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Bring back the old BBC news website design

Petition published by Anthony on Jul 21, 2010
198 Signatures 
Target: BBC

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The BBC News online website (http://news.bbc.co.uk) recently underwent a complete re-design, the results of which we believe were detrimental to the overall user experience and quality of the website.

Over 3,500 comments have been posted in response to the editor, the overwhelming majority of which are negative and detail specific reasons why the old design was better and should be retained.

Nevertheless, the editor arrogantly insists that "reverting to the old design is not something we're considering", blatantly ignoring to even acknowledge valid requests and comments by thousands of license fee payers, who in effect have paid for a failed re-design.

We have set up this petition in order to pressure the BBC into acknowledging the issue and considering options other than trying to fix a design that has failed in so many ways. We would rather see money spent wisely on making minor improvements to the previous design, a design that worked so well for the majority of its users.

We are not against change - change is welcome, but it should be meaningful, well thought out and not breaking up things that already work perfectly!

Petition:

We, the undersigned, request that the BBC news online website is reverted to its old format, which we believe was much more user-friendly and fit for purpose.

We would rather see money spent wisely on making minor improvements to the previous design, a design that worked so well for the majority of its users, than money spent fixing a design that fails in so many ways.

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