holy crap how low is the site traffic on gamespot?

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#1 Posted by gawado (50 posts) -

Is this the only place users flock to now? I made a topic on the general games board about pokemon colosseum, a game from a pretty popular series called pokemon, that no one posted in.

Is this site like, dying in terms of actual conversations and discussions on individual game boards and systems and stuff? What happened to this fallout desolated place.

#2 Edited by Ackad (3183 posts) -

Most of the users left this site after the interface update.

#3 Edited by KHAndAnime (14736 posts) -

@Ackad said:

Most of the users left this site after the interface update.

Indeed. I've met a lot of users and friends on Gamespot, maybe at least a couple dozen, and I'm the remaining poster of them all...

Many of these people had 20k+ posts too. Not to say they all left at the interface update, most left before that, but I will say that this site's traffic took a massive hit with the interface update. It wasn't just an interface update - it was a complete site overhaul. People used to come here for the unions, and other site features. There were tons of micro-communities within the Gamespot community. But those aren't there anymore and people weren't happy about it so they left.

Also, when they made the switch, the site had awful performance and had tons more glitches than it had now. Right now, it's a lot better than it was when the switch was made.

Want to blame someone? I blame Jeff G. If he didn't trash a game from one of Gamespot's higher paying advertisers with his Kane and Lynch review, then the events leading up to this site's overhaul wouldn't have taken place.

#4 Posted by chaoscougar1 (37027 posts) -

@KHAndAnime said:

@Ackad said:

Most of the users left this site after the interface update.

Indeed. I've met a lot of users and friends on Gamespot, maybe at least a couple dozen, and I'm the remaining poster of them all...

Many of these people had 20k+ posts too. Not to say they all left at the interface update, most left before that, but I will say that this site's traffic took a massive hit with the interface update. It wasn't just an interface update - it was a complete site overhaul. People used to come here for the unions, and other site features. There were tons of micro-communities within the Gamespot community. But those aren't there anymore and people weren't happy about it so they left.

Also, when they made the switch, the site had awful performance and had tons more glitches than it had now. Right now, it's a lot better than it was when the switch was made.

Want to blame someone? I blame Jeff G. If he didn't trash a game from one of Gamespot's higher paying advertisers with his Kane and Lynch review, then the events leading up to this site's overhaul wouldn't have taken place.

hahahahaha
That's the slipperiest slope I've ever seen

#5 Posted by ptrpedrohung (189 posts) -

@Ackad: How do you like the new users here?

#6 Posted by DaBrainz (7721 posts) -

This place was dead long before the update

#7 Edited by GazaAli (23790 posts) -

I highly doubt any considerable number of the users that still currently frequent the place do so for any thing gaming-related. I myself stopped being an actual gamer some 3 years ago due to various reasons. Anyway, when I used to game on PC, I've always used IGN's PC section for all of my PC gaming needs, along other computer tech sites like tomshardware and 3dguru. GS' PC section has always been abysmal. I find the reviewers and the overall staff to be uber pretentious and inane. Most of the modest number of GS' videos that I watched made me want to bash my head to the wall and to take my guts out of my abdominal cavity and feed them to cats.

#8 Edited by Master_Live (15832 posts) -

Don't know what you are talking about, this place is as active as ever.

#9 Posted by AmazonTreeBoa (16745 posts) -

Yeah it is pretty dead anymore.

#10 Edited by comp_atkins (32031 posts) -

lets find out:

http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/gamespot.com

steady decline in traffic though 2H '13.. rebounding a bit in 2014

then there's this.....

#11 Edited by Netret0120 (2871 posts) -

@Master_Live said:

Don't know what you are talking about, this place is as active as ever.

wut?!!!!!!!

#12 Posted by lonewolf604 (8546 posts) -

I'm not leaving here until I get 10K posts. And let me tell you, that's still a ways away. I don't post much.

#13 Posted by Masculus (2878 posts) -

It's so dead there isn't even one thread on the subject of the knife attack in that school.

#14 Posted by johnd13 (8365 posts) -

This place sucks nowadays.

#15 Posted by CrimsonBrute (24032 posts) -

@Masculus: Why not make one yourself?

#17 Posted by shadowkiller11 (7956 posts) -

I miss the weekly hilarious topics that was frequent 3-4-5 year ago now, it's nothing, a shell of it's former self. Even I don't go post much anymore. I come on here sometimes and just think "what's the point"

#18 Edited by one_plum (6364 posts) -

Back when OT was hot, threads that were last replied one/two hours ago could end up in the second page. Nowadays, you can see threads last replied almost 2 days ago in the front page.

Sad.

#19 Edited by GazaAli (23790 posts) -

@comp_atkins said:

then there's this.....

Truth hurts

#20 Edited by Korvus (8029 posts) -

@GazaAli: What did you quote? My GS is still loading the image... (kidding =P)

#21 Posted by LJS9502_basic (152412 posts) -

@DaBrainz said:

This place was dead long before the update

You speak the truth....

#22 Posted by Audacitron (968 posts) -

Question: where did everybody go?

