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Username Post: ANNOUNCEMENT...it's getting close!!!        (Topic#131958)
Megan - FT 
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08-03-07 10:16 AM - Post#1492437    

[I][color:Blue]It was late in August, the 'jazz 'fested high and low..
All round the day was going down slow
Changes like a river beginning to flow
I felt the beat of my mind go...
[/COLOR][/I]

[color:Navy][B]It's coming! It's coming![/B][/COLOR]

The changes are getting close. Now. Take the attached image, print it out, and stick it on your computer.



As soon as there's a more exact ETA, I'll post - right now, within the next couple of weeks is likely.

[B][color:Navy]What's Going To Change?[/COLOR][/B]

Forums, gallery, and reviews will have a different look....and a bit of a different setup. No info will be lost, but "old" reviews will likely be accessed in a different area than new ones.

LOTD and Featured Artist won't be chosen "behind the scenes" any longer. Instead, featured artists and layouts will be chosen by YOU, the jazzers, by voting/choosing favorites as you browse the gallery.

[color:Navy][B]What's Coming Up?[/B][/COLOR]

MORE contests! Prizes! Ways to win STUFF! I can't share a lot of details yet...but it's gonna be fun!

(Psst. You gotta participate, tho. It's no fun to have a contest that no one plays in....)

Is it gonna be perfect from Day One?

We're certainly going to TRY! BUT, if anything isn't 100% on day 1, it *will* get fixed. Just look at the pic, and post in the Ask Us area....if I can't sort it out, I'll get someone who can.

[I][color:Blue]... Drifting into board passages
Posts go falling in the fading light
Board passages
Buy me a ticket to the New ScrapJazz tonight..[/COLOR][/I]

(OK, I probably owe some apologies to Al Stewart for that....but it's Friday, right?)

Edited by Scrapjazz.com on 09-04-07 07:01 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
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08-03-07 10:18 AM - Post#1492438    
    In response to Megan - FT

mmmmm - ok late in August - do we have a day to watch for? Will the site be down during that time or just a quick flip?

 
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08-03-07 10:19 AM - Post#1492439    
    In response to Megan - FT

  • Megan - FT Said:
[COLOR=Blue] LOTD and Featured Artist won't be chosen "behind the scenes" any longer. Instead, featured artists and layouts will be chosen by YOU, the jazzers, by voting/choosing favorites as you browse the gallery.
I like that idea!

 
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08-03-07 10:21 AM - Post#1492440    
    In response to Judge Amy

Sounds exciting! Can't wait !

 
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08-03-07 10:22 AM - Post#1492441    
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  • ALS74 Said:
mmmmm - ok late in August - do we have a day to watch for? Will the site be down during that time or just a quick flip?
As soon as we're close, and have an exact date, we'll let you know. Probably a bit of down time, but not huge....most stuff can be "prepped" beforehand.

 
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08-03-07 10:23 AM - Post#1492442    
    In response to Megan - FT

cool!

 
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08-03-07 10:23 AM - Post#1492443    
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sounds like a lot of fun! looking forward to it!

 
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08-03-07 11:02 AM - Post#1492444    
    In response to shihtzu452

change? oh no, what will I do with myself? :drahmah: Thanks Megan - it'll be great!

 
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08-03-07 11:19 AM - Post#1492445    
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I'm tellin' ya...print the sign.

 
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08-03-07 11:35 AM - Post#1492446    
    In response to Megan - FT

OMG.....I can't handle change... :drahmah: :drahmah: I am sooooo shy and afraid of change... :chicken: Ok..I am so old I am not sure I can learn a new way :nyah: :nyah:

 
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08-03-07 11:39 AM - Post#1492447    
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:rolleyes: :frog:

 
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08-03-07 11:52 AM - Post#1492448    
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  • Megan - FT Said:
:rolleyes: :frog:
What..you lookin at ME....sheeeeesh can't sneek a thing past you

 
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08-03-07 11:54 AM - Post#1492449    
    In response to RhondaM

Thanks Megan! I'm looking forward to the new! :bounce:

 
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08-03-07 11:57 AM - Post#1492450    
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Wow, cool we're going to get to pick LOTD and artist of the week?? That's cool! :bounce: Please, please, please Megan, assure me that this isn't going to be the way iVillage "renovated" Parent's Place, which was that they basically demolished the community and made it a forum that was much harder to navigate and a frustrating format, and so many members left. I'm scared...hold me. :nyah: -Heather

 
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08-03-07 11:58 AM - Post#1492451    
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It'll be a bit different, but I don't think it will be anything you guys can't handle...

