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C L
01-02-2007, 11:19 PM
Hi Everybody,

First off I would like to thank-you Race for suggesting to create a forum through fantastico, I downloaded it and have it up and I can access the admin. Great!

The "skins link" in the other thread "Customizing your Forum" are like a treasure chest.......lol Thanks Aliens for posting that, it was just what I was looking for.

The video tutorials are great as well. So I am definately learning, I did all this by myself. So that's pretty good for me.

I have a question when choosing a skin for my forum, will I be able to customize the top part and create a new logo? If so, how would I go about doing this?

Also, when choosing a "theme" would it be unwise to use a dark colored forum? Do people find this hard on the eyes? Also, am I able to change some of the color schemes on the set chosen forum?

One last question, would I download all the avitars and smilies when creating a new forum or can I wait to do this after or does it matter?

Oh yes, I forgot just one more question, some skins are narrower than others, and I see on some forums they have added different things to the sides of their forums, so if I want to add additions to the side (s) of my forum, I should pick a narrower forum board? Would this be correct?

Thanks to all who respond
Robyn

Aliens Anonymous
01-03-2007, 12:24 AM
Hi Everybody,

First off I would like to thank-you Race for suggesting to create a forum through fantastico, I downloaded it and have it up and I can access the admin. Great!

The "skins link" in the other thread "Customizing your Forum" are like a treasure chest.......lol Thanks Aliens for posting that, it was just what I was looking for.

The video tutorials are great as well. So I am definately learning, I did all this by myself. So that's pretty good for me.

I have a question when choosing a skin for my forum, will I be able to customize the top part and create a new logo? If so, how would I go about doing this?

Also, when choosing a "theme" would it be unwise to use a dark colored forum? Do people find this hard on the eyes? Also, am I able to change some of the color schemes on the set chosen forum?

One last question, would I download all the avitars and smilies when creating a new forum or can I wait to do this after or does it matter?

Oh yes, I forgot just one more question, some skins are narrower than others, and I see on some forums they have added different things to the sides of their forums, so if I want to add additions to the side (s) of my forum, I should pick a narrower forum board? Would this be correct?

Thanks to all who respond
Robyn


Answer 1 / yes in the templates/images find file logo_phpBB.gif make a gif file the same size save as logo_phpBB.gif and upload in to same folder.

Answer 2/a:That's down to you, i prefer dark themed myself.
/b: Yes but unless you know what your doing i would not advise it.

Answer 3/ You can install Avatars and Similes when every you want. in to forum/images/ avatars or smilies folders.

Answer 4/ No, as all mods are designed around the subSilver template which is full screen, the narrow ones trend to give problems when install mods, but not terminal

Bethers
01-03-2007, 12:28 AM
As to the size of the forum - I have no idea on this one, but I go to quite a few of them that run adsense or yahoo ads down one side. Since I have never put one together, I don't know if the skin you select would effect being able to do that.

C L
01-03-2007, 02:47 AM
Thanks Aliens for taking the time to answer my questions, you too Beth. The skin I actually like is in the Seasonal Category - The Halloween one. The file says it is corrupt, so I should move on to the next choice, as there is probably no way to fix it? Correct?

Thanks again
Robyn

C L
01-03-2007, 04:51 AM
Ok, just wanted to let you know I got it!

circuspet.com
01-03-2007, 10:27 AM
Cl:

Ok now I understand where you've been, but how about a link so we can sample your fruits.

C L
01-03-2007, 10:44 PM
Hi CP, I will send a link or put in the reviews section once I finish, may be awhile though.

Hi Aliens, I am adding a new link from the link you posted in the other thread as a few files were corrupted and when I went on the support form from your link, and I was able to download an uncorrupted skin. Hope you do not mind, I wasn't sure where to post the new link.

Link to phpbb form skins - posted by Aliens Thanks Aliens!

http://www.phpbb.com/phpBB/catdb.php?db=2

C L
01-03-2007, 11:55 PM
Hi there,

I didn't ask the right question, am I able to modify the header of these forum pages? If so, would I use Adobe?

http://www.phpbb.com/styles/forum/index.php?style=414

http://www.phpbb.com/styles/forum/index.php?style=312

http://www.phpbb.com/styles/forum/index.php?style=314


Thanks
Robyn

allstarfaces
01-04-2007, 12:03 AM
loving it and cant wait cl good luck and if i can help i will try but race an aliens are the men so batter those eye lashes at them

Aliens Anonymous
01-04-2007, 12:05 AM
What do you want change the images or the links.

evening gary

C L
01-04-2007, 12:08 AM
Thanks Allstars, you have been a great help already.

