Am I the only poor bastard that has to use Lotus Notes at work?

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  1. MattG macrumors 68040

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    Just curious. Having a bad week due to various Domino/Lotus Notes related issues and just need to vent :) It's especially frustrating because they only make a Mac version of the client (for mail, etc.), not the Admin portion. If it weren't for Lotus Notes, I probably wouldn't need to have a Windows PC of my own at work at all.
     
  2. emw macrumors G4

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    Well, you're at least one of two sorry bastards. I hate Notes.
     
  3. r6girl Administrator/Editor

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    i can commiserate with you a little - the last 3 companies i worked at used lotus notes and it drove me nuts. though my current company is mac-based, so i'm using mail. so, i'm happy now, but i consider that making up for several years of pain and agony...
     
  4. qzak macrumors 6502

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    i do pc support for my company, and we use Notes. we actually just bought out our biggest competitor and it's causing problems, we have our company-wide addresss book, they have theirs. we can't combine them and i guess the head boss is just tired of Notes. he wants a new email system in place within 30 days. yeah, right. but i guess we will be switching by years end over to Outlook.
     
  5. blodwyn macrumors 65816

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    Notes is a good collaboration tool, but email sucks. Also the setup and configuration is only slightly less enigmatic than the answer to life, the universe, and everything.

    I worked for IBM for a couple years, I don't think I spoke to a single person who even liked it a bit. Notes is a good reason for turning down a job offer and working somewhere else IMO.
     
  6. Sca1pel macrumors regular

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    lol, agreed
     
  7. krimson macrumors 65816

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    when i used to admin a pc/as400 network, we used CC:Mail. I feel your pain, i hate Lotus Notes too.
     
  8. MattG thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Wow cool, I didn't expect this many responses!

    It's just little things that bother me. When I tell it to do things, it just doesn't do them. Everything I do requires a bunch of babying on my part.

    Agreed. I've actually said this to some of my coworkers. The next job I have, I'll straight up ask them in the interview. I think I'd rather be jobless than take another job requiring me to wrestle with Lotus Notes. :eek:
     
  9. Macaddicttt macrumors 6502a

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    I work at this one company over the summers, and they use Lotus Notes. Add another in the "I hate Lotus Notes" category.
     
  10. superbovine macrumors 68030

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    notes is one of those things that is like a CPU blackhole. What ever processor is nears it, it sucks all the power from it.
     
  11. Loge macrumors 68020

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    The main problem with Lotus Notes is that if follows hardly any common standards with regards to interface design. I remember a web site which I haven't seen for a while - the interface hall of shame, I think. There was a whole section dedicated to Lotus Notes on that site.
     
  12. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Not only do I have to use it, I have to support the piece of ****.

    And BTW, Notes R5 is not happy in bed with Blackberries :rolleyes: (my never ending nightmare).
     
  13. VanMac macrumors 6502a

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    I have to use notes at work as well. Most IBM shops are pretty much stuck with it.

    Yes, I hate using it as well. :mad:
     
  14. hcuar macrumors 65816

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    My killing machine runs Lotus Notes and has a machine gun! :D
     
  16. javiercr macrumors 6502

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    I have Notes, too 6.5 (running on a dell d600 , possibly the ugliest laptop in the world)
    1 Gb of HD space for a program that checks e-mail and connects to databases… incredible…and we need at least 1Gb of RAM to open it at a reasonable speed. Hate it :mad:
     
  17. MattG thread starter macrumors 68040

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    LOL

    The first time I saw that episode I about died laughing. I had to come into work and tell people about it :)
     
  18. Palad1 macrumors 6502a

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    Count me in,

    Scroll wheeling in a list of mail? Forget about it...

    Doh'
     
  19. J-Low macrumors member

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    Lotus notes sucks great big donkey balls.
    Not only that but they don;t give people any training on it here.
    And you'll always get some gobshite telling you that it's "really powerful is you get to know how to use it"
    How? how am I going to do that, Gobshite? do you think I want to spend the day looking for the answer in help ,only to find that my problem is not listed. or is too basic to bother listing?

    ****ers!!! :mad:
     
  20. russed macrumors 68000

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    i use it also, its horrible. its a right pain!
     
  21. macrlz9 macrumors 6502

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    I work at CheckFree and we use lotus notes. What is so bad about it? I know it's not pretty like mail but the calendar works and email works. I agree how it takes a long time to load but that's about it. (not trying to defend notes or anything :p )
     
  22. cubist macrumors 68020

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    I left a place that used Notes for a place that uses Exchange/Outlook.

    Outlook has no groupware capabilities whatsoever. Everyone emails spreadsheets and documents to each other. I long for even a simple discussion database. Besides, Outlook (the client for exchange) hangs frequently for minutes at a time, and crashes. Entourage (the Mac client) is so amazingly slow, it's faster to start up VPC and run Outlook.

    Microsoft made all kinds of promises for Exchange/Outlook, but kept none of them; it's just a creaky old proprietary mail system, nothing more.

    You guys should realize that the grass isn't greener on the other side, it's dead.
     
  23. DJY macrumors 6502a

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    add me to the list of Notes users and haters!

    I won't start the number of problems I have with it... or my staff... even just with simple functioning, sharing calendars, delegations... sigh

    It was announced some time ago that we will all be moving to Outlook as part of of SOE upgrade... but rollout is seemingly endless... so we might get it in my area by.... the time there are MacIntel machines!

    sigh
     
  24. Veldek macrumors 68000

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    Oh, how I hate Lotus Notes. Especially, it's the daily "unexpected network error" that drives me insane. And the icons are that bad, that you can't possibly tell what they stand for.
     
  25. DJY macrumors 6502a

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    Boy do I know what you mean there!
    And sometimes it is more than daily!!!!
     

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