Is Throwback mode gone?

#1garanPosted 3/17/2014 10:37:11 AM
Starting today, I can no longer access throwback mode. I hate the current lay out options. Am I just out of luck? I am running a computer with XP, using Firefox.
#2SBAllen(Admin)Posted 3/17/2014 2:05:14 PM
No, it isn't gone. The requirements for keeping access to it were tightened again, as it was mentioned they would be when the mode was introduced.
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#3garan(Topic Creator)Posted 3/17/2014 2:47:41 PM
Do we know what these requirements for keeping it are? Because I have been a regular poster for years, went to a friend's wedding over the weekend & now it won't work.
#4gmo7897(Moderator)Posted 3/17/2014 7:49:10 PM(edited)
The requirements have usually been tightened by logging into the accounts on a regular basis (it went from something like once a month to once a week - I don't know what it is now - probably once per day or two). Once you lose the ability to use throwback mode, it is gone; there is no getting it back.
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#5garan(Topic Creator)Posted 3/18/2014 11:00:29 AM
I guess I was off for 2 whole days & lost it. That sucks. I guess I'll stop using these boards as much since I hate the way it looks now.
#6OTACON120(Moderator)Posted 3/18/2014 11:49:23 AM
garan posted...
I guess I'll stop using these boards as much since I hate the way it looks now.

That's unfortunate.
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#7Luigi and Tails(Moderator)Posted 3/18/2014 3:13:37 PM(edited)
Were you going for the V12 version of GameFAQs? There's a stylesheet for that - I think I was the most vocal mod in saying that I preferred the older style (there's nothing wrong with the new one at all, it's just personal preference). I use the V12 stylesheet and, well, this is my GameFAQs:
http://i.imgur.com/FLITkKi.png

I think it's 99.9% of throwback mode and definitely worth using. (ETA: that's my personal tag for Allen)
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#8Tarrun(Moderator)Posted 3/18/2014 3:36:20 PM
I find it funny that every time the site updates, some people complain about how terrible it looks and how they can't browse the board without the old look. Yet then when the site rolls out a new view a few years later, that previous one was the greatest and they can't live without it. >_>
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#9garan(Topic Creator)Posted 3/21/2014 1:24:39 PM(edited)
Luigi and Tails posted...
Were you going for the V12 version of GameFAQs? There's a stylesheet for that - I think I was the most vocal mod in saying that I preferred the older style (there's nothing wrong with the new one at all, it's just personal preference). I use the V12 stylesheet and, well, this is my GameFAQs:
http://i.imgur.com/FLITkKi.png

I think it's 99.9% of throwback mode and definitely worth using. (ETA: that's my personal tag for Allen)


Thanks for that link-- certainly better, but I still miss throwback mode. I also wish it was easier to find the page that lets you change the look of gamefaqs.