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Old January 27th, 2007, 02:59 PM   #1
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Exclamation Important - Redesigning Styles and Templates

Yep, it's that time again... Not spring cleaning, but it might as well be.

For the next couple of days (which may even be stretched to a week), I'll be redesigning the styles and templates for the forums. The reason behind this is because most of our templates had to be reverted when upgrading to new versions of vBulletin. This caused incompatibilities and slight bugs in the forum design. I've managed to create a few workarounds, but workarounds shouldn't be necessary. With that said, I'll explain how this will affect you, the community.

Throughout the duration of the upgrading (I suppose one could call it that), the three popular skins (Forever Blue, Silver Blue, and Visual Depth) will be unavailable. The only skin that will be available is the Default Style. To ensure no bugs happen, the Default Style will be the new default and will be forced starting today - don't worry, as this will not be permanent.

After redesigning the templates to include style updates and several hacks, the skins will become available once more and no skin will be forced (there will, however, be a default skin, but that's always been true ).

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Old January 27th, 2007, 04:10 PM   #2
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I loved forever blue.. And I hate all the damn default skins for any forum script.. But yes I wish you the best of luck and as less annoyence as possible

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Old January 27th, 2007, 04:29 PM   #3
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Will these hacks go into the default skin?

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Old January 27th, 2007, 04:40 PM   #4
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This is terrible, I cant stand it, Ill have to like stay away from here until we get that skin back - This is just wrong.

I DO NOT GO ON HERE ANYMORE. I HAVE LEFT THIS PLACE FOR GOOD AND DON'T INTEND ON COMING BACK. PLEASE DON'T FRIEND REQUEST ME, PRIVATE MESSAGE ME, OR ANYTHING BECAUSE I WILL NEVER SEE IT AND YOU'LL NEVER GET A RESPONSE. THANK YOU.
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Old January 27th, 2007, 04:59 PM   #5
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We'll live Kiros with just this style. it's really not that big of a deal.

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Old January 27th, 2007, 05:27 PM   #6
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im just relieved that it isnt only me, i thought i accidently changed something.

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Old January 27th, 2007, 05:44 PM   #7
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I loved forever blue..
haha me too im so sad its gone

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Old January 27th, 2007, 08:36 PM   #8
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Please remember everyone, this is only temporary. They will be back with internal updates and hacks.

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Old January 27th, 2007, 08:44 PM   #9
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Will these hacks go into the default skin?
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Old January 27th, 2007, 09:05 PM   #10
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When you install hacks they need to be on all the skins... so yeah it will.


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Old January 27th, 2007, 10:17 PM   #11
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Well technically, template hacks can be skin-specific, but it's bad practice to do it like that, so yes.

Here's an update:
I've gotten all the new theme files uploaded and I've fixed them up the way they need to be in order for us to keep using DotServant.

Either later tonight or tomorrow, I will be installing the Chat menu buttons into the templates.

Tomorrow, I will also be working on installing the template hacks into each skin. If I wake up early enough - and if I'm not disturbed by my family - I might be able to have the skins ready for tomorrow evening.

In a realistic view, I'm only 1/3 the way done, so tomorrow might not be the day, but let's hope it is

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Old January 27th, 2007, 10:18 PM   #12
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This possibly could be a product of my lack of common sense but I tried to edit my signature and had problems changing the pictures... I felt it was neccessary to upgrade my apple logo. In the end, I couldn't change it. Could this possibly be a product of this default skin? Or could it just be that it's so bloody hideous that it reduced my IQ causing me to forget how to operate a computer?

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Old January 27th, 2007, 10:25 PM   #13
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This is not an effect of the default vBulletin skin. I'm betting that you wanted a bigger picture in your signature. Unfortunately, there is an image size limit. I'm not sure if it affects images within IMG tags, however. Also, there is also a limit of 8 lines for each signature.

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Old January 27th, 2007, 10:36 PM   #14
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THX kiros! (been on vacation for a while, lots of stuff im not farmiliar with)

edit: spoke too soon. nope: the pic is 150*150, 4446 bytes and uploaded successfully, but it won't display. I'll just host on photobucket or imageshack and IMG tag it... well i'll get a higer res pic to.

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Old January 27th, 2007, 10:48 PM   #15
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It dosn't bother me the default skin, but ya whish ya the best of luck .


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Old January 28th, 2007, 12:33 AM   #16
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Ok, another little update:

Finished Chat button integration.
Conformed templates to GTUserCP.

The GTUserCP is basically the most time-consuming hack to install, yet, now that I've gotten that installed, I'm realizing that Quick Links basically carried the same effect as this hack. However, now that this UserCP hack is nicely in place, we can use the Quick Links for some better things. I'm going to be exploring the possibilities tomorrow. In short, this hack took some time to install, and is leading to more time-consuming operations, but we'll get some nice things out of this

Unless I can't sleep, I'm going to try to save the next immediate duties for tomorrow. Peace

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Old January 28th, 2007, 12:48 AM   #17
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Goodnight Kiros. Im anxious to see what you do to it.
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Old January 28th, 2007, 08:23 AM   #18
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When you finish could you give us a final list fo everything you've done, because I'm kinda confused

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Old January 28th, 2007, 09:09 AM   #19
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just dont get rid of the default skin, i like the default one best
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Old January 28th, 2007, 10:30 AM   #20
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im just relieved that it isnt only me, i thought i accidently changed something.
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