Hi Aliens, thank-you

The titles (Halloween, Happy Halloween, Guild Wars) & graphics. (monsters or whatever they are)

Aliens Anonymous
01-04-2007, 12:18 AM
By the looks of them they are all graphics, you will find them in the templates/images folder of the skin, just look for the images that you want to change, then make a image the same size the way you want it ( make sure to get the boarder colour as close as poss ) then save using the same name as the one you want to replace. then upload in to the right folder.

the easier ones to do would be the guildwars aa

circuspet.com
01-04-2007, 12:19 AM
CL:

I'm glad you are learning this, I have future plans to put in a forum to be used on weekend evenings by members of circuspet and pet lovers everywhere.

I hope Gary is good and hungry as there have been plenty of porn spamers on the forum--- yum yum Gary spam and eggs.

Aliens Anonymous
01-04-2007, 12:21 AM
What this one

allstarfaces
01-04-2007, 12:28 AM
?????????????
whos forum im going there right now to sort tthem out one by one............

circuspet.com
01-04-2007, 12:29 AM
Porn spam from track back on a post from VodaHost titled Frogger.

Aliens Anonymous
01-04-2007, 12:32 AM
Porn spam from track back on a post from VodaHost titled Frogger.

Yea i had that it tried to download a virus, Sad Bast####

allstarfaces
01-04-2007, 12:41 AM
god i miss al the fun was it good porn though? this is the question cos i realy hate baddly made stuff you know................... not the rite forum........ ok im gone back to my hole

allstarfaces
01-04-2007, 12:54 AM
aliens you are wnated my friend by a lovely beutifull canandien lady

larazovich
01-04-2007, 01:01 AM
Yeah, there's nothing more annoying than cheesy porn..

allstarfaces
01-04-2007, 01:12 AM
thank god for that , i thought for one minute i was lone in the quest for decent porn viruses, its the perfect excuse "oh its a virus love i cnat help it , it wont stop popping up all these fantastic naked woman" oh dear what a tragedy

larazovich
01-04-2007, 02:06 AM
ha ha ha
you know I never seem to get those kind of viruses, I just get spammed with emails about ****** and enlarging parts I don't even have....

beebrothers
01-04-2007, 02:15 AM
those are some awesome looking forums, boy sure'd like to tweak mine a little, not that fancy....
geesh, this is turning into more then a hobby, passed the work phase, flew by an obessive whim and fast approaching a quest for perfection...lol

circuspet.com
01-04-2007, 03:36 AM
beebrothers:

Just when your almost done you get bedazeled by something new then it's back to the drawingboard. The more you learn, the more you see there is to learn and the dumber you feel. It's vicious I tell you, just vicious.

racefan20
01-04-2007, 04:34 AM
Robyn,

I don't visit this forum much any more, but I'm happy to help or answer any questions you may have - Lord knows I've covered a lot of ground with phpBB. lol

Feel free to email me at racefan20n11******.com with any questions and I'll supply answers plus give you my primary email address. For complicated things (there aren't many), I can probably do the changes for you, but I'll also explain how to do them to make it easier for you.

allstarfaces
01-04-2007, 09:54 AM
aaaaawwww thanks race i realy appreciate that, glad youare there for me mate i will email you soon and when will you have my forum done by? better let you go now and once ag........................did you put robyn at the front.............oh how embarrassed am i lol oh im soooooo sorry

Aliens Anonymous
01-04-2007, 06:35 PM
aliens you are wnated my friend by a lovely beutifull canandien lady

That will be a first.

C L
01-04-2007, 08:08 PM
lol you guys and your porn spam, thanks BeeBrothers but I haven't got there yet........so will see. Thank-you Race for your offer of help. Thank-you Aliens for all your valuable info, so far.......lol

Still sorting things out, (color, style, etc.) played around with some images in Adobe, no more questions yet.

Thanks Everybody you've been GREAT!

C L
01-04-2007, 10:38 PM
Hello there,

Just a quick question, while I'm still sorting out the skins etc. Am I able to put one of these clocks on the header part of my forum? http://toolshell.com/clocks/

If so, how?

Thanks
Robyn

Aliens Anonymous
01-04-2007, 11:54 PM
Hello there,

Just a quick question, while I'm still sorting out the skins etc. Am I able to put one of these clocks on the header part of my forum? http://toolshell.com/clocks/

If so, how?

