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#1  Edited By FourWude
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#2  Edited By Choffy

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.

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#3  Edited By nintendoeats

To quote Myself in Kyreo's thread:


NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

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#4  Edited By benjaebe

Not a huge fan of the front page addition.

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#5  Edited By McGhee

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?

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#6  Edited By FourWude

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.

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#7  Edited By FourWude
@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.
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#8  Edited By Akrid

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.

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#9  Edited By Marz

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

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#10  Edited By Xeiphyer

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.

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#11  Edited By McGhee
@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.
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#12  Edited By Lemmycaution217

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

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#13  Edited By sameeeeam

I don't really care.

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#14  Edited By butano

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

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#15  Edited By patrick

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.

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#16  Edited By Virago

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

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#17  Edited By FourWude
@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.
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#18  Edited By Synthballs

Move it to the bottom of the page please?

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#19  Edited By Enigma777

Fuck Facebook! Get that shit off my Giant Bomb!

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#20  Edited By Radar

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.
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#21  Edited By Kyreo
@nintendoeats said:

" To quote Myself in Kyreo's thread:


NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

"
To quote Mah Boi Nintendoeats from the thread I MADE FIRST,
" NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!"
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#22  Edited By Choffy
@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.
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#23  Edited By Echo

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

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#24  Edited By Afroman269

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. 

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#25  Edited By Cornman89

Doesn't bother me.

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#26  Edited By MiniPato

Depends. Where will the Quests of the Week go?

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#27  Edited By Blair

Get rid of that shit.  Period.

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#28  Edited By StealthRaptor

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

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#29  Edited By snide

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.

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#30  Edited By BraveToaster

It looks tacky.

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#31  Edited By B0nd07

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

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.

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#33  Edited By TheSmashing

Firefox + NoScript

nuff said 

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#34  Edited By BabyChooChoo
@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  Edited By Hailinel

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?

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#36  Edited By face15

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

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#37  Edited By Wrighteous86
@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.
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#38  Edited By Vonocourt

Adblocked it, so it's no big deal.

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#39  Edited By JJOR64

Shit don't matter to me.

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#40  Edited By Togechu64

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.
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#41  Edited By Skald

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

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#42  Edited By Funkofages

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.
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#43  Edited By Yummylee

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  Edited By Matfei90

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

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#45  Edited By Slaker117
@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.
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#46  Edited By heat

It SCREAMS Gawker blog

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#47  Edited By A_Cute_Squirtle

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. 

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#48  Edited By Toxin066

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

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#49  Edited By glasswall52

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.
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#50  Edited By Lunar_Aura

I donth giveth a shiteth.