Originally Posted by marriedmanhere View Post
I looked back at a couple of your older posts..
They are more difficult to read than if they did not have colors and emoticons.
I have seen much worse offenders than you though.
The movement of the animation is too distracting.
The pictures do not really bother me as long as there are not too many.
1 or 2 emoticons is OK.. but too much of anything is too much.
Honesty I think I AM the worst offender here ...you can say it ! ...I have seen few others who color code as much
as myself....onslaughting with strange emoticons!.
I say this with all honestly...none of these things have ever bothered me personally...from other posters... so I really had no clue that it is so distracting or annoying to some, even hard to read !
I am going to take your advice here and tone the emoticons down.. Never use light colors (though I don't use those except maybe in between pictures)..... I have used red for numbering / defining an outline type thing...I'll try to cut this out..
I do like looking up pics on Google images....I took Graphic Arts at Vo-Tech , so I just have a thing with spicing up the written word... when going to the Library ...I always appreciated the books with Pictures in them.. that's just me.. a part of my personality I guess..
larry.gray said: Oh and another thing people can do: add nosquit to their browser.
I have websites with white text and black background. It makes my eyes hurt. I put in nosquint so I can over-ride the background and text color. If I hit that button here, I can make all text colors go away.
I have never heard of "nosquit"... I will admit it does hurt my eyes too when I come across websites LIKE THAT...with a black background..
Mrs. John Adams said: However...I can scroll past...and so can everyone else. I would never tell you to change your style. That's your style.
I am the type that would rather know how someone feels, even if it's not pleasant.. even a little rude....
I doubt I myself would say anything unless someone asked, like when I see the huge blocks of text with no paragraphs I do think to myself.. "they really need to break this up"...and I am tempted to not read myself... generally someone else speaks up.... it's really trying to help
... and that is a good thing.
I really don't want to purposely assault anyone's eyes with my posts..
ScarletBegonias said: I have an iphone5 and your posts don't come across looking messed up on there at all so I'm not sure what people are talking about. Some of the image files may just show up as a small box instead of an actual image but it's nothing crazy or anything. The colors come out correctly too.
Thank you , I have been wondering this for some time.. how this works on a phone...
I have a ton of emoticons in Photo bucket and I don't know what is up with their site... they used to show normal size when searching for them... now they are like "larger than life" -though they show normal when put in posts.
Jellybeans said: Bright colors drive me insane. Especially when they are big and large. It takes my eyes a few minutes to adjust.
Mr Blunt is and Arbitrator is really the only 2 I can think of who uses colors or bolds them...
PBear said: As others have said... I usually like and agree with your posts, if that matters. But in general, having to "scream" to make your posts stand out makes me want to just bypass them. We're here for useful content, not pretty. And some color combinations are hideously hard to read.
Now see there... PBear is an example of speaking the truth... yet not being "rude" - he feels how he feels (which is good, I asked) yet he braced it by saying I don't suck, I'm OK.
I appreciate the feedback!