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Old 08-13-2013, 07:21 PM #106
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I just tried em all out and yeah the new fluid grey is pitiful looking.

Id say keep 3 themes.

One of em being "dark red" or "metallic blue".
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Old 08-13-2013, 08:02 PM #107
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Old 08-13-2013, 10:50 PM #108
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I'll think about it, but I'm not really sure how color introduces more contrast when black and white are literally as contrasting as you can get?

One of the primary reasons we're doing this is to simplify things. Maintaining many themes means testing on every theme and increases the complexity of things. I was talking to old Tony today, and he laughed when I told him about us changing the theme and said that giving the users multiple themes was probably one of the worst decisions he made with regards to running the site.

I know when the day comes that I change the default theme and disable the old themes people who don't read the site news are going to come out of the woodwork and blow a vein about their precious themes going away, but that's life. To be honest if we ever upgrade the site, we're not going to even maintain two themes. It means that every icon we design has to work on light and dark themes, that we double check everything in X themes to make sure it's readable, etc.

I'm the only guy at the helm as far as tech stuff goes and I just don't have the time to maintain that stuff when so few people use it.
Here's the thing, we don't want to stare at a mostly white page (that can strain the eyes), or an inverse of that. Having color (even the small amount of red in Dark Red) breaks up the monotony. I use a dark theme because it doesn't hurt, but it's not dull and boring.

Do you want something to be "cool", or do you want something that's not boring and drab?

You guys have the ability to make a private forum for ASMs, does vB give you the ability to allow some members to have access to some things but not others? If it's possible to do so, why not create a Dark Red 2013 (since it appears to be the theme that gets mentioned more as the previous theme) and have a few members Beta test it to see if it works.

You guys like to gloat how we have so many members, why not put some of us to work, to actually help you out?
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Old 08-13-2013, 10:54 PM #109
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There's 640,000+ members on PbNation.
And how many are active users? how many are duplicate accounts, or banned? Truly how many unique IP's login per month?
I'd be surprised if there are 10,000 users who post more than once a month on the site. I'd also say its likely that those same people are the 3%.

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Old 08-13-2013, 11:32 PM #110
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Why is everyone having such a problem with this? It's streamlining the system. I'd rather the color options, but since I joined, I've used the default and then the one labeled "fire". It's not that big of a deal. No other forum I'm on have I messed with themes, nor looked to see if they are available. It's just not that big of a deal. It's a minor issue as far as my browsing/posting experience is concerned. Having both a dark and a light option is enough to satisfy my color desires.

If maintaining the themes is a pain in the ***, I'm all for getting rid of it. I haven't been on a forum that restricts viewing width to so many pixels and that's my only complaint about dropping the fluid version in the future. I don't even mind if the fluid option has less maintenance done to it. Even if you dropped the fluid option (which would irritate me), I would understand the reasoning behind it and continue to be active here.

This is one of those issues where it's such a minor point that I don't see throwing a fuss over it. Is is different? Yes. Is it something I have used so long that anything else feels negative? Yes. Is it something that will really ruin my time on pbnation? No. That last one is all that really in the end matters to me.
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Old 08-14-2013, 12:24 AM #111
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Hmm, well there goes my metallic blue
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Old 08-14-2013, 12:35 AM #112
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Checked out the new grey, not that different. Works for me.
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Old 08-14-2013, 12:47 AM #113
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Will this affect the color scheme on the pbn app?
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Old 08-14-2013, 06:49 AM #114
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Will this affect the color scheme on the pbn app?
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Old 08-14-2013, 07:10 AM #115
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Themes are kinda meh imo. I liked the old pbn matte blue better. Would it be possible to have the light new pbn theme, with the dark background?

Any chance we can see an Android app (tapatalk) or at least a mobile version of the site?
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Old 08-14-2013, 12:03 PM #116
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eh I'll pass. Like my classic PBN
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Old 08-14-2013, 12:07 PM #117
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eh I'll pass. Like my classic PBN
You can't pass on them. These will be forced upon us sometime in the future.
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Old 08-14-2013, 12:52 PM #118
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Starting today, you can give what are going to become the new default themes for PbNation a test drive before they become the default at the end of the month.
Can't, they're going to become the only themes. All other ones will be discontinued.
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Old 08-14-2013, 03:29 PM #119
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Firstly, I'm sad that i'll be loosing my lucky theme . I can live with that.

Will there be the option for the fluid once this goes permanent? I typically view PBN on my desktop computer at home which runs a 42" monitor. With the static display i can barely read it. Its about 1/2 of the screen.

no me gusta.

Me gusta only the flud!

take my green theme, but please lord let me view it full screen!

note all the wasted screen space on only a 18" monitor so sad.


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Old 08-14-2013, 04:10 PM #120
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I just see that image and think, "Dawg, we heard you like PbNation..."

Yes, two of the four themes will be fluid. You'll have a choice between any of the four 2013 skins.
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Old 08-14-2013, 04:11 PM #121
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any word on making the background "image" a solid color instead?
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Old 08-15-2013, 09:26 AM #122
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Old 08-15-2013, 02:53 PM #123
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these are looking pretty nice. Pbnation definitely still had an old-school feel, that worked pretty well, all things considered, but I love the new looks.
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Old 08-15-2013, 03:41 PM #124
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I've always used grey and I just checked out the grey fluid.. very little difference.
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Old 08-18-2013, 04:30 AM #126
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  • You're still stuck on this? They're going away, the new themes are way cooler and pretty similar to what you used anyway, get over it.
sounds like words of an angry sysadmin..

thanks for keeping the dark colored themes. so much easier on the eyes
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