My opinion on the new site update.

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  1. iiboharz

    aa iiboharz eternally tired

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    Thanks for the great feedback!

    I've decided to drop the borders after feedback and testing what they look like without borders myself.

    I think you've described our design choices perfectly and I appreciate it.
     
  2. HQDefault

    aa HQDefault ...what

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    This is really just a concept, but the idea behind this was to combine parts of the old banner and the new one.

    This is what I got.
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    It could stand to be a bit more punch, but I like the simplicity of it over the new ones. (I feel like whenever someone tries to redo something old, they always over complicate things and make it seem pretty bleh compared to the old one, and I always miss the subtle simplicity there)
     
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  3. iiboharz

    aa iiboharz eternally tired

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    I can tell it's a medal because that's the point but I also can't tell it's a medal.
     
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  4. HQDefault

    aa HQDefault ...what

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    Hence, why I said it's just a concept. It would probably take me a while to actually do one well.
     
  5. WAXXXLICKER

    WAXXXLICKER L1: Registered

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    I think you're wasting time here, bucko. Iibo has a really clean design going on here, and from preview imagery I've seen, at the very least your borderless suggestion is definitely valid and it certainly looks better that way. But your three-tone logo is.... pointless, and certainly not as fun as what's implemented now. Learn to live a little, bub.

    Also, that aliasing is DISGUSTING. What, did you make it high-res and scale it down while resampling w/ Nearest Neighbor? Do you even know what I just said?
     
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  6. A Boojum Snark

    aa A Boojum Snark Toraipoddodezain Mazahabado

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    I was suddenly very worried my wall of thanks got nerfed. I had to go check, but it still fills my screen so... carry on!


    edit: Frozen is no longer blue. This is an outrage. I demand a recall.
     
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  7. HQDefault

    aa HQDefault ...what

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    If you meant I got it from a high res picture, carried it over to the banner, and then shrunk it down, then yes. It's just to say what I'd be doing. If I was doing this under the thought that it would go in, that whole banner would be drawn by hand. (Except maybe the text)

    Now, I need to give you guys a visual as to what I'm talking about. Again, be right back.

    EDIT:

    Alright, here it is:
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    Now, this conversation is starting to get a bit negative, and I hate negativity. So, I'm just gonna say all I want right now:
    The current banner is a bit bright, and a bit too noisy. I'm not AGAINST the medallion, since everyone seems on board with it, here's all I want: Just soften the picture up a bit to be more solid colors and less details, and tone down the brightness of the banner. I'm not even really against the border all that much either. That's it.
     
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  8. WAXXXLICKER

    WAXXXLICKER L1: Registered

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    [​IMG]
     
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  9. Fr0Z3nR

    aa Fr0Z3nR Creator of blackholes & memes. Destroyer of forums

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    I liked the blue, but the Purple is growing on me.
     
  10. Vel0city

    aa Vel0city func_fish

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    The purple is so hard to read in the thanks posts. Like seriously. It blends too much with the background.

    Also,
    is kinda true. Flashy colors everywhere on a site that is generally flat with darker colors. It doesn't fit.
     
  11. Fantasma

    aa Fantasma

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    Isn't the old trick to make different colors so they will stand out?

    Honestly, it feels so much easier to distern rank without having to look over.
     
  12. Geit

    aa Geit 💜 I probably broke it 💜

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    Actually, it's possible to have multiple ranks, it just results in too much visual confusion around posts when full width banners are in use.

    I've knocked it up a few shades, it's much more readable now imo. Also iibo's revised rank images have been uploaded now, they should appear on your browsers soon (or press ctrl+f5 to force it)

    It's worth noting too that the requirements for ranks are going to be shifted around within the next few days so that your rank is based on thank count, rather than raw post count, changes on that will be announced soon.
     
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  13. RubbishyUser

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    So I can only see the borderless icons on SR. staff so far and I already really like it. That's much better in my opinion. Thanks for doing this Ibo!
     
  14. KubeKing

    Server Staff KubeKing Soon it will be different

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    I was going to make a joke about leaving cosmetics to the TF2 team, but I see we're far past that point.
     
  15. Bunbun

    aa Bunbun Gay sex slave

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    In my opinion, the forums now feel like walking through a dark lane filled with shiny and bright neon signs.
     
  16. Vel0city

    aa Vel0city func_fish

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    ˆˆˆthisˆˆˆ
     
  17. Geit

    aa Geit 💜 I probably broke it 💜

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    You can now thank release posts.
     
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  18. Muddy

    aa Muddy Muddy

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    I've said this already in chat but I'll say it here too: I'm not sure about this. In this community, "thanks" doesn't mean "thanks for this useful post" nearly as much as it means "haha this post made me laugh". So rank won't be based on how helpful you are, it'll be based mostly on how often you post in the Steam convo thread.
     
  19. Fantasma

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    It's more a "Like" button. (Like reddit karma)

    But I still think it could be ranked jokingly
     
  20. Vel0city

    aa Vel0city func_fish

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    Why the new banner? Why? What's up with simplicity? An orange TF logo with a grey Hammer logo on a red background with white letters. What's up with red and white?

    At least give an option to go back to the old style you know.
     
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