Old site vs. New Site

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Posted by sammyjenkis898 (27929 posts) 9 months, 4 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?

#201 Posted by Iridion-II (1343 posts) -

Launch seems premature. Too many functions are missing or non working. The forums are mainly where I go and it's difficult to see who is posting what with the generic avatars and shortened user names. The board selection is more limited.

Old by far at this stage.....and I doubt that will change with the smaller sig anyway.

HI LJ! HOW ARE YOU????

#202 Posted by sammyjenkis898 (27929 posts) -

They really need to fix the avatars soon. I know a lot of bugs are expected when doing something like this, but they should have had that down.

#203 Posted by LJS9502_basic (149337 posts) -

They really need to fix the avatars soon. I know a lot of bugs are expected when doing something like this, but they should have had that down.

True. That shouldn't even be a bug TBH...

#204 Edited by chessmaster1989 (28893 posts) -

New site is absolute garbage. Looks awful, loads much slower. Also why the fvck doesn't GS let us give .5 increments to games anymore?

#205 Posted by MonoSilver (1525 posts) -

I really like it. It's much more modern looking. Of course it's just been launched so it's running slow right now.

People will always hate any change. If you don't like it, leave. It will clean the site up.

#206 Posted by Floppy_Jim (25367 posts) -

So far so dreadful.

#207 Posted by sammyjenkis898 (27929 posts) -

New site is absolute garbage. Looks awful, loads much slower. Also why the fvck doesn't GS let us give .5 increments to games anymore?

Glad to see you haven't left.. yet. We go back for some time.

:(

#208 Posted by sammyjenkis898 (27929 posts) -

@sammyjenkis898 said:

They really need to fix the avatars soon. I know a lot of bugs are expected when doing something like this, but they should have had that down.

True. That shouldn't even be a bug TBH...

It's just incredibly frustrating. It's like we're talking to bots or something. At least they could have chosen a better default avatar than this.

Bleh.

#209 Posted by LJS9502_basic (149337 posts) -

I really like it. It's much more modern looking. Of course it's just been launched so it's running slow right now.

People will always hate any change. If you don't like it, leave. It will clean the site up.

Most people don't like the fact that it's a more cluttered and confusing layout. Maybe you should realize not everyone has to think as you do.

#210 Posted by chessmaster1989 (28893 posts) -

@chessmaster1989 said:

New site is absolute garbage. Looks awful, loads much slower. Also why the fvck doesn't GS let us give .5 increments to games anymore?

Glad to see you haven't left.. yet. We go back for some time.

:(

If the site doesn't improve I might. :(

#211 Posted by Teenaged (31743 posts) -

Well the new site isnt bad at all imo.

But I've only visited my profile and off topic.

Once avatars and sigs start popping up, it'll feel more colorful and homey.

#212 Posted by sammyjenkis898 (27929 posts) -

@sammyjenkis898 said:

@chessmaster1989 said:

New site is absolute garbage. Looks awful, loads much slower. Also why the fvck doesn't GS let us give .5 increments to games anymore?

Glad to see you haven't left.. yet. We go back for some time.

:(

If the site doesn't improve I might. :(

That one hurts, Chess.

#213 Posted by Caseytappy (2109 posts) -

New site layout is terrible and it's slow .

#214 Posted by ArmoredCore55 (23801 posts) -

Old site, for sure. I miss the unions, UCB's, username color, # of topics/posts per page, old friend list system, etc.

#215 Posted by Nikkeloodeon (54 posts) -

Old site by far. I don't know what they thought they'd improve but for example ''The Stacks'' suck because it takes so much time to get through one person's owned games now, the games won't even show any information about them, just the names! That's just a waste of time.

And the games are messed up, I didn't wish for any AC: Brotherhood PS3 Slim Bundle when I put it on my wishlist, I already have a PS3 for crying out loud!

#216 Edited by LJS9502_basic (149337 posts) -

@Nikkeloodeon said:

Old site by far. I don't know what they thought they'd improve but for example ''The Stacks'' suck because it takes so much time to get through one person's owned games now, the games won't even show any information about them, just the names! That's just a waste of time.

And the games are messed up, I didn't wish for any AC: Brotherhood PS3 Slim Bundle when I put it on my wishlist, I already have a PS3 for crying out loud!

LOL. Yeah I don't like the way the games lists are now and why is it called a stack?

#217 Edited by xWoW_Rougex (2747 posts) -

@churdo said:

@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.

This is how I feel kinda right now. There's stuff that I immediately question like I used to have a firefox bookmark to led to my forum posts. There I could easily see which topics I've posted in have new posts. However if I visit the same forum profile site now, There's big blocks of my own text (YEAH THX FO SHOWING WHAT I WROTE THX GAMESPOT) and I can't see any "1 new posts" message either.

This is typical bullcrap made by big websites like Youtube and Facebook and stuff like that. They just make everything worse.

