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Some content moved here from user talk:human ħumanUser talk:Human 05:01, 19 March 2010 (UTC)

This is a very rough idea of what I'm toying around with. It's a bit big at the moment, but it'll get smaller as things go on. What do you think of the basic theme?

LJ Badge.png

--ConcernedresidentAsk me about your mother 18:48, 16 March 2010 (UTC)

It has great promise, I think. Too bad the text can't be randomized! Do we each get our own badge number, which remains unique forever? What are the chances of replacing "NY" with "RW" or "LJ"? ħumanUser talk:Human 01:30, 17 March 2010 (UTC)
Yeah, randomized text would be great. I might make some variations on the text, but it takes a fair bit of time to get the text right. Haven't worked out what to do with the number. I had to do the text manually because I could find a way to being text in GIMP, but the numbers would be easier. Do you know if there's a way of superimposing floating text on an image through the power of wiki stuff? Yep, the RW thing is planned. I'm having a bash at doing that today once I get the Loyal Jeboa text cleaned up a bit. --ConcernedresidentAsk me about your mother 08:49, 17 March 2010 (UTC)
I added the RW stuff and smoothed things out a bit. Still not sure what to do with the number at the top. I thought of adding some kind of slogan, but there's not much room for it. Been toying with blood effects, and maybe a chicken head. --ConcernedresidentAsk me about your mother 09:58, 17 March 2010 (UTC)
Just "2010"?. That way a new one next year (2011). I've seeen things floated on images but I think it requires extensions we don't have. The NY could do with replacing with (say) RW. Beautiful, withall. 10:04, 17 March 2010 (UTC) SusanGContribsTalk
Ta. I've added the year - which I'll upload a little later. The NY stuff should already have been replaced. You may need to force a page reload. --ConcernedresidentAsk me about your mother 10:20, 17 March 2010 (UTC)
So it has, I was looking at an old load. 10:23, 17 March 2010 (UTC) SusanGContribsTalk
LJ Badge.png

-- Nx / talk 10:39, 17 March 2010 (UTC)

Of course! Excellent work Nx! The thing I've seen on (I think) WP is where the actual image has text superimposed on (e.g.) maps. 10:46, 17 March 2010 (UTC) SusanGContribsTalk
Sweet. I'll upload a version with no text on it. Shall I keep the cute deceitful Jerboa, or go for something else here? I was thinking of a headless chicken or a goat. --ConcernedresidentAsk me about your mother 10:54, 17 March 2010 (UTC)
I wouldn't (the no text thing). Nice as Nx's method is, it takes a lot of work for each letter of the text (& depends on browser & screen etc, I should think) Also the image could only be used at one size: not scalable. 10:58, 17 March 2010 (UTC) SusanGContribsTalk
Yeah, I figured it could be a bit fiddly. I've uploaded the updated image, and a text-free version for people feeling reckless - media:LJ badge (no text).png. --ConcernedresidentAsk me about your mother 11:06, 17 March 2010 (UTC)
Can we "place" a transparent gif with the words, the same size as the badge png, directly over it? Then the gif (or gifs?) could be randomly chosen. ħumanUser talk:Human 19:13, 17 March 2010 (UTC)
That sounds like a clever idea, but I don't know enough about wiki image stuff to know whether or not it'll have the same drawback as Nx's idea. I assume it'd work it images are rendered in an absolute size, as opposed to some relative scale. Any idea how that works? ConcernedresidentAsk me about your mother 23:25, 18 March 2010 (UTC)
It works. Nx left enough tools for people like us to be able to build our own house. Look what I did to it... ħumanUser talk:Human 01:19, 19 March 2010 (UTC)

template:LJ badge

I have a CD printing program thing somewhere that makes it trivial to do curved text, btw. ħumanUser talk:Human 02:13, 19 March 2010 (UTC)

Shall we move this discussion to template talk:LJ badge? ħumanUser talk:Human 02:27, 19 March 2010 (UTC)

The central image should include, randomly...[edit]

Goat; Jerboa; Andy; Ed; Hitwin; Ace; Frot; the Brain; TheoryOfPractice (talk) 02:21, 19 March 2010 (UTC)

I think we should make that a parameter - random or a specific choice. This whole thing will be user customizable! ħumanUser talk:Human 02:29, 19 March 2010 (UTC)
I'll remove the jerboa from the basic badge and create separate images that can be randomly overlayed. Probably won't be until Sunday. ConcernedresidentAsk me about your mother 12:25, 19 March 2010 (UTC)
I've uploaded a version of the badge with the text removed, but jerboa is still there. Will it be easy to overlay the image on the badge? if so, I'll remove the jerboa and upload a few images that can be overlayed. I'll need to edit the images so that they blend in with the badge, so it'd be handy if we can decide on a shortlist. Personally I'd go for jerboa, goat and brain. Andy and Ed could be amusing, but probably goes against the goal of removing CP references from general articles. The image is found at media:LJ badge (no text).png --ConcernedresidentAsk me about your mother 16:21, 21 March 2010 (UTC)
Yes, it will be. Make sure they are squares with stuff only in the circle the square defines, and make them transparent gifs. We'll do something similar for the Light Jugulars text, and the year can just be text, or images if we want.
I also think I'll be able to make the whole thing scalable with some effort. ħumanUser talk:Human 20:42, 21 March 2010 (UTC)
PS, can you put the blank area for the number at the top back in? ħumanUser talk:Human 20:43, 21 March 2010 (UTC)
Sure, I should be able to get that up some time tomorrow. Sorry, I misunderstood the earlier comment about removing blue stuff. --ConcernedresidentAsk me about your mother 22:04, 21 March 2010 (UTC)

(undent) I uploaded the finished badge, and uploaded a goat and a jerboa to be floated on top of the main badge image. media:LJ badge goat.png and media:LJ badge jerboa.png. I'd do this myself but I don't fully understand the technique. --ConcernedresidentAsk me about your mother 09:37, 3 April 2010 (UTC)

Cool, thanks. Did you fix the basic badge image I whined for? I'll muck with your goat and jerboa tomorrow, hopefully you'll see what I'm doing. If you don't I'll splain it. ħumanUser talk:Human 09:57, 3 April 2010 (UTC)
Yep, it should all be fixed, but a reload may be needed. I Let me know if I missed something anything in there. Yup, I'd be interested in knowing how the whole floaty thing works, and I'm curious to see how the selection and random stuff works. Should be pretty sweet when it's all done. --ConcernedresidentAsk me about your mother 23:03, 4 April 2010 (UTC)