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Offline GeorgeRYoung

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Forum Themes
« on: April 04, 2016, 01:47:40 am »
Any chance of having more choice of themes? There's one called 'Core' that I particularly like.

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Riders of Vision Theme
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2016, 12:18:27 am »
As a former owner/rider of a Yamaha XZ550 Vision, I am a member of the Riders of Vision forum. They have only one theme that I consider particularly ugly.

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Re: Forum Themes
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2016, 12:20:44 am »
Imagine my surprise when this Concours forum instituted a theme that was very similar and just as ugly, and removed much more interesting themes as part of the software upgrade.

Is anybody listening? Themes are free.

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Re: Forum Themes
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2016, 01:57:12 am »
there were several reasons we removed the other themes.

  • Some themes broke with SMF v2.0.11 upgrade. They were removed
  • Reduced theme set in preparation of SMF 2.1; all 2.0.x themes are incompatible with 2.1, so we will be changing everything again when that happens.
  • Limiting the number of themes controls content delivery and is easier to maintain.

also the vast vast majority of users were using the old COG theme, which we updated to make the current theme.


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Re: Forum Themes
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2016, 01:26:06 pm »
What do you mean by
. . . controls content delivery . . .
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Re: Forum Themes
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2016, 02:50:25 pm »
What do you mean by
. . . controls content delivery . . .
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Things like the mini calendar of events in the header, and the news items (the new graphics) and the links in the footer.
We are not using the theme to try to control the conversation if that's what you are thinking.
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Re: Forum Themes
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2016, 05:05:38 pm »
We are not using the theme to try to control the conversation if that's what you are thinking.
That's what I was thinking...
Just another time you management types attempt the impossible  :rotflmao: :D :nananana:
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Re: Forum Themes
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2016, 09:31:26 pm »
   After a little time I now see the banner under the NEWS section to be like an annoying pop up. Do we really need to have two banners for the event calendar or donate to OTP on top of each other under a third mini events calendar? I like the mini events calendar, but the other two remind me of the NRA constantly trying to hit you up for more and more money every time they send you any kind of correspondence. Do we really need all this?
   I understand that you can minus them out of site. But if your like me and you clear your cache and cookies regularly, you get all these unnecessary pop ups pretty much every time you log in. At least lose one of them. Three is down right ridiculous. And two begging for money is very questionable at best, as well as annoying.