A few words about the new AliExpress site overhaul :-/

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A few words about the new AliExpress site overhaul :-/

First of all let me say this is from the perspective of a “system” running Android 8.1 with full custom ROM and screen DPI reduced by ≈38.39% to increase screen size by ≈62.3% (effective screen size from 5.2" -> 8.44", small tablet territory), using desktop user agent (hardware is Snapdragon 820 with 6GB RAM).

 

After some recent changes, finally the AliExpress team has fully updated the interface of their site, and overall I can't say I like it.
They modified the items' web addresses, simplifying them. The basic format is zone.aliexpress.com/item/item_number.html. 0K with this.
However, when I tap on the heart icon to add an item to my wishlist, a pop up window appears containing a list of side scrolling related items. In the past I could long tap or double click on an item in the list, select open in a new window and it just worked fast and always. This is no longer the case. If that is done like in the past it will not open the tapped item, but the item two positions to its right after some jerking. It also does not allow me to tap slide the list sideways.
Search performance speaking it is slower. They have somehow bloated the search engine, it maybe does a couple things faster but it takes more time to load the pages. Seems to be using more bandwidth for caching item images or whatever.
On top of all of the above, a friggin' squatter search bar: Flat Stare

 

 

For now and overall, a step backwards.

Do you like it?

 

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I get this all the time:

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i see you still can not tell it “search for X that do not include the word Y”
search for “watch -smart “
it still finds smart watches

or
light -ultrafire
what it does is ignore the -
it finds all the ultrafire lights
which is exactly what i would not want
so, no, i hate it still

even trying to narrow down by INCLUDING words, only brings up more
search for “watch heater”
which i would intend to find things that have watch and heater
no – it finds watch OR heater

just as useless as amazon search

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I have a few complaints for the site

Login requirement

The insanely fast auto scrolling banners on store homepages

Tabbed browsing is broken on store homepages because they reinvented the “a” tag and have hijacked click events.

Filters become a joke when the crap stores can just lie about features and spam the results

But hey, at least they don’t use Recaptcha for verifications. Flat Stare

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wle the search engine is as deplorable as it was. I lacks all sorts of search operators as far as I am aware. There was a time when it was a better and you could “exclude” search terms, see Aliexpress new "advanced search" sucks a lot! @ EEVblog forum

The Alibaba search engine at least has some search operators, guess whoever manages that site believes his customers at least have some brains.

G00gl€ search gives nothing in terms of "aliexpress search operators".

In essence, AliExpress runs like a banana republic. 

 

And annoying “please slide to verify” crap.

 

 

 

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yeah my theory is that selling sites [amazon, ali] do not want you to be able to EXCLUDE any result.

because then how could you possibly find and BUY it?

!@#$@#$

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flightless22 wrote:

Filters become a joke when the crap stores can just lie about features and spam the results
 

 

I hear you man, I hear you. Sick 

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By the way, is there any @#$% way to let these #@%@#$ know what we think with respect to how they are doing? 

 

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I“d just gotten comfortable using their iPhone app, and they went and improved it to where I can’t use it any more.
(My old iPhone tops out at iOS 7, and when I open the Ali app it insists I must upgrade to the new app requiring iOS 8. Can’t continue shopping using the old version.)

And no, there apparently is no way to let these netwits know they’ve screwed up and lost a passel of customers, no workable contact information option, just default options none of which apply.

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There are a LOT of websites that nowadays just flat out don’t work at all with even slightly older versions of browsers. Vipon is one (“filling in” deals just keeps pinwheeling), AX is another (dark frame, but zero content), and so on.

They wanna lose customers, hey, let ‘em.

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When searching in AliExpress, a “Did you find what you were looking for?” section appears at the bottom of the screen. There you can select from a set of pre-defined reasons, and or submit an up to 200 character fragment of text (I've seen worse). A few hours ago I submitted the following there:

Quote:
Your last website renewal is AWFUL, TERRIBLE!!!
For more information check out the following forum link:
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/68072

(please, someone add an option to disable link auto-parsing Flat Stare to this forum)

 

Hank, my advice is to use the browser. Tried the application on Android a few years ago too, and NO…

 

Old versions of browsers, Lightbringer? How old is old nowadays?

With regards to the let them lose customers philosophy it may be the less bother causing solution, but if you can't find something constructive to do for at least hit 'em hard with a hammer.

 

How about setting off a banger like this one under their @%$€$:

 

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I had to do it, I filed a complaint.

Content edited by moderator's request.-

For your viewing pleasure here are the chat screenshots taken with my smartphone. Screenshots with NSFW (Not Safe For Work) content are set in standalone links, open at your own will or risk:

 

Screenshot 1 NSFWhttps://s3.gifyu.com/images/Screenshot_Chrome_20190729-070522.png

 

 

Screenshot 3 NSFWhttps://s3.gifyu.com/images/Screenshot_Chrome_20190729-070541.png

 

The link is that of the opening post screenshot.

 

 

 

 

 

Cheers Innocent

Mon, 07/29/2019 - 07:42

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> I cannot open the second link

Remember they’re behind the Great Firewall.
Enemies everywhere.

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Hi Barkuti, could you do me a favor and just put the link to the pictures that have explicit language? Thanks!

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Fixed sb56637.

Myself on NSFW screenshot #3 wrote:

… I command you to remove it.  Big Smile 

 

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Well, you could just order from another site (ebay for instance), they usually have the same products, prices are not very different in general (and they are often the same sellers)

I don’t think they are going to modify their site just for the 0.05% of users complaining Evil

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AgentSteel wrote:

I don't think they are going to modify their site just for the 0.05% of users complaining Evil

You can leave the steamroller roll flat over you, or do something. I prefer the latter.

 

 

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Barkuti wrote:

You can leave the steamroller roll flat over you, or do something. I prefer the latter.

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Mostly from this site Nevhttps://www.worldofugly.de/

 

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Fankoo, how do you get the little buggers to stick to the forum?

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Cheers big ears.

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It seems they were not content enough already, now they have to pester with the @#$%ing stupid bot. It was well laid at the right border without being intrusive, but shite happened. 

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Had to do something. When you click/tap on Help -> Customer Service on the main page, you are taken to this page where you will find a place to leave feedback at the bottom in a Suggestion button:

 

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Piece of shit shite renewal they did, do they know how to make a good site?

At this moment the (javascript?) code they use for filtering the search results is failing abroad in my browser, nothing works it doesn't even loads new pages.

How STUPID was this shite renewal; sorry, had to let some steam out of the boiler. Flat Stare 

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Their phone app won’t work with iOS 7, it demands I buy a newer iPhone, but fortunately I have an even older iPod with the old still working Ali app.
But they keep pestering me to update that one. It’s like “get our new app so you will lose the ability to use our site on your old phone”

Duh. If they only realized that their customers provide the only quality control/quality assurance they have, and acknowledged that everything they roll out, including flashlights, is in beta test mode for the first few hundred customers.

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I just noticed another thing.

If you don’t confirm a package receipt Ali used to say “Confirmation timeout” or something similar.
Now they say “Confirmation received”. Facepalm
Take care to track all shipments yourselves or Ali will get you screwed. Facepalm