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  • Originally posted by BernG:

    There I have to disagree.

    I have about 2600 bookmarks in about 100 categories (folders).

    A large category is restaurants. I look at reviews and over the years I save the sites of restaurant reviews I like. I have about 150 restaurants saved. When we feel up to it, we look and visit.

    How can a search replace that? I'm supposed to search "Restaurants in my geographic region which are reviewed and I like". A search cannot not know what I like. I know some sites not longer exist. Then I simply delete the bookmark.

    Which is why Opera 15 was completely unacceptable. Bookmarks, to me, are as important as the browser back button (if not more so).

    First off, I know my favorite restaurants and I also know that they change. I don't need to be reminded of them by going back to hundreds of bookmarks and rereading their offerings. When we visit Maui and Kauai, we know our favorite restaurants AND we use things like Yelp to get the reviews of others. If we hit a gold mine (i.e. Kimo's in Maui) we don't need to surf back to it in coming years... we remember it (and have done so now for the past eight years). Having 150 restaurants bookmarked is a bit odd. That's not to say that there's anything wrong with that... just to say that I doubt very many people would operate in the same way. I can't think of anything that would require hundreds of bookmarks. Things change too rapidly and besides, outside of a few restaurants that I love, I like to try "new" things and not continue to frequent the places I've been to in the past. For that matter, our son and daughter-in-law both of whom work for MS and could conceivably have an excuse for having hundreds of bookmarks... don't. About a hundred bookmarks (or thereabouts) for most of my needs are all that are required and that can be handled very nicely with the QAB.

  • Originally posted by blackbird71:

    you post here over and over asserting that folks you know don't use many, if any, bookmarks. Then, when somebody goes to the trouble of explaining just one way in which real people (I am one, you know) use numerous bookmarks daily in the course of what they do, you characterize their usage as "strange". If you read my post, you saw that I clearly indicate that I don't expect to be considered as "average". However, many other folks I know DO use numerous bookmarks in one fashion or another, for one reason or another. So personal anecdotes do vary.

    I have two responses. First off, you didn't need to go to the trouble of explaining why you have hundreds of bookmarks. If you find them useful, then that's fine for you. Secondly, it is "strange" (even a bit weird) behavior in terms of MOST users. You admit that you are not typical or average. Maybe it's time Opera started catering a bit more to the typical and average user. Obviously catering to the geek squad did not produce much revenue.

    As for infinite configurability, who needs it? I would wager that most Opera users never used half of what the browser could do from either ignorance or apathy. Take the case of skins... who cares about skins? Evidently there are users out there whining that their favorite skins are no longer available and they don't know how they're going to continue on. This is so laughable it defies words. We can get our business done without skinning the browser and we can get our business done without many of the tab features whose current limited nature some posters are now lamenting. Most users don't like to infinitely tweak their browsers. They go online and get to the business at hand... and that's the end of it. Opera doesn't need to have its browser conform to everyone's wishes "out of the box". If you need a certain feature, hopefully extensions will be written for it. I want simple. I want a browser that is compatible with the social sites I visit. The current bookmarking system suits me just fine.

    Retaining its "genuine distinctiveness" which had been an Opera hallmark for many years did absolutely nothing for them other than guarantee few new users. Instead of maintaining the status quo (i.e. > 3%) Opera has decided to move forward for which I commend them.

  • Originally posted by leushino:

    With search being what it is today, there's really no need for copious numbers of bookmarks anymore... particularly numbering in the 1000's. That number is utterly ridiculous and I would guess that these "more powerful users" haven't a clue as to whether these bookmarks are current and even good anymore. Do you bookmark every site you ever surf to or what?

    Originally posted by leushino:

    First off, you didn't need to go to the trouble of explaining why you have hundreds of bookmarks. If you find them useful, then that's fine for you. Secondly, it is "strange" (even a bit weird) behavior in terms of MOST users. You admit that you are not typical or average.

    I find it fascinating that you assert using large numbers of bookmarks is ridiculous, as if anyone who claims to do it are clueless. Then, when somebody responds by giving an example of using them (and rich bookmarking is a far more "normal" example for users who actually employ a browser to accomplish "work", rather than for users who merely Google up the latest restaurant), you suggest it as "strange (even a bit weird) behavior". Perhaps you've never used a configurable web browser to actually do your job... perhaps you fail to understand what it means to see a hitherto-essential tool evaporating before your eyes. While you certainly have the right to your opinion and to express it, please don't over-generalize your experiences and browser usage patterns and marginalize the different-from-you browsing practices of others. Adjectives and phrases like 'ridiculous', 'haven't a clue', 'strange', or 'weird' are prejudicial terms. As such, they "need" to be challenged. Users are different, their browsing methods and priorities are different, and that needs to be respected.

