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Topic: Kongregate / New Kongregate Version: New Homepage Split Test

Originally posted by Phoenix00017:

It’s not a forced clinical drug trial, my friend. It’s a new layout on a free gaming site. “shouldn’t be forced to” really doesn’t apply. Websites try out new designs all the time, and place people into test groups. Many don’t even tell them that it is happening, but we like to be a little more up front with everyone (plus, you guys would figure it out pretty quickly anyway, haha).

As for all of the questions about “opting out”, and choosing between the various layouts, that would pretty much destroy the purpose of the split test. Also, when we do pick one, we won’t be able to maintain multiple layouts – they use different data sets that we would have to always try to keep in synch, as well as different asset sizes.

Oh, I wasn’t trying to rage about it or anything, I was just legitimately curious; I have a problem with change and I don’t expect anyone to cater to me, I just don’t want to deal with it if I don’t have to. I edited my post shortly after to try and give some actual feedback. Unlike changes to certain other websites coughcough I think I could definitely get used to this… eventually. ;P

 
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Topic: Kongregate / New Kongregate Version: New Homepage Split Test

…so apparently I’m in the half that sees it. Can I opt out somehow? I mean, I might like it eventually, but between my gut instinct that all change is bad and youtube’s horrible redesign I really don’t want to deal with another site I frequent being unfamiliar.

Edit: Okay, a few specific things I’ve noticed. I REALLY like the addition of a recently played games module, wish it was swapped with the recommended badges one. Have you guys considered customized placement of the different modules? Also, the featured games module seems too small now, and I don’t like the text covering the picture, nor the text being so squished; also, the Badge of the Day being its own, very small, easily-overlooked thing is annoying, I liked when I was part of the featured games scroll.