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  1. Alex

    Alex Administrator Staff Member

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    Guys, I'm working on the color changes at the moment. I probably won't be done with the other stuff until Monday the latest.

    The old forum software is no longer supported by vBulletin, so we're now using XenForo which is a great community platform IMO.
     
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    Will we get the "how to" and catalog info back?
     
  3. eS.G.

    eS.G. Well-Known Member

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    UHM a serious question......................why will this new format not allow me to log in through google chrome?????

    I can do so through Micropuke Explorer but not CHROME..........CHROME is pretty........help....
     
  4. Alex

    Alex Administrator Staff Member

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    Did you click on the "Remember Me" checkbox?
     
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    Alex Administrator Staff Member

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    I'm working on getting those back.
     
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    Sorry...I don't like it either. Guess I'm a bit old school...
     
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    Alex_SG Well-Known Member

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    Oh... Serious question Alex... Where are the Social Groups hiding?
     
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    Well not to go against the grain----however similar changes ----actually to the identical forum layout-- happened over at the motorcycle forum I lurk around on....took some adjustment but if it means the forum can continue on without gliches or crashes---or security problems then , I can adapt.

    Adapt and Overcome---Marine Corp saying :)
     
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    Six String Moderator Staff Member

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    My text view has changed from White to Black. Makes it extremely difficult to read against the darker background...
     
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    Six String Moderator Staff Member

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    experimenting: Testing color check......... anyone else having the same problem?
     
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    I can dig it. I'm not much on change either, but I understand the reason. I'll adjust as I like the relaxed flavor of this forum and all the personalities on it too much to bugger off. Besides, where else are you going to find any info about SGs? This is the only group demented enough to care about them.o_O
     
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    Dislike - hard on the old eyes.
     
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    Six String Moderator Staff Member

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    Bingo on the color changes and Monday. To read posts, I highlight the entry and can read it.......
     
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    eS.G. Well-Known Member

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    It (chrome) will not allow me TOO the site to log in and click "remember me" :(
     
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    Six String Moderator Staff Member

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    Text colors back to white. Cool
     
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    Six String Moderator Staff Member

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    ... much easier on the eyes.
     
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    I M IN IM IN IM IN IM IN ----aren't you GLAAAAAD ;)
     
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    I always liked XenForo better than VB.

    But the colors need a lot of fine tuning!

    Most important: the dark backround should be a bit lighter, a slightly less dark dark grey. Years ago i set up this page: http://diether.ritzert.net/ and did a lot of fine tuning on the contrasts for better readability. Maybe You should take this as an example. Maybe the colors in the navigation boxes should be improved as well

    I am a bit surprised that the galleries were not converted to XenForo as the latter is a direct successor from the VB, even written by its main developer.
     
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    Well I found it eventually. I was trying to use the old URL and thought the site was just down. Then I did a search for everything sg and found this. Colours seem okay to me ... maybe they've been tweaked over the last few hours before I found it?
     
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    Awh crap I knew 1 day DEATH would find me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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