The Advisory Council returns!

Discussion in 'Communications' started by Commander Antilles, Mar 5, 2002.

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  1. epic Ex Mod / RSA

    Member Since:
    Jul 4, 1999
    star 7
    St Patricks day is universal. I only vaguely know those other Saints, so why should an entire board change be made to suit a minority? It's like saying we should have an Australia Day theme when it's Australia Day over here. The themes that are chosen are generally only the most recognised occasions. St Patricks day is recognised -- the others aren't.
  2. Obi Wan Bergkamp Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Oct 19, 1998
    star 3
    For universal read a marketing exercise to Guiness drinking countries!!.

    Ask some of our East European, Asian or South American users who St Patrick was, what he acheived, both in reality and legend and they will look at you blankly or mutter something about leprechauns. From the point of view of the UK, of which he represents a portion of the population he is one of four saints no more or less important than the other three. It just seems wrong to me to honour one of the British saints and not the other three.

    As for an Australia day makeover? Well you have my support on that if you want to petition for one. A significant proportion of both mods and users on this site are Australian so I see no reason why those responsible for the makeovers shouldn't recognise the sterling contribution made by those from Australia and honour them.
  3. Darth Dark Helmet Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Dec 27, 1999
    star 6
    Well, thinking about the only holidays we really change the layout for are, Valentines, St. Patty's, the 4th of July and Christmas. I don't think we do a Thanksgiving one.

    If you look at it, the 4th of July is the strictly American one.
  4. Humble extra Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
    Jun 12, 1999
    star 5
    how about a Labour day theme, or Queen's Birthday, which is a holiday in canada, nz, australia, and britian?

    or are we all a bunch of reactionary republican capitalists?

    Show Some Solidarity!
  5. Obi Wan Bergkamp Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Oct 19, 1998
    star 3
    There's a halloween one too.
  6. Jeremyguy Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Sep 11, 1998
    star 4
    Can we do one for my birthday?
  7. Vertical Former Head Admin

    Member Since:
    Apr 6, 1999
    star 6
    The themes are changed on those days because there's an obvious *theme* (thus, the name "theme").

    Valentine's Day = Pink Hearts, Pink boards, pictures of people kissing, whatever. Pink, pink, and more pink.

    St. Patrick's Day = Green everything. Clovers. Green, green, and more green.

    Halloween = Black and Orange everything. Pictures of Sith. Evil. Evil, evil, evil, black, black, black, orange, orange orange. Theme.

    Christmas = Red and Green everything.

    We do themes for holidays that have strong *themes* and schemes. Doing an Arbor Day wouldn't work the same way. Doing a May Day wouldn't work the same way. There's no mass 'theme' in terms of color schemata and representative images.

    This isn't something we do to highlight one holiday over the other, we do it for fun because these days have obvious color influences.

    There needn't be conspiracy or religious oppression in everything.

    Vertical
  8. DarthSapient Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
    Jun 26, 2001
    star 10
    What!!!!! No Arbor Day theme! Tree killer!
  9. Jeremyguy Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Sep 11, 1998
    star 4
    They could totally go with a Kashyyyk theme for Arbor Day.
  10. B'omarr Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Apr 7, 2000
    star 6
    I was visited by three ghosts last Arbor day. The showed me the true meaning of Arbor.
  11. Night4554 Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 9, 2000
    star 5
    Say... If I do some Kashyyyk images for Arbor day, you know good and nice and all would you make an arbor day theme? I'll even pick board colors! :D :)

    ¤Night
  12. Jedi Master RussDog Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Aug 26, 1998
    star 5
    I'm very important. I demand recognition.

    As an aside, what the hell do you do, and do you really have any power? And who of you is actually a part of this "advisory council".

    "Input, more input"
  13. Genghis12 Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Nov 18, 1999
    star 6
      Happy Life Day!

      Have YOU dropped a moon on your
      Wookiee yet?
  14. Jedi Master RussDog Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Aug 26, 1998
    star 5
  15. Genghis12 Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Nov 18, 1999
    star 6
    I'm offering Kashyyyk-related themes for Arbor day. :)
  16. Night4554 Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 9, 2000
    star 5
    It's Wookiee.

    ¤Night
  17. Master_JoshuaWindu Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Apr 21, 2001
    star 4
    its like the Administration now has in Internal Affairs breathing down their backs...



    "this place is a cesspool...."

    :D

    nice to see changes. :)
  18. Jedi Master RussDog Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Aug 26, 1998
    star 5
    You people are completely worthless, do you know that?
  19. Humble extra Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
    Jun 12, 1999
    star 5
    go Labour day! we could have a worker with a hammer smiting the evil capitalist, maybe GL, who is cringing, with one arm raised in defence, as if to ward off the blow, all in red of course
  20. Jeremyguy Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Sep 11, 1998
    star 4
  21. Darth_Dagsy Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Nov 18, 2000
    star 6
    RussDog, read CAs intro post.
  22. Jedi Master RussDog Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Aug 26, 1998
    star 5
    Finally, a useful poster. Thanx.
  23. Tellesto Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Dec 7, 1999
    star 5
    I'm supposed to be doing an AC update every thursday, huh? Oh darn, well with the rate at which it took me to get to the last, I should have started working on this yesterday.

    :D
  24. Jeremyguy Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Sep 11, 1998
    star 4
    Hey, as long as it's weekly-ish, I'm happy. Though I think probably some people here are far more interested in what you guys are doing than I am. Seriously, it doesn't really matter to me when reports come out. I think it's cool that the admin is trying to communicate better, so whatever works for that is okay with me.
  25. Kadue Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Jun 20, 2000
    star 5
    Tel - Try bi-weekly instead?
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