What the hell happened?!

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yassem
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What the hell happened?!

#1 Post by yassem » Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:56 pm

I've been gone from the site for a little bit over a year, and the whole forum got transformed into THAT?! Are there any other terrible changes that I should be aware of?
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Re: What the hell happened?!

#2 Post by TrPrado » Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:05 pm

I think you may have been looking at it wrong. It’s always been like this.
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Re: What the hell happened?!

#3 Post by ghug » Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:36 pm

That's not even the half of it. Just look at the idiots they've got running the mod team now.
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Re: What the hell happened?!

#4 Post by Durga » Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:58 pm

Honestly just exit the site and don't look back
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Re: What the hell happened?!

#5 Post by Jamiet99uk » Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:48 pm

You can still enjoy the old forum at:

http://webdiplomacy.net/forum.php
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Re: What the hell happened?!

#6 Post by Octavious » Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:18 am

Enjoy is perhaps too strong a word...
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Re: What the hell happened?!

#7 Post by bo_sox48 » Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:25 am

It's a lot more enjoyable than it used to be.
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Re: What the hell happened?!

#8 Post by Octavious » Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:34 am

A lot easier from a moderation point of view, perhaps. Much like it is far easier policing a city when it's raining.
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Re: What the hell happened?!

#9 Post by bo_sox48 » Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:44 am

I'll take organized categories, a moderation system that is actually halfway effective, permanent storage that we won't have to erase every couple of years, and no longer being known as the most frequent poster on the forum in the history of the site over the old forum. Especially that last part.
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Re: What the hell happened?!

#10 Post by taylornottyler » Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:28 am

You may still have that title unfortunately

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Re: What the hell happened?!

#11 Post by Condescension » Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:40 am

bo_sox48 wrote:
Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:44 am
I'll take organized categories, a moderation system that is actually halfway effective, permanent storage that we won't have to erase every couple of years, and no longer being known as the most frequent poster on the forum in the history of the site over the old forum. Especially that last part.
Interesting that none of these criteria are related to user experience. It might make things easier for you but you can't expect the user base to embrace changes that explicitly damage UX.
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Re: What the hell happened?!

#12 Post by PRINCE WILLIAM » Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:54 am

Octavious wrote:
Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:34 am
A lot easier from a moderation point of view, perhaps. Much like it is far easier policing a city when it's raining.
That may be up in the north my friend, here we have dust from Sahara desert when it rains we got mud with it!

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Re: What the hell happened?!

#13 Post by Tom Bombadil » Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:19 pm

Condescension wrote:
Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:40 am
bo_sox48 wrote:
Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:44 am
I'll take organized categories, a moderation system that is actually halfway effective, permanent storage that we won't have to erase every couple of years, and no longer being known as the most frequent poster on the forum in the history of the site over the old forum. Especially that last part.
Interesting that none of these criteria are related to user experience. It might make things easier for you but you can't expect the user base to embrace changes that explicitly damage UX.
Seems like "organized categories" and "permanent storage that we won't have to erase every couple of years" seem related to user experience...

The new forum is great.
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Re: What the hell happened?!

#14 Post by jmo1121109 » Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:28 pm

Yes, it's absolutely terrible that the site no longer crashes games because the forum tables couldn't handle the load of the queries for the forums. Absolutely terrible, I think we should keep the new forum format, but reintroduce random game crashes as a feature. Maybe like every 100 posts we'll put in a 10% chance for all games to break for 2 hours?

And we can turn off indexing and search features so you can go back to having to remember keywords from your old favorite threads to search for them on google.
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Re: What the hell happened?!

#15 Post by bo_sox48 » Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:49 pm

I feel as if we have left out how well this new forum lends itself to a Diplomacy website too. You can actually, oh, I don't know, advertise your games on it without some combo of mafia and Donald Trump killing your vibe.
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Re: What the hell happened?!

#16 Post by leon1122 » Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:21 pm

Look at the mods being so defensive over their shitty forum.

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Re: What the hell happened?!

#17 Post by Durga » Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:17 pm

I'm a fan of the new forum, it has so much less ND on it
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Re: What the hell happened?!

#18 Post by jmo1121109 » Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:29 pm

leon1122 wrote:
Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:21 pm
Look at the mods being so defensive over their shitty forum.
feel free to leave at any time.
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Re: What the hell happened?!

#19 Post by breaca » Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:39 pm

I know that the new forum has a different feel to it. I, personally, much prefer it. Some of the passion might be lost, but what comes through is more understandable and relatable to me. I don't worry (as I used to) that perhaps this site was causing some of the craziness I read in posts (and that I might get "infected" by that craziness if I hung around too much)!

Thanks for all the work that has gone into bringing a little more order to the chaos.
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Re: What the hell happened?!

#20 Post by breaca » Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:41 pm

breaca wrote:
Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:39 pm
I know that the new forum has a different feel to it. I, personally, much prefer it. Some of the passion might be lost, but what comes through is more understandable and relatable to me. I don't worry (as I used to) that perhaps this site was causing some of the craziness I read in posts (and that I might get "infected" by that craziness if I hung around too much)!

Thanks for all the work that has gone into bringing a little more order to the chaos.
OK. That does sound a little crazy, even to me.
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