Requesting to be able to personally maintain the same visual style on a website is not at all the same as refusing to evolve as an organization, and frankly your post does just come off as you sounding like a jerk.
Serial just said that he hates change and while it can be uncomfortable at first, I think it's very important for people (and organizations) to stay open to the possibility of change. You and Serial are the leaders and owners of this organization so when you speak, it carries more weight, and it represents the organization IMO. I truly had no "jerky" intentions with the comment which is why I prefaced it up front because I know the written word can easily be misinterpreted.
I didn't say anything about the clan or the organization changing. I simply asked that I could keep the current state of the forums as a alternative so I could continue using it. I am starting to want to keep my opinions to myself. Every time I say something I am just getting argued with. Its quite annoying.
I apologize if my comment came off as argumentative to you. I thought it was a worthwhile point to mention as I feel it's an important truth in life. I also didn't know we were discussing personalized forum skins... Of course I don't care what an individual chooses to view if it's personalized, but I'm confused as to why we are having a poll if everyone gets to choose their own design anyways.
We can (and will) make multiple forum skins. The issue is one of prioritization. The purpose of this thread is to decide which banners people like best, and not to criticize the banners that people have put hard work into just because you have grown bored of them, or to criticize the people who prefer one image to another. We already have like 10 custom skins to choose from, but only one is specially branded with our colors and a custom banner. We're simply looking to expand that.
I'm not sure who you're talking to, but for myself, I certainly was not trying to criticize anyone's opinions or their artwork. I was under the impression that Jeroh made them all. I have not grown bored with any part of the forum design, but after being presented with a poll and request for opinion, I am giving it. I wasn't even aware that there were custom skins to choose from already. Perhaps this comment wasn't addressed to me but I feel like it was since I've been active in the recent discussion. Again, as mentioned above, I had no idea that people got to choose what they view...I thought we were discussing change that would affect everyone.