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Originally Posted by tpi2007 View Post

There is definitely something wrong with the forum, which translated in a sharp decline in users and thread participation.

You guys want a better example ? A thread where a girl joins the forum.

Look at the time she posted (1 day, 21 hours ago) and how many replies it has had since (19). Either everyone has matured a lot (LOL), or there are less people on the forums, which is something anyone who has been around for a few months can empirically tell by thread participation and the user counter.

LOL, 19 posts total.
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I've tried the Chrome GPU trick. Let's see what will happen. thumb.gif
 
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post #163 of 430
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Originally Posted by i_hax View Post

Actually I'd lean the other way... because you changed platforms to crumby forum software to add these features, they do in fact detract from the forum.
Unfortunately this is where I'd be inclined to say you are biased, you are used to vBulletin and huddler is different, completely understandable... but if you were to give it some work you would find this platform to be wonderful, sure there are still bugs(which will be fixed, I cannot emphasise this enough) but over time this site will get much much much better. We have a team of coders behind the scenes fixing bugs and updates are being pushed every few days(although you guys may not even notice it), more is being done than you guys think.
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Exactly, if wanted an FB account id go join FB. But i want a computer tech forum, so maybe ill go find one? LOL
And what makes you say this is like facebook? Literally the only thing that resembles it is the font(which is somewhat similar) and the colour scheme(white on blue which thousands, if not millions of other sites use). If you are going to leave a forum because of it looking like facebook then good riddance, I doubt we could've pleased you with any upgrade path.
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LOL, 19 posts total.

Um... a fair few members just lurk. I did for a few months when I first joined, don't be so condescending.
post #164 of 430
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Originally Posted by Furball Zen View Post

Exactly, if wanted an FB account id go join FB. But i want a computer tech forum, so maybe ill go find one? LOL
And what makes you say this is like facebook? Literally the only thing that resembles it is the font(which is somewhat similar) and the colour scheme(white on blue which thousands, if not millions of other sites use). If you are going to leave a forum because of it looking like facebook then good riddance, I doubt we could've pleased you with any upgrade path.
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LOL, 19 posts total.

Um... a fair few members just lurk. I did for a few months when I first joined, don't be so condescending.

Its crap like this from mods that leaves a worse taste in peoples mouths. But who'll police the policers? I want a tech forum with no frills. Who REALLY cares about stalking or lame excuses with 'yes men mods and sherpas' that repeat rhetoric spewed by someone above them trying to convince us it was impossible for OCN to continue without going to Huddlers forum software when its been proven thats just not true.

Oh and i took a screen shot in case you get all 'snippy' with my post cause i think your tude stinks smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Furball Zen View Post

Its crap like this from mods that leaves a worse taste in peoples mouths. But who'll police the policers? I want a tech forum with no frills. Who REALLY cares about stalking or lame excuses with 'yes men mods and sherpas' that repeat rhetoric spewed by someone above them trying to convince us it was impossible for OCN to continue without going to Huddlers forum software when its been proven thats just not true.
Oh and i took a screen shot in case you get all 'snippy' with my post cause i think your tude stinks smile.gif

lol me deleting posts on these sorts of topics, I'd much rather discuss it, having a bit of transparency is good in these cases. The thing is... we know what this community has coming for it, and we know we'll lose some people taking that path. In the end it'll be better off for everybody, and chances are those people who simply can't stand the change to huddler will come crawling back eventually. For now we aren't scared to say goodbye to people who are leaving over this change as we knew it was going to happen, if you think that's disrespectful or whatever feel free to speak up but having a big speech about why you are leaving is just making a fuss. If you want to leave the door is over there, walk through it if you want to... you don't need to smash the wall down and make your own door as many members have.

As for the decision to go with huddler, it was an option, we never said it wasn't... was(well, is) it the most viable option? Definitely. The reasons why have been stated a thousand times so I don't see the point in stating it again, in fact I don't even see the point in discussing it.
post #166 of 430
I've noticed a few of the mods (not all) seem very immature and actually inflame members with their responses and should look up the definition of what moderation means. It also encourages others to be the same way.
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I've noticed a few of the mods (not all) seem very immature and actually inflame members with their responses and should look up the definition of what moderation means. It also encourages others to be the same way.

Well, you are not alone with those thoughts.
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We demand the old OCN back!!! who needed an upgrade anyway. Why fix if it's not broken???
    
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post #169 of 430
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We demand the old OCN back!!! who needed an upgrade anyway. Why fix if it's not broken???

well apparently it was broken, hence the 505 errors and the lack of 'features'. I personally don't care much for the new features but if there is one thing, only one thing I'm glad of, is that the 505 errors are gone and that's it.
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The new site is great... but it needs a mobile version. I can no longer browse OCN from work on my phone like I used to.
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