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R. Giskard Reventlov8-Mar-17 5:42
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[START_RANT]

Dear Bing

I was recently persuaded to switch to you from your arch-rival and nemesis, Google. I did it because, frankly, I thought it was time for a change. I was bored with the anodyne nothing that Google had become and thought I needed to see pretty pictures to liven up my searching experience.

It all started out so well... there you were in all your graphic glory... a neat little menu bar at the top and some rather annoying images at the bottom. Apparently, this is "my news and interests". Trouble is they don't actually match anything I'd be interested in. I'm here to search for something. That's all. You're not my friend or my confidant. If I want news, I'll go to a news channel. If I want information about my hobbies, I'll go to an appropriate web site.

And then I see that I can switch you off in settings. Job done, easy-peasy.

But, of course, it wasn't. Open the browser later and back you come. Hmm. Ok, must be a cookie issue so I specifically enable IE to allow your cookies and all is well with the world; no more useless fluff on the page.

Until the next day when it's back again. Mad | :mad:

How elephanting hard can it be to allow me to persist my choices for more than a day? I've signed in to my MS account, why not store my preferences there? Oh no, we're Microsoft and we know better than everyone else.

Well, elephant you, MS, I'm off back to Google; they may be anodyne but maybe that's part of their charm. They invite me to search without bombarding me with useless, distracting cruft that I have no interest in.

So bye-bye Bing - you had your chance and you blew it. I'm sure, in the scheme of things, MS won't give a damn about losing one disgruntled customer; fine, but you've made me a Googler for life.

[END_RANT]
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