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Hello Fellow Overclockers!
It's been some time since we posted the "Glimpse into the Future" thread - and boy have we been busy

It's taken a small army to prepare the new platform for this amazing community. Based on the feedback of the sandbox users to date - we think you are going to enjoy it!

Why is this happening?

Here are a few of the factors that lead us to this change:

  • Downtime sucks. We now have a massive enterprise-class cluster purposely built for hosting communities like this.
  • Stagnation is boring. A team of top-tier developers and designers are constantly improving our site, listening to feedback, and adding new features.
  • New features (now) rock. Wiki? Check. Article pages? Yes Sir. Rig Builder? No doubt. They are not perfect yet, but this is the first step of many more to come.
  • Dedicated resources FTW. Every year moving forward, Overclock.net will be allocating a large and ever-growing amount of funds to dedicated editorial staff, prizing and other things to make the site that much better.
How has it been tested for us?


Thanks to your fellow Overclockers who tested out the new platform, we have had the most rigorous sandbox process in the history of our platform partner. We invited hundreds of OCNers, of all types, to come kick the tires for months.


This process showed us a few things:
  • We have some of the best community members on the net. The fine folks who participated in this process spoke with passion, diligence and intellect. They fought hard where needed and sang praises where warranted. The new platform is 100% better just because of their input.
  • Our new platform partner is amazing and ultra responsive. Bugs got fixed. Features got refined. Future addition requests were noted. We simply could not ask for a better team to be working with on this.
  • Your OCN Staff are machines! The Admins, Mods and Editors involved are outstanding. They spent countless hours picking apart everything, helping members and preparing us for the future.
  • We can't make everyone happy 100% of the time. We do everything possible to make your experience better on the site. We want nothing more than this. Sometimes there are trade-offs and inconsistencies to be had in this process. Often these are short-term only, but other times they are permanent adjustments. As Overclockers, we are all well aware of this scenario. Our new platform will be the same. But one thing is for sure - the sandboxers who experienced how reactive our new development partners are, certainly have a lot more confidence in the change than before having gone through that process.
  • We have a lot of potential! Seeing some of our new systems at genesis, you can only imagine where they will be in a year. Want to find the top performing graphics card based on OCN member data? No problem. Want to overlay price ontop of that? Absolutely. Want to find the cheapest place where members bought it? Sure thing. Want to find other members who own that same card? Simple. This would not be possible without our new product database system that links all of this data together. Right now, it's bare. All it needs it time and your help to turn into something truly unique and very special.
When is this happening?
  • Very, very soon! You will have a few days notice though as it will require the site to go down for 24 hours or so we are thinking.
Show me some mockups!

  • Check out the attachments
Thanks again to the fine team of members who have helped us out so far in getting the new platform ready for the community. Your help in this process has proven immensely helpful.


Looking forward to seeing you guys on the new site! More info to come before the transition

Thanks
admin



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finally!!
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I'm very excited for this to go live so the general membership can see it in all of its awesomeness!
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Awwwwwww yeah!!!!
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Looks sweet. Too bad OCN will be down for a while. Guess, I'll just have to BF3 it up.
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yay us
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Originally Posted by importflip View Post
Looks sweet. Too bad OCN will be down for a while. Guess, I'll just have to BF3 it up.
...hey guys, he figured out what we were waiting for with launch scheduling...

Seriously though - we're very excited to be able to bring so many great new things to you. I've had the pleasure of watching the final product take shape since its inception, and it is astounding what we've been able to accomplish in that time (everybody included - developers, testers, 3rd party components - this will be a big deal, and I can't wait for you all to use it.)
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