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Re: New Community Platform discussion

Dec 27, 2010

Videogameaddict2 wrote:

Xajen1 wrote:

That bug with sending emails when notifications are disabled is back again. I keep getting emails about how Vga said something I don't care about. That's the last thing I want to see in my inbox.

That's why you don't turn them on in the first place. I find email notifications on many things useless. Especially since it will just clog up my inbox.

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That's the problem. People are specifically telling the forums to not send them notification and the forums are still sending them. The notification system is currently not responding the way it should, so members are going through an extraordinary amount of trouble get them turned off and to stay off, and only a small handful have been successful.

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Dec 27, 2010

Great now I'm noticing the bug myself-I haven't checked my Comcast email in weeks until now. My inbox is clogged up with notifications I never turned on, even before the transition I never turned them on.

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Re: New Community Platform discussion

Dec 27, 2010

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Videogameaddict2 wrote:

Time for some nostalgia. Sorry for the quality, I mass saved all the screenshot to Microsoft Word to make screens faster.

PlayStation Forums Nostalgia 1.JPG

Rin-Ne by Rumiko Takahashi. New chapters every Wednesday at www.shonensunday.com


I guess you don't truly release how good somethings are until they're gone.

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Hmm that was back in a time when we could use the PS3s to navigate them and post.

I am a GAP member .

SCEA’s decision to implement Update 3.21 placed Plaintiffs and Class members in a “Hobson’s Choice.” PS3 owners who chose not to install Update 3.21 could no longer access
many of the other important PS3 features including the PSN, the ability to play games online, the ability to access online features, or the ability to play newer PS3 games and/or Blu-ray discs that required Update 3.21. On the other hand, PS3 owners who did install Update 3.21 lost all access to the computer functionality of the PS3’s “Other OS” feature.
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Re: New Community Platform discussion

Dec 27, 2010

curiousecat wrote:

COPE3_NET wrote:

Videogameaddict2 wrote:

Time for some nostalgia. Sorry for the quality, I mass saved all the screenshot to Microsoft Word to make screens faster.

PlayStation Forums Nostalgia 1.JPG

Rin-Ne by Rumiko Takahashi. New chapters every Wednesday at www.shonensunday.com


I guess you don't truly release how good somethings are until they're gone.

Sig by nuno

Hmm that was back in a time when we could use the PS3s to navigate them and post.

I am a GAP member .

"Is your PS3 Growing Tin Wiskers?"
Wiskers are very hard to find. Only about 20% of them are visible to the naked eye and only in light reflecting off them at a certain angle. The remainder require a microscope and to see them in great detail you need a scanning electron microscope with an X-ray fluorescence detector. Not something you average Computer or PS3 user or repair shop has.

No, that was a week ago when we couldn't use PS3 to view forums and when GAP was obsolete and nearly dissolved.

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Dec 27, 2010

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I'm really don't care for this new forum at all !!! Change it back please!!!

Why does change with the PlayStation.com Forums have to be for the worse???


Sigh, doesn't anyone know that they can't? The contract with Lithium is over and done with. We're stuck with Jive. This was SCEA's decision, and they will stick with the decision to use Jive instead of Lithium for unexplained reasons.

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SO? That doesn't mean I have to like it or I can't voice my opionion to the community over my displeasure over it and just sit by quitley drinking the Magic Kool-Aid like some people let others think I still enjoy the forums.

For a Brand aka PlayStation wanting people to vote for the Mashable Awards just over a week ago in the Must-Follow Brand category and bragging about their online social media and community they sure are doing a disservice to it with this latest update to the forms 

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Dec 27, 2010

@shystie1

The problem isn't you having or voicing your opinion, its how you go about it. Its one thing to say "I don't like the new site, This is why. Please fix it." Which would be called Constructive Criticism, And its an entirely different thing to say "I'm really don't care for this new forum at all !!! Change it back please!!!" which would be called Irrational Criticism.

You don't have to pretend to like the new forum, but there is no Magic Kool-Aid. I do like the new Community Platform, There are many things that i think are superior to the old forums. Things that i know would be absent if the forums where to revert. That isn't to say i don't have criticisms as well. I Do, and i have voiced them. The difference however is that instead of making a blanket statement, Crying a pox on the house of PlayStation for the kinks in the new system, and calling for a return to the old forums;  I have chosen to be constructive by voicing my specific frustrations so they can be addressed by the administration, providing suggestions for improvement, and finding creative solutions to tide me over in the mean time.