 
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08-03-07 11:58 AM - Post#1492452    
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  • RhondaP Said:
What..you lookin at ME....sheeeeesh can't sneek a thing past you
:nyah:

 
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08-03-07 11:59 AM - Post#1492453    
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  • Megan - FT Said:
It'll be a bit different, but I don't think it will be anything you guys can't handle...
Hi. Have you met us? :rolleyes: :duck: :rofl: "Adaptable" isn't always our thing. :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: -Heather

 
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08-03-07 12:05 PM - Post#1492454    
    In response to scrapmouse

I'm not afraid of change, just don't :X: it up K? :rofl: Oh... Please leave the mouse roll over. Please. Please. Please. Don't take that from me. I don't like it at all over at sb.com. It only works some of the time for me.

 
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08-03-07 12:08 PM - Post#1492455    
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Can you give us an idea of what it would be like? Is it going to be more like Scrapbook.com or are there are boards out there you can tell us it's similar to? -Heather

 
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08-03-07 12:09 PM - Post#1492456    
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  • Gizzy Said:
I'm not afraid of change, just don't :X: it up K? :rofl: Oh... Please leave the mouse roll over. Please. Please. Please. Don't take that from me. I don't like it at all over at sb.com. It only works some of the time for me.
Yeah what she said :duck: :duck:

 
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08-03-07 12:12 PM - Post#1492457    
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Sorta like that, but different.... The mouse-over works for me over there, when I turn it on. It annoys me, so I usually have it off. Nothing's ever perfect right off, but everything can always be fixed if it's off.

 
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08-03-07 12:13 PM - Post#1492458    
    In response to Megan - FT

Have I *met* you guys? Why do you think the Don't Panic button is there??!?!?!??! :angel:

 
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08-03-07 12:25 PM - Post#1492459    
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  • Gizzy Said:
I'm not afraid of change, just don't :X: it up K? :rofl: Oh... Please leave the mouse roll over. Please. Please. Please. Don't take that from me. I don't like it at all over at sb.com. It only works some of the time for me.
And please don't call the Lounge NSBR? We are not NSBR. LOL! -Heather

 
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08-03-07 12:26 PM - Post#1492460    
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  • Megan - FT Said:
Sorta like that, but different.... The mouse-over works for me over there, when I turn it on. It annoys me, so I usually have it off. Nothing's ever perfect right off, but everything can always be fixed if it's off.
It might be a Mac thing as it never works for me consistently over there. Much better here. Will the forum titles change? Let's be honest Megan... we love what you guys do for us. We really, really do. But if we wanted this place to be like SB.com then we'd go there. We've all just got used to the way this place looks and works. We like having our own identity... it makes us feel a little less like the red-headed step child. So when you bring up change, it skeers us just a bit because we fear that you will take something that means so much to us. We've watched enough Hollywood movies to know what corporate take overs mean and deep inside we fear that is what is slowly happening. If you could just come out and tell us... yes, there will be some similarties to SB such as ______ and these things will stay ______ and these things will be brand new _______, we'd probably be a lot less likely to feel like you just kidnapped our puppy. I'm not afraid of change... I'm a military spouse... I thrive on change... I trust you will take care of us and I do truly appreciate all you guys do for us. I just wanted you to know what that "do not panic" button means to some of us.

 
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08-03-07 12:34 PM - Post#1492461    
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  • Gizzy Said:
It might be a Mac thing as it never works for me consistently over there. Much better here. Will the forum titles change? Let's be honest Megan... we love what you guys do for us. We really, really do. But if we wanted this place to be like SB.com then we'd go there. We've all just got used to the way this place looks and works. We like having our own identity... it makes us feel a little less like the red-headed step child. So when you bring up change, it skeers us just a bit because we fear that you will take something that means so much to us. We've watched enough Hollywood movies to know what corporate take overs mean and deep inside we fear that is what is slowly happening. If you could just come out and tell us... yes, there will be some similarties to SB such as ______ and these things will stay ______ and these things will be brand new _______, we'd probably be a lot less likely to feel like you just kidnapped our puppy. I'm not afraid of change... I'm a military spouse... I thrive on change... I trust you will take care of us and I do truly appreciate all you guys do for us. I just wanted you to know what that "do not panic" button means to some of us.
YEAH! - What she said. lol We like the way our board works - that a good reason why I don't go skulking off to the other boards, they just don't feel right, kwim. I don't like the boards at2peas, or sb.com (sorry) or even ebbcreations (sorry E) - they are harder to navigate, mouseovers messup, - the ease-of-use just isn't there. That said - it doesn't mean I will dig in my heels, kicking and screaming - and I REALLY appreciate it that you are giving us heads up instead of springing it on us one morning. I can adapt to change - I like to redecorate my home - but I don't want to move to a new house

