March 18, 2009
SeattlePI.com

In a way, it "debuts" today. Early reviews are not good, here and here.

I'm willing to give a little more slack as the staff makes the tricky jump from print-based institution to online-only denizen. And surely the last few days have been more than a little rough over there.

That said, the content of the criticisms are accurate. SeattlePI.com better improve quickly if it is to be relevant and succeed. Fair or not, the online world is not known for its patience.

Posted by Eric Earling at March 18, 2009 10:59 AM | Email This
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1. Critics could at least wait a "few" days before unloading. How very UNfair & UNkind.

Posted by: PIFan on March 18, 2009 11:15 AM
2. The Seattle P- I's website is a very weak sister compared to the Seattle Time's website. It's a Joke that this dead news source hasn't been completely buried and done with. To allow the corpse to remain above ground in any manner is a waste of financial effort. 90 days of shoveling good money after bad should do the job of finally burying the Seattle P- I

Posted by: Daniel on March 18, 2009 11:15 AM
3. Like a Progressive Phoenix rising out of the ashes! This is too dang funny.
They simply cannot admit failure.
BTW...how is revenue being shared with the Times??
Probably been disclosed,,,but I'm interested.

Posted by: Mr. Cynical on March 18, 2009 11:30 AM
4. "Critics could at least wait a "few" days before unloading. How very UNfair & UNkind."

We are just applying the same standard leftists use. Quit your whining!

Posted by: PI Critic on March 18, 2009 11:38 AM
5. Why should critics wait a few days? The PI has known for months they're going under. They've had plenty of time to prepare for this day. They have no excuse.

Posted by: DM on March 18, 2009 11:40 AM
6. What happened to the axiom of 'patience is a virtue'. Have you fricken 'rethugs' discounted that completely. Obviously!

Posted by: PIFan on March 18, 2009 11:52 AM
7. Jim McDermott has a blog on the new seattlepi.com - with a comment thread that is more entertaining than the far left congressman's post:

http://blog.seattlepi.com/jimmcdermott/archives/164346.asp

Posted by: Steve Beren on March 18, 2009 12:05 PM
8. The layout was hard to read and it was packed with stuff.

They should send Horsey down there to come up with a monster front page and easy links to followup. The Sporting News went to a daily format (which I boycotted due to liking the weekly paper) but now that I am using it, it is really slick. That magazine has a feature story and main headers on the right.

Anyways, there is work to do on format and such an esteemed artist like Horsey should/could help out. Too busy now.

Posted by: swatter on March 18, 2009 12:15 PM
9. Hey PIFan...Patience is a Virtue! However, you place your patience with the things that show potential not, with an entity that has shown a lacking of proved values and has been dying for many years.

Posted by: Daniel on March 18, 2009 12:26 PM
10. I find it funny that the PIFan would resort to such a tone as if the problems of the website are actually OUR problems since we pointed them out.

That needlessly condescending tone and self-righteous anger has me thinking this poster must actually be a writer for the PI. It does kind of feel like the editorial style the paper has had for the last few years.

Posted by: johnny on March 18, 2009 12:31 PM
11. Walk by and spit in their tin cups.

Posted by: Sulaco on March 18, 2009 09:30 PM
12. The Seattle PI died because people no longer want to pay for propaganda, when its free on the web and on TV via the MSM.

I'd kill for a fair/balanced reporting of news in paper format. Curling up by the fire on a Sunday morning with a laptop is not my thing.

The PI competed with 100's of other papers essentially peddling the same thing coming from the Journalist List, same as most leftist rags.

Frankly, I'm glad their gone.

Posted by: RinaseaofDs on March 18, 2009 10:01 PM
13. The Seattle PI died because people no longer want to pay for propaganda, when its free on the web and on TV via the MSM.

I'd kill for a fair/balanced reporting of news in paper format. Curling up by the fire on a Sunday morning with a laptop is not my thing.

The PI competed with 100's of other papers essentially peddling the same thing coming from the Journalist List, same as most leftist rags.

Frankly, I'm glad their gone.

Posted by: RinaseaofDs on March 18, 2009 10:03 PM
14. Why should we be patient to receive more authoritarian collectivist BS? Its inevitably smaller audience will pollute the enviornment less than the print readers. Thanks for a less smelly Seattle.

Posted by: JB on March 18, 2009 11:46 PM
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