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MzElaineous
@mzelaineous
10/03/10 12:52:07AM
87 posts

new front page


General Talk

Yeah, the pattern and skew on enter the site make it hard to read and it's not professional looking. Hehe, not that our site cares about being professional, but looking credible is good. I remember before I started my dreads I kept googling questions and dreadlockssite kept popping up, but I ignored it because the site didn't look that great. Finally, after the fifth time I caved and read the forums.
Anyway, plain bold red would stand out more than the current pattern/texture.

Other ideas:
-Placing the ads under "enter the site", under the image gallery. That way they see the pics first and makes them want to go in.
-Making the background image stay in place. It's easier to read the text that way. Looks better too.


soaringeagle said:
hmm u thinl the image is hard? i think it stands out a faq and join links make sence tho.. gimme a min

MzElaineous said:
The three columns looks great. However, "enter the site" does not. It's difficult to read. If it were a solid image and not skewed it would look better and easier to find and click. Or even instead of an image it was just a bold red link. It's common to see on home pages, just a sentence and a link.
Possibilities:
For more information enter the site
For access to the forums and answers to your dreadlock questions enter the site
Or even bold red links, listing forums, pictures, videos, etc. underneath enter the site or on the header.
And a Join Dreadlockssite to sign up for an account link might be nice for those that want to join right away...placed under the "we do not try to sell you loctician services, or dreads products" and maybe a "Facebook for dreadheads" mention would be cool.
Also, a link to FAQs, because newbies asking questions that are already answered run rampant.
MzElaineous
@mzelaineous
10/03/10 12:12:24AM
87 posts

new front page


General Talk

The three columns looks great. However, "enter the site" does not. It's difficult to read. If it were a solid image and not skewed it would look better and easier to find and click. Or even instead of an image it was just a bold red link. It's common to see on home pages, just a sentence and a link.Possibilities:For more information enter the siteFor access to the forums and answers to your dreadlock questions enter the siteOr even bold red links, listing forums, pictures, videos, etc. underneath enter the site or on the header.And a Join Dreadlockssite to sign up for an account link might be nice for those that want to join right away...placed under the "we do not try to sell you loctician services, or dreads products" and maybe a "Facebook for dreadheads" mention would be cool.Also, a link to FAQs, because newbies asking questions that are already answered run rampant.
MzElaineous
@mzelaineous
10/02/10 11:26:53PM
87 posts

crazy salt lady strikes again


Dread Maintenance

Excellent points Jdwood!"dread heads have a higher standard of living" nice stereotype though as opposed to all of us being called potheads or Rastafarians. Although, I am curious as to what this "higher standard of living" is exactly.

Crazy salt lady has had plenty of constructive criticism and she ignores it ALL because of her messiah of wax. She's drunk too much of the koolaid and I doubt it's reversible. I know for a fact that joining this discussion is not bashing behind her back. She is/was a member and has ranted in the forums previously and I wouldn't be surprised if she still continues to stalk. In fact I hope she reads this thread and replies with more freaky garbage to backup our statements.

Jonny Clean isn't even his real name and so is that image of niceness. He's fucking fake through and through. Read that ridiculously long thread he posted asking about wax. Plenty of the members have replied, while not all of them were respectful (can you blame them when he's fucked up so many dreads and says that there hasn't been a single complaint. BULL SHIT when the Bureau of Better Businesses lists otherwise!), many were helpful and he chose to ignore them. He repeatedly asked for photographic evidence over and over again even though on multiple occasions we directed him to the member photos or our own personal photographs.


Jdwood said:
I find your comment difficult to understand. First why the generalization? ("you guys") second why would dread heads have a higher standard of living? third I never met or even know much about Johnny clean but I have seen some 'bashing' and name calling on is twitter but I would not even start to judge someone only based on what this persons writes on an internet page which brings me to my last question how can you say that the people here are not good people just by what they write?



Violet Lehew-Fletcher said:
Is this how you guys show your love and understanding?? Maybe she doesn't realize that she is doing it wrong. try constructive criticism. Don't bash her behind her back. You guys make me sick. I thought that dread heads were a family and had a higher standard of living.

At least Johnny Clean doesn't go around bashing people, talking shit behind their back, and calling people names. *sighs* His products might not be good, but he is a good person.... that is more than I can say about you guys.
MzElaineous
@mzelaineous
09/30/10 12:17:40PM
87 posts

on the search for credible sources for a dreadlocks concepts essay


General Questions

Haha, I'm shy about my writing. (I think because I was raised around Filipinos that didn't fully understand English, grammar, etc.) I don't have a good of grasp of sentence structure/flow. I had well over a dozen errors in my last essay: comma splices, run on sentences and missing punctuation. If I get at least an A- I'll considering posting. :]

