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  • Hey WindowsVista567,

     

    Thanks for the suggestion!

     

    I've added a moderator note to the original post and the last response of the thread linking to the new thread.


    Steven
    Thursday, October 27, 2011 2:04 AM
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  • New question:

    I am trying to delete "extra" information that I have posted and no longer want to keep online. There is the issue of the thread "A List of Problems with Metro, and Redesign Recommendations" where I posted a picture of my computer's desktop. I do not want this image to remain online. Is there any chance that that post could be deleted?



    Monday, December 5, 2011 9:21 PM
  • Hey WindowsVista567,

     

    The image has been removed from the thread titled "A list of Problems with Metro, and Redesigning Recommendation". I've made a note that the image was removed per your request so that the thread still makes sense when reading it.

     

    We would prefer to keep the information provided in that thread available due to the large amount of discussion and great content that was provided. Let us know if there is something specific that you would like to have removed from that thread.


    Steven
    Monday, December 5, 2011 10:09 PM
    Moderator
  • Here is what I would like to see:

    1. The continuation contains an updated version of the introduction. If you could replace the introduction with the updated version (minus the bold-italic text describing the previous thread), that might be helpful.

    2. The section "A Response to the Idea that Metro is Windows, so It Can't Be Disabled or Run in a Window" should say:

    "Various websites have shown that Metro can be disabled and that the Start Menu and other apparently removed UI components can be restored without any extra software. Therefore, there must be a way to restore the old UI mechanisms and add functionality that is in the Metro UI to the desktop (and run WinRT apps in a window). The extension of WinRT to the desktop could result in the creation of one of the best Windows application platforms ever - a platform that is free of many of the problems found in Win32 and that can run modern apps with a mouse-first UI."

    3. The post saying "Fortunately, Microsoft has posted a new blog post about the Start Screen and the rationalization for it. I'm convinced now that it can be better than the Start Menu, but not in its current implementation. The Start Screen needs to be loaded overtop of a blurred, darkened desktop, Microsoft needs to get rid of "Contracts" and restore universal drag-and-drop, and the Desktop, not the Start Screen, needs to be the default UI. Also, Metro-style apps need to be run in a window. In other words, the existing Windows paradigm shouldn't be placed in a box. I still stand by everything I said in the above post, but the Start Screen can have advantages. It's just that the negatives outweigh the positives at this point, and the Start Screen should never cover up the entire screen. Despite the newest blog post from Microsoft, everything I said above still applies at this point, as it had less to do with the Start Screen and more to do with the overall Windows 8 experience." should be deleted as I no longer believe that the Start Screen should load overtop of the desktop on desktop computers.

    4. Replacing the information on the original post with the updated content would require deleting "If you're interested in discussing the looks of Windows 8, I have added a few comments about Aero-style design to my original post. Frankly, I think that Aero is miles ahead of Metro in almost every way. Look under "Update 10/22/11" in my original post for more information. I also have another post about "Making Metro More Aero."

    5. There is an updated version of the "desktop image" post in the continuation. I would prefer it if the original post also used the updated content.

    6. I pointed out toward the end of the thread that I expected the thread to be locked (I figured out that you automatically lock threads after they get around 80 replies or so). These posts waste space and should be deleted.

    Hopefully, these changes can be made while still leaving the discussion intact.

    Somehow, these online threads always end up being more complicated than I expect them to be.

    Monday, December 5, 2011 10:44 PM
  • Hey WindowsVista567,

     

    To avoid the continual process of updating the introduction and/or content of the original thread I've included this note at the top of the original thread:
    "Moderator note: Please visit the thread linked below to see the most up-to-date introduction and to see the most recent discussion for this topic.
    A List of Problems with Metro, and Redesign Recommendations - Part 2
    (http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/windowsdeveloperpreviewgeneral/thread/a72da911-0355-4e85-b337-ab7605bdbe9c)"

     

    This should help to inform users that the new thread exists and provide a link to the most recent content of the feedback that has been provided.

     

    Also I would like to note that it is helpful to see not only the current feedback that has been provided but also the initial feedback. Seeing both points can help to give an idea of how opinions change over the course of discussion and after further use of Windows Developer Preview.


    Steven
    Tuesday, December 6, 2011 12:01 AM
    Moderator
  • Also I would like to note that it is helpful to see not only the current feedback that has been provided but also the initial feedback. Seeing both points can help to give an idea of how opinions change over the course of discussion and after further use of Windows Developer Preview.

    I was not aware of that. I usually edit or delete my posts of I think that my opinion has changed enough. In my case though, it seems like the more I use it, the less I find good in Metro. Thank you for removing the image, though. I'm glad that the picture of my PC desktop is no longer posted online.
    Tuesday, December 6, 2011 12:13 AM