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I'm not sure, perhaps I'm really, really slow on noticing things, but wasn't the MV page banner black, like for a long time?

Checked in here tonight and it looks....different. Nerd emoticon
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I just noticed it maybe half an hour ago. Seems almost happy. Or at least, no longer so sad....
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yes it has been changed. it's spring time, so we're brightening it up a bit.

-g
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yes it has been changed. it's spring time, so we're brightening it up a bit.

-g
And that will brighten our winter down here - thank you for your consideration. Clown emoticon
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The black motif is something we do (rarely) out of respect for an MVer who has passed. In 2016, our own Julie (known here as jaded, and who ran the banner and patch business for MV) died, and it was a serious blow to me personally (she was a close family friend) to the MV community, and to MV itself. So the mourning motif stayed up for a long time.

Then Al (Aviator47) died. Al was a friend and a moderator here, and it was another serious blow to me, to the community, and to MV itself. Al was loved by many. So the mourning motif stayed up even longer.

Then COVID.

But things are looking up. The server hasn't caught fire yet, people are starting to get vaccinated, and the light at the end of the tunnel is not, in fact, the headlight of an oncoming train. At least, I hope it's not.

TL;DR: It was time.
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Thanks for the info, Jess. I'd just associated the black banner to Julie...but the rest makes sense too.

Hopefully things keep lightening up all the way around.
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jess wrote:
The black motif is something we do (rarely) out of respect for an MVer who has passed. In 2016, our own Julie (known here as jaded, and who ran the banner and patch business for MV) died, and it was a serious blow to me personally (she was a close family friend) to the MV community, and to MV itself. So the mourning motif stayed up for a long time.

Then Al (Aviator47) died. Al was a friend and a moderator here, and it was another serious blow to me, to the community, and to MV itself. Al was loved by many. So the mourning motif stayed up even longer.

Then COVID.

But things are looking up. The server hasn't caught fire yet, people are starting to get vaccinated, and the light at the end of the tunnel is not, in fact, the headlight of an oncoming train. At least, I hope it's not.

TL;DR: It was time.
Damnit, Jess, I nearly jumped outta my skin when I saw your avatar. Good to hear from you! (And, yes, nice little change-up here.)
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Don't worry be happy
It's been a shit of a week for me so having this place brightened up a bit really helps.

Scoot on people!
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yes it has been changed. it's spring time, so we're brightening it up a bit.

-g
Thank you. All of you.
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Thought it was just me getting stuck into the Smirnoff. Good work.
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Ciao Jess ...
You are always on my thoughts and yes, everyone you mentioned is also in my prayers.
I understand why and it's a nice gesture.
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Madison Sully wrote:
greasy125 wrote:
yes it has been changed. it's spring time, so we're brightening it up a bit.

-g
Thank you. All of you.
i am but a small cog in the wheel that keeps this place running. so many do so much more behind the scenes than i do. they're the real MVP's
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Thought it was just me getting stuck into the Smirnoff. Good work.
che lau. pour me and you a big one with a squeeze of lemon and we'll call it square.
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I like the revised look. I'm also glad that all the out of date advertisements have finally been removed. Good work greasy.
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I like the revised look. I'm also glad that all the out of date advertisements have finally been removed. Good work greasy.
I had zero-point-zero on that, it was all Jess. He's the allstar on this one.
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greasy125 wrote:
Touring300 wrote:
I like the revised look. I'm also glad that all the out of date advertisements have finally been removed. Good work greasy.
I had zero-point-zero on that, it was all Jess. He's the allstar on this one.
More like the laggard than the allstar.
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Just when you think change is most unlikely, something changes.

Like the tip of a daffodil poking up.
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I like the revised look. I'm also glad that all the out of date advertisements have finally been removed. Good work greasy.
I kept trying to book the 2016 VCdM Tour of Tuscany trip, so I could do it again, but it wouldn't work.
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Good to hear from Jess and see the place lightened up a bit. Funny everything else on my computers is dark mode so no mistaking where I am now.

There is a light at the end of the tunnel but it seems further away for us up here in Ontario. Numbers are the worst ever and new even stricter lockdowns announced through to mid May. Guess our Covid groundhog saw it's shadow.
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WLeuthold wrote:
Touring300 wrote:
I like the revised look. I'm also glad that all the out of date advertisements have finally been removed. Good work greasy.
I kept trying to book the 2016 VCdM Tour of Tuscany trip, so I could do it again, but it wouldn't work.
....we are waiting for you...
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Harbinger wrote:
Good to hear from Jess and see the place lightened up a bit. Funny everything else on my computers is dark mode so no mistaking where I am now.

There is a light at the end of the tunnel but it seems further away for us up here in Ontario. Numbers are the worst ever and new even stricter lockdowns announced through to mid May. Guess our Covid groundhog saw it's shadow.
Sort of the same thing down here in the Garden State: just had a wonderful group ride with the Chaos Crew today (photos and stuff forthcoming shortly), but I'm left wondering how next months's ride will go, with "bad" numbers rising. Thank the heavens I'm now fully vaccinated, but I don't take anything for granted now.
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jess wrote:
greasy125 wrote:
Touring300 wrote:
I like the revised look. I'm also glad that all the out of date advertisements have finally been removed. Good work greasy.
I had zero-point-zero on that, it was all Jess. He's the allstar on this one.
More like the laggard than the allstar.
Better late than never: silly-glad to see you.
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