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Do you like the site changes - including the new theme?

I love it!
5 (35.7%)
Ehh, its alright I guess
4 (28.6%)
Give me back the old one!
2 (14.3%)
Give me back the old theme with the new layout
3 (21.4%)

Total Members Voted: 14

Voting closed: July 28, 2008, 03:29:16 PM

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Offline WadeJ

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Site Update
« on: June 28, 2008, 03:29:16 PM »
Before we invest a lot of time in graphics and logos to match the new color scheme, please let us know if you like it.  Feel free to leave comments regarding the new layout as well.

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Re: Site Update
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2008, 03:40:36 PM »
I'll be honest, I liked it the way it was before...

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Re: Site Update
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2008, 03:46:40 PM »
/\  Layout or the color theme?

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Re: Site Update
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2008, 04:04:13 PM »
I like the new layout. Pictures of te park's coasters will look great with this color scheme!
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Re: Site Update
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2008, 04:07:12 PM »
I like the new layout. Pictures of te park's coasters will look great with this color scheme!

That was the plan ;)

I was figuring on using different coaster photos to indicate read/unread posts, etc.

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Re: Site Update
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2008, 05:53:09 PM »
I love it, though my only thing is that the Navigation looks like it should be for Fright Fest of Fahrenheit. :P

Yeah, adding the park to this would be PERFECT! Though I have to admit, Firefox<3

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Re: Site Update
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2008, 05:54:31 PM »
And now something is making it load very slooooowly, as happened once before.  I am not sure why.

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Re: Site Update
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2008, 05:56:23 PM »
And now something is making it load very slooooowly, as happened once before.  I am not sure why.

That would be our host pissing me off again.  I get alert emails from the forum engine when the database starts to slow down.  So I always know when this is happening.

Once again, I'll be pestering them.  After all, I do pay them!!!

The slow down has zero to do with the changes though.  Its the same code with no upgrades.

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Re: Site Update
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2008, 09:11:02 PM »
I was figuring on using different coaster photos to indicate read/unread posts, etc.

That would be sweet. I think the site looks great!

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Re: Site Update
« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2008, 11:32:06 PM »
I think I like the layout, because the forums are what I think most folks come here for anyway, but I need sunglasses for the color, I liked the cool blue tones better.
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Re: Site Update
« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2008, 12:44:11 AM »
/\  Layout or the color theme?

The color

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Re: Site Update
« Reply #11 on: June 29, 2008, 06:52:31 AM »
This morning I am sitting at my monitor sipping iced tea, behaving myself, when a friend looked over my shoulder and said "With colors like that, that thing looks like a porn site!"  Hey, it's what she said.  I, too, like everything but the color, which is a bit too loud.  I agree with the sunglasses comment, too.  I love everything else about it.

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Re: Site Update
« Reply #12 on: June 29, 2008, 02:06:47 PM »
I saw the theme option that was added at the bottom.
Nice...But it doesn't seem to change for me with Firefox 3.0.


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Re: Site Update
« Reply #13 on: June 29, 2008, 02:09:32 PM »
Firefox 3 IMO isn't/wasn't ready for prime time.  While its cool, were having many problems with our clients at work using it.  So while I'll look into it, I can honestly say I'm not surprised.  The cool thing is, if you change it anywhere; assuming you are logged on, it will remember at any computer you log in at.  So change it while logged in using another browser version ;).


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Re: Site Update
« Reply #14 on: June 29, 2008, 02:50:46 PM »
FYI...It doesn't work on IE6 either.  So I don't think it is Firefox 3 this time.

I agree totally on Firefox 3.  I won't even go near it with my work computer.
Although it is fast...People haven't found all the issues wit it yet.
The other day I couldn't even place an order on Eddie Bauer.
At least we have IE Tab when it doesn't work right.
Maybe they need Firefox 2.0 Tab!
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Re: Site Update
« Reply #15 on: June 29, 2008, 03:16:03 PM »

I like the Layout but not much for the Orange

can the screen still be expand ?
i didn't look for it but i know sometimes people post 800x600 pics and they may not fit
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Re: Site Update
« Reply #16 on: June 29, 2008, 03:25:37 PM »
Yup, next to the search button :)

Actually, that was one of the main purposes of the layout change.  Removing the left bar entirely allows for larger pictures to be posted without the need to close the side bars.

Also, since the forums are now the "home" page, the WAP portal is fully function.  So if you go to http://gadvupdates.com/wap2 on your phone, you can now use the up one level, message index, etc. without needing to always revert back to the URL.

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Re: Site Update
« Reply #17 on: June 29, 2008, 03:32:38 PM »
Btw- the orange I agree is a bit of a shocker.  However, that was what I was going for.  I admit its waaayyy to bright and over the top for day to day use. (or boom, chicka chicka bow wow porn type color as Gadvwow put it LOL)  That is why you are welcome to change your theme in the lower right corner.

BUT, for the casual visitor (maybe a link from Screamscape got posted?), you must admit, this is one theme/site you would remember visiting.  That is the intention.  And being that we hit 81 unique visitors yesterday which is the highest number since last fall at 63, I'd say we got some attention :D

That was the goal.  And that was the purpose of this post and the poll so that I could gauge the reaction of the real and true members to make sure I wasn't impacting or upsetting you guys.  As long as the layout works for everybody, you can change you theme yourself to the old one if you would like but from here on out, guests that visit will get that BAM affect from the orange.

I also think that once we have themed graphics and elements added it will help break up all the orange as well.

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Re: Site Update
« Reply #18 on: June 29, 2008, 03:58:08 PM »
Great...except the change isn't taking...

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Re: Site Update
« Reply #19 on: June 29, 2008, 04:57:30 PM »
Great...except the change isn't taking...
  I know it was mentioned somewhere in either this thread or the shoutbox but you are likely using firecrap 3 which breaks nearly every single application at my place of business as well.  So if you have IE, logon and change it and then it will also change in firefox. ;)

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Re: Site Update
« Reply #20 on: June 29, 2008, 05:01:36 PM »
Thanks.  That will probably be the only time I use IE this year...

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Re: Site Update
« Reply #21 on: June 29, 2008, 05:08:52 PM »
Tried that....it did...exactly nothing.

So tried it in Opera.

Also did...nothing.

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Re: Site Update
« Reply #22 on: June 29, 2008, 06:26:17 PM »
Strange.  Let me tinker later.  I can't test while on my phone.  Maybe just having ff3 installed at the time?  Anyway.  Its really no biggie.  This is just trial/tinkering.  I can change it globally in one click ;). I'm just glad everybody likes the layout.  That was a bit more work.

So no worries.

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Re: Site Update
« Reply #23 on: June 29, 2008, 07:35:55 PM »
The up one level function is a nice change Wade
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Re: Site Update
« Reply #24 on: June 29, 2008, 08:56:19 PM »
Im not trying to be brutal, but I was saying to myself that we needed a facelift. I LOVE the new layout, but would prefer a different color scheme!

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