Wake up design squad!!!!

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Not much activity in this section more? There are good designers here, so reunite or do something to make it active again. Make an xmas/new year contest or anything
 
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Lol, kwes start it up nao! There are others around too. You can do it. I nominate you as leader. All are welcome to join. You can do it Kwes! :snicker
 

Kwes

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I'd retire from the design squad if I was really required to start something back up with the DS right now. Just too busy.
 

Kwes

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[QUOTE="bubano, post: 6269502]Ok, take it next year[/QUOTE]
:lol:

Late next year perhaps.
 

Cybertox

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SOTWs cant be continued due to the low amount of designers being active on the site. However I am still here ready to design avatars and signatures for those who meet the requirements. I am open for requests.
 

Formula

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[QUOTE="Sylar, post: 6320323]not what it used to be man! think a lot of people have left now[/QUOTE]

Yeah I can tell. Back in 2008-2009 it was at its peak..I mean prime time. I left a long time ago. It was shortly after they revamped the entire forum with all this new stuff. Do they still have the icon shop
 

Sylar

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[QUOTE="Formula, post: 6320337]Yeah I can tell. Back in 2008-2009 it was at its peak..I mean prime time. I left a long time ago. It was shortly after they revamped the entire forum with all this new stuff. Do they still have the icon shop[/QUOTE]

yeah you used to get around 10 entries in every SOTW! The icon shop is still about but it's pretty different now, weird to navigate as well.
 

Sylar

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[QUOTE="Dave-The-Rave, post: 6320344]Times change, people get older and busier. I don't have enough free time anymore.

Hell I don't even make my own sigs anymore, get someone else to do it for me.[/QUOTE]

yeah that is true, I left the DS because I wasn't active enough and had a long break from the site. Also I think I made your avvy and sig :p good to see you're still using it lol
 

Formula

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[QUOTE="Sylar, post: 6320341]yeah you used to get around 10 entries in every SOTW! The icon shop is still about but it's pretty different now, weird to navigate as well.[/QUOTE]

Yeah I wasn't keen on the new layout at all. Everything got erased. Yeah I ran sotw and sotm for a good while..good times. I forgot who I handed it over too. Its sad to see sotw dissipate, I think its safe to say the good times are behind us. You never know, this place might come back to life later on.
 

Kwes

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Times slow down. I got college and job to keep me busy. As well as my family.

I just don't have the time to do design stuff.
 

joeold

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[QUOTE="Kwes, post: 6320674]Times slow down. I got college and job to keep me busy. As well as my family.

I just don't have the time to do design stuff.[/QUOTE]
Yeah jobs tend to get in the way sometimes.
 

smiggy

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[QUOTE="Formula, post: 6320357]Yeah I wasn't keen on the new layout at all. Everything got erased. Yeah I ran sotw and sotm for a good while..good times. I forgot who I handed it over too. Its sad to see sotw dissipate, I think its safe to say the good times are behind us. You never know, this place might come back to life later on.[/QUOTE]

The Design Corner was struggling for active members way back when, would need a serious rethink if it is to be resurrected again.

I think Xelis picked up SotW after you, or he might have done it before you... maybe.
 

Vyse

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At this point, an Admin should remove the current Design Squad members from the usergroup. It's misleading to the community to keep old members in purple usernames that are no longer contributing. Take notice of regular members like Effekt and joeold who have been filling out requests.
 
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Wrath

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I agree, get rid of them lazy bastards. I understand that other things in life take priority but at least resign from your role and move on.
 

Dave-The-Rave

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[QUOTE="Wrath, post: 6356025]I agree, get rid of them lazy bastards. I understand that other things in life take priority but at least resign from your role and move on.[/QUOTE]

lol, lazy and busy are two completely different things.
 

Kwes

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[QUOTE="Wrath, post: 6356025]I agree, get rid of them lazy bastards. I understand that other things in life take priority but at least resign from your role and move on.[/QUOTE]

Lazy bastards Does having a fucking picture on your post really mean so much to you? Its the internet, it doesn't mean anything.

If its so easy and effortless to make sigs, you are more then welcome to make them.
 

Vyse

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[QUOTE="Christopher, post: 6356228]If your name is in purple then you earned it. That is all.[/QUOTE]
No, it isn't. These are the current DS members as shown in the forum leaders/groups page:

Fon (usually goes weeks without posting, but posts aren't design-related)
Kuro (last posted 1 week ago, not always design-related)
Kwes
MentallyCritical (last posted in February)
spyrde (last active 9/14/2013)

If your name is green or red, you probably earned it too but for continually performing your role, right? There is no Design Squad right now. Just purple usernames that are a reminder of a more active time.
 
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Christopher

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The design squad user group doesn't have access to sensitive areas of the forum like mods/admins. Their names are purple because they worked for it and did some great stuff for the forums. I don't think we should yank away something they worked for just because they haven't been around. It is just a username color anyway.

But this isn't just up to me. I will ask for opinions from the staff. Thanks.
 

Vyse

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I think they would understand. They can always ask the CM to put them back on the DS. Right now, it seems like they're either too busy or have lost interest.
 
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I liked seeing all the talent with the SOTW, really amazing graphic artists! I wouldn't mind seeing a Photoshop contest pop up every now and then, could be from amateur all the way up to professional similar to how fark.com does theirs, give us a picture and see what every one comes up with. Could be lots of fun!