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Display Name: ALWS
Member Since: 9/19/11

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What Gusano said:

"I am VERY disappointed that I will be faced with duplicate content from each channel. Please consider placing each post on only one channel so that readers who are now forced to visit multiple channels won't be faced with redundant information."

Trying to work through how to navigate the new organization set-up, I first thought I would get what I want by following specific channels, because the main page has things (child-related posts, tech-related posts) that I'm not interested in while at the same time apparently leaving out some content that I might be interested in which would instead show up just on specific channels. That seemed like an overly fussy way of having to do things, but whatever.

Then it turns out that the specific channels have massive overlap. This means 1) there are no channels that exclude topics I have no interest in, and 2) every channel repeats tons of content from other channels -- in some cases content shows up on more than two channels. Not just a bit of repeated content, a LOT of repeated content.

So I think I've arrived at this approach to Apartment Therapy 3.0: I have no interest in digging through multiple channels full of repeated posts (including repeated posts I couldn't care less about) to find a few things I might be interested in and might be missing. After my first visit to the different channels -- and the discovering of bucketloads of overlap -- it seems like it will be a waste of time to go anywhere else on the site outside the main page/channel/thingie. But presuming the main page doesn't end up too heavy with kid and tech posts, it seems like it would still be worth following in my RSS reader.

R.e. the overall look: something about it (font? colors? I don't know) makes it hard to look at for very long. A bit eye-strain inducing.

Welcome to the New Apartment Therapy!
1/10/12 09:52 AM

Wait. Baby rooms show up in Style *and* Family? Is there anywhere on the site, or in a 'channel', that grown-up style and infant style is separate? Hopefully?

Welcome to the New Apartment Therapy!
1/9/12 11:01 AM

(I'm not interested in following kids and tech, which is why I'm trying to figure out how to break out the new main page to exclude those posts.)

Welcome to the New Apartment Therapy!
1/9/12 10:53 AM

So, in order to read all posts that used to come to my RSS reader via AT main, I would now need to subscribe to Style, DIY, Homekeeping, and Renovating? And then sub to Green Living to get the ReNest posts?

Not complaining, just making sure I understand.

Out of curiosity, is there anyway to opt out of having Daily Scavenger posts showing up on my RSS feed? That would be awesome.

Welcome to the New Apartment Therapy!
1/9/12 10:52 AM

WOW. Gorgeous!

Before & After: Vintage Radio Cabinet Becomes the Star of the Party
Pondered Primed Perfected

12/16/11 05:39 PM

Probably important to note that when she put the poly coat on, it ruined the paper...

Before & After: A Chest of Drawers Gets Paper Sourced
Fine Diving

12/7/11 07:09 PM

I love 8 & 9 -- the vibrant colorful ornaments!

10 More Wintry White Christmas Trees
12/5/11 11:22 AM

The books I keep are books I like to read. If I don't want to read it (or reread it, as is most often the case) I don't keep it. The fact that the books look great on bookshelves is just a bonus.

Keeping Your Favorite Books at Home
FT Magazine

11/14/11 11:41 AM

I love the colors and textures used in #2; and LOVE that the view is allowed to shine in #4.

I would like to see minimalist rooms that feature traditional, *not* MCM, furniture and decor, though. Curvy, maybe bulky, maybe ornate antique pieces with a few other design pieces; but sans the mess of cabinets/hutches/china/etc. filling up the room -- that can be a great look.

Keeping It Simple: Minimalist Dining Rooms

11/10/11 10:44 AM

First two recipes I tried out of Nigella Lawson's 'Domestic Goddess' cookbook were complete disasters. Both were desserts, and were horrible. A friend convinced me to try one of her savory recipes (zucchini & chickpea filo pie) which that turned out absolutely delicious; but I'm still too wary to try anything else from that cookbook in case that one was a fluke...

Bad Recipes: Have You Ever Been Burned?
9/29/11 10:10 AM

LOVE my Samsung Captivate Android. A great many of the items on this list are why I went with it over iPhone (that, and most of the smartphone users I asked recommended Android over iOS. That surprised me, but I haven't regretted taking their advice).

10 Reasons I Picked An Android Over The iPhone
9/26/11 01:28 PM