Downloading a downloader is bad
by JayAaroBe - 6/5/12 11:29 AM
I love cnet and download.com , however I think they're doing a big disservice to their own reputation with this relatively recent implementation of having users download a downloader. That's like waiting in line to wait in line (which some amusement parks try to justify on various grounds like efficiency, etc.).
For the average person, it's very frustrating to click on a link to download something and instead of downloading it, what downloads is a program that then fetches the desired piece of downloadable material and THEN downloads it.
Some people might find that more convenient, but many do not. Please give people the CLEAR and OBVIOUS option as to which one they would like to choose when downloading something.
Just my two cents. Other than that, I love the site and keep up the great work everyone.