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#301 Pete

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 02:00 PM

View Postsilencer_pl, on 15th January 2012, 12:57pm, said:

My bad wrong use of words - What I meant was that it is very similar to some pages I've seen.

I understand now :( Yes, I was trying to go for more of a magazine/media look and feel so it will feel a little familiar, whilst at the same time hopefully retaining a familiar feel of StrategyCore (there's no place like home :().

Definitely the dark skin will give more of a sense of familiarity as the majority of the designs I've created over the years have been dark (with the exception back at x-com.co.uk where it was blue for a while).

It will be up to you guys as to which colour you personally use. I've been on the fence (swaying rather a lot) about which colour to make the default. For logged-in users it will be whatever colour they pick, but I know we have a large number of lurkers, so I will be looking to try and set their colour preference via a cookie.

I'm still tempted to make the default theme the light one as I think it's more inviting to new users who arrive to read a specific article, and less "moody" than the dark one, but I am concerned about annoying our current users who would have to select the dark theme as their preference.

I suppose one option is to make dark the default for all current members. For the "lurkers" - a few months before the launch, I could simply use a cookie to set dark as the default so that that's their default when the new design is launched.

(By "lurkers" I mean those folks who read the forums but don't log in or sign up for an account, of which there are quite a few and they are as welcome here as anyone else :) If you're in that group and have a comment on this thread then you can get in touch with me via the Contact Us page).


For the lurkers, the only problem is that cookies eventually expire and if you're not logged in then you will see whatever the default skin is. So if the default is light and you select dark (or the other way around) then it will switch back whenever your cookie expires or is deleted by you. Te only sure-fire way to get the colour scheme you want is to sign up for an account I'm afraid - you can log in and remain anonymous though so people can't see you're logged in, and we don't pass on any details to anyone. We're quite proud that over the years we've not really advertised on the site and that we're not affiliated with any company :)
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#302 Thorondor

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 03:54 PM

Well, some of us can't help it if we have a penchant for the dark, now, can we? :( :)

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#303 silencer_pl

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 04:05 PM

That depends how you make things - I like dark styled SC site, but I also like light YT colour theme or any other light colour site.
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#304 Tycho

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 03:36 AM

Can the notification icon and the text for when a post was edited be separated?  Right now, the icon overlays the 'edited' part.

#305 Space Voyager

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Posted 24 December 2014 - 11:02 AM

Are we having some forum difficulties? I can't edit a post and I get an error trying to get to full editor. Every time. Also I've noticed it takes far more time to post (saving). Am I the only one with these problems?

#306 Thorondor

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Posted 24 December 2014 - 11:48 AM

At the moment all seems kosher on my end, SV.  Clear your web browser's cache to see if that eventually helps.

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Posted 24 December 2014 - 08:39 PM

The general use of the forum seems fine to me, however load times of pages here and on Ufopaedia seem much slower than usual. At least, compared to other websites I visit. Might just be a general net infrastructure thing between me and the server.

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Posted 25 December 2014 - 04:39 AM

I noticed exceptionally long page load times over the last few days at this site and Ufopaedia too. Today seems a lot better than this past week though. If it gets any worse I'll prod Pete a bit to see if the hosts are doing anything about it. ;)

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#309 Space Voyager

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Posted 25 December 2014 - 07:44 AM

Today I have no problems, yet those might really be limited to the comp at work, as Thor suggested. I'll do some clean-up there just to be sure.

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Posted 25 December 2014 - 09:16 AM

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Posted 05 January 2015 - 05:27 AM

...Defaulting to the white theme when you're not logged in isn't the best result I've had from an RNG lately, I'll say that.

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Posted 14 September 2018 - 10:29 AM

Attachments are disabled for the Apocalypse forum. I want to upload a savegame to ask someone to take a look at it. Please enable attachments for the Apocalypse forum (they're already enabled for UFO...)

#313 Zombie

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Posted 15 September 2018 - 05:59 AM

Done! :)

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JellyfishGreen said:

Zombie: Empirical data's your only man, when formulating a research plan.
A soldier's death is never in vain if it makes the formula more plain.
A few dozen make a better case for refining that third decimal place.
They call me Zombie because I don't sleep, as I slowly struggle to climb this heap,
of corpses, data points, and trials, but from the top - I'll see for miles!




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