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    Thanks so much for creating the "Dark" forum layout. It is so much easier on these tired old peepers.
    "I am a Ford, not a Lincoln."

    Gerald R. Ford

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    Thank Skwerl. She has been kind enough to offer her services to tidy up the place a bit.
    The image file limits have been reset. We have over-limit warnings for the past 3 months and I've had to lower the image file limits. Upper limits now are 100,000 when we have some images that exceed 5,000,000. I know I've mentioned many times before, but it is very important to downsize images - doesn't matter if they are hosted elsewhere or here. I've set the pixels for no more than 1000 across the longest side, so if you resize to that all should be well. (The new limits are larger than what I typically use, and my images turn out just fine, so I know it shouldn't be a problem)

    Thank you for your understanding.

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    • #3
      You're welcome.
      The dark skin is on of VB's standard skins.
      I've created a light blue one, similar to the one at swiftys Tapatalk, and added it to the choices.



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      • #4
        I had been using the default skin until you mentioned the new one you've created. Now I'm using that. MUCH better. Love the diorama banner at the top, Skwerl!

        Feels more like the old Swifty's, especially since TT messed up the skin at the old place.
        Bert sez...
        "Wanna sell more?
        MAKE IT 1/64!!!"

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        • #5
          Thanks. The light blue needs a bit of tweaking for smaller screens.
          I’m using the dark skin, it makes my eyes happy.
          The diorama was lifted from swiftysgarage. I can’t remember who made it.

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          • #6
            And today I see that avatars have been optimized. Looks like the DG crew is hard at work. WTG, people. It's feeling more like home all the time!
            Bert sez...
            "Wanna sell more?
            MAKE IT 1/64!!!"

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Skwerl View Post
              Thanks. The light blue needs a bit of tweaking for smaller screens.
              I’m using the dark skin, it makes my eyes happy.
              The diorama was lifted from swiftysgarage. I can’t remember who made it.
              That will be great if you can tweak it some, I had noticed on the Swifty's style version there is like a 1 inch margin on each side, and my screen is only about 10 inches across anyway, however, it still seems to have the largest text (normal size), a good thing, compared to the gradient choice I was using, with the full screen width being used, but where the text is real small.

              If the margins are not something fixable, that is alright I still enjoy using the Swifty's style one anyway, and thanks for the great work bringing us features like this,
              Doug

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Skwerl View Post
                The diorama was lifted from swiftysgarage. I can’t remember who made it.
                DinoMom is the creator


                https://www.swiftysgarage.org/build-...ge-t57150.html


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                • #9
                  Thanks for the feedback Doug, I've reset the margins.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Skwerl View Post
                    Thanks for the feedback Doug, I've reset the margins.
                    Thanks Skwerl, That's perfect !
                    Doug

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                    • #11
                      It's funny how we each have our favorite backgrounds, and for different reasons.

                      I started with the default, but switched to the Swifty's because for me the colors are easiest on my eyes. I find the dark background to harsh with the contrast.

                      I see the top image/banner has changed for the Swifty's Light Blue background. I really liked that one. I liked the fact that it fit across almost the entire top of the screen. Was there a reason for the change? I see the Dark background still has the image.
                      Michael "Toyotageek"
                      Japanese Minicar Garage https://japaneseminicargarage.weebly.com/

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                      • #12
                        No reason, I just stuffed up somewhere along the line . I use the dark theme so hadn't noticed the image had changed. Thanks for the heads up

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by 69ch View Post
                          thanks.
                          I've also borrowed (stolen) some member images for the gradient and blueyellow skins.

                          I can't remember who the owners are, but I will credit them on the images when I find the originals again.
                          Or the owners can tell me to remove them if it's a problem.
                          They look pretty cool though

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                          • #14
                            I've brought some of the smilies over from swifty's. If there is any that you particularly want, that I haven't included, let me know
                            Last edited by Skwerl; 10-12-2019, 11:01 PM. Reason: dodging the spelling police

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                            • #15


                              Yay! Murdoch is back!

                              Thank you!
                              The image file limits have been reset. We have over-limit warnings for the past 3 months and I've had to lower the image file limits. Upper limits now are 100,000 when we have some images that exceed 5,000,000. I know I've mentioned many times before, but it is very important to downsize images - doesn't matter if they are hosted elsewhere or here. I've set the pixels for no more than 1000 across the longest side, so if you resize to that all should be well. (The new limits are larger than what I typically use, and my images turn out just fine, so I know it shouldn't be a problem)

                              Thank you for your understanding.

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