Branding

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Branding

Post by propwash » Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:56 pm

I hate to even type these words as my wife is neck deep in the corporate world and we deal with it commonly - branding.
This is one of the best forums for Modern Russian/old Soviet hacks on the web. Said.
However, the look of this forum is quite generic; can something be done? It is difficult to see the generic phpBB graphic day-to-mf-day.
What can be done? Is someone willing to take several cycles and manage the look? Hell, I'll do it if I don't have to look at the lame generic phpBB logos.
Is there some way to move forward?
The nannies, noobs and marketers have ruined this place.

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Re: Branding

Post by chaos2 » Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:24 pm

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Re: Branding

Post by hotflash44 » Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:31 pm

yeah, i have asked several times with no response to at least bring the steed/horse with a wrench to make our header look better. that would be a good start IMO.
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Re: Branding

Post by Tomcatfixer » Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:54 pm

Shoot, I'd be happy if we could just use the preview function again, without the forum software dumping attached images.
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Re: Branding

Post by Daisy Cutter » Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:30 am

Not too flashy though, I actually like the simplicity of it.
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Re: Branding

Post by Mothra35 » Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:29 am

:lol: I actually had to go look at what you were talking about " phpBB" my eyes stay focused on the forum part , between board index/quick links and the Quick reply.

WTH is phpBB anyway...the engine that the forum is made from?
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Re: Branding

Post by stagewex » Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:41 am

Tomcatfixer wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:54 pm
Shoot, I'd be happy if we could just use the preview function again, without the forum software dumping attached images.
THAT is something that is actually bothersome and annoying but like the price of gas...

The look at the top of the page, I thought it was a reminder to "take your medicine Before Bed".
You mean we are not sponsored by a big pharma corporation?
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Re: Branding

Post by Lokiboy » Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:28 am

Tomcatfixer wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:54 pm
Shoot, I'd be happy if we could just use the preview function again, without the forum software dumping attached images.
I second that. I post less because the site is not functioning properly.
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Re: Branding

Post by jaybird » Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:20 pm

propwash wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:56 pm
I hate to even type these words as my wife is neck deep in the corporate world and we deal with it commonly - branding.
This is one of the best forums for Modern Russian/old Soviet hacks on the web. Said.
However, the look of this forum is quite generic; can something be done? It is difficult to see the generic phpBB graphic day-to-mf-day.
What can be done? Is someone willing to take several cycles and manage the look? Hell, I'll do it if I don't have to look at the lame generic phpBB logos.
Is there some way to move forward?
It sounds like you're not getting enough seat time on your moto :lol: , good news is, that's probably easier to fix.

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Re: Branding

Post by VWK75S » Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:20 am

And the opening page has been "under construction" forever.
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Re: Branding

Post by wooden nickel » Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:29 am

I am a function over form kind of person. Would nicer graphics be nice, yes. Do they affect my reading the forums, no.
As long as this is still the best Ural site out there, I don't care if there is a dead frog at the top of the page.
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Re: Branding

Post by ichbinbier » Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:26 pm

Mothra35 wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:29 am

WTH is phpBB anyway...the engine that the forum is made from?
Yes it is the forum software written in php language.
The BB means bulletin board hence the name phpBB.
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Re: Branding

Post by Bilgekeeldave » Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:38 pm

I thought it was how you spell a fart sound, PHPBB!! :P
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Re: Branding

Post by 4REICH » Fri Nov 23, 2018 12:08 am

It's a simple boiler plate program often cheap or free as a incentive to use their services. It's the web hosting that gets expensive. I like it simple knowing that farklies are unnecessary and pricey
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Re: Branding

Post by LTDfire » Fri Nov 23, 2018 2:49 pm

I'm thankful that there are not ad boxes inbetween posts. I'm on the Promaster Forum. Viewing it is painful. Take a look. https://www.promasterforum.com

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