I use the forums significantly less. The added obstacle to it just makes me rethink jumping in. Instead of simply happening to see a topic I want to respond to, the act of finding such topics takes more intent now, and it discourages me just enough. I might get used to it, but, for the moment, my commenting is way down.
What I miss most is having a functioning friends' activity on my actual page. I relied on that more than anything else.
YES. You don't even understand how badly that's killing me and GB isn't even my main site between the two. 'Mercy_ Followed Users' is in my 'most visited' section when I open up a new tab...how am I supposed to function without it :'(
Using it less. I scroll down every time out of habit and every time is a disappointment. It just feels disconnected from the rest of the site that I have to open a seperate page just for the Forums while the other main functions are on the main page.
But one day... Rise from your grave!
Is there any other way to just have a list of threads, no matter what forum section, with the most active ones on top. Basically, is there an equivalent right now? Because that was basically my interest in the forums, random threads that just caught my eye.
Nope, and that's the problem. I liked the forums at the bottom, because you could randomly jump into a discussion about something like XCOM, without actually having to go to the XCOM forums. Unless you're looking for a specific discussion, you're not going to find it.
Edit: there actually is a way, just not a particularly obvious one.
I still scroll down the frontpage and go like. Oh...
I actually do use the forums less now, It's like, just the thought of clicking the forum tab doesn't even enter my brain. There is less impulse posting and more actually looking for threads now, if that is a good thing or not is arguable.
Yes, I prefer having everything on one site and I probably won't read or post anything on the forums in the future unless I'm looking for something specific.
Maybe it's a good thing for the site's performance (I've got no idea), but for me personally it was the "feature" I used the most on the whole site.
I haven't even looked at any game-specific forums since the change. And with only browsing general and off-topic there isn't enough happening to spend much time around.
This. I can understand why putting recent forum posts onto the front page might not be Dave & the crew's number 1 priority, but it was kind of nice to see at a glance what was going on in the smaller sub-forums.