Linked by vodoomoth on Fri 25th Jun 2010 22:23 UTC
Opera Software Opera 10.54 has been released on June 21. Both the Windows release and the Mac release are recommended security upgrades, although on Mac OS X, other fixes and improvements are listed as well. No 10.54 for Unix. As a matter of fact, the 10.53 version is still beta.
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RE[4]: Well...
by ohxten on Mon 28th Jun 2010 14:37 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Well..."
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I've noted on the Opera forums that it tends to be long term Opera users who dislike 10.5, with new users a lot happier. Although you have to be quick to spot the posts; the forum mods are very efficient at deleting any that criticise the browser.

Though I don't visit the forums often, I've noticed that sometimes threads are closed, but in defense of Opera they seem to only do so for threads that are inflammatory/disrespectful, or when there are a ton of duplicate threads on the same topic.

For example I created a thread about how I couldn't stand the new addressbar dropdown in 10.50, saying how I think 10.10's was far superior (as do many others... hopefully Opera will give us the option to use the old dropdown style in the near future). They've kept the thread up ( and it's still there.

On the other hand, I do see a lot of closed threads where people say things like "OMG u guys are so STUPID why did you make this change? It sucks! Plus, I've been testing your beta and bug # XYZ is still not fixed, fix it!!!"

Here's an example thread that was closed:

As long as you criticize Opera in a civil manner, I really don't think you have to worry about having your thread closed or deleted. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.

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RE[5]: Well...
by Dave_K on Mon 28th Jun 2010 20:58 in reply to "RE[4]: Well..."
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As long as you criticize Opera in a civil manner, I really don't think you have to worry about having your thread closed or deleted. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.

I get the feeling that the different forums have different mods, as what's tolerated from posters seems highly inconsistent. Sometimes people will get away with critical comments, while another that isn't much different in tone will get wiped.

They seem to be more tolerant of criticism on the beta testing forum than on the main Opera browser forum, at least if it's discussing a particular issue. Lots of threads on the "Opera browser" forum get completely deleted, not even locked.

I'm not talking about posts attacking the Opera developers, or people ranting and raving, just ones saying something like "I prefer 10.10 to 10.5 because of X, Y and Z; any chance of changing these things back?"

A few people post agreeing and asking for the same things, then a minute later the thread doesn't exist. I've seen this happen a few times.

Others get locked for reasons that are a bit dubious in my opinion. Critical threads get locked because they're duplicates, or have Non-descriptive titles, or for supposed trolling, while multiple positive posts with the same flaws are left alone.

Sometimes when a thread is locked, individual posts that are critical of Opera are deleted from it, while the ones praising Opera are left. I've seen that happen even when positive posts have included personal abuse towards people who are having issues with 10.5. A post saying "I wish Opera would fix this annoying bug" gets deleted from the thread, while posts mocking critics as whiners and trolls remain.

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