If you haven't already done so i would encourage you to check the link in my signature for instructions on how to add a Forums View to your home Page. I know it isn't the same as the old forums main page but it does at least make it a little easier to navigate the forums and it only takes a few seconds to implement.

Now if you'll excuse me, i have been informed that there are some Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies and a glass of milk waiting for me in the living room and i do like me my cookies and milk.



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Dec 27, 2010

new forums suck. takes ten minutes for a post to go through......................

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Re: New Community Platform discussion

Dec 28, 2010

shystie1 wrote:

Videogameaddict2 wrote:

shystie1 wrote:

I'm really don't care for this new forum at all !!! Change it back please!!!

Why does change with the PlayStation.com Forums have to be for the worse???


Sigh, doesn't anyone know that they can't? The contract with Lithium is over and done with. We're stuck with Jive. This was SCEA's decision, and they will stick with the decision to use Jive instead of Lithium for unexplained reasons.

Rin-Ne by Rumiko Takahashi. New chapters every Wednesday at www.shonensunday.com


SO? That doesn't mean I have to like it or I can't voice my opionion to the community over my displeasure over it and just sit by quitley drinking the Magic Kool-Aid like some people let others think I still enjoy the forums.

For a Brand aka PlayStation wanting people to vote for the Mashable Awards just over a week ago in the Must-Follow Brand category and bragging about their online social media and community they sure are doing a disservice to it with this latest update to the forms 


While this is true, saying "Change it back!" isn't going to do anything as SCEA isn't going to do that. SCEA made the decision to use Jive and they're going to stick with that decision no matter how displeased the community is.

Also we really need to get the errors when trying to post fixed.

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Dec 28, 2010

          I've come to believe  that the main problem here is our own concepts about this website. We believe  the very purpose for this site's existense is to provide forums for the gamers  using the PS3. And thats what they want us to believe.

  But after some research into the companies providing this platform ,  including both the current host

Jive http://www.jivesoftware.com/solutions/community-software and the former provider Litlhium http://www.lithium.com/,  it has become  clear to me what these so called "forum" sites really are.  If you look at  the corporate websites for these platform designers it becomes obvious that  their business is focused on selling tracking software to their clients like  Sony and other retailers.  Tracking people like you and me is a very big  business these days.  All those little mouse clicks we make are being  counted by someone and it is fueling a multi billion dollar industry all over  the world.

   The big difference between these two providers is that Lithium  is better at disguising their tracking site and actually giving the end users or  the 'tracking targets' a forum design that really works and has some consumer  appeal. But Jive is  more focused on maximizing tracking opportunities and  gathering as much data as possible  so the forum  features are more  like an afterthought to  them.

     But I don't think all of the annoying  inconveniences we are experiencing here are unintentional.  I don't think  they could be that dumb.  And here's why:  How many of you have ever  been to Las Vegas?  (raise your hands)  I have been to Vegas many  times.  I'm not a gambler but I would go there every year for awhile to  compete in national pool tournaments and sometimes just to take a  vacation.  The first time I was in Las Vegas I was becoming annoyed at how  the hotels were laid out because it seemed like whenever I wanted to get  somewhere I had to make my through the maze of ailes in the casino areas. and  like I said before I'm not into that type of gambling so I had no interest in  all the slot machines and blackjack tables.  I kept thinking who the hell  designed these places when I was just trying to get from point A to point B but  I had to take all these extra steps if I was trying to get from my room to the  cafeteria or even to the front door.

  The hotel designers knew exactly what they were doing by directing  foot traffic through the casino areas as much as possible. They knew that many  people would be attracted to the blinking lights and bells and stop and drop  money into the slot machines or sit down at the gambling tables and forget about  where they were going for awhile.

  The designers of this site are likewise figuring that many people  will stop and look at other stuff while they are going through all these extra  clicks to get from point A to point B on this site.  Maybe you'll look at a  forum post for a game and then get interested enough to buy that game from  Sony.  Either way if you look at another part of the site it will get  counted by their tracking software and thats what they get paid for is directing  traffic and tracking activity.  The more activity (clicks) they can count  the more valuable they can claim their services are to their clients like  Sony.

  So welcome to the maze my fellow rats and I hope you finally  get  your cheese.
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