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Started by Commie, January 29, 2011, 01:28:25 AM

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What do you think?

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Commie

In case you haven't already noticed, check out the new Activeworlds website. It's about time eh? :D
Hoot hoot de doo! LOL

SW Chris

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GSK

That website is really quite worse now.

Also, I can't vote. D:

SW Chris

January 29, 2011, 04:08:26 AM #3 Last Edit: January 29, 2011, 04:11:45 AM by SW Chris
I would have gone with HTML 5 and not Flash, sure.  But I think its better overall.  It is still mostly the same design.  The only thing that has changed is the color palette and the flash movie and the content on the index. 

The piling on over the AW Forum is just beyond the pale. :\  Whoever worked on the site must feel horrible.  And I bet it's either Mike or Stacee.   
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GSK


Commie

Quote from: GSK on January 29, 2011, 03:58:20 AM
Also, I can't vote. D:


Fixed. Wow why was that set to denied rights, lol.
Hoot hoot de doo! LOL

Ferrbuttio

I like the change, and I like the flow of new ideas.  Too bad I can't vote.  I guess I'll have to delete all my builds and LEAVE AW 4EVER


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Absolute Monarch

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Dr. Tax, Ph.D

The site really isn't new... same old stuff on it.  Just got a fresh coat of paint.
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s e v e n s

worst upgrade ever  [noug] must be a bloyteg brand website this
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Commie

Quote from: lucky sevens on January 29, 2011, 10:57:57 PM
worst upgrade ever  [noug] must be a bloyteg brand website this


I sure wish you would stop making yourself look like an ass on the AW forums about it though  ::)
Hoot hoot de doo! LOL

Espilae

Quote from: Commie on January 29, 2011, 11:08:35 PM
I sure wish you would stop making yourself look like an ass on the AW forums about it though  ::)


I hate the website too, but I agree with Comit.  Tone it down a bit, Sevs ;)
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Absolute Monarch

See, what Sevs is planning is on being a turd on the forums, get himself banned, and have all his delusions about bias or martyrdom confirmed by said ban, then flaunt that fact around.
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GSK

Sevens, I thought you said you were turning over a new leaf on the forums?

s e v e n s

Quote from: GSK on January 30, 2011, 04:12:11 AM
Sevens, I thought you said you were turning over a new leaf on the forums?
no GSK, I said I'd turn over a new leaf by not trolling freedomf and andy s. I am infuriated at what I saw (and you should know why). if I could take a virtual piss on the website I would do it instantly. 

as far as toning it down, I'm right at that point where I'm about to toss the rag in like a few others have just done. lotta drama behind the scenes (which I kept out of the forums) making me not like being on aw much anymore. I'm at the point now even building in greensville doesn't calm me anymore. The website is the icing on the drama cake and it was just now shoved in my face. I'm not a happy camper.

Quote from: Absolute Monarch on January 30, 2011, 01:38:50 AM
See, what Sevs is planning is on being a turd on the forums, get himself banned, and have all his delusions about bias or martyrdom confirmed by said ban, then flaunt that fact around.
get out of my head!
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Ferrbuttio

The new website has precisely as much drama in it as people will ascribe.  Stop freaking out about things, and there will be no drama! :P

People are leaving AW because a new website is utterly horrifying?  Sheesh, guys, it's not that bad.  Utterly horrible would be something akin to a blank page, or a deletion of the relevant download links to the browser itself.  If people are choosing to leave because of the aesthetics of a web design, then it sounds like they're just looking for excuses to get nods from the community when they decide to leave.

I can't see this website redesign as anything but positive.  Even if it's a pile of nonsense, at least AWI is making the effort to change something.  A yelling community and people calling it quits might just cause them to revert back to their original design and use your behavior as an excuse to never attempt a redesign in the future.

Also, I still can't vote!


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Absolute Monarch

Quote from: Ferruruccruio on January 30, 2011, 08:38:32 AM
Also, I still can't vote!


It's because you're holding a level-headed and mature approach to the situation. The poll's only for the irrational folk.
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Ferrbuttio

Quote from: Absolute Monarch on January 30, 2011, 08:58:45 AM
It's because you're holding a level-headed and mature approach to the situation. The poll's only for the irrational folk.


If I light a torch and start yelling "Kill! Kill!" will I get my foot in the door of the polling booth??


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s e v e n s

Quote from: Ferruruccruio on January 30, 2011, 08:38:32 AM
The new website has precisely as much drama in it as people will ascribe.  Stop freaking out about things, and there will be no drama! :P
there's a lot that has to do with me/awi on website issues. if you really want to know the scoop send me a pm or something. edit: better yet scroll down and read.

