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Poll: New Forum Default Skin (102 member(s) have cast votes)

Which skin do you like best?

  1. Graphite (16 votes [15.69%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.69%

  2. Velvet (17 votes [16.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.67%

  3. Chameleon (5 votes [4.90%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.90%

  4. Deflection (24 votes [23.53%])

    Percentage of vote: 23.53%

  5. Thoreau (8 votes [7.84%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.84%

  6. Thoreau: Dark (32 votes [31.37%])

    Percentage of vote: 31.37%

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#1 Neh

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Posted September 13 2010 - 01:12 PM

We've recently upgraded our forum software, and it has a good number of very handy new features. The problem though, is that our skin, IP-Duo, is incompatible with nearly all of them! So for the last few days we've been toiling over a new, up to date skin to use for everyone, and have come up with the following options:

We believe that everyone should find something they like in this list, so click the links, check them out for a bit, and post your votes! The sooner we have a definitive answer, the sooner we can all enjoy the new skin!

Edit: Note that Graphite is currently installed to the forums, and can be selected via the drop-down menu at the bottom of the page, or by clicking This Link. To go back to IP-Duo, click here or use the dropdown.

#2 Action Hank

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Posted September 13 2010 - 01:17 PM

I personally like Velvet. It's fairly similar to the skin we have in place.
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#3 William Dogood

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Posted September 13 2010 - 01:28 PM

Graphite, Deflection, and Thoreau Dark all look good to me. I voted for Thoreau Dark though.

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#4 Mahbonk

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Posted September 13 2010 - 01:28 PM

I really like Velvet :)

It's a shame Chameleon is terrible :(
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#5 kingcaustic

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Posted September 13 2010 - 01:32 PM

Thoreau Dark for me. Simple, tidy and the easiest to read.
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#6 Smyther

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Posted September 13 2010 - 01:36 PM

I'm gonna have to say Velvet, Deflection or Thoreau: Dark. I really like Velvet's banners, but I like Deflection & Thoreau's topic icons. I really don't like the banner down the side of Graphite. Chameleon's harsh black-on-white contrast hurts my eyes. However, Thoreau: Dark and Deflection remind me of other forums that seemed to be trying to hard to be cool. So Velvet it is (even if it does remind me of the rather clinical Ubuntu forums).
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#7 Kingdom's Sword

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Posted September 13 2010 - 01:41 PM

well, out of all the skins, I like Velvet the most. a bunch of the other skins are way too dark for my blood, and Velvet is as close as we can get to this skin.

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#8 Lightning

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Posted September 13 2010 - 01:43 PM

Deflection is nice

#9 Goombac

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Posted September 13 2010 - 01:57 PM

Graphite and Thoreau Dark for me. Although I voted for Thoreau Dark.

#10 Neh

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Posted September 13 2010 - 01:59 PM

Graphite is currently installed on the forum if you want to try it here.
instructions in the first post.

#11 SirKillingston

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Posted September 13 2010 - 02:02 PM

I like me some Deflection.
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#12 kingddd

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Posted September 13 2010 - 02:03 PM

Thoreau: Dark

seems more readable in my perspective. I don't like the default. The colours are too bright and it irritates my eyes.

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#13 QuaintHazard

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Posted September 13 2010 - 02:03 PM

I don't want to be bitching here, but please no Velvet, oh god. D=
Deflection plox.

Graphite actually doesn't seem that bad at all though.
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#14 Simsmagic

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Posted September 13 2010 - 02:07 PM

Deflection is nice.

#15 strangemodule

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Posted September 13 2010 - 02:16 PM

Deflection is my fave. I love how the font just pops!
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#16 Smyther

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Posted September 13 2010 - 02:19 PM

Actually, I tried Graphite on the forums, and whilst I still hate that banner down the left and the top banner is too small, I do love the darker background. I don't like the smilies on Graphite and Deflection and Deflection has that same clinical feel as Ubuntu that doesn't suit nom. :/

So I'm changing my vote back to my first thought: Thoreau: Dark

EDIT: Didn't mention that I think it's really important that the skin lets you tell one post from another really easilly, which IP-duo does and Graphite doesn't.
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#17 Edel

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Posted September 13 2010 - 02:38 PM

Thoreau: Dark all the way.. Just seems alot easier to read than the others.

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#18 ChibiFlakes25

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Posted September 13 2010 - 02:43 PM

Thoreau looks nice, but I kinda like Chameleon more.
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#19 Gadgeteer

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Posted September 13 2010 - 02:55 PM

I was split between the two Thoreaus. I went with the regular Thoreau because I thought it would be easier to read and I'm partial to blue.
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#20 Gemini.exe

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Posted September 13 2010 - 03:01 PM

Graphite.

I'm a dark lover, gotta stay in my natural habitat :D


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