The New Layout BLOWS!

View Poll Results: Does the Front Page Look Cluttered to You?
YOU BET YOUR LIFE it does! 18 31.58%
It doesn't put my interneting into JEOPARDY! 21 36.84%
I'd like to PHONE A FRIEND! 4 7.02%
WHEEL... OF... FORTUNE! 14 24.56%
Voters: 57. You may not vote on this poll
08-15-2009, 11:54 AM
#1
The New Layout BLOWS!

How come we can't edit polls? Dangit!

Why is there a section on the front page for New Releases? The Game Releases was fine. Now it looks all cluttered. I say go back to how it was.

Also, I want to point out that I LOVE THIS SITE. It just seems kinda pointless to have two forums for practically the same thing. As well, i've seen many of the same items in each one. How are New Releases any different from the new game releases?

Last edited by russiaone; 08-15-2009 at 12:51 PM.
08-15-2009, 12:01 PM
#2
Ok, first CALM down, and second you have never been able to edit polls. Last, is that 3 or 4 inches of your screen REALLY that bad? It should perfect your scrolling skills. Personally, I like it since it gives me even more info on the first page, personally I would like even more and have more "other discussion" entries displayed. But overall, does any of this matter THAT much?

08-15-2009, 12:20 PM
#3
1st of all those poll options dont make any sense...

2nd of all its fine the way it is.
08-15-2009, 12:52 PM
#4
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Originally Posted by yourofl10 View Post
1st of all those poll options dont make any sense...

2nd of all its fine the way it is.

What doesn't make sense about them?

The responses are Yes, No, I don't care, and Wheel of Fortune.
08-15-2009, 02:23 PM
#5
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Originally Posted by russiaone View Post
What doesn't make sense about them?

The responses are Yes, No, I don't care, and Wheel of Fortune.
I dont think anyone else could be able to figure that out by himself. And I still dont know what you meant by wheel of fortune. Doesnt make any sense here
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Originally Posted by russiaone View Post
Also, I want to point out that I LOVE THIS SITE. It just seems kinda pointless to have two forums for practically the same thing. As well, i've seen many of the same items in each one. How are New Releases any different from the new game releases?
I think you got it all wrong. There are no two forums here. Its the same forums. ie "iPhone and iPod Touch Games". The only difference is that Game releases will sort out the threads in this section according to latest replies, whereas the "New Releases" will sort out those threads according to when the first post was made. This is done to make sure new threads dont get buried down by other popular threads.

It`s quite useful IMO, and I really dont think it makes the blog look more cluttered at all.
08-15-2009, 02:24 PM
#6
there's room for improvement. it might make sense to remove them from the second list if they are in the first list. but the problem with that is if they are below the default view threshold in the first list, should it still be eliminated from the second list? I'll play with it.

arn
08-15-2009, 03:30 PM
#7
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Originally Posted by arn View Post
there's room for improvement. it might make sense to remove them from the second list if they are in the first list.
That makes sense.

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Originally Posted by arn View Post
but the problem with that is if they are below the default view threshold in the first list, should it still be eliminated from the second list?
That doesnt. If you cant see it in the first list. then it should be viewable in the second list atleast.

Also one small annoying problem with these two lists is that there are a lot of promo contests held be devs in these forums. Now 2 out of 6 new releases I see there now is not really a new release. May be hold such contests in general games discussions forum instead, just to keep things clean.
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08-15-2009, 03:51 PM
#8
ya, contests and giveaways may have to be split out.

arn
08-15-2009, 04:09 PM
#9
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Is there any way that threads made in 'Game Releases/Newest Releases' can be automatically transferred to 'Game Discussion' after a certain time period?

It's just annoying seeing games that have been out for a while popping up in 'Game Releases' when they have not been recently released and belong only in 'Game Discussion'.

That way, threads in the 'Game Releases' section would be no more than, say, 2 days old. It would also mean that actual new games would no longer be pushed back down to the bottom of the list, just because some people start posting on a thread about a game which has been around for ages.

Maybe a 'New updates' section is needed as well?

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08-15-2009, 08:21 PM
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