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New Poll: What's Your Initial Impression of the New

Posted by editor on March 1, 2011 at 8:56 PM PST

The new went live Monday evening (Americas time). There's a lot that's new, lots of changes. And, a few bugs are still being stomped out. But, still, I'm wondering: What's your initial impression of the new That's our new poll question.

Voting will be open for the next week.

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