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Thread #133698   Message #3046859
Posted By: Folknacious
05-Dec-10 - 11:01 AM
Thread Name: The (Forced) New Myspace
Subject: RE: The (Forced) New Myspace
Facebook is full of complaints from people who hate the MySpace change, with many people saying they're giving up on it. After a number of frustrating attempts I have found it is possible to do good work-overs on the new design. Once you find out where to control "modules" you can click off all the nonsense content like badges, streams etc (and that box which insists on locating you in the USA). You can do HTML coding within boxes so you can have clickable links and external content embedded as before. You can reposition any box, move your music player wherever you like, move (or hide) your friends panel and comments section, add loads more tracks to the player than before. Some of their ready-made colour codings are actually quite attractive, other design choices are as before down to the taste of the individual (unfortunately many have no taste!). Once it's done I concluded it was probably better than the earlier version.

BUT I only found the route to all this quite by accident and had nearly decided to delete the whole page in annoyance, as many others are obviously doing. It's a classic example of a badly-thought-through corporate change with no thought for the end user, they've really shot themselves in the foot over this. About the only good thing you can say is it's free.