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Kranar
07-01-2008, 03:51 PM
What I am proposing is that any member of this forum find a vBulletin skin you think would be appropriate and nice for the forum. Then when a bunch of candidates are proposed, I'll create a secondary thread where you can all vote on which skins you like the most.

All you have to do is post a link to a vBulletin compatible skin. It doesn't have to be free, but it does have to be free for anyone to check it out. As a mandatory disclaimer, I reserve the final judgement on what skins will get picked.

Enjoy.

Clove
07-01-2008, 03:57 PM
Greenleaf... to keep the hippies happy.

http://www.sixteenohnine.com/projects/l/greenleaf.gif

Artyc...

http://vbskinworks.com/forum/?styleid=389

BackSlash... for you know who

http://vbskinworks.com/forum/index.php?styleid=257

Skeeter
07-01-2008, 04:05 PM
I've kinda grown fond of the one we have.

fallenSaint
07-01-2008, 04:07 PM
I change my vote


Dragon

http://vbskins.com/forums/index.php?styleid=107

CrystalTears
07-01-2008, 04:08 PM
Dragon

http://vbskins.com/forums/index.php?styleid=107

Knighthood

http://vbskins.com/forums/?styleid=18

Tisket
07-01-2008, 04:16 PM
I like the skins that are easy on my eyes. White backgrounds just make my eyes bloodshot. These aren't too harsh:

Not necessarily the shit brown look but just that its easier on my eyes than a flat white background: http://www.forum-lance.com/index.php?styleid=10

And this one because I like pink: http://www.forum-lance.com/index.php?styleid=18

Tisket
07-01-2008, 04:17 PM
oh, CT's brown "dragon" skin is way better as an example than my first link.

The Ponzzz
07-01-2008, 04:18 PM
Am I the only person that uses the BLIZZARD theme? I HATED the white theme and have been using Blizzard since the PC went vBullentin.

fallenSaint
07-01-2008, 04:18 PM
Dragon wins clearly due to name alone.

Gan
07-01-2008, 04:18 PM
I like Arctyc and Dragon so far.

CrystalTears
07-01-2008, 04:19 PM
Blizzard is too dark or I'd have been using it too.

The Ponzzz
07-01-2008, 04:20 PM
I wish it was black and not blue. I love dark. My eyes die when things are too bright.

Warriorbird
07-01-2008, 04:41 PM
Dragon's toppin my list.

SayGoodbye
07-01-2008, 04:50 PM
I like Dragon.

Martaigne
07-01-2008, 05:25 PM
Dragon

http://vbskins.com/forums/index.php?styleid=107


LURV. That is all.

The Ponzzz
07-01-2008, 05:31 PM
I personally like Blackhead.

Danical
07-01-2008, 05:42 PM
Blackhead?

I'm with Mario. I like darker ones but Dragon is pretty easy on the eyes so far.

Gan
07-01-2008, 05:49 PM
No one else likes Arctyc. :(

http://vbskinworks.com/forum/?styleid=389

fallenSaint
07-01-2008, 05:52 PM
I liked the basic theme of Arctyc but the stuff seems oversized in general when I look at it.

Kranar
07-01-2008, 05:55 PM
Enjoy Dragon.

Tisket
07-01-2008, 06:00 PM
Outstanding.

Stanley Burrell
07-01-2008, 06:01 PM
I liked the old BB deep blue default get-up. That was nice.

Stanley Burrell
07-01-2008, 06:02 PM
I liked the old BB deep blue default get-up. That was nice.

Bring back "Mood" and Member Gallery photo uploads. I can write some of the link tags, if you want.

Edited: Is it still too early to ask for flash animation swv signatures? What if you could disable sound + certain amount of size. And have it limited in people signature preferences as an additional "Yes/No" target button.

Tisket
07-01-2008, 06:04 PM
To further abuse Kranar's good will how about bringing back the photo gallery and updating the calendar so it shows years more recent than 2007? Or should we just shut up and enjoy the new skin?

Gan
07-01-2008, 07:21 PM
Dragon... sweet.

Here's more that I like.

Perwira
http://vbskins.com/forums/index.php?styleid=162

Merhitam
http://vbskins.com/forums/index.php?styleid=156

Woody (for the name :lol: )
http://vbskins.com/forums/index.php?styleid=143

PSP
http://vbskins.com/forums/?styleid=79

Gorgome
http://vbskins.com/forums/?styleid=61

Futura
http://vbskins.com/forums/?styleid=60

SpaceVision
http://vbskins.com/forums/index.php?styleid=42W

Merkia
http://vbskins.com/forums/index.php?styleid=34

CrystalTears
07-01-2008, 07:44 PM
Enjoy Dragon.
:heart:!!!

Gan
07-01-2008, 08:09 PM
I have a dragon complaint.

Actual screen to type and read is smaller. :(

Warriorbird
07-01-2008, 08:11 PM
I kinda dig Merkia too.

