Originally posted by bosco30:
Originally posted by BernG:
Originally posted by scratchspace:
Originally posted by blackbird71:
I've observed that one of the common elements of quite a number of negative initial postings about Opera's bookmarks situation is that users who first fire up the new Opera are unable to locate or figure out its 'bookmarking' functionality. . . .
Opera seriously needs to get a team working ASAP on a coherent, instantly-accessible instruction/helps/how-to database for new users, broken out by version number . . .
Yes, a FAQ/guide of some sort is clearly needed. Unfortunately, the presence of such a FAQ would represent only a speed bump to the fraudulent/trolling "Where are the bookmarks?! I'm shocked! Good riddance, Opera!" posters (e.g., the OP here) who appear with some regularity on this forum.
Definitely agree that the OP post screams "fraudulent." Especially the whiny and attraction attention "Opera is a lost cause." The post just doesn't smell right.
I've also seen too many posts by so-called decision makers telling us they're considering Opera for their company, blah, blah blah. Yeah right.:rolleyes:
But why are these posters doing this? I think one reason is that these posters miss what Opera has lost and they are trying to create as much leverage as they can to get it back. They figure that a simple polite post will be ignored but if they seem more important and angry, the powers that be are more likely to listen to them. I think another reason is that they are simply enraged at the frustration they feel over what they see as dumb decisions made by management. In any case letting these comments stand unanswered is more likely to give management a nudge toward improving Opera. Undercutting these comments doesn't do anybody any good.
So damn right, you almost brought tears to my eyes. Honestly. It's hard to see those posts considered as enemy grenades by those that seem to fiercely defend new Opera as being a fantastic achievement up to gaining share in near future, when these posts simply represent a cry for help from a few that just still care for Opera. At least these ones show their thoughts, most of the ones that find themselves under same adversities just leave speechless. Browser geeks (no bad meant) should realize that for common users a web browser is not a purpose, it's a tool, nothing more than that, and it is required to bend to the user -as Opera did in the past, offering so many at such ease- not the opposite. Nowadays when I get to these forums I leave disappointed from finding the explanations (or pretended solutions) as just hard ways of going around problems that are simple user tasks in competition products. Not intending to advertise, just as an example, I tried a web browser -name starts by Max...- It's light, it transfers the bookmarks from the system automatically at (very quick) install process, smooth scrolling, no crashes, simple configuration, innovative for cloud environment, option to surf under Webkit or Trident modes at user will, it just felt I was using the Opera from the good old days. It is well underrated for all it does, its worldwide share is smaller than Opera's, however it is user-friendly enough for us to see the work spent in there is nothing but towards users to forget they are using a complex tool to achieve whatever purposes they want, in an universal manner. I'm not quiting Opera, I've been using it for too long, but I do expect Opera team to realize that all that Opera users want is to be happy with their surfing tool, even when they don't choose the right words to express it. Many times I've been proud to open Opera knowing my choice was the right one comparing to the heavy weight of IE to execute the same things that were so light to do in Opera, or avoiding the intrusion that Chrome represents in my data sharing prevention and the way it spreads into the system -same as FFox, or IE- but this may well be just my personal paranoia. I faced too many crashes in time from so many Opera updates to quit it. I have faith that in time it will be a great tool again, should those funny posts be taken into consideration, they mean far more than what it's written.