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Jan 18 2011
By: PhillyMike101 Treasure Hunter 5073 posts
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What happened to these forums?

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I used to visit these forums a lot around 2005-2006 and the forum in use was, and still is, the best layout I have ever seen. Everything was streamlined, clean, and easy to look at.

I logged in now, only to see a forum I would expect on some geocities site. This current design is such a massive downgrade over the one of years past that I literally threw up in my mouth a little.



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Hekseville Citizen
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Re: What happened to these forums?

Jan 18, 2011

maybe they saw myspace jumping of a bridge and when facebook followed so did the forum.. I guess It looked like fun..

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Re: What happened to these forums?

Jan 18, 2011

Oh various things. Some highlights are:

-SCEA thought it would be a good idea to switch from Lithium to Jive

-Traffic has fallen about 70% due to this switch

-Veterans are leaving left and right

-Lots of innocent words like "locked", "garbage", and "baby" got censored. Some swear words that were censored on the old boards, are strangely no longer censored.

-The old moderating team got replaced with SCEA employees. The volunteer mods achieved MVP status.

-The forums are difficult to navigate

-The black skin is gone. However an MVP did make a black skin himself for FireFox and Google Chrome users.

-The signature limit is now 500X300 (Way too big) instead of 520X156.

-All locked threads got unlocked, and as such lots of old threads are getting bumped.

-Oh, and the icing on the cake. SCEA ignored the negative feedback the MVP's voiced when testing the forums. Many called what they were testing a mess. All the negative feedback they voiced, is what almost everyone unhappy with the new forums is voicing currently.

-You now only have 15 minutes to edit your post, or until someone replies. Whichever comes first. This makes information threads obsolete and useless.

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Re: What happened to these forums?

Jan 18, 2011

It went to Hell thats what. I rarely even come on here anymore.

"Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds."


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Re: What happened to these forums?

Jan 18, 2011

Its dirt, but like life another adjustment.

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Re: What happened to these forums?

Jan 18, 2011

Yeah, most areas on this site are dead, information threads are useless, the forums in general are a mess, and well....... I miss rank colors.

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Re: What happened to these forums?

Jan 18, 2011

It was a failure to top all previous failures.

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Re: What happened to these forums?

Jan 18, 2011

I miss the old forum. It was accessible, the mods are cool people (even though some may argue that) and there's enough traffic and posters to go around and interact with.

I used to stay up really late browsing the forum. That black skin really helps in the night, keeps my eyeballs from melting.

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Jan 18, 2011

I have to agree, these forums are awful now.  The old layout had a few issues but it was brilliant compared to this mess.  Whoever thought this navigation structure was a good idea is an imbecile and should be fired on the spot.  This forum design is an ill conceived abject disaster.

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Jan 18, 2011

Does anyone know how to get a list of all the forums here? My page shows Featured Content with 1 post, and then under that is Recent Content and has a mix of posts from all the forums. Like CoD series, Gran Turismo, support, Action/adventure, General discussion, etc etc. Where can i find the list of all the forums to post in??

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