We've made some changes to the way LBP for PSP is presented to our users based on the results of some very in-depth, behind-the-scenes discussions that we've been having over the past while. I want to take the opportunity to discuss a few of those changes and why we made them.
Probably the biggest concern for us was how "sequestered" the PSP community had become - almost like a separate community altogether. It wasn't ideal. We pride ourselves on being "one big happy LBP family", even if we prefer different games - and we try to ensure that we promote that sense of community throughout the site. But, when it comes to the PSP community, we failed in that effort. We stuck the entire PSP forum behind one "doorway", one link, where only those who were truly interested would see the content regularly. We essentially designed the PSP forums to be separate from the rest of the forum - not something we intended.
So, we've made changes. First of all, you'll notice that the whole PSP forum (aside from two subforums) is bared open for everyone to see, between Sharing the Fun and General Stuff. We've also closed up and hidden the "Suggestions" forum (as it was pretty much unused), and made a new dedicated "Help!" forum instead. We're hoping these changes will help breathe more life into the PSP community and add a layer of depth to the LBPC community as a whole.
Also, the nav link that took you to a "cordoned-off" PSP forum is now gone. To some, this will be a big annoyance. I know. But it's necessary. Part of "experiencing" LBPCentral is glazing your eyes over the content, even content you don't think is relevant to your overall experience. If you really want to hide forum sections, you can do so using the built-in "minimize" buttons on the right side of each category's header. This way, each user has to opt out of portions of our community instead of opting in, which results in more users actually seeing the content on our site. It's a small change, but it should make a big difference.
As always, let us know what you think about the changes we've made. Feedback is crucial.
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