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Robert Sweeney
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OK, so I went to my shortcut to get to the site and now I am taken to the Geekdo page. What happened?!?!? Now, it seems I have to go to:

http://boardgamegeek.com/wargames

to get where I was going to all along. Is this a glitch or the shape of things to come (and why was I not warned before I had to spend 15 minutes figuring how to get back "home")!!!

Unless of course, it is April's Fool Day?!?! Not fair doing this to people who work midnights.... too tired to think... Now that I am awake - it is obvious that indecent folk are taking advantage of the fatigued!!!
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It's a new interface that BGG is going to be implementing soon. Since Google is so wildly successful with it's simplicity, they wanted to try and declutter. Should completely replace the old BGG style within a few weeks.
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This is BGG v4.01 - it'll probably be changed back tomorrow.
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It pisses me off that, people can't leave well enough alone,, If it is not broken, don't fix it,, I realize that this whole Geekdo is in its infancy, and I am sure that they will work out the bugs,, but this still pisses me off,, It was perfect the way it was, and my initial impression is, that Geekdo sucks
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It pisses me off that, people can't leave well enough alone,, If it is not broken, don't fix it,, I realize that this whole Geekdo is in its infancy, and I am sure that they will work out the bugs,, but this still pisses me off,, It was perfect the way it was, and my initial impression is, that Geekdo sucks
I kinda like it. Well, I got to go. I'm late. Look at the time (and date).
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EaterofWorlds wrote:
It pisses me off that, people can't leave well enough alone,, If it is not broken, don't fix it,, I realize that this whole Geekdo is in its infancy, and I am sure that they will work out the bugs,, but this still pisses me off,, It was perfect the way it was, and my initial impression is, that Geekdo sucks


due to "popular demand" it will turn back to normal. whistle


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EaterofWorlds wrote:
It pisses me off that, people can't leave well enough alone,, If it is not broken, don't fix it,, I realize that this whole Geekdo is in its infancy, and I am sure that they will work out the bugs,, but this still pisses me off,, It was perfect the way it was, and my initial impression is, that Geekdo sucks
Perhaps Octavian should have said 4.01.11 Or for those of you not in the USA 01.04.11

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I hate "Geek-Do" home page. angry

HATE it!

I guess I will change me default BGG page from what used to be the home page to something that is actually useful.

I hope it is just some sort of bizarre April 1st joke.
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I hate "Geek-Do" home page. angry

HATE it!

I guess I will change me default BGG page from what used to be the home page to something that is actually useful.

I hope it is just some sort of bizarre April 1st joke.
Have you tried searching for any of the more popular games?
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Octavian wrote:

Have you tried searching for any of the more popular games?
My first thought was to search for Ticket to Ride, I was amused.
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Close the browser and reopen it.


add or leave out the www.


make sure to try all three sites


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Just hit the BoardGames link at the top or reopen browser and go to www.boardgamegeek.com

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I thought it was cute the first time. I'm not sure if it's supposed to randomly take me back to it when I refresh the homepage, though. That's getting kind of annoying.
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EaterofWorlds wrote:
It pisses me off that, people can't leave well enough alone,, If it is not broken, don't fix it,, I realize that this whole Geekdo is in its infancy, and I am sure that they will work out the bugs,, but this still pisses me off,, It was perfect the way it was, and my initial impression is, that Geekdo sucks
I initially misread the poster's username as "Eater of Words". It seemed fabulously appropriate.
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Octavian wrote:
Coldwarrior1984 wrote:
I hate "Geek-Do" home page. angry

HATE it!

I guess I will change me default BGG page from what used to be the home page to something that is actually useful.

I hope it is just some sort of bizarre April 1st joke.
Have you tried searching for any of the more popular games?
Where's the Tichu love?!
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Man, there are some very humor-impaired people around here! Check your calendars - that will provide all the explanation you should need. Note that every April Fools' Day, Aldie pulls some kind of prank, so unless you are a completely new user, this kind of shenanigans should come as no surprise!!!
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Please, do yourself a favor and do a search for Derk. It's hawt!
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I guess some people forgot to check the calendar this morning...
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apparently a lot of people... that catsuit is classic btw.
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Searches on Derk, Aldie, Octavian and um... catsuit all have silly results.

Any other interesting ones found?

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Innovan wrote:
Searches on Derk, Aldie, Octavian and um... catsuit all have silly results.

Any other interesting ones found?

If you want a really awesome microbadge, search for Monopoly directly.
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thumbsdown for people who can't take a joke.
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