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New Default Theme
« on: December 05, 2008, 02:43:57 PM »
Greetings. The overhaul forum theme has been changed to reflect new features added to the forum. Some features are currently visible and some are not yet visible. The old theme was no longer compatible to the updated software version.

I fully realize some folks may not like change being thrust upon them, but hopefully you will gradually grow accustom to the change and begin to enjoy the benefits that it brings. 

Changes will be visible in the menu bar:

* All new Classifieds board (not activated yet).

* Staff List - get to know big army brass.

* Donations link - for whenever the mood strikes.

Feel free to ask any questions that you may have in regards to using this new theme.

Thanks!
« Last Edit: December 05, 2008, 02:51:01 PM by fmofmpls »
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Re: New Default Theme
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2008, 11:23:11 AM »
Greetings! In with the new and out with the old! You may have noticed that the way you view this forum has changed along with the default theme. The old theme was no longer compatible with current version of this forum's software. There are new forum options that would not present themselves with the old theme. Therefore, it had to go. I feel the new default theme 'Monster Black' is still pretty darn close to what most of you were used to seeing anyways, so it shouldn't be too much of a shock.

You may also wish to change your theme preference to something more 'monster specific' such as our Dracula theme, or our Glow In The Dark theme, or our Creature from the Black Lagoon theme.

To change your theme, you must click on "Profile" on the top menu, then look to the left inside the 'Modify Profile Box' for something called "Look and Layout Preferences". Click on it, and then look for Current Theme: Forum or Board Default (change). Click on change and you will see a variety of theme colors to pick and choose from.

It should look like this:



If you have any concerns, comments, and/or questions regarding this theme change, please feel free to ask here or PM me for assistance.

Thanks!

« Last Edit: December 12, 2008, 11:35:15 AM by fmofmpls »
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Re: New Default Theme
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2008, 03:58:41 PM »
It is has been brought to my attention that the animated background at this forum (cobweb or snow flakes) is causing trouble for some members with lesser graphic cards.

I will be providing later tonight a new theme template just like this one which will not have the animated background. This should help those folks who have been experiencing difficulties. 
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Re: New Default Theme
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2008, 10:09:55 AM »
This forum now has a non-animated black theme available for immediate use. The name of the theme is 'Monster Black Static Background'. This theme does NOT have any animation in it's background. No blinking cobwebs or falling snow flakes; just plain black. This non-animated theme should help those members who find an animated background makes for slow load times with their graphics card.

To change to this static black theme, please follow the instructions found in my earlier post here at this thread. If any members wish for the administrators to make this change for them, please feel free to contact any of us and we will be happy to make the change for you.
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Re: New Default Theme
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2008, 12:18:23 PM »
* Addendum to previous post - I decided to make the non-animated background theme the default theme used at this forum. If you prefer the animated theme, you will have to switch back to that theme by choosing it in your profile / look and layout preferences.

How to select a forum theme - http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=2747.msg43967#msg43967
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Re: New Default Theme
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2008, 12:12:29 PM »
I was the first to remark about the scrolling problem the background was causing. The new background is dull, but a lot more functional, so thanks for making the changes and I hope I haven't spoiled anybody's Christmas by making the snowflakes go away. (That was never my intention. Really!)
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Re: New Default Theme
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2008, 06:27:47 PM »
I was the first to remark about the scrolling problem the background was causing. The new background is dull, but a lot more functional, so thanks for making the changes and I hope I haven't spoiled anybody's Christmas by making the snowflakes go away. (That was never my intention. Really!)


Not to worry fibbermac. It was a good suggestion. Those folks who still wish to have the animated background may still do so by selecting their choice of theme in their "look and layout options."

How to select a forum theme - http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=2747.msg43967#msg43967

 
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Re: New Default Theme
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2009, 05:03:43 AM »
I posted the question earlier about other new themes like a Wolfman theme and a Creature from the Black Lagoon theme.   How is the Wolfman one coming along.  I have not heard anything more about it in awhile, just checking. 
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Re: New Default Theme
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2009, 01:25:06 PM »
I posted the question earlier about other new themes like a Wolfman theme and a Creature from the Black Lagoon theme.   How is the Wolfman one coming along.  I have not heard anything more about it in awhile, just checking. 

Thanks for checking Wolf Man. I need to get that done as promised. I will try and complete that in the coming days ahead. Thanks for the nudge! I need that sometimes.  ;)
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Re: New Default Theme
« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2009, 11:53:50 AM »
That is awesome, thanks.  I can't wait to have a cool wolfman theme.  I have Drac on there for the moment cause I wanted back to a monster theme from the snow flakes.  Next stop wolfman theme.  It is very appreciated just so you know. 
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Re: New Default Theme
« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2009, 08:59:31 AM »
What is the chance also that you could pm me when you get the Wolf Man one done?  I may forget to check and don't want to miss out on changing mine over. 
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Re: New Default Theme
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2009, 11:32:36 AM »
Still no word yet on the Wolf Man theme?  Just checking in again. 
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Re: New Default Theme
« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2009, 07:41:38 AM »
Still no word yet on the Wolf Man theme?  Just checking in again. 

Hi Wolf Man. Thanks for your never ending patience. I'm so sorry about the delay! I've been swamped with membership kit orders, posters, Marx Dracs, and my real job too. I'm happy to report that I'm finally getting caught up. I'm looking forward to completing the Wolf Man template this week! I promise I will get this done THIS WEEK or my name isn't ....

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Re: New Default Theme
« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2009, 03:06:16 PM »
Cool, I look forward to seeing it and changing mine over to it.  Maybe a dark blue sky with full moons or something like that, or Wolf Man heads howling at the moon.  That would make a cool gif. 
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Re: New Default Theme
« Reply #14 on: April 20, 2009, 12:14:07 AM »
Will you be doing a Frankenstein and a Mummy theme?   
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