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Where were you when all email providers suddenly became shite?

  1. Soyboy IV: The Flower of Death and The Crystal of Life African Astronaut [the oppositely able-bodied hop-step-and-jump]
    GMail used to be simple to understand, easy to use, straightforward, etc.

    This is a complete shoah of a user design experience.



    I don't even know what I'm at. I'm clicking at UI elements that are floating in and out. The icons are tiny and confusing.

    My protonmail account doesn't load on my Chrome 72.

    My Zohomail account suddenly spawned several categories in which to misclassify emails, and is shit beyond belief (it's Indian, so that makes sense, but it didn't used to be like that).

    In 2019 can no one do email correctly and simply?
  2. blackbird Tuskegee Airman
    Stop using webmail and get an email client.

    The trend with designing websites seems to be to use symbols for everything instead of actual words. I’m assuming it’s easier than translating everything into a bunch of languages, but it’s annoying cause I never know what most of them mean. If you’re lucky you can hover over them and see what they’re for but it’s a pain in the ass.
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  3. Jiggaboo_Johnson Dark Matter
    Stop using email and move to Telepathy...it's the 21st century for Christmas's sake.
  4. vindicktive vinny Naturally Camouflaged
    set it to classic desktop version.
  5. Lanny virtuosic jazz vampire
    Gmail has really gone full retard with the mystery meat icons. Like maybe I could understand it on a phone (not really, but I'd at least know _why_) but look at how much realestate I have here:



    Why in the fuck do I have slowly hover my mouse over this lineup of icons every time I want to do something just a little outside of my normal workflow? There used to be text there, it worked amazingly, I could use my prestigious third grade education to read the words and understand what these stupid buttons are supposed to do as opposed to squinting at runes hoping that "box with down arrow" does what I think it does.

    I fucking amazes me that some of the best paid designers in the world produced this garbage.

    They also abuse browser focus in unholy ways so I can never just use my normal keyboard shortcuts to navigate, every time I switch to gmail I have to recall their custom set of hotkeys and shit

    Originally posted by blackbird Stop using webmail and get an email client.

    I gave thunderbird an honest go the other day but it has its own bag of issues. One of the most annoying is super high latency, I don't know if gmail doesn't support IMAP or they intentionally gimp it but it's like POP3 speeds of fetching. It took me like 3 hours of fucking around with a css file burried deep in the bowles of the application to get text to render at a reasonable size. It still doesn't seem to understand the idea of "archive" which has existed for a many many years now. Working with multiple accounts is a pain in the neck and it always defaults to replying from the "primary" account (how if decided that account was primary I'll never know) rather than the account the email was directed to so professional contacts get email from my personal account if I don't remember to switch it which is mildly embarrassing.

    User was banned for saying the taboo phrase "bird"!
  6. eyeluvthe9ds Yung Blood
    What kind of dumbass gets banned from his own forum
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  7. vindicktive vinny Naturally Camouflaged
    Originally posted by Lanny Why in the fuck do I have slowly hover my mouse over this lineup of icons every time I want to do something just a little outside of my normal workflow? There used to be text there, it worked amazingly, I could use my prestigious third grade education to read the words and understand what these stupid buttons are supposed to do as opposed to squinting at runes hoping that "box with down arrow" does what I think it does.

    hyrogliphs are the ultimate form of literary evolution.
  8. Eval/Apply Recursed
    Originally posted by eyeluvthe9ds What kind of dumbass gets banned from his own forum

    No one is safe from Lanny's tyrannical banhammer, not even Lanny himself.
  9. Eval/Apply Recursed
    Originally posted by vindicktive vinny hyrogliphs are the ultimate form of literary evolution.

    Says the guy indoctrinated with the language with the shittiest writing system on earth.
  10. vindicktive vinny Naturally Camouflaged
    Originally posted by Eval/Apply Says the guy indoctrinated with the language with the shittiest writing system on earth.

    your just too inferior and ill equipped to handle high bitrate, high information density writtings.
  11. Eval/Apply Recursed
    Wrong. Alphabet based writing systems require objectively less entropy-per-word than ideographic writing systems employing adult level vocabularies. Just because a writing system has many thousands of glyphs doesn't make it information dense.
  12. Soyboy IV: The Flower of Death and The Crystal of Life African Astronaut [the oppositely able-bodied hop-step-and-jump]
    Originally posted by Eval/Apply Says the guy indoctrinated with the language with the shittiest writing system on earth.

    Chinese was made intentionally shitty by scribes so that peasants couldn't understand it.
  13. vindicktive vinny Naturally Camouflaged
    Originally posted by Eval/Apply Wrong. Alphabet based writing systems require objectively less entropy-per-word than ideographic writing systems employing adult level vocabularies. Just because a writing system has many thousands of glyphs doesn't make it information dense.

    says the sour barcode reader who couldnt read QR codes.
  14. vindicktive vinny Naturally Camouflaged
    Originally posted by Eval/Apply Wrong. Alphabet based writing systems require objectively less entropy-per-word than ideographic writing systems employing adult level vocabularies. Just because a writing system has many thousands of glyphs doesn't make it information dense.

    oh ja

  15. Eval/Apply Recursed
    Originally posted by vindicktive vinny oh ja

    Count the number of stroke required to write each paragraph. White man holds his reading material a comfortable 3 feet or more from his face. The chinaman sits hunched inches away from a book or screen, poor slouched submissive posture while he reads, that he might make out the second rate moon runes that constitute his garbage language.
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  16. vindicktive vinny Naturally Camouflaged
    Originally posted by Eval/Apply Count the number of stroke required to write each paragraph. White man holds his reading material a comfortable 3 feet or more from his face. The chinaman sits hunched inches away from a book or screen, poor slouched submissive posture while he reads, that me might make out the second rate moon runes that constitute his garbage language.

    citations needed.
  17. Soyboy IV: The Flower of Death and The Crystal of Life African Astronaut [the oppositely able-bodied hop-step-and-jump]
    Originally posted by vindicktive vinny citations needed.

    Look at the pic you posted, I can't even make out those characters.
  18. vindicktive vinny Naturally Camouflaged
    Originally posted by MORALLY SUPERIOR BEING IV: The Flower of Death and The Crystal of Life Look at the pic you posted, I can't even make out those characters.

    ermm, maybe thats because you couldnt read chinese ?

    i have no problem reading the chinese part but had to squint to read the english part because the printer had to reduce the font size of the english text to match the length of their chinese counter part.

    ill admit chinese is harder to write and take longer if your unskilled but its very easy to read and scan thru an entire page.
  19. -SpectraL coward [the spuriously bluish-lilac bushman]
    Originally posted by eyeluvthe9ds What kind of dumbass gets banned from his own forum

    Different strokes for different folks?
  20. -SpectraL coward [the spuriously bluish-lilac bushman]
    Originally posted by Eval/Apply No one is safe from Lanny's tyrannical banhammer, not even Lanny himself.

    That was the GMail "KarMa" design striking back.
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