I still miss the Trove. It allowed me to search the way I think. The new system is certainly better than it was at implementation, but will never be as good as the Trove was for what I needed.
I used to trawl for new software just for fun, and would find some gems. Now I dread having to search for stuff, as it's just not how I search.
Fifteen months on and I still want the old site back.
Maybe it's a case of me not wanting to "move on". But the simple fact of teh amtter is that the Trove worked for me. This system still just feels like an inferior knockoff of the Freshmeat of old.
I have to agree. I'm trying to like it. I'm certainly getting used to it.
But every single time I try to search for something (and I mean *every* single time), I just find myself thinking how much quicker I could narrow down on it in the old trove.
I've said it before, but the trove was the reason I used FM when trying to find F/OSS applications. More than that, to me the trove *was* Freshmeat. It was certainly why I used this site as opposed to others.
I'm sure there are people who like the change and find it better. (Complainers are always the more vocal)
But, personally, the new site has basically taken a good hard look at exactly that made FM usable for some of us and flat-out abandoned it.
There have been times on other sites where people have complained about changes and I've wished that they'd shut up and appreciate that the core of the old site was still there - despite primarily-aesthetic changes. In this case, however, I cannot do that as the core of the old site is gone. It simply does not work the same. It just isn't what it as. Isn't what it needs to be. And despite teh best efforts of the FM staff to get us to be able to get the new site to work better for us, for some of us if it's the new site it never will.
I'm sticking around. But only because this place is the best of a bad bunch. It used to be top of the class.