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The Advisory Council returns!

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

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  1. epic

    epic Ex Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    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

    Obi Wan Bergkamp Jedi Master star 3

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    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

    Darth Dark Helmet Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    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

    Humble extra Jedi Youngling star 5

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    Jun 12, 1999
    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

    Obi Wan Bergkamp Jedi Master star 3

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    Oct 19, 1998
    There's a halloween one too.
     
  6. Jeremyguy

    Jeremyguy Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Sep 11, 1998
    Can we do one for my birthday?
     
  7. Vertical

    Vertical Former Head Admin star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    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

    DarthSapient Jedi Youngling star 10

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    Jun 26, 2001
    What!!!!! No Arbor Day theme! Tree killer!
     
  9. Jeremyguy

    Jeremyguy Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Sep 11, 1998
    They could totally go with a Kashyyyk theme for Arbor Day.
     
  10. B'omarr

    B'omarr Jedi Master star 6

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    Apr 7, 2000
    I was visited by three ghosts last Arbor day. The showed me the true meaning of Arbor.
     
  11. Night4554

    Night4554 Jedi Knight star 5

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    Oct 9, 2000
    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

    Jedi Master RussDog Jedi Master star 5

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    Aug 26, 1998
    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

    Genghis12 Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Nov 18, 1999
    [ul][hl=lightgreen]Happy Life Day!

    Have YOU dropped a moon on your [/hl]
    [hl=brown]Wookiee[/hl][hl=lightgreen] yet?[/hl][/ul]
     
  14. Jedi Master RussDog

    Jedi Master RussDog Jedi Master star 5

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    Aug 26, 1998
    That post was useless.
     
  15. Genghis12

    Genghis12 Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I'm offering Kashyyyk-related themes for Arbor day. :)
     
  16. Night4554

    Night4554 Jedi Knight star 5

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    Oct 9, 2000
    It's Wookiee.

    ¤Night
     
  17. Master_JoshuaWindu

    Master_JoshuaWindu Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Apr 21, 2001
    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

    Jedi Master RussDog Jedi Master star 5

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    Aug 26, 1998
    You people are completely worthless, do you know that?
     
  19. Humble extra

    Humble extra Jedi Youngling star 5

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    Jun 12, 1999
    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

    Jeremyguy Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Sep 11, 1998
    LOL, Humble extra.
     
  21. Darth_Dagsy

    Darth_Dagsy Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Nov 18, 2000
    RussDog, read CAs intro post.
     
  22. Jedi Master RussDog

    Jedi Master RussDog Jedi Master star 5

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    Aug 26, 1998
    Finally, a useful poster. Thanx.
     
  23. Tellesto

    Tellesto Jedi Knight star 5

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    Dec 7, 1999
    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

    Jeremyguy Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Sep 11, 1998
    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

    Kadue Jedi Knight star 5

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    Jun 20, 2000
    Tel - Try bi-weekly instead?
     
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