Please stop messing with the formatting

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#1  Edited By Jackamomo
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You are making it worse.

Why are some titles very light grey and illegible now?

Why is the text a bit too small now?

...are you rolling out features piecemeal becasue now there is the most pointless of internet fads; the jump to top link. All over the place.

This is never ever ever used by anyone ever you know.

Why don't you make the site work properly in mobile before doing all these bizarre and detrimental alterations?

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#2  Edited By uninspiredcup
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The graying out is pretty baffling.

Never noticed any diff with text, have zoom on by default.

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#3 DaVillain  Moderator
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The gray from after clicking the thread is the worst part I hate on this new UI. Why hide the "Reply/Quote/Flag" buttons but i have to use the mouse scroll in order to see them?

If it ain't broke, don't fix it!

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#4 GTR12
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The smaller text sucks, and I cant zoom in anymore or I have horizontal scrolling. Mine is on by default at 175% and now its even smaller.

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#5 deactivated-63d1ad7651984
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I hate it.

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#6 Sevenizz
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‘I hate change!’

Signed by a group that is supposed to support new tech and innovation aka change.

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#7 Gaming-Planet
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It's like somebody broke the site.

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#8 SUD123456
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Are you people high? The greying out is illegible nonsense. I can't even quote or reply because I can't see any buttons to do so. According to someone above me, apparently if you use a mouse and hover the buttons appear. Awesome....except I am on a touchscreen tablet. The incompetence on running this site has always been admirable, in a sick and weird way. But this is a new low. Maybe you should hire some 13yr olds who I am sure would be more competent than your current team.

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#9 Pedro
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The addition of the forum name under the thread title is simply awful formatting and redundant.

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#10  Edited By Jackamomo
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if you use a mouse and hover the buttons appear. Awesome....except I am on a touchscreen tablet

GS you are making yourselves look bad. No-one will think any less of you if you backtrack a bit.

Hidden hover elements are inaccessible on a mobile device. You have just broken the website on mobile with that one.

Unless you go to the incredible effort of creating a mobile stylesheet...

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#11  Edited By deactivated-5d78760d7d740
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I normally like change (a "fresh coat of paint") but these ones seem so counterintuitive. I'll echo the concerns of others here.

The greyed out text blends in with the grey background of the site making it harder to read.

The hiding of reply/quote buttons make no sense because you aren't gaining anything by doing so (it was never intrusive imo). In fact, it now keeps shifting the size of posts and requires an extra tap on mobile to reply/quote (yes its just 1 tap which isn't a big deal at all but it's also adding an extra step for seemingly no reason?)

The text now looks much smaller relative to the design of the forums which just looks weird imo.

The inclusion of the board title under every thread title seems redundant too. It doesn't add anything. For example, I don't need to be reminded that I'm in System Wars under every thread. I'd know that I'm in System Wars because I have a reminder for me at the top of the page if needed.

As I said, I'm all for change, but these ones are more intrusive than helpful.

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#12  Edited By Jackamomo
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The hidden reply button is the best one. Now you have to do a zig-zag movement to get essential links to appear every time. That is adding seconds and wrist movement where there is no need for it which will add up over time to hours and hours over doing a zig zag movement just to get the reply button to appear.

I know why this is though. Back end dev and management do not respect the front end devs if you even have one. They get no say despite it being a really important role.

The markup is a mess of divs, I've just noticed when a table is actually appropriate in this case. Divs are fine but nests going ten deep on what is not a nested element (ie a quote inside a reply) is confusing to search engines and prone to more problems when working with the CSS files.

Back end dev's probably working in crappy C# at a guess don't give a flying f*ck about markup and will nest within nest to their hearts content if it saves them having to think a bit to make lean code.

This whole site is slowly, somehow, getting worse from a technical standpoint, which is impressive.

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#13 AcidTango
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Yeah it's hurting my eyes.

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#14  Edited By LJS9502_basic
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@davillain- said:

The gray from after clicking the thread is the worst part I hate on this new UI. Why hide the "Reply/Quote/Flag" buttons but i have to use the mouse scroll in order to see them?

If it ain't broke, don't fix it!

That for sure. I took me awhile to accidentally find.

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#15 VFighter
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@davillain-: Why the he'll are the reply/quote hidden? That's the dumbest thing I've seen i sometime.

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#16 Archangel3371
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The thing that I find most irksome about the new layout is that I can no longer easily tell if new posts that I haven’t seen have been made in threads that I have previously read.

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#17 uninspiredcup
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This isn't getting fixed?

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#18 Macutchi
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at the risk of sounding like a drama queen, i really can't use the forums any more. scrolling down a page on desktop is so annoying with the hidden boxes constantly popping in and out as i mouse over them.

genuinely don't know why you've made these changes. surely you iterate on your ui based on user feedback? i can't imagine anyone asked for this. if there was anything to go after and make improvements it was the mobile view

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#19 deactivated-63d1ad7651984
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The bold font in the thread titles is a eye sore I really wish we could roll back.

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#20  Edited By SOedipus
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Yeah, this is bad.

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#21 mandzilla  Moderator
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I really don't mind the greying out of topic titles, or hidden reply bar, but please make the font bigger! Why you do dis Gamespot? :(

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#22 deactivated-60bf765068a74
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HOLY CRAP plz go back to the old forums the grey is everywhere its annoying

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#23 qx0d
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The format looked bad in the first place. I don't get why GameSpot doesn't make a simple layout that is easy to read.

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#24 DaVillain  Moderator
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It's sad not a single GS Staff has yet to address the situation since the change. Surly GS Staff can't be this busy now?

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#25 angerawr
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Thanks for letting us know, this is a bug actually and we're getting it fixed! I'll update this thread once we fix it!

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#26 DaVillain  Moderator
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@angerawr said:

Thanks for letting us know, this is a bug actually and we're getting it fixed! I'll update this thread once we fix it!

First off, let me say thanks for the response but in the future, please ask us GS users first for testing out anything new features but this was a poor attempt and this was force. Let us test the new features before rolling things out to the public.

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#27 ArmoredCore55
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This change is awful! I would like to see the last post date shown in topics in the board. Removing that is a stupid idea.

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#28  Edited By angerawr
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Hi All - the forums should be fixed now! Please let us know if you run into any more issues!

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#29 ArmoredCore55
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@angerawr said:

Hi All - the forums should be fixed now! Please let us know if you run into any more issues!

The thread creator and the first post date is still not shown on the threads list in the boards.

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#30 br0kenrabbit
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@angerawr said:

Hi All - the forums should be fixed now! Please let us know if you run into any more issues!

Still can't tell a read thread from an unread thread. They all appear bold font.

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#31 Speeny
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I hate it too. :(

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#32  Edited By DaVillain  Moderator
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@angerawr said:

Hi All - the forums should be fixed now! Please let us know if you run into any more issues!

The Avatar size (80x80 down to 50x50) in the forums is much smaller and it wasn't like this before the big changes. Please return the original avatar size and thanks.

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#33 Vaeh
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@angerawr: Terrible change. Seems like someone has broken the site. Give option to switch back to old format.

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#34 angerawr
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@davillain-: Thank you and we hear you. We will be changing avatar sizes back to 80x80. You should see this change sometime next week.

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#35  Edited By DaVillain  Moderator
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@angerawr said:

@davillain-: Thank you and we hear you. We will be changing avatar sizes back to 80x80. You should see this change sometime next week.

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#36  Edited By angerawr
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Hi All -

Sorry for the delay - there were some other pressing issues that we had to deal with but I wanted to update that the avatars are back to their original sizes. Thanks!