In order to deliver you the best possible experience when using our site, we have to change the way our comments system is used. Unfortunately, it was often that a big part of the comments were not related to the content of the news/review they are linked to, which resulted in fan quarrels that are “off topic”. Many of you asked us to stop it and not to allow anonymous people to post comments - that is what we will do from now on.
The good old comments system remains unchanged, but you have to be logged in the system to post your opinion. Our team will try to moderate the posts that are not part of the conversation, in order to keep it as relevant as possible. However, there may be cases when we miss something, so if you see an abusive off topic post, please report it as a spam using the buttons for this purpose.
We hope you will enjoy the new and better Phone Arena Comments System. Please, share your opinion, using the form below.
2. vzw fanman
Posts: 1976; Member since: Dec 11, 2008
this is soooo much better. now ppl dont have to use "anonymous"
posted on Dec 11, 2008, 9:23 AM 0
Posts: 3; Member since: Dec 11, 2008
Now how much sense does that make? NONE! You can still state your pros or cons concerning the site or any topic being discussed even with the use of usernames. By the way, this is a great site! Nice picture of Neo, btw.
posted on Dec 12, 2008, 12:04 AM 0
Posts: 441; Member since: Dec 11, 2008
This is the dumbest thing ever. It was bad enough that they censor posts, but now you have to go through the hassle of signing in...such disappointment. That was the beauty of this site, it was like the last great bastian of internet sites that didn't require you to go through the hassle of signing in to post. Just get on, check out the latest news, post a quick comment, and then on to something else. I guess all good things must come to an end!
posted on Dec 11, 2008, 10:19 AM 0
Posts: 61; Member since: Dec 11, 2008
This is very very sucky. How does signing in prevent people from bantering and going "off topic?" In case you haven't noticed, it doesn't do any good at any other site. I think they are just doing this so they specificly don't get as much negative feedback about the site, articles and reviews.
posted on Dec 11, 2008, 11:26 AM 0
I think it's a perfect idea, what bad can come from it? If you want to post that bad taking a few extra seconds to sign in isnt going to stop you. IMO it will stop people who post nothing but garbage all the time. If it stops just a few people it's completely worth it in my eyes. The only reason I'm posting under anon is because I actually CAN'T login, apparently there are still some bugs to work out...
posted on Dec 11, 2008, 11:39 AM 0
Posts: 14; Member since: Aug 28, 2008
Off topic and even the bantering piss contests don't bug me so much, and can to some extent entertain me. It's the senseless cruelty of some people that I just don't understand. It will be very interesting to see if the sign-on requirement helps (a bit of a psychological study in and of itself). I don't see how this could have much if anything to do with preventing negative comments about the site--I don't see much of that as it is. Also, painfully obvious, but with cookies enabled and checking "Remember me", you don't have to worry about signing on all the time, at least not from a personal computer. Thanks PhoneArena!
posted on Dec 11, 2008, 7:07 PM 0
17. Big Red
Posts: 101; Member since: Dec 12, 2008
Although, the "My Phonearena" feature is a WELCOME addition. I would have possitioned this move as a means of enhancing the experience at phonearena, not a cure for off topic remarks. Which it isn't. Way to go Phonearena, nice enhancement, poor possitioning/pitch.
posted on Dec 12, 2008, 10:40 AM 0
18. Big Red
Posts: 101; Member since: Dec 12, 2008
If I could make a request? Add more functionality to the "My Phonearenea" feature. It would be cool if we could add things like, what carrier we use, what phones we use/have used, stuff like that. Seriously. Think about it. I'm tempted to throw a few sware words in here to help ensure a moderator reads this and passes it on...
posted on Dec 12, 2008, 10:49 AM 0
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