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Smiles & new themes

Discussion in 'ESMB Public Announcements' started by Emma, Sep 9, 2017.

  1. Emma

    Emma Con te partirò Administrator

    Hi guys, there are new themes installed but they aren't operating correctly yet. If you want to test them out go for it but don't expect them to have all the features. Also there are more than 20 options at the moment but not all of them will stay. I installed them all so I can check them out on our board to see how they look. I'll probably only keep two or three dark styles and two or three light.

    I installed quite a few smilies yesterday but have heaps more to do, but the most used ones are there I think.
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  2. Emma

    Emma Con te partirò Administrator

    If you want to check out the new styles, look down the bottom left hand corner of the page and you'll see:


    Click on "Default Style" and you'll see a bunch of options to chose from. As I said they aren't fully functional but you'll get the idea of what is available.

    For those who like a dark them, please let me know which variant you prefer. I'm partial to the Digi (orange) and Digi (Dark Blue) myself.
  3. Karen#1

    Karen#1 Gold Meritorious Patron

    How do I LIKE posts I want to like ? The LIKE button has gone...
    Looking forward to Comic Sans font returning and color as well.
    Thanks much Emma
  4. Emma

    Emma Con te partirò Administrator

    Hi Karen, the likes system is disabled while I install the familiar "thanks/likes" system we had on the old board. It should be back within a few hours. The fonts I'm also working on. Right now you can still add colour to your posts by clicking on the symbol in the text box. See below:

  5. Operating DB

    Operating DB Truman Show Dropout

    I already miss the elegant green style. I chose that one and now it's gone. :(
  6. Emma

    Emma Con te partirò Administrator

    Oh you can have it back if you want. I thought it was butt ugly but I'll put it back for you. :sorry:

    It's called the default style.
  7. JackStraw

    JackStraw Silver Meritorious Patron


    Aren't you the sweetest!
    Someone you like likes something you think is "butt ugly" and you go out of your way to make it available to them.

    You are the best!

  8. JackStraw

    JackStraw Silver Meritorious Patron


    I've written replies and made new posts but I have yet to see any way to add smilies. Where are they?


  9. Emma

    Emma Con te partirò Administrator

    When you make a post you'll see this above you:


    Click on the smilie face and you'll see:


    Click on each category to see the smilies.
  10. TrevAnon

    TrevAnon Big List researcher

    Thanks, I also went back to that one. :)
  11. JackStraw

    JackStraw Silver Meritorious Patron

    Ahh... Thank you! I wouldn't have thought to look.

    I'm thinking my request for a forum Help may have been premature...

    Thanks, darling!

  12. Operating DB

    Operating DB Truman Show Dropout

    Thanks for your effort. Actually the default style is a blue/gray color (on my end anyways.) The other day there were like 8 or so choice of color themes two of which were in the green hues. One of the green themes that I liked was called "elegant" IIRC. Green is my favorite color. But you don't need to go out of your way if it taxes the system.
  13. Mimsey Borogrove

    Mimsey Borogrove Crusader

    As long as it isn't one of those hip color combos like dark grey on a black background or silver on white, I'm good. M
  14. Lurker5

    Lurker5 Gold Meritorious Patron

    Our Emma is awesome :) Thank you Emma !
  15. HelluvaHoax!

    HelluvaHoax! Platinum Meritorious Sponsor with bells on

    I am just catching up to this thread....


    I just tried some of the other (non-default) themes. Then I tried to "go back" to whatever was on screen before. Am I losing my mind or wasn't there just a theme that had orange elements? . Couldn't find it. Hopefully the orange color wasn't banned as a resistance thing vs. Trump. LOL

    Also, here's another question that the right answer will change the fate of mankind, on this planet: Is there any way of creating any greater CONTRAST (or borders) between individual posts? I'm in default mode now and it's a "white-out" snow blizzard. LOL. Maybe my eyes have muscle-memory from the old board format, but I don't instantly see the delineation and have to look for it (i.e. the posts seem to just randomly float around--and I am an "enforce the borders" kind of guy. LOL.)

    Jesus, that last joke is reallllllllllly bad positioning for someone making a humble request. LOL
  16. Emma

    Emma Con te partirò Administrator

    Hoxy, try the Dark (with orange) theme. That's the one with orange elements.
  17. ILove2Lurk

    ILove2Lurk Lisbeth Salander

    Sounds like you have an aversion to "pastels."

    Ron gave a lecture on that an early 50's Congress.
    It's from the birth engram . . . the color of the room and all.

    I have it too. Real bad. :biggrin:
  18. Emma

    Emma Con te partirò Administrator

    When I'm reading the board I prefer a darker theme. but when I'm working on the board I prefer lighter - go figure.:screwy:
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  19. HelluvaHoax!

    HelluvaHoax! Platinum Meritorious Sponsor with bells on

    thanks, I did try that one but the dark background is something I never saw before. Probably the best solution is if you can fly out one of your staff to provide free customized, on-site problem resolution. You people do offer that, right? LOL

    (ps: It may have been a browser formatting glitch, who knows, but what I saw before is now gone, baby, gone! No problem, I'm going in session today to handle the BPC! Ron Rocks!!)
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  20. Emma

    Emma Con te partirò Administrator

    One day when I'm less busy, I'll install more themes. They take a bit of tweaking, and each custom theme has it's own quirks.
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