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Re: Board Changes
« Reply #50 on: 12 March 2010, 02:02:23 »
Oh come on.......we badly need a MegaGlest board!  :'(
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Re: Board Changes
« Reply #51 on: 12 March 2010, 02:19:38 »
That is for Titi to decide. Ask him not me.  :-\

Now, the ranks have been changed, many of you probably notice that now. Note that nobody has reached the highest rank (gotta leave something to strive for!).

I also changed the news headers so that they randomly choose a few headlines, making it seem a bit 'newsier'. They also show some of the new things that have happened. When new mods are released and new versions of GAE are released, I'll try and make news headers for them too, though I have to depend primarily on hailstone's developement newsletters because I'm constantly behind the mods board, though there's a lot of incomplete mods...

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What do you mean? All GAE Team/Glest Team/Moderators/Administers have their own member group respectively. For example, I'm an administer, so that's sort of a 'special class' because it shows on my profile. You're on the glest team, so that shows up there, and there's special stars for those special classes. Are you refering to like how Glest Team members had dragon avatars on the old forums? That's really just the equivilant to the stars here. However, unless there's a mod for it, stars are the only thing available on SMF. I kinda grew used to them eventually anyway...

BTW, how did you make the theme on the old board? I assume you made it yourself? I know its for PHPBB, but is there any chance you or someone happens to have it? The images, etc would truly be perfect, though I'd probably need some heavy tweaking to make such work. Unfortunately, I hardly remember what it looks like. Been soooo long... (Tried the way back machine with no luck, didn't really expect it though). I will do all new testing on a dummy SMF board on localhost now using a local database and the like, just to make sure nothing messes with the Glest Board. I'm starting to take regular backups though to be safe. Once a week or so...
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Re: Board Changes
« Reply #52 on: 12 March 2010, 03:23:05 »
But not with useles posts (Like this one  :) )

I think the NEWS: thing is cool! was it there all along? or did some one add it?

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Re: Board Changes
« Reply #53 on: 12 March 2010, 04:56:12 »
Sory for the duble post but I think the NEWS: thing is cool! was it there all along? or did some one add it?

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Yes it is cool.  8)
Double check before you double post.  :P  ::)
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Re: Board Changes
« Reply #54 on: 12 March 2010, 05:14:42 »
Yes, but I still needed to say it was cool.  :P
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Re: Board Changes
« Reply #55 on: 12 March 2010, 16:42:50 »
Ok, I have created a cool new glest theme and have now taken screenshots. Let me know what you think and what needs to be improved (if anything).

They are very large images so I'll just post a description and link.

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Re: Board Changes
« Reply #56 on: 12 March 2010, 17:05:56 »
Wow! I love the theme!

BTW: how can we vote?  ;D
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Re: Board Changes
« Reply #57 on: 12 March 2010, 18:26:54 »
The theme doesn't really fit Glest at all, the theme is just too dark, and the metal panels background is really far from Glest. :o

But I have to admit, that theme is a bijillion times better than the one we have now!!! 8)
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Re: Board Changes
« Reply #58 on: 12 March 2010, 19:41:45 »
I like it, is quite cool, but the header is badly resized, be careful with this kind of things, the image is distorted vertically. Don't resize a picture over his original size, if you need a bigger one ask it to me.

Archmage, the old theme of glest forums was really dark too, and the metal panels could be stones too, I think is not bad, and of course is much better than the current one.

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Re: Board Changes
« Reply #59 on: 12 March 2010, 19:47:30 »
I'm open to suggestions about the background. I had to have the image fade out to a solid color so that it could work properly on very large resolutions (or at least by theory it should... I never actually tested...

I wanted lots of browns and greys to fit glest. In the end, grey just didn't work. I've changed the poll to voting on the theme.

metal panels background is really far from Glest.
Metal panels? What metal panels? Bricks maybe? Probably not the best picture. Got a better one that fits the color scheme?

I like it, is quite cool, but the header is badly resized, be careful with this kind of things, the image is distorted vertically. Don't resize a picture over his original size, if you need a bigger one ask it to me.
Sure thing... I'll ask you now. Please?
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Re: Board Changes
« Reply #60 on: 12 March 2010, 19:53:24 »
which exact pixel dimensions you need?

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Re: Board Changes
« Reply #61 on: 12 March 2010, 19:58:44 »
Ah, just something about 1200 x 400 should be good. Then I can resize it smaller as needed, etc; I can't remember the exact dimensions and I'm not at home right now, and gotta leave ATM... :P
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Re: Board Changes
« Reply #62 on: 12 March 2010, 20:11:17 »
I need the exact dimensions, if you reisize it in a not proportional way the image will be distorted again

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« Reply #63 on: 12 March 2010, 20:17:56 »
BTW, it might be good to save the current database, because it won't be good to lose much posts again, like last time :P

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Re: Board Changes
« Reply #64 on: 12 March 2010, 22:38:23 »
Add a little green in and make the back ground look more like stone.  :D
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Re: Board Changes
« Reply #65 on: 12 March 2010, 23:46:31 »
Ok, I have created a cool new glest theme and have now taken screenshots. Let me know what you think and what needs to be improved (if anything).
Cool theme.  8) Maybe not the best, but it's still better then the forum default theme.
Hmm...  ::)

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« Reply #66 on: 13 March 2010, 03:59:52 »
BTW, it might be good to save the current database, because it won't be good to lose much posts again, like last time :P
This is true! :o

C'mon!  One more person vote for the karma system!

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Re: Board Changes
« Reply #67 on: 13 March 2010, 04:03:17 »
I don't like the Karma system, it can be abused extremely easily...

How about a friends system(aaeeh....I miss the old cheesy smile...... :()?
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Re: Board Changes
« Reply #68 on: 13 March 2010, 04:33:42 »
I want the karma too, no one else can vote for it because the voting is locked.
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« Reply #69 on: 13 March 2010, 05:03:07 »
I always preferred a sorta "thumbs up" system where everyone in the forum could "thumbs-up" or "thank" a post's author for their post. It has the effect of essentially  swapping "seniority by post count" for "seniority by helpfulness" instead. I don't know if it's functional for this forum type, but it's still interesting.

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Re: Board Changes
« Reply #70 on: 13 March 2010, 06:00:53 »
Nice work Omega, for myself I think the darkness is fully appropriate for Glest... and are those actually 'metal' panels on the background?? Doesn't look very metallic to me...

On the Karma thing, I agree with Hectate, a forum I joined a while back on AI has a 'thank User_X for this post', which I think works quite well, just take away the ability to 'down vote' someone and all the objections should go away :)
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Re: Board Changes
« Reply #71 on: 13 March 2010, 07:57:36 »
BTW, it might be good to save the current database, because it won't be good to lose much posts again, like last time :P
This is true! :o

C'mon!  One more person vote for the karma system!
You mean 4 more votes.  :P  ::)
Too bad, it's locked.  ::)

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« Reply #72 on: 13 March 2010, 08:16:25 »
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« Reply #73 on: 13 March 2010, 13:56:22 »
Yah, they aren't metal panels....they don't look like anything actually........

I really don't care if the old theme was dark, Glest has very little to do with darkness, it should use the colors of the homepage. ;D
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« Reply #74 on: 14 March 2010, 00:29:03 »
Yah, they aren't metal panels....they don't look like anything actually........

I really don't care if the old theme was dark, Glest has very little to do with darkness, it should use the colors of the homepage. ;D
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