Okay, here I was, pulling up IH and minding my own business, and at the top of this page, I find an eyesore of a bar. Has Wikia gone ahead and installed the dreaded global navigation bar? Is there any way we can get rid of it?
I've now had a rapid change of opinion due to a comment left on the Global Navigation bar's blog post:
People need to understand that they aren't entitled to being informed beforehand or having options when using a service. If they don't like a service, don't use the service. They want to change Facebook and Youtube, but remember when Wikia used monobook? In retrospect, you may think "yay monobook!" but have you switched back in your user preferences? Have you seen it in a while? Looks awful.
Change is good. Sites need to keep up with design trends lest they fall back and get left behind. Sure, the new navigation could definitely be improved, but it's still in testing. Besides that, everything could be improved.
That said, after living with it for a while, I've decided that:
It's much too big. Needs to be about 43px tall. That's it.
It should go away when a user scrolls down, but come back when a user scrolls up (version 2).
Coloring the bar should be the easiest feature to use in Theme Designer, but currently isn't even allowed.
Wikia logo and the "Start a wikia" button needs to be much smaller. To each community their own.
We'll see how it pans out after December. If things aren't improved we can always modify our own personal CSS/JS (I'll make adjustments and publish them to the Dev Wikia for others to use).
Other than that, the majority here could stop whining. It's not helping. Also the demands of "change it back" and "stop it right now" are more humorous than they are taken seriously.
He's right, we're not going to get rid of it by complaining, but it definitely needs improvement.