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Sunday, Mar. 02, 2008 - 4:01 p.m.

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Other Diarylanders speak out against the New Layout

A few entries from other diarylanders in the past day or less. It appears I am not the only one:


I miss the old diaryland. it's all dark and mysterious now. what happened to happy rainbow sunshine land?

now all of our sad boring stories don't have their usual sarcasm about them. now our stories are framed in a dark black and red "grown up" version.
why don't we just call it... macabreiaryland.
sigh. http://redbedbugs.diaryland.com/080301_52.html

Wow. The Diaryland redesign is so ugly. It kind of makes me want to move to Blogspot right now. As if I have the time during this part of the term. http://coexistapart.diaryland.com/080302_72.html

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gifts and DIARYLAND Saturday, Mar. 01, 2008 9:17 P.M.
snip.... Now, Diaryland, I just want to say WTF?!?!?!? I loved the purple layout very much, and thought about copying it for my diary several times. I want my diaryland back! :'( Some things just shouldn't change, and diaryland is one! I'm kinda sad. http://diary--user.diaryland.com/080301_68.html

Oh, and while I'm at it... Let me join the complainers about how I miss my friendly, happy, cheery purple (yes, I know it was technically blue) background. I feel all emo with the black and red! :)
http://princesscee.diaryland.com/080302_23.html


Noey - 2008-03-02 04:59:59 --- ghostparty.diaryland.com
I agree with you on the new Diaryland design. It's horrible. I don't know what Andrew was thinking.

// Sunday, Mar. 02, 2008, 3:13 p.m. // Anger, excitement, madness and Salvation
Right. This new look is overwhelming and considerably confusing, as well as rather impractical. I don't like how the recent entries and online users are closer to the main content than actual options. I mean, those options are far more important than a list of names I don't recognise and will, most probably, never click. Besides, white on almost-black is ouch. Major ouch. My poor eyes. http://red-beard.diaryland.com/080302_92.html

I don't like the new diaryland. I am sending them a letter in the mail. I figure that it will seem more important than sending them an email. http://eyesout.diaryland.com/080302_11.html

should i say i dont like the diaryland redesign? are they watching/listening/reading me? http://blare7.diaryland.com/080302_42.html

It's been a long time since I've logged in and the changes in Diaryland's layout surprised me. Shocking.
http://noone-but-u.diaryland.com/080302_80.html

New layout suggests that diaryland is trying to look more professional-on a budget. Unfortuanately the layout lacks all inspiration.
Sorry Diaryland people but, make it a little less... bland. http://stevedabear.diaryland.com/urghaburger.html

art - 2008-03-02 10:58:02 --- http://arthurc1958.blogspot.com
it skeered me!!! full of gloom and doom. and he wants MONEY for this? thank the gods for blogger!!! frreeeee!!! thats for meeeee!!!

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12:01 pm - March 02, 2008
onward and upward
Screw you Diaryland. Now whenever I go to put in a depressing entry, I'm going to want to reach for that bottle of Aspirin even FASTER because of this stupid black background. http://cacatherine.diaryland.com/080302_43.html


Oh.
... I don't like this new layout.
I wish there was an option. http://sequindaisy.diaryland.com/grossgrey.html (the html name says it all)

so... guess diaryland's gone all hxc on us or something.
11:13 p.m. - 2008-03-01
http://kindbegger.diaryland.com/080302_43.html

A comment from Bindyree.diaryland.com:
Brin - 2008-03-01 23:13:16
Egads, I know we have differences, but at least we both have an eye for design! Yes, it's TERRIBLE, and there's another betrayal there right on the front page where all of the features are. There's a nice big LIST containing the names of everybody who made an ENTRY. That feature used to be an OPTION and now it's just flapping around out there on page one. Shit. This was obviously done by somebody in a vacuum. When I look at the new colors, all I think of is like, not a journaling service, but a hardware store or something! Aieee! Who did Andrew bother ASKING? Sigh..
http://wench77.diaryland.com/comments/1204423390.html

And her entry:
YEECHHHH!!

Saturday, Mar. 01, 2008 - 1:24 p.m.

HOLY FUCKING SHIT!

What the FUCK happened to DIARYLAND?

The new interface and colors SUCK!!!

This looks AWFUL!!!!!

I've had it.

Did Andrew ASK ANYBODY???

FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK
http://bindyree.diaryland.com/

When did Diaryland gain a new look for itself? I miss the bright colors of the old one. Orange and gray is blah, IMO.
http://fan4.diaryland.com/080301_35.html

2008-03-02 at 8:45 a.m.
omg. the new diaryland format deserves its own acknowledgement. i kind of LIKEd the cute/lameness of it. damn. http://monkeybeast.diaryland.com/index.html

2008-03-01 at 10:28 p.m
Diaryland, what did you DO?!
http://locony.diaryland.com/080301_60.html

2008-03-02, 3:18 a.m.
Ah diaryland have fooled around with everything?!?
http://noyouraspoon.diaryland.com/080301_89.html

Be cool and stay nice, and what's with this new setup?
http://decemberguy.diaryland.com/index.html

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