 
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08-03-07 12:57 PM - Post#1492462    
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  • ALS74 Said:
YEAH! - What she said. lol We like the way our board works - that a good reason why I don't go skulking off to the other boards, they just don't feel right, kwim. I don't like the boards at2peas, or sb.com (sorry) or even ebbcreations (sorry E) - they are harder to navigate, mouseovers messup, - the ease-of-use just isn't there. That said - it doesn't mean I will dig in my heels, kicking and screaming - and I REALLY appreciate it that you are giving us heads up instead of springing it on us one morning. I can adapt to change - I like to redecorate my home - but I don't want to move to a new house
Exactly, Gizzy and Amy both well said. That's exactly what happened at iVillage and it really was a damaging thing. I know it just seems like a message board, but so many people had put their hearts and souls into it. So many poured out their inner most feelings and put big parts of their lives into the communites they had there. Then iVillage decided to change it all, basically a lot of the changes were motivated so that people would pay for subscriptions to make the forums easier to work after that. And the changes were so widely unaccepted and SO many people were unhappy, that everyone complained and iVillage really handled it poorly and just did not care at all. After caring about the place and their communities so much and feeling they could trust iVillage, so many of us felt kicked in the stomach. And we felt very unimportant to them. So many of the people left. And yes, new people came in, but it wasn't ever the same again. We ended up starting our playgroup at a different board that we run privately. So that's where my fear comes from. I'm not panicking, but you can understand my apprehension, because this place means so much to so many. Maybe if we could have had that line of communication open ahead of time with iVillage, the changes would have been different. We love scrapbook.com, and love that they are our company, and I know a lot of us enjoy shopping there, but I hope they know how much we care about this place and take that into consideration. I know for me, it would make me feel even more loyalty to the company to know they take good care of us. We like change, but just not completely losing the SJ we know and love. And thanks for keeping the line of communication open, Megan. We all love that you're telling us about it ahead of time! -Heather

 
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08-03-07 01:16 PM - Post#1492463    
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As far as I know, the forum titles aren't changing. If they did for some reason, THAT is a very easy fix to make if y'all aren't happy. Can I promise it won't be similar? Nope; from my point of view, what I've seen of the development, *I* don't think it's the same - just kinda. Y'all might have a different point of view. Can I promise that there are NO plans to "assimilate" you guys, and trash this place? Yes. Different sites, different board rules - and don't think THAT doesn't keep ME on MY toes. :eek: I will ask, tho, that you give it a chance....the "flip" to the current setup at SB.com was MUCH more drastic than the flip will be here. Big time. We learned a lot from that experience, and I learned there is NOT enough diet Coke to keep me awake and coherent for 31 hours straight. (Note the word coherent, in particular) :rofl: Folks were not happy at first....slowly but surely, stuff got fixed. And 6 months later, the topic came up...what did you like better on the "old" site. Y'know...most folks couldn't REMEMBER. Give it a fair shake. Have a bit of patience, and know I'm willing to help sort it out, or find someone who can. That's all.

 
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08-03-07 01:20 PM - Post#1492464    
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  • Megan - FT Said:
As far as I know, the forum titles aren't changing. If they did for some reason, THAT is a very easy fix to make if y'all aren't happy. Can I promise it won't be similar? Nope; from my point of view, what I've seen of the development, *I* don't think it's the same - just kinda. Y'all might have a different point of view. Can I promise that there are NO plans to "assimilate" you guys, and trash this place? Yes. Different sites, different board rules - and don't think THAT doesn't keep ME on MY toes. :eek: I will ask, tho, that you give it a chance....the "flip" to the current setup at SB.com was MUCH more drastic than the flip will be here. Big time. We learned a lot from that experience, and I learned there is NOT enough diet Coke to keep me awake and coherent for 31 hours straight. (Note the word coherent, in particular) :rofl: Folks were not happy at first....slowly but surely, stuff got fixed. And 6 months later, the topic came up...what did you like better on the "old" site. Y'know...most folks couldn't REMEMBER. Give it a fair shake. Have a bit of patience, and know I'm willing to help sort it out, or find someone who can. That's all.
We'll give it a fair chance, promise. Especially since you are giving us fair warning lol. Preparation to change. It will be different and difficult all the way around - you're gonna stub a few toes learning where you moved the furniture. :frog: I just pray it is as easy to use as it is now.

