"Why companies make big changes to the site - because they are doing
fundamental upgrade / redesign of their software. In order to radically improve
features or improve maintainability, new code base is typically needed."
Usually that would be the case, however, they haven't replaced the old code.
All they have done is added a slower, clunkier, more wasteful 'skin' to parts
of the site. Worse still, they've added it to the users landing page. I thought
the idea was to make the landing pages the quickest, then let the users opt for
slower pages if desired?
No new value added, no new features added, just a prettier (arguable), slower,
less functional façade!”
Something that this has taught me is how big a part Flickr has in
my life. I have often gone to the Help Forum, to see what people are writing.
Now there are several threads on the changes started by members. Six official
topics started by the staff. The biggest thread is the feedback, at the moment
214 pages of 21,360 replies! Of course it has been impossible to read all of
that, but I’ve looked at a few threads and even written there. And I have never
written so many blogs!