The Windows 10 Store app is BAD

Discussion in 'Microsoft' started by JoeS, Oct 18, 2019.

  1. JoeS

    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    Helpful means I agree with the negative review and everyone else though. A generous interpretation would be that this is MS saying "We got it and we agree, no further upvotes needed!".
     
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    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    In today's minor annoyance, I did a 'check for updates' in the store app, and the Prime Video app which was streaming a video (but obviously not a super entertaining video) was terminated to carry out the app update. Pretty incredible, I don't think I've seen that in any other OS.
     
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    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    Don't mind me, I'm just piling on.

    This happens to me a lot. I'm happily browsing the internet, everything fine. I open the store, and it tells me there's no connection. 'Refresh the page' always fixes it. So why doesn't the app just try each 200ms, as opposed to making me click a button?

    Anyway, just the app store being its usual terrible self, carry on.

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  4. dstrauss

    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    Joe - what are you thinking? That would take 140 more lines of code...

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  5. JoeS

    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    Yess! I found another bit of awfulness. The Store review algorithm can apparently randomly (?) choose its own favorite negative review. Even with zero helpful/unhelpful votes, this quality review of the Amazon Prime app was deemed the best. :cool:

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  6. daddyfish

    daddyfish Scribbler - Standard Member

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    , just yesterday I looked at the Store reviews of Amazon prime app and saw a review where someone complained about the app having no search button... <Looks at the top left and sees a big search button> :rolleyes:

    Your's (/Christina's) takes the cake though. Imagine talking with someone like that in real life lol.
     
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    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    Unfortunately, I can.
     
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    desertlap Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    It's edging pretty close to self parody at this point. Maybe they hired Borat as guest editorial editor?
     
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    daddyfish Scribbler - Standard Member

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    , offtopic: I do not know if there are many gamers here but this also instantly reminded me of the Fallout 2 / 1 series where if you would make a character with the lowest intelligence possible your characters spits out this kind of gibberish and other characters actually react on it. Comedy gold if you like turn based rpg games.
     
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