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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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Zero86-Sk said:

March 18th, 2:10 am

Hey Jeff, from Europe here, i hope we can also express our oppinions here :)

daorigin said:

March 18th, 2:16 am

my only question is… I’ve just taken my time to go through every page and vote accordingly through every single idea put in thus far… will the popular ideas finally hold more priority to getting put into our system or you are just going to pick and choose what happens, cause currently X game chat has been sought for years and still here we are … and if you are unable to do some of the ideas, can we get some sort of progress report or feedback to ideas being given … be honest don’t string us along.. playstation blog share is a great thing; use it, don’t abuse it


March 18th, 2:25 am

very good ideas keep going ……..


March 18th, 2:34 am

come a ways since the end of february 26 hours of being off line some 12 billion costumers upset’

Jaylaf said:

March 18th, 2:42 am

I sure wish any suggestion I try to post on PS.Blog Share actually went through. I’ve now posted yesterday and today, and nothing sticks. Neither of mine show up, and neither do a friend’s. And yet, somehow people managed to post multiple ideas in a row.

Is anyone else having their stats tickers stay at zero across the board, no matter how many votes or comments or ideas they post?

Really love the idea, but it needs to actually, you know…work.

Connoisseur said:

March 18th, 2:59 am

Outstanding~! This will be a great tool for sharing ideas to help make the PSN even more enjoyable. I think if Sony listens to these comments it has a chance of becoming one of the most important pieces of the development process.

lswanson1 said:

March 18th, 3:15 am

This is the best idea to come out of the blog yet. I just hope that our voices are heard.

SykoTech said:

March 18th, 3:54 am

This is a great addition. Here’s hoping we get some good results from these ideas.

FlyBoyTopher said:

March 18th, 4:17 am

most excellent…sorry to go mr. burns on ya, but I would have to say that phrase definitely fits :-)

taurus82 said:

March 18th, 5:08 am

I’ve put up two ideas (More PS3/PSP Demoscene and Shadow of the Beast Remake) yesterday (I think 8pm London time), They don’t seem to have showed up.

quarkquest said:

March 18th, 5:18 am

Bravo Sony, that is a really really really a good idea…finally! but please remember, don’t forget fans who are not hardcores…in blogs you will see mostly Hardcores, but keep in mind what ordinary people want…

Sunnyok said:

March 18th, 5:22 am

I want you guys to make the top rated things to happen.


leighbeynon2002 said:

March 18th, 5:38 am

can someone please help me get a ps3 console in the florida area ?? i need god of war 3 and the slim, 4-5 of my mates are also really struggling to find one in stock, amazon.com are sellin well over the standard price !!
sorry this is off topic guys !

Carl-G said:

March 18th, 5:55 am

If SONY do something about my ‘Off-topic’ comments sometimes on this then i will stop doing it ;D

SpiritThief said:

March 18th, 6:00 am

Good addition.

One problem. The blog and forums don’t work on the PS3 browser:(

Blog text comes but videos can’t be watched. The broads are slow even on latest firefox. On the PS3 browser, going to the broads has resulted in more freezing then page loading.

BeerHook said:

March 18th, 6:23 am

Great idea, very impressed!

Blackwtr_Merc said:

March 18th, 6:26 am

Does it take a while for ideas to be approved by moderators? Mine hasn’t shown up yet…

Chuckbait said:

March 18th, 6:28 am

Beautiful. Its about time Sony. Here’s one suggestion off the bat….. Make sure my ps3 will work on the next March 1st. (Poke)

delta__nine said:

March 18th, 7:20 am

uh oh.I can hear the migration of complainers!shhh,listen.here they come!

SultanOfSleaze said:

March 18th, 7:39 am

I’m just worried that the suggestions that Sony may not like or may not be able to have easily added will be ignored or worse simply disappear. I’m already worried enough that some of the voting and suggestions have been “massaged” by Sony employees like on other similar sites. It is always disturbing to see something like Chuck from payroll voting against PS2 backwards compatibility because there is a company agenda to discourage it. I’m not saying that this is definitely happening but it always seems suspicious to see a “hardcore gamer” posting so strongly and angrily against something like PS2 BC simply because they don’t use it and then get mad at people for voting down something like being able to download full retail versions pf PS3 games.

gumi42 said:

March 18th, 9:04 am

This is such and awesome idea, I just got back from the share blog and it was awesome. I finally got to voice my opinion on trying to get more music visualizations. Haven’t had a new one since we got the earth one back at firmware 2.40.

Thanks Playstation for taking the time to find out what your fans really want in their systems!!!!!!!

But the Kevin Butler DLC for Uncharted 2 that would be just about the coolest thing ever, outside of Jack Bauer

QuebecSuperstar said:

March 18th, 9:14 am

That’s just brilliant! Thank you so much!!!

Alastair- said:

March 18th, 9:38 am

I’m really upset about Cross Game Chat still not being a feature on the PS3. I would play my PS3 WAY more if the feature was added and thus buy more Sony peripherals and games. It’s all well and good introducing a feature to introduce features for the PS3 on the blog, but you’re letting a lot of people down. We know it must be hard, but updates so that we know it’s coming and being worked on and how far it is in progress would be amazing. It would be most anticipated thing for me since Super Smash Bros. Brawl!

markshneider said:

March 18th, 10:02 am

ok, i’ve gone trough it, and the idea is pretty neat. It will be really nice if SONY hears us, bringing much needed implementations. But the interface needs a little tweaking. The vote UP / Vote Down button is a little dubious… Inside an idea, you would click down to see what the others are saying when votes something down. But instead, it submts your negative vote… without any prompt! That was the first thing I did! Misunderstood the system. That is a really bad thing. You can bet that many zanny people are doing the same, voting negatively in things they want to vote up, without prior notice… Please fix that, or you will not be able to tack reallistic statistics from the system.

