Old site vs. New Site

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Posted by sammyjenkis898 (27837 posts) 6 months, 10 days ago

Old site vs. New Site (715 votes)

Old site 80%
New Site 21%

Let's get those initial impressions in, people!

Which one do you prefer at the moment?

#51 Posted by tmaclabi (17108 posts) -

Oh my goodness. The site looks very plain, well it's clean but I dunno if there are still changes but right now still not contented. Still looking for more.

#52 Posted by AmazonTreeBoa (15952 posts) -

Anybody know any other good gaming forums to switch to? I don't see me sticking around much longer.

#53 Edited by harry_james_pot (9524 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.

The site literally just launched, of course it's gonna be a bit slow and full of errors. Just give it some time.

#54 Posted by Lance2500 (626 posts) -

I think the old site was better. I am getting numerous errors and this is the first time I've made it to the forums.

#55 Posted by Ace6301 (21388 posts) -

So far the old one was a lot better in pretty much every way. Even loaded faster by some miracle.

#56 Posted by Jebus213 (8513 posts) -

@AmazonTreeBoa said:

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.

The site literally just launched, of course it's gonna be a bit slow and full of errors. Just give it some time.

That's completely understandable.

But holy hell the UI is making my brain hurt. It's not easy to look at or navigate.

#57 Posted by chaoscougar1 (36561 posts) -

Hard to navigate

Don't like the layout

And can anyone find topic post history? (ie so we don't have to search the entire topic for our last read post?)

#58 Posted by Toxic-Seahorse (3953 posts) -

Anyone know if they're going to be adding boards back in? No PC Hardware section and no Sports section is really stupid.

#59 Posted by destinhpark (4700 posts) -

I don't think it's that bad. Why is everyone so pissed?

#60 Edited by Jebus213 (8513 posts) -

And can anyone find topic post history? (ie so we don't have to search the entire topic for our last read post?)

Yeah, go to profile.

It's under both feed and the forum tab.

I'd prefer it be called post history. Calling it a forum tab doesn't make much sense. And it's just stupid the way they designed it.

#61 Edited by coight30 (16 posts) -

Im all for a new look, but so many interesting features and other elements are gone. Its a bit too bare bones now and not so different from other sites any more

#62 Posted by tocool340 (20280 posts) -

I'll give it one week before I make my judgement. Hopefully by then its a lot more stable and doesn't run like I'm browsing this place on my 3DS....

#63 Edited by The_Rick_14 (9922 posts) -

I know it's going to take a few days for the servers to get up to speed so the site will be sluggish and there will be some kinks and a getting used to it period and I can live with all of that.

However, the main feature of Gamespot's forums that kept me here (besides the community of course) was the unread counts and being able to click on them to jump right to the next unread post in a topic. I'll give them some time to bring that back, otherwise I'll be looking for a new forum to frequent.

#64 Posted by BranKetra (46520 posts) -

I would give the new site about a month to be fully running.

#65 Edited by Kurushio (10485 posts) -

I really hope it gets better fast. Right now it's super slow, hard to see where i've even been, and i'm not liking how in the forums, reading the posts starts too far on the left. I would prefer it a bit more indented.

#66 Posted by sammyjenkis898 (27837 posts) -

I know it's going to take a few days for the servers to get up to speed so the site will be sluggish and there will be some kinks and a getting used to it period and I can live with all of that.

However, the main feature of Gamespot's forums that kept me here (besides the community of course) was the unread counts and being able to click on them to jump right to the next unread post in a topic. I'll give them some time to bring that back, otherwise I'll be looking for a new forum to frequent.

I agree with this. This was one of the features that made the forums standout amongst the rest.

#67 Edited by darkmark91 (2805 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.

I agree with this guy.

BOO!!! Did this Spoiler work?

#68 Edited by SIDEFX1 (386 posts) -

Give it some time guys.. Your just not used to it that is all. The website will iron out over time and it has been.

#69 Edited by Trail_Mix (2021 posts) -

So the OP is visible at the top of every page of the thread??? Not sure how I feel about that...

#70 Edited by DJChuy (1813 posts) -

I prefer the old site. It had a couple of things that made Gamespot stand out from the rest, and it was also much easier to navigate.

Hopefully, the site runs smoother and gets its bugs fixed very soon, so I can give it a proper try.

#71 Edited by TAMKFan (32639 posts) -

Easily the old site. This new one will take time to used to.

#72 Posted by Darth_Kane (2966 posts) -

How the fuck do you browse for games now? Legacy platforms and genres are completely gone, as is sort by score, you just see a clusterfuck of pages of every single game ever released. Even the "coming soon" tab just shows a clusterfuck of indie games nobody gives a shit about and they're not sorted by ANYTHING. Not to mention the site runs like shit now

#73 Posted by MonkeyKinght98 (2334 posts) -

So the OP is visible at the top of every page of the thread??? Not sure how I feel about that...

The OP being on top of the page on every page is for poll posts only.

#74 Edited by soolkiki (1569 posts) -

I mean, I appreciate everything that you're trying to do, but I loved having separate forums on the PC aspect, because games and hardware are two different things and it was nice having that separation. Great job on the aesthetics of the new website, but it's going to take some getting use to for sure. My only suggestion would be to bring back that hardware forum.

#75 Posted by WiiRocks66 (3488 posts) -

New site. Overall, it's much nicer, although they need to add a lot.

They need to bring back the pages under topics(and this would make the topic view look less cluttered, because it looks cluttered right now). Let us see someone's entire username under the avatar. Add back the unread posts count and the ability to see if there are new posts in a topic you posted in(boldface topic). And bring back the missing boards, such as PC Hardware and AV Hardware.

