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This HAS to be the WORST site update I have EVER witnessed on ANY SITE!! 10 Steps Backwards DAZ
Posted: 30 May 2012 12:11 AM   [ Ignore ]
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[GRIPE ON]

I had been wanting to post this since the changes took place, but of course the forums were down, and then I stopped visiting DAZ out of frustration.  So, sorry to be a party-pooper, but the new Daz website is absolutely horrible.  They have removed or changed so many features for the worse ...


The newsletter said: “You’ll find the same familiar look and feel ...”  I DON’T THINK SO ...


1) Sales no longer list when they are ending.

2) No longer a “SALE ITEMS ONLY” option

3) The WishList is, sadly, as slow as ever (possibly slower now with all the huge comment boxes) and STILL no advanced functionality that has been requested. 

3b) Can’t sort the WishList.

4) STILL can’t add items to WishList from product listing page.  Still have to go to the product page, then choose WishList.  I know this feature has been requested for years now.

5) The product pages have been made worse .. now all the info that used to appear (conveniently) on the same page, is now tabbed instead.  I thought the option to show or not show the additional information before was MUCH better.  I don’t see how the tabbing is an improvement in any way.

6) Products no longer have related items or accessories (that I saw anyway).  Seems like a horrible move from a sales perspective at the very least.

7) Can no longer move items to Wishlist from the Cart ... ingenious!

8) The fonts hurt my eyes, but I would gladly keep them if it meant undoing all the above mentioned items.


On a positive note, I guess the new bizarre “Compare” feature can be used as a “temp cart” that users have been requesting for a long time now. 

Finally, sadly, the site does not seem faster really to me ... if so, only marginally. 

-Tim

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Posted: 30 May 2012 01:12 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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the purchased products download is a nightmare now.
You have to sort through 4 files for each download as opposed to just choosing mac or pc in the drop down.
Grrrr…

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Posted: 30 May 2012 03:07 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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I’ve been afraid to visit the store at all since this crap started. 

Not $1 spent since the “Improvements” happened.

I barely even post much - the forums are too much work to use - they’re not Fun anymore.

They really blew this one.  But I’ll hang around and see if they ever fix anything ...

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Posted: 30 May 2012 03:27 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Posted: 30 May 2012 05:47 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Add sort-of reverse but more like random sorting of topics in the forums so it mostly looks like nothing is happening and the reqirement to completely relog in at many and random times.  I have to beleive someone is regretting this decision.  Store sales must have dropped off the edge.  It would be nice if there was a regular announcement of progress.  If there has been it’s buried somewhere.

And now my Platinum Club membership is ignored.

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Posted: 30 May 2012 10:02 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Yea, I really don’t know what has happened to DAZ. This used to be my favorite site to visit - it’s still my homepage, actually. But after the whole Genesis thing and now this horrific mess, I’m starting to think I should change it to something else. Please, DAZ, we love you still - come back to us!

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Posted: 30 May 2012 10:09 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Yeah, I hope someone is diligently working on this stuff.  I haven’t bought anything since the “improvements” either; tried twice… failed twice.

I’m sure it will be fixed (soon)...  Patience is a virtue…  But I don’t have time for it! cheese

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Posted: 30 May 2012 10:44 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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They will get everything corrected…. its just alot more expensive cost and reputation wise in production than in earlier stages of the project… I would guess Daz is like alot of companies and when cuts are made QA is the first to go (I lost my job that way).

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Posted: 30 May 2012 10:49 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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I’m not buying anything either. And these forums are just painful and clunky.

Not feeling the love.

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Posted: 30 May 2012 01:03 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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I didn’t even start getting the email alerts of “Someone has posted in a topic” until today—and none of the topics are identified in the email header.

And the notices are all from several days ago.

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Posted: 30 May 2012 04:34 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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This is not what I expected but I bought so much stuff, over the years, that I have to hang in there and hope they listen to us.


At least make the itemized order history more like the current Wish-List (minus the comments and can you add a “+” drop to the comments on the WL so as to not make that page too long?) so that I do not have to go through 196 or so pages to find stuff to reset.

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Posted: 30 May 2012 04:47 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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MrPoser - 30 May 2012 10:44 AM

They will get everything corrected…. its just alot more expensive cost and reputation wise in production than in earlier stages of the project… I would guess Daz is like alot of companies and when cuts are made QA is the first to go (I lost my job that way).

Um… suppose that QA was non-existant… what would be the next group to get axed?  Programmers?  Or have they been assigned to cleaning the toilets? 8-o

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Posted: 30 May 2012 04:49 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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They are working on thing one by one and by order of importance. Over the next several day/weeks you should see a noticeable difference.

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Posted: 30 May 2012 04:50 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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oops, double post

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I’m sooo confused…  I’ve come to grasp a little of the nature of reality and the answer to life, the universe, and everything.  I even have an inkling as to who and what I am. Auuummmmm…
But please, please, who the hell are you?  And why are you trampling my roses?

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Posted: 30 May 2012 06:40 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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I needed to buy something right after the new site was supposed to appear, but it didn’t so I couldn’t.
I needed something a few days ago, but couldn’t find it in the store. Tried to search for it, but the site just sat there for 10 minutes. Ended up going to another site.

I’m not going to boycott buying or anything. I just want to be able to find stuff. That isn’t easy now. Then when it’s found the site won’t let me pay for it. I have no idea if I would be able to download a purchase yet.

Daz, I’ll stick with you lot.

It may have been better to leave well enough alone because this is clearly worse than what you had. The old site may have been held together with Duct tape and string, but it was at least together.

P.S. When you find the guy that sold you this piece of junk, give him an extra punch for me.

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Posted: 30 May 2012 11:36 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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They will get everything corrected…. its just alot more expensive cost and reputation wise in production than in earlier stages of the project… I would guess Daz is like alot of companies and when cuts are made QA is the first to go (I lost my job that way).

Um… suppose that QA was non-existant… what would be the next group to get axed?  Programmers?  Or have they been assigned to cleaning the toilets? 8-o

Toilets?  Who needs toilets?
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