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#1 Frodo

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 02:27 PM

Hey everyone   :pirate:

I'm very pleased to announce a brand new skin for our forums.   :bleh:

As you know, the forums have been very buggy, with things not displaying as they should, and things not working etc.  Well, not any more!  We now have a brand-spanking new look, with everything working as it should.   :turned:

This look will be the default look, although, you can still use the old, buggy skins if you prefer, by scrolling to bottom of the screen, and using the skin selecter.   :angry:


Features of our new skin include:

  • Sleek, new icons and images throughout the forums
  • Loads of new Smileys, both in forum and shoutbox
  • Drop down menu when clicking username arrow
  • New signature ba, and signatures are now centered
  • New "Quote" feature, allowing you to quote from multiple posts
  • "Past Messages" shading effect.
  • Forum background now matches homepage background
  • New logo.  Instead of "Reloaded Abandonia", it's "Abandonia Reloaded"
  • Preset avatars, for those who don't currantly have an avatar
  • Compatible with Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and Opera.
  • New Forum Icon Legend
  • Post backgrounds for each post
  • Green 'online' and grey 'offline' bubbles next to poster's name
  • And best of all... NO BUGS


If you are still seeing the old, buggy skin, press Ctrl + F5, to hard-refresh your page.  

You may also want to clear your browser cache


Full credit for this goes to our very own Nick, and I want to give him my thanks.  He worked hard, 'Reloadedifying' the new skin for us, and making sure everything worked properly.  

So go forth, and explore the new look, and let us what you think.  

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#2 Nick

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 07:16 PM

It's wonderful to see my new skin in action. :angry:

This has been a very fun couple of days. I love doing this kind of geeky stuff. :bleh:

I'll also post on our social pages, alerting people of the updates. :D
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Posted 03 August 2010 - 09:45 PM

Added more smiles!  :yucky: :orc: :nuke: :angry: :bleh: :ninja: :gun: :D :geek: :yes: :turned: :elf: :pirate: :teehee:
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#4 Frodo

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 10:14 PM

The one one the left is KRISSY   :D

You have some amazing smileys, though, Nick.
:bleh:  :yucky:  :clown2:  :pirate:  :ninja:  :teehee:  :turned:

And I'm glad you enjoyed yourself with this.   :angry:
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Posted 03 August 2010 - 10:35 PM

View PostFrodo, on 3 Aug 2010, 06:14 PM, said:

The one one the left is KRISSY   :angry:

:D Hahaha :pirate:

Should I stop adding? :turned: I could add more.. and more.. and more.. :bleh:
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Posted 04 August 2010 - 04:37 AM

To make theme choices easier for members, I've renamed the skins. I've also changed the categories, since some of them were "screwed up".  :angry:

Old name - New name
IPB 2.1 Default - IPB 2.1 Blue
IPB 2.2.0 Default - IPB 2.2.0 Blue (Without Shoutbox)
Abandonia Reloaded (Old) - AR Red (Old)
IP.Board Pro - IP.Board Grey
Abandonia Reloaded Pro - IP.Board Grey 2
AR Neo (Default) - AR Red Neo (Newest - Default)

I hope this will help our members find the newest and different color themes. :bleh:
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#7 TotalAnarchy

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 05:08 AM

The new skin is impressive. Good work guys. :angry:

#8 Nick

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 05:13 AM

View PostTotalAnarchy, on 4 Aug 2010, 01:08 AM, said:

The new skin is impressive. Good work guys. :pirate:

:thanks:

Thanks. It was worth the three-four day effort. Now I can sit back.. and enjoy it.  :bleh:  :turned:

But in all seriousness, this forum NEEDED an update. The old skin was terrible buggy. And while I had tried fixing the old theme.. I knew it was immpossible without FTP server access of some kind.

So.. I just went with something different.  :angry:

Plus, Frodo has her admin badge back!  :D
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Posted 04 August 2010 - 06:21 AM

My congratulations guys, you really deserve it   :angry:

#10 Titan

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 08:18 AM

Wow! Looks good!

Only thing i can see that i DIDN'T like was the writings on the buttons, but what the heck!
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Posted 04 August 2010 - 01:04 PM

Nice to see it.

If I want to be picky I would change replay button since it looks like it is blocked from posting.

In honor of these changes we are constructing a newsletter that will be sent this Friday 06.08.2010.  

Good luck.

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 03:21 PM

I caught a quick glimpse of the new design (which looks totally awesome btw) but when I entered a forum post it changed back to the old design, I logged out and got the new design, logged back in and the old was back and now the logout bug is really heavy, and I can't get the new forum back. I have force-refreshed but nothing helps. Firefox, latest version here.
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#13 Frodo

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 04:54 PM

Using our new multi-quote thingy...   :clown2:


View PostDave, on 4 Aug 2010, 07:21 AM, said:

My congratulations guys, you really deserve it   :angry:
Thanks Dave.  Nick has done an amazing job with this.   :D


View Postadnan, on 4 Aug 2010, 02:04 PM, said:

Nice to see it.

If I want to be picky I would change replay button since it looks like it is blocked from posting.

In honor of these changes we are constructing a newsletter that will be sent this Friday 06.08.2010.  

Good luck.
A newsletter?  Wow, that is unexpected.  Thankyou Adnan   :bleh:


View PostMighty Midget, on 4 Aug 2010, 04:21 PM, said:

I caught a quick glimpse of the new design (which looks totally awesome btw) but when I entered a forum post it changed back to the old design, I logged out and got the new design, logged back in and the old was back and now the logout bug is really heavy, and I can't get the new forum back. I have force-refreshed but nothing helps. Firefox, latest version here.
Glad you like what you saw Midget.  I love it as well.  I'm not sure why the new skin isn't working for you.  I looked at the admin panel, and it shows that you are using it.  Try pressing Ctrl F5 again.   :pirate:
About the logout issue - do you mean that you can't logout again?  Being unable to logout was a problem before, and I told Studentis about it then.  Sorry if it's still causing you problems.   :turned:
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Posted 04 August 2010 - 05:33 PM

View PostMighty Midget, on 4 Aug 2010, 06:21 PM, said:

I caught a quick glimpse of the new design (which looks totally awesome btw) but when I entered a forum post it changed back to the old design, I logged out and got the new design, logged back in and the old was back and now the logout bug is really heavy, and I can't get the new forum back. I have force-refreshed but nothing helps. Firefox, latest version here.

That happens because the cookies remember your previous skin when you logged in, so it deafaults to it each time you do it. Next time you login, you have to choose the new Red Neo skin at the bottom of the page and it will remember your choice.

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 08:35 PM

View Postadnan, on 4 Aug 2010, 09:04 AM, said:

Nice to see it.

If I want to be picky I would change replay button since it looks like it is blocked from posting.

In honor of these changes we are constructing a newsletter that will be sent this Friday 06.08.2010.  

Good luck.

That's great Adnan! :pirate: Can't wait.  :angry:


View PostMighty Midget, on 4 Aug 2010, 11:21 AM, said:

I caught a quick glimpse of the new design (which looks totally awesome btw) but when I entered a forum post it changed back to the old design, I logged out and got the new design, logged back in and the old was back and now the logout bug is really heavy, and I can't get the new forum back. I have force-refreshed but nothing helps. Firefox, latest version here.

That is sadly an issue Studentis needs to fix. Clearing your browser cache may help.  :bleh:

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And thanks to everyone! I'm glad the skin is being well received. :D
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