 
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08-03-07 01:23 PM - Post#1492465    
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  • Megan - FT Said:
[COLOR=Navy]What's Going To Change? Forums, gallery, and reviews will have a different look....and a bit of a different setup. No info will be lost, but "old" reviews will likely be accessed in a different area than new ones.
Megan - are you able to give us an idea of what to expect? I really do love the current layout of our forums. (not whining, maybe a little worried, but curious, too)

 
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08-03-07 01:32 PM - Post#1492466    
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Now, the whole blank right side thing makes me crazy. Full screen. Forums should be set up the same, titles and such. Y'all already have better smilies. I really gotta fix that over there one of these days..... :whistle: I'm just not sure how to describe it, other than it's sorta the same, but different.

 
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08-03-07 01:33 PM - Post#1492467    
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  • Megan - FT Said:
Now, the whole blank right side thing makes me crazy. Full screen. Forums should be set up the same, titles and such. Y'all already have better smilies. I really gotta fix that over there one of these days..... :whistle: I'm just not sure how to describe it, other than it's sorta the same, but different.
What blank right side thingy?

 
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08-03-07 01:36 PM - Post#1492468    
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Right now, writing this message, there's a LOT of blank grey space on the right. I just want to stretch it or something! :rofl:

 
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08-03-07 01:37 PM - Post#1492469    
    In response to Megan - FT

hmmm - I don't have that. and when I read the threads, there is just a thin(about 1/2") strip or grey running down the side. Now on the left side is a big strip of white when you scroll on down the thread.

 
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08-03-07 01:38 PM - Post#1492470    
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  • Megan - FT Said:
As far as I know, the forum titles aren't changing. If they did for some reason, THAT is a very easy fix to make if y'all aren't happy. Can I promise it won't be similar? Nope; from my point of view, what I've seen of the development, *I* don't think it's the same - just kinda. Y'all might have a different point of view. Can I promise that there are NO plans to "assimilate" you guys, and trash this place? Yes. Different sites, different board rules - and don't think THAT doesn't keep ME on MY toes. :eek: I will ask, tho, that you give it a chance....the "flip" to the current setup at SB.com was MUCH more drastic than the flip will be here. Big time. We learned a lot from that experience, and I learned there is NOT enough diet Coke to keep me awake and coherent for 31 hours straight. (Note the word coherent, in particular) :rofl: Folks were not happy at first....slowly but surely, stuff got fixed. And 6 months later, the topic came up...what did you like better on the "old" site. Y'know...most folks couldn't REMEMBER. Give it a fair shake. Have a bit of patience, and know I'm willing to help sort it out, or find someone who can. That's all.
Fair shake is not a big deal. We can do it. Of course we are going to adjust, we've had change here before and we do. Thanks for being willing to address our concerns. I don't mind a different look... I just want it to be our look. Of course we'll figure it out- great analogy btw Amy with the furniture. The more it looks like sb.com the more we will doubt you are not trying to make us assimilate, but I do understand I'm not the one funding this mission! We do believe in you, really we do! And there is nothing wrong with SB.com, nothing at all, it just isn't my home. I go on vacation there now and again... :kiss:

 
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08-03-07 01:39 PM - Post#1492471    
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  • Megan - FT Said:
Right now, writing this message, there's a LOT of blank grey space on the right. I just want to stretch it or something! :rofl:
Sweet! More gray space? I've got about 3 inches can I have 5 or 6 please? :nopity:

 
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08-03-07 01:40 PM - Post#1492472    
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  • Gizzy Said:
Sweet! More gray space? I've got about 3 inches can I have 5 or 6 please? :nopity:
YOU made me *snort*! :rofl:

 
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08-03-07 01:42 PM - Post#1492473    
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  • ALS74 Said:
hmmm - I don't have that. and when I read the threads, there is just a thin(about 1/2") strip or grey running down the side. Now on the left side is a big strip of white when you scroll on down the thread.
That might depend on the resolution you're running at....I have almost 1/3 of the screen that's grey over there, but I'm at 1280x1024....

