Old site vs. New Site

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Posted by sammyjenkis898 (28038 posts) 11 months, 9 days ago

Poll: Old site vs. New Site (718 votes)

Old site 80%
New Site 21%

Let's get those initial impressions in, people!

Which one do you prefer at the moment?

#401 Posted by konvikt_17 (22166 posts) -

@Chow_Mein_Kampf said:

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

You are the most negative person I've met on GS and with the foulest mouth.

not really. he at least took the time to check out the new site.

there are several users, who left upon first hearing about the site change.

and i agree, the forums look like shit.

doesnt mean im not gonna still post here, just means i dont like how it looks.

#402 Posted by GreyArt (4 posts) -

Old site definitely!

#403 Posted by roulettethedog (10953 posts) -

Old site for sure. The new site reminds me of being on AOL with dial-up. Yucky.

#404 Posted by AtariKidX (6209 posts) -

It looks that Old site......wins.

#405 Posted by Shinokami1703 (1 posts) -

Sweet Zombie Jesus.

It won't even let me vote in the damn poll (My answer is totally 'old site').

Every other link I click on just takes me back to the damn homepage. Arrrgh.

I came here trying to find a review for a DS game. Finally found where they were hiding - managed to navigate the bullshitty search options, and then it just kept flicking me back to the homepage.

To sum up: Not a huge fan of the visual design, but I feel like it could grow on me. Really hating the bugs. Not loving the way the search filter is set out for older systems. And it's so much slower to load than the old site.

You know what can be a fun thing to do on a rainy day? Getting your shit together and end-to-end testing your new product before releasing it to the public...

#406 Edited by ferretshob (166 posts) -

What's the go with the new video full screen mode. It's not full screen it's only web page full screen. Not happy at all.

#407 Posted by snake3107 (114 posts) -

this one is weird and hard to navigate, a lot of things are not explained. (the stack thingy, i dont even know what it does). and i dont seem to get any notification for new info on the games im following.. 0o

#408 Posted by ultimate-k (2348 posts) -

Old was miles better, this is hard to see and navigate!

If it isn't broke don't fix it, FFS websites why can't you just follow this dam simple rule. Herp derp the website needs redesigning even though its perfectly fine, just because its been like this for a while.

#409 Posted by FrostyPhantasm (8521 posts) -

It's 100% better on mobile than the old site, I do like the look if it but there can be a lot of little improvements that would make it so much better.

#410 Edited by jun_aka_pekto (15916 posts) -

I think all that junk to the right of the posting section should've been put in a (second) menu at the top or bottom of the page. Anywhere but the side. The posting section should've taken up the whole width of the page/screen. Look how much space is wasted after you scroll down past that junk.

Also.....

Not enough characters allotted for the Avatar. If the posting section ran the width of the page there can be more room made for longer avatar names. As it is now, I'm jun_aka_p...

#411 Edited by mrbojangles25 (31985 posts) -

I will give it more time before jumping to conclusions.

As far as the forums are concerned, some issues I have:

1. Quoting sucks. I don't know if it was intentionally done to prevent chain-quoting (i.e. quoting more than twice, or multiple people, etc), but it does not seem to work.

2. The general layout does not have enough separation between individual posts; it just seems like one long continues rant, even if by multiple users. If they added some darker lines between posts, or something to break up the continuity of multiple posts, it would be less straining.

3. Appears to be much, much, much slower.

4. Again, still feeling it out, but is there any way to get my black background back? I do not like the white.

5. Navigating one's forum history is a bit odd. I don't need to read my entire last post, I just need a link to the thread.

Overall, the changes seem pretty pointless but as they are new and I have yet to spend a lot of time, I will not jump to any final conclusions.

6. Oh, it also thinks anything italicized is misspelled.

#412 Posted by X360PS3AMD05 (36298 posts) -

Not ideal for widescreen once again and where is the option fro a dark background?

#413 Posted by askelly35 (6 posts) -

Hate it.

I used Gamespot to manage my game collection of over 200 games. The new site has converted 'games I own' into 'stacks'. Unordered stacks.

The 'games I own' are now a random ordered list that uses a manual method to sort the games - I can't sort by name, or by rating, or by type. I can't see at a glance the score of the game either...

