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Author Topic: Look and Layout Preferences  (Read 10075 times)

Turtlekid1

  • Tortuga
« on: December 09, 2009, 11:13:55 AM »
Whenever I try to change the forum theme, I end up with a page that says this - "GIF89a��÷��¤¶¤��ô��w��k�L��ô�iw��ø�nb���g���4�u�����aÀ��������������‰����������©�� ��������o�����������V�����---1243------3421---."

Has anyone else encountered this problem?
"It'll say life is sacred and so is death
but death is life and so we move on"

« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2009, 05:12:46 PM »
That's what you get for trying to change the theme.

Black Mage

  • HP 1018 MP 685
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2009, 05:18:40 PM »
There is only one Look and Layout Preference.

« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2009, 05:29:31 PM »
I just tried it for curiosity's sake, and doing so produced nothing but the fabled Little Red X:
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« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2009, 06:59:42 PM »
I like switching it up every once and a while just to read posts in different styles.

Never had a problem with the switched layouts, other than some buttons not present in other styles (the spoiler tag is the most obvious one). Seeing people with avatars is pretty cool.
As a game that requires six friends, an HDTV, and skill, I can see why the majority of TMK is going to hate on it hard.

Turtlekid1

  • Tortuga
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2009, 08:25:56 PM »
Alright, does anyone have a serious answer for me, or will my hopes and dreams fade into obscurity?
"It'll say life is sacred and so is death
but death is life and so we move on"

Glorb

  • Banned
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2010, 10:31:17 AM »
I'm considering switching layouts just to be a rebel, and I'm getting the same problem. So now that a popular member with influence has this problem hows bout we fix it.
every

WarpRattler

  • Paid by the word
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2010, 12:23:49 PM »
popular member with influence
Quote
One Life Left

Luigison

  • Old Person™
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2010, 12:44:35 PM »
I wish there was an easy way to use this forum's theme on all the Windows and Linux machines I use.  I've tried several things, but nothing works perfect. 
“Evolution has shaped us with perceptions that allow us to survive. But part of that involves hiding from us the stuff we don’t need to know."

« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2010, 06:45:11 PM »
Now that I'm using Firefox, I can see the same problem Turtlekid has.

Fix it if you want, or not. I just wish I could see my avatar aside from my login box at the top.
As a game that requires six friends, an HDTV, and skill, I can see why the majority of TMK is going to hate on it hard.

« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2010, 06:55:29 PM »
Man this bug makes me extraordinarily happy.

Turtlekid1

  • Tortuga
« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2010, 07:02:45 PM »
what is this i dont even
"It'll say life is sacred and so is death
but death is life and so we move on"

« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2010, 07:03:26 PM »
Yeah, nothing could possibly be worse than being stuck with this cheery, well-lit, avatar-displaying forum scheme.
« Last Edit: February 22, 2010, 07:05:06 PM by Weegee »
YYur  waYur n beYur you Yur plusYur instYur an Yur Yur whaYur

« Reply #13 on: February 22, 2010, 07:24:34 PM »
!

I missed my 7777 post! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Turtlekid1

  • Tortuga
« Reply #14 on: February 22, 2010, 07:46:22 PM »
See?  Look at that!  I missed another hilarious Weegee avatar because of this glitch!
"It'll say life is sacred and so is death
but death is life and so we move on"

« Reply #15 on: February 22, 2010, 07:58:20 PM »
You can still see users' avatars from their profile page when using the default theme, but whatever. Reading messages is infinitely more entertaining when reading them in the supposed voice of their respective posters' image. In particular, viewing Mr. Wiggles' posts in tandem with his avatar is nice because it lets me imagine that girls inhabit this forum.
« Last Edit: February 22, 2010, 08:01:05 PM by Weegee »
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WarpRattler

  • Paid by the word
« Reply #16 on: February 22, 2010, 08:45:05 PM »
So you imagine me and Lizard Dude as disembodied voices from the heavens?

« Reply #17 on: February 22, 2010, 08:46:31 PM »
Pretty much, save for that "heavens" bit.
YYur  waYur n beYur you Yur plusYur instYur an Yur Yur whaYur

« Reply #18 on: February 22, 2010, 09:11:41 PM »
You read posts in the voices of whatever avatar is in use?

What kind of freak are you?
As a game that requires six friends, an HDTV, and skill, I can see why the majority of TMK is going to hate on it hard.

Chupperson Weird

  • Not interested.
« Reply #19 on: February 22, 2010, 11:34:05 PM »
Anyone with half an eye knows that white on black is infinitely easier to read than black on white.
That was a joke.

Turtlekid1

  • Tortuga
« Reply #20 on: February 23, 2010, 06:36:08 AM »
So highlight the text you're reading and you'll still be able to see avatars.
"It'll say life is sacred and so is death
but death is life and so we move on"

Chupperson Weird

  • Not interested.
« Reply #21 on: February 23, 2010, 11:35:27 AM »
You assume that I care about avatars or something.
That was a joke.

Luigison

  • Old Person™
« Reply #22 on: February 23, 2010, 04:39:04 PM »
You read posts in the voices of whatever avatar is in use?

What kind of freak are you?

Professor Farnsworth
Say wha.
Reply #22 on: 23 February 2010, 12:35:27           
Good News Everyone! I've invented a device which makes you read this in your head, in my voice!
« Last Edit: February 23, 2010, 04:43:17 PM by Luigison »
“Evolution has shaped us with perceptions that allow us to survive. But part of that involves hiding from us the stuff we don’t need to know."

