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Title: New Themes? Wow, Thanks!
Post by: YingJanshi on 09 July 2015, 18:25:19
I don't know when they went up, but the new Faction themes for the Forum...wow! They look awesome. Especially the Capellan one! ;D


Just want to say thanks to whomever did these. :) O0
Title: Re: New Themes? Wow, Thanks!
Post by: Empyrus on 11 July 2015, 18:00:09
Oh, this is neat.
Too bad there's no Steiner theme, though perhaps it is on the way?
Title: Re: New Themes? Wow, Thanks!
Post by: Brother Jim on 11 July 2015, 19:43:49
Thanks!!
I switched from the default to the Republic theme, the others were just too bright for comfort.
Title: Re: New Themes? Wow, Thanks!
Post by: hive_angel on 14 July 2015, 08:21:15
How do you change the theme?

Posted in here to avoid duplciate thread and lashing about posting duplicate thread.
Title: Re: New Themes? Wow, Thanks!
Post by: cavingjan on 14 July 2015, 08:43:31
Profile
Modify profile
Look and layout
Title: Re: New Themes? Wow, Thanks!
Post by: JadeHellbringer on 14 July 2015, 19:32:47
Take a gander at GhostBear's signature before you look though, because it'll make one of his quotes in there make a lot more sense.  ;D
Title: Re: New Themes? Wow, Thanks!
Post by: Caedis Animus on 15 July 2015, 12:47:02
The lack of a Steiner setup is depressing. Any word on when one might come?
Title: Re: New Themes? Wow, Thanks!
Post by: YingJanshi on 15 July 2015, 13:09:55
The lack of a Steiner setup is depressing. Any word on when one might come?

Unless things change dramatically, I think you'll need either a Falcon or Wolf one...
Title: Re: New Themes? Wow, Thanks!
Post by: Caedis Animus on 16 July 2015, 00:43:45
If the Lyran Commonwealth/Lyran Alliance falls, I'm pretty much ignoring canon past 3145 aside from 'mechs. So having a Lyran Theme is still appreciated.
Title: Re: New Themes? Wow, Thanks!
Post by: David CGB on 16 July 2015, 01:27:09
Unless things change dramatically, I think you'll need either a Falcon or Wolf one...
cough Ghost Bear cough
Title: Re: New Themes? Wow, Thanks!
Post by: pixelgeek on 22 July 2015, 14:05:59
Some of the themes are styled in such a way that the CAPTCHAs are unreadable. The Republic theme for instance. I've had to switch back to a lighter theme until I have posted my ten messages
Title: Re: New Themes? Wow, Thanks!
Post by: ArcaneRaven on 09 August 2015, 05:20:44
I want to say thank you to the Admins who made us these awesome themes!  O0

I switched from Default to Hegemony, because it is visually very appealing.  :)

As I am one of those greedy fans I just have to ask if there are more themes to come.  [drool]
Title: Re: New Themes? Wow, Thanks!
Post by: Caedis Animus on 09 August 2015, 05:36:19
Whoo, Lyran theme is up and I have applied it. I like it.
Title: Re: New Themes? Wow, Thanks!
Post by: Flieger on 09 August 2015, 13:11:33
I am not a fan of the blue Mech silhouette blocking the Steiner Fist though...
Title: Re: New Themes? Wow, Thanks!
Post by: Caedis Animus on 10 August 2015, 00:33:24
I can understand that. But eh, I'm ignoring that as best I can.
Title: Re: New Themes? Wow, Thanks!
Post by: Flieger on 10 August 2015, 12:12:34
I would assume it is an oversight, considering all the other houses do not have this mech blocking their symbol.
I hope this will be changed.
Title: Re: New Themes? Wow, Thanks!
Post by: Knightmare on 10 August 2015, 13:05:18
I would assume it is an oversight.

Nope, not an oversight. 
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Post by: Flieger on 10 August 2015, 14:22:37
In that case, if I may be so bold, I suggest changing it.

