Prose In Beta Testing
I realize a portion of you detest mass tagging, but this time around, I do so, because in a broad scope of things, we are all a part of Prose, hence, like a family. We may not see eye to eye on everything, and that’s fine. We aren’t supposed too. Debating is good. To agree to disagree is good as well.
I would venture to say by now most, if not all Proser’s received an email about the Beta version for a newer and fresher look to Prose. If you haven't seen it, then check your spam mail. The header is: The Prose: The Next Chapter ... or I can save you the hassle of looking and just go here (after you read all this).
I took the proverbial tour and for right now, I am not impressed. And I expressed my opinions to “A”, one of the amins here and want to share those same concerns with you.
And I will be curious to your thoughts on this potential change as well. As of now, I still consider “this Prose” to be our home. I have rode along in Prose just over five years and have seen several changes already, but this “Prose Beta Test” will be the biggest of all.
The following were concerns I addressed.
Okay, I took a ride in the Beta format and the setup reminds me too much of Twitter.
Plus, I went to private messages, none where I can see a way to delete and
everyone who is anyone is there from 2 and 3 years ago. This includes both people I have blocked and those who have blocked me, as well as some who aren’t even with Prose any longer.
I may be the only person to say this on Prose but I really dislike looking like another website. Twitter is Twitter. Facebook is Facebook. Instagram is Instagram. They, like thousands of other web sites and social media have their own unique style and look.
...and personally, I don’t want to have to “relearn” how to move around in the new Prose.
Hence, I am not a fan of the so-called new Prose.
Not only that, In the Beta Version, I cannot locate any of my books I’ve written here.
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
There are cracks here and there along the way but they can be corrected.
Like I said, I can’t find a place to get to my books I’ve created to add chapters, yet alone create new books.
... and that is pretty much how I feel/felt about the Beta version.
I close with this: It would have been nice if before they embarked on this change, if they had consulted with members of Prose to get their feedback first, and then go ahead with the Beta Test.
Right now, I feel like a fish out of water about this whole idea and quite frankly, if this does end up being the "New Prose" ... I may very well take my leave.