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Re: Dumb new site design killed this board

Dec 26, 2010

this board used to be a rumbling hive of busy people, seems dang near dead now!

good job!

i can neither confirm nor deny that!! next question..
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Re: Dumb new site design killed this board

Dec 26, 2010

PayneKiller1509 wrote:

The_Rick_14 wrote:

SweetExorcist wrote:

Its probably less active because people can't find the **** boards their looking for. I wasn't looking for this thread. I was looking for the Rock band forums. What forum is this by the way. Good grief.

Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery.

It's really not hard. In the lovely places menu, Games -> Music -> Rock Band. I'm pretty sure my 3 year old nephew could figure it out.

Before, this used to be just one click, now you either have to click your view tab, which you have to spend time customizing, or go through multiple clicks in that tiny places box. Whether it's hard or not, it unnecessary extra stuff that didn't have to be done before, no matter how minor it seems.


It used to be a bunch of scrolling and one click. If you Follow the board when you visit it the first time, it's zero scrolling and one click. Yes, it's easier. And please don't complain about that taking too much time because you're at the board anyway.

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Re: Dumb new site design killed this board

Dec 26, 2010

Still getting the "lithium" login sometimes, that is, when they haven't crashed the server due to playing PS Move. The EU forums seem to be stable, so at least disscusions can be followed there.

The reason for it seeming to be "dead", is probably because it keeps crashing, so it's difficult to post anything.

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Re: Dumb new site design killed this board

Dec 26, 2010

It works fine here, no problems whatsoever with the basic functions of the website. There is however a problem with site navigation and finding what I want, which is new threads/topics, and specific boards for discussion (IE: GT series, COD series, etc).

Anyone remember how bustling these boards used to be before the latest update? Well if you go back before even this update, to the previous "update" which added lots of useless functions (junk) like the flash banner at the top, and all but disabled PS3 compatibility, these forums used to be even more popular!!!

It seems like someone is out to kill these boards completely, and the strange thing is, they just keep pushing these forum "updates" without any input from the community as to what we would like changed/added/removed/etc. As evidence by the drop off in users/posts time after time following their "updates". Sad really.......


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Re: Dumb new site design killed this board

Dec 26, 2010

Agreed!  I can't find ********!









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Re: Dumb new site design killed this board

Dec 26, 2010

I keep getting this $tupid message:

"To view this page, you must log in to area “Lithium” on playstation.i.lithium.com:80.".

ARE YOU SERIOUS? What's that *****?

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Re: Dumb new site design killed this board

Dec 26, 2010

nc344 wrote:

Still getting the "lithium" login sometimes, that is, when they haven't crashed the server due to playing PS Move. The EU forums seem to be stable, so at least disscusions can be followed there.

The reason for it seeming to be "dead", is probably because it keeps crashing, so it's difficult to post anything.

The only time i get the lithium login is when someone has posted the old lithium logo either in their sig or otherwise.

I just assume that its because the location the logo is stored is now locked.



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Re: Dumb new site design killed this board

Dec 27, 2010

MrJenkins6390 wrote:

this board is dead because of the change in layout. i was here last christmas and it was a lot more active then. it has only been a few days since the change and the majority already hates it. i am curious how long this g-a-r-b-a-g-e will go on. for the sake of sony's computer entertainment division, i hope not too long. this should be the beta of this new layout, since they did not offer such to us here previously. this abomination should be cancelled like different strokes was back in the 80s. i know that SCE is mostly communist when it comes to this kind of stuff, but being more like a democracy can wield better results. the majority has spoken. this new layout is done, end of story. so when do the litihum forums open back up so we can get back to a practical forum?

you mean a dictatorship not communist.

communism  is a offshoot of socialism, which in theory is great, but doesnt work  in real life.  (except once but that didnt last long, for the same  reason communism doesnt work, because people are too greedy)

a dictatorship is one person telling you what to do, how to do it, and when it needs to be done with no questions asked.


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Dec 30, 2010

WoolySpud wrote:

Once you get past the navigation issue, which i have now with my Forum View Widget, you find that this community platform has a boat load of features that smash the crap out of the old forums. My god you can embed youtube videos in your post and make elaborate tables for god sake.

Do you work for Jive? I mean, seriously? This is a gaming forum. No one needs or wants to embed tables into posts. And embedding videos is something we can live without.

What we can't live without are forums that are actually up and running, that we can post to without having to delete cookies, the ability to edit posts (which *none* of the mods have addressed), the ability to perform a proper search, the ability to use copy and paste when making posts, the ability to immediately look up our recent posts, the ability to see which threads have new posts...

Is any of this getting through to you? None of the things you've mentioned justifies the loss of the valuable and necessary forum features that we enjoyed before.

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Re: Dumb new site design killed this board

Dec 30, 2010

The younger guys won't know this probably, but back in the day, "jive" was a slang term, that usually referred to someone being less than honest, or bullsh*ing you. So it's quite fitting that this forum is a jive brand or whatever, because it is bullsh**t, that we have to use it, when we had a working forum before, that had some nice features that I miss. I've been a member here a long time, with another ID, but my participation now will be minimal.

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