Update thoughts

They're sort of all over the place. I'm trying to be coherent and constructive but having a hard time with it. This is one of those times when it would be easier to explain in person. Which I think is partly why I feel frustrated - these invisible hands are messing with our stuff and the feedback/conversation is very one-way.
  1. I turned off auto-updates a few months back, so I don't have DMs and I can still relist. Are those the only differences between my li.st and the updated one? It seems like it.
    Even without having the update myself, I totally get the things you guys are saying about relists and trending, and how that impacts new users. Here my my additional thoughts.
  2. ~~~Point 1~~~
  3. My discover page looks different even without updating, and I don't like it. Lots of duplicates and clutter.
  4. I guess this is the explanation?
  5. But, and this is one example, out of the first 10 items, 7 of them are about the same person. That didn't happen before.
    The old way didn't tell me every single action of another user. This does and I don't really see why or how that's useful to me.
  6. Related: I don't really need everyone to see my activity here in up-to-the-minute detail.
    I feel weird and self-conscious about how many times you all will see my name in your feed. Maybe that's just me.
  7. I had always wanted the "activity" section to be expandable, the way the "featured" and "trending" sections were. But not at the expense of everything else.
    Well, maybe at the expense of "featured."
  8. ~~~Point 2~~~~
  9. Why? I "curate" my own feed by following the people I want to follow.
  10. ~~~Point 3~~~~
  11. You're right, @listbot. It's a beautifully intimate community, and I'm so glad that you all are interested in protecting that. But this experience doesn't feel like it hit the mark.
    It feels like you've closed us off, oddly. And I think we've been really good at welcoming new people until now. Also, How do you decide which people and lists I'm "likely to love"?
  12. ~~~Point 4~~~
  13. I really, really miss the trending lists. It may have had flaws, but it was a quick and easy way to see what's going on in the community. Now I sort of have to aggregate that information for myself by mentally keeping track of which lists I'm seeing a lot in my discovery feed?
  14. PLUS it was easier to go back to the trending lists if an interesting conversation was happening in the comments. When controversial or important lists/topics were being discussed, I could get right back to them and follow along. Not any more.
  15. I guess that's it.
  16. I'm not updating.
  17. Edit: I updated. It's pretty, even elegant. It will take some getting used to, but I'm willing to see how the vision of our leaders plays out.