…about the new Rooster Teeth profile layout.
plus: i can actually see who i’m watching and my personal comments
minus: YOU ARE NOT FUCKING FACEBOOK
Okay, this is the third time someone has made the Facebook comparison.
WHO CARES if some aspect…
The people who use the site care.
There are a lot of people in the Suggestions and New Layout threads talking about the aspects and why they think Rooster Teeth shouldn’t go the route of Facebook or Twitter.
Rooster Teeth worked fine as a social site by not conforming to the standards of Facebook or Twitter. In fact many of the people I know who use the forums as their primary social networking don’t actually like Facebook’s layout.
“If I wanted to hang out on Facebook, I would go to Facebook.”
I do use the site quite regularly, by the way. I also use Facebook regularly, and still don’t really see the simularity people are talking about.
What I’m saying, though, is that you judge something on whether or not it works for you, not on whether or not it is in some minor way similar to another site. RT certainly wasn’t the first site to have forums, profiles, photo galleries, or journals. They did not invent these things. They used them because people like them and they work.
There are several things that I’m uncertain about in the new profiles, not because of some arbitrary simularity to another site, but because they conflict with how I use the profiles and with how I want to use the profiles. When I’ve had a little more time to absorb the changes and consider my feelings on them, I will write my feedback and suggestions.
But I happen to like the one, extremely minor thing that makes it similar to Facebook, and that is that I can see all of the recent journal entries, images, etc on one easy to access page as opposed to going to a page, pressing back, going to another page, pressing back, etc etc ad nausea. I do not regularly read other people’s journals, not so much because I’m not interested but because it’s kind of a bother. However, with the new format I will at the very least scan through all new updates because it’s CONVENIENT.
Stop caring so much about “not conforming” and start caring about your self-interests independent of other influences. RT has been and can continue to be cool and unique despite using some things that other sites also happen to use.