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Is it possible to leave this site as it is and forget the changes?

JudgeUKJudgeUK Member RarePosts: 1,631
Much prefer the old look, and didn't see any reason appearance wise to change it.

Could you just mothball the change plan?
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  • scorpex-xscorpex-x Member RarePosts: 1,030
    I'd agree honestly, if it ain't broke stop trying to fix it.

    No offence but you guys are obviously out of your depth, leave it as it is or add smaller changes gradually.
  • HowryHowry Member UncommonPosts: 116
    Totally agree.  Keep it as is.
  • BillMurphyBillMurphy Former Managing EditorMember LegendaryPosts: 4,565
    This old site is pretty close to the end of what we can do with it to keep it on the up and up. We absolutely need a new design, and it's not us out of our depth frankly. But rather the coders who can't seem to get the infrastructure right. 

    And visually, this site is broken. It's an antique, and not in a good way. It doesn't even have a fully functional mobile site. If we are to survive until the point when this sort of modular design is cool again (these things are cyclical after all), we need a new site and code base that's built to last. 

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  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 41,493
    You dont have a mobile site now, broken badly for me, typing in a 1/2 wide box right now with objects overlapping everywhere

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  • VolgoreVolgore Member EpicPosts: 3,872
    IMO this whole site upgrade has become a total embarrassment for those who are involved in the coding.

    For how long was the new page in the making? We have been told that it would be coming "soon" for YEARS.

    First try to get it live. Failed, postponed.
    Second try, failed after 2(?)days, postponed.
    Bugs, bugs, bugs.

    When will be the next "soon"?

    A professional company couldn't afford to spend more than about 3 month -all incl.- for the set up of a medium sized projekt like this (and it is not like you have to get the new site's content together in first place, as it is already there). Otherwise they would be out of business.

    Upgrades like these happen on a daily basis allover the interwebnets, it's not like a rocket launch to the moon. And yet here it is the most desperate attempt.

    You are a professional website, what about you hire some professionals?

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  • HeretiqueHeretique Member RarePosts: 1,530
    Site coding is a different beast, I should know I've done tons, but I think it's time to get better people Bill.
  • BillMurphyBillMurphy Former Managing EditorMember LegendaryPosts: 4,565
    Kyleran said:
    You dont have a mobile site now, broken badly for me, typing in a 1/2 wide box right now with objects overlapping everywhere
    The forum skin needs to be reset, but we are waiting on @skywisenight

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  • blueturtle13blueturtle13 Member LegendaryPosts: 13,436
    Just use Wordpress and change out the theme as needed lol ;)

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  • GeezerGamerGeezerGamer Member EpicPosts: 8,852
    This site admins probably have next to no control over this issue. It's mostly out of their hands leaving them at the mercy of their hoster. It's a bad reflection on all to be sure. But the failure probably lies in third party work. Go easy on the admins here. They don't want this as much as we don't.
  • BillMurphyBillMurphy Former Managing EditorMember LegendaryPosts: 4,565
    edited July 2016
    Volgore said:
    IMO this whole site upgrade has become a total embarrassment for those who are involved in the coding.

    For how long was the new page in the making? We have been told that it would be coming "soon" for YEARS.

    First try to get it live. Failed, postponed.
    Second try, failed after 2(?)days, postponed.
    Bugs, bugs, bugs.

    When will be the next "soon"?

    A professional company couldn't afford to spend more than about 3 month -all incl.- for the set up of a medium sized projekt like this (and it is not like you have to get the new site's content together in first place, as it is already there). Otherwise they would be out of business.

    Upgrades like these happen on a daily basis allover the interwebnets, it's not like a rocket launch to the moon. And yet here it is the most desperate attempt.

    You are a professional website, what about you hire some professionals?
    It is embarrassing. For the developers.
    Post edited by BillMurphy on

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  • blueturtle13blueturtle13 Member LegendaryPosts: 13,436
    This site admins probably have next to no control over this issue. It's mostly out of their hands leaving them at the mercy of their hoster. It's a bad reflection on all to be sure. But the failure probably lies in third party work. Go easy on the admins here. They don't want this as much as we don't.
    Agreed. More so since it is their job.

