I dont like the quotes.. please stop.
I like them, but there's too many per day.
Put more in a single "daily digest" RSS Quote.
One solution that I would really like is to have multiple feeds and allow the user to select what he wants to read about:
* ALL the above.
A user can then pick up one or more feeds and subscribe to their topic of choice.
Thanks for feedback with useful suggestions.
As for your request for multiple feeds, this is already possible as explained in this thread.
Seriously, I don't subscribe to the kerneltrap rss to read inane and pointless crap.
Changes always bring a response. Sometimes the response is positive, sometimes it is negative. Usually it's very mixed.
As for quotes, I've received literally dozens of emails from people telling me how much they enjoy the new feature. I've also seen a dramatic increase in site traffic. I have seen a handful of anonymous folks complaining.
I do listen to all comments, and at this time I plan to continue with the quotes. I may considering removing them from the default RSS feed, but this is not planned at this time.
If you read the earlier threads in this forum about this topic, you will see that 1) it's possible to view only news without the quotes, and 2) it's possible to subscribe to the news feed without quotes. So all that's left to discuss is the default view and default rss feed.
Personally, I've started visiting the site more as a result of the more numerous stories posted. The quotes certainly don't detract, especially given that it's so terribly simple to not view them.
I like the way they break up the regular news (although they can quickly overwhelm the RSS feed which is a bit of a pity). As someone said perhaps a fewer quotes (maybe 1 quote per 6/7 news items) would be a good compromise.
I personally like the quotes a lot, and the recent increase in the frequency of new stories. Excellent work!
I've been busy the past couple of days, and haven't been able to focus on KernelTrap much. However, I did give the RSS feed some more thought. I've edited the default rss feed to not include quotes... upon further reflection, I came to the conclusion that the quotes don't belong there, as it's intended as a "news feed" for the site.
That said, I do like the quotes on the front page, and intend to keep posting them there in between articles. I find quotes during my normal reading of the various mailing lists, so it doesn't detract from the creation of actual news stories.
Going forward as time permits, I've got quite a few plans for the quotes. Some people hate them, but some people have hated every change I've ever made on this site -- and take great pleasure in telling me, over and over. As noted earlier, the vast majority of feedback has been very positive. And truth be told, I rather enjoy finding the quotes myself.
I like the quotes. The more frequent news also certainly make the site more and more interesting.
Thanks for your work Jeremy.
The quotes are OK, but I think they should be put in context (of where/when/about what they were said)
As noted in a previous discussion about the quotes, this is left as an exercise to the reader. If you're interested in the quote, take a few seconds to educate yourself and read the context...
I actually like the quotes.
But there could be either fewer of them, or they could be made "smaller" i.e. less
noticable. Right now they disturb the flow of reading a bit.
But as said, I like them. People too often complain :)
Just maybe lessen the amount of quotes displayed
I find them interesting, but don't like the way they steal space from "real" stories. So I have updated my bookmark to kerneltrap.org/news. Problem solved. Thanks Jeremy!
I just LOVE the quotes. In fact, they are one of the reasons I started to visit kerneltrap regularly again (that and the fact that there are actual NEWS more often these day)
So keep 'em cumin
I don't like the quotes... in the main thread.
I would appreciate if they were put in a ribbon aside the article and real info.
Btw, maybe a poll can be set up to view what people think?
The quotes have significantly increased site traffic, and they are fun for me to find and post. As this is my hobby, I will be keeping them.
That said, spend a few seconds reading the rest of this comment thread, and you can find a simple way to view only articles...