Suppress gallery band

That would be ideal.

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Hi Dan,
I don’t think it’s appropriate. Reason being most of those images are from McNeel employees, some are not great images (there are better images done by users) and nobody asked for it and there is a gallery already.

McNeel should please stop force feeding us things we have not requested and at least be responsive to requests instead of offering new items that are not asked for. It smells like a marketing scheme especially when the images come direct from McNeel.

I’m for getting rid of it as it takes space and is a waste of McNeel time and we have a gallery already. This forum is for Rhino discussion Why doesn’t McNeel spend more time filling requests and orienting Rhino towards what we want and what we asketh for?
RM

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Hi Dan,
I like it. As long as you keep the projects varied and really high quality I think it is a great addition to the forum. I see it across the top of the screen for a moment when I open discourse, and if I want to ignore it I just scroll down as usual. But for me a quick look at some cool projects other Rhino users have contributed is a nice transition into the 3d CAD world from the dreary news about Covid19.
So far it has not shown up on my iPhone. I think that might be less desirable but not sure it really matters a lot.
Vertical makes no sense, just a horizontal band across the top is fine.

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Really, I didn’t think they were.

I like it, please keep.

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Hey Mitch-

Actually, correction, disabling this per-user is possible! I disabled the Featured Gallery topics in Discourse’s “compact” interface preferences.

This preference is found in your user profile under Preferences > Interface

https://discourse.mcneel.com/u/<yourname>/preferences/interface

Choose a “Compact” theme (dark or light) and click “Save Changes” and it will no longer appear.

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We’ll do our best to keep a diverse group of projects represented in those featured images.

I guess I’m confused what this is.

We didn’t type a line of code, but leaned on the good folks at Discourse for this.

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Please do! The Gallery Band is a welcome addition to the forum IMHO. This has the potential to encourage users to post their work and for us to learn from each other.

The one comment I have–and this would be about the gallery section in general–would be to encourage users to share their process, method, and tools used when sharing work as a learning tool.

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I like the band. I see it on the desktop browser, which I like. I don’t see it on the phone (Chrome on iPhone) which makes sense too.

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Hi Dan. Please just provide a button to turn off the “band” or a toggle.

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This makes too much sense for McNeel. I find it an unnecessary distraction. It will probably become an annoyance as time goes on. If I have the ability to turn it off, I certainly have no problem with those who want it on.

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OK, thanks Dan, I already have the Compact theme enabled - I’m one of the reasons it exists - so now the band has disappeared, great, thanks!

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There were many people who loved going to the Grasshopper3d website to see what was new. It had a vertical band of images and videos with likes and the feeling of going in and seeing something new, some example of a new plugin or someone’s talent was great. I remember getting excited sometime to see the community’s reaction to my work. It was really all about creating and contributing to the community, to see who could do the coolest fucking thing. All that activity was created in a wonderfully spontaneous way, and McNeel decided to just kill it. For me it was a good idea to migrate to the same Rhino forum, but they ignored or didn’t understand the human feelings and potential that was there. Putting up an image band is far from recovering that, but at least it goes in that direction, so I like it.

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After @jdhill’s post here, every time I see this topic’s title I think of this

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The Gallery Band is nice! I makes the place even more vibrant.

Add a little link (to the band) to an instruction page about how to disable it for those who prefer a more parsimonious interface.

(And I promise to refrain from adding banners to the top of my posts in the future. At least not everytime :wink: )

// Rolf

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Hi @dan,
I am using N90 Vido tablet, and Chrome browser, and the gallery band really takes too much space.
“Compact” theme (black or white) is not an option, as it shrinks the topic text size too much, at least for me personally.
I would also be grateful if there was a button in the “Preferences” to just turn off the band.
Those users that like would be able to still use it.

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I quite like the gallery band (I’m a visual person) - as long as those who don’t like it can turn it off,

Philip

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Half of our cortex processes visual information, humans are visual beings.

Why overload your cortex then with stuff you don’t want to see?

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Your position is as legitimate as any, you’ll never see me against a button :sweat_smile: Besides, if they’ve scaled it wrong for some devices, they have to fix it. And I hope the gallery band doesn’t really overload your cortex, you’d be my idol if you were then able to model with such a small container.

I like the gallery band! But I’d rather see the latest topics from the gallery in there than featured ones as currently is the case, regardless of whether they’re from mcneel employees or not. Topics in the gallery, like the ones Daniel Piker or David Rutten for example, often show new features or ways of doing things worth discovering. Do these images get handpicked right now?

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