What's the objective of this new layout?

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#1 Edited by Jebus213 (10013 posts) -

Make it hard to read or navigate?

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#2 Posted by Gaming-Planet (19133 posts) -

To get rid of all the misogynist people.

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#3 Edited by Ravenous_Joker (297 posts) -

I do not find it hard to read or navigate.

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#4 Edited by kipsta77 (1119 posts) -

Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes.

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#5 Edited by Jebus213 (10013 posts) -
@Ravenous_Joker said:

I do not find it hard to read or navigate.

With 6 posts of course you wouldn't.

It it your first day on a forum guy?

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#6 Posted by Jebus213 (10013 posts) -

If they think this looks unique in any kind of way they're fucking idiots.

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#7 Edited by foxhound_fox (97010 posts) -

@Gaming-Planet said:

To get rid of all the misogynist people.

This most likely.

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#8 Posted by Ravenous_Joker (297 posts) -

@Jebus213 said:
@Ravenous_Joker said:

I do not find it hard to read or navigate.

With 6 posts of course you wouldn't.

It it your first day on a forum guy?

It deleted all of my posts when the new site launched.

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#9 Edited by konvikt_17 (22378 posts) -

Ha low post counts dont mean someone is new.

i read several people from old gamspot say they were going to make new accounts since they didnt like their current username.

and of course people lost posts during the transition. i lost 500 posts during the transition

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#10 Posted by YoshiYogurt (6008 posts) -

The only thing they made easier is to actually post.

Layout is horrible, boards were straight up killed.(RIP LEGACY)

Site even slower than before to load threads and boards.

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#12 Posted by Ravenous_Joker (297 posts) -

@Jebus213 said:

@Ravenous_Joker said:

@Jebus213 said:
@Ravenous_Joker said:

I do not find it hard to read or navigate.

With 6 posts of course you wouldn't.

It it your first day on a forum guy?

It deleted all of my posts when the new site launched.

Right....

Well then you're an idiot for actually liking this atrocity.

Aww thank you, you are ever so kind sir.

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#13 Posted by double_decker (146040 posts) -

@konvikt_17 said:

Ha low post counts dont mean someone is new.

i read several people from old gamspot say they were going to make new accounts since they didnt like their current username.

and of course people lost posts during the transition. i lost 500 posts during the transition

I lost a few thousand myself, but certainly not as many as some people lost.

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#15 Posted by limpbizkit818 (15044 posts) -

Going to take a while to get used to this

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#16 Posted by Lu_Bu01 (13518 posts) -

Honestly they only have a few minor things to tweak like sigs, usernames cut off on the left, quick reply, unread posts, and things like that. Boards they can create with ease when they're done with the bugs. This forum seems faster and smoother than the last one - when it decides to load.

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#18 Posted by Fightingfan (38011 posts) -

Think I just quit GS.

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#19 Posted by lonewolf604 (8652 posts) -

I think I like the look better actually. The last lay out had too much yellow text.

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#20 Posted by Guppy507 (17401 posts) -

It looks better and is easier to navigate. It's okay to be wrong though, I forgive you.

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#21 Posted by Lance2500 (680 posts) -

I think the objective of this layout was just something "different". Whether "different" is good or bad is another story.

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#22 Posted by double_decker (146040 posts) -

@Lance2500 said:

I think the objective of this layout was just something "different". Whether "different" is good or bad is another story.

I actually like the new posting, I think once everything gets ironed out along with the new Terms of Use that things will actually be better around here again.

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#23 Posted by Lance2500 (680 posts) -

@double_decker said:

@Lance2500 said:

I think the objective of this layout was just something "different". Whether "different" is good or bad is another story.

I actually like the new posting, I think once everything gets ironed out along with the new Terms of Use that things will actually be better around here again.

Posting feels the same to me. I miss the spell checker and the preview post though. I agree that once things are ironed out things should pick up. I do like the old look more though.

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#24 Posted by double_decker (146040 posts) -

@Lance2500 said:

Posting feels the same to me. I miss the spell checker and the preview post though. I agree that once things are ironed out things should pick up. I do like the old look more though.

Yeah, I miss some things about the old look, but so far it has evened out with things I like about the new look, and in time those features may even be added back as well. Quick Quote would be nice to be added back to make multi quoting easier though, but my browser does spellcheck anyways so it's not needed for me as a posting option here, the quote trees are much nicer now though, and how your post is submitted is much smoother. :)

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#25 Posted by GoogleAndroid (162 posts) -

@konvikt_17 said:

Ha low post counts dont mean someone is new.

i read several people from old gamspot say they were going to make new accounts since they didnt like their current username.

and of course people lost posts during the transition. i lost 500 posts during the transition

Yeah, I made a new account. On my old one, I lost a lot and was bumped down an entire level as a result.

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#26 Posted by Guppy507 (17401 posts) -

@double_decker said:

@Lance2500 said:

I think the objective of this layout was just something "different". Whether "different" is good or bad is another story.

I actually like the new posting, I think once everything gets ironed out along with the new Terms of Use that things will actually be better around here again.

Yeah I find the forums a lot more usable now. Except for the part where the topics give no indication that a new post has been posted since you last looked.

