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What the heck happened to Thingiverse!

Turbojoe

Well-known member
#1
I haven't been to Thingiverse in a few weeks. Went there today to see if by chance there were any files for parts for the Park Scale Models Cessna 182 that I'm currently working on. I immediately noticed the website was completely changed. OK, so maybe it's for the better. NOT! I typed Cessna 182 into the search field. Results were bizarre and mostly anything BUT aircraft related. I typed in names of parts that I have uploaded. No bueno. None of my files showed. Thingiverse has been painfully slow in the past but now that it's still slow and now completely useless I've gotta look for even more new upload/download 3D file sites that have R/C type files. Argh.... That should be a fun week long experience.........

Joe
 

Turbojoe

Well-known member
#5
Egads... Looks like they did what windows did for winderz10. Tried to make it phone phrendly. >sigh<
That's the impression I got as well. I'm so sick of everything gravitating to cell phone that you just can't see enough on to read fully. I've almost forgotten what my 30 something son and daughter sound like. They only text, email or want to use whatever other "anti" social online methods are out there. I refuse to become a "facebooker". If I'm going to be "social" it'll be with someone I can actually see in person or TALK to. Not someone on the other end of a keyboard..... humanity is becoming downright pathetic.

Yep, I guess I'm a Luddite.........

Joe
 
#6
Noticed the same thing, but try the following:

Enter your search terms as normal in the top space for it, then go to the left 'Popular' box under that and change it to 'Relevant'. You may have to wait a short time for it to update, but it has worked for me.

Lane
 

Turbojoe

Well-known member
#7
Noticed the same thing, but try the following:

Enter your search terms as normal in the top space for it, then go to the left 'Popular' box under that and change it to 'Relevant'. You may have to wait a short time for it to update, but it has worked for me.

Lane
I don't see "relevant" under any of the three drop down boxes. And no matter how I search from Thingiverse I get fewer if any "relevant" hits than If I use Google instead. Thingiverse was fine before. All they needed to do was speed it up a bit (actually a lot).....

Joe
 

PoorManRC

Well-known member
#10
...... If I'm going to be "social" it'll be with someone I can actually see in person or TALK to. Not someone on the other end of a keyboard..... humanity is becoming downright pathetic.

Yep, I guess I'm a Luddite.........
Joe
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