Quote from: Ferruruccruio on January 30, 2011, 08:38:32 AMPeople are leaving AW because a new website is utterly horrifying?  Sheesh, guys, it's not that bad.  Utterly horrible would be something akin to a blank page, or a deletion of the relevant download links to the browser itself.  If people are choosing to leave because of the aesthetics of a web design, then it sounds like they're just looking for excuses to get nods from the community when they decide to leave.
the website is not horrible, it's rancid. the website is the icing on my drama cake, no one elses. others are leaving for similar reasons I am questioning (privately considering) but they are not just over a new cascading style sheet and some cheap tacky flash elements thrown in a garbage infested pile of throw up they call a website.

Quote from: Ferruruccruio on January 30, 2011, 08:38:32 AMI can't see this website redesign as anything but positive.  Even if it's a pile of nonsense, at least AWI is making the effort to change something.  A yelling community and people calling it quits might just cause them to revert back to their original design and use your behavior as an excuse to never attempt a redesign in the future.

Also, I still can't vote!
making an effort? why didn't they make an effort when the community was willing to help and most of all for free?? I amongst a few others offered our services and got nowhere. I was willing to build a full CMS/Blog/Billing system for them, which would normally cost thousands, for free. I made a few designs and got no input from Tom, Rick, JP or Stacee on the matter other then "this is not the general direction we're looking for" only for them to not followup with feedback as to what they wanted or even what they didn't like or would have liked to have seen. Also, I asked for the corporate logo only to be ignored on multiple occasions via email and phone. I heard the same response from a few select others that were also designing a website for active worlds. I then tried going to the community for ideas (many thanks to Hyper Anthony most of all for his input) and then followed up with a call to AWI and again, nothing. they loved the ideas Hyper and I had but no lead/direction. So maybe my outrage over AWI deciding to do a redesign on their site now with the effin mess, heaping pile of dung of a website without even considering the community (god help us if they actually went with someone in the community that made those updates) is not so bad and a lot of us think it's justified. after all, they are the webs most powerful 3d virtual building platform on the market yet.

I get it, Active Worlds is ran like a small mom and pop business with it's corner store like website. They're not trying to appeal to us or new potential clients but rather the people just entering the web for the first time that don't know anything better and want a place to hang out and hug everyone as they sit on their - stop me from laughing my fat ass off...
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Absolute Monarch

Quote from: Ferruruccruio on January 30, 2011, 09:09:54 AM
If I light a torch and start yelling "Kill! Kill!" will I get my foot in the door of the polling booth??


That's how it works in the US, right?
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s e v e n s

Quote from: Absolute Monarch on January 30, 2011, 09:39:38 AM
That's how it works in the US, right?
the US, Canada (if you use hockey to start the riot), Ireland and anywhere there's a brit lurking aboot. :P
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Commie

I hate to say it sevs but you clearly don't have a very good track record history with AWI, you even said so yourself. If I were them I wouldn't want my website to be dependent on somebody I had that disposition with. Perhaps that's why they didn't take your offer.
Hoot hoot de doo! LOL

Legion

AW community is clearly undergoing another schism lately. Anyone remember the fiasco where Facter put the vote before the NG about banning Eep from it? ;)

Not that I'm saying I disapprove of the new website, of course. It's significant that they're finally making progress and I think they can improve further on it. My concern, though, is how some in the community is threatening to undo the delicate progress made so far by making AWI alarmed and revert the site back to original design to assuage the some clearly vocal citizens. Maybe not.
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s e v e n s

Quote from: Commie on January 30, 2011, 04:53:31 PM
I hate to say it sevs but you clearly don't have a very good track record history with AWI, you even said so yourself. If I were them I wouldn't want my website to be dependent on somebody I had that disposition with. Perhaps that's why they didn't take your offer.
I didn't have a track record then... your facts are off.

and they acted the same way towards others...
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Goober King

Quote from: Ferruruccruio on January 30, 2011, 08:38:32 AMI can't see this website redesign as anything but positive.  Even if it's a pile of nonsense, at least AWI is making the effort to change something.  A yelling community and people calling it quits might just cause them to revert back to their original design and use your behavior as an excuse to never attempt a redesign in the future.


If they were actually making an effort to change things, I would agree with you. However, regardless of how little web design experience AWI may collectively have, that new website took almost no effort to make whatsoever. They simply rearranged the front page, gave it a new CSS stylesheet, then probably spent a few hours tossing every Flash animation trick they could think of on top of some screenshots and called it a day. That's not effort. That was "Quick! One of our clients said our website looks old, so try to make it look more like Second Life!"

This is why everyone is so pissed; because this is just another example of how the community seems to give more of a shit about seeing this company succeed than its employees do. To be honest, I hope they do change it back to the old site. At least then we'd know they were paying attention to us!

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