 
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08-03-07 01:42 PM - Post#1492474    
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  • Gizzy Said:
Sweet! More gray space? I've got about 3 inches can I have 5 or 6 please? :nopity:
I am a GOOD Megan. I am NOT going to run with this. :frog:

 
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08-03-07 01:44 PM - Post#1492475    
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  • Megan - FT Said:
That might depend on the resolution you're running at....I have almost 1/3 of the screen that's grey over there, but I'm at 1280x1024....
Yeah. I am also on a smaller monitor. Mean I have to scroll bac and forth a lot.

 
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08-03-07 01:49 PM - Post#1492476    
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The new stuff will auto-resize. So, I won't have huge blank spots, and you'll see basically what I see, just line wrapped and such.

 
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08-03-07 01:51 PM - Post#1492477    
    In response to Megan - FT

good! It is frustrating on some sites where they are huge and you go back and forth. This has been good cause it fits. :clap: I like autosize.

 
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08-03-07 07:37 PM - Post#1492478    
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Sounds great! Change is good!

 
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08-03-07 08:19 PM - Post#1492479    
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  • RhondaP Said:
OMG.....I can't handle change... :drahmah: :drahmah: I am sooooo shy and afraid of change... :chicken: Ok..I am so old I am not sure I can learn a new way :nyah: :nyah:
Rhonda I'm with you I'm afraid of change.

 
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08-03-07 09:45 PM - Post#1492480    
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Thanks for the advance notice on the upcoming changes, Megan. Change can be disconcerting because of the "fear of the unknown" but maybe we can all try to take as our motto: adjust is a must. Thanks for what you do for us. Hope things go smoothly behind the scenes & in front of the screens. Yes, I know that was a bad joke (I can hear my kids groaning now) but it's late and I should be in bed. :shrug: PS I agree about the smilies. SJ smilies are fantastic. Do we get to keep them all?

 
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08-03-07 10:38 PM - Post#1492481    
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Very excited at the idea of the changes. Can't wait to see what they look like!!

 
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08-04-07 12:44 AM - Post#1492482    
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Yes, you'll get to keep the smilies. Might take me a day or so to get 'em reloaded, if they're not done right when the switch happens.

 
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08-04-07 08:14 AM - Post#1492483    
    In response to Megan - FT

:clap: :clap: :clap: I :heart: :heart: smilies!!

 
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08-12-07 05:14 AM - Post#1492484    
    In response to sasha728

I'm happy to see that there are some changes in the works...coming soon to a computer near you....because I was sitting here all upset wandering through the forums and realizing there are no more contests. We've been encouraged to go to scrapbook.com. :shock: I'm all about change. I'm ok with change. I was ok with the last changes you made. But some of that didn't pan out so well, imo (the monthly contests/monthly artist/no more blue crew monthly page uploads). The old contests were good, but I thought, "what the heck! We'll see how the new contests work out." I even made suggestions via PM about how we might "calm the masses" when so many of these changes didn't go over so well. That was many, many moons ago oh wise one. Now the contests are gone because of so little participation. I personally didn't participate because it's too hard to enter a contest that I have to go BUY something special for. That's why the theme/technique ones were so good. I could just use whatever I had in my stash. Seems like the old contests garnered more participation, so why not bring those back? Or some version of them? :shrug: So many of my favorite sources of inspiration have slowly departed from SJ. I have found them again by stalking their blogs and such, but it is disheartening that old-timers have left here....with their talents in tow. There are many more talents that remain here but it scares me that they, too, will eventually tire of the ever-so-subtle demise of this place we love :drahmah: I know keeping a website up and running and everyone happy is a thankless job (I used to do it at my current place of employment). SJ could have just gone away. You could have made us pay. But you didn't....and you gave us more smilies. So thanks to what you guys do for us. And thanks for forgiving us when we get nervous. Okay. I'm done. Was that enough drama for you? Could be because I'm PMS'ing....or because it is 4:09 a.m. and I've been working all night....or because I'm getting bored with hanging out in the lounge :shock: ....or all of those reasons. :confused: :drahmah:

 
Anonymous 


08-12-07 05:21 AM - Post#1492485    
    In response to cheripryor

Okay...just one more thing.... :rolleyes: Please tell me the change includes something technical and wonderful that will actually change the lotd EVERYDAY and not stick for days on end. :whack: Okay, now I'm really done. :foot:

 
MonaK2 
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08-12-07 05:25 AM - Post#1492486    
    In response to cheripryor

