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What Does Everyone Think About The New Site Layout?

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[quote name='SteveDeFacto' timestamp='1294590159' post='4756024']
Personally I think it's kinda cool though I don't like drastic changes. I wish they would have slowly transitioned into the new layout instead of just completely changing everything. Also it kinda has a pre-built template feel to it. I don't know what do you guys think about it?
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First impression: I like it, very slick!

The only thing that's bothering me at the moment is that the "Recent Threads"-box is so far down the frontpage. For me, it is one of the most important elements of the site. I really liked being able to see the latest discussions at a glance.

All in all, the new layout seems to take up more space. You could say that the old one was using screen space more efficiently. But I guess this can be somewhat fixed by adjusting the font size.
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[quote]The only thing that's bothering me at the moment is that the "Recent Threads"-box is so far down the frontpage. For me, it is one of the most important elements of the site. I really liked being able to see the latest discussions at a glance[/quote]

Agreed. The new layout is nice, but I would also prefer if this were closer to the top again.
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I think it's really neat. It'll take some getting used to from the old design, but I think it's great.

However the reputation system going into post count isn't amazing - it's difficult to tell if someone's an old member or a really good answerer (which I've found on other sites; very often people have spammed their way to huge post counts, seeming knowledgeable and actually useless)
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[quote name='cowsarenotevil' timestamp='1294590079' post='4756023']
This is extremely spiffy, but I am still highly disoriented. Also, those blue feedback tabs always look like "facebook" to me.

EDIT: Are the user ratings gone forever? I kind of hope so, but then again, kind of not.
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you have [size=2][size="2"][b]Reputation: 584[/b][/size][size="2"]Excellent[/size][/size]
[size="2"]so no, it's not gone, but it changed. like everything..[/size]
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[quote name='The Communist Duck' timestamp='1294590795' post='4756032']
I think it's really neat. It'll take some getting used to from the old design, but I think it's great.

However the reputation system going into post count isn't amazing - it's difficult to tell if someone's an old member or a really good answerer (which I've found on other sites; very often people have spammed their way to huge post counts, seeming knowledgeable and actually useless)
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In my opinion I am very happy they got rid of the old rating system because even posting a thread like this in the lounge would make my rating drop. However, I think they should have had a rating system where users can only rate each other up. This way you would know if someone was a really helpful poster but you would not have people down rating each other over silly things like they used to.
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[quote name='SteveDeFacto' timestamp='1294591451' post='4756036']
In my opinion I am very happy they got rid of the old rating system because even posting a thread like this in the lounge would make my rating drop. However, I think they should have had a rating system where users can only rate each other up. This way you would know if someone was a really helpful poster but you would not have people down rating each other over silly things like they used to.
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they have. i have a reputation allready. yours is 0 :) no clue how to increase it, though.. how does it work?!

edit: ah, one can vote up posts. that's nice.

edit2: yes, voted your post, and you got a reputation of 1.
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[quote name='SteveDeFacto' timestamp='1294590159' post='4756024']
Personally I think it's kinda cool though I don't like drastic changes. I wish they would have slowly transitioned into the new layout instead of just completely changing everything. Also it kinda has a pre-built template feel to it. I don't know what do you guys think about it?
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I'm in the same boat, so much change so fast scares me. The features seem cool though. I will miss the rating system.

New profile system is pretty cool though. I especially like the ability to attach files to your profile.
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Very slick. Everything is so brand spanking new!

My two questions are:
[list][*]Where did my Rating Points go?[*]Will we get the Black Theme back?[/list]
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I'm a HUGE fan of IP.Board so it was a pleasant surprise to see GD move to it. I'm very excited to see how GD progresses as a site this year now!

Kudos to the GD.net staff for finally making this happen, it's been a long time coming.
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Interesting. A lot of people seem to have reverted to 0 (neutral). At first I thought it was just people with ratings below 1000 on the old scale, but that [url="http://www.gamedev.net/user/8549-gaiiden/"]doesn't seem right[/url].

EDIT: AAH!@! No more HTML tags.
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[quote name='davepermen' timestamp='1294591841' post='4756040']
Just rate the posts now. Better than rating persons.
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Just saw that now, up to posts, topics, and you get personal ratings on members too. Pretty slick.
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[quote name='SteveDeFacto' timestamp='1294592384' post='4756050']
Awesome I can upload a profile picture without needing a GDNet+ membership!
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How'd you do that? I only get access to 3 pre-installed avatars.
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Interesting; the topics have been merged but I seem to have commandeered this one, which was originally started by SteveDeFacto. It makes some sense since my post was made earlier, but since it was originally a reply to the other thread it's a bit weird to have this thread "started by" me.
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yea I noticed that. I'm not sure there's anything I can do about it though. Interesting....
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I'm very confused... Why does it say cowsarenotevil started this thread?! [img]http://public.gamedev.net/public/style_emoticons/default/huh.gif[/img]

Either I'm going crazy or something strange is going on here... I'm pretty sure I rememder starting this thread... lol
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There were two new site design threads in the lounge and they got merged into a single thread. It looks like what happened is that cowsarenotevil started his first thread first so he got credit for starting the combined thread.
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