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 PostPost subject: phpBB3 Sneaky Peek - This time for real!        Posted: Fri Sep 12, 2008 6:51 pm 
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Hello all,

I finally started work on the phpBB3 conversion on my own this time. Here is a sneaky peek.

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Remember its not finished and has a lot of work needing doing to it, but so far, what do you think? Do you think you will like to use this template? What would you suggest needs changing?

I know its basic but remember, the site is supposed to be functional, not as good looking as a sports car. Sure it has to have elegance and unique features but it doesn't have to be the most wonderful thing you ever saw.

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Looks good, i like it.

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Fri Sep 12, 2008 7:02 pm 
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It looks very intresting, and I'm sure it will look good with this website and forum.


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I think probably the only problem with it is the fact its fixed width... But they can often look better since if someone posts something that relies on the width of their screen being a certain size then it will look the same for everyone if it remains fixed width. I also like fixed with sites myself because it always looks the same on everyones screen rather than squashed on some and spread out on others. It also makes coding for it easier, as you know the size restraints.

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Looks really good Andy :)

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It looks like it's coming along Ok :) but! it's a shame it doesn't match the site as closely as this skin!


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Looks good, but any chance of a true (as in we can log in, play around, ect) sneaky peak for the VIPs? :wink:

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It's really looking good. Good Job Andy.


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Did some of the posts made here disappear with the hacking or whatever it was earlier? I made a comment to say does it really have to be fixed-width as it means more vertical scrolling and wasting half of a widescreen monitor (and also a note to remind you that peek is to look while a peak is a mountain...), but it seems to have disappeared? :S

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Did some of the posts made here disappear with the hacking or whatever it was earlier? I made a comment to say does it really have to be fixed-width as it means more vertical scrolling and wasting half of a widescreen monitor, but it seems to have disappeared? :S


I deleted it because it had been edited by the Bender account. It said you were policing and being grammar police and locked the topic because of flaming, of which I knew you didn't do because there was no flaming in the topic. So, not knowing if you even wrote any of it, I removed it.

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Ah, ok, well I did say that I prefer sites that expand to fill the screen, and also thought I'd point out the spelling issue as it makes it look a little unprofessional (not criticising, just my comments!)

On that subject a few other topics do seem to have been randomly locked, it's maybe worth you having a look at them as I wasn't sure if someone locked them for a reason or if they were part of this - it'd be good if you could get to the bottom of what happened by the way, it's a bit worrying if there is some hacker around!

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Ah, ok, well I did say that I prefer sites that expand to fill the screen, and also thought I'd point out the spelling issue as it makes it look a little unprofessional (not criticising, just my comments!)

On that subject a few other topics do seem to have been randomly locked, it's maybe worth you having a look at them as I wasn't sure if someone locked them for a reason or if they were part of this - it'd be good if you could get to the bottom of what happened by the way, it's a bit worrying if there is some hacker around!


They are always locked for a reason so if you see one thats been locked without reason given, unlock it. If it was done by Bender then of course, unlock it.

I believe the Bender account was simply either brute forced, someone harvested his password, or it was Bender himself (which I find hard to believe it would be). However as a precaution he has lost all rights to login to the site and all mod, VIP and advanced members access.

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Thanks - hope you reinstate his account once you've confirmed it wasn't him though, it would be unfair to blame him for it if it was the work of a hacker.

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Ooooo cant we have a link??? :D
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Thanks - hope you reinstate his account once you've confirmed it wasn't him though, it would be unfair to blame him for it if it was the work of a hacker.


Of course I will if its confirmed it wasn't him. Unfortunately I have no proof since phpBB2 doesn't log IP's unless posts are made, and the hacker never posted. I'm quite reluctant to let Bender become a mod again quite so quickly, even if he claims it wasn't him. I'd need more proof...

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Ooooo cant we have a link??? :D
Looks brilliant.


Not unless Andy gives it to you ... :D


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I like the current logo, though; it's a bit more distinctive. Still, phpBB3 is a big improvement on its own.


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I like it, but it looks a bit bland when compared to the forum as it is today.
I'd like to see more of the colour blue :)


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It's very nice. And since this site could do with a new look as it's been pretty much the same ever since I joined up.

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I don't like it. The blue bar below the header and these two blue buttons (New Reply, New Topic) doesn't fit together with the other colors.

In my opinion this one looked better:

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Daniel wrote:
I don't like it. The blue bar below the header and these two blue buttons (New Reply, New Topic) doesn't fit together with the other colors.

In my opinion this one looked better:

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Remember I did say it was unfinished and needs a lot of work doing to it. The whole template is a blue, black and white template, so they -do- go together quite well. Web designs work on the basis of 3 or 4 common colours, and never more. This template also sticks to that rule.

There are going to be people unhappy with the new template, of course, just as they are with the current template. Its not easy to please everyone!

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Yes, you are right, but what I meant is that these buttons are a way to bright (imo) :wink:

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Yes, you are right, but what I meant is that these buttons are a way to bright (imo) :wink:


I'd tend to agree, changing them to one of the other shades of blue that you've used in there would look better imo.

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Thanks - hope you reinstate his account once you've confirmed it wasn't him though, it would be unfair to blame him for it if it was the work of a hacker.


Of course I will if its confirmed it wasn't him. Unfortunately I have no proof since phpBB2 doesn't log IP's unless posts are made, and the hacker never posted. I'm quite reluctant to let Bender become a mod again quite so quickly, even if he claims it wasn't him. I'd need more proof...


Would it not be possible to check the Abyss Logs? Just wondering... (even though you probably would have to sift through tons, couldn't you just do a find for the mod panel page?)

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