Posted by Ian
A quick look at what you thought of the site this month.
The new designs for Britain’s coins, and high street banks losing a test case concerning overdraft charges attracted the greatest number of visitors to the homepage.
Other features that did well included 12 things you didn’t know about alcohol, interest rates being slightly lowered to 5%, fashion taboos to break this spring, and a preview of this summer’s blockbuster new films.
Thanks for all your contributions, opinions and feedback.
As ever there were a few errors of judgement and spelling you were quick to pick up on, and for which we apologise. These included running a headline about a woman dying in a police chase crash on the same page as a feature entitled ‘the world’s craziest police chases’; claiming the world’s smallest islands are the Pitcairn Islands, whereas in fact they are the least populated; erroneously insisting the giant Singapore Flyer wheel travelled 18km at a speed of 36km per hour; and being too hasty – in some people’s opinion – in revealing the name of who gets kicked off The Apprentice each week.
Several people complained about how long the site takes to appear in your browser (‘World War Two could have been fought and won in the time it takes your page to load’) and this is a problem that is being investigated. Far more complained about the sudden and unannounced switch from Windows Live Maps to Multimap, a policy that Microsoft has conceded should have been better advertised.
Finally, one person took offence at a photograph…of Bruce Forsyth. ‘I have had to put up with that arrogant man on television for decades. I am DISGUSTED that I now have see his ghastly face when I use the MSN homepage. PLEASE do not irritate and insult your users in this way.’
Ah well. Clearly it’s not always so nice to see him.