I left Gamespot back in 2013 when they did that major change to the layout and interface (and even complained about it right when they did it here: https://www.gamespot.com/forums/bug-reporting-feedback-1000006/is-there-any-way-for-gamespot-to-bring-the-old-lay-30963424/), as did many other users for the same reason. I figured there'd be no hope for me or many others to return unless they brought back some semblance of the old layout, not to mention unions, so I just left for IGN and other sites and hardly looked back. But coming back all these years later it seems that's still not the case. Hardly anyone responds to any of these threads, many of which on the 1st page haven't received responses in over a month.
I remember when the off-topic board was so much fun, people nearly always responded to your thread in rather short periods of time even if it was a dumb one (and I posted many of those). Now it's just deserted. Oh well.