Turtlekid1

  • Tortuga
« Reply #23 on: February 23, 2010, 06:24:08 PM »
Well look at the nifty moderation icons.
"It'll say life is sacred and so is death
but death is life and so we move on"

Luigison

  • Old Person™
« Reply #24 on: February 23, 2010, 07:33:05 PM »
Well look at the nifty moderation icons.
Homer J. Simpson
Screw Flanders
Reply #22 on: 23 February 2010, 12:35:27           
Do'h!
“Evolution has shaped us with perceptions that allow us to survive. But part of that involves hiding from us the stuff we don’t need to know."

« Reply #25 on: February 23, 2010, 08:12:25 PM »
Aw, I miss those icons. ;)

Turtlekid1

  • Tortuga
« Reply #26 on: April 14, 2010, 02:24:00 PM »
:(
"It'll say life is sacred and so is death
but death is life and so we move on"

Luigison

  • Old Person™
« Reply #27 on: April 14, 2010, 04:18:09 PM »
:(
Best Wall-Climbing-Skateboard spam bump ever!  Would do business with again.  Thanks! AAA+++++

Edit:  Oops.  I think it's starting to fall. 
“Evolution has shaped us with perceptions that allow us to survive. But part of that involves hiding from us the stuff we don’t need to know."

« Reply #28 on: April 14, 2010, 04:30:25 PM »
I don't think it was so much a bump as it was a reminder to the mods that the issue hasn't yet been resolved.
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Chupperson Weird

  • Not interested.
« Reply #29 on: April 14, 2010, 05:04:30 PM »
There is no "issue". What are you talking about
That was a joke.

Turtlekid1

  • Tortuga
« Reply #30 on: April 14, 2010, 05:08:31 PM »
I just tried it for curiosity's sake, and doing so produced nothing but the fabled Little Red X:
I'm considering switching layouts just to be a rebel, and I'm getting the same problem. So now that a popular member with influence has this problem hows bout we fix it.
Now that I'm using Firefox, I can see the same problem Turtlekid has.


Or are you trying to say that the default theme is better?  To which I reply: dude, not everyone has the same taste in color schemes and avatars.
"It'll say life is sacred and so is death
but death is life and so we move on"

« Reply #31 on: April 14, 2010, 05:37:58 PM »
To be specific, this is, or was, the "change theme" page. Seeing as it doesn't work in Firefox or IE, it's not a browser-based problem.

Where's Deezer when you need him?
YYur  waYur n beYur you Yur plusYur instYur an Yur Yur whaYur

Luigison

  • Old Person™
« Reply #32 on: April 14, 2010, 07:04:45 PM »
I'm biased towards the current default theme to the point of trying to make other websites look similar, but I would not object to small images below forum members names.  It's the huge blinking GIF signatures that annoy me to the point of ignoring the forums that use them. 

Dark themes Foxtrot Tango Whiskey!
“Evolution has shaped us with perceptions that allow us to survive. But part of that involves hiding from us the stuff we don’t need to know."

« Reply #33 on: April 14, 2010, 08:01:50 PM »
Dark themes Foxtrot Tango Lager, actually.
YYur  waYur n beYur you Yur plusYur instYur an Yur Yur whaYur

Chupperson Weird

  • Not interested.
« Reply #34 on: April 14, 2010, 08:26:10 PM »
If your eyes work backwards
That was a joke.

Turtlekid1

  • Tortuga
« Reply #35 on: April 14, 2010, 08:31:24 PM »
I actually really hate the aforementioned GIF signatures as well; give me a witty quote over the flashy animations anyway.  But that's a moot issue, since images still aren't allowed in signatures with the better-lit theme.  

I do, however, like seeing avatars under the names of posters.  For one thing, it helps to differentiate between people with similar usernames  (<+Man-Frog> the worst part is that I keep getting Tv_Themes and Trainman confused); for another, and I believe this point has already been touched on in this thread, avatars can add personality to the user.  Without avatars, all you've got in the way of individuality are the custom titles, which, while a cool feature, are involuntary (and thus possibly not as reflective of the User's actual personality).
"It'll say life is sacred and so is death
but death is life and so we move on"

« Reply #36 on: April 14, 2010, 08:43:28 PM »
Like my new avatar guys?

YYur  waYur n beYur you Yur plusYur instYur an Yur Yur whaYur

Turtlekid1

  • Tortuga
« Reply #37 on: April 15, 2010, 04:18:51 AM »
That had better be your real avatar in three seconds, because that's awesome.
"It'll say life is sacred and so is death
but death is life and so we move on"

Glorb

  • Banned
« Reply #38 on: April 25, 2010, 04:11:28 PM »
I thought you'd run that through an actual bling-gif site and smiled until I realized that your entire sense of humor consists of stealing stuff from Encyclopedia Dramatica.

sigh
every

« Reply #39 on: April 25, 2010, 04:16:57 PM »
That's only half. The other half is images from 4chanarchive.org.

« Reply #40 on: April 26, 2010, 01:53:28 PM »
Let's just admit it: the change layout page is never going to be fixed. Unless someone gets MacGyver, MacGruber, McGarnicle, and The Guyver on the case.
You didn't say wot wot.

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