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endlessvertigo

Thank you! I appreciate it :D

daisychain

I second this!

I've been here a month and still don't know the difference between "loving" and "faving" and no clue what "karma" is (is this context of course). All the multiple comment possibilities are unclear to me too (messages vs. love notes vs. comment profiles). Are any of these private conversations (I'm thinking the love notes might be, but I'm not sure.) What is the source of the messages that go into the "heart" notifications section and what is the source of the messages that go into the "email with heart" notifications? Sometimes I notice the "heart" notifications just lead me to the "email with heart" section. I feel there must be some unnecessary duplication here somewhere. Anyway, confusion reigns in my brain on all these things.

Then there is a running stream down the right that seems to change focus depending on what page of my account I am on. What is the source for the comments etc on this right-hand running feed?

I read somewhere that "loves" get reset after a certain time. If so, why? Does that mean things I have loved will disappear from the love section of my account?

It seems to me that loving and faving just create unnecessary duplication. Wouldn't one ranking system be adequate enough? The really top people can have well over a hundred loves, and the lesser (or lesser known) have few or none. The basic ranking is quite clear. But I never bother to look if someone got more "loves" than "faves" or vice versa.

Given the amount of loved and faved palettes etc it seems a top priority needs to be placed on streamling and on organisation and quick access.

One more thing, hopefully not too O/T regarding previews:
1) It would be nice to have a feature to view a reasonable swatch of a pattern without having to leave the page. When I came back I then have to painstakingly work my way through dozens of pages to find my place again. I can avoid this by opening new tabs, but it is still too time consuming, leaving me to just ignore some I otherwise would have looked at.
2) I would really appreciate having a preview button for a pattern I am working on before I publish it, because that little over-sized postage stamp simply doesn't give me a good enough idea of the final effect.

Thanks for listening!


Sylke wrote:
Molly, you could do something like a CL dictionary/glossary, that explains terminology appearing on the site, for example karma or the differences between loving and faving and then link to somewhere for more detail, e.g. how to find stuff that has been faved.

carag

wow, so much to figure out! how do i thank people who like my creations? and how do i make striped palletes? i can toggle colors, but not get precise stripes. is there a way?

zlaughingdog

I love all the suggestions I've read here and have a few of my own. How about a FAQ on CL etiquette for the beginner. Also, in the coming FAQ's will there be an answer of how to put things in notifications specifically? Sorry if it sounds silly or too simple to address. When I see thank you's, love's, fav's any communications from fellow lovers, I want to thank them in kind & know it goes on their notifications. Do I do it on their profile page, do I just hit reply? I'm just not sure what to do. Reply seems to take me to my profile page & that doesn't seem right...? Anyway, looking forward to the coming FAQ's, thank you Molly :)

daisychain

this is probably the wrong spot, but on the question of notifications I would LOVE LOVE LOVE and get down on my knees to kiss the feet of the person who designed an added button to click on that would record when we had replied to that notification. Otherwise anything other than an absolutely chronological order of thanking people for their love notifications leads to an unsettling confusing morass of 'Now did I thank that person or not???'. Any takers? Thanks for listening.
zlaughingdog wrote:
I love all the suggestions I've read here and have a few of my own. How about a FAQ on CL etiquette for the beginner. Also, in the coming FAQ's will there be an answer of how to put things in notifications specifically? Sorry if it sounds silly or too simple to address. When I see thank you's, love's, fav's any communications from fellow lovers, I want to thank them in kind & know it goes on their notifications. Do I do it on their profile page, do I just hit reply? I'm just not sure what to do. Reply seems to take me to my profile page & that doesn't seem right...? Anyway, looking forward to the coming FAQ's, thank you Molly :)

tularoo

Thought I'd jump in with my own 2 cents. I would LURVE to be able to modify one of my existing templates. I struggle with figuring out which shapes should be which of the 5 colors & often once I hit save & preview w/ actual colors I realize that d'oh! I messed up. Not to mention it'd be nice to tweak the elements within the template as well. That would be super swell! And I second the comment that requests a preview button - that would fabulous!

HopeFull

Following: what is it. how do I use it.

I would ideally like to be able to see latest entries by those I follow, maybe in via the search in browsing, or a recent activity button.

Mama_D

I'd like to know how to embed the image of the pattern I'm receiving love for when I reply to the lover that loved it....if that made sense

HopeFull

code is here
copy and paste the code provided, replace 2 occurrences of xxxxxxx with the number of your pattern, and 1 occurrence of yyyy with the first 4 digits of that number.
the number of your pattern will be up the top in the URL line.
Mama_D wrote:
I'd like to know how to embed the image of the pattern I'm receiving love for when I reply to the lover that loved it....if that made sense

marthaMS

how do i fav a pallete?

feliciamrun

i need help (and thank you in advance).

i made a palette and a pattern. how do i apply the palette to the pattern i made. both are separate right now. when i pick my pattern and say color it - it will only let me choose new colors not my created palette. when i do the reverse - pick my palette and choose pick a pattern and search - my pattern doesn't appear as an option. do i need to join them with another program?

HopeFull

Hi
If you mean template and palette do this.
Go to your templates , click the options button and select edit. Add a tag (such as felicia) Now go to your pallette and click create pattern.
In the search block put in your tag, all templates with that tag are displayed.
feliciamrun wrote:
i need help (and thank you in advance).

i made a palette and a pattern. how do i apply the palette to the pattern i made. both are separate right now. when i pick my pattern and say color it - it will only let me choose new colors not my created palette. when i do the reverse - pick my palette and choose pick a pattern and search - my pattern doesn't appear as an option. do i need to join them with another program?

feliciamrun

Thank you - got it!
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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)

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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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