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Making some changes

Postby administrator » Mon Jun 20, 2011 8:51 am

FYI, this is Brad, logged in as the root admin.

I'm going to be making some changes to see if I can't stop some of this frocking spam.

Stay tuned...

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Re: Making some changes

Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Mon Jun 20, 2011 10:04 am

administrator wrote:FYI, this is Brad, logged in as the root admin.

I'm going to be making some changes to see if I can't stop some of this frocking spam.

Stay tuned...


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Re: Making some changes

Postby Brad R. Torgersen » Mon Jun 20, 2011 10:51 am

When Cameron was in Egypt's land...

Let my Cameron goooo.....
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Re: Making some changes

Postby Alex Kane » Mon Jun 20, 2011 1:58 pm

Brad R. Torgersen wrote:When Cameron was in Egypt's land...

Let my Cameron goooo.....

This scene is so awkwardly legendary. Love it. Don't get it, but I laugh like hell every time.
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Re: Making some changes

Postby Patty » Mon Jun 20, 2011 7:03 pm

Eep! The entire forum looks different!
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Re: Making some changes

Postby Brad R. Torgersen » Mon Jun 20, 2011 7:12 pm

Patty wrote:Eep! The entire forum looks different!


Yup, I'm doing a little redecorating as well.

Please let me know what you think of the new color (colour?) scheme? Good or bad?

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Re: Making some changes

Postby izanobu » Mon Jun 20, 2011 7:31 pm

Not bad, all in all. Looks kinda cool, though different. Looks like you are having fun ;)

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Re: Making some changes

Postby kyle » Mon Jun 20, 2011 10:26 pm

I was wondering if you were dealing with the spam problem by installing a new version of the software.

I think the color scheme is good. If it were me, I'd go with a slightly less bold background image. Everything else that's tripping me up is something I'm sure I'll get used to after a couple of visits (e.g., the icons for whether or not there are unread posts being different now), and I can rationally see that it does look better.

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Re: Making some changes

Postby Grayson Morris » Mon Jun 20, 2011 11:33 pm

My initial reaction to all unexpected change, even good change, is to freak out.

But I'm over that now. :-)

And if you manage to squelch the spaminators, that'll be AWESOME.
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Re: Making some changes

Postby WriteToLive » Mon Jun 20, 2011 11:53 pm

I personally like it. Rather inspiring, I would say.
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Re: Making some changes

Postby MJNL » Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:25 am

I find the swirling blue quite soothing... 8)
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Re: Making some changes

Postby Brad R. Torgersen » Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:15 am

I've noticed that the larger and/or more complex the background image is, the slower the page load and refresh rate is, such that clicking from thread to thread gets somewhat annoying. Looks like I will have to dial the wallpaper back to something small and simple. Though I also found the swirl to be soothing. It was a geometric distortion of the same wallpaper from the main WOTF page. Ah well.
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Re: Making some changes

Postby kyle » Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:52 pm

I quite like what you've got now. The simple gradient is also quite soothing, tiles nicely, and doesn't pull focus from the content.

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Re: Making some changes

Postby soulmirror » Tue Jun 21, 2011 1:27 pm

Brad R. Torgersen wrote:
Yup, I'm doing a little redecorating as well.

Please let me know what you think of the new color (colour?) scheme? Good or bad?

:D


I'm with the others so far who say the new scheme is full of bluesy goodness!

Matches the cover to WOTF #27 too! Except ... the forum doesn't have tentacled mermaids on it, and our workshop instructor/cover artist Cliff Nielsen was very specific about the luv he put into the black squiggly octopus mermaid he painted onto the female fighter pilot's nose art and wing! :)

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Still, even squidless, the deep blue is nice! May the tentacled mermaids take all spammers into their hooked embrace and sink them deep into the blue abyss of the deep!
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Re: Making some changes

Postby Patty » Wed Jun 22, 2011 6:02 pm

This is so cool, Brad. The forum is a lot faster, too.
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Re: Making some changes

Postby Brad R. Torgersen » Thu Jun 23, 2011 6:06 am

Patty wrote:This is so cool, Brad. The forum is a lot faster, too.


Good. Thank you for confirming this. The large size of the old graphic was contributing to slow page loads, which for me isn't acceptable. Speed counts for a lot, especially with forums.
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