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  • SarapisSarapis Member, Administrator Posts: 3,398 Achaean staff
    You guys just need better bosses. ;)

    OceanaCinya
  • RakonRakon Member Posts: 267 ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    edited October 2012
    I'd ask if you/IRE are hiring... but I just got myself marked as an official forum troll.
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  • DelphinusDelphinus Member Posts: 896 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    edited October 2012
    I like the new skin. The old one felt very, ah, "work in progress," while this is more reflective of the forum's purpose and the game as a whole. The siren with pasties might be a bit much.

    If nothing else, there's View -> Page Style -> No Style. It's not terribly convenient, but it's passably work-safe.
  • MelodieMelodie Port Saint Lucie, FloridaMember Posts: 4,934 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    edited October 2012
    I have no bosses to answer to, per se, but when you're working in a public school full of middle schoolers, our current background tends to grab their eyes!

    Explaining MUDs (and sirens with pasties) to 11-14 year olds is awkward.
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    "You have had an extraordinary adventure, my dear. Extraordinary! One that few people could ever imagine. Treasure it. Keep it safe and secure, tucked away in some special place in your heart. 

    But... don't spend the rest of your days chasing a ghost."
  • SarapisSarapis Member, Administrator Posts: 3,398 Achaean staff
    Was this not a problem on the last version of the forums? (www.achaea.com/forum)
  • IdelisaIdelisa Member Posts: 385 ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    Rakon said:
    How' about a darker theme that's not so eye-grabbing 'HEY YOU'RE NOT WORKING!' style. (Such as the huge Achaea banner up top currently is. 
    At my work it's actually the darkness at all that catches attention.  The white blended right in with everything.  And yes, @Serapis, I do need a better boss.  Mine won't even let me play Achaea at work.  Such unbearable working conditions.
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    AnaidianaOceana
  • MelodieMelodie Port Saint Lucie, FloridaMember Posts: 4,934 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Sarapis said:

    Was this not a problem on the last version of the forums? (www.achaea.com/forum)

    Only recently had access to anything online at work (they really screw subs in terms of being able to use any wireless/school computers), so not had the problem myself.

    "You have had an extraordinary adventure, my dear. Extraordinary! One that few people could ever imagine. Treasure it. Keep it safe and secure, tucked away in some special place in your heart. 

    But... don't spend the rest of your days chasing a ghost."
  • IdelisaIdelisa Member Posts: 385 ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    Sarapis said:
    Was this not a problem on the last version of the forums? (www.achaea.com/forum)
    I never bothered with the old forums for that reason.
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    Oceana
  • SarapisSarapis Member, Administrator Posts: 3,398 Achaean staff
    Well, I think we're probably going to stick with the darker background (sorry Idelisa!) but I can take the Siren off and see what I can do about a background that's a little less in-your-face fantasy. We're sort of limited here insofar as we don't have a lot of art that looks this good.
    Jiraishin
  • IdelisaIdelisa Member Posts: 385 ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    It still looks great, regardless!  Keep up the good work. :)
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  • SarapisSarapis Member, Administrator Posts: 3,398 Achaean staff
    Thanks. Not sure what I'll be able to do, but there'll be less pasties (actually, have a version of the Siren with slightly...slightly...more modest clothing that I just found out about).

  • JiraishinJiraishin trapped in a thawing block of iceMember Posts: 1,578 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Don't mind a dark theme, but would really appreciate something a bit less loud.
    Also, while many people have mentioned the siren, I'm not sure anyone mentioned her tsol'aa sister on the left. Her face is entirely blocked out by the logo, but that banner covers her chest in a rather awkward way, and it's a rather awkwardly uncovered chest.
    ________________________
    The soul of Ashmond says, "Always with the sniping."
    IdelisaOceanaBonko
  • SarapisSarapis Member, Administrator Posts: 3,398 Achaean staff
    @Jiraishin How blocked her face is depends on your browser width. I see her face, for instance but I'm on 1900px wide.
    Delphinus
  • AlysseaAlyssea Member Posts: 417 ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    What happened to page 3...? All I get is the "Leave a Comment" box.
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    Bonko
  • SenaSena Member Posts: 3,954 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Alyssea said:
    What happened to page 3...? All I get is the "Leave a Comment" box.
    Same for me.
    Bonko
  • AnaidianaAnaidiana Member Posts: 826 @ - Epic Achaean
    edited October 2012
    Melodie said:
    I have no bosses to answer to, per se, but when you're working in a public school full of middle schoolers, our current background tends to grab their eyes! Explaining MUDs (and sirens with pasties) to 11-14 year olds is awkward.
    you're not supposed to play at work! (at least, the sub service I work for is like, 'IF YOU TOUCH A COMPUTER, YOU'RE FIRED). This is awkward when the teacher leaves a movie for the smartboard, but whatever. I do the job I'm asked to do. 

