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forcefollow
04-26-2012, 05:01 PM
Every time I go to the Chronicles sports section there is another goofy slide show. Some of them stay for a while. Not sure why they are doing it. Not enough writers? Laziness? What? I would like to see some more actual writing and less of these ridiculous slide shows. Will definitely go elsewhere for Texans coverage.

House of Pain
04-26-2012, 05:06 PM
The Chronicle sports page is on the same literary level as "Highlights for Children."

AnthonyE
04-26-2012, 05:36 PM
The Chronicle sports page is on the same literary level as "Highlights for Children."

I find more insightful text in the book The Gas We Pass.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/5133CZ3FJ0L._SL500_AA300_.jpg

pec0sb0b
04-26-2012, 06:46 PM
Hearst Corporation has been producing quality butt-wipe for more than a century! It was a sad day when they swallowed up the remnants of the old Houston Post. I delivered the Post on my Huffy in the Nasa area in the late 60s. It's a Clear Channel world now.

ADTpaul
04-26-2012, 11:20 PM
I thought it was just me but I hate those darn slide shows! Im pretty sure its done to increase advertising $! I go to chron.com to read articles not see all these damn slide shows! That goes for Astros, Texans, and Rockets slide shows! STOP THE INSANITY NOW!:wadepalm::kubepalm:

Corrosion
04-27-2012, 01:39 AM
Every time I go to the Chronicles sports section there is another goofy slide show. Some of them stay for a while. Not sure why they are doing it. Not enough writers? Laziness? What? I would like to see some more actual writing and less of these ridiculous slide shows. Will definitely go elsewhere for Texans coverage.

Its their way of generating clicks .....


I hate Crapical.

SW H-TOWN
04-27-2012, 02:18 AM
Every time I go to the Chronicles sports section there is another goofy slide show. Some of them stay for a while. Not sure why they are doing it. Not enough writers? Laziness? What? I would like to see some more actual writing and less of these ridiculous slide shows. Will definitely go elsewhere for Texans coverage.

Good thread man!!!

I find more insightful text in the book The Gas We Pass.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/5133CZ3FJ0L._SL500_AA300_.jpg

That is correct and really funny.

Corrosion
04-27-2012, 07:14 AM
I find more insightful text in the book The Gas We Pass.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/5133CZ3FJ0L._SL500_AA300_.jpg

Someone should photoshop the name of the author to John McLain & Anna Megan .... and send it to the Crapical's editors.

El Tejano
04-27-2012, 07:23 AM
If they put the articles in there, you will not buy the paper.

Corrosion
04-27-2012, 07:28 AM
If they put the articles in there, you will not buy the paper.

Their actual sales is .... next to nothing. They are attempting to stay alive online , the slideshows generate clicks which is the name of the game in internet advertisement.

Blake
04-27-2012, 07:58 AM
I dont mind slide shows, but when I click on an article about the Texans upcoming draft, and the first thing I see is the top Texan draft picks ever, it is annoying to have to scroll down and locate the article.

Kimmy
04-27-2012, 08:23 AM
I agree completely

False Start
04-27-2012, 09:44 AM
Someone should photoshop the name of the author to John McLain & Anna Megan .... and send it to the Crapical's editors.

http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii202/J4103V/farts.jpg

Corrosion
04-27-2012, 09:46 AM
http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii202/J4103V/farts.jpg

Somehow I knew you would come thru ..... :corrosion:


Now we need to mass e-mail it to the Crapical editors.

chicagotexan2
04-27-2012, 10:28 AM
Yes, Chron.com slide shows are the Larry in Stafford of my Internet. They kill any interest in reading about something because they are just annoying and useless.

HJam72
04-27-2012, 10:44 AM
If they're going to do that, it needs to be cheerleaders.

Yankee_In_TX
04-27-2012, 10:47 AM
The Chronicle sports page is on the same literary level as "Highlights for Children."

Hardly - if it was there was be a hidden object picture for me.

drs23
04-27-2012, 11:27 AM
I love TC's blog and articles but I've quit reading even them because of that annoying crap at the bottom that you can't MAKE GO AWAY! It annoys the hell outta me and now it don't. Because I quit even going there.

Thorn
04-27-2012, 06:52 PM
And besides which, I hate those stupid videos that start sounding off through my speakers. I just wanted to read something, not listen to someone else's horse****.

ADTpaul
04-27-2012, 08:04 PM
Yes, Chron.com slide shows are the Larry in Stafford of my Internet. They kill any interest in reading about something because they are just annoying and useless.

lol Larry from Stafford!

