No, they’re not.

Are “welcome screens” actually welcome? By anybody?

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8 Responses to No, they’re not.

  1. Anonymous says:

    Sorry, what do you mean by “welcome screens”?

  2. kate says:

    Thank you. I’ve been wondering this for years. Does anyone actually sit through the welcome screen (usually a slowly loading flash)? I click on Skip Intro ASAP. Waste of a webpage, and not what I want.

  3. Nick Booth says:

    No. Give me content. Now. In my feed reader. Make it pithy.

  4. Mike Warot says:

    Same here… and I use AdBlock plus to get rid of a lot of visual noise (aka Advertising) as well.

    Printer friendly pages are my favorite. I hate the massive waste of space most sites use for navigation that I don’t care about when I’m trying to read.

  5. As useful as flash intros

  6. Why don’t you have a full text rss feed? I clicked through to your blog for one sentence? I’d rather be reading this on the NewsGang app.

  7. Doc Searls says:

    Cliff, I thought it was full text. I’ll ask on Monday when I’m back in the company of the geeks who run the tech behind the blog.

  8. Doc Searls says:

    Anonymous, go to Forbes. What you’ll see first is a “welcome screen” — always an ad for something. There’s a link that says “skip this welcome screen”. But I’d rather never see it.

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