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Randomguy

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  1. Remember When?

    My earliest clear memory is of eating cream of wheat while sitting on a heating duct in the winter. There was lots of brown sugar.
  2. For the men

    I washed it once the challenge was over.
  3. What the heck happened while I was off sulking?

    Well, can you fix the blinding whiteness and the overly faint color on the default theme? I would prefer not to have to spend unnecessary money if possible, I am just not sure what things you can control from an administrative side. In the shift theme, I have two major (for me) issues. The font is an affront to all that was decent in society before Trump took office, and is suitable for an Atari Pong world. The other is the completely stupid indicator for an unread response in the the topic list. I like the star that indicates a new response, but the "dialog balloon" or whatever they might describe it is annoying. Yeah, details matter, and as silly as it would seem, these are pretty off-putting for me. Otherwise, it would be ok. Of the choices, I think Novus is the best, or so it seems, based on incomplete information. Does that have the appropriate star or the ridiculous dialog balloon? It is still too white, but not as bad as the default choice.
  4. Online Indicators

    Yay! It was distracting as hell. Now if they could tone down the solar flare effect... Still lots left to fix! I agree that the online status is entirely unimportant in a forum setting.
  5. For the men

    Handshakes are kind of stupid. They are like ties in that they are unnecessary yet people go along with it anyway.
  6. What the heck happened while I was off sulking?

    Of course it is frustrating, you know it is frustrating. It is like redecorating someone's house without telling them, then saying "Well, while you were away, I got you different furniture and repainted a bit, and updated your art based on my likes instead of yours. It is better now, why don't you like it?" and "Oh yeah, I did all that redecorating that nobody wanted because I wanted to change the locks so no bad guys can get in". The two things are unrelated. You simply cannot do that and expect that people will be happy with the outcome, a reasonable person would expect that people will be pissed off. It would be less frustrating to say exactly what problems (major problems) would be addressed and why it is obviously justified and obviously necessary before you embark on a change. So was it ever explained wth they can't improve the anti-hacking without messing with the UI? I know I would want a detailed explanation and a reason other than to sell new product. Shift is not exciting yet boring, nor is default. The complaining is based on this "Again, the SHIFT font looks like it was lifted from an early 2000's crocheting forum, and the default theme is too goddamn white, and the parts that aren't blindingly white are too faint, plus the borders are too thin. I would have been fine with it if these were corrected (along with the lunacy of the green triangle), but it seems like some near-blind person put it together while stoned and getting maced at the same time." Holy crap, the LF software change was terrible at best. EVERYTHING was wrong with it, quite literally. It wasn't just me or one or two other people that thought it looked and functioned horribly, it was nearly unanimous. It wasn't over the top, at all, it was appropriate to leave the LF, especially as Rodale kept saying one thing and doing another. It wasn't a meltdown, it was the right thing to do.
  7. Men like things cheap and easy. Wimmin are difficult and expensive.

    I don't agree with this assessment. There are some frugal chicks out there, and I know some guys that spend too freely. I would agree that many women are difficult and expensive, though, they certainly outnumber the frugal type.
  8. What the heck happened while I was off sulking?

    Having been in IT for 4 years in the early 2000's, I realized the value of waiting until the absolute last second to be forced into a change of software, and only under duress or threat of death. We had more than 1,000 users, and this was an institute-wide policy for good reason. Unless the software you are using can be compared to an outhouse and the new software is indoor plumbing, it is just not smart to change it. You know for damn sure that people will be unhappy with the software change from past experience (every past experience), you go through the hassle, and listen to people bitch (some more than others), so just why? Why? WHY??? Again, the SHIFT font looks like it was lifted from an early 2000's crocheting forum, and the default theme is too goddamn white, and the parts that aren't blindingly white are too faint, plus the borders are too thin. I would have been fine with it if these were corrected (along with the lunacy of the green triangle), but it seems like some near-blind person put it together while stoned and getting maced at the same time. I know it is far easier to tear down something than it is to build it up, but it still seems like there wasn't any reason to go ahead with a change at all.
  9. What the heck happened while I was off sulking?

    Hey SW, can you roll things back already? What have we gained from losing the themes we learned to tolerate to be replaced by these two monstrosities? Seriously, why change when no one was asking for change and when it improves exactly nothing? I hate to bitch about this, but we should have learned something from the Rodale bullshit we endured. While the new look is not as drastically different or as crappy as the rodale shitshow, it still improved on nothing, and if there isn't some massive and obvious change for the better, then why the rush to do it? I really am scratching my head here.
  10. Online Indicators

    Yes. Green triangle. A triangle that is green.
  11. What the heck happened while I was off sulking?

    There is no paintbrush tool in this theme. I edited it in the other theme, but it looks like a knitting forum from 2004 in that theme.
  12. What the heck happened while I was off sulking?

    The blues are too washed out and faint, and SW has yet to do anything about it.
  13. ...did you find my belt/pants? I miss that belt, because it helped hold up my shorts.
  14. What the heck happened while I was off sulking?

    Isn't it, though?
  15. Online Indicators

    The upper left green triangle is disturbing my worldview, please remove this scourge at once.
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