"remove right side content"
I believe this is the only alteration I made. It was nice to remove the in-thread side clutter.
Originally Posted by losttsol
You're not the only one obviously, but I like seeing sig rigs. I'd say it is the main component of this site that makes it stand out from the rest. Sadly, you are missing it now. When non-members are just lurking, there is nothing to draw their eye anymore. Sure they can click, but nobody clicks. I rarely clicked to see what somebody's "other" rigs were, why would I click now to see what their main rig is?
The point of having sig rigs is not just so you can help troubleshoot a problem. The point of the sig rigs is also to help keep everyone as current as possible and excited about technology. Not in that everyone must have the latest gear, but everyone might KNOW what the latest gear is. I don't visit the Nvidia GPU section everyday, but if I see in someone's sig that they have a GTX 680 (I realize it's not out yet), then I will be more apt to go investigate that card. If I'm a newbie rocking my Athlon 64 X2 chip and I'm lucky enough to come across this site, I say to myself, "Wow, look at this entire world of cool stuff I never knew about! This guy has a 10 core processor and I didn't even know they existed. I'm going to pee my pants!!!"
I think sig rigs are an integral part of this site that has been changed for the worse. Just my opinion though. We can go on talking again about Skyrim, BF3, or whatever else the flavor of the month is now. Who needs the gear? We can all just get thin clients and still go on this forum, right?
I like having them hidden with the option to see the specs in a drop down box. With the old system they were always shown, however if you wanted to see the specs of their other systems you had to click the link and go to a new page.
I think it could work if we had the main sig always dropped down, so long at it is not a different background colour (which it is now), the different background colour makes it stand out too make and looks out of place.
I believe the main purpose of entering your system specs, when the website launched, was to give technical helpers more help in troubleshooting user problems. If a user says "my graphics card doesn't work properly, I have used these drivers: link" and does not mention the graphics card make and model it can take a while to find this out and the thread may have a tendency to die off if the user doesn't log in for a few days to check any potential answers. I quite like having it hidden, but easily available on the same page. I only really click it now when dealing with user technical hardware issues (troubleshooting). That's just how I feel on the matter, it's good to hear different opinions though
.Edited by Sin100 - 11/16/11 at 3:47pm