I have been a member on this site for less than a year and I have lost track of how many times G@G has made changes to the structure and appearance of the site. Some of the changes have represented improvements, some of the changes may have been well intentioned but were counter productive, and some of the changes simply seem to have been made without regard to the concept of being user friendly.
Now I see others posting questions and comments about users leaving G@G in significant numbers. I love the concept of G@G but am concerned about some aspects of the site. What are your thoughts on the direction G@G should take? If your greatest concern is not included in the poll options, please express yourself in a comment.
I am very happy with G@G as it currently exists
14% (4)8% (2)12% (6)Vote
I intend to leave G@G and nothing it does will change my decision
4% (1)4% (1)4% (2)Vote
I want G@G to stop making so many changes to the site
57% (16)29% (7)44% (23)Vote
I want G@G to do more to eliminate the trolls on this site
0% (0)4% (1)2% (1)Vote
I want G@G to exert more control over offensive content
0% (0)8% (2)4% (2)Vote
I want G@G to exert less control over offensive content
0% (0)4% (1)2% (1)Vote
I want G@G to poll users before it makes any more changes
I don't like the new closed questions feature. I agree completed questions should be closed and removed from feeds but I think 48 hours of non-activity, especially in the first few days of posting and for lower ranked members, is too soon. It would be better if a full 7 days inactivity was allowed first. I agree with closing after MHO is chosen. It means the Asker has received an answer they are happy with and gives them some control over when they are happy. It might also discourage people from voting MHO just to get the points before the question is fully explored.
I also don't like the private comments feature. I've seen mods complaining about it being completely unregulated and I agree it leaves people wide open to abuse. If a conversation needs to be private it can take place on messaging. If it can't because the Asker is anonymous then they are probably anonymous for a reason.
@girlsaskguys need to speak to users more before making changes, and they need to promote the conversations more so more people respond. Maybe a notification to tell people with a link to the conversation.
I think closed questions is pretty useless, and don't really see the need for a private opinion. As for the constant notifications, I like that I can just uncheck that option in my settings while other people who may enjoy that option can use it. The poll notifications were a little much for me lol
If they could just be consistent about the rules, that would be great. If they could design an update that actually worked properly, that would also be great. If they could implement the changes that the userbase actually wanted that would be best.
İ dont know why they decide to change this much. Change is inevitable but the frequency is important. These recent changes that i am not really fan of. Maybe i missed when they asked if we want change? I am sincerely asking if they ever asked. If they dont they need to understand we are the users of this site. There should be more interaction between admins and users.
I believe we should have the ability to closes questions and poll on our own. You should encourage the users to do that also because i like seeing poll results without having to dig through. You should probably have a tab between replies and mentions for that (polls you voted on). Your polls showed A VAST MAJORITY of gaggers wanted downvotes and gag did other things. 1 DO ELIMINATE TROLLS (im not one but how could you without deactivating others ! DO NOT CONTROL OFFENSIVE CONTENT (what offensive content, the person chose to ask or click question and they usually set them selves up or the offensive content is how they actually feel. 1 DONT FIX IT IF IT IS NOT BROKE IS SOMETHING I LIVE BY. 2 ALSO PEOPLE WILL ALWAYS COMPLAIN NO MATTER WHAT SO DONT TRY TO MAKE EVERYONE HAPPY (that is not possible).
No I'm not. The notifications were barely working yesterday and I'm still not sure if they're working now. Chances are, if someone replies it might not work because yesterday it both did and didn't work.
Until my phone blew up with notifications on everything and I had to shut a lot of them off in the settings menu it seemed okay. Still trying to figure out when to use the "private" option to a response.