Whichever version I said to tom directly: "If ever there was a comfortable layout, its this, everything is where I can see it. I've had so few bugs with this. Never change this, this works perfectly" whereas 1 month later he changed it to visually mimic Discord or something...
Was the layout update that introduced the improved fully-configurable search filters that were previously removed as an improvement... Somewhere between 2015 and 2016 I think. 2017 version was okay.
Minimalism does nothing but make me feel dyslexic. Yet that is where literally every site I use on a daily basis is going.
This is probably just due to rose-tinted glasses, but I miss my old running mates that have moved on from the site. I joined at the very end of CSCentral's run before it became CSBanana, and the amount of changes that have occurred since then are impossible to count. If I had to pick a time period, I would definitely say pre-2010.
That being said, I really like this new design over any of the designs we've had since we became known as GameBanana.
While you say the topic of this post is unrelated to distaste for the
new design, it does still bring discussion back to the new design and those who dislike it.
So if anyone here has issues with it I recommend you go to the Gamebanana discord and let Tom know what he could do to improve it. He's very open to feedback and so far has implemented many different suggestions by various people. Including some of my own.
I personally only have very minor issues with the site as of now but if something is still majorly bugging you then let him know.
i didn't know gb until 2017, just to upload a .pop file i made for a mvm map, and then i left it for a good 7 months until i came back with shitty reanimations from other mods. I felt like this version is rather to cater new members that just knew what gb is, but gb's quite dead rn and only a few hundred members are only beginners who doesn't read the rules.
Don't want to offend anyone, guys, but what's the point in creating threads and polls like this one?
Current GB design is what takes place now and further on. It won't change back doesn't matter how many polls would be created. GB dev. team tries to make the sight look up-to-date, it's absolutely right and adequate decision. It may become much better and more functional, it just needs time.
None of really good results come instantly, everything needs time to become better step by step. No point in being attached to the past, it's gone already.