#23 Posted by Nengo_Flow (10511 posts) -

I'll tell you how slow it is, its so slow that there are barely any mods log-in to do their job.

Right now, there is a thread in SW and somebody posted a gif from a porn scene of a girl sucking a dick, and that post is still sitting in that thread for an hour now, and it still hasnt been deleted by a mod.

#24 Posted by Korvus (8029 posts) -

@Nengo_Flow: We're trying; there were several account suicides today and it's hard to track them all. You can always help by reporting.

#25 Edited by BluRayHiDef (10839 posts) -

@KHAndAnime said:

@Ackad said:

Most of the users left this site after the interface update.

Indeed. I've met a lot of users and friends on Gamespot, maybe at least a couple dozen, and I'm the remaining poster of them all...

Many of these people had 20k+ posts too. Not to say they all left at the interface update, most left before that, but I will say that this site's traffic took a massive hit with the interface update. It wasn't just an interface update - it was a complete site overhaul. People used to come here for the unions, and other site features. There were tons of micro-communities within the Gamespot community. But those aren't there anymore and people weren't happy about it so they left.

Also, when they made the switch, the site had awful performance and had tons more glitches than it had now. Right now, it's a lot better than it was when the switch was made.

Want to blame someone? I blame Jeff G. If he didn't trash a game from one of Gamespot's higher paying advertisers with his Kane and Lynch review, then the events leading up to this site's overhaul wouldn't have taken place.

Are you implying that journalistic integrity is less important than sponsors?

#26 Edited by Nengo_Flow (10511 posts) -

@korvus:

its still there.

But this isnt the only time when mods have not been around to delete a super inappropriate post or thread, and it sat there on the front page of a forum board before a mod finally was on duty.

But watch me call some one and idiot or a moron, and instantly get moderated and threaten with suspensions.

#27 Posted by BluRayHiDef (10839 posts) -

@Nengo_Flow said:

I'll tell you how slow it is, its so slow that there are barely any mods log-in to do their job.

Right now, there is a thread in SW and somebody posted a gif from a porn scene of a girl sucking a dick, and that post is still sitting in that thread for an hour now, and it still hasnt been deleted by a mod.

Which thread?

#28 Posted by Korvus (8029 posts) -

@Nengo_Flow: It's bothering you so much and yet you can't be assed to report the post so I can see where it is. The user was banned, we checked his feed (it only displays the last few posts) and we deleted all we saw; you do realise we're not payed to be moderators and we're actually halfway through our work days, right? We don't have time to go through every thread and check if he posted there and so we depend on users (apparently not you) who are kind enough to lend us a hand finding that sort of thing.

#29 Posted by MakeMeaSammitch (4588 posts) -

@KHAndAnime said:

@Ackad said:

Most of the users left this site after the interface update.

Indeed. I've met a lot of users and friends on Gamespot, maybe at least a couple dozen, and I'm the remaining poster of them all...

Many of these people had 20k+ posts too. Not to say they all left at the interface update, most left before that, but I will say that this site's traffic took a massive hit with the interface update. It wasn't just an interface update - it was a complete site overhaul. People used to come here for the unions, and other site features. There were tons of micro-communities within the Gamespot community. But those aren't there anymore and people weren't happy about it so they left.

Also, when they made the switch, the site had awful performance and had tons more glitches than it had now. Right now, it's a lot better than it was when the switch was made.

Want to blame someone? I blame Jeff G. If he didn't trash a game from one of Gamespot's higher paying advertisers with his Kane and Lynch review, then the events leading up to this site's overhaul wouldn't have taken place.

it took a big hit when they started banning people left and right for basically nothing too.

#30 Edited by Nengo_Flow (10511 posts) -

@korvus:

aw.....

F*** no I dont have to help you out when I've suffered so many suspensions and have been banned from this site 3 times before.

Its not my fault ya'll cant handle what you guys enlisted for. Its not my problem what others users do, i was pointing out the fact how minor things i do (that really shouldnt be an offense) you guys crack me over the head for it, yet people posting porn goes unnoticed for an extended time. Thats what I was refering to, not that the porn post bothered me and I wanted it gone.

I intentionally did not flag it for that very reason, I wanted to see how long it takes you guys to notice on your own. Cuz lately i've been noticing that banned worthy post have been going unnoticed for long periods of times (sometimes half a day or even a whole day). Its not my duty to help you guys out, cuz no matter how good of a user I am and how helpful i may be, i'll still be treated like shit here for dumb reasons.

#31 Posted by LJS9502_basic (152412 posts) -

@MakeMeaSammitch said:

@KHAndAnime said:

@Ackad said:

Most of the users left this site after the interface update.

Indeed. I've met a lot of users and friends on Gamespot, maybe at least a couple dozen, and I'm the remaining poster of them all...

Many of these people had 20k+ posts too. Not to say they all left at the interface update, most left before that, but I will say that this site's traffic took a massive hit with the interface update. It wasn't just an interface update - it was a complete site overhaul. People used to come here for the unions, and other site features. There were tons of micro-communities within the Gamespot community. But those aren't there anymore and people weren't happy about it so they left.

