Darrel went to a lot of work here but would you like to see the face pics back on the hompage???

Chris Vandenburg's picture
Hell Yes
47% (61 votes)
29% (37 votes)
12% (16 votes)
Don't Care
12% (15 votes)
Total votes: 129


Chris Vandenburg's picture

I know this is a cleaner look but I really, really miss everyones face up on here. It's more personable. Miss you guys.

"If a man has cream at home in the refrigerator he won't go out looking for 2% butterfat"
............Erma Bombeck

MMario's picture

while my answer is actually "hell yes!" - I can understand not wanting to use the band width on the photos; plus I do really appreciate the fact that without them I can download the page over my dial up connection in FAR less time then with them. But that doesn't mean I don't miss seeing the photos.

and since I chose the alternate theme for my default view at work - I get to see the photos there.

MMario - I don't live in the 21st Century - but I play a character who does.

MMario - I'm not divorced from reality - we're having a trial separation

Chris Vandenburg's picture

That's my next question. I miss the members list. That is basically how I rounded-up a few of the members of our men's knitting group! Now if someone joins the site from the Dallas area I'll never know.

"If a man has cream at home in the refrigerator he won't go out looking for 2% butterfat"
............Erma Bombeck

OKknitguy's picture

I agree. The member list was great. That's how I found a few people near me and added most of my buddies. I think we definitely need the member list. Its nice to see faces, but if the site is easier without faces, then that's ok with me.

Darrel's picture

I want the face pics back, too. There is another theme installed which shows the pics in the comments, but not the original post (which I find somewhat dumb), but at least there's a code snippet that I can look at and likely use to make pictures show in another place.

I agree with the view that the pics add to the community-aspect of the site and reminds us of the people behind the words.

The members list is an add-on module which has not yet been updated to work with the version of Drupal to which the site has been upgraded.

Both of these are features I consider important to the site and I'm working on solutions.

In the meantime, though, check out some of the other themes available to select from within your account preferences.

Kerry's picture

The page looks much cleaner without the photos, we can still look up the membership list to see the face of the person posting.

Darrel's picture

The members list is partially back. The sorting isn't working, but again... something is better than nothing.

TomH's picture

I think it's more important to have the pix on the members' page. Great job on the site, Darrel!

GrammarCop's picture

I had set my skin NOT to show member pics -- not because I don't like looking at everyone's purty faces, but because the nonuniform image sizes were creating some wacky layouts and (on the ancient Web broswers at work) cutting off parts of posts on the main page.

I'd be a fan of userpics if they could be constrained to a standard size: say, 150x150 pixels. This would probably require most users to reupload their images, but it would avoid future display hassles.