Will Union Improvements come with this new design?

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#1 kcwsk8
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We have all been waiting for Unions V2 for quite a while now. Will we finaly see something new with the unions now that the site is being redesigned?

Edit by Drac:

This was a post from Donklejohn (from this thread) and I didn't want it to get lost:

There may be an unintended timetable applied to my comment (in this thread at least) about union improvements. The rest of the site will be getting some finishing very soon (and by very soon I mean within the next few months). We have tournaments, forum, and other pages still getting polished. Unions is something a lot of us (not the least of whom is me) would like to see improved. My hope is the current technical problems plaguing unions can be addressed as we work to release the next iteration of community-centered contributions.

We are not short on development opportunities, we are working on big plans right now. I appreciate the votes and the written expression of support for unions. Understanding how many people want unions improved is critical for determining overall priorities for the many important GameSpot projects we have in the pipeline. Right now we don't have a brand new union system waiting in the wings to be simply switched on if enough people vote.

By similar weight, the people who don't ike unions have just as much right to their opinion as those who devoutly support union improvements. We respect everybody's feedback and take it all to heart. In short, the reason I encourage everybody to respond to this grassroots survey is so we, as admins, can ensure we support the right projects at the right time.

Thanks again for your support and your feedback. Please continue to look forward to future improvements.

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#2 In_Vino_Verita
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I think the site redesign will come way before the new union systems become implemented. although fixing the problem with the unions would probably bring a lot of people back to the site, i believe the unions will stay the same for now
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#3 lol944
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I hope so:P
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#4 Donkeljohn
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I hope we see something new after all the site updates.

Keep voting everybody! The more responses we get, the more likely something will happen . . . whether you want unioins to die, unions to live, or for them to evolve, make your voice heard.

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#5 Racer_XLR
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I would love to see this happen. *crosses fingers*
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#6 lettuceman44
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I need unions v2!
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#7 ArmoredCore55
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Unions are cool, and GS should definatly improve them.
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#8 earthking
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I think that the unions do need an improvement.
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#9 fastesttruck
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It would be nice if they added something to them so that we could have more than one board per union. as well as better officer powers and that kind of thing (Like the Mod levels are in a way) and fix all the bugs unions have
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#10 BladeMaster75
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Unions are a great idea, I'd love to see some improvements in the system.

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#11 kcwsk8
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Unions are the biggest reason I am on this site so much. I mean I used to use this website all the time, then desided to set up an account. When I finaly did, its like a door opened and I found all this. I never knew there was so much to do on this site. If it wernt for unions and all the other unique features here, I probably would never have been so interested in the viedo game world. I thank you for that Gamespot.
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#12 Liliroots
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Unions are like the number 2 thing of this site's main purpose...in my opinion.

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#13 ff7fan2
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The unions were/are a great theory, however the system right now is pretty bland. An update to the unions would be awesome, and would probably encourage some more users to post in them.
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#14 iliastse
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I hope we see something new after all the site updates.

Keep voting everybody! The more responses we get, the more likely something will happen . . . whether you want unioins to die, unions to live, or for them to evolve, make your voice heard.

Donkeljohn

At least there's someone who officialy stated his will of people to express their opinions :)

Which leads me to believe that the fate of the unions improvements is still a go :D IF we show our commitment :)

Thanks for the heads up Don :)

As far as I'm concerned, I'm definitely supporting the idea of fixing the main unions glitches (levels, emblems, newsletter bug etc) and the improvement of them :)

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#15 carstairs
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I voted :). They're a great feature, so why not make them better? I hope it happens.
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#16 Spincut
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well, i voted ;)
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#17 Private_Adam
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I would like to see the unions get improved.
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#18 icytower
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I have stood behind Unions V2 since the day it was first brought up on the SE & F forum, so of course I would like to see something done to them after the new GS launches. (Yes I did vote)
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#19 arline6
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I have vote. Just wish there no glitches when it comes out.
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#20 lee7373
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We need these improvements.
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#21 SavoyPrime
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I voted. I would love to see union improvements. But this is expected since I was behind the Unions V2 program from the get-go.
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#22 lancelot200
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Unions are the only reason I log unto Gamespot everyday. If you remove the union and keep the Gamespot forums then you will lose the only thing that makes Gamespot stand out against IGN and Giantbomb.
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#23 IpodHero176
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I want union improvements. It will dramatically increase activity in the unions(of course) and of the whole site itself.
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#24 lettuceman44
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Union improvements are really really important. Everything stated in Unions v2 is superb. If it happens, I shall bring TESFU to its former glory! (at least on GS)
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#25 SemiMaster
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I'll say this and simply this.

The RPG Temple (The #1 RPG Union on this site by the way) is the only reason I bother to use Gamespot on a regular basis aside from strategy guides or to look up release dates.

Unions are the bread and butter of social interaction and if devoted to specific games, foster the most constructive discussion of games on this site.

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#26 felix72
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I'll say this and simply this.

