Old site vs. New Site

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Posted by sammyjenkis898 (27934 posts) 9 months, 12 days ago

Poll: Old site vs. New Site (717 votes)

Old site 80%
New Site 21%

Let's get those initial impressions in, people!

Which one do you prefer at the moment?

#1 Edited by Jebus213 (8695 posts) -

Navigating this one is a pain in the ass.

Also it's hard to look at.

#2 Edited by Chow_Mein_Kampf (6651 posts) -

Quoting looks like utter shit...............

#3 Posted by Laihendi (5800 posts) -

Old site. My Bulbasaur avatar is gone. I do not know who I am anymore.

#4 Posted by Toxic-Seahorse (4076 posts) -

Still not sure why they wanted to do this...

#5 Posted by Jebus213 (8695 posts) -

Even the new poll is shit.

We can't see how many people voted? Wtf?

#6 Posted by lensflare15 (6163 posts) -

Old. They have the potential to be better, but there really is nothing very interesting about this new site.

#7 Edited by sammyjenkis898 (27934 posts) -

@Jebus213 said:

Even the new poll is shit.

We can't see how many people voted? Wtf?

Yeah, I just noticed this.

Christ this thing is a mess. Even the poll looks awful.

What high school drop-out designed this crap?

#8 Posted by thegerg (14338 posts) -

It's hard to believe, but there's actually more bitching and whining on this site than the old one.

#10 Edited by ninjastar (9493 posts) -

The old site, for sure.

#11 Posted by Jebus213 (8695 posts) -
@thegerg said:

It's hard to believe, but there's actually more bitching and whining on this site than the old one.

What? The new design is terrible.

There are so many more unnecessary things, it's harder to navigate, and it's harder to look at.

I guess once people get their sigs and avatars in it will be little easier to look at posts.

#12 Posted by BranKetra (47438 posts) -

I can live with the new site. It has potential.

#13 Posted by sammyjenkis898 (27934 posts) -

@thegerg said:

It's hard to believe, but there's actually more bitching and whining on this site than the old one.

I don't know who you are, and I like that.

#14 Edited by churdo (169 posts) -

I REALLY preffer the old version... and i liked account leveling.

#15 Posted by BuryMe (22017 posts) -

Old. This thing is ugly as sin.

#16 Posted by Chrome- (1660 posts) -

The redesign sucks ass bro, I'm seriously considering Immigrating to IGN now.

#17 Posted by nutcrackr (12263 posts) -

I will use it a few days and then vote.

#18 Posted by churdo (169 posts) -

@Chrome- said:

The redesign sucks ass bro, I'm seriously considering Immigrating to IGN now.

Me too, IGN now souds attempting. Gamespot should had talked with the community before change everything.

#19 Posted by awptical (835 posts) -

This site isnt even done yet. This is merely a shell of whats to come. Relax, people. This is much cleaner and more "modern", if such a term can be used for this. Cant wait to see whats in store.

#20 Posted by sammyjenkis898 (27934 posts) -

I'm likin' nutcrackr's sig.

#21 Edited by MonkeyKinght98 (2335 posts) -
@sammyjenkis898 said:

@Jebus213 said:

Even the new poll is shit.

We can't see how many people voted? Wtf?

Yeah, I just noticed this.

Christ this thing is a mess. Even the poll looks awful.

What high school drop-out designed this crap?

it says right there (21 votes) and then the percentages of those 21 votes. Sure you can't see the amount until you vote.

#22 Posted by StrifeDelivery (1256 posts) -

The main site looks ugly and difficult to spot articles, along with navigating the site. Reading through these posts is kind of a pain as well.

#23 Posted by konvikt_17 (22096 posts) -

old version

#24 Posted by churdo (169 posts) -

@awptical said:

This site isnt even done yet. This is merely a shell of whats to come. Relax, people. This is much cleaner and more "modern", if such a term can be used for this. Cant wait to see whats in store.

Define modern.

#25 Edited by solidruss (23639 posts) -

This is beyond skewed at this point. The new site has been up for a few hours. People shouldn't judge at this point.

#26 Edited by sammyjenkis898 (27934 posts) -

@awptical said:

This site isnt even done yet. This is merely a shell of whats to come. Relax, people. This is much cleaner and more "modern", if such a term can be used for this. Cant wait to see whats in store.

Then why release it in this stage?

#27 Posted by Born_Lucky (1606 posts) -

I like the overall look, but finding things is ridiculous.

#28 Edited by munkeypoo45 (3220 posts) -

so far not impressed. but i'll give it time so they can fix bugs and whatnot. but they better do it soon. and i miss my level. :(

#29 Posted by konvikt_17 (22096 posts) -

I'm likin' nutcrackr's sig.

