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Posted: Nov 22nd 2010 5:18PM Stormwaltz said

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But I fear change.

Posted: Nov 22nd 2010 5:19PM (Unverified) said

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Sweet. Perhaps I'll finally be able to change my account's email address, seeing as I haven't used it in two years.

Posted: Nov 22nd 2010 5:21PM Seffrid said

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I hope it won't be on a white background like joystiq, that'd mean the end of Massively for me as it's just too garish on a 24" widescreen.

Upgrading the comments section is well overdue and to be applauded. That, however, is the only part of the site that needed a front-end makeover in my view. Easier login and an edit function at the very least, with any luck.

I guess we'll have to wait and see, but it doesn't sound too hopeful.

If it ain't broke, don't fix it!

Posted: Nov 22nd 2010 5:23PM Brianna Royce said

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That's what we're trying to tell you. It IS broken. It's needed fixing for so very long.

My monitor is bigger than that and the new site looks great, and the new colors aren't a dramatic shift from the off-white and dark grey we already have. But then who really browses full screen nowadays? (Semi-serious question.. I don't know anyone on a widescreen who does that.)
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Posted: Nov 22nd 2010 5:58PM archipelagos said

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I browse full screen. Did I miss a memo?
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Posted: Nov 22nd 2010 6:25PM notuba said

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@Bree

Thank you for your reply to my first page comment.

On this page, you say you don't browse maximized/full-screen and you don't know anyone that does so. Does that mean no one browses the net in a maximized browser window, or just that, as you stated, you know of no one that does? You are an individual, as is everyone else. In other words, what works for you is not what works for everyone. Individualism is great, eh?

Make sure the new site design is good for most, not just for the few bloggers that are privy to the new design beta. :)
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Posted: Nov 22nd 2010 7:04PM Scarecrowe said

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I browse full screen on my 28" widescreen.
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Posted: Nov 22nd 2010 7:27PM Brianna Royce said

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@no.tuba -- I didn't say that at all. I also did not and do not have any power over the colors nor is our site overhaul a crime against individualism. :p

Considering how much of Massively is already white, I think you folks will be just fine, and if not, FF and Chrome have plugins to allow you to tweak any ol' site you like.
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Posted: Nov 22nd 2010 7:41PM notuba said

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Quote from above by Bree: 'But then who really browses full screen nowadays? (Semi-serious question.. I don't know anyone on a widescreen who does that.)'

You didn't say that at all? I just quoted what you said, and you indeed did say you don't know of anyone that browses full-screen.

Perhaps you were misunderstanding what I was referring to. Perhaps I misunderstood what you were really saying. No matter, it's not important. I'm not here to argue with you, miss.

I'm sure the colors will be fine. I'm sure the new site will look fantastic windowed or maximized. I browse maximized on my desktop with a 23" widescreen and on my netbook with a 10" widescreen. *shrugs* Don't worry about what we full-widescreen browsers say. I'm looking forward to the changes.
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Posted: Nov 22nd 2010 7:47PM Brianna Royce said

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Just to be clear, I did say I didn't browse that way or know anyone who did. I also asked how other people browsed. I never said that meant no one browsed that way, which is what you implied. Anyway, my opinion on the site colors or widescreen browsing doesn't matter because it didn't influence the new site's design in any way.
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Posted: Nov 23rd 2010 3:19AM alinos said

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all i know is the heap of white then a grey box indicating its a response to somethinge else(i thought indentation was enough apparently not) and then another grey text in there really hurts my eyes

the normal white on black is fine tho
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Posted: Nov 23rd 2010 11:16AM Space Cobra said

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@Brianna Royce "Considering how much of Massively is already white, I think you folks will be just fine, and if not, FF and Chrome have plugins to allow you to tweak any ol' site you like. "

The problem here is, what of NEW people coming to the site? Most of us are lazy, especially new folks and are they are not going to change their backgrounds if the initial visit is rather "blah". They are just not going to come back or come back as often.
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Posted: Nov 23rd 2010 1:14PM jameskranz said

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@Scarecrowe You're of course welcome to your preferences, but that just seems like a huge waste of screen real estate to me!
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Posted: Nov 22nd 2010 5:29PM relgoth said

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If it aint broke dont fix it.

Also id like to know if you can share why all of a sudden joystiq has decided to include its name in their blogs sites as of late. The only reason i can think of is they want people to see their name and know they are affiliated.

And i agree the only thing that needed a facelift is the comment system.

Please dont adopt their color scheme though as i have trouble reading with that all white background. Can you guys atleast introduce some layouts we can switch to , to make the text easier to read?

Posted: Nov 22nd 2010 5:38PM (Unverified) said

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Fixing / tweaking the code for the site, is a good thing. Changing the layout and colors may not be such a good thing. Please don't be like Digg.com and force a complete revamp of the site onto us. It's beautiful the way it is. I love the layout etc. This comment area could def use some work tho.
Would like to be able to change what news I get, then not have to sift through a lot of stories I really don't care about. (world of tanks.. theres an example) And also filter out some of the authors.. Or to even put some priority on some authors (Nypher is ftw)

Posted: Nov 22nd 2010 6:00PM (Unverified) said

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I'm surprised I didn't see more conspiracy theorists pop up this time. Don't worry Massively, there are people excited for the change. WoW Insider went through it and came out fine, Massively will too.

I look forward to the new design. :)

Posted: Nov 22nd 2010 6:07PM Dandmcd said

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I hope the website looks nothing like Joystiq. I can't stand to visit that garish looking website, and this site having a similar design could very easily turn me off visiting in the future.

Posted: Nov 22nd 2010 6:09PM CCon99 said

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Ugh, Joystiq's layout is so ugly looking.

Posted: Nov 22nd 2010 6:12PM Seffrid said

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Brianna, you may be telling us that the back-end is broken, but as your customers we're telling you the front-end isn't apart from the comments feature.

As for browsing full screen, yes I do that always.

I don't judge things until I see them, the reason I'm apprehensive is purely because of the way the change has been presented. I like Massively for its own appeal, I have zero interest in its sister sites neither of which I visit.

Posted: Nov 22nd 2010 7:03PM Scarecrowe said

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"Tip us" sounds extremely stupid. Just my two cents. I hope you change it back to "Send Feedback" which sounds like what it is rather than what I translated as a request for donations.

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