Old site vs. New Site

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Posted by sammyjenkis898 (28392 posts) 4 years, 4 months ago

Poll: Old site vs. New Site (720 votes)

Old site 80%
New Site 21%

Let's get those initial impressions in, people!

Which one do you prefer at the moment?

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#101 Posted by Danyawesomsauce (115 posts) -

I didn't like it in the beta, and I don't like it now. I can put up with a new look and user interface (that I don't see any improvement in, btw) and I can deal with all the bugs in the world, but they've either taken away or merged things that I would've really preferred to be left alone.

There's no community-made editorials on the homepage, which I miss because that's what made me make this account in the first place.

The new feed system with the "awesome features of Fuse" is a complete joke. You can't even comment on statuses! Also, why can't we select what kind of updates we want to see in it, like set it to where we just get status updates, or blog updates, etc. I really don't care what forum(s) my friends are posting in.

I really don't think this is an improvement over the old site. This is all my opinion, of course.

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#102 Posted by The-Apostle (12195 posts) -

@Sn0wGl0be said:

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....

Yeah... I was experimenting on the Madden board trying to find the Sports board (like I found the Legacy board). It didn't work. I couldn't edit/delete my post either. I hope I'm not modded...

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#103 Posted by iampenguin (396 posts) -

Love the new site it's a little more cluttered but prefer it.

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#104 Posted by Guppy507 (17401 posts) -

@Shadow4020 said:

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

Usernames are cut off on the side of the post, but the full username is at at the top.

#99 Edited by Shadow4020 (1845 posts) - 3 minutes, 48 seconds ago

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#105 Edited by FinalFighters (2782 posts) -

well at least peoples levels are gone, now everyone is equal.. none of that high level superiority crap some users get just because they been here for 10+ years

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#106 Posted by Guppy507 (17401 posts) -

Also the nav bar following you when you scroll down is brilliant.

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#107 Posted by Truf89 (4680 posts) -

The new site has been super-neutered.. Even after the balls were cut off they did it again...

http://youtu.be/9CfPXMXj0GE?t=3m59s

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#108 Posted by Shadow4020 (2097 posts) -
@Guppy507 said:

@Shadow4020 said:

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

Usernames are cut off on the side of the post, but the full username is at at the top.

#99 Edited by Shadow4020 (1845 posts) - 3 minutes, 48 seconds ago

Wow, I'm blind

Does anyone know what the new default avatar is? It looks like a thumb wearing a diving helmet

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#109 Edited by AmazonTreeBoa (16745 posts) -

@FinalFighters said:

well at least peoples levels are gone, now everyone is equal.. none of that high level superiority crap some users get just because they been here for 10+ years

People will just go by post count now.

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#110 Posted by konvikt_17 (22378 posts) -

@AmazonTreeBoa said:

@FinalFighters said:

well at least peoples levels are gone, now everyone is equal.. none of that high level superiority crap some users get just because they been here for 10+ years

People will just go by post count now.

My post count is higher than yours. im a better user!

=P

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#111 Edited by uglypinkmoose (1330 posts) -

Well this site isn't done being made that much is obvious...

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#112 Posted by dagreenfish (1818 posts) -

@FinalFighters said:

well at least peoples levels are gone, now everyone is equal.. none of that high level superiority crap some users get just because they been here for 10+ years

Everyone was equal before. Sure ppl had "I reached _____ post" parties, but nobody seemed to act superior to other posters because of it.

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#113 Edited by Guppy507 (17401 posts) -

@konvikt_17 said:

@AmazonTreeBoa said:

@FinalFighters said:

well at least peoples levels are gone, now everyone is equal.. none of that high level superiority crap some users get just because they been here for 10+ years

People will just go by post count now.

My post count is higher than yours. im a better user!

=P

you can still see levels. Profile > Trophies

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#114 Posted by soulless4now (41388 posts) -

Can't wait for the next site overhaul. >.> Hopefully it's easier on the eyes and gets a personality.

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#115 Edited by bunchanumbers (5709 posts) -

I like what I've seen so far. I'm still exploring it but it has good potential. I'm sure it will feel more natural after a couple weeks. No different than learning how to use a fight stick really.

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#116 Posted by judog1 (24653 posts) -

@Guppy507 said:

@konvikt_17 said:

@AmazonTreeBoa said:

@FinalFighters said:

well at least peoples levels are gone, now everyone is equal.. none of that high level superiority crap some users get just because they been here for 10+ years

People will just go by post count now.

My post count is higher than yours. im a better user!

=P

you can still see levels. Profile > Trophies

Is anyone actually going to go through all of that trouble?

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#117 Posted by The-Apostle (12195 posts) -

@Guppy507 said:

@konvikt_17 said:

@AmazonTreeBoa said:

@FinalFighters said:

well at least peoples levels are gone, now everyone is equal.. none of that high level superiority crap some users get just because they been here for 10+ years

People will just go by post count now.

My post count is higher than yours. im a better user!

=P

you can still see levels. Profile > Trophies

Confirmed!

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#118 Posted by spacecat (209 posts) -

I miss the item under the "News" heading that showed all the new releases for the given week. Was a great way to know what's coming up.

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#119 Edited by Guppy507 (17401 posts) -

@spacecat said:

I miss the item under the "News" heading that showed all the new releases for the given week. Was a great way to know what's coming up.

It's under Games > New Games now.

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#120 Posted by The-Apostle (12195 posts) -

Just noticed there's no ads whatsoever. That's a plus. :D

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#121 Posted by DJ419 (1016 posts) -

This isn't anywhere near as bad as I was expecting it to be. It just feels like it doesn't have the character that the old forums did. Regardless, it'll take time to get used to like anything. So far, I can live with it.

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#122 Posted by Allicrombie (26213 posts) -

I'm sure it'll get better.

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#123 Posted by The-Apostle (12195 posts) -

@Allicrombie: I'm hoping it does... Still need a sports board. Gonna keep driving that point home until we get one.

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#124 Edited by tocool340 (21158 posts) -

You know, I hate the fact that post history doesn't show if a new post was made in a thread or not. Kinda make it hard to figure out if I should revisit a thread that I posted in....

Sig

Garfield

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#125 Edited by Sefrix (1497 posts) -

Of course it will. Just give it time and the site will become familiar to us and all the kinks will be worked out.

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#126 Posted by Nibroc420 (13571 posts) -
@Allicrombie said:

I'm sure it'll get better.


Why not wait until it actually IS better to release it :s

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#127 Posted by gamefreak215jd (351 posts) -

This new site feels really weird.I guess I met get used to it later on.

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#128 Edited by Shottayouth13- (7014 posts) -

The old site might have been a broken mess at times but we were used to it dammit!

But this, this is just f*ckry. A complete downgrade.

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#129 Edited by DarkLord (344 posts) -

@BranKetra:

I agree it has a lot of potential. They just need to work out the kinks!

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#130 Edited by KhanhAgE (1345 posts) -

No user's levels. And if there is, you did a p!@ poor job of showing it. No images. No review scores. No nothing. I guess there's no point in logging back in now, once I get logged out.

GG on your fail attempt at being Polygon.

(Yes, I'm being harsh.)

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#131 Posted by Ackad (3183 posts) -

Straight up garbage. I miss the original site :\

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#132 Posted by The_Power_of_X (563 posts) -

I will miss the sigs. :(

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#133 Edited by AmayaPapaya (9029 posts) -

I think it has potential. Right now it feels like GTA Online though...

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#134 Edited by Zuhayr (25 posts) -

New Website quite Slow!

My Profile name does not appear anymore!

No Download Video Option anymore!

I liked the Prefix "169_" which were used when renaming the Videos; I do not see it anymore. This usually attracts my attention about GameSpot Videos, to which I give priority, as I download lots of Videos everyday!

Will take some time to adapt to this new design!

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#135 Edited by konvikt_17 (22378 posts) -

@AmayaPapaya said:

I think it has potential. Right now it feels like GTA Online though...

lulz

though it seems to have gotten stable a hell of a lot faster than GTA:O

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#136 Posted by johnd13 (9304 posts) -

It will take some time for me to actually like the new design better than the old one. Everything's a little numb right now...

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#137 Posted by scoots9 (3491 posts) -

I'm really not feeling it.

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#138 Posted by kitty (115327 posts) -

@solidruss said:

This is beyond skewed at this point. The new site has been up for a few hours. People shouldn't judge at this point.

There will be lots that do it sadly :(

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#139 Posted by R4gn4r0k (27406 posts) -

It's a huge change. Some things are better and some are worse. But I have the feeling the site is still in beta: it's really slow and we can't change our Judge Dredd Avatars :s

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#140 Posted by Outsider-G (2448 posts) -

Old version for sure

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#141 Edited by MirkoS77 (12782 posts) -

I'd prefer this forum except for one thing, and GS......I don't know how in the hell you either missed this or are refusing to put it in: there's no way to see the "unread" posts in forum history. Wtf are you guys thinking? Do you know how incredibly inefficient it is to have to go through each page to find my posts rather than the old way which required only clicking on my post or the number? I went to Giantbomb, same thing. Yet no one's complaining so I feel like I'm missing something that everyone's getting.

Can you please answer how to get to my LAST post in a particular thread from my history (not my first post, or the topic).

I don't mind changes, but not when it causes the loss of such vital and basic functionality that should be up and running from the moment the site goes up.

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#142 Edited by AtariKidX (6994 posts) -

I prefer the old site.........i don't like the new style.

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#143 Edited by Rayrota (1456 posts) -

As of right now, the old site. The new site feels unfinished, for example, I can't upload images of ANY kind. Plus, the Unions are gone.

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#144 Posted by marinevetstl (174 posts) -

This version is quite confusing thus far. I am not really sold on it either.

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#145 Edited by cip_raziel (186 posts) -

I like the new site, it will take a bit to get used to it just like anything that's new. However I still think it needs some tweaking, like the new video player, the old one was bad but this one doesn't work at all. Also the site seems kinda slow, not only while browsing but even while scrolling up and down a page (but that might be my pc's fault though it didn't happen on the old site). Oh and I'm glad I can finally set black background and white text again, since it got bugged on the old site like a year ago or more I think and I had to press 3 times that button to switch between the 2 options each time I'd visit the site.

So I disabled adblock for this site since I read around that videos don't start because of it and I'm glad the ads aren't that intrusive but the video player still is partially bugged it starts playing only if it's on the smallest size at start, afterwards you can enlarge it's window and it plays ok until you open a new video on wich you`ll have to reduce the size for it to start playing. I like that it remembers your video player size, but it should be able to start playing on all sizes.

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#146 Edited by blitsie (25 posts) -

@Laihendi: Mine is also forever gone, can't change it too since the whole site goes up in flames the moment I click on my profile page.

And what the flying fudge is it with this new quoting system?!?!

Anyway, I'll try my best to get used to it first before I criticize anything, but I won't deny that I do not like it so far, its painful to look at and everything just feels so...muddled. Also they destroyed the whole Fuse community because it being separate from GS is somehow an utterly monstrous thing, nice one guys!

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#147 Edited by marcthpro (7927 posts) -

#8 Post Count of PC Hardware discussion Speaking so where it is ? I cannot speak of hardware in a hardware forum anymore ? thx you gamespot for ruining my day by also destroying my Union which ad lot of Extremely Accurate Pc hardware information Available to everyone and is now appear to be All deleted / destroyed gone

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#148 Posted by Rayrota (1456 posts) -

@Sefrix: If they wanted to get everything worked out, then they shouldn't have rushed it.

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#149 Edited by toast_burner (24791 posts) -

@Toxic-Seahorse said:

Still not sure why they wanted to do this...

Because the old site was massively outdated.

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#150 Edited by marcthpro (7927 posts) -

@toast_burner said:

@Toxic-Seahorse said:

Still not sure why they wanted to do this...

Because the old site was massively outdated.

YEAH well where the Gamespot hardware forum ? and Audio Video Thread ? Nvm for Dark Theme i just found it.. about time i was piss at starting this white thing