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#81 Matt

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 09:59 PM

Yes, it did. Conversations seemed to devolve rather frequently and disagreements there tended to foster resentment elsewhere on the forums (and it showed in the confrontational nature of some posters when replying to members they didn't agree with in the political forum.) Overall it was far more trouble than it was worth, and was subsequently axed.

As an update: I have the "news tab" expander working on my development install of the forums. Once I'm able to parse the various RSS feeds I'll be adding it to the forums here. So the "news headlines" that several of you have mentioned missing should be back -- barring any unforseen problems -- soon and better than ever (more headlines for more sources.)

#82 Nevermind

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 10:29 PM

Everything looks great!

One problem though. After last season, I think Franzen still has to earn having his picture on the top of the site. It's odd seeing him in the company of Datsyuk, Zetterberg and the Wings greats of old.

#83 number9

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 11:23 PM

Me too. Without negs how am I going to know who to hate? Oh well.


LGW, where everything's made up and the points don't matter!

But seriously, I will miss the negs....How will I be able to identify the crazies, the trolls, and the Minnesota Wild fans without them????

#84 Matt

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 09:36 AM

One problem though. After last season, I think Franzen still has to earn having his picture on the top of the site. It's odd seeing him in the company of Datsyuk, Zetterberg and the Wings greats of old.


No worries -- it was more source material than anything. I had two large, hi-res images of Franzen that fit the look of the Datsyuk/Zetterberg photos and had them both in home/away sweaters. I plan on doing some updating come July 1st, anyway. (Lidstrom left me scrambling for a 3rd "in color" player as he was previously one of the three.)

#85 Tim.D

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 09:46 AM

No worries -- it was more source material than anything. I had two large, hi-res images of Franzen that fit the look of the Datsyuk/Zetterberg photos and had them both in home/away sweaters. I plan on doing some updating come July 1st, anyway. (Lidstrom left me scrambling for a 3rd "in color" player as he was previously one of the three.)

There's some pre-cut Red Wings images here, if you are looking for a different player to add (Jimmy has some good ones)

#86 mmorland

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 03:18 PM

Love the new forums matt. I figured this was coming soon!
"I can't believe I shook this guys frickin' hand. We lost and I'm pissed off. But to see Kris Draper's face makes me sick. I didn't see his face until after the game, but his face is turned sideways. If the league doesn't do something about that ... I mean that's ridiculous. He could have broken his fricken neck."

-Dino Ciccarelli

#87 evilmrt

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 03:20 PM

Awesome new layout! I love it! Thanks, Matt!

Also, if Holland bombs out on July 1st, I vote to replace Franzen with Jimmy Howard on the forum image.
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#88 Matt

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 03:21 PM

Also, if Holland bombs out on July 1st, I vote to replace Franzen with Jimmy Howard on the forum image.

I was very close to having Howard or Kronwall in the 3rd spot. Full disclosure: I'm waiting to see what happens after July 1st. Everything is easily editable in the original PSD files I created.

#89 Nevermind

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 05:12 PM

I was very close to having Howard or Kronwall in the 3rd spot. Full disclosure: I'm waiting to see what happens after July 1st. Everything is easily editable in the original PSD files I created.


Hopefully you'll have to photoshop Parise and Suter into Wings sweaters. :)

#90 SouthernWingsFan

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 08:50 PM

Way tardy but everything looks good!

#91 Shoreline

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 05:39 AM

Is there a setting to disable the stuff in a thread between fast reply and "(x) users are reading this topic" from showing up? (i.e. "similar topics" and "also tagged..")

I see a minimize button for "similar topics" but I want to be able to disable both entirely because 1) it adds unnecessary amounts of bloat to a page for my liking.and 2) when I close my browser I have it purposefully set to delete all cookies, which makes the minimizing thing moot, a toggle which is only available for that part and not the "tagging" section anyways.

At the moment on my desktop I'm forced to adblocking those sections but for my other computers maybe there's some forum setting I hopefully overlooked so I don't have to adblock those sections on every computer.

Edited by Shoreline, 03 July 2012 - 05:40 AM.


#92 dirtydangles

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 02:58 PM

best part of these new upgrades is we can't see crymson's annoying avatar anymore.





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