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Old 08-20-2008, 05:09 PM   #106
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OK, so I wasn't planning on replying to this topic (who cares...), but I've asked several people close to me what they think of it and they all have the same feeling as I have:
It's ugly.
And very uncool.

My two cents.
 
Old 08-20-2008, 05:37 PM   #107
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Cool

Some people in this thread seriously need to chill out. It's not the end of Slackware as we know it, it's only a logo.
 
Old 08-20-2008, 06:17 PM   #108
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Some people in this thread seriously need to chill out. It's not the end of Slackware as we know it, it's only a logo.
Yeah. People are getting bent out of shape over a logo.
Slackware is still Slackware.
 
Old 08-20-2008, 09:51 PM   #109
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What Slackware Has A Logo ?!?!?!?!
 
Old 08-20-2008, 09:57 PM   #110
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let's put it to a vote... like i tried to do on page 1 until xavier trotted in and locked it.
 
Old 08-21-2008, 09:06 AM   #111
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XavierP, All people wanted was to run a Poll. Yes, we already had the discussion in this thread, but there's no poll and that's what people wanted. Now, instead of 1 thread with a discussion and 1 with a poll, we have 1 with a discussion, 2 locked polls, and a group of unsatisfied people who wanted to see the poll run its course and the final result.

I appreciate moderation is necessary in an internet forum, and is a thankless task, but over-moderation only pisses people off and drives them away. Would it really have hurt to let that poll thread run its course?
 
Old 08-21-2008, 09:39 AM   #112
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XavierP, All people wanted was to run a Poll. Yes, we already had the discussion in this thread, but there's no poll and that's what people wanted. Now, instead of 1 thread with a discussion and 1 with a poll, we have 1 with a discussion, 2 locked polls, and a group of unsatisfied people who wanted to see the poll run its course and the final result.

I appreciate moderation is necessary in an internet forum, and is a thankless task, but over-moderation only pisses people off and drives them away. Would it really have hurt to let that poll thread run its course?
I read a poll somewhere that 99.9% of polls are meaningless and prove nothing.
 
Old 08-21-2008, 10:22 AM   #113
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Yep and 85% of statistics be made to say whatever you want 70% of the time.

 
Old 08-21-2008, 10:39 AM   #114
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The point is that we have a thread giving opinions of the logo already in action. The other thread is exactly the same apart from a poll. If anyone really needs a poll to make their decision they can count up the opinions here. If the second thread had added anything to the discussions (such as they are) or had been different enough I would have left it.
 
Old 08-21-2008, 01:02 PM   #115
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Counting up the opinions on an 8 page thread (so far)
is quite a hassle. A thread on this subject certainly should include a poll.
Perhaps XavierP could add one, since all threads with a poll get locked.
The OP (dkpw) could also add a poll after the fact - I think.

Anyway, the new logo is extremely ugly.
The old one was just too simple and elegant I suppose.

But since I don't use a lilo splash screen I guess I'll never have to
actually look at it again.
 
Old 08-22-2008, 09:49 AM   #116
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My first impression of the logo when I saw it was "What happened!?". I thought it looked like someone was trying to combine Hebrew characters with English letters, or else that it was some sort of new-fangled 1337 speak. Either way, it definitely did not strike me as simple and elegant.

But who ever said it was supposed to?

Also, I do not think that the new logo can completely replace the old blue logo. It is too wide to be used as a decent favicon or similarly squarish icon, so its use is limited.

Slackware, unlike some Linux distros, does not try to shove Brand Propaganda down our throats in a default install. By default I don't see a Slackware logo on my KDE menu button, my desktop background, etc. I hardly ever visit the Slackware site in a graphical browser to see the logo there, either. Those who do see the logo all the time typically opt-in to do so. The one new exception to this may be the new LILO boot splash. Eric, thank you for the new boot splash image. If this gets added into the next Slackware I hope the old one is left as an option.

Overall, I think the new logo is very creative, and it will look very slick on a rotating surface such as a shiny new Slackware disc . However, I feel that it lacks a timeless elegance, and I will probably not want to look at it often.

You have to admit, though, that it has some definite shock appeal. There seems to be an increase of attention and media directed at Slackware because of this minute change. The new logo makes you look not only once or twice, but thrice. People will see the new shirts and probably ask you what language it is, and you can proudly tell them what it says and then stand on your head to let the logo wow them more. If nothing else it is a good conversation piece, and I think word of mouth is Slackware's biggest advertiser. I don't believe that people stumble upon Slackware's home page unless they have already been sold on it enough for an initial download. The Slackers who hate the new logo can ignore it. It seems like a Win-Win for everyone thus far.
 
Old 08-22-2008, 10:50 AM   #117
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But since I don't use a lilo splash screen I guess I'll never have to actually look at it again.
My Slackware servers probably go through the process of a reboot twice a year on average, so there's no need to worry about what the startup process looks like. Most of the time it's rebooted remotely anyways. I don't think I've seen them physically boot up in over a year.
 
Old 08-22-2008, 02:53 PM   #118
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wow.. the poll was locked again. I understand wanting to keep the discussion in one place but I also think it is useful to see results at a glance. The best of both worlds would be to add a poll to this thread... so XavierP since you are hell bent on this... can you just add a poll to this topic? thanks
 
Old 08-22-2008, 04:54 PM   #119
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I refer you to my answer in your call out thread
 
Old 08-22-2008, 05:25 PM   #120
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slackb0t, I think its time to put this behind us now. Though I still disagree with Xavier's view that the poll radio buttons were a worthless addition to the discussion (hence the locked threads) I just couldn't be arsed to vote a 3rd time and I suspect everyone else has lost interest in this too. The moment has passed.

gaz.

p.s. If anyone ever starts one of these 'opinion' threads in the future. Please for the love of god, put a poll on the initial thread so we don't end up in this same situation again.
 
  


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