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Don't change it!

DP is just great the way it is

Change nothing. RP forums is to fragmented for me. I like the free speech thing here. Neocon posts fall into dead post hell. We chose what's active by commenting if no one comments prob not worth talking about it.

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Stand up For your Civil Rights

Everything is worth talking about.

Every person or potential voter has a favorite subject. A subject that may be specific to them only. Conversation is the KEY to votes. The spoken word. Words have meaning. More than just for the ear.

WHY do you suppose the ELITE want to control the air waves?

One MAJOR downgrade that I've noticed alot lately

is how they are letting the neocon trolls and their troll-threads run around here like head lice.

Lice is a good comparison..

head lice especially..because they always keep their shit right on top.


That is my vote.

I second that.

DP rocks!

My 2cents

What I'd like to see is simply the same basic old layout for each subheading. So, if you click "Activism," you would see the DailyPaul website, but with only activism related posts--in the same format as the main page.

I think there are too many choices at the top. I would simplify it. Let Ron Paul Forums be the place for so many different forums on obscure topics. The less popular topics should be under "more." I would focus on featuring; Activism, Events, News and Video.

The new logo is clever but makes my eyes hurt--much like an optical illusion.

Check out http://iroots.org/
"If you’re into political activism, at least for Ron Paul if not for anyone else, I strongly recommend spending some time with iroots.org." - Tom Woods

If that were just an index page it would be good, but not replac

not to replace the real front page. The only thing dp needed imho was a better index to the forums, once something dropped off the front page it was grueling to get to it again.

But I'm resistant to change, I suppose....


Integrity means having to say things that people don't want to hear & especially to say things that the regime doesnt want to hear -RonPaul

I like the search at the top

I just wished it was faster to load. I suppose having a subscription (killing ads) would help the speed.

Where? Where?

Is this a joke? I saw the headline and I started trying to figure out what changes they're talking about.

It's basically unchanged as far as I can see.

What am I missing? I see the new stuff available via the bar at the top. I don't see that as any kind of radical change--it's added, the old front page is still there.

I guess I'm not a conservative.

Michael is always so great at the graphic/design layout. Cool DP logo.

I guess newbies will find the new stuff very helpful, because it's a full time job just staying up with the front page, and that will help them zero in on topics of interest.

After the hard work providing this site is done, the best thing about it is all the people who post thoughtful responses to all the information we collect.

What do you think? http://consequeries.com/

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Fall River, Bristol County, Massachusetts

"When one gets in bed with government,
one must expect the diseases it spreads."
‎"It's not like I'm a powerful person. My ideas are."

That looks confusing

can´t read all that at once. To much text everywhere. Makes my head hurt.
Nice as it is now. No need to fix something that is not broken.

Quite frankly, the new design is HORRIBLE.

As a former graphic artist, I am appalled they would make such a change. The colors are too dark and oppressive, and they saturate the page. You need white space to allow the eye to rest, and roam freely. This is a stifling design.
And the logo is BEYOND stupid.

Why do people think they have to come in and "fix" something that is not broken. Keep the Daily Paul as it is!

I agree!

I'm currently a graphic designer and can't stand the "new look." If it changes, you'll likely see me at RP forums.


Who do you think "they" are?

What do you think? http://consequeries.com/

Yes, I agree. That trendy Drudge style breaks Rule #1

... of information architecture and usability:

Strong Hierarchy

The human brain wants to see information structured from Most Important to ----> Least Important in a descending hierarchy on the web.

And it wants you, the designer - as presenter of the information - to tell it what categories that information falls into.

The brain wants you to keep it simple. Otherwise it starts to reject what is presented. Especially on the web.

These trendy Drudge designs are just that. Trendy. They throw out the most important elements of usable web for the sake of being different.

The effort to update the site is appreciated. I know someone worked hard on this but IMO:


Its bad. Keep working on it, you will come up with something much, much better.

- Think clear, simple, strong heirarchy.

- No more than 5 Top Level Categories.

- Proceed from there!

*not broke, don't fix it*

the new look is too much of a departure from the original look. I could add to the comments, but the point has been carefully made.
It’s a great story of the risks of innovation. Coke did many things right -

===> their greatest mistake was underestimating their customers lack of interest in innovation: they were surprisingly happy with how things were. <===


Project Failure – New Coke: "The Best Just Got Better...!"

