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I signed onto the forums, to be greeted with this

http://members.lycos.co.uk/tjdumple/whatthehell.GIF
post #2 of 38
Dude... read some other threads in this forum.
You mean you read this far?
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post #3 of 38
And get a Mac.



Edit:
New theme looks like dick.
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post #4 of 38
It looks like the alternating light-grey, dark-grey colors in threads got a Lighter light-grey. Overall theme of the board is looking pretty gaudy to me. Are we ever going to get a complete overhaul of these boards with vB upgrades and all?
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Originally posted by eVo
It looks like the alternating light-grey, dark-grey colors in threads got a Lighter light-grey. Overall theme of the board is looking pretty gaudy to me. Are we ever going to get a complete overhaul of these boards with vB upgrades and all?

i get the feeling that its not going as smoothly as it would if Brad had been involved.
post #6 of 38
Good lord, my retinas are burning.
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post #7 of 38
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And get a Mac.



Edit:
New theme looks like dick.


creative signature editing it seems....
post #8 of 38
eh, it's ok, don't like it as much as the other.
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post #9 of 38
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Originally posted by mattjohndrow
eh, it's ok, don't like it as much as the other.

I want to develop a slightly new theme, yet keep everything crisp and clean... Anyone have suggestions?

Also, I'm considering vBulletin 3.0, but I've been warned against it... for now.

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post #10 of 38
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Originally posted by Kasper
... Anyone have suggestions?
Kasper

Yes. Talk to us, my friend. Please.

Seriously.

Your voice needs to be heard, not deleted.

Seriously, man, it's in the best interest of all of us.
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Edit: Yeah it was a dumb post.....
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post #12 of 38
*sigh*

So, Kasper makes an effort to ask a specific opinion and the first reply hijacks it for some unrelated reason.

This thread is about the forums theme. Is it too much to ask for topical threads? Can we have one thread in Suggestions about something else? What's done is done.
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post #13 of 38
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Originally posted by Amorph
*sigh*

So, Kasper makes an effort to ask a specific opinion and the first reply hijacks it for some unrelated reason.

This thread is about the forums theme. Is it too much to ask for topical threads? Can we have one thread in Suggestions about something else? What's done is done.

well, i don't think its all so clear cut. theres still some question in the air. and, from my perspective, it seems that overt talk about the issue isn't allowed. the thread devoted to the topic of the split was quashed. mentions of it elsewhere were censored out. some people would be quite interested to see Kasper's perspective.
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well, i don't think its all so clear cut. theres still some question in the air. and, from my perspective, it seems that overt talk about the issue isn't allowed. the thread devoted to the topic of the split was quashed. mentions of it elsewhere were censored out. some people would be quite interested to see Kasper's perspective.

Not. In. This. Thread.

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post #15 of 38
Personnaly I think it's time to change totally of theme. I like the low contrast style of it, but I am fed up with the grey colors after years of websurfing on this site. It's like wallpaper, after some years, you feel it's time to change it.
post #16 of 38
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Originally posted by Powerdoc
Personnaly I think it's time to change totally of theme. I light the low contrast style of it, but I am fed up with the grey colors after years of websurfing on this site. It's like wallpaper, after some years, you feel it's time to change it.

Agreed. Time for a makeover. New color scheme, stylesheets, icons, the whole works. We've been looking at 3 shades of grey for what... 4 years now?
post #17 of 38
Where are the Queer Eye guys when you need them?
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post #18 of 38
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Originally posted by Powerdoc
Personnaly I think it's time to change totally of theme. I light the low contrast style of it, but I am fed up with the grey colors after years of websurfing on this site. It's like wallpaper, after some years, you feel it's time to change it.

I second that.
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post #19 of 38
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Originally posted by Eugene
Where are the Queer Eye guys when you need them?

This site would look horrible with greasy hair, low-rider flared jeans and an ugly lime green jacket though (which seems to be s.o.p. for many of their "makeovers"..."hey, let's take a merely schlumpy guy and make him look, instead, totally ridiculous!" "Yeah!")

post #20 of 38
The content of the site is why we come here, not the look. If you dude the site up too much, making it difficult to read, it will be a Bad Thing. Changing the color scheme would be nice, just be sure to pick colors that remain unobtrusive.

There are plenty of good graphic designers who weren't banned for going .org, I think that a contest might be in order. Have people do mockups and post them in a "new look for AI" contest over in General Discussion. Last year we had a similar T-shirt design contest that went around in circles because, for reasons that are still unclear to me, no one could authorize the printing/sale of the t-shirts. The participation was terrific, the design ideas were great and energy was vibrant.

I think that some effort needs to be expended to make the members of the forums feel connected. An inclusive competition might be one such step and frankly speaking, it wouldn't hurt Kasper to work on his PR right now.

