Black and Red

Discussion in 'Member Questions, Feedback & Suggestions' started by Revmitchell, Mar 9, 2016.

  1. Revmitchell

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    What was wrong with the previous colors. This is hideous.
     
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    Make it stop. Please.

    And please stop tinkering...we're baptists we don't do change well Roflmao
     
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    Won't the red letters confuse some people?

    Biggrin
     
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    Hehe red letter Christians will lose their minds.
     
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    Hello Folks,
    Based on some of the feedback I got on our look and feel.
    I am trying some different color schemes, this is not a permanent change.
    I will keep fine tuning the palette - until we get it right.
     
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    I guess it could.
     
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    By the way any suggestions on color schemes ?
     
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    Keep it simple? Remember your folks with visual disabilities? (Not me, but something I have to deal with for my job)
     
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    While I appreciate the desire to keep fresh, as we've talked about in this forum before this community exists to discuss and foster conversation which leads to personal enrichment. We don't need a flashy or fancy bulletin board system to do this. Because of the nature of our community the look of this board isn't going to "attract" more people but the content of our conversations will. Maybe you just need to let the board run itself man. Stop tinkering.

    While I don't speak for others, I could care less if this board was the old format or the new one...I just want consistency in whatever it is so I can continue conversations here without distraction. Over the past several months this board's peripheral functions (look, design, etc) have become distracting from the primary function (conversation, debate, engagement, etc.)

    Just because it is here doesn't mean it needs fixing or improvement.
     
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    I completely understand where you are coming from.
    Not all changes are bad, some are positive and some are not.
    As people (including me), we just don't like changes.

    To stay relevant to the digital space we are in, we need to lead the way else we will become obsolete.
    Conversations are the main focus for our forum, anything that helps with it - I am going to be exploring that.
    Your input is always appreciated, as all changes are not here to stay.
    If we see good in the change, we will keep it else it will go away.
    We will have to work together as one community to make this a better place.
    I am very open to feedback both positive and negative ( I have a feeling that I am going to kick myself for saying this Rolleyes )
     
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    I think it looks good now
     
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    Just before I went to bed I open the site and was attacked visually by the Red monster... So I went to bed thinking something was wrong with my computer. Surely there was some mistake or glitch and I would wake and it would be corrected and I was right. I guess this was an experiment that failed... Remember blue is a heavenly color, calm and soothing and peaceful and green is the color of the trees and grass!... Red even though a pretty color too and related to many things beautiful it is also the color of fire and represents... Well we don't need to go there!... To the powers that be of the BB its fine don't tweek it!... Brother Glen
     
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    Just a short note to those who missed this and don't know what we are talking about just be thankful you did!:eek:... Brother Glen
     
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    No, Santha, you keep on doing whatever you think is right to attract more people. The changes he has made have been positive changes. The old board was a clunker from the early 2000's.

    Yes. It. Does. The new look is pleasing to the eye. It's responsive, meaning it looks the same on a phone or tablet as it does on a PC monitor. Santha's added many new features that improve the ability to communicate and post more information, including graphics. It's a much improved board. In the internet world, if you don't improve, you die.

    Maybe it's not so important to a bunch of (mostly) men in their 50's and older, but if you want to get new people, young people, to visit and stay here you can't have a board that looks like Alta Vista.
     
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    The old format was from 1998.
     
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    Yikes! That's even worse than I thought. I imagine someone in their 20's would look at the old site and just continue to surf the web without even giving a look at the content of the conversations. They probably just figured it was a dinosaur site and moved on.
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    Exactly, you nailed it right on the head!
    If we don't keep up with the digital world, the new generation won't bother to check.
    They will be losing the opportunity to experience the baptist fellowship and online community we offer and we won't be able to pass on the torch to next generation.
     
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    I'm reworking a web site right now that was first built in 2007. Besides the dated look, it uses Zen Cart for the shopping cart. I shudder to think how many people have been looking over the products there and left because the cart is archaic, it even requires the user to register to put anything in the shopping cart and also to see shipping charges.
     
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    You can't please everyone (I liked the red....at least in this tablet). :p
     

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