#76 Edited by The-Apostle (11915 posts) -

I'm honestly not sure at the moment. I mean, some things were better on the old site, like unions, UCBs and the Sports board, which I still can't find. The new one has buttons for embedding tweets and videos.

EDIT: It cut half my post. WTF?!

#77 Posted by Trail_Mix (2021 posts) -

@Trail_Mix said:

So the OP is visible at the top of every page of the thread??? Not sure how I feel about that...

The OP being on top of the page on every page is for poll posts only.

Ah, that's good to know. Still looks pretty odd though.

#78 Posted by DahLong (233 posts) -

i'm getting lost in this site

#79 Edited by JML897 (33064 posts) -

Old. Everything here seems so cramped and smushed together

#80 Posted by Dogswithguns (10596 posts) -

Old site was better, but I'm sure the new site will improve in time... not so great right now b/c it's on the fix.

#81 Posted by JML897 (33064 posts) -

Anyone know if they're going to be adding boards back in? No PC Hardware section and no Sports section is really stupid.

The sports board was my favorite section. It better come back.

#82 Posted by Makhaidos (1417 posts) -

Right now, old. I still can't change my sig/avatar and I can't stand the quoting format here.

#83 Posted by hippiesanta (9273 posts) -

eewww...... The new gamespot forum looks horrid ...... change back to ancient format

#84 Posted by ferrari2001 (16294 posts) -

Well considering it took like 5 min to get logged in. I can't customize avatars, it took another 2 min just to get to off-topic forums I'd say the old Gamespot is better by miles. How could they have worked so long on a new site and still failed this terribly?

#85 Posted by tocool340 (20280 posts) -

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I seen so many motherfawkin errors! If I see another one of them goddamn things!....

Sig

Garfield

#86 Posted by michael_1234576 (8620 posts) -

I cant change my avatar or sig..

#87 Posted by ferrari2001 (16294 posts) -

I cant change my avatar or sig..

I would image you will be able to once the glitches are ironed out. It'll probably take a few days.

#88 Posted by chaoscougar1 (36561 posts) -

@Jebus213 said:

@chaoscougar1 said:

And can anyone find topic post history? (ie so we don't have to search the entire topic for our last read post?)

Yeah, go to profile.

It's under both feed and the forum tab.

I'd prefer it be called post history. Calling it a forum tab doesn't make much sense. And it's just stupid the way they designed it.

I found that
It has my last post
But what about the ability to take me to my last read post from the topic?

#89 Posted by AmazonTreeBoa (15952 posts) -
#90 Edited by The-Apostle (11915 posts) -

How the fuck do you browse for games now? Legacy platforms and genres are completely gone, as is sort by score, you just see a clusterfuck of pages of every single game ever released. Even the "coming soon" tab just shows a clusterfuck of indie games nobody gives a shit about and they're not sorted by ANYTHING. Not to mention the site runs like shit now

Here you go. Just too bad you can't post in it right now. :(

#91 Posted by LostProphetFLCL (16706 posts) -

Easily the old site.

The new look is awful, new layout is confusing, we lost alot of features while not really gaining anything, etc.

Really this whole redesign is awful and was a terrible idea. Still can't believe they thought it kosher to just go and take away tons of stuff while not adding anything new. You don't take steps back like that...

#92 Posted by Guppy507 (17396 posts) -

New site is a lot better.

Navigating is easier, it's much less busy, video page doesn't break if you zoom in, videos don't keep playing forever, the review page is beautiful, and the site actually scales to mobile screens instead of having a broke-ass mobile site.

I don't know what you guys are complaining about. Then again, every redesign ever gets complaints. Same story with every single Gamespot redesign.

#93 Edited by The-Apostle (11915 posts) -

@JML897 said:

@Toxic-Seahorse said:

Anyone know if they're going to be adding boards back in? No PC Hardware section and no Sports section is really stupid.

The sports board was my favorite section. It better come back.

I second this.

#94 Posted by colekhoo (47 posts) -

I can see what they want with this new webpage design, but i think the old site is more clean and easier to navigate.

#95 Edited by Guppy507 (17396 posts) -

@The_Rick_14 said:

I know it's going to take a few days for the servers to get up to speed so the site will be sluggish and there will be some kinks and a getting used to it period and I can live with all of that.

However, the main feature of Gamespot's forums that kept me here (besides the community of course) was the unread counts and being able to click on them to jump right to the next unread post in a topic. I'll give them some time to bring that back, otherwise I'll be looking for a new forum to frequent.

I agree with this. This was one of the features that made the forums standout amongst the rest.

I didn't know that existed. Huh. I guess I can't miss it then.

#96 Edited by dagreenfish (1817 posts) -

The new site is counter-intuitive in terms of navigation. The forums (what really gets me coming back) are formatted terribly. Why the fuck are they wasting a third of the screen on inane BS?

#97 Posted by Sn0wGl0be (9 posts) -

I dont mind the new one but I've noticed that alot of forums posts are missing.

Like I just posted a new question on AC3 forums and the entire thing is empty now.

Say it aint permanent....

#98 Posted by ferrari2001 (16294 posts) -

I dont mind the new one but I've noticed that alot of forums posts are missing.

Like I just posted a new question on AC3 forums and the entire thing is empty now.

Say it aint permanent....

It looks like they are having some serious server issued after the change over. I would imagine it will probably take a couple of days for everything to settle down and begin running correctly. I know in betas posts would disappear and then be back later. Hopefully it's all just server issues they are trying to deal with.

#99 Edited by Shadow4020 (1917 posts) -

I can't be the only one annoyed that long usernames are cut off...

I'm going to give it some time before I decide if I like the new site or not

#100 Posted by Starshine_M2A2 (4036 posts) -

I like the neat and tidy look to this new site.

I'm having trouble changing my avatar and sorting my stacks but otherwise, it's looking pretty good to me.