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    Rayblewit Love Music / Love Life

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    Dear admin (Ian)
    General people often mistake this website and its address as a place to dicuss all things keyboards being the qwerty type.
    They get confused because there is no immediate reference to the music type keyboard. There is of course references and links to the various forums. But most people with keyboard issues would just type in their problem at the first link they see being general discussion and they don't bother to scroll futher to see other references such as Roland, Yamaha, Casio etc..

    At the top of this page the header says "keyboardforums.com."
    There is no picture of a keyboard. I think there was a picture of a keyboard recently. What happened to that?

    Anyway to avoid confusion, do you think a picture of piano keys or a person playing keyboard might eliminate the typists and gamers?

    We need to separate the nerds from the talented. LOL:D

    Ray.;)
     
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    happyrat1 Destroyer of Eardrums!!!

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    Agreed. Let's show those nerds who's boss!!!!

    Let's put up an animated gif on every page!!!

    [​IMG]

    Gary ;)
     
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    Ian Administrator

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    That's a good point - although I'd wager that if someone can post a question on about computer keyboards with the existing categories, the logo may still go unnoticed (but it'll help!).

    There is a new version of the forum software coming out in a few months and when we upgrade I'll need to make a lot of changes, so I'll see if I can implement that change at the same time :). I'm aiming to keep the design fairly similar with the new version, but there will be little design changes happening, so I'll tweak the logo then.
     
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    SeaGtGruff I meant to play that note! Moderator

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    I actually thought about this a week or so ago, when someone had posted about spilling water in teir keyboard, and I created the following logo from the existing one:

    logo.png

    I'm not sure how good the brown would look against the blue/black design, but the "wooden piano body" could be changed to black. Anyway, that was my attempt. I know the logo isn't centered on the "piano," but it actually looked unbalanced when I did that, so I moved it more to the right.
     
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    Thanks @SeaGtGruff :). Once the new software is released I'll integrate something similar to the keys in to the logo - I think I'll probably stick with a blue colour scheme overall though, to keep the design continuity.

    We're currently running v1.5 software, and v2 is just about to head in to beta testing - so I'd hope it'll go live before the end of the year.
     
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    SeaGtGruff I meant to play that note! Moderator

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    Here are some other versions with different colors...

    logo2.png

    logo3.png

    logo4.png

    logo5.png

    logo6.png
     
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    logo.png

    Suitable for framing :D

    Gary ;)
     
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    SeaGtGruff I meant to play that note! Moderator

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    1) I like the way the piano goes down and springs back up when he plays it.

    2) If you put a piano in a room and fill it with enough chimps, eventually they'll play Beethoven's Fifth.
     
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    Rayblewit Love Music / Love Life

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    Thanks guys. I love the response.
    The monkey playing the upright is just adorable:rolleyes:. But he's got attitude!:cool: lol.
    Michael, your logo design is perfect.
    I like the blue version. I hope it can be incorporated.
    Cheers Ray
     
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    What?! And ruin all my fun??
     
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    Rayblewit Love Music / Love Life

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    Oops! :eek:
    Sorry mate! How insensitive of me!
    Maybe you could join a "qwerty" keyboard forum and spread your wit over there. :p
     
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    happyrat1 Destroyer of Eardrums!!!

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    Or we could simply post this instead and just confuse the hell out of everybody!!! :D :D :D

    [​IMG]

    Gary ;)
     
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    Hahahaha, that really did make me laugh out loud :D
     
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    SeaGtGruff I meant to play that note! Moderator

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    Darn it, Gary, I thought I'd just beaten my GAS into submission. But now that I see how much fun I could be having, I'm on the verge of splurge! The only thing holding me back is that it isn't compatible with Windows 10, and I can't remember my login for my old Windows XP computer.

    And here I thought I was the only person into dancertyping!

    Creative Prodikeys DM.jpg
     
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    Rayblewit Love Music / Love Life

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    Hahaha! I actually tapped onto that link address . . DOH!
    Actually, when one sees the options, the first one being "general discussion"
    there is a picture of a music keyboard.
    You'd think that would ring bells hey!
     
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    I think we could have a lot of fun with the site on April fools day :D:D:D
     
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    happyrat1 Destroyer of Eardrums!!!

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    Howabout a forum for people who like Keyboards AND Dogs?!?!?!?!?!?!?

    [​IMG]

    Gary ;)
     
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    Back when this forum first started, the banner had a keyboard in it. When the occasional bloke, with a PC keyboard question, would wander in, Gary would tell them to look at the picture at the top left of the main page. I wonder what happened to that original logo.
     
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    I've still got that logo somewhere, but I was holding off changing anything until the new version of the forum software is released (as the logo would need quite a bit of work to fit in to the current design). However, I'll make a quick change now to add to the logo, as a temporary measure until the new software arrives :).
     
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