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I will answer what I can
Cons
The green bars were redundant as we have the flames indicating how much rep a member has (helpful yes but 2 things doing the same job).
The archived marketplace will die out as only threads that were created before the move are in there and as items are sold or withdrawn they will be locked/deleted, any new sales or wanteds will be in the new marketplace format.
Mediocre
The carousel can be disabled by going tyo your profile> edit account details and tick the Remove Homepage Carousel box

Not sure on yet
PMs still pop up and take you to the PM page
you can auto expand the first featured item in sig by going to your profile > edit account details and ticking Expand Featured Signature Item box

I wasn't really looking for answers, just stating my opinion hoping to hear other peoples and possibly make it so people can voice their opinions and maybe the admins would read it. I had yet to see a real "opinion" thread on the changes, so I decided to start.

As for the answers, having 2 things showing rep isn't necessarily a bad thing. Some people might not put 2 and 2 together, but the green blocks made it obvious that it was attributed with rep, and was one of the main things about OCN that I could always remember. Ask me to say what OCN looked like, I would have said text and green blocks.

For the archiving, it's just going to be a pain in the butt for a while. I browse enough for sale sections on multiple forums as is, this layout makes OCN's 2x more work for now. It's just a con until the transition is more apparent.

I'm glad PM's still pop up, some sites don't and that's a major con of mine. I sell way too many things in the marketplace to not have PM's pop up.

Things listed in "mediocre" are good and bad, so I wasn't really worried about disabling the carousel since I might find it to be a very nice feature in the future.
    
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We value all opinions and will defintely take any criticism as we want OCN to be a good experience for the majority of members.
The archiving is going to be a pain until it dies especially for me (having 2 lots of FS sections to clear) but once the archives have died and everyone is on the new format MP it will be so much better.
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We value all opinions and will defintely take any criticism as we want OCN to be a good experience for the majority of members.
The archiving is going to be a pain until it dies especially for me (having 2 lots of FS sections to clear) but once the archives have died and everyone is on the new format MP it will be so much better.

Im not sure how I feel about the new MP format- reserving judgement but atm I feel lost and unloved! I think it was because I created some fairly regular habits based on the previous format and the archiving (as I regularly browsed the closed and archived sales in order to glean market information...)
    
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Don't worry, they are. Everything's being taken into consideration and bugs are already being fixed / have been fixed. When we were in beta we were all prepared for this to happen. Besides, it's better when you have an entire community on something rather than a few testers. Aside from that, I think some people are getting the wrong idea from the migration. I can't speak from full experience because there's more than just one reason, however, one of the biggest reasons we migrated was because vBulletin couldn't handle the load, and upgrading to vB 4 would have broken a lot of mods and such that OCN uses / used.
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Thats a load of bull, I know of sites with WAY more traffic then OCN, none of them, none of them have problems with vbulletin handling the load.
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Thats a load of bull, I know of sites with WAY more traffic then OCN, none of them, none of them have problems with vbulletin handling the load.

Well, if you want to discuss things like that, take it up with Chipp / Admin.
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Thats a load of bull, I know of sites with WAY more traffic then OCN, none of them, none of them have problems with vbulletin handling the load.


Handling the load = rewriting everything we had = moving to VB4 = major change either way :)

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Handling the load = rewriting everything we had = moving to VB4 = major change either way smile.gif

VB4 actually works. this is hell.VB is a website feature, its not a website.
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vB was simplistic
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vB was simplistic

It was light weight and ran well, people like it.this is utter garbage, if it stays I will find a new tech site to call home. The workout my cpu is getting is out of hand for a simple bulletin board. Its not like I am flash gaming. Yet my cpu is taking a pounding like I was doing just that.
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