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#1 Posted by FourWude (2245 posts) -
#2 Edited by Choffy (444 posts) -

It's not abnormal that it's there, and it doesn't affect me. I "liked" it long ago so doesn't really matter to me.

If it brings them more attention, then I'm all for it.

#3 Posted by nintendoeats (5975 posts) -

To quote Myself in Kyreo's thread:


NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

#4 Edited by benjaebe (2784 posts) -

Not a huge fan of the front page addition.

#5 Posted by McGhee (6075 posts) -

I didn't even notice it until people started to point it out. Did that just show up or has it been there a little while?

#6 Edited by FourWude (2245 posts) -

Just realised that GB now has one of those generic Facebook profile pic boxes plastered on its front page. 

What's the point is what I say? They're obnoxious. Get that shit off the front page.

#7 Posted by FourWude (2245 posts) -
@McGhee_the_Insomniac said:
" I didn't even notice it until people started to point it out. Did that just show up or has it been there a little while? "
It's only just shown up for me. So it's new for me.
#8 Posted by Akrid (1356 posts) -

Not a fan. And while I'm at it, did the Reply | Quote | Flag always pop up on mouse-over? It's annoying the shit out of me.

#9 Posted by Marz (5671 posts) -

i didn't notice it till you pointed it out in this thread >.>

#10 Posted by Xeiphyer (5611 posts) -

I liked it years ago, so it should piss off.

Also for the record, I am opposed to all change. Seriously though, whatever... I'd rather it not be there so I don't have to see a bunch of people's dumb pictures, but its sort of wasted space right now anyways so I guess its fine.

#11 Posted by McGhee (6075 posts) -
@FourWude said:
" @McGhee_the_Insomniac said:
" I didn't even notice it until people started to point it out. Did that just show up or has it been there a little while? "
It's only just shown up for me. So it's new for me. "
I just noticed Snide's twitter where he said, " Think I'm going for a night time deploy record tonight. All in the name of socialneccessbit.ly"
So it appears it was just done and there is more to come.
#12 Edited by Rudeboy217 (1771 posts) -

I don't mind it.. It is there to remind me that I like Giant Bomb.

#13 Edited by Underachiever007 (2468 posts) -

I don't really care.

#14 Posted by Butano (1788 posts) -

Seems fine to me. Never noticed it until you pointed it out, which I'll likely forget about again later on.

#15 Posted by patrick (563 posts) -

Don't care about it existing on the page, but it shouldn't take priority over the status updates section. A lot of the front page could use some reorganizing.

#16 Posted by Virago (2487 posts) -

Uhhhh I don't see it. And I don't really care because I never check the front page. Ever.

#17 Posted by FourWude (2245 posts) -
@rudeboy217 said:
" I don't mind it.. It is there to remind me that I like Giant Bomb. "
If you need to be reminded that you like GB whilst at the same time being on GB.... then you have some major problems, sir.
#18 Posted by Synthballs (2193 posts) -

Move it to the bottom of the page please?

#19 Posted by Enigma777 (6058 posts) -

Fuck Facebook! Get that shit off my Giant Bomb!

#20 Edited by Radar (904 posts) -

Doesn't matter to me. It may be a hard fact to accept for some but Facebook is THE place where sites go to get exposure.


Edit: Didn't notice they updated the news articles with a Like button and an actual tweet button. Good on them.
#21 Edited by Kyreo (4602 posts) -
@nintendoeats said:

" To quote Myself in Kyreo's thread:


NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

"
To quote Mah Boi Nintendoeats from the thread I MADE FIRST,
" NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!"
#22 Posted by Choffy (444 posts) -
@Akrid said:
" Not a fan. And while I'm at it, did the Reply | Quote | Flag always pop up on mouse-over? It's annoying the shit out of me. "
Yeah it's relatively new. Even though it doesn't bug me, I can totally see how it annoys you.
#23 Posted by Echo (391 posts) -

No thank you. It's too big for something that people will use once / hate Facebook (like me). Please let us remove it ):

#24 Posted by Afroman269 (7387 posts) -

Don't care. There was twitter stuff on here before and even though I hate twitter, I don't mind it being on here at all. People need to grow the fuck up. 

#25 Edited by Cornman89 (1579 posts) -

Doesn't bother me.

#26 Posted by MiniPato (2751 posts) -

Depends. Where will the Quests of the Week go?

#27 Posted by Blair (2531 posts) -

Get rid of that shit.  Period.

#28 Posted by StealthRaptor (531 posts) -

I don't want to see what all you weirdos actually look like!

#29 Posted by snide (2413 posts) -

I'll likely give options to not display this kind of stuff, but honestly, it's something I just can't avoid anymore. I don't use facebook myself, but until it stops being so god damned powerful I don't have much choice if I want our sites to be seen by more people.

#30 Posted by BraveToaster (12588 posts) -

It looks tacky.

#31 Posted by B0nd07 (1701 posts) -

Never been a fan a Facebook, and I very much do not like those panels.  Like buttons?  Fine, but not the "Like Panel".  It's big and annoying.  Hopefully Dave gets those disable options up soon.  'Til then, thank goodness for Adblock Plus.

