New PPD = WIN, New Banner Policy = FAIL

I am very happy that the PPD nerds continue to strive forward into the 21st century.  The switch from MT to WP was a fine platform choice and the chosen design is quite lovely.  A certain DIY aspect was lost however with the new banner submission process.

I’ll detail my complaints in order:

  • The Perfect Duluth Day logo will be added by PDD’s art department.
  • You will not be notified if your photo has been accepted or rejected.
Personally, the best part banner making is choosing where the PDD logo goes, how it blends into and becomes part of the photo, etc.  Also I really enjoyed the immediate thrill of seeing the banner live immediately after posting.  I can think of many times I sat there and refreshed my browser until I’d see my submission.
I would wholeheartedly enjoy a re-thinking of this policy.  Perhaps the addition of the logo by the artist could be allowed yet approval still required?  My $0.02.  As always, keep up the good work, staffers.

13 Comments

edgeways

about 12 years ago

in general I agree with you... although The PPD, instead of PDD, in the title when you are judging things as WIN and FAIL is kinda funny.

Pear Head

about 12 years ago

PPD seems fair though...  It's the ALT text for the help graphic on the left as well..  :)

Paul Lundgren

about 12 years ago

Samh, we might reconsider about not allowing you to place your own lopo. Give us time to kick that idea around.

We need to upload them ourselves, though. It's a different process with what we're doing now.

And we're too lazy to send notifications every time. Perhaps we can meet you half way and send a notification 50 percent of the time. No promises, though.

vicarious

about 12 years ago

I hate this whole "FAIL" trend.

samh

about 12 years ago

Thanks for the responses and the considerations.  Also, I agree I FAIL for the title of the post - wow.

samh

about 12 years ago

I hate the fail trend too.  That's why I use it.

vicarious

about 12 years ago

Samh, you are throwing me for a serious loop.

samh

about 12 years ago

I'm bad about that.

Sjixxxy

about 12 years ago

Ignore samh, and just enable Gravatars. Then we'll all be happy.

samh

about 12 years ago

Sjixxxy probably shops at Walmart.  Think global, avatar local.

Sjixxxy

about 12 years ago

But I like my gravatars with a pinch of Lead.

samh

about 12 years ago

I think what you need is a Chinatar then.  I'm not sure how well these translate into English though.

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