The layout is so similar to Giant Bomb they might as well go all the way and take good features like quick links do the different boards in a drop-down on the community tab and giving indication that you've visited a topic.

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#27 Edited by ElGreed (56 posts) -

I'm lovin'it so far.

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#28 Posted by double_decker (146040 posts) -

@Guppy507 said:

The layout is so similar to Giant Bomb they might as well go all the way and take good features like quick links do the different boards in a drop-down on the community tab and giving indication that you've visited a topic.

I've actually never been to Giant Bomb but that's what I don't like most about the forum here, is how hard it is to tell if you've even visited a thread, along with the lack of being able to go to the last post you were at like on the old one with the (new posts) in parenthesis. Although the little >> taking you to the last post works ok and you can see who the last person to post in the thread was and how long ago it was at least.

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#31 Posted by Jebus213 (10013 posts) -
@Guppy507 said:

@double_decker said:

@Lance2500 said:

I think the objective of this layout was just something "different". Whether "different" is good or bad is another story.

I actually like the new posting, I think once everything gets ironed out along with the new Terms of Use that things will actually be better around here again.

Yeah I find the forums a lot more usable now. Except for the part where the topics give no indication that a new post has been posted since you last looked.

The layout is so similar to Giant Bomb they might as well go all the way and take good features like quick links do the different boards in a drop-down on the community tab and giving indication that you've visited a topic.

How does making a forum look like a glorified comment section make it more usable?

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#32 Posted by bobaban (10560 posts) -

takes too long to load

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#33 Posted by LJS9502_basic (163084 posts) -

To confuse? I kid I kid.

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#34 Posted by Jebus213 (10013 posts) -

@LJS9502_basic said:

To confuse? I kid I kid.

Well, they're actually doing a good job at TBH.

I don't want to click on profile because I don't understand what I'm looking at half the time and I get lost.

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#35 Posted by AussieePet (11424 posts) -

@Guppy507:

At least things are quicker no more errors

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#36 Edited by LJS9502_basic (163084 posts) -

@Jebus213 said:

@LJS9502_basic said:

To confuse? I kid I kid.

Well, they're actually doing a good job at TBH.

I don't want to click on profile because I don't understand what I'm looking at half the time and I get lost.

Yeah I uploaded my sig a few times and I don't know how to delete images.:(

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#37 Edited by coolbeans90 (21305 posts) -

I find it amusing that double_decker suddenly has fewer posts than LJ. A hundred thousands posts for naught.

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#38 Edited by lightleggy (16090 posts) -

@Jebus213 said:

If they think this looks unique in any kind of way they're fucking idiots.

nobody thinks that, this is exactly the same layout as giantbomb's.

Which is the only reason why I never go into giantbomb.

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#39 Posted by konvikt_17 (22378 posts) -

@AussieePet said:

@Guppy507:

At least things are quicker no more errors

Quicker? are we using the same site?

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#40 Posted by Jebus213 (10013 posts) -

@lightleggy said:

@Jebus213 said:

If they think this looks unique in any kind of way they're fucking idiots.

nobody thinks that, this is exactly the same layout as giantbomb's.

Which is the only reason why I never go into giantbomb.

I said the same thing not too long ago.

Giant Bomb's forum is complete shit.

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#41 Posted by Toph_Girl250 (48978 posts) -

Objective? Easy, to be like everyone else, (All corps web sites) make things seem more jumbled up and harder to navigate, also, it appears uniqueness and creativity is now a thing of the past, quite sad really.

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#42 Posted by verbalfilth (4963 posts) -

I guess we're trying to be hip and "in with it" like the young teeny boppers. lol

Anyways, the current Site layout is horrendous.

I wonder if the web designers are familiar with the term "Usability." They clearly can't be.

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#43 Posted by soulless4now (41388 posts) -

GS hates us, that's the reason for all these changes.

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#44 Posted by Blueresident87 (5684 posts) -

@kingoflife9 said:

@Jebus213 said:

If they think this looks unique in any kind of way they're fucking idiots.

hey atleast we can curse now.... but you have to go through every single post to find your last post ina thread now, theres no more (#). makes it impossible to have conversations with people

That's my biggest problem with the new forums.

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#45 Posted by Laihendi (5876 posts) -

This is terrible.

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#46 Posted by Rick (913 posts) -

@Jebus213:

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#47 Posted by Crunchy_Nuts (2749 posts) -

I like the new site for the most part. My main criticism at the moment is that there is no 'go to first unread post' button in the forums anymore, or if there is I haven't found it yet.

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#48 Posted by ShepardCommandr (4939 posts) -

To make navigation a pain in the ass.

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#49 Posted by gago-gago (12048 posts) -

I don't mind change and all but anyone else gets lag while trying to navigate or just do anything on here? I remember trying to sign in then posting yesterday but it was so laggy and I posted a blank post and instead of editing it, I just close the damn page. This site doesn't work well on mobile devices like iPads for me.

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#50 Edited by Diablo-B (4063 posts) -

A large part of the design change was to make a more harmonious ecosystem between the full and mobile version of the site. At least thats one of the reasons they mentioned.