So we ran another poll here on the site. After receiving more than 400 (!) entries the poll is now closed. It is clear from the division of opinion that many will not be happy!
I am relieved there was a clear winner; 59.7% would prefer us to display the BrickLink names on the page but they are links you can hover over/tap to see the TLG name along with a swatch. So you can continue to reference and learn the TLG names - plus we will also display TLG Color IDs in the tooltip, which is what LEGO employees actually use.
14.4% voted for TLG names as default and 26% voted for things to stay as they are. Over on Patreon another poll had 22 answers; BL won there too with 73%.
Much as I personally dislike some of the BrickLink names, I am happy with this result because they are shorter which makes reading articles easier, which was my primary goal with this change. And these polls confirm my presumption that although people do use the TLG system, the BL system is more widespread and that is what really matters.
Please note this will not happen immediately, we will keep both on the page for now and only move to the new approach when we launch the Wordpress version of the site. We won't bother altering old articles, although they will automatically get appended with the tooltips.
Thanks to the several hundred of you who voted! And especially to those of you who commented, that was really helpful. Some great ideas there including the idea of registered users being able to choose which naming system to display! I love that and intend to implement it in a future version of New Elementary but have recently come to the realisation that for now, we need to just get the site moved simply and quickly over to Wordpress.
Massive thanks go to our 'Vibrant Coral' patrons: Iain Adams, Baixo LMmodels, Andy Price, Anthony Wright, Geppy, Chris Cook, London AFOLs, Gerald Lasser, Big B Bricks, Dave Schefcik, David and Breda Fennell, Huw Millington, Neil Crosby, Antonio Serra, Beyond the Brick, Sue Ann Barber & Trevor Clark, and Kevin Gascoigne. You're awesome!
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