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  • gimpodgimpod Posts: 1,775
    edited August 2014
    BlueFox You're welcome, He ruined it for me so I thought I would pass it on. :p
    Pink Floyd, Just makes me want to turn it up too 12 and share it with the world!!. JMO
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  • ZLTFULZLTFUL Posts: 5,143
    Warning. Your threads get deleted if they contain a video with inappropriate language. And you can't simply post a link to the video with a disclaimer because the forum auto embeds the video.

    So, yes, Ken...I tried to just post the link with a disclaimer but the forum wouldn't let me.

    Side note, Ken is clearly reading this thread...and I know he isn't directly associated with Polk and their decision making process but one wonders how much is actually being pointed out to the powers that be that they made a distinctly stupid mistake.

    Side note, if you want to see the direction this forum is headed presented in a funny manner, PM me...that is if I am allowed to PM messages with videos with inappropriate language.
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  • Dennis GardnerDennis Gardner Posts: 4,804
    edited August 2014
    I know these are not apples to apples, but at the moment of this post this site has 12 members and 4 visitors, while AK has 1140 users and Steve Hoffman's little site has 1162 users viewing.

    That doesn't equate to $600/mth very well spent in my world. I'm surprised they support it at all.......
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  • halo71halo71 Posts: 4,411
    So after reading the last few pages. Is Polk just being cheap on the package they bought. Or they just don't have any IT folks worth a ****? Or both?
    --Gary--
  • daboyzdaboyz Posts: 4,928
    Bring me the old version. Most of my browsing here comes on my laptop. I only pop in here on my cell just to check up real quick. The loss of all the great info and frankly what we had with the RAS is troubling. I suppose I'll get used to it but not thrilled.
    HT - Polk Lsi9, Lsi7, LsiC, Marsh A200s, B&K ST-1430, Pioneer Elite BDP 62FD, Marantz SR7008, Martin Logan Dynamo, NHT CS-10, Mogami 3103 speaker wire, Mogami 2534 IC

    mini HT - Samsung 46" 3D TV + 3D Blu ray player, HK AVR 254, Infinity SL40, Audioengine B1
  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 14,295
    Well it sure looks like they really care what we have to say, I'm guessing they know sooner or later we will just move on..

    How many of us have sold people on Polk products? Did you get your commission check? I my self have sold people on Polk products as many here have as well.

    They have sold a lot of product from this forum, and many other company's have benefited from us as well..

    You would think they would at least show us they give a rats a$$ what we have to say..
  • mantismantis Posts: 15,456
    I'll take the old forum please, this one is bizarre.
    Dan
    My personal quest is to save to world of bad audio, one thread at a time.
  • AsSiMiLaTeDAsSiMiLaTeD Posts: 11,717
    Come on guys keep voting! I hear through the grapevine that if we get to 100 votes for the old forum that Polk will change it's mind, reverse direction and abandon all the work they've done on this new forum and put the old broken one back in place!

    /sarcasm
  • AsSiMiLaTeDAsSiMiLaTeD Posts: 11,717
    Toolfan66 wrote: »
    Well it sure looks like they really care what we have to say, I'm guessing they know sooner or later we will just move on..

    How many of us have sold people on Polk products? Did you get your commission check? I my self have sold people on Polk products as many here have as well.

    They have sold a lot of product from this forum, and many other company's have benefited from us as well..

    You would think they would at least show us they give a rats a$$ what we have to say..
    They've already fixed a few of the bugs and complaints, so obviously they're listening to us.

    I'd wager that this forum has actually cost them more sales than it has generated. People typically show up here after they've bought something, not before (of course there are exceptions). Add to that the fact that a lot of us have graduated beyond Polk products or into Polk products that are no longer made and I'd bet that, all things considered, this forum is a net loss for Polk.
  • oldmodmanoldmodman Posts: 745
    The new format gives me gas.

    I prefer the old format...but I'll keep the gas.
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 43,152
    After two days it's damn clear (88%!!!) which format the collective prefers and as such, Polk should listen to their customers.

    Ken Swauger, could you please forward this thread to Bruno as it appears he is ignoring me.
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  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 12,319
    F1nut wrote: »
    Ken Swauger, could you please forward this thread to Bruno as it appears he is ignoring me.

    As you once told me, "Nobody likes their baby being called ugly.", but sometimes it is the truth.
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  • vcwatkinsvcwatkins Posts: 1,945
    Revert to old if possible please.

    I'm already increasing my time in other forums and decreasing my time here (dramatically).