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#32 Edited by Wrighteous86 (3823 posts) -

If it helps them out, I don't care. It's not like it's getting in the way of my enjoying their content or anything. I think it looks fine and is integrated into the site design well enough. Plus, I get to see how ugly some of your mugs are.

#33 Posted by TheSmashing (313 posts) -

Firefox + NoScript

nuff said 

#34 Posted by BabyChooChoo (4804 posts) -
@Akrid said:
" Not a fan. And while I'm at it, did the Reply | Quote | Flag always pop up on mouse-over? It's annoying the shit out of me. "
You read my mind.
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#35 Posted by Hailinel (25205 posts) -

I don't use Facebook, so it doesn't really matter, though I honestly don't see the purpose of the panel.  Links to random users' Facebook profiles?

#36 Posted by face15 (1306 posts) -

It's not there for me. I've just got a tiny black line...

#37 Posted by Wrighteous86 (3823 posts) -
@Hailinel said:
" I don't use Facebook, so it doesn't really matter, though I honestly don't see the purpose of the panel.  Links to random users' Facebook profiles? "
Shows people that "Like" Giant Bomb on Facebook and encourages you to do the same. Which shows up on your profile, which ideally will inspire your Facebook friends to investigate the site and "Like" it themselves. It's pretty much a common sight on mainstream sites these days.
#38 Posted by Vonocourt (2164 posts) -

Adblocked it, so it's no big deal.

#39 Posted by JJOR64 (19065 posts) -

Shit don't matter to me.

#40 Edited by Togechu64 (46 posts) -

Haha I just tweeted my distaste of it to the whiskeymedia account and scrolled down to see if there was a forum post about it.
I'm 100% about spreading the Giantbomb love to as many people as possible, but before the site started doing any member stuff Dave and Jeff expressed their specific distaste in having any facebook material in any prominent way, which I was happy about because it's something that I find a little distasteful only because how many sites put such an emphasis on that sort of thing.

My point is simply this, I think its great to have facebook connectivity to spread the word but I just wouldn't like it to be featured on the front page; but if Dave or the other guys produce some numbers showing that it greatly increases the number of GB "likes" or site traffic as a result, I would be in full support of it.

This being the one and only site that I actually pay money for, I care about it and like to voice my opinions and am always in favor of getting GB and the whiskey media family of sites out there.


EDIT: Yikes, excuse all the repetition and grammatical errors. It's been a very long day.
#41 Posted by Skald (4370 posts) -

I like the like counter, plus it's less annoying than the footer.

#42 Edited by Funkofages (69 posts) -

How about we make a deal Whiskey Media? If I like the facebook pages, make the dumb picture facebook thing removable, but only as long as I like the facebook pages.


Edit: Nevermind, Adblocked.  Sorry.
#43 Posted by Yummylee (22535 posts) -

Indifferent to the max. Facebook is a generally helpful tool for me to keep all of my updated stuff in one place, but I'm always on GB so often that I never miss anything anywhoo :P

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#44 Posted by Matfei90 (1288 posts) -

I think it should be at the bottom of the stack.

#45 Posted by Slaker117 (4843 posts) -
@snide said:

" I'll likely give options to not display this kind of stuff, but honestly, it's something I just can't avoid anymore. I don't use facebook myself, but until it stops being so god damned powerful I don't have much choice if I want our sites to be seen by more people. "

The like button stuff is fine, and I understand that it gets more eyes on articles and such, but I don't get the point of the front page thing. I don't feel like it fits in right aesthetically either.
#46 Posted by heat (190 posts) -

It SCREAMS Gawker blog

#47 Posted by A_Cute_Squirtle (714 posts) -

The people who care are being ridiculous. It's not that big. It doesn't make the front page look awful. Move on with your lives. 

#48 Posted by Toxin066 (3326 posts) -

It looks awkward and out of place. I'm not diggin' it.

#49 Posted by glasswall52 (71 posts) -

When I saw it, it really made me feel really indifferent. 


"Like" buttons are fine, but do I really need to see pictures of 10 random people I most likely don't know or care anything about to know that Giant Bomb or any of the WM sites have facebook pages? I really don't think so. I HAVE ALWAYS HATED FACEBOOK WIDGETS ON WEBSITES, THEY LOOK HORRENDOUS!

If the widget is has to be at the top, then remove the pictures of everyone, they break the aesthetic of the site and make me feel....weird, I don't want to feel weird when I come to WM sites.

If the widget has to have the pictures of everyone, that crap needs to be smacked down to the bottom of the column, especially below status updates of PEOPLE I ACTUALLY WANT TO HEAR FROM.

Dave, I know you did everything you could to make the widgets fit the aesthetics of each site, but I really feel like this is something that you should axe, pulling content from external sources without being able to format everything single thing in it to fit with the site design (ala the "overheard" stuff on other WM sites) just feels really...wrong. Please don't make me look at Facebook everywhere I go, especially on sites that I pay for.
#50 Posted by Lunar_Aura (2778 posts) -

I donth giveth a shiteth.