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Re: Upgrade Comments Thread
« Reply #25 on: November 21, 2011, 07:20:37 PM »
Love what I see so far, Carl!  And thanks for caring enough to put forth the time and effort that it takes to make this forum as slick as possible!  You rock!

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« Reply #26 on: November 21, 2011, 07:50:48 PM »
Is the layout change permanent? It's really hard to get used to.
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Re: Upgrade Comments Thread
« Reply #27 on: November 21, 2011, 08:30:54 PM »
If you go to Look and Layout in your profile, you can change it back to the original blue.  I have done that, but there are other layouts you can use too.
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« Reply #28 on: November 21, 2011, 08:36:58 PM »
I only see 4 choices and the old one isn't there.

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Re: Upgrade Comments Thread
« Reply #29 on: November 21, 2011, 09:24:38 PM »
When you go to Look and Layout, it has a choice to change the theme.  I have mine set on "core" theme and it is the original blue.  It is the first line.
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Re: Upgrade Comments Thread
« Reply #30 on: November 21, 2011, 10:05:25 PM »
Yep knew this thread was here lol. I logged in and had a message from Pam and I replied and also asked her why the forums looked weird. I even said in the message there was probably a thread explaining it! I don't know if I like it or not, I was used to the old forums, but I'll try to change the look. Thanks for everything you do here Carl!

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« Reply #31 on: November 21, 2011, 10:22:11 PM »
I like the new style! My only gripe is that when viewing your PM inbox, clicking the subject line no longer takes you to the message.
Also, posting this, I see that beneath the option "Attachments and other options", there is something about "Download ImageShack Toolbar!", with a text-area beneath it, then a Browse... button, and then a host it! button below that. Since I don't think I was registered when postimage.org was on here, is this the inhouse image posting feature?



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Re: Upgrade Comments Thread
« Reply #32 on: November 21, 2011, 10:35:46 PM »
Still can't find the old style.

I think the old one was more friendly to me being on a mobile all the time but oh well

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« Reply #33 on: November 21, 2011, 10:38:07 PM »
I can't either. I only see four styles, and "core" isn't in any of them.

Regardless, I think I'll keep this one. I quite like it!

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« Reply #34 on: November 21, 2011, 10:45:07 PM »
Since I don't think I was registered when postimage.org was on here, is this the inhouse image posting feature?
Yes it is. I also thought they had issues with mature content being posted with it so I'm not sure why it was brought back. At the time it was all I used, but nowadays I only use the gallery and photobucket.

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« Reply #35 on: November 21, 2011, 10:51:18 PM »
Colored squares by peoples names so at a glance you know who is a moderator etc. Way cool.
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« Reply #36 on: November 21, 2011, 10:53:18 PM »
Oh and also, I was poking about in my profile, and I noticed I can choose pretty much any avatar, especially the ones already used.
I viewed a few to make sure - I could pick Carl's, Pam's, bshag's, along with some others I don't recognise.

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« Reply #37 on: November 21, 2011, 11:05:14 PM »
Oh and also, I was poking about in my profile, and I noticed I can choose pretty much any avatar, especially the ones already used.
I viewed a few to make sure - I could pick Carl's, Pam's, bshag's, along with some others I don't recognise.
Wow really? If people start choosing other people's avatars that will be very confusing!!On some people I don't even have to look at names, just avatars.

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« Reply #38 on: November 21, 2011, 11:12:01 PM »
Yup, even yours.

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Re: Upgrade Comments Thread
« Reply #39 on: November 21, 2011, 11:21:21 PM »
You won't be able to choose a theme that exactly matches the old one because we're now on a completely different version of the program that runs the Forum.  However, there are themes that are in a similar shade of blue.  You should be able to choose from some blue ones and two green ones.  I'm using the darker green and I absolutely love it.

We realize that this is a major and unexpected change for all of you.  It's just that we've been waiting impatiently for two years for this new version and once it became available, Carl jumped on it.  We've been hoping to change the Forum's color to green for quite awhile, but hadn't found the right way to do it in the old version.  Installing this new version was the perfect opportunity to introduce the green theme and also give everyone a choice to go back to blue if the green is unappealing.  The reason for the green is because it's the color of the Sims 3 plumbob.  ;D
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« Reply #40 on: November 21, 2011, 11:24:25 PM »
I heard you'd been asking Carl about a Plumbob green for a while. ;)

And also, on a possibly unrelated note, randomly when loading a page, I sometimes get a white screen with something along these lines written on it:

Parse error: syntax error, unexpected '/' in /var/www/carls-sims-3-guide.com/forum/Themes/greengrass1/index.template.php on line 243

And I'm loving the adjustable post window! (Below where you type a post is a bar. Click and drag to move the size of the posting box.)

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Re: Upgrade Comments Thread
« Reply #41 on: November 21, 2011, 11:26:22 PM »
Parse error: syntax error, unexpected '/' in /var/www/carls-sims-3-guide.com/forum/Themes/greengrass1/index.template.php on line 243

That was a glitch that occurred while Carl was re-installing ads. 
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« Reply #42 on: November 21, 2011, 11:27:55 PM »
Mine too? Oh no poor Corny lol. Plumbob green?? Hadn't even thought about that!! I changed mine to a lighter blue/gray so I'm going to check the green out! That's awesome!!

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Re: Upgrade Comments Thread
« Reply #43 on: November 22, 2011, 12:09:05 AM »
Cornelia is safe. That was an unintended setting. I had it pointed to the wrong folder.. as such, Tom's Diablo 3 Barbarian is back and people can again be musicians.

As for the postimage thing, I've removed that. Chalk it up to fatigue... although I have to say they did make it look better.

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Re: Upgrade Comments Thread
« Reply #44 on: November 22, 2011, 12:43:14 AM »
Still getting used to it. I like the new smilies, they are funny.
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« Reply #45 on: November 22, 2011, 01:15:50 AM »
Hopefully it was when I was doing some tinkering, Sportsfan. Let me know if it comes up again, and do a print-screen + paste into paint if you can to get me an image at [email protected]

I think you guys will like how I incorporated the rest of the site into the navigation menu. It beats the ugly green boxes, and of course, there's your gallery link :)

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Re: Upgrade Comments Thread
« Reply #46 on: November 22, 2011, 01:30:24 AM »
Okay I'm sending it to you now.

And cool you got the gallery linked in!

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Re: Upgrade Comments Thread
« Reply #47 on: November 22, 2011, 01:58:20 AM »
I added a new membergroup, Just Registered. At 5 posts, you will upgrade to Newbie. This starter group prevents them from adding signatures and website links until they have 5 posts, which makes profile spam here 100% pointless and we already know what the mods here to do spammers...

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Re: Upgrade Comments Thread
« Reply #48 on: November 22, 2011, 02:31:16 AM »
So your job is easier now?

And my style just changed from a nice blue to green. ???

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« Reply #49 on: November 22, 2011, 02:32:23 AM »
I added a new membergroup, Just Registered. At 5 posts, you will upgrade to Newbie. This starter group prevents them from adding signatures and website links until they have 5 posts, which makes profile spam here 100% pointless and we already know what the mods here to do spammers...

That's a great idea! :D Also did you get my PM about my uploading issues? Oh and would you consider adding a red theme?
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