    Will that affect where my dollars go? Yes.
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  • decaldecal Posts: 3,181
    Sorry Polk but this new forum sucks the big one !!!!!!!
    If you can't hear a difference, don't waste your money.
  • HermitismHermitism Posts: 2,607
    As of this morning, 89 members have voted. I'm not surprised at the results, but what I am surprised at is that 89 members found the new forum. I didn't know that many members had migrated over, I thought 50 at the most so far. I know the Polk forum has a lot of members, just not a lot of active participating members. I'm sure there are a lot of people that come here to get answers and find what they are looking for without ever having to make a post. Unfortunately, with the pictures that are now missing in the how-to threads, I suspect there will be a lot of people leaving here without the information they were looking for.
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    3.1 - Polk: LSiM703, LSiM706c, PSW125 | PS Audio Quintet | VooDoo-Hubbell IG 8300 | Acoustic Panels, Acoustimac Bass Traps

    6.1 - Pioneer Elite SC-05 | Pio BDP-51FD | Polk: RTi8, CSi5, F/Xi3, CSi3 | HSU Research VTF-2 MK4 | PS Audio: Quintet, Power Port Classic | DCF124BW x3 SC | Pangea: AC-9SE x2, 14SE, 14 PC | AQ Chocolate x2 HDMI | M850SW | Acoustic Panels, GIK Soffit Traps
  • WagnerRCWagnerRC Posts: 1,973
    Take me back to the old version please. The old format was nice.
  • voltzvoltz Posts: 5,308
    edited August 2014
    The old forum worked because there were a lot of senior members who made it work - the did make it their own playground or favorite forum and police the site etc... every time a newbie asked a question like What speakers are these? or should I biamp my AVR? etc.. it was the members here that answered their questions and made this site so special, Ken has done alot on the forum to help but most of the answer and help came from senior members who care to make this the best damn place on the web to get good solid help!

    it was not polk customer service that answered how to fix that that speaker or upgrade that crossover , it the members that made this place special ..the polk brought the people in the door,, but it was a lot of polkies who care d that made them stay..

    just saying that I think they owe a lot of members a listen and should try to work this out for them cause if most people left cause of the change then this forum would be as dead as most on the web.. the info on this site was priceless & can never be replaced!

    Yes, this is Polk's forum but in a way it belong to those who made it what it is today!!! They should feel ownership in this site as they gave a lot for us. I would not have my 10's and a lot more people would have never fix their vintage polk speakers up if not for what took place on the old forums and I just pray we never lose that but seeing only a handful of people on the site is sad :'(

    just me 2 cents
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  • HermitismHermitism Posts: 2,607
    I knew a lot of the how-to threads would be missing pictures from the old forum. I didn't think about it until you mentioned the "What speakers are these?" threads, but those are all completely useless now without the pictures to go with them.
    2.0 - Marantz: PM8005, NA8005 | Polk LSiM703 | PS Audio: Duet, Power Port Classic, PerfectWave AC5 x3 PC | Wireworld Equinox 7 IC | AudioPrism Quietline MkIII x7 | Sanus UF30 | Acoustic Panels, GIK Soffit Traps

    3.1 - Polk: LSiM703, LSiM706c, PSW125 | PS Audio Quintet | VooDoo-Hubbell IG 8300 | Acoustic Panels, Acoustimac Bass Traps

    6.1 - Pioneer Elite SC-05 | Pio BDP-51FD | Polk: RTi8, CSi5, F/Xi3, CSi3 | HSU Research VTF-2 MK4 | PS Audio: Quintet, Power Port Classic | DCF124BW x3 SC | Pangea: AC-9SE x2, 14SE, 14 PC | AQ Chocolate x2 HDMI | M850SW | Acoustic Panels, GIK Soffit Traps
  • vmaxervmaxer Posts: 4,495
    Hermitism wrote: »
    I knew a lot of the how-to threads would be missing pictures from the old forum. I didn't think about it until you mentioned the "What speakers are these?" threads, but those are all completely useless now without the pictures to go with them.


