User talk:Curtaintoad

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I'm towards semi-retiring from Wiktionary along with all the other Wikimedia Foundation Projects — you can see my comments at my Meta-Wiki user page.
 curtaintoad | talk 


I consider having a signature with strong colored background such as yours a truly poor idea. Wiktionary is lucky to have very few users with such signatures, if any. Please consider changing your signature to a more plain one. Disclaimer: There is no policy requiring you to change your signature, AFAIK. --Dan Polansky (talk) 11:51, 3 November 2013 (UTC)

I'll change my signature soon. Also may I ask friendly why did you remove part of my talk page and what does AFAIK mean? --Curtaintoad (talk) 05:09, 4 November 2013 (UTC)
The top of your talk page contained large images, so I needed to scroll by 3 screens to get to the actual talk; furthermore, because of the formatting that you placed there, my post was in a serif face in red color, a poor idea. In summary, talk pages are for talk; things that make talk harder should go. Wiktionary is not a Facebook to mage goudy user pages and talk pages; it is a collaborative effort to build a dictionary. As for "AFAIK", we have it at AFAIK. --Dan Polansky (talk) 20:58, 4 November 2013 (UTC)
I have considered my signature -- but to be generous, I think I am happy how my signature was. I have used the same signature on other projects and I know that various users can get to my talk page easily (easier) by searching up my user name to my talk or by searching through Recent Changes or by page history instead of having to read my signature. Also, does my talk page look good enough now? It should be small enough now to post messages to my page and contains small images and notes. --~ curtaintoad ~~ talk ~ 09:06, 10 November 2013 (UTC)

Your signature, REDUX[edit]

Hi there. So apparently, you know that your signature is illegible. By the way not only can we not read the thing for your talk page, aside from the ridiculous colour combination, I can't even read your username to identify your comments. I am going to ask you again, politely, to PLEASE CHANGE IT to something along the normal lines of what everyone else here has, without striking contrast background colours. In addition, I have several things to bring to your attention as to why these sorts of things are, although not against the rules, generally frowned upon:

  1. Your signature is entirely illegible to users who are red-green colourblind, by virtue of still being far too close to that.
  2. Your signature is an eyesore for users with cognitive issues such as ADD, dyslexia, and many other issues (including far more serious medical issues, such as epilepsy and migraines). Wiktionary tries to be accommodating and values the input of these users.
  3. You've been asked, you changed it, and then you decided to be an eyesore anyway. This doesn't seem to be in the good faith spirit that we try to embody.

So seriously. Please change it back. Thank you. (By the way, lest you think that I am joking or facetious: I'm quite dyslexic, which has been a known fact in this community for the past six plus years and the duration of my participation here. I cannot read your signature. It took me quite a bit of time to hover over it and thus navigate to your talk page blindly. It does NOT encourage good participation and interaction when other users and administrators cannot read your signature.) --Neskaya sprecan? 01:38, 2 January 2014 (UTC)

Hi. Thank you for telling me these facts and apologies for any inconvenience this has caused. I have changed my signature and I will not try to do anything like this again.  curtaintoad | talk  10:35, 5 January 2014 (UTC)