This is the kind of stuff that we are now lacking on this website. It's been 6 months since an update to the state of this place despite the obvious lack of active users on here. Back in the day we got an apology from @burnie himself apologizing for things that happened that month and what they did to fix the issues. Image for proof:
They now pay people to do this and all we've gotten are crickets.
- Video player (from what I heard) is basically non-existent and people are forced to use YouTube to watch the content.
- Still have to switch tabs every time you change pages in group forums, images or anything else that's not a default tab.
- Finding things is still a nightmare. Where's the Sponsor's group? You know, the one with the chatroom built in? I went to the groups page and it didn't even list the Sponsors group on that page, so I have to do a search for it or bookmark it to find it. (Here's a tip, put it as a dropdown under "Sponsors" on the bar at the top! Or would that distract people from buying a sponsorship?)
- Staff doesn't even really seem to want to use the site (there are a few who do like Caleb and Becca). Hell, there's a contest going on right now for RTX and I'm not so sure that it's even been posted here. Twitter only, I guess.
Why do we bitch about these things? Because we have loved this place for so long that it's like coming into our home and pissing in the floor. This is OUR place. Not the Staff's. Ours. They have ruined this place to a point that I doubt it will ever recover.
BTW, I'm still trying to figure out whether I can get to Austin for RTX, but I probably won't be buying a ticket to the event. Why bother? It used to be that I would purchase stuff to support them, but they obviously no longer really care about us so whatever.
Edit: I stand corrected.
Wasn't posted to the Web Development Group for no reason whatsoever. Let's take a look at what Matt said exactly. Oh look! We can access SPONSOR content easier. Yay. I guess all of that needs to be accessed since they took away everything Sponsors had to make using the site better (mod history, smilies, edit button, Friends' Journals). Oh and look at that! Better Facebook connectivity! Oh boy, my wildest dreams come true!
If you really want to improve my experience, fix the problems with navigation and groups. I guess anything is an improvement over what this is currently, though.