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Old 09-03-2013
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New Theme is now live.

Tons of members have expressed interest in a darker theme for the site, so that's exactly what we've been working on.

The new theme is now the default, but is by and large the same as the blue/white theme. All of the buttons and icons are designed to work with both themes interchangeably. Both themes will be supported in the future and with the exception of a few small visual details there should be virtually no difference between them other than the color, therefore if you prefer the blue/white theme then you are more than welcome to use it. It will have nothing more/less to offer than the new theme.

If you do not like this new theme we understand!
You have two options in this situation:
1. Change the layout selection at the bottom left of any page.
This option will change the theme to a non-default setting.
2. Quick Links> Edit Options> Forum Skin(at the very bottom)
This option will automatically change the theme to a non-default setting when you log in.

Quite a few hours have been put into this theme and getting it setup correctly and easy to read. That being said, there are still some loose ends to tie up. If you notice something that is not working correctly when it was working before....post it here.

If the new theme doesn't show up for you immediately then log out and log back in or clear your cache.

I'm really excited to break this news because I'm not very good at keeping secrets lol. I hope you guys will like it......



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DUDE YES!

now we need to somehow get more traffic
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Well, yes we do. We are trying to take steps in the right direction by listening to what people want. We all know a certain somebody in the past didn't listen to what members wanted. Of course that alone isn't going to magically make the site more active. With some time maybe we can fix what's been ruined though.

BTW I've been running the new theme for a few days now and it's much easier on the eyes imo. I really like it lol.
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Lookin sharp. Good work on it
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Pretty nice. How about a full line across the bottom of the post to separate it from the sig?
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Pretty nice. How about a full line across the bottom of the post to separate it from the sig?
Will look into it and see if it's a possibility.
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Well, yes we do. We are trying to take steps in the right direction by listening to what people want. We all know a certain somebody in the past didn't listen to what members wanted. Of course that alone isn't going to magically make the site more active. With some time maybe we can fix what's been ruined though.

BTW I've been running the new theme for a few days now and it's much easier on the eyes imo. I really like it lol.
yeah it'll definitely take some time but as long as current members remain active, it should be fine.

I agree with the eyes lol I'll be sure to try it out tomorrow at work.
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Also if you guys notice there is more info in the upper right of each member's posts. If you update you're profile via Edit Your Details you'll notice these are now required fields. The purpose is to get some background info mostly for new members who pop in to ask questions but don't have a signature to tell us about their truck.

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The new theme looks awesome! Looks like the site is heading back in the right direction
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Thanks, we are trying!
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We all know a certain somebody in the past didn't listen to what members wanted.
His name was Rick.
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His name was Rick.
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New theme looks great!
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finally!
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I like it!
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I like it!
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Interesting to have the username post banner thing across the top instead of the side. it
s certainly different. Nice to see something happening with the site, at least to just know someone still cares. I certainly haven't been helping traffic myself lately but hopefully it picks up again soon.
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I like the Changes......Under the Avatar Edit tab it still says 100x100 though?

Maybe an oversight....? and how come my avatar still is small compared to others? =(
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I like the Changes......Under the Avatar Edit tab it still says 100x100 though?

Maybe an oversight....? and how come my avatar still is small compared to others? =(
If you're a regular member, you're limited to 100x100. Contributors are allowed the larger avatar size.











btw, it looks much better at work.
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I like the Changes......Under the Avatar Edit tab it still says 100x100 though?

Maybe an oversight....? and how come my avatar still is small compared to others? =(
As Pedro said, you must be a site supporter to take advantage. Non-supporters have always been limited to a smaller avatar. I'd love to allow everyone to have the larger size but we've gotta have some special perks for people wanting to contribute.
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Thanks for the answer a little disappointing but oh well there is some progress.
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...btw, it looks much better at work.
Don't lie, you don't work.

Looks the same for me, I use my phone 99% of the time and can't surf while driving a city bus. People tend to get angry at the slightest t-bones....
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What? What happened?

Where am I?
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What? What happened?

Where am I?
Old man Taylor is lost and confused.
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Thanks for the answer a little disappointing but oh well there is some progress.
I understand the disappointment, however you can vew all the perks of being a supporter, including the larger avatars and no ads here: https://www.ranger-forums.com/subdetails.php

If you feel it's worth it that's great, if not no problem. We are glad you're here either way.

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Don't lie, you don't work.

Looks the same for me, I use my phone 99% of the time and can't surf while driving a city bus. People tend to get angry at the slightest t-bones....
The mobile theme is unchanged, but if you're not seeing the new theme when using the full layout then make sure to log out and log back in. It should do the trick. You can't miss the new colors lol.


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Old man Taylor is lost and confused.
What else is new right?!
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No ads? I'm still seeing some with ad block plus and supporter status.

Are some ads here to stay?
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