QUOTE(SharperMyspace @ Sep 9 2008, 02:34 PM)
No one uses Linux. Seriously, what is the point?
I don't want to kill dreams, but I kind of doubt that CreateBlog has the technical expertise to support such an endeavour. As far as GNOME or KDE themes go, CreateBlog has scant few Linux users, so the user base for that would be pretty small. Maybe there could be some success in creating Windows themes, but I doubt there'd be that many people interested in making OS shell themes.
I made a really hideous xfce theme a few nights ago for my sister's computer. How is it hideous? Hello Kitty.
A lot of people use Linux, the general population of cB does not. This might be me generalizing a bit, and I apologize if it comes out offensive but the majority of people I know that use Linux are older (than teenagers, that is). The majority of members here are quite young.
I'd love to see more offerings such as OS Themes but unfortunately that type of talent doesn't frequent this forum much.
Damn you, cruel world. Damn you all.
It would certainly bring in new users and traffic to the site, but I'm not so sure our design staff has much experience in creating OS themes.
It's a great idea. If we could get some more solid support, as in more people interested, more OS theme creators/users, I say go for it.
Thank you for the input. I can only do so much because for 4 days out of the week, I'm on convoys or foot patrols. And when I do get a chance to access the internet in my lovely trailer, it's very, very slow. There's a weekly 1gb download limit here in Iraq, which means my personal internet usage involves a lot of text-based sites.
I'd really like to see the technology and debate forums pick back up. That requires the users on hand to contribute a lot more, or for new users to come in and give those forums a kick-start. Tailoring to a different, and older audience would surely help. Then again, it was just a suggestion.
Thanks for the feedback everyone.