Post by Tak Nakamoto
The Chron is melting down on the hard copy side of the operation as well.
I'm wondering if the paper will survive.
Since 1966 I subscribed to 3 newspapers:
San Hoser Mockery Murky Mercury News
San Francisco Chronicle
It didn't take long for the Tribune to become irrelevant so I
When the Mockery News ceased the COMPUTING section in the Sunday
edition and made other untenable changes, I unsubscribed.
When the Chronicle lied and never sent me the "$10-$20" gifts
they promised for renewing 2 years in a row, I unsubscribed.
They then tried to woo me back with an annual-subscription-only
that was approaching the same price as the New York Times so I
ignored all their solicitations since then.
When SFGate replaced their home-brewed world-class commenting
system with a piece of Canuck Crap named Viafoura that didn't
permit thumbs down along with all comments being invisible, I
ceased logging on and haven't logged on since.
And literally just a minute ago I received an email from SFgate:
with this content:
" Dear Readers,
" We are excited to unveil a new, redesigned SFGate today! The new
" site has a bold and modern aesthetic that reflects the dynamic
" spirit of San Francisco and its people, with many new features
" * Scrolling stories, the Latest News Feed and the Most
" Popular stories on the homepage.
" * More visual elements, such as photo galleries, videos,
" infographics, maps and related links, that help bring the
" stories to life.
" * A navigation bar that allows you to move more easily
" between sections and showcases the top stories with photos
" from each section right there in the navigation drop down.
" * Faster-loading pages and improved search.
" * Easy-to-find social sharing icons integrated into every page.
" Please try out the new SFGate and let us know what you
" think. With your input, we will continuously improve the site and
" add more content, voices and partnerships. Let us know your
" comments at www.sfgate.com/feedback.
" We hope you'll enjoy the new SFGate!
" Kristine Shine
" San Francisco Chronicle
As I wrote earlier, SFgate is presently sort-of usable but there are
a lot of gotchas before it's a fully usable website again.