View Poll Results: Which "Skin" do you prefer?

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  • GreyFolio Black

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    I have now restored all 4 options. Sorry for the brief interruption.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merlin1958 View Post
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    I'm hoping Jerome pops in with an explanation. This orange skin is God-awful.
    FINALLY, we agree on something!!!!! Get ready for the Apocalypse!!!!




    Edit: Alright, who voted for "Black Stealth"????? 'fess up!!! LOL LOL LOL
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    Orangey one is easiest on the eye, the others just look very unpolished. I just thought the orange was the official one that had been worked on to fit best with the forum and the other four were just skin template things downloaded as optional extras.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cloysterpete View Post
    Orangey one is easiest on the eye, the others just look very unpolished. I just thought the orange was the official one that had been worked on to fit best with the forum and the other four were just skin template things downloaded as optional extras.
    The "orange" one (I call it pumpkin) was the original intended color. As a courtesy to our members I at one time offered 8 different skins. It really got to be a chore because certain things can't be changed globally. If I needed to update the fundraiser total it took changing 8 skins two times each (once for Forum Display, once for Forum Home). I trimmed it back to 4 and most everyone survived.
    This issue was looked at (Polled) ~2 years ago, but I thought I would revisit the choices on a weekend when the site is a bit slower.
    I might consider dropping the "Black stealth", but every so often I like to view it that way, and it is really cool-the main problem being seeing Who's Online-brown doesn't show up well at all on a black background.

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    FWIW, here's my three beans on the subject. I can appreciate the time and effort involved in providing 4 options. Seems a fair compromise might be two options. Black Stealth would appear to be a complete loser except for Jerome and Brice. Greyfolio/VB4 are very similar in style except for the color, Gray vs Blue. I think most of the Grey/VB4 users to adapt easily to one or the other with little discomfort so, maybe we should combine them as one option and the other being "Pumpkin".

    As for which of the Grey/VB4 should remain, we could vote it out or just choose. Me? I could deal with either, but never the "Pumpkin". Hope that helps some. Thoughts anyone? Jerome having to make 8 updates as opposed to 4 seems like a No-Brainer to me. JMHO

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    I've gotten strangely attached to this flinstones creamsicle color. I liked it back when we had options, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Blaze View Post
    I've gotten strangely attached to this flinstones creamsicle color. I liked it back when we had options, though.
    You still do. 4 Choices-check it out-lower left of your screen is a drop-down menu. Additionally you can use your Settings to choose the default.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randall Flagg View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by John Blaze View Post
    I've gotten strangely attached to this flinstones creamsicle color. I liked it back when we had options, though.
    You still do. 4 Choices-check it out-lower left of your screen is a drop-down menu. Additionally you can use your Settings to choose the default.
    So Jerome, any progress/plans on how to eliminate a couple options to make life easier?

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    I have been using Black Stealth the whole time... I feel so reckless!
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    Just checked out Black Stealth. I'm hooked.

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    I've been hooked since we first got it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Odetta View Post
    I have been using Black Stealth the whole time... I feel so reckless!
    Same here. It just seems natural to me since the screens I stare at while I'm at work all have a black background.

    I wish more message boards had this option.
    Hearts are tough, she said, most times hearts don't break, and I'm sure that's right . . . but what about then? What about who we were then? What about hearts in Atlantis?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iwritecode View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Odetta View Post
    I have been using Black Stealth the whole time... I feel so reckless!
    Same here. It just seems natural to me since the screens I stare at while I'm at work all have a black background.

    I wish more message boards had this option.
    Wait! There are more message boards?
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    Not a whole lot of sports talk on this board. Especially about the teams I follow.
    Hearts are tough, she said, most times hearts don't break, and I'm sure that's right . . . but what about then? What about who we were then? What about hearts in Atlantis?

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    Take 5 - It's always looked this way for me and I didn't know there were other to choose from. It makes this board different from all the other boring ones!
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    The poll doesn't have a "quit yer bitchin'" option, so I chose keep all four, but in the end I don't really care. I have always left it on Take 5. if I thought it were too bright I would adjust my monitor.
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    I still say we wait until 40 or 50 votes, tally up and keep the high two and dump the low two. That cuts the work in half and leaves the minority a fair choice for a new skin. JMHO

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merlin1958 View Post
    I still say we wait until 40 or 50 votes, tally up and keep the high two and dump the low two. That cuts the work in half and leaves the minority a fair choice for a new skin. JMHO
    I say you screwed up the poll when you initially only gave 2 choices-not to mention if I wanted an official poll that would determine the skin(s), I would have posted the poll myself.
    You are hereby sent to the penalty box for 5 minutes.

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    5 minutes? I hope it's a scary penalty box.
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    I sort of think of the "pumpkin" as a sandy parchment paper, accented with bits of rock... for some reason it makes this forum feel more Mid Worldy.
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    I've always used the default style because I'm used to it <sheepish>

    I can back Jerome up that having even more than one skin is an amazing pain in the ass on the back end. Most forums don't do it.
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