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looks good!

not sure if it has been addressed or will be or won't be, but i would like to suggest that the picture upload for the gallery, if possible, can you make it a mass uploader, so you can either go into the browse mode and select several, or have a box that works similar to my computer? I have seen it on other sites and it works really well
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I really like it the more I use it! :-D
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why yes you can sit, the font that has our info below the avatar is small but ok cause its not a huge deal but the stuff up in the column below your truck pic is is quite small, where it says what part of the forum your in??
thanks, but those fonts are the same size as the old. which might have to do with the colors. idk ill look into it.
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feedback is working...
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Hi

I have been here some time helping Zach out and I played the role in some of the latest dev work around here.

First off, I would add that there was a slew of pictures that Zabeard contributed to the design. We (a friend of mine) and I built the theme and chose Zabeards truck randomly. It was not a request but rather the way things played out as we were asked to keep the color / theme relatively similar.

Registered users can view the bottom left of the screen and change themes. This is 100% working and has been tested.

Site Contributors can view the bottom left of the screen and change themes. This is 100% working and has been tested.

This means that if you don't like the new custom theme you can change to the old theme. Zach may not have been familiar with the theme / style changer placement, but default is the bottom left corner.

The old theme will be unsupported in the future by me, an admin. New additions may or may not be added to that theme. That will be something Zabeard and I will talk about in the future as new projects role out.

Avatar sizes were re-sized to 144x168 for site contributors which is already large within itself. Since we are being honest, oversized avatars are gay and anyone on a remotely inadequate connection will be waiting to see your picture of your big bad *** truck 4 times over in the same thread, awesome...for some. I find it to be a complete nuisance. Please don't be offended at my comments, I am not at yours.

Someone commented on the new design being confusing. The layout is without question 95% the same. The buttons, the drop downs, the quicklinks, the header location are essentially the default skeleton of vbulletin, just redesigned.

I hope that addresses some concerns for you.

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FTWWWWW

but now contrib names are in black rofl

(not complaining, just telling you)
They will remain black. The default old theme is now unsupported.



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It is resizing the avatar size to something other than what it is uploaded at. My new avatar should be 150x300, but is coming up about half the size.
Forced avatar sizing is in place.
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Im back on the old style... Seems dull now compared to the new. I think its gaining on me.
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I like it besides the back ground color.
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Im back on the old style... Seems dull now compared to the new. I think its gaining on me.
LOL, that is because its 2004 created, its a great design but its old. not too many places keep sites looking the same since day 1.
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keep up the good work zach
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keep up the good work zach
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I really like it the more I use it! :-D
i think most will, they just need to give it time.
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I'm sorry, but I feel I must do this...

I really don't like the attitude that the admin is having right now. I know you guys run the site and it's your show, but fact of the matter is, to me, RF is unique for it's contrib avatars and the atmosphere of talking about trucks and joking around. That's what makes this place unique to me. There's people who become a contrib just for the large avatar, myself included in the beginning. Look at how many abuse that...let their membership expire, and keep the same nice big avatar. If you guys really wanted to keep this theme of smaller basic avatars for contribs, you better go in and edit everyones avatars that are remaining large. Admit it, it makes the site dirty and unorganized. Give them a week to change it, and if it's not changed, the mods and admin will change it for them or something. IDK...I'm thinking outloud.

Large avatars are not 'gay'. Are you 12?
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I'm sorry, but I feel I must do this...

I really don't like the attitude that the admin is having right now. I know you guys run the site and it's your show, but fact of the matter is, to me, RF is unique for it's contrib avatars and the atmosphere of talking about trucks and joking around. That's what makes this place unique to me. There's people who become a contrib just for the large avatar, myself included in the beginning. Look at how many abuse that...let their membership expire, and keep the same nice big avatar. If you guys really wanted to keep this theme of smaller basic avatars for contribs, you better go in and edit everyones avatars that are remaining large. Admit it, it makes the site dirty and unorganized. Give them a week to change it, and if it's not changed, the mods and admin will change it for them or something. IDK...I'm thinking outloud.

Large avatars are not 'gay'. Are you 12?
Well said Shane. With that said, enjoy half of my new avatar.
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I'm sorry, but I feel I must do this...

I really don't like the attitude that the admin is having right now. I know you guys run the site and it's your show, but fact of the matter is, to me, RF is unique for it's contrib avatars and the atmosphere of talking about trucks and joking around. That's what makes this place unique to me. There's people who become a contrib just for the large avatar, myself included in the beginning. Look at how many abuse that...let their membership expire, and keep the same nice big avatar. If you guys really wanted to keep this theme of smaller basic avatars for contribs, you better go in and edit everyones avatars that are remaining large. Admit it, it makes the site dirty and unorganized. Give them a week to change it, and if it's not changed, the mods and admin will change it for them or something. IDK...I'm thinking outloud.

Large avatars are not 'gay'. Are you 12?
hey i liked the large avatars too, but since i went with my mobile phone its a pain to wait on it to load. we still use a rather large avy even the new 144x168 is bigger than most places.

most places are 100x100 no matter who you are.

RF is still unique and will continue to be that way.
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hmm nice to hear from the real owner for once..

i see how you want the site now.
he wants it the same as we all do, stop with your silly comments and being a jerk about it.
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well social groups doesnt work for one

Should work, they were not touched.

