12-30-2010 08:17 AM
This message took me nearly 20 minutes to post since JIVE decided it was time to play 'guess what browser I'll let you post with'. Then, it decided to randomly give me messages that it was down for maintenance... but when I knew that was a lie because since its been broken since day 1 I keep hitting refresh till it realized it couldnt lie to me.. then I found the right browser and I was able to post!!"The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission. " John F Kennedy
This is exactly what I had to do also. Is it any wonder that the PS Home forums are dead? And if the Home forums are dead, you know the entire site must be dead.
Sometimes it's like running an obstacle course trying to get to this site. There are days I've gone through 3 or 4 browsers trying to connect (Firefox, SeaMonkey, Chrome and Safari). Then you have the false maintenance messages, the system error screens and browser crashes, the problems making posts (deleting cookies and cache and logging back out and back in again), the problems navigating - it's a wonder there's anyone still around.
And I'm sure a lot of people are thinking they're the only ones. That's why I went to the trouble of typing all of this out. Because I want the people at Sony and Jive to understand, this is what we have to do just to come to these forums anymore.
This is now my 2nd attempt to post this message. *crosses fingers*
I know why i looked up more into JIVE...
Any company who gets millions on millions in dollars but refuses to tell people how they're product is doing...
But says "You can see our potential because of all the money people are giving us"
Thats vapor ware in my book..
I also looked at some of the company forums also using JIVE and guess what... they ALL look like this but with SMALL cosmetic changes in the color schemes..
Based off that I'll be shocked if this site is salvaged now..
12-30-2010 08:21 AM
How about putting this forum back together like it USED to be ?
It is almost impossible to find things now.
Categories are scattered and content is everywhere.
Every other FORUM site out there works fine.
DON'T make this a complicated exercise !
PUT IT BACK THE WAY IT WAS !
12-30-2010 09:24 AM
I hope that you guys at Sony are taking these replies into consideration. When I first saw the new forums, and tried experiencing it I was disgusted. I told myself I wouldn't be coming here again, but I considered giving it another chance. After a week of this nonsense I still can't get used to it.
I don't mean for this to be rude in anyway, but there really is no nicer way to put it. These new forums are just awful. Plain and simple. It is so difficult trying to navigate through here. Finding my former favorite forums are a such a hassle now. Why wasn't this beta tested first for a selected community? I just know you guys are getting hatemail, and angry phonecalls left and right. Get rid of this atrocity, and bring back the Lithium forums.
What was wrong with the old forums? Absolutely nothing I tell you. As the old saying goes, "if it ain't broke don't fix it!"
12-30-2010 10:16 AM
Why does this forum no longer let me know which threads are read and which have new posts? You know, like every other forum out there.
I've tried to give the new format a chance, but it is just too terrible to bear. I've been coming here for years and years. Beyond what is shown as my join date since I had another account that I used for years before that and was a member of G.A.P. with for Playstation 2 games. If this forum stays like this much longer, I'm done. It's just plain stupid the way it's organized now. That's the absolute nicest way I can say it.
12-30-2010 11:47 AM
I hate the white background.
Navigation is a chore.
Lots of others have already hit the other points I would make and I'd like to spend some more time here but the white is getting to be too much.
12-30-2010 02:34 PM
Ok.. earlier I just had a msg appear that I wasnt authorized to view this thread..
I finally get back in and see Kit-_-Kats post of an actual article about Harmony quitting JIVE for a more stable actual Forum is gone and my response post to it...
They were both legitimate posts..and factual about forum feedback!!
Thats why Joanna's comment sounds out of place because something decided to rip out valid posts.. and with NO REASON!!
So.. now censorship is part of the new JIVE?