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    Default Forum Theme Change - Dec 2013

    PLEASE READ ALL OF THE POSTS BEFORE REPLYING!

    I updated the code today (Dec 7, 2013) for the first time in ages. Last time I did it was Apr 2012. I had to, as there was a security notification, and in doing that it blew out a lot of the customizations. In the past, I'd get the new version of our theme from the provider. However, the provider of our theme custom work appears to be out of business. Or is so broken, they don't care anymore: http://www.completevb.com

    I had to put SOMETHING here to make all this work right. I didn't want to leave the security hole up to use the old skin, and the old skin didn't work with the new version of the forum code.

    THIS SKIN IS TEMPORARY until I have time in the next day or so to upgrade the forum software's skin. If anyone's interested in donating to that to help pay for the forum upgrades, let me know. Or hit the donate page. Tkx.
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    Well this ain't too bad...incase you don't find something better....it's not too bright or anything which is the cardinal sin of some forums.

    But the main thing is that it would help with the spammer attacks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charger View Post
    But the main thing is that it would help with the spammer attacks!
    Go to the main page of the forums, and then look at the bottom. It shows you how much stuff has been blocked. Liking that so far!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Siegler View Post
    Go to the main page of the forums, and then look at the bottom. It shows you how much stuff has been blocked. Liking that so far!
    Wow! Awesome! Looks like the new software is working perfectly! Crazy numbers though...good lord...lot of spammers.

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    Can't afford to donate BUT this should be the official sabbath site,
    And the management or whoever should recognise that fact and support it.
    Kinda disgraced that they don't.
    The official sabbath website is shit compared to this one!
    Vote leave if u want totally cool either way

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    Getting parse errors using forum runner since the update.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spiralarchitectx1 View Post
    Can't afford to donate BUT this should be the official sabbath site,
    And the management or whoever should recognise that fact and support it.
    Kinda disgraced that they don't.
    The official sabbath website is shit compared to this one!
    I've said many MANY times I don't want to be the official site. If I was official, do you think they'd let me talk about all the fiddly bits that I do? No way.

    Quote Originally Posted by OZZYIRONMAN View Post
    Getting parse errors using forum runner since the update.
    Strange. I'm not seeing them. There was a newer version of Forum Runner installed on the back end. Is your app up to date?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Siegler View Post
    I've said many MANY times I don't want to be the official site. If I was official, do you think they'd let me talk about all the fiddly bits that I do? No way.



    Strange. I'm not seeing them. There was a newer version of Forum Runner installed on the back end. Is your app up to date?

    True, what you playing at min joe?
    Did you really work for 3d realms?,
    Up to world 5 now on super mario 3d land for wii u.
    How come you don't get more involved with the threads dude?
    Vote leave if u want totally cool either way

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    I worked for 3D Realms for 16 and a half years. Yes, I was involved in a lot there. Don't have the time to get involved in the threads much anymore.

    Ozzyironman... Try Forumrunner again. Made some changes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Siegler View Post
    I worked for 3D Realms for 16 and a half years. Yes, I was involved in a lot there. Don't have the time to get involved in the threads much anymore.

    Ozzyironman... Try Forumrunner again. Made some changes.
    Awesome!
    Yeah baby !!!!


    What da funk went wrong with duke forever joe???
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    This is not the place to discuss that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Siegler View Post
    This is not the place to discuss that.
    Ok lol,
    See you on gamesradar dude
    Vote leave if u want totally cool either way

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    Permanent theme is up now. I like what I did with the header image.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Siegler View Post
    Permanent theme is up now. I like what I did with the header image.
    LOOKS AMAZING!!!! Great job Joe. I dig it.

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    Ooooh! .... Aaaah!

    It looks really good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Siegler View Post
    Permanent theme is up now. I like what I did with the header image.
    I didn't want to say anything, but the first look was awful. But this modification looks pretty cool. Congrats on a good job, Sieg.
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    Looks great! The Black/grey/Red works well and good to have the horns back!

    Oh but one little thing...any change on getting the icons on the New Post section any clearer? Now it's pretty hard to see right away the threads that I've posted on...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charger View Post
    Oh but one little thing...any change on getting the icons on the New Post section any clearer? Now it's pretty hard to see right away the threads that I've posted on...
    I plan on tweaking them further.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Siegler View Post
    I plan on tweaking them further.
    Cool! Other than that I can't see anything wrong with this new layout!

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    Aha! Now it looks real great!
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    I like it.. it compliments my avatar

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    WOW! Thanks Joe, this looks amazing!
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    really good work , refreshing look

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    Really like the improvements/enhancements, Thanks Joe.

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    My wife is Italian and says she really likes the crushed red velvet Italian theme. It makes her feel right at home. Good work Joe....you know: happy wife, happy life.
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    I am so glad you installed an anti-spam program- it was getting a little ridiculous.

    Plus the new theme is great - nice job Joe!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thelemech View Post
    I am so glad you installed an anti-spam program- it was getting a little ridiculous.

    Plus the new theme is great - nice job Joe!!!
    We actually had anti-spam in place before, but it was obviously broken. I looked around, and this one got some high marks. So far it seems to be doing its job. \o/

    Yeah, I like the theme. It was a pay theme, so if anyone wants to help out with that stuff, plz hit up the donate page. Danke.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Siegler View Post
    We actually had anti-spam in place before, but it was obviously broken.
    1971 Spammers Denied Registration
    Atleast this one seem to do the trick.
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    Did they not have a purple and black skin?
    Vote leave if u want totally cool either way

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    Just realised one thing....this forum soft doesn't combine consecutive posts anymore like the old one did. Not a big deal or anything but just something I noticed as I posted twice in a thread.

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