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Recent discussions indicate many people would like to consider a new graphic for the banner of the forum. The question is, who is in favor of changing it, keeping it, or just don't care? The poll will run for 30 days and we'll see where we are at that time.

If we decide we'd like to change it, the next challenge is coming up with a quality graphic with the following characteristics.

JPG image 750 x 125 pixels
 

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Thanks John for starting the poll.

mtf1.jpg


My choice.
The good old CNJ.
Nice and weathered too.:):thumbsup:

But one of his 4014 would look nice too.

Like tworail mentioned, a rotating picture of a few different ones would be nice if that could be done.

But that will come later if enough vote to change.
Thank :smokin:
 

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I think the real questions are: What should we change it to? How do we decide that question (majority vote?) How willingly will the losers accept the decision?

After the birthday brouhaha, I just don't know!
 

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I think the real questions are: What should we change it to? How do we decide that question (majority vote?) How willingly will the losers accept the decision?

After the birthday brouhaha, I just don't know!
As John said, the real question here is should we change it.
The rest comes later.

That is what the poll is for, yes/ no/ or don't care. :smokin:
 

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Yes change it.

John;

I think it's time for a baner change. While we're on the subject of changing things on the forum, how about updating the printed descriptions attached to the scale sections. The N-scale section still says it includes discussion of "Gram Farish" trains! Really, they went out of business years ago. I don't think "Minitrix" or "Life-Like" are particularly representative of current N-scale either. Kato is a major N-scale brand that is conspicuously absent. Things have advanced just a wee bit in N-scale since the 1970's! :eek:

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I wouldn't mind a change, although it's a great image.

I would recommend an ever-changing image from a set of arguably 'superior' proto and model images that their authors would give permission to use. That is, from a pool of available images, whether 20 or 2000, they should perhaps appear once per visit, or change every 10 seconds on a marquee as happens at other hobby sites.
 

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Personally, I don't notice it. I like it the way it is, because without really seeing it, I know I'm on the correct website.
 

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Personally, I don't notice it. I like it the way it is, because without really seeing it, I know I'm on the correct website.

HA ha ha :p
 

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maybe each thread from the main page can have a different train.

that would create 36 different train pictures.

just a thought.

lets explore every possibility.

but definitely change the main picture.

I would like to see the 4014 bigboy a model or the real one.
 

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The poll is inaccurate.

30 votes.
275 views
The "I don't care" group is in the overwhelming silent majority!
 

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The poll is inaccurate.

30 votes.
275 views
The "I don't care" group is in the overwhelming silent majority!
Inaccurate?> !

292 views now, don't you know that after some vote they check back to see how the poll is going?> !
Therefor the view counts goes up.> !

Silent majority?> !
Look like they are making a statement when they voted?> !
Plus some, even you, voted there but added a comment here so how is that silent? !

You think all the extra views are I don't cares?> ?........! > !
 

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The silent majority doesn't have a voice in the poll, just like any other vote. If you don't care enough to vote, you live with whatever is voted in. :p:p

Ed is right about views, every time you view the thread, the views go up. So, you come back to check replies, and it's another view.

Uh, no, that is a CP switcher now, not CN....
CP, CN, what's the difference? They all foreign railroads. :p:p
 

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I like idea of a rotating graphic. How about this variation. Let folks submit a proposed new graphic from time to time. Perhaps in a secret vote by the heads of state or some other means, select a winner for that time period... The winner gets you know whatever they want out of that... and the graphic rotates.
 

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Inaccurate?> !

292 views now, don't you know that after some vote they check back to see how the poll is going?> !
Therefor the view counts goes up.> !

Silent majority?> !
Look like they are making a statement when they voted?> !
Plus some, even you, voted there but added a comment here so how is that silent? !

You think all the extra views are I don't cares?> ?........! > !
OOps my math was off. (pun intended.)
I forgot to count the "Members: 21,838"
 

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OOps my math was off. (pun intended.)
I forgot to count the "Members: 21,838"

Still off :p

That total has many, many who either quit running trains or stopped coming to the site.
I would guess around 5000 just came for one question and when they got their answer never came back.
That total goes back to the start of the site, more then 10 years ago.
Read through the members list and see the posts counts, a lot have none or just a few. Then pooof disappeared.

By the way, the way I see it the I don't care votes will tally in with the I want a change votes. :p

If you don't care you are agreeing to a change.
Because you don't care. :smokin:

That is a nice picture.
 

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I would not mind seeing a new banner. However if we keep the old that it ok too!
I guess I am in the I don’t care side, sooo.... change it is lol !!!


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Why not have a Semi annual poll, where anyone can post a suggested Header photo. The group votes and that becomes the new photo for 6 months, or a year whatever.

Dan
 

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......both of which own thousands of miles of trackage in the United States.....:laugh:
Quit your crying already..................:cheeky4:
 

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BUMP.

A few more days till this poll will close. :smokin:
 

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Now we need some impute on the picture to replace the old one.
Everyone submit your photo. ( if you want to) :smokin:
Remember the size limit.

My replacement photo, :smilie_daumenpos:

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How about a picture of both steam and diesel? Then all we have to decide is which ones! :eek:hwell:
 

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How about a picture of both steam and diesel? Then all we have to decide is which ones! :eek:hwell:

Well post one. :dunno:
 
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