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Author Topic: General Feedback: Let’s get rid of the Important Announcement  (Read 209 times)

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Let’s get rid of the Important Announcement
« on: November 05, 2019, 09:12:07 am »
It’s huge, it’s garish, and it’s been there almost a month. I can’t get it to go away no matter how hard I try; please get rid of it.

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Re: Let’s get rid of the Important Announcement
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2019, 11:10:03 am »
It’s huge, it’s garish, and it’s been there almost a month. I can’t get it to go away no matter how hard I try; please get rid of it.

I might also humbly suggest that the Board Staff consider editing the verbiage on the forum home screen...about the changes which occurred when the forum switched from vBulletin back to SMF (what was it, two years ago?).
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Re: Let’s get rid of the Important Announcement
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2019, 11:42:22 am »
It’s huge, it’s garish, and it’s been there almost a month. I can’t get it to go away no matter how hard I try; please get rid of it.

Well, we've had more garish top-of-page announcements; this one's mostly just very red. But huge. Kiya and Jenett and I were remarking daily about it being LARGE and RED for weeks, but haven't done so for quite a while; I've mostly stopped noticing it - and I would say I'm The Person Most Likely To Be Weirded Out By It. So, yeah, I think it's time to either drop it, or possibly (since changing hosts is a Big Deal) reduce it to a less intrusive version, less 'EVERYONE NEEDS TO KNOW THIS UNPRECEDENTED NEWS' and more 'If you're wondering what happened while you weren't looking....'

If it's something I have the ability to do, I don't have the knowledge, so I'll need to talk to Randall.

I might also humbly suggest that the Board Staff consider editing the verbiage on the forum home screen...about the changes which occurred when the forum switched from vBulletin back to SMF (what was it, two years ago?).

Two and a half, so, yeah, that needs updating too.

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Re: Let’s get rid of the Important Announcement
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2019, 06:45:08 pm »
If it's something I have the ability to do, I don't have the knowledge, so I'll need to talk to Randall.

Progress report: Randall has provided me with Scrolls of Ancient Wisdom (yes, I am a recovering Civ-oholic :D); as you can see, or not-see, Castus's request has been fulfilled. Eric's is a little more complicated, but is in process.

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Re: Let’s get rid of the Important Announcement
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2019, 09:46:20 pm »
Progress report: Randall has provided me with Scrolls of Ancient Wisdom (yes, I am a recovering Civ-oholic :D);

Hey, I just placed an eBay bid for a Roman History textbook which I studied from in high school (Carter was president...).
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