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I am so disgusted

  1. Nov 15, 2005 #1
    Everyone knew a new skin was coming, Everyone knew Greg had been working hard on it. When the new skin comes do people say wow, good job Greg. or wow, you must have worked for days. Does anyone even stop and think about his feelings? No just start trashing his hard work.
    Would it hurt you to show a little humanity? Before you answer that remember the member photos thread. Do you know how many lies Evo and Moonbear and others had to tell in that thread? As geek after geek after geek threw their goofy looking pictures up. "Ohh you're a hottie." "baby baby, I think adam's apples are so sexy." "My sleepy hollow is getting so hot and wet you Ichabod Crane lookalike" "We should start a PF men calendar"
    They did this because they are nice people and are obviously not afraid of going to Hell if it makes you feel good.
    I'm sure Greg isn't as fragile as that goofy looking guy with the zits, or the escapee from the Tora Tora Leper colony, (both of whom either had nice eyes or a great smile according to Tsu), but that doesn't mean you should attack him.
    I just hope that the next time you ask someone how your butt looks in your new pants they give you the same courtesy you've shown here today.
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  3. Nov 15, 2005 #2
    They're just feeling overwhelmed. A new PF skin is a major life change, like getting married or buying a new house or moving to Hawaii. There's even a term psychiatrists use to describe this, but I don't know what that term is.

    My advice to those afflicted with this condition (whatever it's called): use the new skin! You will overcome your fear and confusion. In a few hours you'll enjoy the new, same old PF and appreciate that it looks way cooler than that stagnant two-dimensional dauguerrotype that was the "classic" skin.

    PF rocks!!!
  4. Nov 15, 2005 #3
    i'll try the new skin some more. i remember when i saw it a few weeks ago.. glich? i didn't really like it then either. its very much not my style... but i'll see if i adjust. i remember when greg redid the forum before... like, he added a ton of forums and the home page had all this stuff and i was like woah woah woah... and i hated it. it doesn't bother me any more i guess. but i forget how it used to look. i think the fact that i don't have to keep the new skin will somewhat prevent me from getting used to it. but we'll see.
  5. Nov 15, 2005 #4
    and even though this skin isn't my cup of tea. I can admire the skill, talent and hard work that went into it.
  6. Nov 15, 2005 #5
    i agree. i didn't say "man, greg sucks, i hate him for changing the skin!" i just didn't like it, switched it back, and was fine. now i'm saying i'll give the new skin a chance... we'll see.
  7. Nov 15, 2005 #6


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    It took me by surprise at first, probably because it was unfamiliar and I'm happy with what I know! But I resisted the initial urge to take a step back to the old days, embraced the new technology, and it's growing on me!

    Give it 24 more hours and I daresay I'll consider it a vast improvement.
  8. Nov 15, 2005 #7
    it kinda hurts my eyes cause my screen is so bright. i dunno. it is growing on me though. i opened up two pages with each skin and compared... this one has definite asthetic values. but all the really light grays kinda mess with my eyes.
  9. Nov 15, 2005 #8
    why? it sucks. Worst update ever. check out my pink ribbon with the old skin background surrounding it.
    Just kidding.
    thanks for giving it a try. I'm in a better mood already. I was getting so mad that I actually ended up getting a 13% ban meter increase. Ivan turned on me. I tell him how I respect him and he shoves me towards the barren wasteland of Ban.
    I'm hoping that Greg will release a blank skin form so people can make their own. I wouldn't mind some wood panelling and lace curtains.
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  10. Nov 15, 2005 #9
    wood panelling would be really nice
  11. Nov 15, 2005 #10
    I know. nice grain, deep rich brown. comfortable, highlighted with a few lace curtains. gives it that homey feeling
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    I think it looks great. Alot of hard work went into this and It does not burn My eyescronxeh

    I like the banner too. It gives PF a very nice look. I never like the 'classic' skin anyway.

    Aww..I don't see the groan smiley!
  13. Nov 15, 2005 #12


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    Tribdog, sometimes you are just really, really nice and it makes me :cry:

    Let's see I need to remove Gale, yomamma, brewnog and rachmaninoff from the ban list. :tongue:
  14. Nov 15, 2005 #13
    I KNOW! so why does Ivan hate me so much? lol jk

    sometimes I'm so nice and sometimes I just need some lace curtains
    some hot lace curtains on my face.
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    Try MONTHS! Greg has been working on this a very long time. I actually think it's easier on my eyes with the gray background instead of the bright white background (the font is a bit smaller than it used to be...it started out even smaller...increasing it a pixel or two to match the old size is something that Greg can do if the size is an issue and would make it more readable...that might be what people are perceiving as a difference in contrast).

    Seriously, I'm loving all the 3D feel it has now. The old blue skin feels horribly flat in comparison. I also REALLY like the new banner.

    One problem I did notice though (thanks Yomamma for pointing it out)...what color do we use for hidden text, like for answers in the brainteasers forum? Has anyone found the right color gray? We might have to get Greg to add a matching text color for that purpose if one doesn't exist.
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  16. Nov 15, 2005 #15
    Honestly though, Greg's an idiot. Days is plenty of time. lol I make myself laugh sometimes
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    You forget that we also just went through a major upgrade, thanks to Greg, he hasn't just been working on the skin. :grumpy: No lace curtains for you mister. :devil:
  18. Nov 15, 2005 #17
    It was kind of cool but it was to read the font
  19. Nov 15, 2005 #18
    Woah, I just noticed the banner!!!!!! O.O

    I don't see what people don't like about this....

    I especially love the top right links which change colors and stuff when you go over them!
  20. Nov 15, 2005 #19
    too bad the upgrade didn't fix your offline/online marker.
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  21. Nov 15, 2005 #20
    the banner i'm kinda iffy about. its a bit flashy. but yeah, i really like scrolling over the top right links. cept... that green is kinda... i think orange or something would be better. the lime seems so out of place? but the color change is neat!
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