Blake
05-08-2012, 07:56 AM
I went to the "contact us" page on chron.com and the page was invalid.... Finally I found sports@chron.com on their site, and emailed them. Instantly it was returned as un-deliverable. This is actually sad and pathetic that they are this incompetent.

TejasTom
05-08-2012, 10:01 AM
I just use chron.com to line the bottom of my Angry Birds' cage.

The Pencil Neck
05-08-2012, 10:52 AM
I went to the "contact us" page on chron.com and the page was invalid.... Finally I found sports@chron.com on their site, and emailed them. Instantly it was returned as un-deliverable. This is actually sad and pathetic that they are this incompetent.

What? You think they WANT to hear you complain? That's not incompetence, that's by design. Most places just allow you to send them stuff and it all goes into the bit-bucket and no one ever reads it. The Chron goes out of its way to tell you they're not accepting your message.

Thorn
05-08-2012, 11:43 AM
As long as folks continue to click to those pages those clicks will be recorded, the advertisers pay by the click, and the site stays up. Quit going to the damn sites if you hate them so much. That way you know you aren't supporting them.

Blake
05-08-2012, 11:46 AM
As long as folks continue to click to those pages those clicks will be recorded, the advertisers pay by the click, and the site stays up. Quit going to the damn sites if you hate them so much. That way you know you aren't supporting them.

I would say the same thing to you and your thread about issues at 7:30am. You are still here, recording page clicks, but you tried to contact the owner and get the issue corrected.

Seems a little hypocritical to say the least.

Thorn
05-08-2012, 11:53 AM
I would say the same thing to you and your thread about issues at 7:30am. You are still here, recording page clicks, but you tried to contact the owner and get the issue corrected.

Seems a little hypocritical to say the least.

Why is it hypocritical? Seems like two different issues to me.

GlassHalfFull
05-08-2012, 11:55 AM
I would say the same thing to you and your thread about issues at 7:30am. You are still here, recording page clicks, but you tried to contact the owner and get the issue corrected.

Seems a little hypocritical to say the least.

Yeah, that was an apples to apples comparison. :sarcasm:


I don't think there is a one fits all solution to a problem. But apparently you do.

http://www.tenthamendmentcenter.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/one-size-fits-all.jpg

Blake
05-08-2012, 11:59 AM
Why is it hypocritical? Seems like two different issues to me.

Really? It looks like the exact same thing to me.

Thorn
05-08-2012, 12:04 PM
Really? It looks like the exact same thing to me.

Well, believe what you want, I don't give a ****. My point still stands, if the site irratates you that much, don't go there. I rarely if ever go to the chronicle site because it auto starts noisy talking videos. The same with the ESPN site. I go to other sites instead.

Allstar
05-08-2012, 12:17 PM
I would say the same thing to you and your thread about issues at 7:30am. You are still here, recording page clicks, but you tried to contact the owner and get the issue corrected.

Seems a little hypocritical to say the least.

I really can't follow this logic.

Blake
05-08-2012, 01:35 PM
Well, believe what you want, I don't give a ****. My point still stands, if the site irratates you that much, don't go there. I rarely if ever go to the chronicle site because it auto starts noisy talking videos. The same with the ESPN site. I go to other sites instead.

Calm down old man. Go have a warm glass of milk and take a nap. You seem a little cranky. Even for your age.

Texans_Chick
05-09-2012, 10:01 PM
The Chronicle staff are aware some people feel this way.

They are asking for feedback on Facebook.

http://www.facebook.com/questions/10150853232647814/?notif_t=question_answer (http://www.facebook.com/questions/10150853232647814/?notif_t=question_answer)

I will ask about the contact us links.

Oh, and my blog does not have slideshows on it, FWIW.

nero THE zero
05-10-2012, 08:25 AM
As long as folks continue to click to those pages those clicks will be recorded, the advertisers pay by the click, and the site stays up. Quit going to the damn sites if you hate them so much. That way you know you aren't supporting them.

Yep.

I haven't visited the Chron site in months for the stuff I actually enjoy -- TC and LZ's blogs -- and it's been years since I've visited for their columns and reports.

drs23
05-10-2012, 10:19 AM
The Chronicle staff are aware some people feel this way.

They are asking for feedback on Facebook.

http://www.facebook.com/questions/10150853232647814/?notif_t=question_answer (http://www.facebook.com/questions/10150853232647814/?notif_t=question_answer)

I will ask about the contact us links.

Oh, and my blog does not have slideshows on it, FWIW.

Thanks for the 'no slide show' benny TC, but what about all the footer junk? That's what gives me a rash. :foottap: