Old site vs. New Site

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Posted by sammyjenkis898 (28392 posts) 3 years, 8 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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#301 Edited by wiouds (6218 posts) -

When looking the old site and the new site, the new site is like a car that can not turn to the left. It does not matter hoe many new features it have if the basic are much more of a pain to do.

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#302 Edited by kweeni (11280 posts) -

I miss the old one but that's expeted with sudden changes like these. Right now I'm not really a fan of this new look but I'll hold my judgement for now. I'll probably get used to it after a few weeks... hopefully... >_>

But it sucks that they removed the leveling system. R.I.P. lvl 44

Btw will they give us our avatar and sig back? I don't think I can find my sig anywhere anymore and too lazy to dig for my avy.
And I hope they bring back that previw votes option...

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#303 Edited by CptJSparrow (10897 posts) -

@ferrari2001 said:

@comp_atkins said:

old for now because the performance seems terrible for me. if it improves significantly i can be turned... and the white theme sucks

Yes, the white theme is absolutely terrible. I can deal with the black but I don't know how someone looked at the white theme and though, yes, that looks good.

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I can see your sig now. @ferrari2001

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#304 Edited by sammyjenkis898 (28392 posts) -

This site is moving at a slower pace than a Tarkovsky film.

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#305 Edited by Guppy507 (17401 posts) -

@Nibroc420 said:
@THE_DRUGGIE said:

It's better than getting smacked in the face with a stick with dog poo on it.

I dunno, navigating this new "updated" site is pretty bad.

It's hard to say which would be worse.

Honestly, what do you people mean navigating?

Because if I'm looking for something, I can find it much easier and quicker than I ever could before the redesign. Everything is much more intuitive. Perhaps we have a different definition of navigating.

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#306 Edited by Bgrngod (5762 posts) -

@kweeni: Levels are buried in the Trophy section of profiles. I see yours here: http://www.gamespot.com/profile/kweeni/trophies/

Level 44 at 45%.

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#307 Posted by zmanrwks (12561 posts) -

Too many bugs, but that's probably to be expected.

Still, for now, until everything is all ironed out and not slow, old site was better.

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#308 Posted by redskins26rocs (2674 posts) -

I miss the old site, and it is not because it is different. I just really dislike the look and layout, and this whole modern look that the internet thinks is great I think it is terrible.

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#309 Posted by LJS9502_basic (159243 posts) -

Are views really necessary? I'd rather see the total posts and the new posts.

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#310 Edited by mitu123 (155035 posts) -

I'm not going to judge the bugs because the site just relaunched so bugs are expected. As for the topic itself: Not even a contest, the old one by far, the new one's best things are features from other sites, but removal of many features, odd design choices and this layout's problems in general(which Inconsistancy pointed out) make me not like the new one as much, and due to this along with me just wanting more time off the site in general(before the new site was even announced) makes me not be on here much anymore.

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#311 Edited by coolkid93 (6725 posts) -

The old one. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

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#312 Posted by NeoEnigma (195 posts) -

Its sooooooooooooooo sloooooooooooooow.

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#313 Posted by CrimsonBrute (24891 posts) -

@coolkid93 said:

The old one. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

lol It was plenty broke before the change.

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#314 Edited by Demonkillua (101 posts) -
@F22_King_Raptor said:

@coolkid93 said:

The old one. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

lol It was plenty broke before the change.

It may have been broke before the change, but this ones currently got a fair share of problems that are easier to see. Hoping they iron out the bugs really soon and not leave things like they've done in the past. *cough*Fuse*cough*

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#315 Edited by I-AM-N00B (470 posts) -

I've only just found that the site has changed but right now I'm undecided as to which I like best. It looks nicer and I prefer the new layouts but it seems like there is a lot of bugs and also it took me 3 attempts to log in! I think it'll get better when all the bugs and glitches are sorted but in truth I don't know why they've tried to fix something that wasn't broken in the first place!

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#316 Posted by Jebus213 (9365 posts) -
@F22_King_Raptor said:
@coolkid93 said:

The old one. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

lol It was plenty broke before the change.

It still looks like shit.

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#317 Posted by CrimsonBrute (24891 posts) -
@Demonkillua said:

It may have been broke before the change, but this ones currently got a fair share of problems that are easier to see. Hoping they iron out the bugs really soon and not leave things like they've done in the past. *cough*Fuse*cough*

What site launch (or re-launch) doesn't have problems? Besides, maybe if us Fusers pester Lark and the others enough we may get our own board. It would be better than nothing.

