller layout sucks! Asss!

  26. hammie // July 25, 2008 at 5:19 PM  

    it really sucks is thei a barney site for kids , are you trying to be like digg, or redddit, why cannot you just be propeller, people dropped off when you changed it last time, and you are getting down to nothing I have liked reddit better since you changed last, what is wrong with looking professional , sophisticated and or not like disneyland, it is harder to use all people are complaining and your now part of the AOL jack ass process of continual change for the sake of it now I am leaving you there are other sites that are more appealng, offer just the news and less fluff, or cock and bull

  27. Anonymous // July 27, 2008 at 1:34 PM  

    The new format is positively lousy. I will keep posting stories for now, but if we do not see some massive overhaul soon, I am deleting my account. I have been at this site since it was Netscape, and miss the old way. I appreciate the attempt at change, but the navigation through this mess of a website is not worth my time. Thanks for letting me and everyone else vent! david_nwpa

  28. Anonymous // August 3, 2008 at 1:46 PM  

    Some changes at propeller but the prognosis is still dismal.
    It would be REALLY interesting to know the politics behind this.
    The word from the back room seeme to be that one new version was prepared by the propeller team and then they were given something COMPLETELY different back.
    There have been some serious attempts at damage control BUT nothing that really addresses the cpre problems..
    Universally hated is the cartoon character who "greets" people on the front page who looks something like a retro shill for a strip club in Soho [London] on the mid 50's.
    looks like a REAL loss!
    Propeller wasn't perfect but there were a heck of a lot of interesting people posting there and a strong community feel. I'll take some friends away into my "real" life, whatever happens but its still a crying shame!

  29. Anonymous // August 5, 2008 at 11:26 PM  

    propeller still sucks... and visitors are dropping... check out and type in its tanked! FU AOL!

  30. Anonymous // October 25, 2008 at 8:22 AM  

    I don't like propeller.

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