Backgrounds in profiles

February 11, 2007 4:25pm CST
There is one thing that irritates me when looking at peoples profiles, and that's when people select backgrounds and font colours that make it very hard to actually read what is there. PLEASE look at your profile page from the point of view of some stranger reading it. If people can't easily read the text, they are just going to move on.
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@wmg2006 (5383)
• United States
20 Feb 07
I am so glad you brought this up. I was just on a page where the background was black, the title was blue, no problems; but the letters with the beginning of the discussion were in black. There was no way to read anything but the title of the discussion. I hope everyone take this to heart and actually looks at their profile and changes it so others can contribute.
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20 Feb 07
Thanks for your comment. Honestly, I can't be bothered to try and read those pages. If people want to get there profile pages read, make them legible!
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• Australia
12 Feb 07
I wonder why they do that. It doesn't make sense. If you want to read it, it you highlight the panel, you will be able to read it all. Hold you cursor at a corner and move it to the diagonally opposite corner to highlight it.
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12 Feb 07
Yes, but I'd only bother to do that if I was particularly interested in seeing the details of the person's profile.
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@lauriefnp (5112)
• United States
11 Feb 07
Thank you for posting this. I was going to send a message to someone on my Friends list because the profile was absolutely horrendous. I could not read a thing. I enjoy pretty colors, but come on!!! I decided not to send the message, thankfully. I hope that this will entice everyone to double-check their profiles. Afterall, some people have put a lot of hard work into the profiles, and they should want others to be able to read them.
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11 Feb 07
Thanks!:) Since we are on the subject, another thing that irritates me is those profile pages that start of with (usually) pop music as soon as you open them. Maybe I'm an old fuddy - duddy, but that makes me hit the back button fast!
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@Zo0mZo0m (1357)
• United States
11 Feb 07
You are so absolutely right. Good post.
11 Feb 07
Thanks for your reply :)
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• United States
7 Mar 07
I agree with you. I used to try and strain and read the profiles, but now I just ignore the ones that are hard to read. Too much of a strain on the eyes. Thanks for bring up this subject. Lloyd
@lifeiseasy (2292)
• United States
18 Feb 07
lol ...thats so true ...or my old eyes can't see as well as them ...But I do give them credit because at least they can change all that ..my is a plain jane ...lol...but to me its readable for everyone ... I just signed up for a new social community and theres is very hard to read too ..I am really wondering why they have done that ...they just asked for suggestions ...I guess you can figure out what I am going to suggest to them ...lol
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@laltu86 (1253)
• India
26 Mar 07
I belive we are all here for one common purpose and thats earning , buisness. So if we have to be tied in a buisness Knot firstly we have to know each others, so i would not make any think which hampers others to know me, I guess.
@kelly60 (4548)
• United States
25 Mar 07
I have a big problem with this too. I have come across so many profiles that are unreadable. I'm sorry people, but if I can't read your profile page I'm just going to move on to someone else’s. You have taken the time to customize your profile, now please take a minute and look at what you have done. Make sure that we can read it. We will all be better off.