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#318 Posted by sammyjenkis898 (28392 posts) -

It's not so much that the site has problems (which it does), it's that the site was launched without the obvious specifics that a forum needs. The fact that they got rid of you being able to jump to the latest post in the thread, or that you can't even see the amount of pages from the forum, makes me wonder who the hell gave a thumbs up to this. It is a mess, even without the bugs. Every single post blends in together, the thread options from the forum just seem too cluttered, and users just look fucking bland, no matter what their avatar is.

Again, I realize they wanted a modern look, and it really has been a long time coming, but use your damn head and take your time. Don't put together something a seventh grader can do. Make it modern AND accessible. Fix all of the bugs you want, if it's still going to look like this, it just won't be the same as the old site. Period.

But I still love you guys.

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#319 Edited by Jebus213 (9365 posts) -

I'm thinking about account suicide at this point.

It just looks so bad. My god....

I can't get over it. It looks that bad.

I'm having thoughts of posting drugs and porn because this is just so terrible looking.

Seriously, I took a shit this morning and while look in toilet I couldn't help but think how bad the new GS layout is.

phpBBB is free and it still looks better. How do you do that?

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#320 Posted by iambateman (25 posts) -

I quite like the new site, so far, can't believe people are saying they'll move to IGN, come on you can't beat Johnny/Danny/Seb/Cam/Jess/Zorine/etc. I'm sure it'll take a while to work out the kinks, but at least they're making some effort to work things around, also I love the little game when you type in uk.gamespot.com :D

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#321 Posted by Demonkillua (101 posts) -
@F22_King_Raptor said:

What site launch (or re-launch) doesn't have problems? Besides, maybe if us Fusers pester Lark and the others enough we may get our own board. It would be better than nothing.

Let's do it! haha! I really would just like commenting on updates possible again and I think I would be happy, that and deleting.

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#322 Posted by banderweir (45 posts) -

+1 New site sucks azz. Besides the awful look and feel of it, it is incredibly slow. I can stream two 1080p video streams simultaneously, so its not my ISP/connection. It took over 45 seconds just to login, and another 30-40 to bring up each page. Way to go guys.

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#323 Edited by Tykain (3887 posts) -

The new site is terrible, everything looks so cluttered.

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#324 Posted by cratecruncher (28 posts) -

Everything is awkward and annoying the first time you use it. You'll get used to it. The load capacity will improve and .....if we are still bitching in a month maybe then I'll be saying it was a retrograde change. For now I'll give it the benefit of the doubt.

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#325 Posted by BluRayHiDef (10839 posts) -

I don't like the way it looks. As someone said during the beta phase, the forums look like an expanded comment section as opposed to a dedicated forum board. Also, it just looks cheap, overall. I won't count the technical issues against it, because the new site has been up for only a few hours and glitches should be expected during its infancy. Anyhow, overall, I'm disappointed. However, as I've been with this site for many years and like the community, I have no choice but to accept the new site.

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#326 Posted by cratecruncher (28 posts) -

@Tykain:

I think that's the polar opposite of their intent. There's a trend in web design that says everything needs to be hidden away with NO clutter, only glaring white space. It forces the design to be much better because now casual users have to find things intuitively where they were in plain site before.

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#327 Posted by svaubel (3715 posts) -

I like the old site way better.

This site is too slow, it is hard to figure out how to do anything, and the gaming lists being replaced by 'stacks' is pretty awful. Not to mention I need to redo everything for my profile, again.

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#328 Posted by comp_atkins (33964 posts) -

is there any way to tell from the topic listing which threads you've replied to and which have new replies, etc... that was a very useful feature with the old forums and would be incredibly stupid if they got rid of it.

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#329 Edited by sammyjenkis898 (28392 posts) -

@comp_atkins said:

is there any way to tell from the topic listing which threads you've replied to and which have new replies, etc... that was a very useful feature with the old forums and would be incredibly stupid if they got rid of it.

Not at the moment, no.

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#330 Posted by The4thVIII (420 posts) -


This is a very very bad site. I have to say, was there even a reason to rush this?

The basic forum page of gamespot.com/forums is always white, and the only way I got here is finding the direct link to the forums themselves. The site constantly make me feel like I am trying to run the site with a window 95 computer. The dual review system is dumb because now gamespot will have one reviewer give bad reviews for hits and the other good reviews.

This whole posting in the forums is also slow. I am actually adding this part while it is loading. I honestly don't see the defenders, few they are, actually forgiving this.

