Well the refresh is good. Especially the speed updates and restoring the search functionality. As far as things I'd like to see brought back are the Arcade section, MORE TROPHIES and make assigning likes fun again like with the gold points system. From what I've read the forum used to have a lot of game aspects to it, which made posting and liking posts a lot more fun. An updated Arcade forum would be cool too, but I can understand if that may bring up some legal problems and/or bandwidth issues. I'd mainly want the arcade, more trophies and the gaming gold points system.YES!!! Finally emojis you can actually use without destroying the whole layout of your post!
I also think this updated was just necassary a long time ago. This forum was stuck in 2010 or something. It got slower and slower. Less and less popular. I wasn't here for years and only recently joined again and while it was fun and nostalgic, it was also horrible. Especially the slowness! It also either lacked a lot of things that popular social media had or it was very hidden. Usable emojis, rankings, top posts, popularity algorythms, top posters, a good search engine... yes, I know some of these thigns were always there, but either a) hidden, b) super slow or c) boring to use.
While the current state isn't perfect, now there are much more options to keep on track.
But I do understand that some people will really miss the nostalgic feeling. It was an old, warm, caring café before. And now it's modern, white, shiny, trendy. That's a huge change, yes. But I love it.
We had an arcade section????Well the refresh is good. Especially the speed updates and restoring the search functionality. As far as things I'd like to see brought back are the Arcade section, MORE TROPHIES and make assigning likes fun again like with the gold points system. From what I've read the forum used to have a lot of game aspects to it, which made posting and liking posts a lot more fun. An updated Arcade forum would be cool too, but I can understand if that may bring up some legal problems and/or bandwidth issues. I'd mainly want the arcade, more trophies and the gaming gold points system.
Trying to make the forum "great again" would be a step backwards, but bringing back the fun and more personalized aspects like the arcade, gold points system and the moods would make posting here much more enjoyable. Setting a mood that you're "Serious" makes it easier to convey that you're not in a joking mood. Anyway, I might go suggest that in the suggestions thread about the forum refresh.
I'm an ENTJ, and some changes are good (I like the dark theme, I like the new emojis), while others are not (I dislike that almost all the information on the left hand side is gone and a lot of my previous settings are also gone, I liked having my rank there, plus... I liked having the option of the European flag in there, I thought it was a very nice touch, especially since I see myself as first and foremost European). But the settings' change are the biggest annoyance... I had established my order and someone messed with it. 🙂Ironic. It is quite obvious your post(s) are biased "blinded" by Si - but sure, this bizarre aversion and hypersensitivity (and drawing up irrelevant 'comfort scenarios' to reference discomfort with change) while simultaneously paying attention to non-essential/yet trivial details, as well is not just some (Si) thing.
I guess it depends on how often you visit the site... I noticed it immediately and my first thought was: did I enter the correct address? But yes, this also happens to me, to miss some changes. I once didn't notice for 2 weeks that my flat mate removed a Christmas tree filled with lights and stuff... I did get a sense immediately that something was off, but then though meh... whatever and only after 2 weeks did I put my finger on it.But that's where we differ, because now I did not notice at first (but now aware of trivial details of change) that have no effect on my like of the website in the grand scheme of things - which is different from willful ignorance, but have adapted i.e. accepted noticeable trivial changes while still managing to see the merit in the opposing, instead of pulled back with painful aversion (and rejection) which is most common among Si-users in a general sense, which would be more apparent with a little introspection.
I'm also a follower of "if it ain't broke, don't fix it", but also our national trademark mentality "let it be, it works that way" This refers to improvised things that are not sustainable in the long run, but if they work here and now? Fuck it! Whatever! It works! Other peoples completely replace broken things, we tape them together or if there is something non-critical missing... we just leave it this way. Attention to detail and long term planning are things we don't have patience for, but we have exceptional improvisation and resilience to hardship skills.Yeah, the "Si-Te/Te-Si" combo loves driving; but only ever in reverse based of their certainty "informed" by the success of 'it ain't broke, don't fix it' mentalities .. while simultaneously ignoring that the unbroken pristine "glass" they aim to preserve and protect sits ON an unstable and weak foundation. Had the website not be upgraded/changed - it would've ceased to exist with the forever transforming technological world; the change was done to prevent the breakage (N) - not to preserve the already perfect glass (S).