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Re: Board Upgrade

Postby Mandy » 27 Apr 2009 15:33

I know there is a way to make captcha work on whichever theme you choose as the default. I'll just have to think of the right search terms to find it. I'll let you know if I do.
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Re: Board Upgrade

Postby Drunken Idaho » 27 Apr 2009 16:00

Omphalos wrote:That's right. The Captchca hooks only exist in Subsilver and Prosilver, so one of those themes has to be the default.

I don't think that its such a big deal that we have Prosilver for a default. People come here for Dune, not because we have a cool theme. Maybe one day we will get around to putting a banner up on those themes though.


I agree fully that esthetics are secondary. They are Ghafla! However, my concern lies in PR. I'm willing to bet that the online Dune community is going to see a spike in activity with the coming film. This means a pilgrimage of new members. Those members are either going to see Dunenovels' lame-ass, yet pretty obviously dune-related theme, or they will see our bad-ass blood-splatter logo on a theme that doesn't look like ass. I don't think I'm alone in thinking that we are the true Dune fan forum, and I think that newcomers should be able to find that pretty obvious. But of course, the overall traffic comparison should make that clear. :D
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Re: Board Upgrade

Postby Mandy » 27 Apr 2009 16:29

Omphalos wrote:That's right. The Captchca hooks only exist in Subsilver and Prosilver, so one of those themes has to be the default.

I don't think that its such a big deal that we have Prosilver for a default. People come here for Dune, not because we have a cool theme. Maybe one day we will get around to putting a banner up on those themes though.


You can modify other templates to use captcha.

I haven't read this entire thread yet, but there might be some useful info in it.
http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopi ... &t=1437125
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Re: Board Upgrade

Postby Omphalos » 27 Apr 2009 16:30

I know. Ive read that thread. Its actually a modified captchca that we use here and at T(A)U. The spammers have figured out how to defeat the one built in. Its just a PITA setting all of them up to do it, and its especially difficult because we have an add on system already.

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Re: Board Upgrade

Postby SandChigger » 27 Apr 2009 19:41

Yes, by all means spread the eye-candy and attract the flies. :roll:
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Re: Board Upgrade

Postby Rakis » 27 Apr 2009 22:15

SandChigger wrote:Yes, by all means spread the eye-candy and attract the flies. :roll:


Sparkles and unicorns, anyone? :naughty:

I'm all for new membership, but the real fans will judge this board from its content, not by the look of it...I think we have proven that already... :twocents-02cents:
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Re: Board Upgrade

Postby SandChigger » 27 Apr 2009 23:13

It's also possible to simply tweak the prosilver default theme's CSS and make it more "Dune-like" just by changing the color scheme and adding a background texture (sand, for example?), etc.... ;)
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Re: Board Upgrade

Postby Omphalos » 28 Apr 2009 00:44

SandChigger wrote:It's also possible to simply tweak the prosilver default theme's CSS and make it more "Dune-like" just by changing the color scheme and adding a background texture (sand, for example?), etc.... ;)


Have at it. Just shoot me an e-mail when you're done. :wink:

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Re: Board Upgrade

Postby SandChigger » 28 Apr 2009 10:15

OK, will do.

You still have the URL of the test forum? ;)

(If not, I'll send it in the mail/PM when I've got something. Or post it in the "club house" for feedback from everyone?)
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Re: Board Upgrade

Postby Tleilax Master B » 28 Apr 2009 13:12

I'm still figuring out how to navigate around here!


The board looks really great though!
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