any general date when "union boards" will be implemented?

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#1 Edited by leon2365 (13053 posts) -

just wanted to know if maybe there was a general time frame or date on when the "union boards" are getting implemented, if at all.

#2 Posted by MrStarkiller (18830 posts) -

Doesn't seem like any answer can be or should be expected. Perhaps they hope people will forget with time (so they don't have to return them at all). Wouldn't put it past them.

#3 Edited by lensflare15 (6182 posts) -

I haven't heard anything about it since the change. If they ever do show up, they'll probably be located in some out of the way place like before, as GS really doesn't seem too fond of Unions.

#4 Posted by TAMKFan (32751 posts) -

@lensflare15 said:

I haven't heard anything about it since the change. If they ever do show up, they'll probably be located in some out of the way place like before, as GS really doesn't seem too fond of Unions.

Yeah, it was mentioned that they would only be found by a search.

Anyway, I've been wondering when they would bring the unions over here too.

#5 Posted by leon2365 (13053 posts) -

guess all we can do for now is search every now and then to see if they come up.

#6 Posted by DigitalDame (4062 posts) -

I've added this to the roster for this weeks Bug Report / Feedback list, I'll see if I can get an answer for you guys.

#7 Posted by leon2365 (13053 posts) -

@DigitalDame: thank you very much.

#8 Posted by DigitalDame (4062 posts) -

Just got back from talking with Lark about this. According to him the push should have gone live yesterday which means that it is now scheduled to go up some time this week, provided nothing major explodes.

#9 Posted by BranKetra (48730 posts) -

@DigitalDame said:

Just got back from talking with Lark about this. According to him the push should have gone live yesterday which means that it is now scheduled to go up some time this week, provided nothing major explodes.

Will we have to search for it by entering words in the search bar?

#10 Edited by TAMKFan (32751 posts) -

@DigitalDame said:

Just got back from talking with Lark about this. According to him the push should have gone live yesterday which means that it is now scheduled to go up some time this week, provided nothing major explodes.

Nice. Thanks for getting back to us on this.

#11 Posted by Avenger1324 (16344 posts) -

So did anything major explode?

Still getting 'tis but a barren wasteland when I look for unions

#12 Edited by leon2365 (13053 posts) -

so any word on the "union boards?" I still get nothing when I search for them.

#13 Posted by MrStarkiller (18830 posts) -

^Same.

#14 Posted by leon2365 (13053 posts) -

guess we just need to be patient.

#15 Posted by CrimsonBrute (23597 posts) -
@leon2365 said:

guess we just need to be patient.

^ This.

#16 Posted by leon2365 (13053 posts) -

I have faith in gamespot. when its done, it will O(hopefully) be good.

#17 Edited by MrStarkiller (18830 posts) -

>have faith in them

I don't. Yet they still manage to disappoint me.

#18 Posted by leon2365 (13053 posts) -

im not saying to have faith in them. im just saying that I have faith in them. they have fixed some pretty big issues before.

#19 Posted by Smashbrossive50 (2884 posts) -

@leon2365: who says GameSpot fixed most of the issues? There's a much bigger problem...SPAM!

With low security measures,I have a strong feeling that no Union became a safer place like it was before the change. Back then all you need is a pass from either come to the union yourself or recommended by your friends. With these changes,now all we have to do is to secure that place at all cost

#20 Edited by Avenger1324 (16344 posts) -

The single biggest union killer was inactivity - certainly not helped by the current 3-4 week absence of the boards since this site wiped them out.

I wonder if we will have any ability to communicate the existence of the unions with members once they come back, or if unions are so far down the priority list whether we can expect any more than just a forum page.

#21 Edited by JML897 (33125 posts) -

@Avenger1324 said:

The single biggest union killer was inactivity - certainly not helped by the current 3-4 week absence of the boards since this site wiped them out.

I came here to say exactly this. My union's activity was decreasing as it was. Now that Gamespot are taking their sweet time setting up those union boards, I'm assuming most of the people from my union have lost interest and moved on.

#22 Posted by TAMKFan (32751 posts) -

Yeah, that's another problem with not bringing unions back sooner. I'm not trying to be impatient here, but it's been almost a month now. But we could also try PMing regulars from that particular union that it's back up when that happens.

#23 Edited by MrStarkiller (18830 posts) -

I'm less worried about 'growing inactive' and more worried about losing archived discussions. Picking up where we left off is not a problem.

#24 Edited by TAMKFan (32751 posts) -

@MrStarkiller said:

I'm less worried about 'growing inactive' and more worried about losing archived discussions. Picking up where we left off is not a problem.

