Bring back the penguin!!

Have something to say about forums.debian.net itself?

Do you want the good old penguin logo back?

Yes
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81%
Yes
12
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Re: Bring back the penguin!!

Postby 987687 » 2009-05-09 19:52

Ook wrote:Yes. The place is looking very sharp but too spiffy and generic. This is a forum for DYI geniuses. It is about putting something unique and individualized together with personal innovation. There must be some sort of character, and it should be slightly askew. That is why the penguin was perfect, why it still is.

I agree, it looks way to formal. The blue title bar, debian logo, and boring bland font.
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Re: Bring back the penguin!!

Postby Cope57 » 2009-05-19 19:11

  • No
  • No

We do not hate Tux, but he is not the Debian mascot.
He is a Linux mascot, and represents all Linux distributions, not just Debian.

The Debian swirl logo should stay.

If you can convince Debian to get rid of the swirl, and replace it with Tux; I will be happy to see the penguin back on the forum to represent Debian.
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Re: Bring back the penguin!!

Postby 987687 » 2009-05-19 19:50

Cope57 wrote:
  • No
  • No

We do not hate Tux, but he is not the Debian mascot.
He is a Linux mascot, and represents all Linux distributions, not just Debian.

The Debian swirl logo should stay.

If you can convince Debian to get rid of the swirl, and replace it with Tux; I will be happy to see the penguin back on the forum to represent Debian.

If you are going to go by that reasoning... we should have the swirl, tux, and the GNU mascot. Because it is Debian GNU/Linux. Shouldn't they all be represented?
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Re: Bring back the penguin!!

Postby Ook » 2009-05-19 20:21

Cope57 wrote:
  • No
  • No


You voted twice? :)
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Re: Bring back the penguin!!

Postby tombom62 » 2009-05-19 22:15

ComputerBob wrote:
anarchyinc666 wrote:
Tadeas wrote:...I think they did away with him to make the site look more professional.

Personally, I'm glad that psycho-tux is gone.

But to set the record straight, anyone who's ever installed a phpbb forum knows that it comes pre-configured with its own default style. And that default style comes with its own text color, background colors, default icons, etc. The default phpbb forum style does not include psycho-tux. Someone had to manually tweak the forum code in the past to make psycho-tux replace the default "circus tent" image that displays in the default phpbb v2.x style of the old Debian forums -- the same "circus tent" image that can be seen up there right now in phpbb v3.x. In other words, the Debian forum admins *may* or may not have chosen to retire psycho-tux when they upgraded the forums, but the fact of the matter is that they would have had to do some work to have psycho-tux appear in these forums if they had wanted him to appear in these forums. And, at least so far, they've chosen to not do that work.

The default phpbb v3.x style is what everyone was seeing here before before the admins chose to make another style available several days ago. That default phpbb v3.x style that some users complained about was completely the result of upgrading these forums to the newer, more secure phpbb v3.x and it was the exact same style that everyone else who installs a phpbb v3.x forum gets by default -- it had nothing to do with the Debian admins working hard on the forums to make them look "more professional."

If you check the CSS, you'll see that the text color of these phpbb v3.x forums is somewhat lighter than black in both of the forum styles that are currently available to choose here. That's the default phpbb text color that everyone gets when they install a phpbb forum -- the Debian forum admins did not make a conscious choice to make these forums' text that color -- it came that way.

In my browser, I can force black to be the text color -- of every web site that I ever visit -- but I wouldn't want to do that because many web sites, including my own, use other text colors for emphasis, for headlines and for other purposes.

It's been a few years since I administered a phpbb forum (after trying phpbb v3.x, I switched to using SMF forum software), but IIRC, In phpbb forums, there's one admin config option that sets the text color of forum posts -- if a forum admin changed that one setting to #000000, then all of the text in posts like this one would instantly change to pure black instead of the sort-of-black that it is currently.

To me, it would make more sense to do that than to tell thousands of forum users to write config scripts, change their browser settings for every web site they visit, install browser hacks, etc., etc., etc.

That'd exactly what I would have said if I got here in time. I don't have anything to say but +1, I totally agree. I've installed phpbb2x and 3x and know that both themes used are the defaults but with minor changes (for the logos)
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Re: Bring back the penguin!!

Postby Tadeas » 2009-05-20 07:48

tombom62 wrote:...

Huh? I've never said anything like that.


I WANT PSYCHOTUX BACK!!!
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Re: Bring back the penguin!!

Postby ComputerBob » 2009-05-20 10:55

I am the author of the post that tombom62 quoted.
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Re: Bring back the penguin!!

Postby mike102282 » 2009-05-20 11:36

987687 wrote:This is an official petition to bring back the good old penguin logo!!
If you want the good old logo back, check either "Yes" on the poll. (both Yes's will be added together)

For those of you who don't know what I'm talking about (for whatever reaon...) here it is:
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Re: Bring back the penguin!!

Postby 987687 » 2009-05-20 13:46

mike102282 wrote:
987687 wrote:This is an official petition to bring back the good old penguin logo!!
If you want the good old logo back, check either "Yes" on the poll. (both Yes's will be added together)

For those of you who don't know what I'm talking about (for whatever reaon...) here it is:
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This is the stupidest poll in the history of stupid polls.

I'll take that as a compliment.
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Re: Bring back the penguin!!

Postby Stian1979 » 2009-09-08 13:47

I say yes bring him back, but please a litle bether looking than befour, it really did not look that profesional.
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Re: Bring back the penguin!!

Postby sickie » 2009-09-08 14:49

And what exactly is a professional looking penguin? ;)
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Re: Bring back the penguin!!

Postby Coco » 2009-09-08 14:51

What about the gnu?
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Re: Bring back the penguin!!

Postby 987687 » 2009-09-08 14:54

Holy head thread revival!
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Re: Bring back the penguin!!

Postby sickie » 2009-09-08 15:33

I'd like a gnu of GNU too :D
Better than stinkin' Linux's penguin.
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Re: Bring back the penguin!!

Postby gurfle » 2009-09-29 18:54

em4r1z wrote:No.
I seriously believe that the former forum logotype featuring a penguin with the Debian swirl within its left eye was poorly designed
Indeed! If I wasn't told it was a penguin, I never would have guessed, and even knowing, it took me about three or four times of going back to look at it before figuring out what it really was . . .

The spiral is one of the neatest logos I've ever seen - and it's use as the default Gnome desktop background (well at least so it was on my original Lenny install) is pricesless, but then I like abstractions and historical references. Yes there is one, but if it's accidental and unknown I'm not going to reveal it :twisted:

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