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Old 10-11-2013, 08:15 PM   #31
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It's not that only veteran users - like me - don't visit it anymore.

Look how their Alexa rank is sinking.

Also, their "how fast is it loading" rating used to be "fast", so our complaints aren't made up.
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Old 15-11-2013, 05:15 PM   #32
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Wow, are screenshots really loading finally? Better late than never.
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Old 18-11-2013, 08:18 PM   #33
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Same for me. Today.

(It didn't work on last week, FYI).
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Old 20-11-2013, 12:56 AM   #34
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I reviewed some games on there before. But sites like that benefit more from having a set of boards. I really like Chris' Survival Horror Quest, but he no longer has forums. It's hard to keep folk interested in your site when sharing info is the key to a good community.
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Old 20-11-2013, 05:29 PM   #35
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But they do have forums?
http://www.mobygames.com/forums

Actually I think I'll join some day, specially since Abandonia is so dead :-|
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Old 20-11-2013, 05:41 PM   #36
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But they do have forums?
http://www.mobygames.com/forums

Actually I think I'll join some day, specially since Abandonia is so dead :-|
Don't bother, the moby forums are dead as well after the redesign.
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Old 20-11-2013, 07:03 PM   #37
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Probably not as dead as these
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Old 27-11-2013, 09:43 PM   #38
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I've just been checking the MG forums and stumbled upon a message from one of the few remaining approvers:
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Truthfully, this has been always a problem here on Moby, and this was the main reason I and Fred join the approval team. And when we were close to clean up most of the queues Redesign happened and the most of (about 20) the approvers left the site. As for today there is only me and two other "casual" (one time a week or so) approvers (plus one admin dealing with corrections mostly). The three of us have only access to a few selected platforms (6 on my side + eventually 3 just requested), so there might be several (dozens?) platforms without Approver. Can't tell for sure, only admin knows that, but as the PM's are broken, we can't ask him about this. Anyway our platforms are close to be clean, but if some of the old approvers won't be back or some new faces won't join an approval team, he queues will remain untouched. [source]
This message alone gives a picture of almost total devastation that the redesign caused.
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Old 27-11-2013, 11:32 PM   #39
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MobyGames isn't a sole example of this happening.

Wikia went through similar changes of interface that were the last drop that spilled the cup.
http://awa.shoutwiki.com/wiki/Buy_outs
Here you can read about wikis that were bribed to move to Wikia, also about wikis which moved away from Wikia - no longer wanting to generate income for people who ignore the community.


All of this sounds very discouraging when it comes to community-driven projects. Not only you work endlessly for free, but someone makes money off your workhours...
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Old 28-11-2013, 03:15 PM   #40
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i prefer the old look of mobygames. it was more user friendly and catchy
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