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9 years ago, March 31st 2011 No: 21 Msg: #132524  
I tried to give it the benefit of the doubt.........but three bottles of Thailand's finest Siamsato later, the pink colour is still burning my eyes. Spending my time travelling around Asia in recent months, the only thing i've seen hippies with is horrid dull coloured baggy pants (no offence intended!)...............where do these lava lamps come in to play?
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9 years ago, March 31st 2011 No: 22 Msg: #132526  
You know, the longer I stay on the site, the more the colour scheme grows on me...Happy April Fools day everyone Reply to this

9 years ago, March 31st 2011 No: 23 Msg: #132527  
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Perhaps the designers made the change more with an eye to marketing the website?

Blue is so Facebook, after all.

Pink certainly makes the site unique, and maybe that is the aim? If you were to walk into an internet cafe for example it would now be much easier to spot those using Travelblog. Reply to this

9 years ago, March 31st 2011 No: 24 Msg: #132531  
It's obviously an april fools - but I really like it! Reply to this

9 years ago, March 31st 2011 No: 25 Msg: #132533  
Oh no! Some of the caches have updated. Now the threads are hot pink. Sigh! Oh well, nothing can be done about it for the next while.

Get rid of the pink, please!!!!



I would ask the designer to just switch off the colour completely for now, but I dont want to risk having something else get broken if he changes something.

I think, Ali might be gone for a week? Does anyone know for sure? I didnt think there was any reason to ask him how long he will be away until now.

But, at least the problem seems to be only with the colour, and everything else if probably working. If it is not, I might phone Ali.

I think, there are supposed to be some kind of optional sound effects that go with the new TravelBlog look. Those dont seem to be working. I really think he just uploaded the wrong file. Reply to this

9 years ago, March 31st 2011 No: 26 Msg: #132534  

It's obviously an april fools - but I really like it!


You mean you like the pink? I suppose, it will grow on some people. I am going to slip on my sun glasses for a while though. Reply to this

9 years ago, March 31st 2011 No: 27 Msg: #132536  

...where do these lava lamps come in to play?


I have a couple of them, even though I am not a hippy. They make a really relaxing, soothing motion, and put a nice glow on the room when the lights are turned down. I have one in yellow, and on in red with purple lava.

...red with purple ...


Hey Abul, dont go getting any ideas from this. 😉 It looks nice on the lava lamp, but it is probably not in the spirit of modern day TravelBlog.

Abdul is the new designer, living in Kuala Lumpur. He will probably introduce himself on the forums, when the next version of TravelBlog is launched, and this one is forgotten. Reply to this

9 years ago, March 31st 2011 No: 28 Msg: #132537  

Blue is so Facebook, after all.


I think, that might have been what Ali thought too. He mentioned that colour becomes associated with a site so we need an original one.

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9 years ago, March 31st 2011 No: 29 Msg: #132541  
Holy smokes - that's a lot of pink.

What about purple? That way I'll be much more able to access it at work as it'll blend so naturally with the rest of the university websites I 'should' be utilizing. Reply to this

9 years ago, March 31st 2011 No: 30 Msg: #132549  
Hey Abdul! I hope you're just playing an April Fool's prank on us...is that even a tradition in Malaysia? Anyway, it was successful, I've contracted eye cancer from too much pink... Reply to this

9 years ago, March 31st 2011 No: 31 Msg: #132552  
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ha ha April Fool! I almost went on a rant because I cannot stand the colour pink...especially Pepto Bismol pink!! The lovely blue colour was what attracted me to TravelBlog website in the first place. If this is not a joke, please seriously reconsider. Ack! Reply to this

9 years ago, March 31st 2011 No: 32 Msg: #132554  
I like it. Probably just an April Fool's joke, but I dig the new color. It really pops. Reply to this

9 years ago, March 31st 2011 No: 33 Msg: #132555  

Blue is so Facebook, after all.


Oi TravelBlog is older than FaceBook. It should be they who are going pink, not us. Ali should copyright the colour blue. But, lets not go there, because IBM have been around since the 50s, and they claim to be 'the big blue', and I bet they have lawyers to back that up.

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9 years ago, March 31st 2011 No: 34 Msg: #132557  
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I agree, someone somewhere should have patented the colour blue!

It is astonishing to think Travelblog has been knocking around longer than facebook, particularly since their influence has so hegemonically seeped into this website down the years.

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9 years ago, March 31st 2011 No: 35 Msg: #132558  
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I hope you are not suggesting there is anything wrong with "going pink" Mell;-) Reply to this

9 years ago, March 31st 2011 No: 36 Msg: #132563  

I hope you are not suggesting there is anything wrong with "going pink" Mell;-)


Not at all. As far as I am concerned, the customer is always right. If enough TravelBlogers want the pink, then the pink it likely will be. Reply to this

9 years ago, March 31st 2011 No: 37 Msg: #132564  

Pink certainly makes the site unique, and maybe that is the aim? If you were to walk into an internet cafe for example it would now be much easier to spot those using Travelblog.



I agree with associating the site with a color that is noticeable. I noticed a few travelblog users while traveling last year when I was in internet cafes, etc. I don't mind the pink, but do think it could be tweaked here and ther,e but that’s what the upcoming versions are for I suppose, and all great things take time!

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9 years ago, March 31st 2011 No: 38 Msg: #132565  

9 years ago, March 31st 2011 No: 39 Msg: #132566  
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Now I have my sunglasses on it looks great:-) Reply to this

9 years ago, March 31st 2011 No: 40 Msg: #132567  
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oops Mel, you got there first ha ha Reply to this

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