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Banner Option for birthdays.

Forum-Index Suggestions Implemented Banner Option for birthdays.
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Posted: Wed, 12/04/2017 19:21 (5 Years ago)
Now I don't know if anyone remembers but the Mods used to have a banner up for 24 hours automatically celebrate their birthdays on those respective days.

But for some reason it has been removed without much notice because people complained about the banner change for 24 hours. So I propose this.

Let people either opt in or out. Because I know some people like it. l like myself to be reminded. The mods do a lot for us as a community and just those few pixels on their birthday can go a long way in saying thank you for your hard work.

All it would be is a little tick box wither you want to opt in or out depending how you feel. I personally would chose to tick it for yes I want this change for 24 hours because that's all it would be.

Example of the past:

There could also be a separate section / tick boxes for spriters, artists and Wiki support too! Maybe you don't want the mods but the spriters or the Arts?

Thank you for listening and have all good day (example may be shown later)

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Posted: Wed, 12/04/2017 19:28 (5 Years ago)
support :) don't want people to be spoil sports on the mods b-days

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Posted: Wed, 12/04/2017 19:29 (5 Years ago)

Is it really that hard to appreciate the people that help the game here?

I'd opt in in an instant.
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Posted: Wed, 12/04/2017 19:35 (5 Years ago)
Absolute support :)
Not because I'm staff, but because i truthfully believe staff should be appreciated, idc what staff you are, whether you're a mod/spriter/artist/wiki helper, you're all important and help this site in the end, and at most, the option should come back, even if it's just a banner. It really makes a difference (even if its' just pixels) to help us feel appreciated.

It's super dumb that it was even taken away from the moaning from kids on here who didn't like the "omg i can't change my banner for a day!!111"
like.. it's a banner. what's wrong with being appreciated with a little banner.
At least with the option, we can have the banners, and those who truthfully feel they can't handle pixels being different for a day, can opt out and just ignore it as per usual.

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Posted: Wed, 12/04/2017 19:35 (5 Years ago)
I support this idea. It's just a small way to say thank you to them, especially when some people don't always know when it's a MODs birthday.
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Posted: Wed, 12/04/2017 19:36 (5 Years ago)
Support over here! I hate those people who think mods are stupid and not real people.
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Posted: Wed, 12/04/2017 19:39 (5 Years ago)
I definitely support this. All staff members deserve a little appreciation, they're super important! And for the people who don't want to change their banner, they still have the choice to opt out of it, but I don't mind my banner being changed for a day.
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Posted: Wed, 12/04/2017 19:52 (5 Years ago)
Support here too, they do so much for us even if we don't notice, so this is a small gesture of thanks we can make :)
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Posted: Wed, 12/04/2017 20:02 (5 Years ago)
Were the Birthday Banners visible to other people? Like, if I chose to change mine in support, would others be able to see it? Because whenever I go to someone's wall, I only see my Banner. Unless you could see others showing their support, there is no point in even having those banners, nor is there a point to opt-in, opt-out.

Not saying I don't like it. Support the ability to opt-in/opt-out. Just don't see a point if the Mod in question can't see your support and be "Aww. Thanks" about it.
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Posted: Wed, 12/04/2017 20:04 (5 Years ago)
I definitely support this.. :B

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Since, I'm so used to seeing the birthday banner thing on a MoD's (or, even the Admin's) birthday ever since I first registered in this site.. :)

Now, it feels weird not seeing any of 'em.. especially knowing the "reason" why it was removed in the first place. Ugh. :/

I could only look around for some birthday hashtag, posts, or what not, just to see whose birthday is whose..

I really think that it'll be like a good treat for the hard-working PH Staff to reimplement the birthday banners (for them) again.. c:

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Posted: Wed, 12/04/2017 20:07 (5 Years ago)
The thing is it yes only you can see it. But it would remind you. 'Oh it's -Blah's birthday, And then you going to say 'I noticed it's your birthday have a good day' Isn't that just a nice gesture? Just to be reminded. That even though other's can't see it. Doesn't mean you can't say 'I noticed it was your birthday from the banner' And then wish them a happy day.

That's what it's about. It's the gesture of thank you for your work it doesn't have to mean anything.

Edit: This is the banner of what I mean They are already even in the style settings! And they are all so pretty *w* <3 It's a shame no one really uses them andI would like to bring them back. Just as a thank you to the mods for their hard work.

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Posted: Wed, 12/04/2017 20:08 (5 Years ago)
FireWolf, it's moreso a personal reminder of when the mod's birthdays are. I mean, I enjoy the banners going site-wide as then it's a "happy birthday" type of thing and everyone knows, but some people may just want to be reminded it's a mod's birthday so they can send a small gift, or palpad/PM the mod a birthday message :> and the people who get annoyed about the banners won't need to see them.
Also total support from me ^^

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Posted: Wed, 12/04/2017 20:17 (5 Years ago)
Support. Although I personally probably wouldn't use this because there are now so many mods/artist/spriters and there are a few I don't get along with and don't want to be forced to see their username for a full 24 hours on top of the page and standing out.

BUT it would be a good reminder to members to thank their beloved ph staff for everything they do on the special day. I didn't like it before because you didn't have an option and was forced to look at it(I think, I have horrible memory about things). Options are always a nice thing in my opinion.
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Posted: Wed, 12/04/2017 20:24 (5 Years ago)
While I do support, I believe that there aren't anymore birthday banners partially because Abby was the one that made them prior to her departure from the staff (and business with other real life things).

I do think it would be a nice gesture to the staff though. ^-^

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Posted: Wed, 12/04/2017 20:27 (5 Years ago)
@Mals, isn't that why we have new artists? Sure they won't be in the same style, but that adds to the "personalizing" of the new site-volunteer-birthday banners, right?
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Posted: Wed, 12/04/2017 20:39 (5 Years ago)
Wait, we can't change the banners during staff birthdays? (Never tried) Then why not make it that the banner is simply selected for that day but can be changed back if the user want to?
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Posted: Wed, 12/04/2017 20:44 (5 Years ago)
@MeepTheMareep02, originally the coding prevented you from changing your banner (hence why there was some users complaining about it being "stuck" and "why should some users be reminded that someone shares their birthday and be highlighted while they themselves are 'ignored'").

Dunno which would be easier to code, but that's the gist of this suggestion. Either have mod birthday banners on (tick box) or opt out (no tick box).
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Posted: Wed, 12/04/2017 21:00 (5 Years ago)
Wait, are you serious! They were removed just because some ignorant people prefered to stay with their normal banners?

Support. Maybe something could happen to those people who opt out during birthdays...
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Posted: Thu, 13/04/2017 09:58 (5 Years ago)
I completly support. I miss the banner actually. It always gave me a chance to show my support and love to them. (mainly pluishie spam).The mods and Riako have always been kind, understanding, and helpful so why not have their birthday banners! Its only for a day folks.

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Posted: Thu, 13/04/2017 15:53 (5 Years ago)
suport, they are important to the site, they completely deserve it aa