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Do you think the top banner needs to be changed?

Yes, I want a new banner!
Why? What's wrong with it?
Yes! Vote for the Yus bird!
no

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Offline xhunterko

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New banner for the site

on: May 09, 2010, 07:28:27 pm
Hello everyone!

Every now and then when I'm browsing search options or looking at the begginning of a thread, I am partially distracted by some random guy's head popping up (i have been told once that it's bruce lee)

I don't know about you, but when trying to disect someones pixel art for the first time, I find this rather annoying. I particularly find it somewhat distracting when trying to write a post such as this especially when I'm lost in thought trying to write a cirt.

I am more in favor of a still image or something of a different, or maybe a more colorful palette. Or the yus bird could be the new mascot of pixelation. Since he's doing a good job of holding the donate here banner.

So, I pose this question to you. Should the admins have someone do a new banner for the site? Or leave it as it has always been?

Personally, I think it needs changed. What's your opinion?

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Re: New banner for the site

Reply #1 on: May 09, 2010, 10:09:18 pm
I think its fine as-is, what bothers me is the flashing white news box images. Its never bothered me, and I thought it was neat that it pops up every now and then.

The flashing, however, makes me :(

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Re: New banner for the site

Reply #2 on: May 09, 2010, 10:24:22 pm
Bruce Lee has been in the banner for like 8 or 9 years now I think. He should stay.

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Re: New banner for the site

Reply #3 on: May 10, 2010, 06:46:37 am
added the "no" option.  the poll seemed biased ;)

but as Gil said, bruce is part of our culture here.  If it bothers you really really bad you can just block images hosted from pix.

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Re: New banner for the site

Reply #4 on: May 10, 2010, 02:30:10 pm
It doesn't bug me at all, I voted no.

What does need attention is the current forum icon set.
« Last Edit: May 10, 2010, 02:33:03 pm by Mathias »

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Re: New banner for the site

Reply #5 on: May 11, 2010, 02:38:49 am
@indigo: My bad. I didn't mean to make it seem like that. I thought the what's wrong with it covered that. Oh well. Carry on.

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Re: New banner for the site

Reply #6 on: May 11, 2010, 11:02:02 am
I voted no. I like Bruce Lee.

But the mixed resolution in the logo is a little puzzling.

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Re: New banner for the site

Reply #7 on: May 11, 2010, 07:09:53 pm
Are you trying to void the relevance of the Pixelation T-Shirt I made a while back?  Nu! (I'll have to take a picture of it now when I get home)

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Re: New banner for the site

Reply #8 on: May 12, 2010, 03:52:38 pm
Wait, when did vote for the yus bird get thrown up there? I think of that yus bird thing, which I never understood, as more or less an inside joke between a certain german and a certain greek. Why would it be featured in the site masthead?

This site's skin just needs to be left alone. Everybody go home, there's nothing to see here.

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Re: New banner for the site

Reply #9 on: May 12, 2010, 09:20:15 pm
Allrighty, poll closed then.

@Mathias: I thought just someone's odd creation. Especially since he's doing a good job on the donate button, why not get rid of the pop up thing and use him instead. Now that you say it I think I remember seeing something like that somewhere. Although it's been in the poll since I first put it up.

@argyle: What t-shirt?
« Last Edit: May 12, 2010, 09:22:26 pm by xhunterko »

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Re: New banner for the site

Reply #10 on: May 12, 2010, 09:45:12 pm
Yus bird's indeed an inside joke more or less, he's my creation though Ptoing has done some awesome things with him, I'd rather he not be a Pixelation mascot. But if anyone has any other ideas for a mascot and/or banner, draw them and if they're awesome the least we can do is rotate them on the header.