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Introducing PlayStation.Blog Share

Patrick Seybold's Avatar Posted by Sr. Director, Corporate Communications & Social Media

The PS3 has changed a lot since it first debuted in 2006. Trophies, movies and TV shows on the PlayStation Store, in-game XMB and more have enhanced your experience – and some of you readers have let us know what else you’d like to see us do.

Unfortunately, this frequently manifests itself as an off-topic comment in an unrelated Blog post.

We know that many readers find such digressions annoying, but we’ve been reluctant to crack down on them as readers didn’t have a good place to formally make requests. Starting today, you do: I’m happy to announce the launch of PlayStation.Blog Share.

PlayStation.Blog Share Screenshot

Share is a subset of the PlayStation.Blog where readers can submit ideas to us about anything PlayStation-related as well as vote on the ideas of others. Many of you are already making suggestions to us, and we’ve always been listening (that’s the whole idea of the Blog), but now these ideas have an official place to call home. You can find the entrance to Share right at the top of this page.

Share uses a lot of the same Blog features you should already be quite familiar with, with the notable addition of a voting system. If you’ve ever visited Digg (or Reddit, etc.) you already know how this works: if you like an idea, you vote it up. If you hate an idea, vote it down. We’ll be keeping track of the popularity of an idea (the +/-) and also the volume (total number of votes). Authors that submit the most popular ideas will find themselves ranking on our leaderboard (which is really just for fun/bragging rights). It’s also important to note that we’re restricting idea submissions to one per person per day at launch, as we don’t want just a handful of people to “run the site.” We’d like to see ideas from as diverse a group of people as possible, and we think this rule will help.

You’ve probably got a few questions about how this all works, and for that we’ve made a pretty comprehensive FAQ that you’ll want to take a glance at before you get started. One thing I want to point out ahead of time is that yes, we’ll be reading these ideas. That said, we ask for your patience in advance; don’t expect Share to lead to overnight changes or actions. Moreover, if we can’t or don’t plan to enact certain ideas, we may jump in and tell you why not.

One final note – now that we’re providing a forum for suggestions (in addition to our long-established traditional Forums), it’s time to crack down on Blog comments. Starting today, moderation for off-topic comments will be much more strict.

That about does it – the PlayStation Social Media team has been working on Share for some time, and we hope you take the time to explore it. We’re quite excited to see what you have to say.

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Thrasher20 said:

March 17th, 11:19 am

Me like me like!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Korbei83 said:

March 17th, 11:21 am

Oh that is gold. Excellent addition to the blog.

SofaKingFox said:

March 17th, 11:21 am

This is great!

Craazy said:

March 17th, 11:22 am

looks like it works…..twitter: craazyville

filthyvillain said:

March 17th, 11:22 am

I already submitted my idea! Check it out in the recent section. :)

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    Patrick Seybold said:

    March 17th, 12:16 pm

    Thanks to you and everyone else who’ve jumped right in.

TheTwelve said:

March 17th, 11:24 am

Awesome. Thank you.—12

KazeEternal said:

March 17th, 11:24 am

Excellent idea.

homeboy79 said:

March 17th, 11:26 am

Smart idea! Kudos!

ZAANOS said:

March 17th, 11:26 am

Wow amazing! I have tons of ideas.

reson8er said:

March 17th, 11:26 am

Great idea, thanks for giving us an outlet for suggestions so we don’t have to wade through the same ones each and every post.

cLOLe said:

March 17th, 11:28 am

Does this mean no more stupid “FIRST!!!!!!!!!!!!!” posts? Because if so, <3.

Parapraxis said:

March 17th, 11:28 am

Great Idea. =)

ZeroSection said:

March 17th, 11:29 am

Hopefully it’ll cut back on the whining and post no.#299887 about Xross game chat etc. That was getting old fast.

FJ1100_rider said:

March 17th, 11:33 am

that’s great , but since you mentioned the traditional forums … any way you can get them working with the ps3 browser again ? I will go ask in the share section too

Andrefpvs said:

March 17th, 11:33 am

Awesome, I just shared my idea for PSP and mobile phone Trophies =)

rochha said:

March 17th, 11:34 am

like who cares, give us a decent operating system if you want to make the ps3 A pc

twooh said:

March 17th, 11:34 am

I’m cool with this. As long as we can still voice our opinions (positive/negative) without them being deleting as long as the post is on topic.

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    Jeff Rubenstein said:

    March 17th, 12:05 pm

    Of course. You don’t need to always agree with us. You just need to be on-topic.

Zookey said:

March 17th, 11:36 am

Just submitted mine–awesome idea guys!

Thwip said:

March 17th, 11:37 am

Love it!

I hope that (like the Blog) we see reply comments from Sony personnel frequently. Bad news (and good news), is better than NO news. I think your Blog readers/posters (as a whole) are thoughtful, intelligent, “hardcore” fans. If they make the effort to submit in “Share”, please make the effort to respond periodically (good or bad).