I really relied on the games I own feature of the old gamespot to manage my games... and if it is not fixed I will leave...

.

#414 Posted by mrmusicman247 (17575 posts) -

does anyone know how to jump to last READ post, not last post?

#415 Posted by LustForSoul (5843 posts) -

It's just slower. Certainly hope they'll keep improving, cause it doesn't seem the beta helped that much.

#416 Posted by T3H_1337_N1NJ4 (2079 posts) -

Not ideal for widescreen once again and where is the option fro a dark background?

The option is on the upper right side.

As for the widescreen, try using the style I made:

http://userstyles.org/styles/93915/center-gamespot-forums

#417 Edited by X-tract (354 posts) -

Old, because the frontpage was easier to navigate, it loaded way faster, and at least the videos worked (Anybody else have this btw?)

I do like the new design though

#418 Posted by sammyjenkis898 (28038 posts) -

I'm assuming the dark text in the quick reply box is a glitch. It was white before, wasn't it? Did I imagine that?

Either way, it sucks.

#419 Posted by PAL360 (26711 posts) -

'New site'

Yesterday, i would have said 'old site', but i'm getting used to it. It's slower and some things i loved simply disapeared, but i think that overall it's better. Love the layout design, the animations, the settings menu is alot less complicated, the user page is alot better, etc...

Q: Did our scores (not reviews, just games we rated) disappear?

#420 Edited by achilles614 (4848 posts) -

Prefer the new site, the old one was getting outdated. The new site will mature and improve with time, I have faith in it ;)

#421 Edited by Leftel (93 posts) -

For me the old site worked much faster, but I think they will fix every bug that the new site have.

The new site is really nice better user page, settings... (:

#422 Posted by DevilMightCry (3476 posts) -

I can't even vote. Errors. I am getting certification errors every page. It's slow, and ugly to look at, and hard to read. I think GS just lost lot of its posters here in OT.

#423 Edited by Horgen (110055 posts) -

It certainly takes a bit of time to get used to it. However that was the same for the old site as well... Actually more since the old site had two different layouts, while this only has one.

#424 Posted by ZEYAAM898 (1921 posts) -

I can live with it. Change is always met with criticism at first, but after a while everything settles down. I do believe the design can use some improvements though.

#425 Posted by scoots9 (3193 posts) -

This site has some really nice improvements over the old one, but it's taken just as many steps back as it has forward, so I'm going to go with the old site.

#426 Edited by Zero_Ice (6004 posts) -

Site is coming along I kind of like it. I took a vacation from the site after the previous change. But with the new tech Im coming back., Yea I miss the old days.. But I still have my memories and of course the tons of sigs i made lol Ill miss my old user board but oh well suck it up. It is A little slow but it will speed up. Glitches have to be tweaked etc.

#427 Edited by Wilfred_Owen (20834 posts) -

I am sad. About everything.

#428 Posted by LexLas (4225 posts) -

I like the new site, do kinda miss the old. I only wish this new site was faster, every time i click on something it takes time to roll over to the page ?

#429 Posted by nauc (19 posts) -

the old one was much better. i liked how you could sort games that came out in the last 6 months, 12 months, or all time, and it would list them from highest rating to lowest

major disappoint

#430 Edited by Shur4 (1 posts) -

Horribly slow and un-intuitive, but I could live with it, if they just reverted "follow" to the way it was. I used to track release dates with it, but now it's just useless.

#431 Edited by notsoawesome (634 posts) -

Old site.

The drop down login box was more convenient.

The displayed boards seems to have been reduced.

The post number in a thread is on the far right, the old one had the page number right under the thread title which was so much better also there was an indicator for hot topics or not. I have to look to the right each time thanks to that.

Lastly, why is everyone professor Layton?

edit: My username is displayed as notsoawes... that never happened with the old version. How annoying.

#432 Edited by TheFlush (5512 posts) -

There are some server speed problems and some bugs to iron out, but other than that, this site is a huge step up from the old one. I like it a lot.

#433 Edited by Teenaged (31743 posts) -

@iampenguin said:

@Chow_Mein_Kampf said:

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

You are the most negative person I've met on GS and with the foulest mouth.

not really. he at least took the time to check out the new site.

there are several users, who left upon first hearing about the site change.

and i agree, the forums look like shit.

doesnt mean im not gonna still post here, just means i dont like how it looks.