Btw., why the Lyran Regulars?
Title: Re: New Themes? Wow, Thanks!
Post by: Mech42ace on 10 August 2015, 14:27:42
Currently have the Kurita theme setup, pretty cool thanks!  :o
Think I'm gonna have to find a new forum avatar....
Title: Re: New Themes? Wow, Thanks!
Post by: Knightmare on 10 August 2015, 14:33:21
Btw., why the Lyran Regulars?

Outside of the official forum theme, the faction-specific themes were created with honest-to-goodness volunteerism. Any design decisions made were likely determined under the "just because" heading, and unlikely to see modification unless time & energy permits.

Title: Re: New Themes? Wow, Thanks!
Post by: Flieger on 10 August 2015, 14:39:37
Ok. I was not complaining about the Regulars, just wondering.
Title: Re: New Themes? Wow, Thanks!
Post by: YingJanshi on 10 August 2015, 18:36:47
I am not a fan of the blue Mech silhouette blocking the Steiner Fist though...

The Liao one is the same way. (None of the others are though.) Seems like an "oops" to me.
Title: Re: New Themes? Wow, Thanks!
Post by: Flieger on 10 August 2015, 20:11:41
You are right, Liao also has it. It looks a bit better than the Steiner-version, but in both cases I'd recommend deleting the mech's silhouette. It would surely look better without it.
However Knightmare said it is intentional. Sadly so.
Title: Re: New Themes? Wow, Thanks!
Post by: cavingjan on 10 August 2015, 20:47:24
The battlemaster is the brand logo at the moment. Liao was one of the first themes done.
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Post by: Knightmare on 11 August 2015, 09:15:58
Ok. I was not complaining about the Regulars, just wondering.

No worries, I was just telling you why the themes are the way they are. BT is very volunteer driven. Typically, if you see something that needs work or improvement it's up to volunteers to make the change.
Title: Re: New Themes? Wow, Thanks!
Post by: pheonixstorm on 11 August 2015, 21:46:46
And here I thought all your "volunteer" work was done by Herb's cats.

I did try out the Republic theme for a few days and it looks good but in the end went back to the default.
Title: Re: New Themes? Wow, Thanks!
Post by: Deathknight69 on 03 January 2016, 19:10:02
Hey All, Where can I find the Republic theme? I kinda liked it but went with the default anyway. That was a while ago though. As I'm focusing on 3145 now, I'd love to see and be able to use the RoTS theme again. Any chances of this happening ?? ??
Title: Re: New Themes? Wow, Thanks!
Post by: Knightmare on 03 January 2016, 20:48:57
Still available under Look and Layout in your profile settings.
Title: Re: New Themes? Wow, Thanks!
Post by: Empyrus on 30 January 2016, 13:21:24
Where did the Republic of the Sphere vanish?
I had it but when i just opened the site, this defaulted to a normal Battletech profile (the one with quick skin options in upper right corner).

EDIT Too bad there's no theme with dark background, would be easier on the eyes that the forum default :/
Title: Re: New Themes? Wow, Thanks!
Post by: Knightmare on 30 January 2016, 13:36:46
I direct your attention to this announcement: http://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php?topic=50953.msg1175660#new

We'll have it up and running as soon a possible. Just for future reference, if you ever notice a major forum change I suggest checking the announcements section. Usually has the skinny on what's cooking.  O0
Title: Re: New Themes? Wow, Thanks!
Post by: Empyrus on 30 January 2016, 14:16:13
Oh, i missed that. Obviously.
Didn't occur to check BattleTech news section...
Title: Re: New Themes? Wow, Thanks!
Post by: Knightmare on 30 January 2016, 16:04:36
Yup, temporary loss of a theme is news worthy.  O0
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Post by: Firesprocket on 30 January 2016, 20:58:44
So is there something about the changes that doesn't jive with Firefox?  Since last night my AV is going berserk on any page on the forums.  I attached jpg for of view of what I'm viewing on my end.