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CEPro: your website sucks!
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OP | Post 16 made on Monday September 18, 2017 at 01:41
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I do all those things on my iPad.

If you had any idea how many passwords I've reset from my iPad while being way too drunk to be able to remember the password I previously created, while also at the time being inebriated and on my iPad...
Civil War reenactment is LARPing for people with no imagination.

Post 17 made on Monday September 18, 2017 at 01:55
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In this day and age most people don't have or use that many devices or passwords.
They have few credit cards, utilities, mortgage and a bank account.
Bank does bill pay, iPod for Netflix account management, and... that's it.

Again, not you or I, but simplistic people we work for.
Post 18 made on Monday September 18, 2017 at 04:49
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I do all fun or stupid useless sh.t on my tablet. But backing up photos, documents, pay and tax or anything on backup drives, I use the laptop. I also deal with a lot of old coins. Ebay is much easier on a computer than a phone. Tablet camera pictures won't cut it for that.
Post 19 made on Monday September 18, 2017 at 07:11
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I still get calls from buddies without computers or printers. “Hey can you do this for me. Or print this for me.”
Post 20 made on Monday September 18, 2017 at 09:20
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Pads and phones have their place (and I use them extensively), but I prefer a real keyboard and computer.

I have a 4K monitor on my desktop computer. This increases my productivity quite a lot. Rather than having portions of two windows across, I can have three across and two down. One can do some of this with two monitors, but in my case two monitors bogged down the system too much for my taste. I'd need to upgrade my system in order to take advantage of two monitors. Plus, navigation between the two screens requires more effort.

4K monitors are not for everyone. Be sure to check out the human side of 4K and make sure that you can tolerate the smaller pixels -- and that you have enough desk space for the beast.

On 4k CEPro is more tolerable.
Post 21 made on Monday September 18, 2017 at 10:56
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On September 17, 2017 at 15:17, chris-L5S said...
It's a bitch to drag the laptop to the crapper. ;)

Post 22 made on Monday September 18, 2017 at 11:35
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yeah, sorry ... CEDIA time is horrendous for the Website, but this is our Black Friday. We'll work on changing it up for CEDIA 2018. I believe the site will be like this for the rest of the month. How about I put together links to the most important 20-or-so stories we've done in the past few weeks? I'll put that together and post a link here.

Also, what we could do is use the featured spot each Friday to highlight the top (i.e., most useful, interesting) stories of the week. That should help with navigation while we're in cedia promo mode.

Thanks for the feedback.
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OP | Post 23 made on Monday September 18, 2017 at 11:49
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The issue isn't finding the links. It's once you open the link, the format makes the article unreadable. An expanded ad at the top that sometimes will close when you click on "close ad" then a group of links in a section called "Cedia review" then another ad with just a bunch of logos, then finally the article starts finished with a floating C4 ad in the bottom corner that covers a big section of the page. On my phone, half the time the c4 ad won't close. Trying to click the x just pulls up a new page for c4. And on my iPad, when I can get the x to click, it minimizes the ad to about half its original size, still floating in the corner. CE Pro has turned into a real example of Homer Simpson's best website in the world.
Civil War reenactment is LARPing for people with no imagination.

Post 24 made on Monday September 18, 2017 at 12:05
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Ah, OK. I'm not terribly annoyed by the mobile implementation. Takes a few efforts to recognize that you have to scroll past the logo farm, but yeah, we have all that stuff above the logos that confuse and annoy.

Not much we can do about that this go around but will take a fresh look next year. Thanks again for the feedback. Certainly will share with the web team.
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Post 25 made on Monday September 18, 2017 at 12:10
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Yeah, way too many pop-ups.. I gave up on trying to read anything over there years ago..

Just opened it.. Starts with a giant ad front and center with a giant banner ad at the bottom..

Click on the Best of Cedia headline and I once again get an ad that fills the screen and a smaller banner ad in the bottom left corner.. Still can't see the article.. The giant ad that fills the page eventually changes to a large banner ad that is underneath another smaller banner ad.

OK, I scroll down to see the article and that bottom left corner ad is still there blocking the article so I have to click on that thing to get rid of it.. Oh wait.. Clicking the icon that I think is going to get rid of it actually turns it into a full width banner ad!! Ok, now the full width banner ad has an X on it so I should be able to close it.. Nope.. click on the X and it just changes it back to the corner ad..

Fudge! I'm not going to even bother reading the article.. Was probably about the same companies listed in the 3 banner ads anyway..

Off to P0rnHub
Post 26 made on Monday September 18, 2017 at 13:37
Ernie Gilman
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On September 18, 2017 at 11:49, Fins said...
On my phone,

That's the problem right there. Even you are still calling it a phone instead of a computer that can also make phone calls.

I know a guy who does half his mechanical work with a Leatherman. That doesn't mean he's using the right tool.

But when you open the CEPro site you're getting what you're paying for.
A good answer is easier with a clear question giving the make and model of everything.
"The biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place." -- G. “Bernie” Shaw
Post 27 made on Monday September 18, 2017 at 13:40
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On September 18, 2017 at 13:37, Ernie Gilman said...
That's the problem right there. Even you are still calling it a phone instead of a computer that can also make phone calls.

I know a guy who does half his mechanical work with a Leatherman. That doesn't mean he's using the right tool.

But when you open the CEPro site you're getting what you're paying for.

My example from above is from my laptop.. Computer is bad enough, can't imagine even attempting to go through that on a phone..
OP | Post 28 made on Monday September 18, 2017 at 14:31
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On September 18, 2017 at 13:37, Ernie Gilman said...
That's the problem right there. Even you are still calling it a phone instead of a computer that can also make phone calls.

I know a guy who does half his mechanical work with a Leatherman. That doesn't mean he's using the right tool.

But when you open the CEPro site you're getting what you're paying for.

Professor Jameson, I called it a phone because that is its primary use. However, it has more computing power than the entire building at Cape Canaveral that ran the apollo space program. And I'm pretty sure the web browser that came installed on the phone was intended by the manufacturer to be used for more than just watching porn.
Civil War reenactment is LARPing for people with no imagination.

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