Site Update - Jan 2012

Discussion in 'Site News and Announcements' started by Vigdis, Jan 8, 2012.

  1. Strixcoil Moderator

    I agree with you about the colors, kind of "muddy" or like a Coffee with Milk kind of color. I also notice that, sometimes, a message will still have the title in white and it gets totally lost with this color (You say taupe?).

    (I love it when you guys start talking about graphic delicious)

    I want to call that room "The Cappuccino Room". Everything seems just like Starbucks Latte spilled all over the place.
    We are now Why We Cappuccino. (I seriously want a coffee right now...)
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  2. Strixcoil Moderator

    If anyone has a complain about it, why don't you gather around and try to make a new color scheme for this?

    I don't know if you can change the appearence of the forums with a skin or something (Maybe Sue knows?). But if it's possible to add color schemes/themes/skins, it's worth a look, doesn't it?

    (And yeah, not Sue's fault!)
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  3. Dragononymous Member

    No-one is probably bothered enough to make a new css or tweak the current one.
  4. another123 Member

    Oh. Whiners. Nevermind.
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  5. RightOn Member


    If anyone cares....
    I like it! :)
    Although a tad boring and kinda reminds me of the color choices for berber carpeting, but it is easy on the eyes, stain resistant and can hold up to lots of heavy traffic :)

    My 2 cents
    Like the new features and I would love the "stealth" posting option back some day , that waz soooo kewl. But not important.
    Not too jazzed about the "bubble head" logo which reminds me of an add for Volkswagen, but it is MUCH better than the exclamation point.

    Thanks for all your hard work, it is much appreciated
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  6. Dragononymous Member

    We should make it blue, and call it the bue man protesters
    inb4 copyright SOPA R.I.P. Dragon
  7. Anonymous Member

    Thanks, but the colours are full-on suck. Can oui haz de auld colours bak?
  8. Anonymous Member

    I dunno about that.
    It is possible with greasemonkey, if these styles are gonna stay.

    My main annoyance is hover styles on left nav, so low contrast that you can barely read it.
  9. Needs more taupe.

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  10. Strixcoil Moderator

    Ok, so if anyone can actually do something instead of complaining, you should use Greasemonkey? Sounds fair. Thanks anon, good to know.

    You're right about the hover style on the Preferences. Probably you should have to read what the hell you want to touch before hovering, but again, maybe things will be changed and if any members with knowledge of CSS helps, can be fixed/improved.
  11. moarxenu Member

    The thing that bothers me most about changes is the process mods used to decide to the make them without consulting with the membership of WWP.

    The mods are the 1% of WWP and the users are the 99%. If there is anything that we have learned from OWS is that the 1% need to listen to the 99%.

    In the roll out of these changes and the ones that happened last year there has been no prior consultation with the 99%. They mods have made no attempt to justify the need for any changes, to get the members' input, and to build consensus.

    This sort of top down change making is no way to run any organization and especially not one founded on the values of Anonymous of radical egalitarianism and the consensus of hive mind.

    We pride ourselves on having no leaders, of having people tell other people what to do. Here we have 1% telling the 99% what to do.

    The decision-making process for the forum is now that 1% arrive at their own consensus and simply go ahead and make changes which they impose on the 99%. They get tweaked, but the fundamental decision has been made not by the community but by the mods alone.

    There are some decisions that deal with matters that the membership are quite happy to let the mods make, but major decisions that touch importantly on the nature and purpose of the forum need to be brought to the membership before they are made.

    The color used in the forum and its logo are major decisions that need to be brought to the whole membership. A major question to be discussed is whether changing to taupe is going to make the board more attractive or less attractive no to us but to new people.

    Changing the logo is an even more important decision that should have been first submitted to the membership as a proposal before being imposed from above as a fait accompli.

    Why We Protest is the central activist planning forum of Project Chanology, which promoted one of the most successful logos ever created - Headless Guy.

    Headless Guy is nowhere to be seen. The is a huge change in WWP's self-presentation to the world. The decision to do away with Head Less guy and replace him with the new logo means a change in what he represents.