    edit: Saw @melodie's more recent comment down below. Grats for getting access! My sub service still sucks :(


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  • MelodieMelodie Port Saint Lucie, FloridaMember Posts: 4,934 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Didn't really get access. The home ec teacher I sub for a lot just likes me and gave me her login/pass. *cackle*

    Thus Melodie escaped being in trouble with Human HR.
    "You have had an extraordinary adventure, my dear. Extraordinary! One that few people could ever imagine. Treasure it. Keep it safe and secure, tucked away in some special place in your heart. 

    But... don't spend the rest of your days chasing a ghost."
    Anaidiana
  • AnaidianaAnaidiana Member Posts: 826 @ - Epic Achaean
    Back OT - I like the new skin in terms of colours/breaking up the white. I also only keep windows at half-width for ease of multi-tasking so siren-pastie-chick isn't too visible for me. (I had to go looking for her). 

    +1 to the team, and thank you :) <3




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  • AlysseaAlyssea Member Posts: 417 ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    I preferred the plain white, but taking away the Tsol'aa and/or Siren would be an improvement, at least.
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    Bonko
  • DelphinusDelphinus Member Posts: 896 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    For those who really don't want to see a fantasy header on a fantasy forum, I recommend AdBlock Plus.

    Right click -> Adblock Plus: Block Image -> Custom: http://www.achaea.com/sites/all/themes/achaea/images/group-banner-faded.jpg
    NemutaurZeonTukio
  • TarkanianTarkanian Member Posts: 254 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished

    the forum takes a bit longer to load for me since the new skin arrived... otherwise, it's great.

    would appreciate a forum-specific option to keep it the skin white, though. maybe NSFW for me, depends on how fast I alt-tab, I guess.

  • SarapisSarapis Member, Administrator Posts: 3,398 Achaean staff
    @Tarkanian No such option is possible sadly. Vanilla forums doesn't believe in giving users the ability to change skins. I disagree with them but nothing I can do about it.
  • TarkanianTarkanian Member Posts: 254 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    either way, great work as always, @Sarapis! i'll just have to kill my boss.
    Corbeaux
  • JiraishinJiraishin trapped in a thawing block of iceMember Posts: 1,578 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    This is almost certainly a stupid question, but is there a way to block the skin without installing something?
    ________________________
    The soul of Ashmond says, "Always with the sniping."
    Bonko
  • DelphinusDelphinus Member Posts: 896 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    @Jiraishin: I would recommend putting Portable Firefox on a flash drive, and attaching AdBlock Plus to that.
  • JiraishinJiraishin trapped in a thawing block of iceMember Posts: 1,578 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Does that mean no?
    ________________________
    The soul of Ashmond says, "Always with the sniping."
    Bonko
  • SenaSena Member Posts: 3,954 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Is setting your browser to not load images automatically an option?
  • DelphinusDelphinus Member Posts: 896 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    @Jiraishin: It means that I'm not sure what you mean by "install," since I'm talking about a plugin for a stand-alone program.
  • JiraishinJiraishin trapped in a thawing block of iceMember Posts: 1,578 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    When I clicked the button for AdBlock Plus, it required permission to install software on my computer.
    ________________________
    The soul of Ashmond says, "Always with the sniping."
    Bonko
  • DanithDanith Member Posts: 26 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Sarapis said:
    @Tarkanian No such option is possible sadly. Vanilla forums doesn't believe in giving users the ability to change skins. I disagree with them but nothing I can do about it.
    You probably should have expected something like that from a software called Vanilla.
    Sherazad
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