Also, when they made the switch, the site had awful performance and had tons more glitches than it had now. Right now, it's a lot better than it was when the switch was made.

Want to blame someone? I blame Jeff G. If he didn't trash a game from one of Gamespot's higher paying advertisers with his Kane and Lynch review, then the events leading up to this site's overhaul wouldn't have taken place.

it took a big hit when they started banning people left and right for basically nothing too.

No. They brought them back.....they didn't add anything either. Or rather some didn't. Some were decent enough. But the site was way busier back in the totalitarian days then it became after they relaxed the rules.

#32 Posted by Korvus (8029 posts) -

@Nengo_Flow: Funny thing is, your posts don't go unnoticed because you get reported. If the porn posts had been reported (a lot of them were and I thank the users for it) they would be gone too =)

#33 Edited by dave123321 (34371 posts) -

Think a lot left because of the negativity. It used to such a decent place then the negative stuff started creeping in. Why I don't come here much anymore.

#34 Posted by PonchoTaco (2643 posts) -

System Wars is the most active.

#35 Posted by ferrari2001 (17314 posts) -

Traffic estimates put the monthly visits at 15,467,000.

#36 Edited by gawado (50 posts) -

Holy crap is that a mod? Is a mod arguing pettily with a user instead of actually leading by example and being more of an adult?

What happened to this place.

#37 Posted by CountBleck12 (4151 posts) -

@DaBrainz said:

This place was dead long before the update

Yeah pretty much, it was the same with GameTrailers back like 4 years ago.

#38 Edited by fueled-system (6339 posts) -

Alot of people left after the rules update and then a bigger batch of users left after the site redesign...Gamepro all over again and System wars is the only active forum and even that is not even active at peak times.

Such a shame but the easing up on the rules was a disastrous mistake in my opinion.

#39 Posted by dave123321 (34371 posts) -

The unbanned users were pretty much a microcosm of the rest of the userbase. They were never going to fundamentally change anything by being unbanned. Good users provide their part of a good community. Many of the unbanned did just that. Like many of those who have never been banned do. Some of the unbanned were disrespectful of the chance. But their actions weren't any worse then what some never banned people have done

#40 Posted by Mink (1790 posts) -

Seems a bit slower, I did disappear after the site change but coming back noticing so much that I liked gone, makes it hard to stick around. But since I've been here so many years I can't see myself leaving, it's like home when your parents remodel the house.

#41 Posted by sukraj (23979 posts) -

looks good to me

#42 Posted by Korvus (8029 posts) -

@gawado said:

Holy crap is that a mod? Is a mod arguing pettily with a user instead of actually leading by example and being more of an adult?

What happened to this place.

You're absolutely right. My apologies. I always think that trying to explain things to users is preferable to ignoring or deleting posts (as many people complained in the past before I joined the ranks), but eventually I end up getting frustrated because I'm still at work, busy as hell, still managing to take a few minutes to check the forums, failing to get through to people and I end up ranting.

I'll try to keep in mind what you said. Thank you for the feedback; mods are just users with a badge, who try to help other users while still enjoying the forums; we're not any more mature or immune to frustrations than anybody else...leading by example is not always easy =)

#43 Posted by SolidSnake35 (58230 posts) -

This place was busier at certain times of the day. Usually around midnight for me.

#44 Edited by Iszdope (11292 posts) -

Again: sleepin' wif da fishes.

#45 Edited by tocool340 (20663 posts) -

@gawado said:

Holy crap is that a mod? Is a mod arguing pettily with a user instead of actually leading by example and being more of an adult?

What happened to this place.

Ummm....Mods have always argued with users in that fashion. Maybe not as often in the other forums as they would in a place like the Ask the Mod section (If its still around) but its still there. Nothing different here besides MAYBE, if GS was still using the old ToU, this thread would be locked by the mod declaring this thread is going off topic by the argument.

#46 Posted by Brain_Duster (473 posts) -

@comp_atkins said:

then there's this.....

ha

#47 Posted by OmegaPillow (1039 posts) -

It's so dead they had to revive banned

Members like myself to keep it going

#48 Edited by Behardy24 (5324 posts) -

I have the unpopular opinion here by actually liking the new site interface. Search engine is pretty bad here and they need to fix that as soon as possible but other than that I like it!

But it is a shame that people don't flock over here as they use to. I personally keep switching back and forth between this site and GiantBomb forums. (Though, I am much more active on here than on GB)

But I still like the site!

#49 Posted by Randolph (10542 posts) -

@Nengo_Flow said:

I'll tell you how slow it is, its so slow that there are barely any mods log-in to do their job.

Right now, there is a thread in SW and somebody posted a gif from a porn scene of a girl sucking a dick, and that post is still sitting in that thread for an hour now, and it still hasnt been deleted by a mod.

Job?? I don't remember the last time I got a paycheck from Gamespot. Where I was when when that was occurring, however, they do indeed give me a paycheck to be there, so they get priority. Sorry.

#50 Posted by gawado (50 posts) -

All this is just unreal. I can't even make a topic about community which had 50 views, but none of those 49 thought to post in it? What? Seriously what the hell. Do I intimidate them or something?