No Malle Post today. I’m doing some, um, site redesign. On . my . own. Yeah, scares me too. I’ve been installing widgets all over the place, and you’ll notice on the left there is a little link to a forum. Because you guys like to chat and swap and all of that, I’m thinking we should try this out. We did it once before, but it was a clunky format. I’m hoping this one will be nice and lean and easy. So to start I just put up two topics – what you’re wearing/loving and what you’ve been buying, which usually aren’t exactly the same.
If that goes well, I will add a swapping section, but it will have a whole host of rules, the foremost of which is that we aren’t responsible for anything. If anyone gets swaplifted, we would ban the user, but it doesn’t prevent them from coming back in some other form/name. So it would be caveat emptor, and none of us want to be involved in administering/referring swapping stuff. If we got to that point, I’d just delete that forum. I’d have to think of something or some rating system so y’all can know if someone is a good swapper, but I think just referring to your MUA or Basenotes user name and using that feedback is probably the best way in the short term and possibly the long term, and I’d advise anyone not to swap with someone new and send first or simultaneously. In all cases, new swappers with no feedback should send first to experienced swappers with lots of feedback. Swapping only, no sales of any kind, that puts a whole other level of responsibility on it I don’t even want to think about, much less run by my attorney.
Okay, so thoughts on that? Something you want to see or no? I don’t want it to get big, I just want it to be for you guys that read here and comment an know each other.
Other things I’m playing with, updating the design to something simple that isn’t such a narrow column. I love this design, but I think it’s time we ditched the cuteness and went with something else. Waaaahhh!!! I’ll try and put some cute back in, but I think simple design is the way to go for now.
So, since I’m not really super-smart about WordPress, but know enough to be super-dangerous, just be prepared to have the site look funny at different times. I have to load the new theme to do some editing on it and get all the links back working, but I also have to play around with it since they do things differently in newer themes than they used to, when things were more hard-coded. Ack. Change is good, changeis good, changeisgood.
Now, what would you guys like to see in (a) a forum, beyond the topics I mentioned, just light chatter things so you guys can take conversations there for more talk or you can exchange private messages and (b) design of the blog? Clean, frilly? Nobody will have a meltdown if it is simple for a while as I work through figuring out a Perfume Posse logo and banner to use?
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