Forum upgrade - SATURDAY 09JAN16 - 1200Z

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Denis
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Re: Forum upgrade - SATURDAY 09JAN16 - 1200Z

Post by Denis » Sat Jan 09, 2016 4:59 pm

Wow. Shiny! New car smell too. Thanks, BobbyK.

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Re: Forum upgrade - SATURDAY 09JAN16 - 1200Z

Post by Dub_James » Sat Jan 09, 2016 5:31 pm

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! :)
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Re: Forum upgrade - SATURDAY 09JAN16 - 1200Z

Post by HTRN » Sat Jan 09, 2016 8:05 pm

Yeah, I can live with the color scheme, but holyshitballs, the avatar/username/profile on the right is annoying. :evil:
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Re: Forum upgrade - SATURDAY 09JAN16 - 1200Z

Post by Dub_James » Sat Jan 09, 2016 8:10 pm

There's no "New Messages" button, I used that all the time :(
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Re: Forum upgrade - SATURDAY 09JAN16 - 1200Z

Post by BobbyK » Sat Jan 09, 2016 8:59 pm

Yeah, I know that it's annoying.

The old theme hasn't been maintained, and is no longer compatible with the current version of the forum software.

Before I go and spend a couple of days screwing with it, feel free to head over to https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/styles-2 and look at the styles that actually ARE compatible with the 3.1.x version of the software.

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Re: Forum upgrade - SATURDAY 09JAN16 - 1200Z

Post by Netpackrat » Sat Jan 09, 2016 9:33 pm

I went through over a dozen pages on Bobby's link, but the ones I liked the most seemed to all be on the first page.

The one I probably liked the best was the "CA Vintage" theme:

https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/styl ... e/demo/3.0

I thought this one was okay, too:

https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/styl ... bb_3.0%29/

One thing I'd like to request is that red links still show. Due to the issue with non-contrasting links, at least a couple of us have been turning some of our links red manually, and I'd just as soon those links remain visible in the old posts. I picked red just because it seemed likely that they'd still be visible even if the colors were fixed/changed later on.
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Re: Forum upgrade - SATURDAY 09JAN16 - 1200Z

Post by Weetabix » Sat Jan 09, 2016 10:57 pm

HTRN wrote:Yeah, I can live with the color scheme, but holyshitballs, the avatar/username/profile on the right is annoying. :evil:
Ah. That's why I couldn't tell who was posting anything. :P

And what do the scrolling vs non scrolling icons beside the thread titles mean?
Note to self: start reading sig lines. They're actually quite amusing. :D

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Re: Forum upgrade - SATURDAY 09JAN16 - 1200Z

Post by BobbyK » Sun Jan 10, 2016 12:44 am

NPR, adjusting the stylesheet to have visited linked appear a difference color is pretty trivial. Much less intensive than fscking around and rebuilding an entire template.

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Re: Forum upgrade - SATURDAY 09JAN16 - 1200Z

Post by NVGdude » Sun Jan 10, 2016 2:27 am

Are there any plans to bring back any of the optional styles under the user control panel?

The new default style sheet is honestly pretty horrific to my old eyeballs.

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Re: Forum upgrade - SATURDAY 09JAN16 - 1200Z

Post by BobbyK » Sun Jan 10, 2016 3:03 am

NVG,

Follow the link, find one that doesn't make your eyeballs bleed that is compatible with the 3.1.x version, and I'll happily upload it for you and others to select as an option.

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