The W
Views: 112220828
Main | FAQ | Search: Y! / G | Color chart | Log in for more!
3.5.09 1938
The 7 - Site Bashing - 411 getting a facelift Register and log in to post!
Pages: 1 2 3 Next(320 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
User
Post (55 total)
asteroidboy
Andouille
Level: 92

Posts: 991/2241
EXP: 7661199
For next: 95768

Since: 22.1.02
From: Texas

Since last post: 1988 days
Last activity: 896 days
#1 Posted on 28.2.03 1213.24
Reposted on: 28.2.10 1215.03
Starting Monday, it's gonna be 411mania.com. Correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't site re-designs a sign of impending doom?
Promote this thread!
Venom
Boudin rouge
Level: 48

Posts: 114/501
EXP: 781580
For next: 41968

Since: 15.1.03

Since last post: 3163 days
Last activity: 3134 days
#2 Posted on 28.2.03 1219.01
Reposted on: 28.2.10 1221.27
That's what happened to ign.com after their big overhaul. They dumped the wrestling section, trimmed down the overbloated writing staff (which 411 already has), and things eventually got so bad they made you PAY for shit that you could get anywhere else on the net for free. Looks like Widro and Ashish are going for that same niche that IGN tried to create for itself (all mens stuff.) I'll give them 3 months before the fat trimming begins...
evilwaldo
Lap cheong
Level: 80

Posts: 1141/1597
EXP: 4601901
For next: 181088

Since: 7.2.02
From: New York, NY

Since last post: 3966 days
Last activity: 3746 days
AIM:  
#3 Posted on 28.2.03 1234.24
Reposted on: 28.2.10 1243.01
The site could use some cleaning up and better organization.
asteroidboy
Andouille
Level: 92

Posts: 992/2241
EXP: 7661199
For next: 95768

Since: 22.1.02
From: Texas

Since last post: 1988 days
Last activity: 896 days
#4 Posted on 28.2.03 1433.01
Reposted on: 28.2.10 1451.59
I'm also thinking about wrestleline.com (or was that what you were talking about, Venom?). They did a big redesign, then were quickly out of business.

411 is always slow to load on my work computer for some reason. That only started after their most recent re-design, about six months ago, I'm estimating.
DJ FrostyFreeze
Knackwurst
Level: 111

Posts: 832/3458
EXP: 14713298
For next: 155108

Since: 2.1.02
From: Hawthorne, CA

Since last post: 12 days
Last activity: 23 hours
#5 Posted on 28.2.03 1558.44
Reposted on: 28.2.10 1559.02
2 re-designs in 6 months? That cant be good.
Widro
Chaurice
Level: 7

Posts: 1/6
EXP: 1019
For next: 429

Since: 28.2.03

Since last post: 3913 days
Last activity: 3633 days
#6 Posted on 28.2.03 1638.54
Reposted on: 28.2.10 1638.55
last redesign was sept 2001.
Scooter Trash
Blutwurst
Level: 36

Posts: 195/258
EXP: 293993
For next: 14120

Since: 23.7.02
From: Indiana

Since last post: 264 days
Last activity: 10 hours
Y!:
#7 Posted on 28.2.03 1650.14
Reposted on: 28.2.10 1651.16
Why do most people equate change with bad? It is no different at the office I work at. If you think that something can be improved by changing it, people instantly begin to scream the sky is falling.

Give it shot, you might like it. If not, than come back here and give it hell.

calvinh0560
Boudin rouge
Level: 49

Posts: 264/518
EXP: 852943
For next: 30946

Since: 3.1.02
From: People's Republic of Massachusetts

Since last post: 1119 days
Last activity: 5 hours
#8 Posted on 28.2.03 1726.28
Reposted on: 28.2.10 1727.34
Dont forget scoops went down hill after they killed the BIG RED LINE
DJ FrostyFreeze
Knackwurst
Level: 111

Posts: 833/3458
EXP: 14713298
For next: 155108

Since: 2.1.02
From: Hawthorne, CA

Since last post: 12 days
Last activity: 23 hours
#9 Posted on 28.2.03 1741.19
Reposted on: 28.2.10 1744.13

    Originally posted by Scooter Trash
    Why do most people equate change with bad?




I think if most people have something that WORKS WELL, they'd prefer to leave it alone and let it do it's thing. I think a little improvement to anything is always welcome, but a complete over-haul is usually seen as a sign that somebody somewhere isnt happy with the results they're getting with whatever we're talking about's (sports team, website, work force, design, etc.) current state.
Venom
Boudin rouge
Level: 48

Posts: 116/501
EXP: 781580
For next: 41968

Since: 15.1.03

Since last post: 3163 days
Last activity: 3134 days
#10 Posted on 1.3.03 0406.11
Reposted on: 1.3.10 0411.20

    Originally posted by asteroidboy
    I'm also thinking about wrestleline.com (or was that what you were talking about, Venom?). They did a big redesign, then were quickly out of business.

    411 is always slow to load on my work computer for some reason. That only started after their most recent re-design, about six months ago, I'm estimating.



Nope...Ign.com, aka snowball.com or something. I was with it during it's beginings in 98 and 99 when it was just a movie review and science fiction site, then in 2000 they blew up to include cars, booze, wrestling, video games for all platforms, dating, movies, sci fi, comics, and technology. After that, they completely collapsed due to more spending and actually demanded that you pay to use their boards and view the fresh material posted. They still do to this day.

