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soonish i will be upgrading the forum software, i am not sure if it will get the exact look back, but i will try.

so do not freak out of you visit one day and things look different.
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The upgrade is complete. I will slowly get things back to somewhat normal looking forum and enable registrations again.
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MY EYES!!! Well now, been a while since I've been on here. Is there a way to change it back to Dark Mode or the darker theme?
Hope to catch some of you online soon.
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Yes, agree, would love to have the dark theme back.
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Well, to get the dark theme back I need to have some time to put into recreating it. I might be able to find a canned one that is suitable. I just need time; the girls take up most of it.
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Once again the forum software has been updated. It is at the latest release that can be run on the current server software, I have a client on whom I am waiting to pull the trigger on upgrading his stuff and then everything will move to the very latest version. Grifter and I are actually working on a new theme as well so you all do not get blinded when opening the forum software. One of our requirements is to make it responsive so it can be viewed easily on mobile devices, but there is always tapatalk as well.
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can't believe I remembered my username and password on only the 2nd attempt! it was my username that threw me off on the first try.
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This hexagon theme is ok. I will look over some of the others when I have time.
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Be advised I do not have a header for the other themes, but input is quite welcome. The default theme is multi-design, BTW. I know Grifter prefers Hexagon, personally I find the orange font a bit jarring. I could possible modify it a bit if most people like it.

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Actually, I've grown used to the multi-design and kind of like it now. But yes, Hexagon is okay if not a bit Halloween-ish. I also like Carbon but the white font is so frick'n bright! As for headers, how do you make them? Is it just a .jpeg? What software do you use? I could download GIMP and lend a hand once school is finished (only four more weeks, thanks G-D!)
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i would rather suggest paint.net over gimp. i could also tone down the white font in carbon, maybe the same shade as this one. either that or hexagon would require a bit of coding, not much.
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[sings] a whiter shade of pale [/sings] Did you want me to try to make a banner for the black themes? I can give it a go on paint.net, sure. I would need some RLG clip art and dimensions to start with. Also, would need to know what file type you'd need.
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I do not have any RLG art. The banner in multi-design was made as I went. I gathered the logos from the web. I can send them to you if you want to make the same kind of banner. I can check the font for the typeface as well.
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Sure, send me what you got. The worst that could happen is I don't get anywhere with it. Maybe I can cobble something together.
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