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Forum "snippets" - still not ready for prime time

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Forum "snippets" - still not ready for prime time

Well, it appears that despite the generally negative reaction, TA plowed ahead with these anyway, without implementing any of the suggestions for making them useful. So: tripadvisor.com/…54019815

Post #19

Do you really think "New Mexico" is the place that needs highlighting with a photo tile link here? FAIL. Again. Still. Sometimes it feels like this website is just *trying* to be annoying.

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1. Re: Forum "snippets" - still not ready for prime time

I don't see any snippets in post #19. However, I was signed out one day and happened to visit the forums. The snippets were there in full force. TA has added them for casual users who are not signed in, but avoid them for the rest of us.

Just sign out while on this page and see:

OP = 2 tiles

post 2 = 1 tile

post 3 = 9 tiles

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g154943-i81-k69818…

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2. Re: Forum "snippets" - still not ready for prime time

For me the snippet in the OP is visible on dot com but not .co.uk

Edited: 12 November 2013, 22:32
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3. Re: Forum "snippets" - still not ready for prime time

Those snippets BTW are excruciatingly ugly, distracting and utterly utterly horrendous. There is a very short word that describes them ending with ugly but it's not family friendly.

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4. Re: Forum "snippets" - still not ready for prime time

Lololol

Yeah, I'm not seeing them all the time, either. When I do...blegh.

I think they are a feature that could have been made to be useful, if TA had put a little more thought into it and taken some of the user suggestions into account. I remain utterly mystifed as to why they went for this half-a**ed approach instead. I don't know what they think they'll gain by it.

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5. Re: Forum "snippets" - still not ready for prime time

Oh Noooooooooo, not those blasted snippety things again!

That was a failure - a complete and total failure IMO.

I don't see them on your link, Jenazz. Don't want to see them ever again. Won't log out to see them I'll take you word for it, MuftiM ;-)

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6. Re: Forum "snippets" - still not ready for prime time

Ahh I wish I saw this before! Never got a chance to see them..

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7. Re: Forum "snippets" - still not ready for prime time

They are indeed just a horrid waste of space, IMNSHO!

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8. Re: Forum "snippets" - still not ready for prime time

AdBlockPlus sorts them out. Occasionally TA sems to recode them (or something) but I only get them returning about once a week.

(Just to point out how badly thought out they are, someone in the Paris forum put an address which had the word "Germany" in it, so a box for Germany appeared. Who would find that at all useful?)

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9. Re: Forum "snippets" - still not ready for prime time

At this point I'm less concerned with seeing them than with the fact that I have no control over which ones pop up in my own posts. Counter-productive in so very many ways.

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10. Re: Forum "snippets" - still not ready for prime time

Well, if you really want to, you can post up. Then in the 5 min edit time, you can see how many of your mentioned places are in blue print, use the edit time to create a space between the first letter and the second letter. That breaks the link.

Example from post 8. Germany will be a blue hyperlink, but G ermany will not.

Hoops, hoops and more hoops! a.k.a. workarounds.