TheOneBlackMage said:

March 18th, 12:20 pm

I submitted 4 ideas yesterday right before the maintenance, and they aren’t showing up yet. How long does it take for them to get approved and published, and is it possible they got lost due to the maintenance?

Lucky13X said:

March 18th, 12:55 pm

Great idea, but isn’t this similar to what Xbox does with their Microsoft Connect site? I appreciate the integration into the Blog though. Brilliant move as it should give you ideas and improvement suggestions all year round.

Lucky13X said:

March 18th, 1:10 pm

Did someone at least suggest the option to have more than 200 characters when submitting your idea?! 200 characters is too short and not even enough for a full paragrapgh or proper grammar.

Ospov said:

March 18th, 3:49 pm

Can you all have your mods filter out the stupid ideas? You know, things that Sony can’t do because it falls 100% on the developers shoulders.

“Remake FFVII!!” is a perfect example of a stupid idea. They just clutter up the other ideas and it takes forever to find good ideas.

AmpMunkey said:

March 18th, 5:31 pm

hey guys i love the new Share feature! I’m really excited about this feature and have already posted and idea myself! i think a lot of good will come out of this, both for gamers and for PlayStation. Great thinking guys! I LOVE how much PlayStation focuses on the players and does so much to better our experience.

Sakimori_X said:

March 18th, 5:51 pm

Wow, this thing is a colossal hit!


March 18th, 8:13 pm

Hey Jeff. If your still keeping up with these comments could you tell me what hours do the staff moderate idea suggestions? I know it’s tight at the moment but I’d like to know so If I have an idea I can wait till you guys are working so I can get a faster response unless you just recommend I send ASAP. Also if I suggest two ideas in one day, will the second one eventually show up the day after or will I haft to resend it? I had two that I sent right away and that was before I read the FAQ. Thanks for your time and Kudos for introducing such a great feature!

Elvick_ said:

March 18th, 8:20 pm

Well, that’s great. Offtopic stuff kind of bugs me. xP

johnnyroastbeef- said:

March 19th, 5:45 am

ps home on psp?pleeeeeease?

Big_Nasty360 said:

March 19th, 12:41 pm

Hell Guys. i would like to see us PSN user to be in a Chat Room while we play a Video Game, just as the Xbox 360 Users have… it would only be nice…

NintendoTim said:

March 19th, 12:55 pm

You know, I’ve voted on many things, commented a bunch of times, and have submitted 3 ideas (all ideas submitted in one day, before I was made aware you’re allowed one per day), yet nothing is appearing in my Stats.

I know the FAQ says “During normal work hours, if your idea is approved, it should appear fairly quickly,” but most of my activity was Day 1. Now, there’s the whole “if it was approved” spiel. My ideas weren’t ravenous or rude (Allow Removal/Reorganizing XMB Icons || Make L2/R2 Triggers Concave || Faster XMB Loading When In-Game), however, I did find my third idea was already submitted, despite it not appearing in search results. All my comments that I can find are staying, without the “Awaiting Comment Approval” line. The items I’ve voted on still say “Voted” on them.

Is there that much traffic causing the tally counter not to update? Considering the site doesn’t stop you from submitting a second idea in the same day, would stacking submissions like that in one day cause all my idea submissions to be null and void?

Any help clarifying this for not just myself, but for anyone else who’ll encounter this issue would be awesome.

(Yes, I am signed into my PSN Account when I’m submitting stuff).

fuzzyclutter said:

March 19th, 5:36 pm

submitted 2 ideas, did a search nothing comes up involving my ideas spent last two days combing through posts looking for anything that remotley looks like my ideas , plus to see if mine pop up … none . Well I guess Im going to stop wasting my time with that then :/

fuzzyclutter said:

March 20th, 5:22 pm

blog share apparently doesnt work from the ps3 browser , even though it acts like it does . have shared 3 ideas so far and combed the other ideas to make sure they werent duplicates and found nothing . at this pount i just have to assume its some sort of software glitch between the ps3 and server .

Vocor_Kane said:

March 20th, 11:25 pm

This is an excellent idea, but it’s basically broken at the moment. At this time, there are arount 700 ideas available to vote on. Unfortunately, those moderating the ideas and submitting them for voting are very slow. I’m sure there are thousands of great ideas just sitting there waiting to be voted on. Also, it seems very easy for ideas to become buried by the already voted on and popular ones.

Again, this is a great idea, but it needs a LOT of tweaking yet.


March 21st, 1:48 am

THANK YOU FOR LISTENING GUYS ” NOW ME QUESTION IS ARE YOU IN THE FUTURE GOING TO PUT MUSIC IN OUR PERSONAL HOMES IN HOME”? it would be very nice thanks 4 taking your time in reading my text have a great day ‘

JarBings said:

March 23rd, 3:21 am

Moderate the ideas a bit faster i submitted already three and got no feedback so far.

VixDiesel said:

March 23rd, 1:16 pm

Hire me to moderate the topics, I need a job so I can buy more games.

fuzzyclutter said:

March 24th, 6:10 pm

@239 … if your referencing to being able to play music from your hardrive to play for you and your guests to listen to . forget about it . There is no practical way sony could ensure that it has proper licensing from EVERY single record label and artist to have music in home . in game music is different as it falls under “fair use ” laws . Howver playing music within the game while broadcasting that music to others who are in game but in different regions , is asking for a legal nightmare .. Then you have the issue of explicite matierial .

M_7_M_A_D said:

April 13th, 12:26 am

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