Alright I just read the whole bloody thread (all 627 replies)
One of the things that bothers me the most is that almost all the positive stuff is along the lines of
At 7 hours ago, TwistedPersonality wrote:
The new level icons are SWEEEEET.
AND YOU FRIGGING ADDED THE :3 FOR THE BBS.
I'M GONNA DIE.
I don't really see anyone saying that things like navigation and function are improved at all, they're all saying how they like the colors and the icons and the sparkly nonsense.
At 18 hours ago, InnerChild548 wrote:
where's the mature section?
Credit where credit is due, damn proud of you cats for getting rid of this, good job it really is a step in the right dicec....
At 18 hours ago, JoSilver wrote:
OH god... For a sec there... I was afraid you guys got rid of this...
...oh. Never mind.
Anyway, I'm not really seeing anyone talking about improvements in the function or the navigation, quite the opposite.
So Tom I noticed you've been responding to things and I only quoted criticisms you hadn't responded to yet that I personally agree with:
At 14 minutes ago, ultimatum479 wrote:
So, exactly when was having only pictures on each portal, instead of actual DESCRIPTIONS, a good thing? It's an improvement to have to click on every single game or video in order to know what you're getting into?
At 19 hours ago, PoopyMcButt wrote:
I don't care for the background art, i'd prefer something basic tbh.
At 18 hours ago, jqzjqz wrote:
I think the 'Classic Portal' deserves its own link in the navigation menu.
At 18 hours ago, DancingTomato wrote:
This reminds me a lot of Josh Bend's old site Retrogade.
At 15 hours ago, Andragon wrote:
Hovering over submissions in the portal used to give me a quick snapshot. Right now all it shows is the ratings.
At 13 hours ago, richmansgirl wrote:
I liked it better when all my info/stats were on my 1 userpage.
At 8 hours ago, razorbladesigh wrote:
the main/community page backgrounds make us look like a 13 year old hangout.
Accurate though it may be, I prefer moving towards progress.
At 7 hours ago, shenzu wrote:
I don't know why you had to separate the games from the movies. It was very obvious before which one was which by just looking to the left of the title and looking at the symbol.
At 7 hours ago, HeavyTank wrote:
And about the userpage, it's not very good, practically speaking.
You have all the favorites, updates etc. on the right, but absolutely nothing on the left, so why did you put the stats on a separate page? Please put them back there, or at least give us an option to do so.
Now I have to switch pages every time I want to either look at my stats or just look at my BBS posts.
And, speaking of switching pages, a separate page for submissions that are under judgment seems superfluous as well.Again, more clicking that could be avoided.
At 4 hours ago, CommanderMeaty wrote:
I feel like most of the layers are TOO big.
At 3 hours ago, nothere wrote:
When voting there is no countdown to qualifying for experience points, nor is there a tally of points needed for the next level nor the blam boost to voting power. The message suggests that voting on over five entries will continue earning you experience points. There is no timer for the next vote day.
My level avatar says "blank slate", whatever that means.
The submission sections with the large thumbs and teeny tiny rollover type are hard to understand and navigate.
You have put a lot of work into this, for which you are to be commended, however, overall the site looks overproduced and out of control. I see that reviews are overall positive and with the necessity of use I'll settle in, but the re-do is a step back for usability.
So for starts, the top navigation bar. It's called mystery meat navigation, and it's a bad idea. Yes I know Google did it, but one of the things we all liked about Google was the simple hyperlink-based navigation. Google fucked up doing this, I'd urge you not to make the same mistake.
Form follows function is the way it should work, and decreasing the functionality to make it a teeny thing up at the top doesn't seem to be an improvement to me.
And I notice that, despite all these unnecessary and unwanted changes that aren't particularly helpful, that other things that seem obvious that people have been wanting for years simply weren't added. For instance, a preview button, or the ability to choose where in your post an image is inserted.
I'm up for change, and I appreciate that this site is your baby, but it seems like things were changed in a way that overcomplicated things without adding to functionality, added visual clutter, and got rid of stuff that looked and worked really well in favor of things that flat-out don't.
At 10 hours ago, theicecubeclock wrote:
Good job with StrawberryClock on the movies page, however.