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Important Announcements => Announcements => Topic started by: zero-point on January 18, 2018, 02:41:02 pm

Title: Old school GOF skin reloaded, rule clarifications
Post by: zero-point on January 18, 2018, 02:41:02 pm
Good evening, everyone!

Rhombus and I have decided that giving a forum a new look would be a good idea, but instead of creating a completely new skin from scratch, I have decided to bring back a look that some of you will surely find nostalgic! I wasn't yet around when this skin reigned the forum, but I sure do like this look. It is avaliable in the theme chooser at the bottom of the page, it is called "Old School TGOF". Have a look! :)

(https://i.imgur.com/DYstorJ.png)

I hope you will enjoy this refresh, if you find any bug or misalignment, just PM me about it! Suggestions are welcome, too!

Oh, and by the way, if you have not already seen them, then please make note of the rule clarification for the After Midnight section.  It can be found here (http://www.gangoffive.net/index.php?topic=15877.0).

Title: Old school GOF skin reloaded, rule clarifications
Post by: Sneak on January 18, 2018, 02:48:52 pm
Let's make a poll or something? :)
Title: Old school GOF skin reloaded, rule clarifications
Post by: rhombus on January 18, 2018, 03:14:07 pm
Quote from: Sneak on Jan 18 2018, 01:48:52 PM
Let's make a poll or something? :)
That could be an idea.  :) We could think up various ideas for skins (colors and characters or scenes) and put them up for a vote.  If others think that might be an interesting idea then we could consider it.
Title: Old school GOF skin reloaded, rule clarifications
Post by: Sovereign on January 18, 2018, 04:24:42 pm
This is actually a great idea! :yes The new background looks really nice and the fact that you can use whatever you feel like is always a plus. I'd certainly like to see more alternatives if you two are up to it! But I wonder, when was the new background in use? I can't remember seeing it in the past 10 years. :unsure:
Title: Old school GOF skin reloaded, rule clarifications
Post by: rhombus on January 18, 2018, 04:29:01 pm
I think it was in use pre-2008, but I am not sure as it predates my membership as well.
Title: Old school GOF skin reloaded, rule clarifications
Post by: zero-point on January 18, 2018, 04:31:02 pm
Quote from: Sovereign on Jan 18 2018, 03:24:42 PM
This is actually a great idea! :yes The new background looks really nice and the fact that you can use whatever you feel like is always a plus. I'd certainly like to see more alternatives if you two are up to it! But I wonder, when was the new background in use? I can't remember seeing it in the past 10 years. :unsure:
Thank you very much! :DD Any suggestions are welcome! Also, to find this theme, you have to go way back... :)

https://web.archive.org/web/20081103194917/http://z7.invisionfree.com:80/thegangoffive/index.php (https://web.archive.org/web/20081103194917/http://z7.invisionfree.com:80/thegangoffive/index.php)
Title: Old school GOF skin reloaded, rule clarifications
Post by: The Chronicler on January 18, 2018, 09:27:56 pm
Wow, it sure has been a long time since I saw that old theme. Not just the background, but the text of things like forum titles are blue instead of green. (If I remember correctly, we first saw green text as part of an April Fools prank by admin and founder Petrie, and we apparently liked the color change enough that we ended up keeping it.)

If we're going to start offering multiple themes, then perhaps the next thing we could try is the character featured in the read/unread icons. Currently, we're stuck with Petrie, and previously if we wanted to change that, it had to be an admin's decision. Perhaps with this new site, it might be possible to have all five of the main characters (or perhaps even more characters) be available and let us have the ability to chose whichever one we like.
Title: Old school GOF skin reloaded, rule clarifications
Post by: Flathead770 on January 19, 2018, 01:46:03 am
That's pretty darn cool and multiple options are always good. Thanks zero-point!

It's been so long that I forgot what the background had looked like. I only remember that the background changed to it's current version.

As for other ideas, I'm still interested in the idea of a potential collaboration for doing artwork of the gang of five/seven looking over the Great Valley for the background.
Title: Old school GOF skin reloaded, rule clarifications
Post by: Ducky123 on January 19, 2018, 04:42:52 am
I vote for a Ducky background :P
Title: Old school GOF skin reloaded, rule clarifications
Post by: Mumbling on January 19, 2018, 01:11:12 pm
Haha wow, that background takes me way back! Nice job :)
Title: Old school GOF skin reloaded, rule clarifications
Post by: Petrie on January 19, 2018, 08:17:17 pm
Woah, blast from the past.  I haven't seen this in a very long time!!! :D
Title: Old school GOF skin reloaded, rule clarifications
Post by: Nick22 on January 19, 2018, 10:45:23 pm
when did we use those colors? 2005ish? its been a VERY long time at any rate
Title: Old school GOF skin reloaded, rule clarifications
Post by: Hypno on January 20, 2018, 11:44:40 pm
I found one flaw with the skin though that mostly affects the MLP thread. The black text is visible.
Title: Old school GOF skin reloaded, rule clarifications
Post by: Mumbling on January 21, 2018, 03:44:14 am
Quote from: Nick22 on Jan 19 2018, 09:45:23 PM
when did we use those colors? 2005ish? its been a VERY long time at any rate
I'm not sure when the forum started using the colors, but I think we switched to Austin's background sometime after I joined, so about 9 to 10 years ago. This snapshot from the wayback machine shows we are still using it in December 2007:
https://web.archive.org/web/20071206125630/z7.invisionfree.com/thegangoffive (https://web.archive.org/web/20071206125630/z7.invisionfree.com/thegangoffive)

Also "We have 157 registered members", haha!
Title: Old school GOF skin reloaded, rule clarifications
Post by: Flathead770 on January 21, 2018, 04:06:59 am
Quote
I'm not sure when the forum started using the colors, but I think we switched to Austin's background sometime after I joined, so about 9 to 10 years ago. This snapshot from the wayback machine shows we are still using it in December 2007:
https://web.archive.org/web/20071206125630/z7.invisionfree.com/thegangoffive (https://web.archive.org/web/20071206125630/z7.invisionfree.com/thegangoffive)

Also "We have 157 registered members", haha!
157 registered members on Dec 7th, The Chronicler joined on Dec 26 and is member #196. That's about a 25% increase in just 19 days.
Also, I'm on the front page in that snapshot, hooray! :DD