It's not so much fear of change, it's just the precedent set by other sites like wrestline and scoops as pointed out.
J.T. Dutch
Pickled pork
Level: 32

Posts: 81/197
EXP: 200052
For next: 6392

Since: 3.1.02
From: SoCal 4 Life

Since last post: 3230 days
Last activity: 1491 days
Y!:
#11 Posted on 1.3.03 0634.31
Reposted on: 1.3.10 0635.32
... I'm sure the domain name "411popups.com" was out there. It would have fit like a glove.
El Nastio
Boudin blanc
Level: 95

Posts: 714/2390
EXP: 8444541
For next: 224097

Since: 14.1.02
From: Ottawa Ontario, by way of Walkerton

Since last post: 3 days
Last activity: 1 hour
ICQ:  
#12 Posted on 3.3.03 0201.18
Reposted on: 3.3.10 0201.39
I think 411 is in pretty good shape, even without the "usual suspects". With TheSmarks officially joining the main site, it does fill up some holes (Sunday News, plus a couple of video reviwers).
Crip
Mettwurst
Level: 30

Posts: 1/172
EXP: 156484
For next: 9387

Since: 1.3.03

Since last post: 4453 days
Last activity: 3227 days
#13 Posted on 3.3.03 0344.15
Reposted on: 3.3.10 0356.20
Well, Ive just gone and had a look at the new look now and I must admit I'm not overly keen on the new look. They've retained the basic of the old look as far as set up, which probably isn't too bad a thing at all since it worked so well. But the colour scheme I certainly don't like. I think there are far too many colours and makes it seem more complex than it actually is, the text graphics are almost "kiddy geared".

Scott Keith's name is missing under the contacts list. He maybe under one of the other sections, I just looked under wrestling.

All that aside, if the content is as good as before they should do ok.

For those that have pop-up probs and on a PC, try this;

www.southbaypc.com/NoAds/

has worked for me, though you do need to add files to a database to prevent them from popping up.

(edited by Crip on 3.3.03 0146)
Wolfram J. Paulovich
Frankfurter
Level: 57

Posts: 145/742
EXP: 1418026
For next: 67911

Since: 11.11.02
From: Fat City, Baby

Since last post: 3514 days
Last activity: 2885 days
AIM:  
#14 Posted on 3.3.03 0431.01
Reposted on: 3.3.10 0434.29
Wow. That's ugly.

I am nevertheless certain that my abhorrence of the presentation will be more than made up for by the crisp and insightful writing from the veteran movie critics and journalists on the site.

(edited by Jeb Tennyson Lund on 3.3.03 0531)
Excalibur05
Knackwurst
Level: 103

Posts: 1229/2932
EXP: 11468326
For next: 3119

Since: 19.1.02
From: Minnesota

Since last post: 30 days
Last activity: 25 days
AIM:  
#15 Posted on 3.3.03 0441.33
Reposted on: 3.3.10 0443.47
Ick. That looks almost exactly like my roomate's blog, and that's NOT a good thing. Not at all.

It's about as well organized too.
vacheroi
Chorizo
Level: 29

Posts: 107/152
EXP: 133679
For next: 14207

Since: 29.5.02

Since last post: 4431 days
Last activity: 4427 days
#16 Posted on 3.3.03 0807.43
Reposted on: 3.3.10 0812.09
Jesus, did the merge with Nickelodeon?

On the bright side, they upped the font size so I don't have to resize it every time I visit there.
Simba
Frankfurter
Level: 59

Posts: 366/809
EXP: 1630067
For next: 43071

Since: 7.8.02
From: Boston, MA

Since last post: 3063 days
Last activity: 2671 days
#17 Posted on 3.3.03 0840.13
Reposted on: 3.3.10 0844.19
Ah, I don't think it's all bad. Orange is somewhat questionable, but I like the black text/white background.

Lots more ads, though...
The King of Keith
Lap cheong
Level: 78

Posts: 316/1573
EXP: 4379966
For next: 2279

Since: 4.11.02
From: Winchester, VA

Since last post: 508 days
Last activity: 508 days
AIM:  
#18 Posted on 3.3.03 1019.28
Reposted on: 3.3.10 1022.48
I think my brain just exploded looking at that.
El Nastio
Boudin blanc
Level: 95

Posts: 716/2390
EXP: 8444541
For next: 224097

Since: 14.1.02
From: Ottawa Ontario, by way of Walkerton

Since last post: 3 days
Last activity: 1 hour
ICQ:  
#19 Posted on 3.3.03 1140.20
Reposted on: 3.3.10 1146.09
I think it looks more professional than the old site did, but that's IMHO. Although I'd like it if the wrestling and games section were at the top, rather than movies and music (mind you I'm biased about the games).
kazhayashi81
Potato korv
Level: 55

Posts: 355/677
EXP: 1254155
For next: 60043

Since: 17.6.02
From: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Since last post: 3260 days
Last activity: 3210 days
AIM:  
#20 Posted on 3.3.03 1141.25
Reposted on: 3.3.10 1150.25
Could they have picked a redesign that would've taken LONGER to load?

Well, I guess it could've been a flash site...
Pages: 1 2 3 NextThread ahead: "The Goonies 'R' Good Enough" Starring Cyndi Lauper and Rowdy Roddy Piper!
Next thread: Scott Keith will crush us all.
Previous thread: Universe destroying paradox?!
(320 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
The 7 - Site Bashing - 411 getting a faceliftRegister and log in to post!

The W™ message board - 7 year recycle

ZimBoard
©2001-2015 Brothers Zim
This old hunk of junk rendered your page in 0.285 seconds.