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  I Can't Read Your Profile! (Doll Article)

(April 03, 2007 by support Send DollMail )
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Got MySpace? MySpace may be one of the biggest profile based sites on the internet but there are plenty more, including here on the Doll Palace. Profiles are a lot of fun. There aren't many places where you can show who you are and what you like to do. One of the best ways to show the world your inner self is through the decorations on your profile page, but it is definitely possible to have too much of a good thing.

A Blinking Mess!

Flashing lights usually mean one thing – slow down, pay attention, or something of that nature. Cops use flashing lights and so do signs in construction zones. Another increasingly popular place for flashing lights and signs is online. Something is important to you? Say it with flashing lights!

Let's say you support our troops over in Afghanistan or Iraq. You might get a little blinkie to put on your page. It's small and flashes and lets the world know your thoughts on the matter. No problem.

Now, let's say you also support killer whales, PETA, blondes, your favorite bands, you school, your drill team, your favorite football team, your boyfriend's hockey team, your guild on World of Warcraft and the incredible, edible egg. If you get something flashing for each of those, not only will all of them lose meaning by competing with each other, but you'll also permanently damage the vision of all your friends who try to stop by and visit. Sometimes less is more – this is that time.

Squinting Action

If you're less than forty, you shouldn't be squinting. But how many times have you found yourself scrunching your eyes up at the screen trying to read someone's profile? There are reasons newspapers use black and white, people! It's easy to read and the eyes are able to focus on the letters from a distance. It's actually even better to use white on black as that makes the letter pop off the screen better than black on white.

You don't have to limit yourself to black and white unless you really like monotones, but you should avoid certain things like pale pink writing on a white background. Pale anything writing on a light background is killer on the eyes. Be sure your writing has a nice contrast with the background – blue and yellow, red and green, gray and orange are all nice eye-popping hues.

Even if your colors are fine, you might be on the verge of giving someone a seizure if your background is a big bold mess of patterns. A pattern repeating that is larger than the letters on the page can be an eye killer. The eyes are drawn all over the place trying to find letters and most visitors will leave or pass out from the headache you've caused. Keep writing on a plain surface. Save the pictures and patterns for limited areas – not the whole page.

Keep it Clean!

A final note. You may love the new song by your favorite artist, but your friends may not appreciate it if your song, complete with parent displeasing lyrics, comes blaring out of the computer every time your page loads. Be mindful that not everyone needs to expand their vocabulary in regards to human anatomy or variations of the more classic four letter words.

Your profile is all about you, and you should make it look however you want. I'm not in any position to tell you how to live your life or make your page, but I can tell you I won't read it if it gives me a headache. Choose a few meaningful blinkies and keep your theme fun but readable. After all, the whole purpose of building the thing is to make people want to visit, right?


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cheshirecat2

20/Female
Lynnwood, WA
Posted On: April 12, 2007
Da Her Ger!!! Myspacemyspacemyspace Gwooo!! Myspacemyspace!! Thats all you stupid people talk about. don't you have anything better to do than blab on and on and on and on like an idiot about Myspace? You people need to get hit in the head with a shovel so you can get your senses back into you.
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Claire_Love

25/Female
Westville, FL
Posted On: April 11, 2007
i don't like myspace.
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nosie4life

21/Female
Racine, PA
Posted On: April 9, 2007
OMG MYSPACE MYSPACE MYSPACE!! I like it, but i'm sick of it. I used to have it but i got rid of it. My friends come into school and there liek OMFG guess who i talked to on myspace...omg thats so f-ing cool...It's not as great as every makes it...the best part of it is, is creating your actual "Myspace"
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Dancer4Life12

22/Female
New Roads, LA
Posted On: April 8, 2007
every1 sees things and they say that it cant happen to them but it can. i fully understand this and i agree with it but i think myspace is a cool place if u b careful. i have a myspace and i kno every single person on my friends list(except for mayb the bands.) personally if u b careful ur chances of getting hurt r less.
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sexy_doll_chic

22/Female
Antarctica
Posted On: April 8, 2007
I know I'll get bashed for this but... I LOVE MYSPACE!

Anyway, great article!
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hollister101

21/Female
Cordova, TN
Posted On: April 6, 2007
i have a myspace. i think itz ok to have one if you dont get to personal with it. putting really really personal things on it like ur address or where you go to school or even your real age can be dangerous but i hink itz ok if u dont abuse it
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cornelia_weasl

23/Female
Erwin, TN
Posted On: April 6, 2007
Myspace is off limits in my house. However I'm a rule breaker. The second I can, I'm making one. I express meself in everything.
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animal1217

24/Female
Posted On: April 6, 2007
my sister has a myspace........she's always on it.........i think she's up to something.........THINK ME THINK!!!!!
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PattyBlack

24/Female
Mexico
Posted On: April 5, 2007
I like myspace,but sometimes sucks,for example,when you get all the time spam comments..I hate that
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SILLYx_LoveSon

20/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: April 4, 2007
I strongly dislike MySpace. Especially for the fact that they have no proof on whether you're really eighteen years old. My friend whose 12 has one!

Anyway these are some great tips, and I'll take them into strong consideration. Although I think my profile is set to those standards. Except the whole music thing..I'm guilty. I have Glamourous on my Profile. Sorry everyone.

~Lily
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Aimereta

24/Female
Bear Valley Spri, CA
Posted On: April 4, 2007
Great article! I'm always trying to prove that point with my friends... They put all the flashing lights and stuff on... I swear I get a migraine just from visiting their page! Mine happens to be a black background with light-ish blue lettering, and blue roses on the side. The only thing that could possibly stand out is my online status, which says BANANA! ^_^ I'm so random.
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blubbernugget1

20/Female
Boca Raton, FL
Posted On: April 4, 2007
good tips and article
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virtugirl333

22/Female
Baltimore, MD
Posted On: April 4, 2007
Here's anther tip: If you Explrr 7, & have those litle tab things, use them! It was so much easer for me to go to othr sites to get stuff & only use 1 windw!!!
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danitalbot

20/Female
Castle Rock, CO
Posted On: April 4, 2007
good tips!
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sarahmorgen

29/Female
Hungary
Posted On: April 4, 2007
i hate when music starts when the page is loading, and i cant stop it... especially when i listen some music, and... oooh... sometimes i hear that some kinda sounds coming from my headset (when is use that) and it drives me crazy while im thingking what's that noise...
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