A Conversation for Talking Point - h2g2 Redesign

Keep Goo

Post 1

Garius Lupus

I am a die-hard gooist. It was the only skin available when I started on h2g2 and nothing since has bettered it. To abandon it seems to me like abandoning DNA.

This site is the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and SHOULD look different from corporate BBC sites. It SHOULD look a little offbeat and wacky, just like the books/movie/radio shows were a little offbeat and wacky. If it was just another wiki or message board, then fine, make it look BBCish. But it's not - its the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, based on DNA's vision. To lose the old skins mean losing a significant part of its identity. The BBC bought this site because of its success and the success depended upon people feeling linked to DNA's Hitchhiker world. Losing the skins breaks one more of those links.

At the very least, Goo should remain a choice for the user.


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Post 2

Hati

*signs with both hands*


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Post 3

Evangeline

Please, keep goo.

Evangelinesmiley - biro


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Post 4

Hapi - Hippo #5

smiley - smiley ah yes smiley - smiley keep goo smiley - biggrin


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Post 5

ReddishDog

Places paw-print onto the petition smiley - fullmoon


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Post 6

shagbark

Keep goo and find a way for all smileys to work in it.


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Post 7

Hapi - Hippo #5

smiley - whistle .. there's not that many goo fanatics.. so I notice? I mean .. I never changed my default setting so I use alabaster smiley - whistle


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Post 8

Hati

No, in those old, prehistorical times when DNA was still with us, the community was much smaller.

And there was no brunel users at all. smiley - tongueout

I never changed my default skin either.


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Post 9

Hati

Ah yes, and I do mind being called a fanatic.


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Post 10

Nosebagbadger {Ace}

Whether or not Goo is kept i think it is fine as it is - i don t think the bbc would be criticised for not keeping those rebellious h2g2 researchers sufficently under their thumbs smiley - winkeye
SO why not let us stay as we are


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Post 11

coelacanth

Not so many Goo users? I bet there's more than you think. Keep it!
smiley - biro
smiley - bluefish


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Post 12

Silly Willy

smiley - sadfacesmiley - sadfacesmiley - sadface

Please don't get rid of Goo


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Post 13

faloh

I agree, i do not think it should follow with the rest of the BBC sites. But if it must at least keep goo as a option, otherwise it loses its personality.


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Post 14

shagbark

agreed, it should be an option. If you want set something new as the default option, but let us goo fans change to it if we want.


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