  • I think you just want to argue now. That's fine. Be happy with your hundreds of bookmarks and infinitely configurable browser. Whatever floats your boat. (although I have a gut feeling it may be sinking)

  • Originally posted by leushino:

    I think you just want to argue now. That's fine. Be happy with your hundreds of bookmarks and infinitely configurable browser. Whatever floats your boat. (although I have a gut feeling it may be sinking)

    Actually, James, I believe the reverse is true with regard to arguing, as the continuing pattern of your responses to so many dozens of different user postings (but not all) over past months demonstrates, in my opinion. I have objections to two things when I post along these more negative lines: the direction Opera has taken thus far with the new browser, and the tone of responses to critics of that direction. I do genuinely want Opera to succeed, since it has been such an integral part of my work flow - I want to see that continue, if at all possible. And I also believe that Opera may yet listen to some of these critical postings, especially where a user's reasoning is provided. Where listening is still possible, there is the hope (however slight) that design decisions about the desktop browser can yet be influenced.

    In the end, my boat will float just fine, with Opera or without. As you probably know, I'm trialing other browsers. I've settled on one which, while not being a full subsitute, may suffice for about 75% of what I currently do within Old Opera. But, frankly, I'd much rather stay with Opera for a host of independent reasons. As it is, I continue watching and waiting. And commenting/criticizing as well, if I feel the situation warrants.

  • Originally posted by leushino:

    With search being what it is today, there's really no need for copious numbers of bookmarks anymore... particularly numbering in the 1000's. That number is utterly ridiculous and I would guess that these "more powerful users" haven't a clue as to whether these

    I really hope you are joking!
    Of course not everybody needs to have 1000+ bookmarks but many many people do.

    As for me I manage a lot of websites as a webmaster, I also manage multiples blogs and Google+ groups. It's about techology, music, artist and other things.
    I need to bookmark a lot of sites every day when I find something interesting to blog about in the near future. Sources, photos etc...
    It can be about an artist or an upcoming album/track release.
    When I blog about music and artists I also need many times to cross verify information.
    I don't always find all the information I need in a finger snap. But when I find it I need to categorize it and save it in folders AND as bookmarks.
    Yes I have many bookmarks and I delete also a lot of course but those I have they need to be "fresh" as a blog resource and easy to access to.

    So the basic question remains: Why on earth refuses Opera to implement a proper bookmark manager for people that really need it!!
    It could be inactive if Opera is afraid that it will confuse new users but nevertheless, IT SHOULD BE THERE!

    Can you give an example of any other modern browser that lack this basic and fundamental feature???

    So be careful when you say that 1000+ bookmarks is utterly ridiculous because your needs and view is not the only one on the internet!

  • Originally posted by leushino:

    Obviously catering to the geek squad did not produce much revenue.

    If Opera was catering to the 'geek squad' they would have open-sourced their browser a long time ago.

    Originally posted by leushino:

    Opera doesn't need to have its browser conform to everyone's wishes "out of the box". If you need a certain feature, hopefully extensions will be written for it. I want simple. I want a browser that is compatible with the social sites I visit. The current bookmarking system suits me just fine.

    Opera doesn't have to conform to everyone's needs. However, they can't expect long-time users to migrate to a browser that is completely different from the one they've been using.

    Originally posted by leushino:

    Retaining its "genuine distinctiveness" which had been an Opera hallmark for many years did absolutely nothing for them other than guarantee few new users. Instead of maintaining the status quo (i.e. > 3%) Opera has decided to move forward for which I commend them.

    How many new users will Opera get by targeting people who want a clone of Chrome as a web browser? You're assuming that it was the browser itself that was the problem. You fail to take into account that they released it under a proprietary license, the poor marketing done by Opera, and that the browsers with the largest market share are either proprietary and included with an operating system or open-source.

  • Originally posted by leushino:

    Opera is NOT on the radar of MOST people... period.

    Right. And what makes you or anybody think that has changed now? I haven't heard anything about the new thing aside from some tech savvy sites which reported to (and reached) the same group of people who already know Opera. Except now they know (or are getting told) how much Opium sucks.

  • Originally posted by Ervin74:

    Why on earth refuses Opera to implement a proper bookmark manager for people that really need it!!

    They have not refused to implement it. Who told you that? They have said they are working on it.

    Originally posted by Ervin74:

    But when I find it I need to categorize it and save it in folders AND as bookmarks.

    I also do that, and that's the way I prefer to work, but actually it's not a need, just a want. You could just add everything to the Stash, and use the search field in the Stash to find it, which is much quicker if you have 1,000+ bookmarks. Just think how much time you save by not organising your bookmarks.

  • Ah... I see I've disturbed the peanut gallery. Opera 18 works beautifully for me. Although I personally do not require a more sophisticated bookmark manager, I'm aware that it is being worked on. All in good time, boys... all in good time.

  • Originally posted by Pesala:

    They have not refused to implement it. Who told you that? They have said they are working on it.

    And when are they going to implement it, in version 55? Opera received numerous complaints about this in 15. Four versions later they have still not fixed it.