Back
07-01-2008, 08:27 PM
Kartel

http://vbskinworks.com/forum/index.php?styleid=338

OGENzen

http://vbskinworks.com/forum/index.php?styleid=319

Voodoo

http://vbskinworks.com/forum/index.php?styleid=323

Ocean Zero

http://vbskins.com/forums/?styleid=31

Radio

http://vbskins.com/forums/?styleid=168

Future Vision

http://vbskins.com/forums/?styleid=7 (http://vbskins.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3472)

Kranar
07-01-2008, 08:29 PM
I added Gorgome.

Since pretty much all of the recommendations I'm seeing from you are free, I'll likely just be adding a ton of them over the next couple of days. The more support I see for one the more likely it will be added sooner.

Tisket
07-01-2008, 08:32 PM
I added Gorgome.

Since pretty much all of the recommendations I'm seeing from you are free, I'll likely just be adding a ton of them over the next couple of days. The more support I see for one the more likely it will be added sooner.

Pink is free!

http://www.forum-lance.com/index.php?styleid=18

That way I can switch it up when I feel the need for something frilly and girly.

Gan
07-01-2008, 08:39 PM
Free is good. :)

Latrinsorm
07-01-2008, 09:27 PM
I like pink too, but it's because I'm so manly and testosterone-swollen. Yeah, that's the ticket.

Sean of the Thread
07-01-2008, 09:29 PM
I'm rather happy with what we're rolling with.

Easy on my scarred retinas.

Back
07-02-2008, 12:07 AM
I'm rather happy with what we're rolling with.

Easy on my scarred retinas.

Same here. White text on black fries my eyes.



Kranar, are you upgrading or sticking to 3.6.0?

The vbSkins site is pretty awesome over all.

Selera

http://vbskins.com/forums/index.php?styleid=216

Primeira (for the football fans)

http://vbskins.com/forums/index.php?styleid=158

Tamingsari

http://vbskins.com/forums/index.php?styleid=177

Snapp
07-02-2008, 12:22 AM
Dragon... sweet.

Here's more that I like.

Perwira
http://vbskins.com/forums/index.php?styleid=162

Love this one.

And pink of course.

Gan
07-02-2008, 12:40 AM
I wish the new skins werent fixed so narrow. :(

Back
07-02-2008, 12:43 AM
I wish the new skins werent fixed so narrow. :(

Yep. Thats whats great about the default skin. Most of the skins Iíve picked are 100% width.

Drayal
07-02-2008, 12:45 AM
i kinda daren't say I like it as it is.

Gan
07-02-2008, 12:45 AM
Here's another source. More difficult to look through.

http://www.phpbbhacks.com/templates.php

Cyan Glass2 template
http://demo.doublejweb.net/index.php?st=5

GuildWars Alliance template
http://www.gamexe.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5

Halo2 Template
http://www.phpbbhacks.com/demos/5838.jpg

Illusion Template
http://www.phpbbhacks.com/templatesdemo/index.php?s=123

Last Crusade Template (LOL)
http://www.phpbbhacks.com/templatesdemo/index.php?s=49

Legend Template *** This one is COOL!
http://www.phpbbhacks.com/templatesdemo/index.php?s=126 (http://www.phpbbhacks.com/templatesdemo/index.php?s=126)

Marble Template
http://www.phpbbhacks.com/templatesdemo/index.php?s=129

Quiddich Template (Harry Potter theme)
http://www.phpbbhacks.com/templatesdemo/index.php?s=60

SG-1 Template
http://www.phpbbhacks.com/templatesdemo/index.php?s=200

Solaris Template
http://www.jakob-persson.com/styles_demo/index.php?s=8

Space Pilot 3K Template
http://www.jakob-persson.com/styles_demo/index.php?s=9

The Eighties Template
http://www.phpbbhacks.com/templatesdemo/index.php?s=209

Torre Nera (Dark Tower/Stephen King) this one has alot of junk with it.
http://www.pokerband.altervista.org/phpBB2/

VereorLCARS Template (Star Trek!)
http://www.phpbbhacks.com/templatesdemo/index.php?s=82

WOW Alliance Template
http://www.freestylexl.com/demo/index.php?style=wow_alliance

Another WOW Template
http://phpbb2.wowcr.net/

X-Men Template
http://www.phpbbhacks.com/templatesdemo/index.php?s=86

Zero Space Template (nice one)
http://www.phpbbhacks.com/templatesdemo/index.php?s=213

Gan
07-02-2008, 01:26 AM
Another link with some cool skins.

http://www.websys.co.in/design_forum_skins2.htm

CrystalTears
07-02-2008, 08:08 AM
Artyc...

http://vbskinworks.com/forum/?styleid=389

I'm voting for this one next.

longshot
07-02-2008, 12:02 PM
Kartel

http://vbskinworks.com/forum/index.php?styleid=338

OGENzen

http://vbskinworks.com/forum/index.php?styleid=319

Voodoo

http://vbskinworks.com/forum/index.php?styleid=323

Ocean Zero

http://vbskins.com/forums/?styleid=31

Radio

http://vbskins.com/forums/?styleid=168

Future Vision

http://vbskins.com/forums/?styleid=7 (http://vbskins.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3472)

Are those ones that suck, and that you don't want to see?