The RPG Temple (The #1 RPG Union on this site by the way) is the only reason I bother to use Gamespot on a regular basis aside from strategy guides or to look up release dates.

SemiMaster

Yeah! Way to spread the Temple love!:D

I think the improvements are needed and should be upgraded along with the site to make them even better.

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#27 wogboypaul
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gamespot should make a chat box for each profile and union (or in this case temple :D)
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#28 Ghost_Warrior
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Gamespot needs to realize how important the unions are to this site. I honestly would not be here if it wasn't for the unions. I visit Gamespot daily only to visit the union I created almost 2 years ago and in that time I have met a select group of people who share similar interests and who I can have good discussions with. Unions simply bring the community together, they distinguish this site from other gaming websites. It's time they got rewarded for what they've been able to do.
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#29 N8A
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Hopefully they do something to improve the unions. They are the only reason I come here, so hopefully they improve them or in the very least keep them as is.
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#30 DraconigenaDeus
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I know for a fact that unions are the only reason a lot of people come here. Improving the unions would be a HUGE move for PR on gamespots part and not doing so would be very unwise. Gamespot really needs to improve their image right now and this would be a perfect way to do so. And if you added power to the players your site would rain supreme again without even putting too much effort into it.
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#31 yentar480
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I'll say this and simply this.

The RPG Temple (The #1 RPG Union on this site by the way) is the only reason I bother to use Gamespot on a regular basis aside from strategy guides or to look up release dates.

Unions are the bread and butter of social interaction and if devoted to specific games, foster the most constructive discussion of games on this site.

SemiMaster
The Temple is the number one reason I use gamespot. I believe that unions are a great way to bring members of the gaming community together and strengthen it. Any improvements or upgrades to make unions better would be to a great advantage for this site.
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#32 Cube_of_MooN
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I certainly want Unions upgraded. I don't use them much honestly, but an upgrade could encourage me to get more involved.
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#33 Maskedgamer1
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Unions V2 has to be put back into action. Gamespot is dying down because unions are losing all their spark.
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#34 cnav
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Improvement is needed
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#35 dbz345
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By all means, don't trash the union system. It would make little logical sense to remove a feature when there's been such a high demand for improvements, and even just fixes on it. There are so many users that would benefit from improvements.
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#36 km1498
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The unions do need some improvements.
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#37 coruscant
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I hope we see something new after all the site updates.

Keep voting everybody! The more responses we get, the more likely something will happen . . . whether you want unioins to die, unions to live, or for them to evolve, make your voice heard.

Donkeljohn
It sounds like GS hasn't considered if unions are important to anyone, yet how come the Unions Version 2 thread has 2423 replies in it? You'd have thought that would give GS some idea of how much support unions have...
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#38 WaylanderFW
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The reason I visit gamespot every day is the tripe A union. With a great group of people from all around the world we share our interests and passion for gaming.

This counts for a lot of people in a large amount of unions, so this should definitly be rewarded. Without the unions, gamespot will loose a lot of members. Update the unions and gamespot will become better and more popular then ever!
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#39 _EradicatoR_
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I really want to see some improvements on the unions.
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#40 Gladestone1
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As a Officer in my union..Voted yes..There shouldnt even be a vote..Just do it like nike...It would be great for the changes..Im shocked its taking this long...You guys shouldve been ,working on it all along an not voting on it...
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#41 michaelP4
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I have voted for the Unions to be improved, and the current poll shows 90% of the users that have voted also want the same (105 Users). :D
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#42 dark_being
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Unions are importent. voed for inmproving them
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#43 AzelKosMos
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I spend 90% of my posting time in unions rather then the general boards as I even know people by name in there, it's the community that makes this site what it is. Getting rid of them would most likely stop me coming to gs as I do.

So I would prefer them to be improved.

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#44 theycallmeryan
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If GameSpot does not improve unions to Unions 2.0 then I'll be very disappointed with GameSpot.
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#45 kcwsk8
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Wow, the polls doing great. It looks like 128 people as of now want union improvements. 92%
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#46 Gallion-Beast
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Unions are the best part of GS. Improvement would be great, just don't break them with glitches.
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#47 iliastse
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Wow, the polls doing great. It looks like 128 people as of now want union improvements. 92%kcwsk8
Yeah it goes well so far. I suggest we all spread the word as much as we can. We need something massive in terms of votes :wink:
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#48 vampirex-2
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i Vote for improved them
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#49 kcwsk8
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[QUOTE="kcwsk8"]Wow, the polls doing great. It looks like 128 people as of now want union improvements. 92%iliastse
Yeah it goes well so far. I suggest we all spread the word as much as we can. We need something massive in terms of votes :wink:

I already have a blog up, and I will get a link posted in The Union Leader Council. This could be our chance to make something happen. :)
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#50 hesel
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They should definitely improve them they are a major part of Gamespot were people are able to talk about there interest's in depth with other people :).