Haha me too. i tried to do something similar but it didnt work like his. i had text going off to the right and off the screen =P

#30 Posted by Star67 (3438 posts) -

I guess Ill enjoy my lvl that took 8 years to aquire while it lasts....then leave

#31 Edited by Commander-Gree (4929 posts) -

I don't know, there are things I like and don't like. I think in the end I'll like this new site more though once the bugs are worked out and I adjust to it.

One thing I like is that the forums are incredibly mobile friendly compared to the old forums.

Edit: There is no button at the bottom of a thread to return to the topic list. That is really annoying.

#32 Posted by BuryMe (22017 posts) -

@awptical said:

This site isnt even done yet. This is merely a shell of whats to come. Relax, people. This is much cleaner and more "modern", if such a term can be used for this. Cant wait to see whats in store.

This is far from cleaner. There's more crap all over the place.

And if it's not done, why the hell did they release it now?

#33 Posted by wanderjahr (23 posts) -

@nutcrackr: Seems like a smart way to approach change.

#34 Posted by Chrome- (1660 posts) -

so have they gotten rid of the whole level system?

#35 Posted by sammyjenkis898 (27934 posts) -

This is beyond skewed at this point. The new site has been up for a few hours. People shouldn't judge at this point.

That's the point. We can look back at this thread a year from now and laugh at how one-sided it is.

Hopefully we'll laugh.

Yeah, we'll laugh.

...

#36 Posted by XxR3m1xInHDn3D (1967 posts) -

This is garbage. There are some positives however the actual look of the site and the navigation is just so bad. Why couldn't they have just left the old forum layout and profile page for the most part alone and just changed the homepage and added a few insanely must have important things like a facebook/twitter link. Forums aren't supposed to look modern and if anything, it will actually turn people away.

#37 Posted by Thesuperstar2k (509 posts) -

Old site hands down. Looking at this make me facepalm so much that they shouldn't haven't changed at all.

#38 Posted by konvikt_17 (22096 posts) -

it would be understandable if the site was at least stable.

but its not.

#39 Edited by solidruss (23639 posts) -

@solidruss said:

This is beyond skewed at this point. The new site has been up for a few hours. People shouldn't judge at this point.

That's the point. We can look back at this thread a year from now and laugh at how one-sided it is.

Hopefully we'll laugh.

Yeah, we'll laugh.

...

Lol

#40 Posted by judog1 (24626 posts) -

I kind of like the way the content is organized for reviews and news articles...the forums on the other hand...

#41 Edited by Jebus213 (8695 posts) -
@sammyjenkis898 said:

@solidruss said:

This is beyond skewed at this point. The new site has been up for a few hours. People shouldn't judge at this point.

That's the point. We can look back at this thread a year from now and laugh at how one-sided it is.

Hopefully we'll laugh.

Yeah, we'll laugh.

...

I'll look back and laugh at this obvious damage control.

Most of us will leave...

I haven't had any bugs yet but the navigation and UI is terrible.

#42 Posted by mos2000 (338 posts) -

I like many checked in daily for the top stories and stuff particularly news related. This new site lumps everything together and removes top stories. That old feature should have remained. Honestly don't know why it had to be removed

#43 Posted by Los9090 (7288 posts) -

Disappointed with how the forums look.

#44 Edited by Thesuperstar2k (509 posts) -

And I hate that I can't even find Psp games, wii games or any old systems that some people want to search for. ugh failed Gamespot...

#45 Posted by IkedaTeramusa (234 posts) -

I just want a function saying "Go back to the old site" option. I don't want the multimedia. I come here for quick blips of goodness. I don't watch the videos. I don't watch the "cool" girl gamers talk. I want concise articles that are informative and timely.

Seriously eyeballing IGN for my news now. Kinda sucks.

#46 Posted by SIDEFX1 (386 posts) -

I will laugh in a year :-)

#47 Edited by foxhound_fox (86812 posts) -

It's an unintuitive mess that is aesthetically awful.

#48 Edited by jocmaff (9 posts) -

PC link is broken under Games... er it was now it works...

Some intermittent server errors

#49 Posted by Trail_Mix (2021 posts) -

Old site.

This new site is awful. Navigation is definitely the biggest issue right now for me.

#50 Edited by AmazonTreeBoa (16432 posts) -

This new site sucks ass so far. It loads WAY slower than the old site for me and I keep getting errors. Hell I had to page back 4 times just to get this thread to load. First time I got a "file not found". The next three times just loaded an blank white page.