T3mpr1x said:

March 17th, 11:38 am

Limiting it to one question per day is a good idea. I submitted my idea, let’s see how it does!

StuntF50 said:

March 17th, 11:38 am

Brilliant that you guys are starting to listen to the community! =D

Although, please fix that ugly white space at the top of the blog, it bugs me so much. All you need to do is apply these changes to the WordPress CSS:

.shadow {
margin: 0 -5px 0 -6px;
}

and

.page {

margin: 20px auto;
}

Like that the blog will look like this: http://i44.tinypic.com/b4hxc7.jpg and get rid of that ugly white space.

GettoYout said:

March 17th, 11:39 am

Great!!! Love it guys, this is a great idea!

KatanaStrikes said:

March 17th, 11:39 am

Cool idea. I submitted 2 of my own that I hope someday are implemented regarding Comparing/sorting/rating trophies/games.

Butters360 said:

March 17th, 11:40 am

Awesome thanks guys.

Jetup said:

March 17th, 11:42 am

Finally mods for comments on blog.

roseofmayix said:

March 17th, 11:44 am

Hmm..The big question is whether or not Sony will listen and implement what is desperately needed/wanted by PlayStation users. Given their past mistakes, I can’t say I have much faith in this working.

What kinds of stuff can we expect you to take into consideration? I’m guessing we probably won’t get anything major like an usable PlayStation browser. Can we have some clarification on this Mr. Seybold?

Gorvi said:

March 17th, 11:44 am

This is a great idea, a virtual suggestion box with (hopefully) feedback from you guys, positive or negative.

inuyasha5400 said:

March 17th, 11:44 am

so the most popular things we voted for might happen in a future firmware or something?

spatsnaz said:

March 17th, 11:45 am

Great idea! Looks sweet.

UNCyrus said:

March 17th, 11:45 am

You’ve unleashed a monster….

Worm- said:

March 17th, 11:46 am

Best idea you guys have came up with to date. So awesome we can actually get accurate votes on what people want, and it’s right there for you guys to see. If this was the forums, I would kudo you. Good job guys!

Worm- said:

March 17th, 11:47 am

god I had two great ideas right off the bat, too bad you can only submit 1 idea per day!! ugh, guess i’ll have to hope no one else submits my idea until tomorrow

radione said:

March 17th, 11:47 am

Great idea, but 200 character limit? Come on.

JBracin70 said:

March 17th, 11:48 am

Sweet!

Now we have it… Sony can look at it, but will they?

mew_frenger said:

March 17th, 11:48 am

great sony! this is a win win.
now ul see what ppl want, however maaybe u should base the voting on IP address too. cos the very angry crowd who always crying for cross game chat might just create multiple psn accounts.

unworthyBOZO said:

March 17th, 11:50 am

Very Good idea.

Andrefpvs said:

March 17th, 11:50 am

Please be sure to remove ideas after they’re implemented, though :)

LANfill said:

March 17th, 11:50 am

Great Idea Playstation!

NoobianGod said:

March 17th, 11:51 am

Great idea! Was sooooo needed!

But boy…just a few min in and you guys have really opened the flood gates here! lol

But in a good way! This is why I think PlayStation is best!

Gorvi said:

March 17th, 11:51 am

I’ve seen a number of good suggestions now that have had all vote downs, is there a way to prevent users from “trolling” and voting down every suggestion they see?

DeathGazer said:

March 17th, 11:52 am

Wow, great new feature here!

I just submitted my idea for today :)

Worm- said:

March 17th, 11:54 am

if it’s a good idea, the community as a whole will prevail over a few trolls. In general, I think we have an awesome community, and we all want the same thing, a better more functional ps3!

solrac1 said:

March 17th, 11:55 am

It’s already a success! Nice move sony.

BlooodyCow said:

March 17th, 11:55 am

Best FEATURE on the BLOG period.

FunkyTable said:

March 17th, 11:57 am

I guess this is specific to the way the Playstation works? Because my biggest request for my ps3 now is to publish a MGS collection, that wouldn’t be appropriate for the blog share, right?

imajinetion said:

March 17th, 11:57 am

Why does it seem like there more thumbs down on ideas than thumbs up? Who are the [DELETED] who vote down on excellent ideas!?

DriftDevil said:

March 17th, 11:57 am

will this be available to view in mobile?

Callahan09 said:

March 17th, 11:58 am

This is the best idea you guys have ever had. I love it. I just hope that you guys implement the suggestions we make. I know a TON of people have been clamoring for certain things for a while now and we’ve yet to see something.

Well, I have a somewhat minor idea that I’ve been thinking about suggesting to you guys for a while but didn’t know the best way to do it. Well, now I’m going to share it with this new feature! Hope it gets a lot of positive votes, because I’d REALLY like to see it happen and it seems feasible, too…

Take care.

DR-IVO said:

March 17th, 12:00 pm

This is one thing I love about the PlayStation brand. they listen to their customers. they cant answer and do everything but things like this makes us know they are listening and trying to do everything to keep us happy. keep it coming.

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