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Re: Local on the 8s Major Change Beginning Tomorrow
« Reply #30 on: April 04, 2018, 09:39:24 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9N88fYo4Pd8
Thanks, um....yeah...thereís some big flaws in this concept. Itís funny how they have the week ahead and only show two days followed by showing the weekend separately. Last time I checked a calendar there were seven days that made up a week including the weekend. lol A text based forecast would be nice, but I get why itís absent. Thereís not a lot of space available for especially for days with active weather, they can get very lengthy because of how specific they can get.


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Re: Local on the 8s Major Change Beginning Tomorrow
« Reply #31 on: April 05, 2018, 06:26:06 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9N88fYo4Pd8
Thanks, um....yeah...thereís some big flaws in this concept. Itís funny how they have the week ahead and only show two days followed by showing the weekend separately. Last time I checked a calendar there were seven days that made up a week including the weekend. lol A text based forecast would be nice, but I get why itís absent. Thereís not a lot of space available for especially for days with active weather, they can get very lengthy because of how specific they can get.

The thing is, once again unless I am missing something and someone please correct me if I'm wrong, this is absolutely no different than what has always been shown on the LDL and sidebar since the debut of Weather all the Time in 2013. There is nothing changed!  Heck, look how the LDL doesn't ever start from the beginning when the LOT8s supposedly starts, it just keeps on scrolling through.  OK, now I see where a local radar and almanac have been placed over the national obs, national radar, etc, but that is only done if there's some big weather event happening. If there's no active weather, the local city radar and almanac show all the time.

This is why I'm so confused.  All they seemingly did was slap a LOT8s logo at the bottom left and briefly change the graphic at the top right for a minute and now seem to be claiming this is some new concept that they "figured out."  Well, I'm a bit concerned if it took a team of people to change a couple of logos around.

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Re: Local on the 8s Major Change Beginning Tomorrow
« Reply #32 on: April 05, 2018, 11:11:17 PM »
OK, now I see where a local radar and almanac have been placed over the national obs, national radar, etc, but that is only done if there's some big weather event happening. If there's no active weather, the local city radar and almanac show all the time.
I haven't seen the local radar/almanac at all in months prior to this change. I wonder if that was done in preparation.

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Re: Local on the 8s Major Change Beginning Tomorrow
« Reply #33 on: April 29, 2018, 09:45:29 PM »
hmm it appears they still have a local on the 8 segement, but only  at the 18's and 48's.. with the live feed version on the other 8's..

Really not a fan of this move, but I'm used to it now so I'm cool with it.

I love that they extended Weekend Recharge by an hour.   :clap:
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Re: Local on the 8s Major Change Beginning Tomorrow
« Reply #34 on: April 30, 2018, 04:42:04 PM »
I agree! I never noticed until Saturday.

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Re: Local on the 8s Major Change Beginning Tomorrow
« Reply #35 on: May 03, 2018, 09:46:25 AM »
I still think the change sucks and was completely unnecessary. Fortunately, plenty of people have been complaining on the topic on weloveweather.tv, so hopefully they will reconsider their "reimagining" of the Local on the 8s.

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Re: Local on the 8s Major Change Beginning Tomorrow
« Reply #36 on: May 04, 2018, 10:43:38 AM »
I think itís absurd that people have been complaining almost daily but they have been ignoring most of the criticism... I think more people need to post.
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Re: Local on the 8s Major Change Beginning Tomorrow
« Reply #37 on: May 16, 2018, 04:37:26 PM »
Unless this is a glitch on my end, it appears they have removed the ticker bar (the scrolling text)...

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Re: Local on the 8s Major Change Beginning Tomorrow
« Reply #38 on: May 17, 2018, 07:44:25 AM »
Can confirm that the ticker is missing today.
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Re: Local on the 8s Major Change Beginning Tomorrow
« Reply #39 on: May 17, 2018, 09:32:03 AM »
Perhaps the software that powered the ticker is on the fritz. Another possibility - the ticker was removed to make LOT8s ad crawls stand out more.

I always thought the ticker was kind of useless, but the lack of it really stands out in the current look. Maybe throw some current national conditions in that spot or something.

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Re: Local on the 8s Major Change Beginning Tomorrow
« Reply #40 on: May 25, 2018, 07:50:42 PM »
The  ticker is still missing as of today along with the 4 LO8 a hour that they CUT!!! TWC needs to get their head together! Or more companies need to get WeatherNation!

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Re: Local on the 8s Major Change Beginning Tomorrow
« Reply #41 on: May 27, 2018, 05:35:07 AM »
The ticker is back this morning, maybe just for Alberto?

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Re: Local on the 8s Major Change Beginning Tomorrow
« Reply #42 on: June 09, 2018, 02:53:21 AM »
Live weather coverage on the weekends now starts at 6AM ET.

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Re: Local on the 8s Major Change Beginning Tomorrow
« Reply #43 on: June 09, 2018, 09:12:02 AM »
Live weather coverage on the weekends now starts at 6AM ET.

Oh boy! Another hour of long form that they don't need! TWC is losing it!!!!!!