Netscape Revamps My Netscape

Thursday April 26th, 2001

While we normally don't post news on Netscape stuff, this is one that we wanted to talk about. Netscape today turned off customized content on My Netscape. This means that our rdf channel there, as well as our sidebar, no longer work. We have been working on a new sidebar panel for a while, and this will help push it along. As soon as it's ready, we'll let you know.

If you want to complain about this, we highly encourage you to email Netscape and ask for your custom content back.

#46 Re: not that it matters but...

by asa <>

Saturday April 28th, 2001 2:18 AM

You are replying to this message

"It doesn't have all the channels it used to have, but I'm sure they are working on it. "

Um, no. They are not "working on it". This is not a bug. This is a discontinuation of the only feature that made my.netscape actually my netscape and now it is their.netscape. I actually used that page to get work done I used to get mozillazine updates, slashdot updates, a useful list of bookmarks (more than 5), a channel that had my webmail notification (and not 3 other services I _don't_ use).

These are not bugs macpeep. These are marketing decisions in action.

I'm not going to complain too much about the browser support because that's not the issue (although it would have been politically more savvy to have incorporated featurity parity for other browsers into the design and implimentation). The issue here is that the one thing that made my.netscape different (and in my opinion, better) than or msn or any of those others was the custom channels. Those are gone from my.netscape and so am I.