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  • BillMurphyBillMurphy Former Managing EditorMember LegendaryPosts: 4,565
    This site admins probably have next to no control over this issue. It's mostly out of their hands leaving them at the mercy of their hoster. It's a bad reflection on all to be sure. But the failure probably lies in third party work. Go easy on the admins here. They don't want this as much as we don't.
    This, basically. As grumpy as some of you may feel about this back and forth... Imagine what it's like to be us.

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  • LaucianNailorLaucianNailor Member UncommonPosts: 49
    As of today I can't read a single comment attached to any article. DARK text on a black background has suddenly appeared which does old eyes no favours whatsoever  O.o
  • DEATHRAMENTDEATHRAMENT Member UncommonPosts: 701
    I much prefer the look and feel of the old site. The new one, not so much.
  • gervaise1gervaise1 Member EpicPosts: 6,919
    edited July 2016
    Feedback - current state.

    1. Black on somewhat darker text.
    2. Posted a reply to the GW2 article; it came up as a post attributed to an undefined forum subject.

    And folks should chill; just give the team feedback :)

    Edit:
    3. Links still not working
    4. Black / white option only working on the page you are on, reverts to white when you go to a new page.
  • VolgoreVolgore Member EpicPosts: 3,872
    I still think that everyone on this website is awesome RIGHT NOW!!

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  • BillMurphyBillMurphy Former Managing EditorMember LegendaryPosts: 4,565
    The forums have yet to have their old skin applied. Once @skywisenight is able it'll be just like before.

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  • IkedaIkeda Member RarePosts: 2,751
    @BillMurphy
    I'd say welcome back... but I think you done broke this site so bad.. my eyes are getting a migraine just looking at it.  (between the mixed fonts (forum, typing, etc) to the ridiculous color scheme.  I just dunno.  Is there an option somewhere to make it LOOK like the old site?  I mean even if it's a spoof?  Like a '67 Convertible with all new NOS and stuff under the hood ( I know nothing about cars but you get the idea)
  • DvoraDvora Member UncommonPosts: 499
    edited July 2016
    New forum skin... blinding white ugh...  No thread page navigation at top, double ugh.

    IMO if a paid third party is making the swap over a lawsuit is in order.  

    Also, note to whoever, when swapping over a website, make a copy on the same host with a temporary domain name.  Make all your changes there and when you get it working, swap the temp name to the actual name.  Meanwhile old site unaffected through the change process...
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  • Dudek28Dudek28 Member UncommonPosts: 224
    blizzard got their new wow site up by a simple click of the switch and poof. Why does yours take 24hrs? and still fail. 
  • DvoraDvora Member UncommonPosts: 499
    Dudek28 said:
    blizzard got their new wow site up by a simple click of the switch and poof. Why does yours take 24hrs? and still fail. 
    This is because they were smart enough to make a copy so they could work on it in the background and have it totally done before swapping over.
  • starstorm777starstorm777 Member UncommonPosts: 114
    cheese and crackers anyone? *while she snaps her bubble gum and smiles* :)
  • H0urg1assH0urg1ass Member EpicPosts: 2,380
    Just use Wordpress and change out the theme as needed lol ;)
    I know you're being a little tongue in cheek here, but honestly some of my favorite non-MMORPG sites to visit over the past year are Wordpress sites.  There's a ton of really good looking, mobile friendly, themes out there that you can pull off of a shelf and graft forum software onto.
  • GestankfaustGestankfaust Member UncommonPosts: 1,989
    cheese and crackers anyone? *while she snaps her bubble gum and smiles* :)
    lol

    Need some apple juice and mushed up bananas all around. Then nap time......jeebus

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  • saurus123saurus123 Member UncommonPosts: 676
    i dont like the new design :)



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