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post #21 of 38
Wow, I didn't know people got banned.
post #22 of 38
yes, lets have a competition

there are lots of people on this board who would like to input, and some real talent. something a bit like the w3c comp that took place a while ago. the mods can judge.

we need some brief rules, so everyone follows the same guidelines. and you can submit screen mockups first, before they get coded.

or, lets have a set of themes (the 3 top picks by the judges), and a style switcher so people can set the style they like.

i for one would be keen to enter.
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post #23 of 38
I like the way these forums look. Er, looked. I mean, the way they were before the recent fiddling. Although they're not that much worse, really.

Of all the forums I've seen, the AI forums are the classiest looking and the easiest on my eyes. No change is necessary.

However, I wouldn't mind having small, tasteful avatars added. But I don't know how the "tasteful" part could be enforced (maybe only allow a certain palette of colors or greys?). Alright, I know it's been discussed before and it's never going to happen.
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post #24 of 38
However today the forum is better looking than yesterday.
post #25 of 38
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Originally posted by Powerdoc
However today the forum is better looking than yesterday.

yes, apart from the change in icons for stickies, closed and open folder. the stickies are a step back IMHO
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post #26 of 38
It's definitely looking kind of dated. Grey is so last year....the competition idea seems kind of ok.
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post #27 of 38
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Originally posted by othello
yes, apart from the change in icons for stickies, closed and open folder. the stickies are a step back IMHO

OK: Official statement on what happened in regards to this:

A previously trusted member of the AI staff decided that he was going to abuse his access. Among other things, this individual edited or updated several of the message board files that control security, allowing him a backdoor if he was ever banned, so i suspect. Do to the large number of files changed by this individual, it was in our best interest to clear these wrong doings with a multi-part update to the boards. We went from 2.2.9 to 2.3.5, and also performed a security sweep. Somewhere along these lines, all the custom icons were erased and the profile function got messed up. I managed to salvage about 95% of the icons from my cache and installed them and also corrected the profile problem.

I honestly do not have or do not remember what the stickie icon looked like... if any of you have a copy, a picture, or a description, we'll fix this ASAP.

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post #28 of 38
ooo is it possible with vb3 to have different templates say so we could all choose and someone could just be making new ones to go buy?

and can I try my hand at making a style sheet or 2 or 3?

hehe I ask because I never get to make anything fun.
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post #29 of 38
will someone just come out and spill the beans on whats really going on behind the scenes?

please, i'm starved of good gossip...
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post #30 of 38
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Originally posted by othello
will someone just come out and spill the beans on whats really going on behind the scenes?

please, i'm starved of good gossip...

I think a few people have already

Seriously, when will the statute of limitations on this be lifted ? This is a discussion forum - we could err.....discuss...???
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post #31 of 38
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Originally posted by segovius
I think a few people have already

Seriously, when will the statute of limitations on this be lifted ? This is a discussion forum - we could err.....discuss...???

It'll be lifted when certain people pull their heads out of their butts and realize that they cant keep everyone quiet forever.

Geez guys. Keeping it within reason is one thing, but total censorship...I thought you would be beyond that.

With that said, I'm fully expecting this post to be censored/deleted as several of my other posts and my signature have been. Like I said before, welcome to the new AI kids. Enjoy your stay, and mind you don't step on anyones toes, lest you be banned and your posts be censored.

Heck, it wouldn't surprise me to get hit with the admin stick here for even thinking about talking about this.

I think it's time for some people (read: same people with heads in butts) to grow up a little bit.
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post #32 of 38
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Originally posted by DMBand0026

Heck, it wouldn't surprise me to get hit with the admin stick here for even thinking about talking about this.

Will the Mod stick do?

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post #33 of 38
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Originally posted by Jambo
Will the Mod stick do?

Smack... smack... smack...

Donno, you tell me. Haha.
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post #34 of 38
Surely a "prepared statement" from the admins and/or mods would go a long way.

Or are you hoping that it will just go away?
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Originally posted by jwri004
Surely a "prepared statement" from the admins and/or mods would go a long way.

Or are you hoping that it will just go away?

I promised one, and I will give one. The situation, however is NOT resolved and there is an ongoing investigated in several areas and I cannot and will not allow people to speculate in the meantime.

Please respect these simple wishes, and you will have all your questions answered in due time.

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post #36 of 38
We wouldn't want speculation on a rumor site now would we?



Maybe instead of the usual, the new badge of honour will be "Removed at the Request of AppleInsider Legal"

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EDIT: Removed at the request of AppleInsider Legal.



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post #38 of 38
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Originally posted by Kasper
I promised one, and I will give one. The situation, however is NOT resolved and there is an ongoing investigated in several areas and I cannot and will not allow people to speculate in the meantime.

Please respect these simple wishes, and you will have all your questions answered in due time.

Best,

Kasper

Speculation is going to happen, and is happening. I currently follow both sites and wish that more communication was happening.
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