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I've Given it Some Time

03/01/2013 11:42 PM

....and I still really dislike the new layout and color scheme imposed upon CR4.

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I really disliked it originally. I took comfort in the knowledge that with time, things that are initially unpleasant might eventually be recognized as agreeable in some way....or at least the pain of experience should become more blunted....

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...but no.

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It even looks like the 'CR4' logo at the top is fading, a little bit greyer day by day, like pages shooting out of a copier running out of ink....and eventually the very last discernible copy will drift past....

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How are new members going to get here, when it doesn't even have a name...

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sad is the world....

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Re: I've given it some time....

03/02/2013 6:01 AM

I agree. The site now looks like a color poster that's been out in the sun too long. Bleached and, quite frankly, bland. None of its old personality. Sterile and bereft of character. The new font? Helvetica? C'mon, guys, we can do better than a circa 1970s Kroy label-maker.

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Re: I've given it some time....

03/02/2013 6:07 AM

At least those two LEGO blokes in the Engineering Careers Section are still shaking hands, knee-deep in water. :-))

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Re: I've given it some time....

03/03/2013 2:04 AM

AHHHHAHAHA!

you made my day.

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Re: I've given it some time....

03/02/2013 6:26 AM

I wanted to give it a chance, in the meantime while i yell at the neighbor kid to stop skateboarding on the side walk.

But in a more serious manner, I have to agree, I think what bothers me the most in the color choices is just that, the contrast between background and text is not that intense, maybe a little darker blue?

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Re: I've given it some time....

03/02/2013 6:41 AM

The best advice I can give you is to scroll down a few inches. Remember, it's not the wrapping that counts. ;)

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Re: I've given it some time....

03/02/2013 6:58 AM

Tell that to an architect, a stylist, an auto-body designer, any Lamborghini/Ferrari/Bugatti/Lotus/Porsche owner, a fashion designer, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera. If any part of a design should be ignored, then something is plainly wrong with the design.

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Re: I've given it some time....

03/02/2013 7:01 AM

That's all I do. I don't see it as a big deal.

My beef is with the slow loading pages, which I think has to do with the social networking links, (which nobody ever seems to use).

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03/02/2013 7:28 AM

Every page that features a Facebook or Twitter icon, not just here, but anywhere? Every time you visit a page featuring these icons, their owners get notified of your visit. You don't even have to be a member for them to know your browsing history in detail. If later you sign up to one of these social networks, they already know a great deal about you! Firefox has a browser extension that blocks Twitter notifications, but I haven't seen any yet for the others.

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Re: I've given it some time....

03/02/2013 10:17 AM

I just assume that I'm always being tracked and watched while on the internet. It's probably a pretty safe bet.

I'm beginning to think that FB makes their money by selling my info to anyone that wants it.

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Re: I've given it some time....

03/03/2013 2:10 AM

'... scroll down a few inches. Remember, it's not the wrapping that counts....'

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That sounds like dialogue that might come from an anti-contraception commercial. This isn't what the Pope is doing with all his newly found free time, is it?

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On the flip side, if the 'wrapping' didn't matter, why did it have to change?

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Re: I've given it some time....

03/03/2013 9:53 AM

CR4 is now owned by IHS. IHS uses a blue branding scheme across all of its sites.

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03/03/2013 8:37 PM

Sounds like IHS considers the wrapping to be important.

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BTW the problem isn't the use of the color blue. That misrepresents the issue.

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Re: I've given it some time....

03/04/2013 5:51 PM

From one of my favorite moveis, Kelly's Heros:

Oddball to Moraiarity: Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here? Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?

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Re: I've given it some time....

03/04/2013 6:35 PM

How come you are so negative about my negativity?

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03/04/2013 6:39 PM

Not true! I'm positive about your negativity.

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Re: I've given it some time....

03/04/2013 6:51 PM

I like it.

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Re: I've given it some time....

03/04/2013 7:19 PM

I don't. Not one bit. It's much too positive and you both have reputations to uphold. For shame!

Meanwhile I'm gonna see how much they'll pay me to shut up.

-mum

ps: Don't you two even think about getting along whilst I'm away...

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03/04/2013 7:27 PM

Don't worry. I can find fault with anybody.

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Re: I've given it some time....

03/04/2013 9:45 PM

'with anybody'.

Why the false modesty?

We all know you don't need 'anybody's' help. You should have no problem finding fault with no one but yourself.

It would be hard to miss, and even a blind hog gets an acorn every now and again.

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03/04/2013 5:08 PM

I know, use the old scheme in BR2.

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03/02/2013 10:20 AM

This is the lamest bridge icon....

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03/02/2013 11:18 AM

Let's all threaten to quit paying the $25.00USD monthly membership fees that we all have to send to Del every month.

That'll show them!!!

Sorry, but it ain't our gig, it's theirs. Just pretend you found a new forum.

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03/02/2013 2:03 PM

We're nitpickers by nature....I could keep this up indefinitely....yuk yuk

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03/03/2013 10:59 AM

$25 ??? I've been charged $50 and a return fee of $75 due to my absence!!!

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03/03/2013 11:10 AM

Looks like you're not getting the volume discount.

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03/03/2013 11:47 AM

Skunked again!

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03/03/2013 10:53 AM

I've been away for a while and when I logged in I thought that I had made a wrong turn. It looks like a counterfit. The life has been stolen from the site without the color. seems too... industrial.

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