In the end, I hung around because I was satisfied with Gamespot, had I not been satisfied, I would've gone to some other site because god know Gamespot is rather mediocre. Off topic is a major bore "Derp what is your favorite ice cream zzZzz snore question" and System Wars is filled with ignorance and hateful one liners a la Kindergarten (my dad > your dad). With this lacking interface, there is not much keeping me around... Also what, did they remove levels? Srsly brah

#218 Posted by Teenaged (31743 posts) -

Ok first negative thing I've noticed.... there's no indication about which threads we've visited and/or posted in, right?

Or am I missing something?

#219 Edited by LJS9502_basic (149337 posts) -

@Teenaged said:

Ok first negative thing I've noticed.... there's no indication about which threads we've visited and/or posted in, right?

Or am I missing something?

There isn't. Which is kind of annoying because it makes it harder to follow discussions.

#220 Posted by Teenaged (31743 posts) -

@Teenaged said:

Ok first negative thing I've noticed.... there's no indication about which threads we've visited and/or posted in, right?

Or am I missing something?

There isn't. Which is kind of annoying because it makes it harder to follow discussions.

Yeah, and it is also true that it loads kinda slower.

Next thing you know we'll have the same glitches as before!

"Well its more web 2.0 now, you guys!!!"

#221 Edited by Welkabonz (1679 posts) -

The website has never been better. The profiles look better at first, but functionally it's silly that they are split up into so many different pages and that blogs, trophies, and levels are in separate pages. Also, we read left to right, so why is user data on the right? The forums are unimaginative carbon-copies of giantbomb. Haven't liked what they've been doing with the forums for about a decade.

#222 Posted by VendettaRed07 (13997 posts) -

Problem is all we did was loose features.

The new site is functionally inferior and l don't know how that can eve be debated. We can't even do 1/3 of the things on here that we used to. Not to mention that its been stripped of its personality. What was the point of this?,. So bad.

#223 Posted by Welkabonz (1679 posts) -

@Teenaged said:

Ok first negative thing I've noticed.... there's no indication about which threads we've visited and/or posted in, right?

Or am I missing something?

Looks like unread discussions or new posts are supposed to be white while read discussions (no new messages) are faded text - as far as the topic titles on the board goes. But this function doesn't seem to be very accurate...

#225 Edited by CptJSparrow (10897 posts) -

@daddyo2

The r-word is still banned

#226 Posted by rocinante_ (1666 posts) -

gahh, this new layout hurts my brain, the old one flowed, looked clean, easy to use...idk, maybe this one'll grow on me, but initial impression--it blows

if there's a ot exodus, i'm down

#227 Posted by stoxos (100 posts) -

the old site was giving us information... this one sawing us only titles... in order to see more about everything you have to dig a long time...

#228 Edited by The-Apostle (12077 posts) -

Yeah, they really need to fix the site soon. None of them have responded to our posts.

#229 Edited by Mastergamer27 (582 posts) -

The old design is much better.

#230 Edited by wiouds (4958 posts) -

The old site was able to tell me when new posy were added to topics. Now I can not see which topic I posted on got a new post to it. Also the junk drawer ideal for game board is not good.

#231 Posted by koospetoors (3244 posts) -

It only hit me now this whole time that I've accidentally logged in to an old perma-banned account I had a few million years ago, even posted a reply here with it and all.

Did...did I just find some sort of loophole where all previously banned accounts are unbanned?

#232 Posted by Nick3306 (2552 posts) -

I don't really mind the design, but they combined topics that shouldn't have been combined which leads me to believe that they expect quite a few people to leave the site.

#233 Posted by Pirate700 (46461 posts) -

The new SITE is ok. The new FORUM flat out sucks, IMO.

#234 Posted by GTA_GURU (28 posts) -

i used to browse old gamespot website flawlessly but this new one is talking ages to open everything ...???

P.S.- i live in INDIA...

#236 Posted by megagene (22969 posts) -

I don't *hate* the look of the new site, but certain things need to be fixed and quickly. Everything on this site is way slower than it used to be (although that could possibly be chalked up to higher traffic due to the redesign), I absolutely hate that I have to disable my AdBlock every time I want to watch a video (which I didn't have to do up until a day ago), I'd like to be able to change my avatar without having to employ some weird work-around technique which I refuse to do, and just little things that need neatening up. Stuff like our post counts appearing twice in each post (should just be under our username where the avatar is) and peoples' usernames being chopped off if it contains more than a certain number of characters.

#237 Posted by ferrari2001 (16658 posts) -

@GTA_GURU said:

i used to browse old gamespot website flawlessly but this new one is talking ages to open everything ...???

P.S.- i live in INDIA...

It's fresh off launch. The servers are overtaxed and they are still trying to adjust things so they work properly. Give them a couple days to iron out the kinks and get the site working like it should. I can already tell that it's faster. A little slow still but it's getting better.

