Feedback on forum's new look

Discussion in 'Communications' started by WebLurker, Mar 26, 2016.

  1. Dandelo Force Ghost

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    Sheesh what is it with all the Hal Foster's in here? :p

    How about "thanks for the banner, much better than focusing on one movie, I like how it encompasses the feel of the saga"?
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  2. harpua Chosen One

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    Like I said.... wasn't trying to be hurtful. It's just not very well done, that's all. We can do better. The last one was up forever and needed to be replaced, but at least it had some personality. Slapping images together isn't art. Thanks for the effort, though.


    The thread asked for feedback, so I'm giving feedback.
    Last edited by harpua, Mar 28, 2016
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  3. TheSlave_1 Jedi Padawan

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    It's a fun design, and I like how to incorporates the entire saga. Too bad I cannot see the entire thing since I use this website on mobile, but nonetheless it looks great :D Not to stir anything up, but to those being overly critical, it seems this contest was up for a few months and you had every opportunity to create one that you feel is better and fits your tastes.
  4. harpua Chosen One

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    Again... the thread asks for feedback, not to blow sunshine up the banner artist's ass. Feedback can be both positive or negative. This thread has both, so relax.
  5. EHT New Films Manager

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    Having opinions is fine... but technically, the thread was created by someone who wanted to give compliments about the new design.
  6. harpua Chosen One

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    Then the thread should have asked for compliments, not feedback.


    ... anyway, I've given my opinion, so I'll bow out now. Hopefully, somebody will make another banner.
    Last edited by harpua, Mar 28, 2016
  7. EHT New Films Manager

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    That was mostly my point... it was not created "asking for" anything. ;)
  8. harpua Chosen One

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    Uh... so then, if the thread was solely for the purpose of one person giving his/her feedback, and the rest of the community wasn't asked or expected to give theirs, then it probably should have been done via PM and not in comms.
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  9. TheSlave_1 Jedi Padawan

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    Hey, I was just throwing the option out there to those who thought it could've been a better design.That's all, and yes, I'm relaxed :D
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  10. Darth_Nub Manager Emeritus

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    I like it, was long overdue for a change, and I think the simple montage of straight imagery from each film is completely appropriate, with a good choice of shots.

    Still miss having the individual forum banners from way back, though - that's where I think it's appropriate for more out-there designs.
  11. Ramza Administrator Emeritus

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    The pie in the sky goal is to somehow reimplement that but there are nontrivial technical hurdles that have to be overcome (which could seriously be the Xenforo slogan in some areas). The IGN technique of simply having a different style for each forum doesn't work on this software.
    Last edited by Ramza, Mar 29, 2016
  12. Admiral Volshe Force Ghost

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    As an artist myself, I certainly have criticisms that I feel would make it better - lack of cohesiveness or theme is one. But also, the use of blending and space is not very creative or natural. No colour palette. Things aren't smooth and don't flow into each other. Things look cut off because of the lack of transition.

    There were some really fantastic ones in the thread. Just as inclusive of all 7 films. But the ones I liked most from the fellow artists were the ones that were creative and didn't necessarily span the entire saga. There was a McQuarrie one I thought was fabulous.

    I honestly think it should be a vote from the community, versus an arbitrary pick next time. That would be good.
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  13. TheChosenSolo Jedi Master

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    I was inactive during the fall, so I never knew there was a banner design challenge going on, so when it changed a few days ago I was surprised to have the new banner on the page. I quite enjoy it, especially now that I've zoomed out and can see the TFA screenshot in there too. It was most definitely time for a change, and I'm glad that we have one that looks this good. :)
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  14. Todd the Jedi Mod and Soliloquist of SWTV

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    It wasn't arbitrary- we voted, and the current banner got the most votes. Jury's out on whether we have good taste or not. ;)
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  15. Admiral Volshe Force Ghost

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    Arbitrary by the mods is what I meant. :)
  16. jcgoble3 Jedi Grand Master

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    Who's "we"? The community, or just Mod Squad?
  17. Ramza Administrator Emeritus

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    Mod Squad, though we were taking opinions in the Fan Art thread into consideration. Open polling wasn't deemed viable since it'd have to be a confidential vote and the polling could've been rigged via sock accounts.

    Oh, and apparently also because no one could be bothered to read a board wide notice that was up for two months.
    Last edited by Ramza, Mar 29, 2016
  18. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    It really calls into question the fitness of the ModSquad if this, which has obvious Prequel elements, was deemed "good" or even "the best".
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  19. Darkslayer Force Ghost

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    I love the new banner guys! Only thing it's missing is stuff from TPM
  20. Boba_Fett_2001 Force Ghost

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    I don't get how people are missing this. The first image is from TPM. It's from the....

    wait for it....

    Jedi Council scene!
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  21. Ender Sai Chosen One

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  22. Darth_Nub Manager Emeritus

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    Yeah, I seem to recall that coming up some time ago - a few forums now have individual 'banners' in the spots really intended for announcements, as I understand it. As clever as some of the designs are, it doesn't work quite the same way. Oh well.

    Still like the new overall JCF banner, reminds me of the old TFN banners from about 10-15 years ago. Nice and simple.
  23. DarkEagle Jedi Master

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  24. WebLurker Jedi Knight

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    I don't get it.
  25. Ananta Chetan Jedi Grand Master

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    New banner looks great and I embrace the new design wholeheartedly. Who was the winning artist behind the creation? I didn't see it mentioned in the OP.
    Last edited by Ananta Chetan, Mar 30, 2016
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