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I'd put a language filter and Local Events list higher on my list of changes. The Guileless Comp Troller Send a noteboard - 16/09/2010 03:04:16 PM
You really need a makeover. This blocky, dull, uninteresting look is just not doing anything for me. I know there's not a lot of traffic here so maybe if we jazz it up we could be more appealing! It's nice and respectful that you followed wotmania's old look but it's time to be your own person...er website. I'm thinking maybe instead of blocks on the side we could do some kind of bubble or leaf motif (you like that rhyme?). And get rid of the pasty white background. If you don't want some sort of art in the background then how about just a color that's not white? I like the green. Maybe we could run with some type of forest/elf design?

So good people of RAFO, I ask you, in a perfect world, what should RAFO look like?

Having been down this road I'll just recap briefly: Language filters are so easily circumvented they don't censor debate at all, but they DO restrict or even prevent access from businesses, schools and, in the case of teens, even home computers; their absence adds nothing to RAFO while denying a vast resource critical to longevity. If nothing else, more people usually means more donations, and I'd much rather have a few more Clovers and Sprites around than be deluged with ads.

Same goes for a regular listing of both what's been going on each board this month AND whatever fantasy, SF and literature related events are taking place around the world. Not only would the former help those of us who can't be here for hours every day, but the latter would help to build community within the site and to it from outside. Seemingly every new Con brings the awareness (or reminder) there are a lot more of us in any given area than we generally consider. Potentially many more if we had any kind of official presence at said Cons. I know for a fact a number of wotmaniacs met for the first time, not at a Gathering, but at DragonCon, beginning strong friendships that still endure after several of them stopped visiting wotmania and RAFO.

In MY perfect world we'd have a page based design instead of true THREADING but, y'know, oh, well. It's worth the price, IMHO.

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This message last edited by The Guileless Comp Troller on 16/09/2010 at 03:04:41 PM
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Dear RAFO: - 14/09/2010 03:35:10 PM 1299 Views
It should be a wiki - 14/09/2010 03:45:29 PM 885 Views
...forest...elf design...No. Just, no. *NM* - 14/09/2010 04:00:31 PM 398 Views
Agreed - 14/09/2010 04:03:06 PM 904 Views
What, a fancy buttercup border motif? *NM* - 14/09/2010 05:44:00 PM 416 Views
Erm. Sure. It would look all pretty *NM* - 14/09/2010 08:56:45 PM 400 Views
Wait... - 15/09/2010 12:38:26 AM 834 Views
+1. That would look retarded. *NM* - 14/09/2010 04:44:43 PM 366 Views
Lol I was just throwing that out there *NM* - 14/09/2010 04:45:52 PM 371 Views
That's nice. Just throw it further away next time. *NM* - 14/09/2010 05:44:28 PM 430 Views
Ooh. Nice. *NM* - 14/09/2010 10:32:55 PM 395 Views
+1 x 3billion. *NM* - 14/09/2010 08:30:59 PM 372 Views
Agreed! *NM* - 14/09/2010 10:13:27 PM 386 Views
Steampunk Elves, FTW! *NM* - 15/09/2010 12:41:18 AM 412 Views
I like the semi-retroness of it - 14/09/2010 04:34:35 PM 828 Views
Lol nobody likes the elves idea I see - 14/09/2010 04:48:25 PM 836 Views
Re: Lol nobody likes the elves idea I see - 14/09/2010 08:43:25 PM 834 Views
It's easier to mess around at work when the site doesn't look like an elfin playground. - 14/09/2010 04:40:17 PM 902 Views
LMAO *NM* - 14/09/2010 04:47:00 PM 382 Views
Art in the background was something used by teenagers on angelfire. - 14/09/2010 04:44:29 PM 856 Views
Flashy animations? Hmmm I like that - 14/09/2010 04:50:46 PM 961 Views
I am not even against going away from the old wotmania look - 14/09/2010 08:00:33 PM 864 Views
It might be good to be able to put in our own colours... - 14/09/2010 08:04:26 PM 789 Views
uhm, there's a VERY GOOD REASON to keep a white background - 14/09/2010 08:30:40 PM 896 Views
Re: uhm, there's a VERY GOOD REASON to keep a white background - 14/09/2010 09:19:51 PM 888 Views
Re: uhm, there's a VERY GOOD REASON to keep a white background - 14/09/2010 09:29:20 PM 895 Views
No. - 14/09/2010 09:38:54 PM 819 Views
Re: No. - 14/09/2010 09:40:22 PM 922 Views
No no no ... we must use comic sans - 14/09/2010 09:39:01 PM 900 Views
Dear RAFOnaught: F*** off and die. Love, Cannoli - 14/09/2010 11:24:21 PM 904 Views
See, I get paranoid when I almost agree with you. Of course, I'm more diplomatic... - 14/09/2010 11:34:57 PM 813 Views
Macs are UNIX distributions that you pay for. - 14/09/2010 11:45:08 PM 817 Views
Re: Macs are UNIX distributions that you pay for. - 14/09/2010 11:46:35 PM 860 Views
Personally I do not think that the learning curve is worth $1000, but that is okay. *NM* - 15/09/2010 12:00:08 AM 400 Views
I do. - 15/09/2010 12:03:25 AM 795 Views
Oh, don't even. - 15/09/2010 04:48:23 AM 1048 Views
Re: Oh, don't even. - 15/09/2010 08:35:10 AM 1028 Views
Well, I don't - 15/09/2010 05:27:12 AM 4102 Views
Re: Well, I don't - 15/09/2010 08:40:32 AM 901 Views
... - 16/09/2010 02:49:00 PM 957 Views
Re: ... - 16/09/2010 02:59:34 PM 913 Views
Took me forever to find; snoop suggested it just over a year ago: - 16/09/2010 03:17:02 PM 1094 Views
Re: Well, I don't - 16/09/2010 04:11:36 PM 878 Views
I'd put a language filter and Local Events list higher on my list of changes. - 16/09/2010 03:04:16 PM 1179 Views
A vbulletin-style forum/messageboard would be nice - 17/09/2010 02:33:20 AM 905 Views

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