Or are those ones that you're proposing?

I couldn't tell...

CrystalTears
07-02-2008, 12:04 PM
Ocean Zero isn't too bad. The others are awful. Radio is horrendous.

We need another one that's plain (no decorations or pics on the page) with different colored options.

diethx
07-02-2008, 07:50 PM
Merhitam
http://vbskins.com/forums/index.php?styleid=156


I really, really, really love this one.

edit: oh, and this one too:


Perwira
http://vbskins.com/forums/index.php?styleid=162

Gan
07-02-2008, 09:34 PM
Are those ones that suck, and that you don't want to see?

Or are those ones that you're proposing?

I couldn't tell...

hahahaha.

I wasnt going to say anything because I thought it was just my obvious bias for anything backlash. But yea, those sucked. (Voodoo was ok, but narrow)

Maybe he was just trying to be 'alternative'.

Back
07-03-2008, 12:54 AM
Are those ones that suck, and that you don't want to see?

Or are those ones that you're proposing?

I couldn't tell...

Because, of course, you have better suggestions.


Ocean Zero isn't too bad. The others are awful. Radio is horrendous.

We need another one that's plain (no decorations or pics on the page) with different colored options.

Thanks. Ocean Zero is awesome. vbSkins are awesome overall.

PS. And, free.

PPS. Dude. Radio is fab, baby.


hahahaha.

I wasnt going to say anything because I thought it was just my obvious bias for anything backlash. But yea, those sucked. (Voodoo was ok, but narrow)

Maybe he was just trying to be 'alternative'.

There are very few things I would ask Gan advice for. Web themes are not one of them.

Augie
07-03-2008, 04:15 AM
[/URL]
Tamingsari

[URL]http://vbskins.com/forums/index.php?styleid=177 (http://vbskins.com/forums/index.php?styleid=158)


I like this one.

DaCapn
07-22-2008, 01:21 PM
The current appearance of the forums is excellent.

I clicked on the last 30 links posted. None were as good as the current. There may have been about 3 that were okay. Almost all of them are either gaudy, are low contrast, or have distractingly loud colors. And text on a dark background is a pain in the ass to read (about half of them fell into this category) and reading is sort of a major component to a forum.

Xaerve
07-22-2008, 01:27 PM
yea, as long as we can keep the current one as an option I am happy.

Zarli
07-22-2008, 01:37 PM
Am I the only person that uses the BLIZZARD theme? I HATED the white theme and have been using Blizzard since the PC went vBullentin.

I use the blizzard too, I can't stand the white or light colored backgrounds. So far the Dragon and Knight one are my favorites of the ones posted, easy to read, even for lighter colors.

The Ponzzz
07-22-2008, 02:32 PM
Kranar, any chance we can get a darker one than Gorgome? Dragon is way too light colored for my liking and Gorgome, while nice, still doesn't hit as dark as I would like to go.

Kranar
07-22-2008, 02:35 PM
Which darker one would you prefer?

The Ponzzz
07-22-2008, 02:44 PM
I like Blackhead, but I'd ask the rest of them who prefer dark ones as well.

CrystalTears
07-22-2008, 02:47 PM
You keep on mentioning Blackhead but I don't think anyone knows WTF you're talking about.

The Ponzzz
07-22-2008, 02:51 PM
It's on the site...

http://vbskins.com/forums/index.php?styleid=208

You can see all the forum skins there, isn't that how all of you guys see what you like?

CrystalTears
07-22-2008, 02:53 PM
Ah. We had been posting the specific ones, just like you did.

That seems WAY too black for me, but for what it is, it's not bad. I'd probably go with http://vbskins.com/forums/index.php?styleid=170 instead.

Tisket
07-22-2008, 02:55 PM
I find white lettering on dark backgrounds hard on the peepers. I love my Dragon.

The Ponzzz
07-22-2008, 02:59 PM
TOO MUCH WHITE ON THAT ONE. I WILL DIE!

SayGoodbye
07-22-2008, 03:00 PM
I want that blackhead one.

Kranar
07-23-2008, 09:05 AM
I'll add Blackhead and the other one tonight.

CrystalTears
07-23-2008, 09:09 AM
w00t!

crb
07-23-2008, 09:11 AM
could just get a new logo, keep the current them, but change the colors on it to be less blue & white.

Drayal
07-23-2008, 09:47 AM
I'm loving Dragon.

Tisket
07-26-2008, 10:17 PM
I've got to say...I am enjoying Blacknight skin quite a bit. Almost as soothing on the eyes as Dragon.

The Ponzzz
07-26-2008, 10:31 PM
kranar, thanks for blackhead. If you want me to have your babies, let me know.

Snapp
07-26-2008, 10:36 PM
Blacknight is awesome. Thanx Kranar.

Gan
07-27-2008, 10:02 AM
Switching back to the default blue. Its the best thing on my eyes to date size, shade and color wise. :(

Zarli
07-27-2008, 10:59 AM
I really like some of those but the narrowness of them makes it too hard to read. However I'm using Blacknight now and though I wish it was just a tad darker I really like it so I'm sticking with it. Thanks for the new choices.