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NewYorkCountryLawyer
NewYorkCountryLawyer writes "I find the Firehose software to be infuriating. It seems to have no 'stickiness' but constantly reverts to other views and searches than what I was looking at. I'm about ready to give up on it unless they tell me they recognize it's dumb and are doing something to make it work right. Am I the only one who feels this way?"
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Who thinks Firehose software is working right?

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  • I've reported a bug to CT, but he said "it's working for everyone here" and didn't seem interested in finding a solution to my problem.

    My issue: I can't save my settings.

    However, I'm not giving up on the firehose view because there really isn't another view I like better.
    • by Qzukk (229616)
      I can't rename the "Untitled" filter anymore. I can click on it and I get a box to type a new name in, but nothing I do at that point saves the new name (hitting enter closes the box but it's still "untitled". At least the Untitled filter is saved...

      This wouldn't be so bad but several weeks ago there was some kind of bug that caused clicking on custom filters to bring up the edit name box on the first click (instead of loading the filter) then clicking out of it deleted the filter so now all of my custom
  • by Thelasko (1196535)
    I have never been able to save my settings. But recently even when I clear the stories box and set the filter to blue I get a clump of stories with no other articles in between.

    The whole site has been buggy since the forum "upgrade"
  • I've taken to clicking on the yesterday link and then hand editing the URL to get what I want... (basically the old view)...

    start with something like this

        http://slashdot.org/firehose.pl?page=8fhfilter=&color=black&startdate=20080506 [slashdot.org]

    and then edit the page number (starts at zero) and the start date...

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