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« Reply #15 on: May 13, 2016, 03:14:53 pm »
Wow. What a dictator...

I hate it :). Literally that is the only reason and one I will not yield to the collective judgment of the Second Apocalype Hive-Meld.

Booo!  I love it dark on light...

Well... sorry, people.

I've tried my best to always yield to the Hive-Meld at all other decision making cruxes. I'm sorry if exercising my absolute control in this one instance is off-putting.

Light on dark hurts me and leaves trace images.
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« Reply #16 on: May 13, 2016, 03:37:01 pm »
Well, I don't really care what colors you pick... I wasn't being serious there anyway.

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« Reply #17 on: May 13, 2016, 03:44:06 pm »
Wow. What a dictator...

I hate it :). Literally that is the only reason and one I will not yield to the collective judgment of the Second Apocalype Hive-Meld.

Booo!  I love it dark on light...

Well... sorry, people.

I've tried my best to always yield to the Hive-Meld at all other decision making cruxes. I'm sorry if exercising my absolute control in this one instance is off-putting.

Light on dark hurts me and leaves trace images.

Haha, it's whatever, it's your forum.  It would be neat to have switchable color options, but that is probably a lot of work and maybe not even possible under SMF...
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« Reply #18 on: May 13, 2016, 03:55:31 pm »
H, I believe Wislhire or Madness said that there would be a new "pay" option to add the skin you so desire.
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« Reply #19 on: May 13, 2016, 03:57:53 pm »
No worries. I'm just dramatic :).

We're all good, Aural/H. All in jest.

Though, Wilshire knows more about what's possible than I. Maybe preferential colour schemes is possible.

Lol - No, MSJ. I'll never make members pay for anything. Wilshire is buying us a custom theme from SMFtricks and he wants input on what he should get.
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« Reply #20 on: May 13, 2016, 05:43:14 pm »
H, I believe Wislhire or Madness said that there would be a new "pay" option to add the skin you so desire.
Said no such thing lol. Stop spreading your blasphemous lies.
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« Reply #21 on: May 13, 2016, 06:03:50 pm »
H, I believe Wislhire or Madness said that there would be a new "pay" option to add the skin you so desire.
Said no such thing lol. Stop spreading your blasphemous lies.

Sorry. I read it wrong i guess. I took it as there would be an option that we could change the format's skin.
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« Reply #22 on: May 13, 2016, 06:24:55 pm »
H, I believe Wislhire or Madness said that there would be a new "pay" option to add the skin you so desire.
Said no such thing lol. Stop spreading your blasphemous lies.

Sorry. I read it wrong i guess. I took it as there would be an option that we could change the format's skin.
Sorry for poor communication on my part then.

The whole forum is getting a new theme/skin. I don't know if it can be made dynamic once implemented, but I'll see if that's an option and what the added expense might be.


So far it looks like a 'no' for a carosel of moving/move-able pics on the home page.
Custom banner up top
Custom subforum icons
Something more minimalist than with more 'features' that would likely be irrelevant.

Any suggestions for static header and/or footer images?

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« Reply #23 on: May 14, 2016, 12:38:26 pm »
It's possible that we might have a unique banner being taken care of.
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« Reply #24 on: May 14, 2016, 05:44:25 pm »
Not sure if this is the right place, but here goes.
Since the switch, the forum can't be approached anymore through TapaTalk. It says the plugin is currently unavailable. Any chance that will come back?

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« Reply #25 on: May 14, 2016, 06:03:39 pm »
What switch? It's fine on tapatalk for me.

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« Reply #26 on: May 14, 2016, 06:09:27 pm »
Not sure if this is the right place, but here goes.
Since the switch, the forum can't be approached anymore through TapaTalk. It says the plugin is currently unavailable. Any chance that will come back?
There hasnt been a switch in a long time. We haven't done it yet.
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« Reply #27 on: May 14, 2016, 10:10:26 pm »
Analysis of themes so far at SMF Tricks:

- Darkly -  2/10
Banner - 3/10 (too big)
User - 3/10 (too big)
Features - Srolling banner (-)

- Neuter -  5/10
Banner - 6/10 (a bit big but less obstructive than others)
User - 4/10 (too big)
Features - stacked catagory (+/-)

- Materialistic - 6.5/10
Banner - 6/10
User - 6/10 (a bit big but less obstructive than others)
Features - Pictures for Each catagory (+?), stacked catagory (+/-), scrolling banner (-)

- Enjoy - 4/10
Banner - 3/10 (too big)
User - 4/10 (too big)
Feature - Full boards (+)

- Color City - 6/10
Banner - 6/10
User - 6/10 (a bit big but less obstructive than others)
Features - None

- Dark Dream - 7/10
Banner - 7/10 (slight overlay)
User - 6/10 (Hidden. Good?)
Features - Hidden stats (+/-), I like the font (+), custom bottom icon (+), srolling banner (-), social media icons up top (+)


- Darkly -  2/10
Banner - 3/10 (none)
User - 3/10 (too big)
Features - Imbedded "recent post" off to side (+)

- Source Forum - 3.5/10
Banner - 4/10
User - 3/10 (too big, extra icons?)
Features - User profile in banner (-), search in banner (+/-)

- Speed - 4/10
Banner - 3/10
User - 5/10 (
Features - Bottom banner (+), Board highlights when selected (+/-), social media icons too small up top (-)
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« Reply #28 on: May 15, 2016, 09:01:35 am »

Ah, then it must be my TapaTalk crapping out.
Thanks
Not sure if this is the right place, but here goes.
Since the switch, the forum can't be approached anymore through TapaTalk. It says the plugin is currently unavailable. Any chance that will come back?
There hasnt been a switch in a long time. We haven't done it yet.

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« Reply #29 on: May 15, 2016, 02:05:44 pm »
mostly.harmless, Tapatalk updates their code for our SMF version more often than I regularly check. It shouldn't cause immediate problems being one update behind but I've installed the most recent version again (as I've done periodically over the past couple years). I'll make sure to check more diligently.

Wilshire, on topic, I personally don't find any with static bars running across the top or side appealing or those where different categories aren't organized top-down (though, I'll admit that one is probably just my skew having read the same kinds of forums for years now).

EDIT: It also looks like at least one has a function that allows someone to change the colour scheme - I just can't tell if that is the admin or regular users.

EDIT: By "static bars running across the top or side," I'm referring to the login/recent topics that will float at the top or side as you browse. Otherwise, I like the banner space.
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