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A simple analogy comes to mind when talking about OCN. The previous version was Windows XP, light on its feet, blazing quick. This new version is Windows Vista. We all know it was full of useless EYECANDY that hogged down resources. Now Chipp is saying there is a huge list of bugs being addressed, so I expect that when these are implemented, we will have a Windows 7 type forum. Sufficient eyecandy, light and fast like the old vbulletin one.


Truth be told, I am not a big fan of the new forum. I did not reject it from the spot, I decided to give it a chance and I will be honest : I do not like it. I miss my old control panel with its simplicity. I miss the straightforward layout we had before. If we look at what we have now, do not be fooled by the fancy drop down menus and animations, it is pretty obvious that half the information I am confronted with every time I log in is useless.


In any case, my enthusiasm about the forum is at an all time low, eventhough I have made quite a few posts in the past few days. A major factor in me still being here is the paid OCN account I have. So I must give credit to the OP has his points are very valid. He could have used a bit more diplomacy but he was spot on. thumb.gif
 
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well written and effective op

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Wishmaker View Post

A simple analogy comes to mind when talking about OCN. The previous version was Windows XP, light on its feet, blazing quick. This new version is Windows Vista. We all know it was full of useless EYE CANDY that hogged down resources. Now Chipp is saying there is a huge list of bugs being addressed, so I expect that when these are implemented, we will have a Windows 7 type forum. Sufficient eye candy, light and fast like the old vbulletin one.


Truth be told, I am not a big fan of the new forum. I did not reject it from the spot, I decided to give it a chance and I will be honest : I do not like it. I miss my old control panel with its simplicity. I miss the straightforward layout we had before. If we look at what we have now, do not be fooled by the fancy drop down menus and animations, it is pretty obvious that half the information I am confronted with every time I log in is useless.


In any case, my enthusiasm about the forum is at an all time low, eventhough I have made quite a few posts in the past few days. A major factor in me still being here is the paid OCN account I have. So I must give credit to the OP has his points are very valid. He could have used a bit more diplomacy but he was spot on. thumb.gif


Hey bro, I understand things aren't like you'd expect, right now. Perfect.

 

But, at some point the complaints become redundant. Chipp said bugs/issues will be addressed, as you mentioned. What more can you expect from anyone? Let's try to be realistic and fair. It'd be one thing if they said, "LOL enjoy OCN, Windows Vista version!" and denied any updates

 

 

 

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One of the things I've gathered from this thread is many people have difficulty differentiating between features/functionality and "eye candy."
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Quote:
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But the software is disallowing further expansion.

Incorrect. vBulletin was limiting us, Huddler isn't, that's why we changed. I have mentioned this once or twice but I was fairly infuriated to see some bugs that got fixed in the beta/sandbox reappear when we did the public re-launch. The other side of it is that all bugs are gradually being worked out, and I can take comfort in that, but again, we all need to play the waiting game. Once we've worked out current feature errors and general bugs then we can move on with what we originally planned; overhauling the site into what it should have been when we relaunched.
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Seriously OP is buthurt, we get it the site is bad, learn to live with it or go. This site could be bright pink all round and I would still come here, WGAF about colours, you are here to post, learn and help not to complain about the pretty little colours on the website. They are trying to fix it but its no an overnight job to find bugs and fix them.
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I agree with a lot he has said. I don't like coming to the site as much since the changes-- the biggest thing I dislike is how when you click on a thread, it takes you to the latest post, not the original post. It may seem petty, but it's really annoying when I have to redirect each thread back to the original post just so I can see what the thread is about. And, overall, the site has become more clunky and laggy.
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Rule # 1 of any job dealing directly with end-users: The customer is an absolute moron. OP seems to be overreacting like mad and is severely butthurt about change to OCN. I'm glad we got away from our rotting VBulletin platform, and eagerly await optimization and progress on Huddler. The new platform is poised to grow and progress, much unlike the old OCN. It's also quite irritating to read people demanding immediate change as if the mods and coders were omnipotent. We aren't entitled to anything at all from these guys. What possible practical 'compensation' could these guys offer us, anyhow? It's not like we're paying them for server time or other services. This is a forum, not a contractor... They're not obligated to fulfill any sort of uptime or design requirements. What would you have them do? Magically insta-revert back to VB? Shower you in cash and beg for your forgiveness? Give me a damn break. What's more is, they're doing this for us. For our pagehits and for the community to have a better place to discuss our common interests.

So, I'll kick back, get used to the new UI, and just wait out the "storm" until the site owners get through their prioritized lists. They did a ton with VB, and it's a safe bet they'll be able to do a lot more with Huddler.
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1. Changes isn't always a bad thing, just need to be open minded enough to give things longer than a week before flaming them.
2. The new forum takes up too much CPU???? Are you serious? You're on OCN and your computer can't handle a forum???? Sure, my p4 2.0ghz is hurting and the mod's mention of his 1.5ghz cries to. What do you have under the hood, a Vic 20?
3. It's so much easier to bash the new rather than spending any energy whatsoever to try to work with what you have. stomping your feet and holding your breath will not bring about change.
4. How does being rude actually accomplish things? Has the OP ever done customer service, where the customer is a complete jackass to you and it made you want to help him MORE??????????? ya; no.

All seriousness aside, yes, the site needs a bit of work here and there. Bare in mind, with the vast number of people that use this site regularly, do you think it's realistic for EVERYONE to think it's perfect and for the coders and behind the scenes folks to cater to your ever whim, rant, and whimper? This is OCN, stop treating it like you probably treated BD upon its release.
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