    Nothing I am writing here is radical. It is what all well-run volunteer activist organizations do as well a just ordinary city governments. Changes are proposed, transparent public hearings held, consensus achieved, and proposals revised.

    The real issue that needs to be discussed is the process the mods are using to make decisions about major and radical changes. The current process is deeply disturbing. Ultimately I fear it will lead to the self-destruction of Why We Protest.

    So I am requesting the mods to change the color and restore Headless Guy and submit a proposal for discussion justifying the need for the changes and giving a rationale for the specific changes they are proposing.

    I am raising these two specific issues because they are of great significance for identity and impact on the world. I am perfectly fine with having the mods tweak the functionality of the board. Those changes do not have any great impact on our agreement as a community of what we are about.

    I intend in these criticisms no disrespect for the mods who by and large do a great job and have weathered WWP through huge challenges over the last four years including crises that nearly spelled the end of both the forum and Project Chanology.

    Thank you for giving this consideration.
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  12. Anonymous Member

    LOL soapbox
  13. sue Administrator

    I'll look at it, thank you.
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  14. Dragononymous Member

    Also; You fail
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  17. Anonymous Member

    Great contribution moar xenu, keep them coming.
  18. Anonymous Member

    Another style issue is the top right links hover state:

    .Popup .PopupControl.PopupOpen, .Popup.PopupContainerControl.PopupOpen {
    text-shadow: 0 0 0 transparent, 1px 1px 2px white;
    Blurs the text and makes it weird.
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  19. telomere Member

    It's also helps if you use sharpie markers to color the screen.
    You can pick any color you want and the mods can't do anything to stop you.

    yes it is.
    totally sue's fault.
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  20. WMAnon Member

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  21. Anonymous Member

    My I suggest backing away from the monitor?
  22. telomere Member

    i support the reincarnation of a headless guy,
    but the rest is tl;dr

    can someone summarize this post and tell me if there's anything important?
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  23. rof Member

    Just ignore him.

    What bothers me is the little triangles in the crotch of the W:

  24. Strixcoil Moderator

    Moarxenu was tripping balls? Dunno, can't compute.

    And I support the idea of the sharpie markers.
  25. Anonymous Member

    * reminder to anyone who posts their IRL dox on an Anonymous site *
  26. telomere Member

    Oh, I get it.
    Keep them on a shorter leash.

    I thought ramengate, 404s of '08, teh big hax, magoo, XF and #ows were bad
    but this Taupista insurrection is the worst thing yet.

    I don't know if I can take any more.

    mods, beware!
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  27. TorontosRoot Member

    I support the bringing back of Headless Guy.
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  28. Ersatz Global Moderator


  29. I support
    - the giving of caek to Sue for giving the forum a big fat security improvement,
    - the fish-slapping of whiners, moaners, and anyone who dislikes taupe,
    - and the bringing back of headless guy.
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  30. telomere Member

    but taupe sux
    and sue owes us cake. big time.
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  31. Cudgel Member

    My condolences to the mods. Rolling out a new product LIVE is always a pain, especially when one has such demanding users.

    Looks nice so far, Sue. Keep up the good work.
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  33. Sponge Member

    Only whilst adding a post with an image using the editor's image insert button.
  34. sue Administrator

    That is a known issue at the moment with the url rewriting plugin. I didn't figure out how to hook into the tinyMCE / clientside scripting.
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  35. Anonymous Member

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  36. Anonymous Member

    I am 112 and wat is this?
  37. James Spader Member

    Mods had nothing to do with it. Thank you for asking about the process instead of making sweeping assumptions.
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  38. Ersatz Global Moderator

    You did not clear that post with me first. Post denied
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  39. Fuckeye Member

    I'm only posting because The Chair lured me here:

    Fixed width sucks.
    Ignore feature (I may be slow and failed to notice it previously) is great, I can stop having to read half of the shit people post now.
    Colours aren't bad.
    New logo looks like ass.
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  40. Sponge Member

    I don't know what that means but it sounds sexy as fuck.

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