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Maybe I'm in the minority but I actually really like the new site a lot! I haven't been as active here for the past year because I took a break from pc gaming during that time. I came back earlier this week and I was amazed by the new layout. I think some of us don't really like change but I can get used to this!
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post #42 of 430
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skripka View Post

"Works fine"...except quotes are also broken in replies

yeah, I noticed the quotes aren't working for mine, that's a little sad and makes reading some threads pretty difficult. But overall it's not terrible i don't think, as long as it's fixed shortly
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How do i get rid of that horrible banner at the top?

NVM i got it. SOO much better now.
    
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OCN will recover. It takes abit getting used to but getting a familiar layout isn't all that difficult if you monkey abit in your settings.
Folks will eventually accept the change and move on wink.gif
     
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post #45 of 430
Quote:
Originally Posted by microman View Post

How do i get rid of that horrible banner at the top?
NVM i got it. SOO much better now.

Just click "Your Profile" and select "edit account details" and under "site Preferences" you can select to remove the carousel smile.gif
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post #46 of 430
Quote:
Originally Posted by b3machi7ke 
You can feel free to listen to him, but what site owner is going to say "yeah, the decision I made sucked and it drove off 80% of the previous users"?? He's always going to spin information in the most positive and be optimistic about it. I have no problem with that, it only makes sense for him to do so, just be forewarned it's not always going to be realistic.

I do know this, but honestly I trust them more than angry forum goers because "they" don't like how the site looks and are now bashing it by saying the users and posts have dropped off. There are valid reasons this could of happened which have been stated here, it has happened on other sites before, not just this one. While I'm not saying there hasn't been a dropoff, I just know there are reasons we could possibly be seeing this other than the fact that "The new forums are bad imo, so nobody views them", which is what I am getting from a lot of posts here.
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Originally Posted by fashric 
I did read what he said before I replied and it makes no difference to what I posted as the conclusion is drawn from fact. Are you denying that the forum activity hasn't dropped off hugely since the change? It doesn't matter if the visitor numbers are the same if no one is posting it may as well be zero. People come here to have discussions and chat about things and if that isn't happening then people will find other places rather quickly.

I am not denying the fact, nor am I accepting it. Like stated above, there are valid reasons people might think this and they have been stated in the posts already. The fact you are stating is that it dropped off due to the change, I would like to know where you can draw these "facts" from. It still seems like people think they dropped because of the change because they don't like it. I know quite a few that like it more than the old style including myself. You come off as just drawing conclusions to try and support something you believe, there could be numerous reasons to what is causing it, if it even is in fact impacted at all and not directed into other portions of the forum.
    
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post #47 of 430
Its really not hard to figure out is it? Look around the forum for the fact. Before the change activity was great, many new interesting posts from many different users loads of new topics and news every hour and now AFTER the change in comparison its pretty quiet in here. Now please explain if it isnt the site change that caused it then what is? I dont see how you can come to the conclusion that its anything else. Somehow your adding 1+1 and coming up with 3 and I dont understand it.
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post #48 of 430
I personally am not a huge fan of the new layout and noticed myself (not intentionally) coming here way less. Seems like its just too busy now and ads all over. maybe i just didn't notice from before
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post #49 of 430
Something to take into account is the fact that BF3 , MW3 and Skyrim have all just been released and could be contributing to the dropoff (I'm not saying it is but it could be)
post #50 of 430
Lets not bother getting heated about it. That doesn't help. What helps is people wanting OCN to be the best and being focussed and constructive enough to help make it that way.

Yes the drop worries me a bit, but hopefully everything will return to normal as bugs get sorted and people learn to arrange their preferences to suit.

Just the number of posts in this thread is encouraging.
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