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change is good

as long as it doesn't come out of my paycheck
Came out of Zabears :p

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ahhh i cant see any of the yellow user names in the white
Changed to black. Thanks for the heads up


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Is the photo of the truck on top going to change from time to time with different member's trucks? I'm not too keen on always seeing Zabeard's truck up there.
Good idea. I will get Zabeard on top of getting some pics together for us. We can get them rotating and providing the JS doesnt kill load times, we could run with it.

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Not sure I like the way the tabs are, like the "portal" and "forum home". I kinda liked the old tabs. BTW where did the search go? It may just take some getting used to, but I do like the layout and colors.
Thanks for the heads up. I sorted that out for you.

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i like it zach looks great! naturally you have your truck behind the logo lol
My fault. :(

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AHHHHHH I don't like it man! Lol where are peoples names on the right? And the thing you click at the top of the page to look at your active threads and posts is gone!!! AHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!
Active posts is back

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i dont see the ooption to switch back and forth between the new and old style
Bottom left. Has always been there.
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bottom left hand corner of every screen you can do it too.
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not bad zach, but a couple of things, the list of members viewing bar is horrible to read, its white, and the yellow of the contributors is impossible to read, also could you bring back the button where you can view your active threads, and threads i posted in?

Yea, brought back the My Posts feature.
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New layout blows.
Luckily for you, you can change it by going to the bottom left of your screen.

Oh, your attitude is the blow.

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and where is the damn search button?
Returned a while ago

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To me this is an Epic fail due to its almost exactly like RPS.. Zach u said u can change it back to the old style by going to the CP.. I see nothing about changin it back..
Bottom left you can opt for the old design.

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are we going to get our buyer/ seller feedback rating back? that was quite helpful actually
Returned.

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search is missing from the main tool bar. id like it back please. thank you.
Returned.

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I liked the old font in the upper left corner better. Its just the classic.
I agree, I am going to look into changing that. Thanks for the heads up!

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I hate this... to be honest reason why i loved RF was the dark background is there a way to have dark again?
Bottom left corner you can change themes.

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Thats cause this new setup blows.
Hi, thats twice in 1 thread with your awesome attitude. This is likely why you are no longer a mod.

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get us back to the old format of avatar above post.
May or may not happen. Change one change all type deal here.

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so its "I am the admin deal or leave" wow.. great.. so the point of having members and listening to them is ???

I thought you where above that attitude beard..
I have read all 11 pages a few times, even taking the time to comment on almost every concern. There are a ton of people who like the new theme, rescan the thread perhaps.

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all i want is this option to go back to the old format that you claim to be possible, wich i cannot locate, nor can anybody else
Bottom left corner you can change themes.

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I am the first person to agree that change is good! The logo's and buttons and everything look much better! BUT!! like everybody else i think the avatar/sidebar thing out of whack is weetarded, and I cant handle this white screen, its killing my eyes.
I know you will get things sorted out but just wanted to add my opinion.
Over time more people will sort out their avatars and everything will re-align. I was happy to nuke everyone's avs but Zabeard said no.

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i just switched it back to the old style, much better... i got lost in the new style
Please explain so I can fix this for others.

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So I just switched it to the new version and it just seems confusing to me.
Why is it confusing? The buttons and links are essentially the same.

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I'm sorry, but I feel I must do this...
Awesome, it always takes 1, at least its a mod.

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I really don't like the attitude that the admin is having right now. I know you guys run the site and it's your show, but fact of the matter is, to me, RF is unique for it's contrib avatars and the atmosphere of talking about trucks and joking around.
What if you are the guy that pays the bills? Do I get a say then?

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That's what makes this place unique to me. There's people who become a contrib just for the large avatar, myself included in the beginning. Look at how many abuse that...let their membership expire, and keep the same nice big avatar. If you guys really wanted to keep this theme of smaller basic avatars for contribs, you better go in and edit everyones avatars that are remaining large. Admit it, it makes the site dirty and unorganized. Give them a week to change it, and if it's not changed, the mods and admin will change it for them or something. IDK...I'm thinking outloud.


Large avatars are not 'gay'. Are you 12?
No, i'm awesome.

Avatars will get sorted out. Soon as I am done replying to this thread.

In the future if you dislike something another staffer is doing, take it up in the mod lounge.

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hmm nice to hear from the real owner for once..

i see how you want the site now.
With a newly added skin and the option to revert to the old.

Sorry, I just get board of the same complaints and whining.

How do you know that I'm the new owner? LOL
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if you call the most bans this site has seen a great summer... lol
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even though i only have the 100X100 av, i like the big ones, they show me what truck the people i'm talking to have, and i'll be honest with you, i'll remember your car LONG before i remember you!
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its funny how all the old issues are forgotten so easily. crashing server, down RF for weekends, slow site respnse, no admin to contact... etc.
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Who in the heck is rick?
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yeah, who is dat?
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Should work, they were not touched.




Bottom left. Has always been there.

they worked this morning again like i stated

and NO they werent always there. they may have been on your screen but i spent the better part of a half hour scowering the site this afternoon trying to find it
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they worked this morning again like i stated

and NO they werent always there. they may have been on your screen but i spent the better part of a half hour scowering the site this afternoon trying to find it
Well, I cant explain it unless it was during some odd code change to production where you refreshed and it broke. Its fixed which is good.
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Who in the heck is rick?
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yeah, who is dat?
a person who is a huge part of RF. He is a great guy and keeps the site running to its best performance it can.
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