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#1 Posted by JNSK (223 posts) -

Now that the site has been up for a little while and people are (hopefully) starting to get familiar with the new Giant Bomb, I was wondering what you think is the best new addition to the site. Personally, I love being able to read comments while watching a video without having to sacrifice the visual element, or opening a separate window.

Feel free to include least favorite thing about the redesign as well, I've heard some complaining, but I can't put my finger on exactly what people don't like (mostly it's just a "this isn't like what I'm used to, so obviously it has to be shit" kind of thing).

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#2 Edited by Morbid_Coffee (974 posts) -

Avatars being represented in a circle in the upper right corner of every page because my avatar fits in it so perfectly and now I'm never allowed to change it because nothing else will fit.

The circle was made for me.

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#3 Posted by thebunnyhunter (1532 posts) -

My avatar fits rather perfectly for me as well but i enjoy videos resuming where you left, its just so damn useful

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#4 Edited by mrfluke (5834 posts) -

probably the resuming video stuff (when it works) is my favorite, for me i thought the site went backwards in a few instances functionality wise, and the video player breaks a lot more than the old one for me at least.

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#5 Posted by pr1mus (4158 posts) -

Sticky video player and video resume.

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#6 Edited by Yummylee (24646 posts) -

I don't have one really. In its current state, to me GB is just like classic GB but worse.

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#7 Posted by Humanity (16206 posts) -

Video resume is nice for when I want to finish watching something on my phone. Everything else seems horribly broken and have taken a few steps back.

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#8 Edited by pyromagnestir (4452 posts) -

I hate to add to the negativity but nothing positive's coming to mind except polls, but only because they are just goofy. And I don't watch live streams live very often so I miss out on them anyway.

I haven't really used any of the other new features, I probably don't even know what most of the new features are, and the ones I still use either work essentially the same or seem a little bit worse in some ways. The mobile site seems particularly clunky compared to the old one. There are extra steps involved now in doing things on the phone, and some of the sites features don't adapt very well to the small size.

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#9 Posted by Butler (438 posts) -

That sticky icky video.

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#10 Posted by Yummylee (24646 posts) -

@pyromagnestir: Oh yeah, good point, polls are vastly improved. As is thread making in general since you can even edit the title or move it to another board yourself instead of relying on a mod to do it.

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#11 Posted by mandude (2827 posts) -

@yummylee: I, for one, will miss the thread title typos.

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#12 Edited by DaMisterChief (612 posts) -

The removal of achievements, now i dont have to care about them not working

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#13 Posted by flasaltine (2384 posts) -

Broken chat.

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#14 Posted by ajamafalous (13399 posts) -

Nothing

Well, I guess video resume. Is it just me, though, or does it not work with progressive? Streaming is kinda broken for me still (pauses a ton, have to stop/start it to get it to play again) even though I have 10 down.

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#15 Posted by BeachThunder (14577 posts) -

@yummylee said:

I don't have one really. In its current state, to me GB is just like classic GB but worse.

Sadly, this =[

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#16 Posted by Cold_Wolven (2484 posts) -

Videos remembering playback positions.

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#17 Posted by Levius (1357 posts) -

Nothing

Well, I guess video resume. Is it just me, though, or does it not work with progressive? Streaming is kinda broken for me still (pauses a ton, have to stop/start it to get it to play again) even though I have 10 down.

I may be wrong but progessive loads the video strictly from the start, and you can't jump ahead to unbuffered parts of the video. This makes resume kinda impossible.

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#18 Posted by probablytuna (4922 posts) -

The sticky video is cool, but I download videos so I never get a chance to use the feature. Least favourite thing is not having a forums section on the homepage.

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#19 Edited by pyromagnestir (4452 posts) -

Actually, I just remembered that we can watch topics now and add them to a favorite topics board. That's pretty cool. Although going through my favorite topics board it seemed that every topic I replied to since the site launch was automatically watched, which isn't ideal. Or maybe I just click that watch topic button a lot more than I thought I do? But I only remember watching a few very specific topics and I had to go through and unwatch a bunch of ones I'd replied to just now to clean it all out.

edit: It does indeed add ones you reply to automatically, as I am now watching this topic again. I'm not a fan of this because that means I'll either have to manually clean it out on occasion or it will get clogged up with a bunch of topics I don't really care about but replied to unless I stop replying to stuff.