NaturalWomyn said:
This sounds awesome! Are we gonna get to read it when it's done????? Might be something cool to put on the site! (hint hint)
MzElaineous
@mzelaineous
09/30/10 03:21:07AM
87 posts

on the search for credible sources for a dreadlocks concepts essay


General Questions

Thanks SE! Above and beyond! Off to search for biblical quotes in the forums and then find them in the actual bible :D
MzElaineous
@mzelaineous
09/30/10 01:58:02AM
87 posts

on the search for credible sources for a dreadlocks concepts essay


General Questions

Hehe, yeah, that's what I've found so far, narrow focuses.It's for my English class. And I did recall that since my topic isn't "scholarly" that means my sources didn't need to be. But still credible...maybe from dreadlock experts that have published their findings in a grammatically correct and quotable manner that can be cited. Example I'm considering using Not every Rastafarian is a dready and not every dready is a Rastafarian. as an introduction sentence and of course saying it's a common phrase bantered in our forum. Then from there I'll explain further. So I at least have an idea for my initial paragraph, but unfortunately all of it can't be based on forum discussions.

soaringeagle said:
well i think we could compile a history and everything right here but not sure what u need as far as credible sources im better it wont be easy to find reakl scholarly credible sourses since most anthropologists and whateverr wouldnt care enough about the subject or if they did do a paper on it it would be very narrowly focused on 1 tribes historical dreading.


what class is it for if we knew what the class andassignmemt was and what you hope to prove with the survetyy or paper then would help maybe find a sourse?
i dunno


what are the prameters i mean dreadlocks is a broad subject
MzElaineous
@mzelaineous
09/30/10 01:26:22AM
87 posts

on the search for credible sources for a dreadlocks concepts essay


General Questions

Have any?I know I could go to the library for those fancy things called books, but I already did an online elibrary search and it's pretty slim pickings in my area. I also searched the "Scholar" section of Google and Expanded Academic Database. And boooo, wikipedia is not a credible source.Any links to credible articles, magazines, journals, etc. would be much appreciated. :]
updated by @mzelaineous: 01/13/15 08:46:57PM
MzElaineous
@mzelaineous
09/22/10 05:19:00PM
87 posts

dreadlockssite colaborative youtube slideshow video project


General Talk

Sounds like a terrific idea. Maybe it would be easier to start with the already organized time lines and then requesting that individual people wanting to add to the video simply post an organized dreadlock journey in the forum as usual?Oh also, I know that some people have made video clips, so maybe it can spliced with a combination of photos and video clips.I can't wait to see it! :D
MzElaineous
@mzelaineous
09/22/10 05:10:22PM
87 posts

Front/Back


General Questions

I'm pretty sure it's a combination of how we sleep, the oil on our face and the amount of hair we have in the front. When we sleep our hair gets more compressed at the back of our heads which helps with locking. Our faces have our natural oils which unfortunately conditions the hair and leads to untangling. We tend to have less amount of hair around our face rather than at the back. The little dreadlings at the back of your neck have this protective barrier of other hair while the front doesn't. Hehe, it's like they have an encouraging little support group.Also, in my case I'm pretty sure I play with the front of my hair in my sleep and subconsciously when I'm awake. Time for more tam time!
MzElaineous
@mzelaineous
09/22/10 04:43:00PM
87 posts

Just got dreads today --- Possible damage prevention --- Help!


Dreading Methods

Also, your other friend is right when she said "to make sure the dreads dont cross section and separate any awkwardly combined roots"Her sectioning is just crap. Hopefully, this helps with the confusion and doesn't add to it. Basically, backcombing, tnr, whatever other methods are just ways to section hair. Whatever you do, some work will undo, but will eventually lock.Since you have issues with your curls and the natural method, I highly recommend just twist and ripping rather than re-backcombing. You hair has had enough damage.Maybe take Emily to moogfest in exchange for dread help? She seems to know what she's doing.darkstar said:
yea doood i live here now but im from maryland

im going to try and get her to undo some of the root flips and make the sections smaller

ill continue to wear my beanie and separate what i can before i go to bed, but im a lazy mofo and wanna do minimal work

the only reason i wanted her to kinda initiate the dreading process was that my hair only knotting up in the back and nothing else. ... i'd shower and then my hair is so curly it would just condense to little j curls

by sectioning them and backcoming just once, i feel like it set the process in motion, but maybe im wrong =/

so many different opinions from people ive talked to... it can be a confusing venture !

nice to meet a fellow ashevillian

you goin to moogfest?

Emily Smith said:
You are from asheville? That is where I live! You don't have to spend a whole bunch of money on some non-residue organic stuff at greenlife (that place is expensive, at least to someone on a budget like me!). Try Bronners (its like 10 dollars for a 16 oz bottle, but you dilute it so it lasts a LONG time) or a baking soda wash or something. You really should have tried natural dude. Thats how I am doing mine. They all look crazy and twisted and loopy and ridiculous right now (I am 2 months in.) but that is just part of the process because you hair is pulling up and in to knots. Just let your dreads go, maybe try to separate some of those huge sections into smaller sections, then just keep those sections pulled apart and you should be fine! Just remember to be patient with it. = ]
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