#1 Posted by GalvanizedNails (552 posts) -

alright, ive been using the site for a couple hours, and i love everything but the forums, its way too cluttered,and the whole first page is posts that were made within seconds of each other and everything else that isnt a "post you gamertag" or "what games do you like" thread gets buried under everything else, please clean the forums up guys, please please please

#2 Posted by Megalon (1392 posts) -

The forums work a little different then you're probably used to...in some ways (say, for games) it's better imo, but for this "casual talk" business it gets a little messy.

#3 Posted by xplodedd (1316 posts) -

they are a bit different, but they are useful. if you want specific forums, go to a game specific page, and itll get up here in the main page. thats the beauty of it. also make some forums as favorites, that way itll be a custom index, you feel?

#4 Posted by Cube (4366 posts) -

I love them!

I like how I can just see the newest posts/topics and easily get into them.

#5 Posted by GalvanizedNails (552 posts) -

thats what im talking about, the usual retard thread like "Coke or Pepsi" "McDonalds or Burger King" crowds out everything else, the game stuff though is friggin awesome

#6 Posted by cann3dheat (227 posts) -

Welcome to the start of the Giant Bomb forums. I'm sure once some mods are appointed and some rules are laid down, things will clear up.

#7 Posted by Vinchenzo (6192 posts) -

I don't think I will have a problem with this layout once they stabilize the site. Right now everything takes a bit longer to load because of the wealth of people, so just hold in there and they'll sort everything out. That's why I sometimes love GameFAQs, the site forums uses so little imaging and such that it loads extremely fast.

#8 Posted by Sentry (4197 posts) -

Keep the 'forums a mess' to one thread, so it will be less messy [for now]. :P

http://www.giantbomb.com/forums/general-discussion/30/unstructured-forum/

#9 Posted by Apollo (471 posts) -

As far as i can see the only problem is the slowness of it. But thats expected on the first day.

Otherwise its a sleeker design than that of other forums and probably better in the long run.

#10 Posted by stAtic (1638 posts) -

I really like this layout. I think it's easy to navigate, and I like the "Newst Topics" tab.

#11 Posted by IroncladMerc (37 posts) -

It would be cool if we could sort the list of postings by forum, or by how much activity a thread is getting, etc.

#12 Posted by Locke (330 posts) -

It's beta, What can you do.

#13 Posted by Tachikoma (70 posts) -

I prefer VB as a forum solution personally.

#14 Posted by suneku (2997 posts) -

This layout is exactly how comicvine is... and trust me... not many people will try to learn how to look for the correct forums

#15 Posted by Peewi (410 posts) -

I like the way it's possible to show the threads of all forums at once, but I'd like to do that without including the off-topic forum.

#16 Posted by Oriental_Jams (3063 posts) -

I think it's fine, just a little different. And it's only in beta anyway.

#17 Posted by BoldFusion (35 posts) -

I wish they used something simular to the flexiforum layout. This layout works, but it's not well organized.

#18 Posted by blizzvalve (128 posts) -

I say everything needs to go into categories like it is for other forum sites

#19 Posted by Lairdo (543 posts) -

Its launch day! things are bound to be a bit crazy.

#20 Posted by Apollo (471 posts) -
blizzvalve said:
"I say everything needs to go into categories like it is for other forum sites"
I think they are...
#21 Posted by MoldOnHold (627 posts) -

Meh. It'll get better with time. Patience friend.

#22 Posted by dillonator (145 posts) -

I don't necessarily think categories is a cure all.

My thing is, I like the accessibility to hot topic stuff, but I can see things becoming extremely cluttered.

Things more than likely will even out extremely soon.

#23 Edited by suneku (2997 posts) -

Trust me... it's not going to get better as fast as you all think... comicvine has been out for over a year and even with threads explaining how to work the forums I still have to move lots of topics into the right place... the mods here are going to have lots of fun moving threads around... but I still like the layout... people just need to figure out how the forums work

#24 Posted by NihonTiger (62 posts) -

It seems a bit disorganized, but there's probably going to be a change down the line that adresses this.

#25 Posted by BlackWaterCO (1574 posts) -

Yeah, you have to remember that the website is still premature

Its been less than 24 hours so chill

#26 Posted by NWA (28 posts) -

they are starting to grow on me, so hopefully i'll love it in no time.

#27 Posted by Blu_Magic (2021 posts) -

It's going to take a little time to get used to but it's not that bad.

#28 Posted by SuperMuchBrown (79 posts) -

You are making it worse by posting how bad it is and I'm making it worse by posting how bad you are making it by posting how bad it is.  I'm sure people will cool down after a bit.  It's a new toy  ;)

#29 Posted by Damonation (556 posts) -

Its day 1 for god sake, chill

#30 Posted by OGCartman (4354 posts) -

Its still in beta and yet its still awesome

#31 Posted by DazbotAthertron (875 posts) -
Damonation said:
"Its day 1 for god sake, chill
"
You, sir, have the best user icon on Giant Bomb, well done. Kiriyama!