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#20 Posted by tourgen (4568 posts) -

I haven't noticed anything. The text editor for posting comments actually work right most of the time now. That's been nice. Other than that what I've mostly noticed is features that are now gone and the kind of crappy layouts for the forums. Is it supposed to look like a text message stream?

This talk I hear off-camera about a BBS with door games and shit though. Fuck yeah guys. Let me telnet in. Make this happen. All minor complaints forgiven/forgotten. TradeWars 2002.

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#21 Posted by Nightriff (7114 posts) -

Nothing works so it is hard to say, probably the new List stuff you "can" do but lists are still broken when I last checked

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#22 Posted by Monkeyman04 (2486 posts) -

I like that if in the middle of a video I have to stop watching I can come back and start where I left off on. That's really useful. Also I like the sticky video function.

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#23 Posted by Orange (232 posts) -

I do like the new design for the most part and I personally like the mobile site more than the last one.

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#24 Posted by Humanity (16206 posts) -
@yummylee said:

@pyromagnestir: Oh yeah, good point, polls are vastly improved. As is thread making in general since you can even edit the title or move it to another board yourself instead of relying on a mod to do it.

I didn't even know you could do that. When I made a thread with a poll I wanted to edit something into the first post and couldn't find the edit button so I assumed you can't even edit threads with polls anymore.

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#25 Posted by ShockD (2487 posts) -

@yummylee said:

I don't have one really. In its current state, to me GB is just like classic GB but worse.

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#26 Posted by Yummylee (24646 posts) -

@humanity said:
@yummylee said:

@pyromagnestir: Oh yeah, good point, polls are vastly improved. As is thread making in general since you can even edit the title or move it to another board yourself instead of relying on a mod to do it.

I didn't even know you could do that. When I made a thread with a poll I wanted to edit something into the first post and couldn't find the edit button so I assumed you can't even edit threads with polls anymore.

Oh, I don't actually know about polls then. But then again you stillcan't even flag polls at that, so there's still some work that could be done on that front.

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#27 Edited by PenguinDust (12994 posts) -

When you create a poll, you can write something describing the poll in the same post. Back on the Whiskey architecture, the poll was separate from the comments so sometimes, you'd have members commenting on the poll before the creator could get their explanation up.

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#28 Edited by JYoung (195 posts) -

That new HTML5 video player is the best thing hands down.

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#29 Posted by AlexW00d (7479 posts) -

A video player that actually works.

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#30 Edited by MonetaryDread (2766 posts) -

In the forums I can hit "tab" then "space" to post my reply.

It only saves me a second or two, but it is a usability feature that rules.

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#31 Posted by MyNiceIceLife (701 posts) -

being able to resume videos after either having to stop and do something or accidentally closing/hitting the back button on my mouse.

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#32 Edited by Jrinswand (1745 posts) -

There's a lot that I don't like, but I've got to say that the ability to upload urls of images (instead of saving to desktop and then uploading to the site) is pretty neato.

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#33 Posted by Nux (2759 posts) -

The resuming video feature.

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#34 Posted by Humanity (16206 posts) -

When you create a poll, you can write something describing the poll in the same post. Back on the Whiskey architecture, the poll was separate from the comments so sometimes, you'd have members commenting on the poll before the creator could get their explanation up.

Yes I know, I actually like the way the polls are an integral part of the first post so you don't have to write stuff out, CTRL-C and CTRL-V right after posting the poll. At the same time I couldn't edit the actual post, probably because it's integrated with the poll and you can't edit polls once they're posted? I dunno maybe they've changed it so far - it seems like were still in Beta for the most part where new features keep trickling in each day.

Hopefully we will finally see a Quote or Reply button added to the mobile site as well as some major graphical overhauls so that I don't need to carry a needle with me to click certain icons like Jump to Last page.