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#331 Edited by benbrereton (25 posts) -

Noooo! All the RSS feeds are gone. I used to get my games news, reviews, etc by subscribing to the RSS feeds for the GameSpot content I was interested in - including the feed for the games I am following. And it's gone. Just gone.

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#332 Posted by The4thVIII (420 posts) -

@F22_King_Raptor said:
@Demonkillua said:

It may have been broke before the change, but this ones currently got a fair share of problems that are easier to see. Hoping they iron out the bugs really soon and not leave things like they've done in the past. *cough*Fuse*cough*

What site launch (or re-launch) doesn't have problems? Besides, maybe if us Fusers pester Lark and the others enough we may get our own board. It would be better than nothing.

Lol this spin moderator.

Listen buddy I know you are a little slow on the uptake but sight relaunches are usually tested and are not usually worse x3 DAY one than the BEta if there is a beta. Yeah there are bugs,and glitches, but usually not LIKE THIS.

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#333 Posted by Jebus213 (9365 posts) -
@cratecruncher said:

Everything is awkward and annoying the first time you use it. You'll get used to it. The load capacity will improve and .....if we are still bitching in a month maybe then I'll be saying it was a retrograde change. For now I'll give it the benefit of the doubt.

Says the kid with two posts.

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#334 Posted by Gaming-Planet (18059 posts) -

Old site by far.

Just look at my damn sig!

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#335 Posted by SaintLeonidas (26735 posts) -

This is bad. So very, very bad.

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#336 Edited by Lone_Wolf_Lance (124 posts) -

I like the old look better, but I guess we'll all just have to get used to the new look.

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#337 Posted by PfizersaurusRex (1058 posts) -

I wonder what genius came up with these fonts and the color scheme. Oh, wait. Mabye it was someone working undercover for IGN :D.

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#338 Posted by citizen666 (88 posts) -

Can anyone tell me if the list of rated games is gone? I had rated over a 100 games and today I rated GTA V and it says it's my only rated game.

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#339 Edited by Lone_Wolf_Lance (124 posts) -

@PfizersaurusRex said:

I wonder what genius came up with these fonts and the color scheme. Oh, wait. Mabye it was someone working undercover for IGN :D.

I suspect the governement. :P

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#340 Edited by Masenkoe (4897 posts) -

New site is garbage, easily loads 4x slower. Took almost a full minute to log in.

This is the end for me.

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#341 Edited by barrybarryk (488 posts) -

I like the new site. It's slow at the minute, but I'm hoping after the full migration it'll speed up. The new site is much easier on the eyes, and pretty crucially, I find it easier to read with the new layouts, colour scheme and fonts

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#342 Edited by Jebus213 (9365 posts) -

Everybody with under 10 posts loves the site.

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#343 Edited by coolkid93 (6725 posts) -

@F22_King_Raptor
said:

@coolkid93 said:

The old one. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

lol It was plenty broke before the change.

Trust me I know (I was referring to the look btw). This one is a little bit worse... or it's just easier to notice but then again, it's new so that will happen. It'll be fixed.

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#344 Posted by ShadowsDemon (10034 posts) -

Old site by far. There are some cool aspects, but I do wish we could switch back to the old version, especially for the forums.

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#345 Edited by WhiteKnight77 (12605 posts) -

There should have been a "I like parts of the new site" option to the poll.

Some parts of the new site is OK, but much of it needs lots of work. Posting images is extremely FUBARed both in forum posts and in our sigs and avatars. There is no BB code support either so we can link to images elsewhere or URLs if we wanted too.

Navigation is really in the cellar, at least in the forums. One cannot go to the first unread post or know if they posted in a thread easily.

Still, I like the dark background though the very back could use something to break up the monotony of the solid color.

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#346 Posted by Miroku32 (8666 posts) -

Old site for now. With the time my opinion might change though.

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#347 Posted by Slashless (9524 posts) -

This site loads like my ass. Also bring back large sigs, this is crap. booooo gamespot, booooo.

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#348 Posted by mojoreb (28 posts) -

Old site was simpler and easier to navigate.

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#349 Posted by Lotus-Edge (50439 posts) -

It wouldn't be so bad if it wasn't so white as to burn my corneas....

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#350 Edited by sammyjenkis898 (28392 posts) -

@SaintLeonidas said:

This is bad. So very, very bad.

Hey, at least your avatar is a gif. It looks nice.

That's something.. right?