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PLEASE READ: NEW THEME

Postby rockgeek » Fri Nov 15, 2013 2:54 pm

So we've enabled the new theme ready for 2014!

If you're having any major problems with using it then please go here: viewforum.php?f=10

There are several different colour schemes which can all be changes from your control panel: ucp.php?i=165

We still have the old style enabled but we'll be archiving this away at the end of the year so be warned

Hope you like it but as above, if you have any issues, please do let us know

Thanks,

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Re: PLEASE READ: NEW THEME

Postby ThornDavis » Fri Nov 15, 2013 2:58 pm

The lime is quite nice, like waking up in a gin and tonic.

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Re: PLEASE READ: NEW THEME

Postby rockgeek » Fri Nov 15, 2013 3:01 pm

I would have liked to test some more black backgrounds against themes but I think what's there will do for now unless there's a demand to see what it'll look like

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Re: PLEASE READ: NEW THEME

Postby ThornDavis » Fri Nov 15, 2013 3:01 pm

Not so keen on the Teal - it's like being in the background of a Michael bay film. I keep expecting an orange-faced Shia Laboeuf to run across my screen.

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Re: PLEASE READ: NEW THEME

Postby Eyeless » Fri Nov 15, 2013 5:40 pm

If you choose orange, the option to change colours disappears? and it says metro where it said sonisphere.
So yeah, i'm stuck in orange.
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Re: PLEASE READ: NEW THEME

Postby rockgeek » Fri Nov 15, 2013 6:30 pm

Try now - to change the theme. I'll have a look at the other issues when I get a chance

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Re: PLEASE READ: NEW THEME

Postby bartleby » Fri Nov 15, 2013 7:57 pm

Red also says Metro instead of Sonisphere.

BTW, New theme is horrendous. Should at least have some of Sonisphere's cool artwork behind it.

Keeping 2011's theme in protest. Fight the power. frakk the police.
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Re: PLEASE READ: NEW THEME

Postby PurpleDemon » Fri Nov 15, 2013 7:59 pm

Sonisphere doesn't even have a logo for 2014 yet. Patience.
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Sonisphere UK 2013 is confirmed: [WELP.]
Headliner announcements made: [NOPE.]
Alter Bridge booked: [NADA.]
Arcane Roots booked: [NEVER.]
Outkast booked: [HAHA, NO.]

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Re: PLEASE READ: NEW THEME

Postby houston404 » Sat Nov 16, 2013 12:52 am

how do we enable the old style forum? I dislike the new format
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Re: PLEASE READ: NEW THEME

Postby bartleby » Sat Nov 16, 2013 12:53 am

houston404 wrote:how do we enable the old style forum? I dislike the new format


ucp.php?i=165

Under "My board style".
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Re: PLEASE READ: NEW THEME

Postby houston404 » Sat Nov 16, 2013 12:54 am

Thanks :)
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Re: PLEASE READ: NEW THEME

Postby rockgeek » Sat Nov 16, 2013 11:24 am

bartleby wrote:Should at least have some of Sonisphere's cool artwork behind it
There's no artwork yet

Most people seem to like it - what don't you like about it?

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Re: PLEASE READ: NEW THEME

Postby bartleby » Sat Nov 16, 2013 1:32 pm

rockgeek wrote:
bartleby wrote:Should at least have some of Sonisphere's cool artwork behind it
There's no artwork yet

Most people seem to like it - what don't you like about it?


It's just really plain. Boring. Doesn't really say anything about Sonisphere.
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Re: PLEASE READ: NEW THEME

Postby rockgeek » Sat Nov 16, 2013 1:37 pm

I've yet to come across a forum that "says anything" about the main website :? being plain and clean means the content comes to life and is the focus.

The only "real" difference between this theme and the last is the logo and background. As we haven't got any artwork yet, we can't tailor the forums accordingly unfortunately.

So once we get the artwork through then hopefully we can incorporate more of that into the designs

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Re: PLEASE READ: NEW THEME

Postby bartleby » Sat Nov 16, 2013 6:22 pm

I'll reserve judgement until the artwork arrives but at the moment it's plain, boring and far to white to be staring at for any longer than five minutes. But yeah, think my main gripe is the background, probably be fine once that's incorporated.
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Re: PLEASE READ: NEW THEME

Postby rockgeek » Sat Nov 16, 2013 9:31 pm

Each to their own I suppose but I like it being fresh and clean

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Re: PLEASE READ: NEW THEME

Postby welshAC_81 » Sun Nov 17, 2013 3:19 pm

Have we lost the 'view my posts' button?
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Re: PLEASE READ: NEW THEME

Postby kipper64 » Sun Nov 17, 2013 3:32 pm

It's at the very top right now next to the logout button :)
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Re: PLEASE READ: NEW THEME

Postby welshAC_81 » Sun Nov 17, 2013 3:34 pm

ahha! thanks Kip, you're a star!
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Re: PLEASE READ: NEW THEME

Postby eddie.hitler » Sun Nov 17, 2013 9:23 pm

I think it's ok actually

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Re: PLEASE READ: NEW THEME

Postby add » Sun Nov 17, 2013 10:39 pm

well its metro which automatically means its evil like with all windows metro products... though as a solution just dont turn off the 2011 ones? i mean does it hurt just having the old theme there for those that wish to use it?

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Re: PLEASE READ: NEW THEME

Postby rockgeek » Mon Nov 18, 2013 12:59 pm

Yes - usage and security reasons. It's why software firms stop supporting legacy systems. it's too much effort to maintain

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Re: PLEASE READ: NEW THEME

Postby add » Mon Nov 18, 2013 9:00 pm

rockgeek wrote:Yes - usage and security reasons. It's why software firms stop supporting legacy systems. it's too much effort to maintain


yeah for software, themes of software are generally transferable between any system, even if you update the software to the forum as long as it isnt a radical change it shouldnt effect the theme at all

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Re: PLEASE READ: NEW THEME

Postby rockgeek » Mon Nov 18, 2013 9:12 pm

Not for phpBB it isn't as some of the functionality and usage could contain bugs. phpBB themes are specifically design with a version in mind. There's 12 people using the theme out of 5200. The 2011 theme was very customised.

Like Windows XP. It still works but it's not worth the bandwidth, server resource our our time to keep it.

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Re: PLEASE READ: NEW THEME

Postby add » Mon Nov 18, 2013 9:28 pm

rockgeek wrote:Not for phpBB it isn't as some of the functionality and usage could contain bugs. phpBB themes are specifically design with a version in mind. There's 12 people using the theme out of 5200. The 2011 theme was very customised.

Like Windows XP. It still works but it's not worth the bandwidth, server resource our our time to keep it.


ouch, ill admit like 99% f my experience with forums is with Vbullitin but honestly this sounds like some bad software if thats happening, well whatever anyway, honestly only reason im not using the new ones is they will look pretty bad until the art work is sorted for them, and a black background would be nice


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