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I didn't say they're trolling because they don't know where loves and faves are. My statement was made because they were complaining about something that was obviously cleared up a long time ago and they took the initiative to find this post, which has been dormant for almost a year, yet they supposedly don't know how to find loves and faves. I found it hard to believe. Plus I didn't notice that Liebling had cleared up the issue.

I've already explained the reason behind my response. And I've cleared it up with him via love note. :)

Faeleia wrote:
.... It's probably a bit aggressive to say someone is trolling because they don't know where the loves and faves are. At least 'fromcolourlovers' sounded sincere in their question. the picture feels a bit hurtful too.

Can't expect everyone to know CL as well as most of us do when we spend hours and hours here looking at colours ^^;


I wanted to get to my faves quicker and so I posted the hyperlink on my profile page. However this should be easier.

I think that it would be much more logical if the icons up top on the profile page would lead to a page showing all the favorites, and all the palettes, and all the colors etc..

The numbers show the Total Count. And the titles are all in Plural Form. So it's very logical when each icon would lead to a page showing a collection rather than a single piece.


OrigamiMei wrote:
they took the initiative to find this post, which has been dormant for almost a year, yet they supposedly don't know how to find loves and faves.

"Seach engines". You know, you enter some seach words, something comes up, you click. This thread is apparently wery well indexed.

I found it hard to believe.

No comment.


OrigamiMei wrote:
Here's a question for you: what would you change to make the interface better, in your opinion?

Hey wonderful, good question.

Short answer: a few menu items in the interface or a few additional buttons in the top bar would be enough to solve what is discussed here. Easy. This site's global design is quite outstanding, so I would not want that to change.


Gasp365 wrote:
IThe numbers show the Total Count. And the titles are all in Plural Form. So it's very logical when each icon would lead to a page showing a collection rather than a single piece.

Or even simply a visual sign that the Total Count is clickable.

That's a worldwide convention: if something is clickable, make it known visually. As it is, there is no reason to click one of these numbers.

Actually, that little modification is probably both the easiest to do, and the most useful.


Woot. Making progress. :D
I agree that making it known that the numbers are clickable is a good idea.I also think it's a great idea to have more icons on the top bar. If not more icons in the top bar, perhaps a couple of short cuts in the drop-down menu under the username in the top right corner.


Those three things are not mutually exclusive. And most importantly, do not compromise the site design, which I think is exceptionally good.

The visual feedback for the clickable bits of a site is expected, and for good reason. It's absurd to believe your site visitors will decide to spend their *whole* lives here, in *your* site. They all visit many sites. If you think your site has good content (obviously the case here), then help the visitor concentrate on the content, not on site manipulation. And don't ask her to remember, oh, that little bit here does not seem clickable, but actually it is, and this is where my own faves are hidden.

As for the top icons and the user drop-down menu, they are already assigned to the user, they "belong" to her, so they are a natural place for possible additions to user functions.

About the faves, loves and such, placing them where they are now was, I think, the best way. Or will be, if someone is reading and is willing to add a little something for visual feedback 8-D

Cheers all.


OrigamiMei wrote:
perhaps a couple of short cuts in the drop-down menu under the username in the top right corner.

now that you said that, I really want this. I'd LOVE to be able to easily access my stuff from any page, not just my profile. and it could be done if shortcuts like that were made.

it's hilarious and maybe a little sad that I never thought about it before but WOW.


We should have an easy access panel with all the customizable shortcuts we need. With maybe a floating or slide in and out panel with notification too
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Look, guys, let's not talk bad about Hana, okay? I know you're only speaking of your own experiences and I know that what happened was pretty shocking, but it's just... honestly, it's not fair. And it's a bit offensive. You're talking about someone with, as I understand, mental illness. I'd really hope for some empathy. And not just for her, for the people in here, too. I'm pretty sure that while people have mainly gotten over the incident, there are a lot of things that can be said that still can hurt people and cause emotions to flare up again. And I'd bet that it can sound pretty condescending and insulting to those who really were (or even are, I'm not sure) her close friends. Nothing good can come out of it, so please, let's try to just leave that be. I'm not saying the whole incident should be a taboo, but just try to be kind to everyone.

Anyways, you touched on some subjects there that were, I think, very good points. And since people are talking about this anyways, I'll give a quick take even though I said I wouldn't. I think the whole change can be summed up with one word: commercialization. I'm sure it was done with the best intentions, but unfortunately some of those intentions were bound to take away from the community as it had been.

It's hard to explain, but slowly the whole essence of the site changed in many ways. It used to feel like everyone was in it just for the colors - both the community and the people behind the website. Jeeze, those people were a part of the community. Seamless (especially Studio; Lite was still so limiting that it was still just about fun and experimenting with its limits) made people care much more about things like IP and flooded the site with so much you couldn't follow anymore. The contests brought in competitiveness (which resulted in a bad mix with people protecting their patterns and everything) and caring about winning, etc. Then, we got the Creative Market, which finally killed all CL original content. Every article is nowadays about something to do with selling Community Market or other such products. Also, I have no idea who is in charge anymore, haven't for a couple years.

So, when originally we had a smaller, tightly-knit community of people doing colour stuff with very limited tools (just a few original patterns to colour and the palette tools), we then got flooded with content (that brought and created a larger, more disinterested, competitive crowd) on a site that had no longer catered to the little community's love for colour but rather for a designers' market.

When I came to the site, you could always thank someone for loves, they would respond back, you'd chat a bit, getting followers was a big deal - a hundred was a lot. Nowadays, there's just too much. These things don't matter anymore, people thank each other so that they can just get more clicks on their palettes. I do still meet lovely people here on occasion, and I love all the people I've gotten to know here over the years (and some have become honestly my most cherished, intimate friends that mean the world to me) - but nowadays the site is for me more a place to talk to those people than to actually love the colours. I do do that on occasion, but very rarely.

But like o2b so well put it, sometimes the community comes back, sometimes it fades away. Internet is a fickle beastt (is that even the right saying? :P)

áfrica* wrote:
Those of you who have been here longer than I have (I don't think I ever got to 'meet' Anna, for example), what do you think was behind the popularity of CL back then? Could we recreate some of it now? Were there more challenges that got people excited, for example? Were the people behind CL more active back then (it seems they're somewhat inactive now since there's quite a bit of spam going around)?

I loved CL in 2013 and I still love it now two years later, but if there was a way to bring more joy back to CL & have more people share their creativity again, I'd love to try it out ☺ It's the people who make CL so enjoyable after all, for me, at least.
To try to very shortly summarize my impression (that I said above but it might get lost): I think it was the small community, working with limited tools. It brought the inventivenes in people, which also meant that people worked together more building on each others' work :) (In love and harmonyyyy.... :D) And then later, as o2b so perceptively noticed, the work of Anna (ycc) and others who introduced and hard-workingly kept up those fun community games

And I still always have Cesaria Evora playing in my head when I see your name <3 ^^
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