Someone please explain what the problem is here...

The only difference I see is the blue strip at the top that is very small. And the ONLY time my page looks different is if I choose to use the buttons/links at the top. If I choose to not use those buttons/links then everything is exactly the same for me. Am I missing something here?

So far I'm just seeing people complain about the way the page looks if they CHOOSE to use the buttons at the top. Easy to fix..don't use the buttons.

It's kind of like telling your mom that it hurts when you pinch yourself...well no shit..quit pinching yourself dummy.

Perhaps I'm missing something?

New Design Comp is here:

Members of Daily Paul discuss Daily PAul

Not Good.

Not just because its change, its just not good. And I feel comfortable saying that because this is the best website online, and can handle the criticism. Don't do this. I don't like the logo either it hurts my eyes (dailypaulpaul)

To be fair, the current

To be fair, the current design is also not good. I think we've just gotten used to it.

Freedom Wins!

Earlier I posted:

How displeased I was with what is going on.
Something I wanted to say that I didn't put in my post is THANK YOU to the ones that are taking time and effort, using some imagination, and putting themselves out there for whatever comes their way. I know it must take tremendous time and energy and even if the majority are not pleased, I for one appreciate your time in the cause for liberty.
Still don't like it, but thanks.

I love my country
I am appalled by my government


Whoa, guys, please please please don't do that. The site is organized and professional looking now. That looks, quite frankly, TERRIBLE.

Really, come on guys. The Daily Paul logo on there looks silly. The page we have now is thoughtful looking and informative. That thing looks even worse than Drudge.

Please... for the love of all that is appropriate in website design, don't do this.

Eric Hoffer

I agree - not so good

Looking at drudge and thinking 'this is a successful site, it must be a good design' is also a mistake. As a web and user experience designer I cannot stand looking at drudge.

It's all about readability, and drawing the eye's attention to the correct place on the page. DP's current design is much better than this proposed change (although there is room for improvement with the existing layout already).

Having a bar at the top is not the worst idea, but if you are going to have one it's a bad idea to:
1) make it bright blue
2) to have the words so crammed together
3) to have so much content in that top bar. If you have that many items, they need to be either grouped into categories or have a 'more' button that has a drop down with the less popular items (a link to Garden needs to be at the top of every page?). Google just did something similar with a top bar but they carefully selected only the most popular items to place in the bar to keep it clean. There's a reason for that.

Also the new logo is a bit of a problem. A logo is an opportunity to burn the name of the site into the visitor's mind visually. It needs to be legible. Although it is clever, the new logo is not legible. At first glance it could be read as "Pauly" or simply "Paul" but it certainly doesn't say "Daily Paul" in an instant, you need to study it first, and that's a problem when an average person only spends seconds on a page.

They should really consult someone with some user experience knowledge - there is a science to this stuff that shouldn't just be ignored.

- Grow Mushrooms at Home

Not that bad guys. Obviously

Not that bad guys. Obviously it's not finished but the easy access to vids is great for one. It does seem a little cluttered but there is so much info to go around. My only concern is I didn't see and active forum area for the most discussed topics but that may prevent certain topics from driving away new members

Commerce with all nations, alliance with none, should be our motto. - T. Jefferson rЭVO˩ution

"Everyone wants to live at the expense of the state. They forget that the state wants to live at the expense of everyone.” - BASTIAT

Lol! Oh, that's bad.

If the Daily Paul is going there, that will cure my addiction!

All good things come to an end?

Good luck everyone. (Become delegates!)

Funniest post ever!

Doesn't take much to run some people off does it...LOL I just cant' stop laughing at you. OH CRAP SOMETHING CHANGED....MUST RUN TO THE NEAREST EXIT!!!

Oh, historic, ground-breaking,

excellent Daily Paul! You will be missed!

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im not sure how i feel about it

Im assuming it isnt complete yet, so i will refrain from passing any particular judgement. But if i had to compare it to the current site look, id have to say i personally like the old look better.. But, i will wait, because im sure there will be changes..

Fall River, Bristol County, Massachusetts

"When one gets in bed with government,
one must expect the diseases it spreads."
‎"It's not like I'm a powerful person. My ideas are."