Thanks
Robyn


Yes should be no problem, See Here (http://aliensanonymous.org/testforum/portal.php)

Watch it they have a link in middle back to there site.
but if you want to add one open overall_header.tpl found in the templates folder.
Look for code :

</SCRIPT>
</head>
<body background="templates/SG1/images/fond.gif" bgcolor="{T_BODY_BGCOLOR}" text="{T_BODY_TEXT}" link="{T_BODY_LINK}" vlink="{T_BODY_VLINK}">
<a name="top"></a>

after add there code ie:

</SCRIPT>
</head>
<body background="templates/SG1/images/fond.gif" bgcolor="{T_BODY_BGCOLOR}" text="{T_BODY_TEXT}" link="{T_BODY_LINK}" vlink="{T_BODY_VLINK}">
<a name="top"></a>
<embed src="http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n192/ipblocker/clocks/1.swf" width="200" height="200" wmode="transparent" type="application/x-shockwave-flash">

LadyEye
01-05-2007, 01:47 AM
That will be a first.


lol ... might be your last too .... cause you didn't show ....
(no just joking)

can we call you Mr. No Show ... lol ...

Aliens Anonymous
01-05-2007, 01:50 AM
lol ... might be your last too .... cause you didn't show ....
(no just joking)

can we call you Mr. No Show ... lol ...

Sure if i new why ?'

LadyEye
01-05-2007, 01:53 AM
Sure if i new why ?'


lol .... that's a little bit of "Canadian" twang there for you Aliens ....

simply put, lol

Means - You didn't show up ..... so now we call you Mr. No Show ....

get the drift, that's a snow drift eh!!!!

lmao

Aliens Anonymous
01-05-2007, 01:58 AM
lol .... that's a little bit of "Canadian" twang there for you Aliens ....

simply put, lol

Means - You didn't show up ..... so now we call you Mr. No Show ....

get the drift, that's a snow drift eh!!!!

lmao

OK i no I've had very little sleep in the last week but were was i supposed to show up. did i get invited some were, dame hope i didn't miss anything.

LadyEye
01-05-2007, 02:03 AM
OK i no I've had very little sleep in the last week but were was i supposed to show up. did i get invited some were, dame hope i didn't miss anything.


yes you were invited, sorry about your lack of sleep, if you continue to get less, you will need less, that's the best advice I can offer you there ... lol .... it works, believe me .... too much sleep, you only want more ... you really only need 5 or so hrs anyway ...

You missed it all, but you can bet your "sweet bippy" (lol) that we'll do it all again ... be on "standby" all the time .... lmao .... you won't wanna miss the next one Mr. No Show!! Then, we'll trade in your name, ummm , something like "Mr. Arrivederchi" .... lol ....

Aliens Anonymous
01-05-2007, 02:08 AM
Oh great now i'm only get even less sleep

LadyEye
01-05-2007, 02:14 AM
Oh great now i'm only get even less sleep


And there you go ... you already feel better, you are feeling great ... see ... there are several things you can use too, Bill's Tea for one ...
I drink alot of tea, sometimes they call me "Red Rose" lol .... but now you wouldn't know anything about that right? Only in Canada they say ... pity .... lmao

Where is the almighty AllStars this evening, is he wore out from last night, lmao .... we rocked him to sleep ... poor thing, hope he liked his pic I sent him ... I'm sure he'll show you, enjoy!! lol

C L
01-07-2007, 02:30 AM
Hello Everybody,

I have a few questions:

1. When uploading "Rank Images" to my forum it is asking for the (Relative to phpBB2 root path): after I type in all the info required, and refresh my browser, the rank image is showing a little white box with a red x. What am I doing wrong?

2. When changing the style width of the forum template, where do I put the code?

Thanks to all who reply
Robyn

C L
01-07-2007, 04:31 PM
Hi Everybody,

I found the info on the ranks and how to install them properly, thought I would share this with you.

To Install Rank Images, You need to do a couple of things:

1. First, you must acquire the rank images, you can download some at: http://www.phpbb.com/phpBB/catdb.php?db=2

2. Then, Using your Blue Ftp Manager or an Ftp Program Such as Smart FTP (http://smartftp.com/), login to your server

3. Go to the directory that you have phpBB installed in, and go into the images/directory

4. Inside that directory, create a new directory/folder called ranks

5. Using the rank images you downloaded & unzipped, drag or copy them into the ranks directory you have created

6. Login to your phpBB Board, and go to the admin panel

7. Go to user admin, Ranks

8. Fill in the appropriate information

9. For the image path put images/ranks/thenameoftherank.gif, .jpg, or .png

with no slash at the beginning of the image path

If they still do not work, make sure you have the permissions on the images/ranks directory set right, to 666 or 777

C L
01-07-2007, 04:57 PM
Hi there,

I spoke too soon about the ranks......lol I have the ranks and they work in the admin panel, I can see each one, however, they are not showing up on the user/member, under their post. I still have the box with the x, I must be missing something here. Does anybody have any suggestions?