Well, it was mentioned that all posts from the saved unions should stay intact.

#25 Edited by leon2365 (13053 posts) -

@Smashbrossive50: indeed, WHO said gamespot fixed most of the issues?

#26 Posted by Blabadon (26560 posts) -

@DigitalDame said:

Just got back from talking with Lark about this. According to him the push should have gone live yesterday which means that it is now scheduled to go up some time this week, provided nothing major explodes.

So what major thing exploded?

#27 Posted by MrStarkiller (18830 posts) -

Tank: >should

Yes, that is the operating term, isn't it? Promises, promises. GS has proven so good at keeping their word.

Blab: >what exploded

What hasn't? It would take less time to denote these things. Apologists defending even this garbage. Terrible.

#28 Posted by Blabadon (26560 posts) -

@MrStarkiller said:

Tank: >should

Yes, that is the operating term, isn't it? Promises, promises. GS has proven so good at keeping their word.

Blab: >what exploded

What hasn't? It would take less time to denote these things. Apologists defending even this garbage. Terrible.

Trying to hear it from the horse's mouth though

#29 Posted by leon2365 (13053 posts) -

they are probably fixing the damages from the major explosion. they should have gotten a plan with one of those fancy insurance companies. something that covers "major explosions."

#31 Posted by TAMKFan (32751 posts) -

@MrStarkiller: Yeah, I see your point. Which is why I'm still worried about that. We should just keep hoping though.

#32 Posted by leon2365 (13053 posts) -

strange. my post was double posted. supposedly it sais "something went wrong and we couldn't add your message" but I guess it still did go through that first time.

#33 Posted by PumpkinBoogie (3366 posts) -
@DigitalDame said:

Just got back from talking with Lark about this. According to him the push should have gone live yesterday which means that it is now scheduled to go up some time this week, provided nothing major explodes.

And of all these specialized 'interest forums', what of them? I remember Lark talked about, on numerous fireside chats, about adding unique forums along w/ the union ones--like for Anime or wrestling (just naming the basic ones he said)--and they would be implemented as well. Are those still on schedule too? Because frankly I must admit it's a bit boring looking at the same dozen or so forums, lol.

#34 Edited by leon2365 (13053 posts) -

at least there are new posts in these same old threads. conversation comes and goes.

#35 Posted by MrStarkiller (18830 posts) -

Leon: >a plan

Tends to help.

>double post

Not an uncommon occurrence with GS.

>new posts

All of which, for me, are at the Feedback board. Telling.

Blab: Understandable.

Tank: >keep hoping

I'm more for expecting the worst, bracing for impact, etc. Though doing that and still 'hoping' isn't an uncommon (or ill-advised) approach.

#36 Posted by PumpkinBoogie (3366 posts) -

@leon2365 said:

at least there are new posts in these same old threads. conversation comes and goes.

No, that's true and all, lol; but I do feel that if there were a fuller arrangements of forums, there'd be more people and more discussions of many other things.

#37 Posted by leon2365 (13053 posts) -

well it is hard to tailor to everyone's individual preferences. for example, im fine with the current topics to post in while I wait out the implementation of "union boards." it would be pretty sweet if you could customize what forums you see. that way you would always have a list of topics that you know interest you.

#38 Posted by MrStarkiller (18830 posts) -

^Of course. So long as TUGOWU returns (intact), I really don't care all that much about the other details. I'm used to this buggy mess of a site and its nonsense.

#39 Edited by edgework (352 posts) -

As far as I know they're ready to go. Big changes have to wait until after the PS4 launch. Its a good possibility that the new Unions will go live next week, though the XBox launch could also delay new changes. We'll see...

#40 Posted by leon2365 (13053 posts) -

well then they aren't quite ready to go yet. if they were, they could be released and be done with. unless you are planning to release a mass of updates in which case its dependent on the other bugs being ready. and when the consoles launch, they will get lost under the process of trying to review every screw and rubber washer inside of the consoles, and then people will start to complain once more about why the bugs haven't been fixed yet. my suggestion? release what you have so far. that is, if its a mass of updates. if not, then I don't mind waiting for the union boards. at least we have a date for the implementation. more or less.

#41 Edited by TAMKFan (32751 posts) -

Well, there's probably not very many unions to be released here anyway.

#42 Posted by leon2365 (13053 posts) -

all the more reason that it would be a good idea to release this update ASAP. then we can bring activity to those decaying wastelands by having topics related to the upcoming consoles and games.