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my eyes!

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Jacks:Revenge, Feb 20, 2015.

  1. WedgeBob

    WedgeBob XSI Mod Tool User

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    LOL. I was about to say...this kind of looks like the theme that 3D Realms' forums seem to use. Although theirs might be a shade darker than this.
     
  2. Big-Al

    Big-Al amateur de bière

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    Bring back the tags!

    They were fun.
     
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  3. Manticore

    Manticore Official BUF Birthday Spammer

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    This theme reminds me of Mechwarriors forums........
     
  4. cryptophreak

    cryptophreak unbalanced

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    Oh, Brizz, can we take those Share This Page social widgets at the bottom of the page and kill them with fire?
     
  5. Jacks:Revenge

    Jacks:Revenge ╠╣E╚╚O

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  6. dotnetbeast

    dotnetbeast Mood Muzik

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    For real.
     
  7. DeathBooger

    DeathBooger Malcolm's Sugar Daddy

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    I no like it. Going back to IRC.
     
  8. gopostal

    gopostal Active Member

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    Don't really care for it much either but people shouldn't be afraid of change. It's good to try new things.

    I'm in the minority in that I don't think the selected orange is visually pleasing. I don't dislike orange but the one used lacks... vibrance? It looks like a paint chip card that once was *orange* but it sat on the car dash for a couple of weeks and got sun-faded and tired. The whole theme kind of feels like that. It's a bit cold and dreary, like a rainy Tuesday morning. Unreal should be about excitement and this just well, isn't.

    That being said I browse with Firefox, NoScript, and ABP. With NoScript engaged quite a lot of the page is blocked/unrendered (buttons, extras, etc). Turning off NoScript fixes it but that's not really an option for an increasing number of casual website readers. Given the ease that malicious code can be injected just by displaying certain signature blocks/images I'm not going to disable mine for any site now. That's not really a loss since I barely scan the UForums any more but it's maybe something to think about for a possible future iteration of the site. All the widget-y stuff is cute and all but people are using their phones much more to scan the forums so you might consider a text-heavy theme that jettisons the fluff.

    Might be too late to ask but is it possible to user-filter sections? I'd love to be able to completely discard ever seeing posts in Off Topic. And yes, the fact that this thread is in OT isn't lost on me. I'll take that hit though if it means I don't have to read any more "my farts smell nice to me" or "I'm posting pretend gibberish so people think I'm drinking" how-fast-can-I-get-banned-again musings.

    Anyways, nice effort and it's good to see continued interest in improvement from behind the scenes.

    Edit: Looks like I might be posting-banned and it didn't carry over in the change? It says I should be read only but I can clearly post. Might want to check that I guess.
     
  9. Hermskii

    Hermskii www.Hermskii.com

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    I thought for a minute that the forum got hacked or that I did. I'm over it now. I'm cool with this new look but it will take some time getting used to it.
     
  10. [GU]elmur_fud

    [GU]elmur_fud I have balls of Depleted Uranium

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    Well clearly my avatar matches, as I never color coordinate intentionally, this can't be all bad... Plus it's dark and I like that.
     
  11. Hadmar

    Hadmar Queen Bitch of the Universe

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    :eek: :rolleyes:


    Any way I can have the date a post was made at the top of the post and in a more visible color?
    This depending on how much text there is in a post, locate the date nearer to the middle or to the bottom of the post, and in light gray on lighter gray design leaves room for improvement.
     
  12. DarkED

    DarkED The Great Oppression

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    The main font is huge on smaller (1280x) displays. Otherwise, it looks awesome and functions perfectly. Nice job Brizz :D
     
  13. Sir_Brizz

    Sir_Brizz Administrator Staff Member

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    We are planning to develop some more themes that are similar to our old themes over time, but the theme support hampered us upgrading once before and I wanted to get moved over quickly this time. I understand people like different things and want some different options available to them. We'll work on that :)

    As far as mobile, I was hoping that xenForo would have some mobile theme support in it, and it does... but it's not as responsive as I would have hoped by default. That's another thing I will look into addressing. At least the forums work decently on mobile now and it isn't that bad it just could be better :)

    As far as ad blocking, I hope some of you that have been adblocking here will decide to turn it off at least on BU pages. 100% of our revenue to keep the site going comes from displaying ads and the revenue we make from it helps us keep the site running. I don't know how many noticed but we no longer have a "hosting provided by" on the forums because the forums are now independent again. I'm hoping to keep it that way for as long as humanly possible.
     
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  14. Igoy

    Igoy dea ex machina

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    I think I'd be happier if the font size was a point smaller, as already mentioned. It certainly looks a lot cleaner, and I welcome the darkness!!111 and all that. Doesn't feel like the forums, but I'm sure it'll come to me in time. Change is good!
     
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    tomcat ha Well-Known Member

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    hadmar.... your avatar it doesn't work as well anymore.


    nooooo

    Tags were an essential element of buf. How can i now see if a thread is buttes?
     
  16. Raynor.Z

    Raynor.Z Ad Nocendum Potentes Sumus

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    Just one light theme would be enough.
     
  17. Sir_Brizz

    Sir_Brizz Administrator Staff Member

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  18. JohnDoe641

    JohnDoe641 Killer Fools Pro Staff Member

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    I really like it. You can even make a dark version of it since it's a free theme.
     
  19. Jacks:Revenge

    Jacks:Revenge ╠╣E╚╚O

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    it's a good start.
     
  20. theabyss

    theabyss No One Here Gets Out Alive

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    Test, test, 1 2 3. Finally. I couldn't log at first. Seems to work now. Well, the theme looks like Adobe Illustrator CS6. Fine with me. :)
     

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