i "replied" to message #47 to see if the "old" mssgs had all the "new look".
The visual effect is lousy -- and it's like leafing through a book where the text is only on the lower left hand 1/4th of the page ---
The "messages"....they look crowded-out by the ads at the top, the "Pfe Snapshot", and the sheer repetition on each mssg of "ignore" "abuse" ...and all the clutter.... subliminally it's a negative. Further, the damn ease with which a "reply" is forecaptioned (ie "RE: such and such") ...the struggle to create one's own caption is gone ...you know . There was a freewheeling flow to the board, and the messages were the prominent visual part and the prominent "affective" part of the page. The "affect" is altogether different. The experience is different. The "messages" are sort of obscured, dwarfed etc by the format. In advertising, you can spot this flaw easily ( the message/product is obscured by too much clutter). I have elderly neighbor who abandoned her "Readers Digest" subscription for lack of wanting to fight through all the advertisements etc. (Ages ago the "Readers Digest" vowed they'd never place advertisements upon their pages. She is still hoping they'll reconsider ehaha, and i told her about the recent changes in the Yahoo message boards. She was empathetic. So was I. eha) GT, good grief. The work of art, the ongoing banter, pissing matches (great background btw), the OT humor, the soap opera/melodrama...it's gone. It was hard enough to keep some continuity going without the above-described distractions. Yahoo boards were unique from the other stock message boards (better). A clone of the Raging Bull boards? Good Grief, Charlie Brown. What's your take, GT (or anyone else)? Meanwhile, Orion is stuggling to his feet off the Eastern horizon signaling his rise into Fall and Winter. A beautiful night. Goodnight GT. *PS . Were you able to s-e-e this message? Did you spot this message, GT? : )
I think it is the GD relentless "SnapShot" (read: chinese water torture) that finally broke me. Do they think we cant get a fing delayed quote on our own? sheee-aatt
SHHRRRIIIIEEEEEKKKING H....give Molly back her Readers Digest and give us back our.... : ) : )
**NO WONDER BEZOS TOLD KOOGLE TO GO P1SS UP A ROPE!! AHA! ** and all the while some of the old regulars are making up wild tales to excuse their absences...like yeah SURE jk160 went to Las Vegas on a 2 week vacation, and LadySpirit just happened to need to go to Canada. And "Mom"... oh yeah sure i know i know she's been shopping for a month. And suddenly (out-of-the-blue!) our own free-spirit Prov40 is taking his career seriously. Tell me another one. And Thong (he is an artist, dammit) clearly recognizes he's far too good for this board now. TC must have seen the writing on the wall. Hilly, hi there and goodnight or morning. : )
It appears that Viagra is on track to be a 1 billion dollar plus drug for Pfizer. Is anyone here at all concerned that the second generation PDE 5 inhibitor (IC351)currently heading into phase III testing from Lilly/Icos will erode market share down the road. I know PFE has a great sales force. I know they have a significant head start. But, IC351 appears to exhibit greater specificity, a shorter time to onset, no retinal interaction(i.e.blue vision),less headaches and flushing and reduced interaction with nitrates. Is PFE working on a new formulation to keep up? And if so will the company have to undertake long-term toxicity studies before FDA approval?