And he's making a complaint that doesnt make sense... the quoting system looks pretty much the same...

#434 Posted by konvikt_17 (22166 posts) -

@Teenaged said:

@konvikt_17 said:

@iampenguin said:

@Chow_Mein_Kampf said:

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

You are the most negative person I've met on GS and with the foulest mouth.

not really. he at least took the time to check out the new site.

there are several users, who left upon first hearing about the site change.

and i agree, the forums look like shit.

doesnt mean im not gonna still post here, just means i dont like how it looks.

And he's making a complaint that doesnt make sense... the quoting system looks pretty much the same...

well shit.

coulda sworn that didnt say "quoting" when i posted that=P

i still stand by most of my post though.

#435 Edited by CongressManStan (918 posts) -

I voted new. Although the the site is super god damn slow right now, they're still cleaning out the bugs.

Complaining about the new gamespot is like complaining about Facebook updates. Complain all you want, but you're going to get used to it.

#436 Posted by Teenaged (31743 posts) -

Also, I really like the font.

#437 Edited by ShepardCommandr (2408 posts) -

This new redesign stinks.It just sucks.

#438 Posted by konvikt_17 (22166 posts) -

wish i could change the font color.

#439 Edited by Crunchy_Nuts (2749 posts) -

Overall I'm fairly positive on the new layout. Since it's like a new v1.0 I will give it some time to improve before I can say for sure whether it's better or worse than the old site. I did find the old site pretty terrible though.

#440 Edited by FIipMode (10846 posts) -

New forums are complete s***

#441 Edited by Venom_Raptor (6958 posts) -

Old site of course. This new layout is utter s***! My profile page looks rubbish. Where's the section of latest forum posts which was easy to see and use before; there's no section to see my latest game rating in order like before. And why the hell have I been restricted to rating games as whole numbers? There's no need for this pathetic change, especially when it doesn't improve on anything. Absolutely ridiculous.

#442 Posted by MickMayi (8 posts) -

OLD!! I can't log into my account ive had since 2006! wtf?

#443 Posted by Necrifer (10629 posts) -

The other account I was using reached its 5 POST MAXIMUM on these new forums.

So, old.

#444 Edited by brankozab (5 posts) -



What the hell is this? I want to see the latest PC releases! What is this? 2007 then jumps on 2013 goes back to 2011, I love how they organized the dates. Ugh makes me want to punch my screen, where is my good ol' latest releases where I can go back one week or go forward see all the games? UGH !

#445 Posted by MichaelDBZ (2 posts) -

Well if nothing else GameSpot is making good and bad changes. Layout is a little weird at the moment but what will certainly keep me coming back is the 2 review system. I'm hoping it will be like Ebert and Roeper to a degree.

#446 Edited by shriverj61 (6 posts) -

I am a professional UI/UX Designer and I am not sure for the redesign. The other site was easy to navigate and functioned great. It makes so sense to change something that worked well. The design is fine as far as aesthetics go, but the user experience is bad bad bad.

/disappointed

#447 Posted by CyA (6 posts) -

Why everyone keeps putting up Flash content???

you know HTML5 is better.

Gamespot if you are worried that someone steals the video cause html5 has less security, well we got youtube for that,

#448 Posted by dykunas (430 posts) -

The old design was what kept me in this site and the older one was even better. I hated other sites precisely because they had everything thrown on the main page in a chaotic, non descriptive way. I don't like words like "innovative", "modern" because the only thing they say to me in gaming and gaming sites is - "i don't know my *hit, i am afraid to not follow the trend and i hope you will fall for this marketing gimmick, so we can (step by step) introduce even more shit to your life, that you don't need, or care for, but will learn to love.

In short, the new design is ****. Getting the hell out of here.

#449 Posted by not_wanted (1977 posts) -

@Chow_Mein_Kampf:

I hate the white backboard, why can't i change it back to black ?

You can, just click on the "A " in the top right corner next to the youtube link. Although I don't know how to change it permanently like on the old site. :(

Is there a way?

#450 Edited by hrt_rulz01 (5773 posts) -

I don't mind the look of the new site but I don't like the new forums... That was one of the best things about Gamespot. Shame.