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Why The Darkened Skin?


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#1 Guest_Alexander Delphinus_*

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Posted 31 July 2011 - 04:51 PM

Why is it that the main skin seems to have a decreased brightness compared to the house skins (or maybe it's just the Ravenclaw one) and, indeed, the rest of the web? It's bugging me because it makes my sig and avatar and stuff darker than they really are, which changes the color... and I make my images the colors they are for a reason. Also, as I said, the Ravenclaw theme at least keeps things nice and bright, so the images I see in the Ravenclaw forum look different than the same images on the rest of the board, and it bugs me.

#2 OFFLINE   Prof. Penny Lane-Belvins

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Posted 31 July 2011 - 05:26 PM

Just choose a different skin in the drop down box on the bottom of the page.

#3 Guest_Alexander Delphinus_*

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Posted 31 July 2011 - 06:09 PM

The only other skins I see are Parchement 2.0, which is equally dark, and Summer Plot, the color scheme of which I'm not particularly fond of. Should I be able to see other skins?

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Posted 31 July 2011 - 06:57 PM

As of right now there are three to choose from : The Summer Plot, HO Parchment 2.0 and HO Parchment 3.0.

#5 OFFLINE   Prof. Chauncey Clemenceau

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Posted 31 July 2011 - 07:23 PM

The reasons the skins give off a "Darker" appearance if you take note, the background behind the main section of the board is SEE THOUGH. You will see it in the darker sections of the main board you can see behind to the background. This makes banner appear darker because of that feature. in some solid dark banners you can see the background show through as well....

in fact look in my banner to the left of the word "Buried" and you can see where the backgrounds showing through....

#6 Guest_Alexander Delphinus_*

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Posted 31 July 2011 - 07:53 PM

Ahhh... I see. I was wondering about where the background shows through, but I just assumed it was some weird pixelation from when I shrunk my images.
I understand if there are reasons why this isn't so, but would it be possible for the house skins to be able to be used on the rest of the board? If you'd rather not do it, don't worry about it, though.

Edited by Alexander Delphinus, 31 July 2011 - 07:54 PM.


#7 OFFLINE   Nicholas Volynski

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Posted 31 July 2011 - 10:53 PM

The house and special skins are hidden. To my knowledge, only admins are allowed to use them as full-time skins, because it is impossible to turn it off for them, so unfortunately, no, there is not a way to use them all the time, unless they are un-hidden.

#8 OFFLINE   Prof. Chauncey Clemenceau

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 12:43 PM

I went ahead and fixed your skin since this really seemed to frustrate you, I asked a few of the govs and none of them seemed to care since it bothered you so much. Now, I cant keep changing it for you, but that should help your settings smile.gif

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 09:03 PM

QUOTE (Prof. Ann-Louise Montgomery @ Aug 1 2011, 01:43 PM)
I went ahead and fixed your skin since this really seemed to frustrate you, I asked a few of the govs and none of them seemed to care since it bothered you so much. Now, I cant keep changing it for you, but that should help your settings smile.gif


Thank you. You're amazing, you know that?

#10 OFFLINE   Prof. Chauncey Clemenceau

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 09:58 PM

tongue.gif i dont think anyone has complain before so glad to help

#11 OFFLINE   Nicholas Volynski

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 07:36 AM

This question has been answered. Now being moved to the archives where it can be referenced at a later date. All new issues should be posted in a new topic.