Most reading this probably know me by my username. But not by other things because I wasn’t a popular user.
Anyway, I’ve already said on the app that I’m leaving, few probably saw the comment let alone cared. But I’ll make this post here because I want to get my thoughts heard.
So when I got the app it was great, good and welcoming community, good app preformance and it was well designed. Staff also interacted with us users a lot too.
But then it all went downhill.
At around December 2017, everything started to go wrong, more users joined the app (majority of users I don’t like on the app joined around this time) and commented constantly - and it wasn’t things about FOOTBALL or FIFA. It was stupid things that were totally unrelated to football and the match. I made a big long comment about this but got lots of hate for it. Also at this time most of the users I liked left. Leaving me only a few users I knew I could talk to. And also, I detected some discrimination on the app. I saw a comment by an English user saying:
“Turks are ******* ******** and should go to hell because they are terrorists”
A turkish user said sort of the same thing, but about English people, and guess what happened.
The Turkish user’s comment got removed quickly, which was good.
But the English user’s comment stayed, no matter how much I reported it. It did get removed eventually (about a month later)
Why were both comments not removed quickly? I’m sure what was going on there was obvious.
So then everyone fought with the Turkish, I saw many comments (by both sides!) that were very rude. But the staff decided to go into hiding! And what a great time to do so.
So these comments remained on the app until the staff (sort of) came back and removed them.
After this, there seemed to be a rule that non-english speakera were forbidden in the premier league chats. I saw people commenting in French who recieved lots of hate because they weren’t speaking English in an ‘English only’ chat. And isn’t football meant to unite us?
So after all this, things were OK for a while, but then the update came, and I think a lot of people will agree with me here - the update was awul!
Bad UI, constant lag, couldn’t view profiles, couldn’t view comment replies, ordering the favourites section was a mess. We were promised multiple times fixes, and were never given any major ones.
The app has been dull for me since all this drama. Lots of users left as well.
And it’s obvious the app has gone downhill.
Before December 2017 - The app had a 5 star raiting on the app store.
Now - It’s 3 and a half, and the most recent reviews are all 1-3 stars (including mine, which was previously 5)
The staff don’t do a great job anymore, and the community SUCKS. Of course there are great users on the app, but a lot of them have left.
And nowdays a lot of the comments aren’t football related or to the match. I don’t mind this when it’s not on a live match, but If I couldn’t watch a match on TV. The comments wouldn’t tell me who’s playing better (like they used to).
As I said, I don’t mind it when it’s not on a live match, but when a match is live, the comments get annoying when it’s basically a chat room.
These are my thoughts, I also welcome any other users opinions, staff too.
Some users may hate me after this, this is what I have been feeling for the past few months on crowdscores, and I’ve let my opinion out.
I might reply to the responses I get, but when this post dies down. I will have left the crowdscores app for good. But maybe one day, if the app gets better, I may return. I might also comment on the fourm from time to time
Please leave opinions below.