#238 Posted by LJS9502_basic (149337 posts) -

@GTA_GURU said:

i used to browse old gamespot website flawlessly but this new one is talking ages to open everything ...???

P.S.- i live in INDIA...

It's fresh off launch. The servers are overtaxed and they are still trying to adjust things so they work properly. Give them a couple days to iron out the kinks and get the site working like it should. I can already tell that it's faster. A little slow still but it's getting better.

How are the servers over taxed? I mere update isn't going to suddenly increase traffic.

#239 Edited by ferrari2001 (16658 posts) -

@ferrari2001 said:

@GTA_GURU said:

i used to browse old gamespot website flawlessly but this new one is talking ages to open everything ...???

P.S.- i live in INDIA...

It's fresh off launch. The servers are overtaxed and they are still trying to adjust things so they work properly. Give them a couple days to iron out the kinks and get the site working like it should. I can already tell that it's faster. A little slow still but it's getting better.

How are the servers over taxed? I mere update isn't going to suddenly increase traffic.

Not more traffic but there is considerable more data to load in this new site then the old one. Larger textures, pictures, etc. The servers have to send out a lot more information then the old site, which used quite low res outdated photos and textures. Once the fix the infrastructure and streamline everything it'll perform much better.

#240 Edited by LJS9502_basic (149337 posts) -

@LJS9502_basic said:

@ferrari2001 said:

@GTA_GURU said:

i used to browse old gamespot website flawlessly but this new one is talking ages to open everything ...???

P.S.- i live in INDIA...

It's fresh off launch. The servers are overtaxed and they are still trying to adjust things so they work properly. Give them a couple days to iron out the kinks and get the site working like it should. I can already tell that it's faster. A little slow still but it's getting better.

How are the servers over taxed? I mere update isn't going to suddenly increase traffic.

Not more traffic but there is considerable more data to load in this new site then the old one. Larger textures, pictures, etc. The servers have to send out a lot more information then the old site, which used quite low res outdated photos and textures. Once the fix the infrastructure and streamline everything it'll perform much better.

Wouldn't they already have accounted for that?

It is inexcusable that they cut off user names though.

#241 Posted by funkymonkey4710 (1835 posts) -

I love the new site and the new profile options! It makes integrating my YouTube channel to my Gamespot account!

#242 Posted by WWE6427 (207 posts) -

Old one is far better not sure why they changed it since their was nothing wrong with it. With this new one my ratings for games and my lv on here is gone.

#243 Edited by ferrari2001 (16658 posts) -

@ferrari2001 said:

@LJS9502_basic said:

@ferrari2001 said:

@GTA_GURU said:

i used to browse old gamespot website flawlessly but this new one is talking ages to open everything ...???

P.S.- i live in INDIA...

It's fresh off launch. The servers are overtaxed and they are still trying to adjust things so they work properly. Give them a couple days to iron out the kinks and get the site working like it should. I can already tell that it's faster. A little slow still but it's getting better.

How are the servers over taxed? I mere update isn't going to suddenly increase traffic.

Not more traffic but there is considerable more data to load in this new site then the old one. Larger textures, pictures, etc. The servers have to send out a lot more information then the old site, which used quite low res outdated photos and textures. Once the fix the infrastructure and streamline everything it'll perform much better.

Wouldn't they already have accounted for that?

It is inexcusable that they cut off user names though.

We are talking about Gamespot here. I would imagine they just transferred the site over the current infrastructure, which has obviously proved to be a little problematic. I'm sure they'll figure it out eventually.

#244 Posted by JigglyWiggly_ (23355 posts) -

it's too bright

hurts my eyes ;(

#245 Posted by ferrari2001 (16658 posts) -

it's too bright

hurts my eyes ;(

Have you tried the dark theme?

#246 Posted by CoolSkAGuy (9665 posts) -

This is friggen horrible!! I can't even watch GS videos anymore. I may need to find a new forum.., quite a shame. I really liked coming here :(

#247 Posted by Blueresident87 (5190 posts) -

At the moment, the old site by a mile.

But it's too early to know for sure. Hopefully they get this new one running better.

#248 Edited by Lonelynight (30039 posts) -

It's okay

#249 Posted by ferrari2001 (16658 posts) -

This is friggen horrible!! I can't even watch GS videos anymore. I may need to find a new forum.., quite a shame. I really liked coming here :(

Give it time dude. They transferred this new site just yesterday. It's gonna take some time for them to iron out all of the kinks in the system and optimize everything to work correctly.

#250 Posted by jb61 (269 posts) -

I was the leader of a union board here at GS before they trashed it all. Well, I created a new one. If you like shooters and are a warrior (all platforms and shooter gamers welcome), come to the new Warrior Clan board at http://warriorclan.shivtr.com We have game forums, an event calendar, videos, picture galleries, free game links (for Xbox live members) and game news. Come by and join in on the fun. I'd love to see you there.