  • cheripryor Said:
Okay...just one more thing.... :rolleyes: Please tell me the change includes something technical and wonderful that will actually change the lotd EVERYDAY and not stick for days on end. :whack: Okay, now I'm really done. :foot:
And while I love Jael's work, the pic in lotd right now reminds me of the coach in Waterboy who liked to touch himself! :rofl:

 
Megan - FT 
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08-12-07 04:40 PM - Post#1492487    
    In response to MonaK2

As I stated before, LOTD will be Featured Layouts, and change by votes from YOU guys. Automagically by the system. Participation in the contests, even before we changed them, was dismal, to be perfectly honest. A complaint was received about someone winning more than once....well, gee. When that person is the only one that ENTERS.... They're gonna be the winner. Once the technical bits are done, there will be other contest opportunities and such here. I can't get really specific, I don't have specifics. But, when I do, they'll be here. Websites, especially forums, are moving venues..if they don't move, change, evolve, they die. I've been on a few that croaked...no, they didn't croak 'cause I was there. Me, I'd rather move forward than sit around worrying 'cause change happens. Change is inevitable...'cept in vending machines. :lol:

 
Anonymous 


08-12-07 11:54 PM - Post#1492488    
    In response to Megan - FT

Yes...I understand. And I'll say it again: "thanks for forgiving us when we get nervous." :nopity: :rofl: (It was the PMS and late night talking earlier, I swear)
  • Megan - FT Said:
As I stated before, LOTD will be Featured Layouts, and change by votes from YOU guys. Automagically by the system. Participation in the contests, even before we changed them, was dismal, to be perfectly honest. A complaint was received about someone winning more than once....well, gee. When that person is the only one that ENTERS.... They're gonna be the winner. Once the technical bits are done, there will be other contest opportunities and such here. I can't get really specific, I don't have specifics. But, when I do, they'll be here. Websites, especially forums, are moving venues..if they don't move, change, evolve, they die. I've been on a few that croaked...no, they didn't croak 'cause I was there. Me, I'd rather move forward than sit around worrying 'cause change happens. Change is inevitable...'cept in vending machines. :lol:


 
Megan - FT 
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08-13-07 03:43 AM - Post#1492489    
    In response to cheripryor

  • cheripryor Said:
Yes...I understand. And I'll say it again: "thanks for forgiving us when we get nervous." :nopity: :rofl: (It was the PMS and late night talking earlier, I swear)
Usually, it makes me laugh....depends on how much of an insomniac I am that day.

 
Anonymous 


08-13-07 05:47 AM - Post#1492490    
    In response to Megan - FT

  • Megan - FT Said:
Usually, it makes me laugh....depends on how much of an insomniac I am that day.
For me it is late night + tired = giddy-stupid-silly Cheri BUT Add PMS and it = stupid-silly-overemotiona l Cheri :rolleyes: Thanks for humoring me :nopity: :rofl:

 
ChrissyW 
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08-14-07 12:10 PM - Post#1492491    
    In response to cheripryor

looking forward to seeing what that LOTD changes will be like - that sounds neat!

 
Oscar T. Grouch 
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08-28-07 03:01 PM - Post#1492492    
    In response to ChrissyW

love the don't panic button. when the site is down, can you get a page that says, we will be returning shortly, versus the internet site does not exist page ????? and this is SOON :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

 
Megan - FT 
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08-28-07 03:18 PM - Post#1492493    
    In response to Oscar T. Grouch

Yep, I believe there will be a page like that....

 
grewenig 
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08-29-07 07:54 AM - Post#1492494    
    In response to Megan - FT

Ok, I was fine with the change until I read what everyone here posted, now I'm a little nervous about the whole thing. I'm sure it's going to be great though.

 
Judge Amy 
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09-02-07 07:22 AM - Post#1528082    
    In response to Megan - FT

  • Megan - FT Said:

Can I promise it won't be similar? Nope; from my point of view, what I've seen of the development, *I* don't think it's the same - just kinda. Y'all might have a different point of view. Can I promise that there are NO plans to "assimilate" you guys, and trash this place? Yes.

I will ask, tho, that you give it a chance....the "flip" to the current setup at SB.com was MUCH more drastic than the flip will be here. Big time. We learned a lot from that experience, and I learned there is NOT enough diet Coke to keep me awake and coherent for 31 hours straight. (Note the word coherent, in particular)

Give it a fair shake. Have a bit of patience, and know I'm willing to help sort it out, or find someone who can. That's all.




Megan - I never expected something this drastic - still, I'm giving it a "fair shake"


 
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