    As well as a lot of the "how tos"
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  • StewStew Posts: 646
    vBulletin with upgrades please.
    SDA 2B-TL (Sonicap/Solen/Mills, Erse Super Q, Rings, Spikes, No-Rez)
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    Dared SL-2000a (Siemens & Halske TM 12AT7WA's, Brimar 5Z4G)
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    RTiA3, Onkyo TX-SR605
  • StewStew Posts: 646
    Somehow I just earned a badge for the previous post?????
    SDA 2B-TL (Sonicap/Solen/Mills, Erse Super Q, Rings, Spikes, No-Rez)
    1000VA Dreadnought
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    Jolida JD-100a (Sylvania BP TM Gold Brand 5751's), NAD C275BEE, Blue Jeans

    RTiA3, Onkyo TX-SR605
  • westmassguywestmassguy Posts: 6,458
    Stew wrote: »
    Somehow I just earned a badge for the previous post?????
    It's like the gold star you used to get in Kindergarten
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  • halo71halo71 Posts: 4,411
    I still wonder why in the hell Polk would even bother with an "upgrade" if they really gave a **** about what their loyal customers thought. If you are not gonna address the issues and concerns of long time Polk speakers owners etc, with this new piece of **** forum. Why bother "upgrading" in the first place? Why spend the money on this POS forum without knowing what they were getting? And now with all the up roar of this new forum.....they don't care enough to address things? I bet they are still holding meetings to come to an agreement about what they are gonna do to fix this right?? lol pfft...Polk what an embarrassment this is to you and your brand in general.
    --Gary--
  • HermitismHermitism Posts: 2,607
    It would certainly help if the designer would update us on what changes will be made, if old pictures will be migrated over, or just keep the members in the loop.
    2.0 - Marantz: PM8005, NA8005 | Polk LSiM703 | PS Audio: Duet, Power Port Classic, PerfectWave AC5 x3 PC | Wireworld Equinox 7 IC | AudioPrism Quietline MkIII x7 | Sanus UF30 | Acoustic Panels, GIK Soffit Traps

    3.1 - Polk: LSiM703, LSiM706c, PSW125 | PS Audio Quintet | VooDoo-Hubbell IG 8300 | Acoustic Panels, Acoustimac Bass Traps

    6.1 - Pioneer Elite SC-05 | Pio BDP-51FD | Polk: RTi8, CSi5, F/Xi3, CSi3 | HSU Research VTF-2 MK4 | PS Audio: Quintet, Power Port Classic | DCF124BW x3 SC | Pangea: AC-9SE x2, 14SE, 14 PC | AQ Chocolate x2 HDMI | M850SW | Acoustic Panels, GIK Soffit Traps
  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 14,295
    edited August 2014
    Hermitism wrote: »
    It would certainly help if the designer would update us on what changes will be made, if old pictures will be migrated over, or just keep the members in the loop.

    Hell at this point I would be happy if they just popped in and said, this is it, get used to it or get lost..

    But I have a feeling we will just start seeing people getting banned if this keeps up much longer...

    Edit: H,E,L,L is even a no no..hahaha
  • StewStew Posts: 646
    It's like the gold star you used to get in Kindergarten

    How many do I need before I get to be line leader?
    SDA 2B-TL (Sonicap/Solen/Mills, Erse Super Q, Rings, Spikes, No-Rez)
    1000VA Dreadnought
    Dared SL-2000a (Siemens & Halske TM 12AT7WA's, Brimar 5Z4G)
    Jolida JD-100a (Sylvania BP TM Gold Brand 5751's), NAD C275BEE, Blue Jeans

    RTiA3, Onkyo TX-SR605
  • ViperZViperZ Posts: 2,046
    I kept going to a bookmark forums.polkaudio.com with "be back soon" note, maybe it would be a bit more convenient to change that note to 'go to main site and click on forum link, which will take you to FORUM.polkaudio.com'.

    And PLEASE bring the vB forum back, this one looks like a forum from late 90s - no features, crappy fonts, it looks atrocious on IE7 (haven't tried Chrome). I know a lot of work must have gone into a development of this forum, and there were BETA TESTERS.. seriously, someone liked this format???
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  • BKphotoBKphoto Posts: 409
    all the old links are gone if you google a question...
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  • BKphotoBKphoto Posts: 409
    by the way new site looks very "beginnerish" more like a Miss-mash looks unprofessional....
    Marantz 1152 DC- Denon DP 1200, Soundsmith Carmen MKII- ADS L980 - Blue Jeans IC's
  • scubalabscubalab Posts: 2,837
    Have to agree with most, the new format has kept me away. First, couldn't find it for awhile due to the bad favorites link. Second, can't take much of the BRIGHT white background and silly fonts. Third, everything is just sloppy... I don't know how to put it any better. I can't pinpoint it, and tried to give it time, but posts seem to run together - there is very little clear definition between posts.

    Definitely like the old forum better. Sadly I'm drifting away. I know I didn't post as much as many, but I have enjoyed my time here reading and learning. I can't honestly say that "I'm outta here", but probably won't be 'in' here as much as I used to be! Although, maybe that's a good thing...
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