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Introducing PlayStation.Blog Share

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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.

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

  • Oh that is gold. Excellent addition to the blog.

  • This is great!

  • looks like it works…..twitter: craazyville

  • filthyvillain

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

  • Awesome. Thank you.—12

  • Excellent idea.

  • Smart idea! Kudos!

  • Wow amazing! I have tons of ideas.

  • 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.

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

  • Great Idea. =)

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

  • FJ1100_rider

    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

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

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

  • 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.

    • Jeff Rubenstein

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

  • Just submitted mine–awesome idea guys!

  • 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).

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

  • 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.

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

  • KatanaStrikes

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

  • Awesome thanks guys.

  • Finally mods for comments on blog.

  • 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?

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

  • inuyasha5400

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

  • Great idea! Looks sweet.

  • You’ve unleashed a monster….

  • 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!

  • 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

  • Great idea, but 200 character limit? Come on.

  • Sweet!

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

  • 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

    Very Good idea.

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

  • Great Idea Playstation!

  • 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!

  • 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?

  • Wow, great new feature here!

    I just submitted my idea for today :)

  • 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!

  • It’s already a success! Nice move sony.

  • Best FEATURE on the BLOG period.

  • 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?

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

  • will this be available to view in mobile?

  • 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.

  • 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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