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Subject matter and presentation

Why can't you just put some news up on your xfinity screen, instead of what looks like the front page of the national enquirer? Just put some articles up there WITHOUT slide shows or video clips or animations, just (gasp) plain old text!! And howsabout some more interesting subject matter--- I just can't stomach any more celebrity gossip or cute kids or diet advice. You know, there are still a significant number of us left who are literate, despite your ongoing efforts.

 

And while we're on the subject, or close to the subject, can't you hire a proofreader or copy editor? Someone who knows the difference between "principle" and "principal," "effect" and "affect," and "gluttonous" and "glutinous." I'm available, for a low hourly fee...

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Ok let me reiterate the responses I have read from Comcast in the past on this. They claim since they are feeds from some other source besides Comcast they can't be responsible for it's content or proof reading. Also, they try to appeal to the most people and apparently most people like that format. For myself, I agree with you and personally I think the response is just a cop out.

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senyax wrote:

Why can't you just put some news up on your xfinity screen, instead of what looks like the front page of the national enquirer?

 


I've made this statement many times in the forum: The Comcast homepage is an online version of a bad supermarket tabloid.

 

Every once in while they make changes to "improve" the page. You can put lipstick on a pig but it's still a pig.

 

I have never used it for my homepage. I never will. I rarely look at it.

 

 




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When I open the homepage I only go directly to the news link and click on that and ignore everything else.  I also click on the different news sources when I open the news link so I got an across the board representation of the news, not just NBC version.

LIke Reuters, AP, etc.