Nico (vilakins) wrote in suggestions,

LJ monthly headers options

LJ monthly headers options

Short, concise description of the idea
Header opt-out and hemisphere options available through settings

Full description of the idea
I know that it's already been suggested that people see different headers depending on the hemisphere they're in (so that everyone feels included and even that their existence is recognised) but LJ would have to detect people's locations. I have a simpler proposal:

1) people can submit and vote for northern and southern hemisphere headers, and there are two winners each month.

2) in settings, people can choose between three options:
- opt-out completely (see the plain blue original LJ header)
- see the northern hemisphere header
- see the southern hemisphere header

An ordered list of benefits
  • People can opt out of seeing seasonal headers.
  • People can choose to see the header appropriate to the hemisphere they live in, or the one they prefer.
  • It offers everyone a choice and doesn't force anything on anyone.
  • Everyone, no matter where they live, is catered for and included.
  • People down here have a chance to have their header designs used.
An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • The monthly header contest would have two categories - northern and southern - to enter and to vote in. I don't think that's much extra work, and it offers people down here a chance to have their designs used.

For those who have Firefox, I've added a comment listing two ways to get rid of the banner.
Tags: internationalization, site header, § no status
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