Thank-you
Robyn

Aliens Anonymous
01-07-2007, 05:51 PM
Hi there,

I spoke too soon about the ranks......lol I have the ranks and they work in the admin panel, I can see each one, however, they are not showing up on the user/member, under their post. I still have the box with the x, I must be missing something here. Does anybody have any suggestions?

Thank-you
Robyn


Evening Robyn did not get a chance to reply to your post last. i see your link to the ranks is http://boardroom101.net/images/ranks/g_rankadmin.gif
try putting the rank image straight into the images folder on your forum then link to them like this.
http://boardroom11.net/forum/images/g_rankadmin.gif and so on i think you find that will do the trick.

C L
01-07-2007, 06:05 PM
Hi Aliens,

Just tried what you said, still did not work, may I email you? I understand if your busy etc.

Aliens Anonymous
01-07-2007, 06:28 PM
Hi Aliens,

Just tried what you said, still did not work, may I email you? I understand if your busy etc.

No Problem aliendude@aliensanonymous.org

Aliens Anonymous
01-07-2007, 06:36 PM
just a thought try www. in the link.

C L
01-07-2007, 09:04 PM
Evening Robyn did not get a chance to reply to your post last. i see your link to the ranks is http://boardroom101.net/images/ranks/g_rankadmin.gif
try putting the rank image straight into the images folder on your forum then link to them like this.
http://boardroom11.net/forum/images/g_rankadmin.gif and so on i think you find that will do the trick.

Thanks Aliens,

You were right here, error in my typing, the ranks are working properly now, thank-you for your valuable input.

C L
01-07-2007, 09:31 PM
Revised this installation of Ranks, this worked for me

1. First, you must acquire the rank images, you can download some at: http://www.phpbb.com/phpBB/catdb.php?db=2
2. Then, Using your Blue Ftp Manager or an Ftp Program Such as Smart FTP, login to your server
3. Go to the directory that you have phpBB installed in, and go into the images directory/folder and open
4. Using the rank images you downloaded & unzipped, drag or copy them into the image directory/folder
5. Login to your phpBB Board, and go to the admin panel
6. Go to user admin, Ranks
7. Fill in the appropriate information
8. For the image path put images/thenameoftherank.gif, .jpg, or .png
with no slash at the beginning of the image path
If they still do not work, make sure you have the permissions on the images directory set right, to 666 or 777

I used 777 for the permissions, to do this, right click in your ftp manager, select properties, you will see permissions, reset to 777

Aliens Anonymous
01-07-2007, 09:37 PM
Revised this installation of Ranks, this worked for me

1. First, you must acquire the rank images, you can download some at: http://www.phpbb.com/phpBB/catdb.php?db=2
2. Then, Using your Blue Ftp Manager or an Ftp Program Such as Smart FTP, login to your server
3. Go to the directory that you have phpBB installed in, and go into the images directory/folder and open
4. Using the rank images you downloaded & unzipped, drag or copy them into the image directory/folder
5. Login to your phpBB Board, and go to the admin panel
6. Go to user admin, Ranks
7. Fill in the appropriate information
8. For the image path put images/thenameoftherank.gif, .jpg, or .png
with no slash at the beginning of the image path
If they still do not work, make sure you have the permissions on the images directory set right, to 666 or 777

I used 777 for the permissions, to do this, right click in your ftp manager, select properties, you will see permissions, reset to 777

we crossed our selfs ether way they work,

Aliens Anonymous
01-07-2007, 09:41 PM
Yes should be no problem, See Here (http://aliensanonymous.org/testforum/portal.php)

Watch it they have a link in middle back to there site.
but if you want to add one open overall_header.tpl found in the templates folder.
Look for code :

</SCRIPT>
</head>
<body background="templates/SG1/images/fond.gif" bgcolor="{T_BODY_BGCOLOR}" text="{T_BODY_TEXT}" link="{T_BODY_LINK}" vlink="{T_BODY_VLINK}">
<a name="top"></a>

after add there code ie:

</SCRIPT>
</head>
<body background="templates/SG1/images/fond.gif" bgcolor="{T_BODY_BGCOLOR}" text="{T_BODY_TEXT}" link="{T_BODY_LINK}" vlink="{T_BODY_VLINK}">
<a name="top"></a>
<embed src="http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n192/ipblocker/clocks/1.swf" width="200" height="200" wmode="transparent" type="application/x-shockwave-flash">

Hay Robin if your still thinking of doing that clock . Don't the dame thing is anoying as hell tic tic tic then every hour it chimes. ah ether that or find a quite one those will drive you mad.

C L
01-07-2007, 09:54 PM
Hi Aliens,

Tic, tic, tic, You have a bug? lol Ok, I will keep that in mind about the clock.

No, Mr. Aliens, you have been a major treasure chest of knowledge, not I, so thanks once again.