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06 Nov 2018 10:45 PM
mrwings80
By: mrwings80

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These forums are the worst I have seen.

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With Sony being such a large company why are these forums in such trerible shape? They never load and when they do it takes sevearl minutes. I have not seen forums this bad since the days of AOL member web pages. 

  • I know. They used to be decent and populated once, but they switched to this crap and most abandoned the forum. I don't post here much either anymore, though I check the status often. I was hoping the down time would fix things. Nope. Sigh.
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  • Emerald_Swords (Support MVP)

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    It's pathetic and an embarrassment. But it goes to show that they do not care in any capacity. There are many problems which have not been addressed since day 1. Things that are being flagged to the team that seem to go nowhere. Until they bring back their dedicated forum team, nothing will be changing.
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  • Have you looked in the help part of the forums? There was 20 pages of spam in the network section alone. They don't care anymore and even the people who were telling everyone to be patient don't defend them anymore. I come to look, laugh and sometimes post. It is sad that this is what they are now.
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  • :^, Notice below each avatar there is a link which reads "Send Message?" That feature was implimented in the past few weeks. Sony is -admittedly slowly- rolling out their own board system, instead of continuing with third party fare. In theory, this will allow tighter integration between the board and their network's other features. In practice, visible progress has been slow.
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  • Patchex

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    They are trying it seems, yet yes it needs work... I honestly am glad its in House myself... just wish they were a bit more on top of things... I do not think the mods are only working on the forums... I have a feeling they have many things they are working on... If the community was better the forums would be better, remember that... it also has a lot to do with the commuity and how much they help or I should say the lack of so... constructive critisizum goes a long way, and just a heads up there is a whole section just for Forum feedback... This Thread is in the wrong place... we the Community could start by placing forum threads in the right place... that might be a good start... 
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  • Forums are not very good but now at least I can sign in and post. And yes, slow loading. Improved a bit lately. 

     

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  • I dont' get why it takes two minutes to load on my pc's...... when it loads in seconds on my Galaxy Tablet...
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  • Yeah I agree and the whole support are awful.Phone support sucks,Live chat sucks and all feedback are getting ignored.I'm moving to Microsoft.
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  • Because Sony doesn't run these forums. They are farmed out to a third party, the last I knew it was Lithium. 

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  • I’ve seen some poorly made “fan forums”, but this place takes the cake.  It’s clear Sony doesn’t care about this place, which doesn’t surprise me because they’ve been aggressively ignoring customer feedback for years and not just in the video game department either.
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  • You know, I gotta say you'd think that somebody from Sony's social media management would take a look at this and say to Lithium (or whom ever) "what exactly are we paying you for?'. Whether you like the PS4 or not, this is rather poor value for their money. 
     

    One thing though, the section that says "Playstation Forums Feedback". Yeah, it doesn't help that many just go there and say "I gotta problem with Gran Turismo", "I want a refund", or "I WANT CROSSPLAY, WHERE DO I VOTE?".  That area is for exactly what it says; Playstation FORUMS feedback. Going there and asking for a name change, and then sitting back and saying "well, maybe somebody will see it and then call somebody" doesn't do anything. That's like calling the gas company when your power goes out. 

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  • chaos_789 (Support MVP)

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    @CaptainAlbator

     

    The forums are directly run by Sony now, since a little over a year now, the whole fourm changing it's layout was so Sony would have direct control over the fourms and all it's features instead of going through a 3rd party, so they have been building everything from scratch.

     

    This process has been going really slow, although they are still adding new features, just at a slow rate, no idea how long it will take, although I do hope, things are finished soon, and we get the rest of the fourm features. Then maybe we can get more activity on the fourms.

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  • Don't even get me started on the Captcha here
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  • It took me forever to figure out I had to click on all the buses and even the new ones that popped up and then several more minutes to figure out how to reply to this ****** up forum. I wanted to reply to the most recent reply but the only option is to reply to the original post. Doh well... What happened to that ***** fluffykitty or whatever the *** that mods name was? Unemployed hopefully...
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  • chaos_789 (Support MVP)

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    Captcha is run by google, you can also skip it if you have a google account, if your signed into google, you will get the green checkmark without having to select any pictures.
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  • ^^^ I've seen you post that before but I just now tested it and hell yes thank my PS God I can sign in. I should have done/tried this so long ago ahhh well shame on me......Image result for embarrassed gif
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  • I'm using Chrome and went to google and signed in then came here and still have captcha.
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  • chaos_789 (Support MVP)

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    Do you have cookies enabled? You should get the green checkmark right away (after clicking on the box, instead of pictures popping up, you will just get the checkmark) if you are signed into google.
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  • I miss the old forum. This is my first post since ever the last time I posted/replied anything here. It was really fun, and of course sometimes a pain in the neck with pple being trolls and making pple feel stupid and they weren’t. 

    So there’s no way of changing the background to a dark color right? This is what they got? =0/

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  • @chaos um whatever (since you can't ******* @ people or quote a specific user without a lot of hassle). I've got cookies enabled. I'm guessing it may be due to one of my ad blockers or my av software. Oh well. I'm not disabling **** just to view these shoddy forums. It's not really worth the effort of having to sign into multiple sites just to avoid something either. What good is captcha if the forums still get spammed? I guess it's just another failed idea by some dumbass at Sony.

    BTW what's with the clicking sign in twice just to get to the sign in page? You literally click sign in just for another dialog to pop up and have you click sign in again even before you do the captcha **** and have to submit yet again. No wonder these forums are ******* deserted

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  • @awtacular   "(since you can't ******* @ people or quote a specific user without a lot of hassle)." Whats the hassle in copy and paste? Know that the @ character now will not notify the member you are replying to is still not active.

     

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  • Cloud__Rulez  Same here on my end. It takes 2 minutes at times to load pages and threads. And when I have a script blocker on, it takes upwards of 45 seconds. Just bad all around.
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  • I haven't been on these forums in years.  Are all of our old posts deleted?
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  • The forums are a mess and probably always will be but this is kinda old news.

     

    Bottom line is either we try and make the best of it or we should sign out because complaining about it as we can all see isn't going to do any good. Sony doens't care if we stay or go they actually probably want us all gone...

     

    But anybody reading this or who who responded to this thread is still here so the only option we have is to make the best of it. We can still post and have a good conversation if people want to. The forums sorta work and the mods have backed way off which is cool we can say almost anything at this point. Not to mention almost all the trolling has stopped and most people get along at this point. The only issues are the spam but that seems under control now and the tech issues but that is what it is I guess.

     

    I just wish we could embed video and had a spell checker that's all I really want. The rest would be really nice but it's not the reason the place is a ghost town it's lack of conversation that is putting the nails in the coffin

     

    I don't blame anybody who calls it quit I almost have a few times the place is a shell of what it used to be but there really is no use bitchinggg about it anymore. Sony don't care so it's up to us if we use it or not.

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