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  1. backsidetailsli macrumors 65816

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    i think that the site could use a new look. i think it looks very "PC" as appose to mac. just a little blah..
    do you think they would ever consider revising the look maybe give it a little aqua etc.
     
  2. psychofreak Retired

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    http://looprumors.com/ did this. I never visited again.
     
  3. arn macrumors god

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    We've considered a new look.... but haven't got around to it yet.

    arn
     
  4. angelneo macrumors 68000

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    Maybe you can hold a contest since there are quite a number of designers around here. Don't let that go to waste :p
     
  5. MacNut macrumors Core

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    The problem is finding something that pleases everyone and not making it look to busy.
     
  6. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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  7. mac-convert macrumors 6502a

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    Agree MJ - I landed here one day and like the look - nice and clean - then I stuck around and liked the forum even better!
     
  8. elppa macrumors 68040

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    MacRumors look is timeless.

    It's pretty much stayed the same for as long as I can remember.
     
  9. wmmk macrumors 68020

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    I recently used an aqua theme for MR in FF, but got fed up with a few bugs in it, switched back to safari and the normal theme, and I've gotta say, I just love it. so clear. I suppose aqua-ish could be ok if done well, but only if done VERY, VERY well.....
     
  10. OutThere macrumors 603

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    There was a complete Aqua-pinstripes theme on the forums a few years back. It was decent (a lot better than the purply default theme), and I got pretty used to it. Quite shocking to change to the current look.

    I wouldn't mind some changes, but it's all the same in the long run.
     
  11. bigandy macrumors G3

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    on the forums, i followed this post, and it looks fantastic.

    followed instructions in that thread to attempt to get it working in Safari, but it never worked for me. now i use ABP, the del.icio.us bookmark plugin and others i can't do without - so Firefox is the one.

    but this theme is cool:

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  12. Sirus The Virus macrumors 6502a

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    I'm content with the look. So what if it's a tad bland. It wouldn't be the same to me if it was changed.
     
  13. ero87 macrumors 65816

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    how profound :rolleyes:
     
  14. ezekielrage_99 macrumors 68040

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    Don't change it, it's functional, it's simple and it works.

    Just like a Mac;)
     
  15. tominated macrumors 68000

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    why don't you offer different themes, maybe make a sticky post and use it so people can post themes for the mods to put in for vBulletin
     
  16. solvs macrumors 603

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    Looks ok to me, but if you do some minor changes, that'd be fine too. Not really that big of a deal. Xlr8yourmac did some minor updates, asked how people liked it, was fine by us. MacCentral on the other hand pulled a TV Tome (bought out by CNet, masters of teh suk, now TV.com) and did a complete overhaul with no feedback, made you re-register from scratch, and then got all pissy if you complained. Needless to say, I don't go to either of those anymore than I have to.

    Last time you guys did a change you talked with us, and believe me, it was appreciated.
     
  17. skoker macrumors 68000

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    Could we have like a contest? Obviously, you couldn't have people design directly into themes, but you could have people come up with a HTML-based theme, ZIP it into a file, post it, arn could post the HTML files on the site (similar to the advertisement gallery), set up a poll(s), and whoever wins gets their theme as the new MR theme, subject to administrative approval.
     
  18. adk macrumors 68000

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    I like the simplicity of the way this forum looks. My only idea, and it's probably not a good one: perhaps make this site look like an updated (OSX) version of the Macintosh Garden?
     
  19. eXan macrumors 601

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    LoopRumors looks aweful! So cluttered! :eek:
     
  20. eluk macrumors 6502a

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    I'd agree with that. Here it is a case of less is more.
     
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  22. eva01 macrumors 601

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    Yeah i was looking at those and was wondering why they are there because they just don't look right.

    They attract a lot of attention at least for me and i have never used those icions on any forum i have been to.

    However other people may use it for reasons.
     
  23. arn macrumors god

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    a sideeffect of some of the server changes.

    I'll look into it.

    arn
     
  24. MacNut macrumors Core

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    I guess it has a usefulness Im just not sure what it would be.
     
  25. imacintel macrumors 68000

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    I really have to agree with you, eva01They do attract attention to me, and they honestly make using MacRumors.com a bit less "pleasurable" :D
     

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