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    Default New website design and new look for forums

    We're pleased to announce that our website now has a whole new look to it, and our new forums have a skin to match that, thus giving the website and the forums an integrated look that they've never had before. You can go directly to our website by clicking on the logo top left of our forum pages.

    And you should be seeing the new look in our forums, but if you're not then do the following:

    On most, if not all, forum pages, at the bottom left you'll find a dropdown menu which probably shows you "Default Style". Depending on your browser it may be labelled "Quick Style Chooser". If you click on the down arrow and choose "New Theme" you'll then see the forums with a theme matching our new website design.

    If by any chance you don't like the new look of our forums, you can use the bottom left dropdown menu to go back to "Default Style".

    GAGB would like to thank Ian (studlyone), who offered to do this redesign for us, and who has put in a lot of work getting it up and running despite some substantial database problems that have caused him more than a few headaches!
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    Ooooh! New look! That took me by surprise when I logged back in this evening! I was only away for a couple of minutes and all change!

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    Quote Originally Posted by *mouse* View Post
    Ooooh! New look! That took me by surprise when I logged back in this evening! I was only away for a couple of minutes and all change!

    :socool:
    Waaaaaagh - I was only out for 5 minutes - thought somebody had slipped something in my beer.......

    Hehe - is there a pair of ruby slippers hidden in here somewhere??

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    Likewise! Thought I was looking at the screen through my lager bottle!

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    Note to self, don't post on GAGB with a hangover......

    On the other hand, guaranteed to wake me up in the mornings!

    (oooh matching green smileys!)

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    Hopefully, once your eyeballs stop bleeding or the hangover subsides you might decide you like it
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    wow - where's me shades....



    ah thats better :socool:
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    Oh hmy: the green looked a bit too bright for me, so grateful thanks for the information on how to go back to the gentler colour

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    Looking good!
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    Needs a little brown for the full choc chip effect

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    The Big Green Bird is absolutely delighted by the overall colour of the site..

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    I like the green, it's my favourite colour

    Just a small comment though - on the "old style" blue colour scheme the different forum sections headings were in dark blue, as were the Topic titles... and I see that they are still dark blue. Did you consider changing them over to dark green for this new site? Perhaps that would have made it just too much green?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs Blorenge View Post
    I like the green, it's my favourite colour

    Just a small comment though - on the "old style" blue colour scheme the different forum sections headings were in dark blue, as were the Topic titles... and I see that they are still dark blue. Did you consider changing them over to dark green for this new site? Perhaps that would have made it just too much green?
    The Big Green Bird says you can never have TOO much green.....

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    Anything is possible, if the committee want it like that it can be done. The links were left in blue as that is the colour that most people associate with hyperlinks.

    If its the graphics and buttons you are refering to its an easy process to greenify them

    I agree green is a great colour thats why I ddin't join the Navy or the RAF

    PS One other thing to try is hitting refresh on your browser or clearing your browsers cache as your browser may be displaying the old blue pics instead of the new not so blue but green ones.
    Last edited by studlyone; 27th August 2008 at 11:18 PM. Reason: Added the PS message about the browser cache
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    Personally, I like it the way it is...! :socool:

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    Maybe this isn't new, but I just noticed "Pronounced geo-khash-ing". Do we have to inkhlude a little khough after the k or khan we just khall it "gee-oh-kash-ing" ?

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    Isn't that peh-dan-tic?

    Sorry! :cheers:

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    Quote Originally Posted by sTeamTraen View Post
    Maybe this isn't new, but I just noticed "Pronounced geo-khash-ing". Do we have to inkhlude a little khough after the k or khan we just khall it "gee-oh-kash-ing" ?
    I believe that was inspired by someone having just watched Borat....

    Seriously though it was just taken from the GAGB 'what is geocaching' page text >> http://www.gagb.co.uk/gagb/geocaching/index.php

    I can't see the harm in it as it is but agree that 'Kash' would look better and could be more helpfull to someone trying to work out how to say it - Bill whats the verdict (it'll take less than 5 minutes to change it if required)?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PopUpPirate View Post
    Isn't that peh-dan-tic?

    Sorry! :cheers:
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    Quote Originally Posted by PopUpPirate View Post
    Isn't that peh-dan-tic?
    Well, in Australia they pronounce it "geo-kay-shing" (really - "G'day, I found a great 'kaysh' today"), so maybe "geo-kheh-shing" would be the way to go for them, if we've got a glut of the letter 'h' to be got rid of.

    I'm not sure where "kaysh" comes from - is there another English word ending in "-ache" which is pronounced "-aysh"? (By extension from "headache", perhaps it should be "geocake"! )

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    I like it, it's easy on the eye.

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    Ian, I'm slightly uncomfortable with that h after the k, actually - perhaps we could ditch it. I realize that it wasn't your invention, and you've taken it from one of our existing pages, but I think that h belongs in the bin.

    PUP, shouldn't that be peh-dan-tikh...? h34r:

    Nick, I've never understood where the 'Strylyuns got that long a from, but then I've never understood 'Strylyun anyway... h34r:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill D (wwh) View Post
    Ian, I'm slightly uncomfortable with that h after the k, actually - perhaps we could ditch it. I realize that it wasn't your invention, and you've taken it from one of our existing pages, but I think that h belongs in the bin.

    PUP, shouldn't that be peh-dan-tikh...? h34r:

    Nick, I've never understood where the 'Strylyuns got that long a from, but then I've never understood 'Strylyun anyway... h34r:
    In Borats own words....... It very Nice..........

    I will have it changed you you this evening. I'll also edit the about geocaching page to remove the Boratism there as well

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    Thanks, Ian!

    Am I the only person who had to Google Borat..? h34r:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill D (wwh) View Post
    Thanks, Ian!

    Am I the only person who had to Google Borat..? h34r:
    Oh what a sheltered life

    I've changed that for you now, so no more Boratisms on the site.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill D (wwh) View Post
    ...

    Am I the only person who had to Google Borat..? h34r:
    Not the only one, Bill
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    Quote Originally Posted by studlyone View Post
    Oh what a sheltered life

    I've changed that for you now, so no more Boratisms on the site.
    Lol...!

    Thanks for the change!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Darcy View Post
    Not the only one, Bill
    Phew, thank goodness for that...!
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    like the new look
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    Sorry to be a pain hmy: but the lime green is a killer on my eyes is there a way to tone it down or to change the colour scheme

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    Ohhhhhhh I have found how to go back to the orignal colour, sorry I did not read the first thread properly. h34r:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Us 4 and Jess View Post
    Sorry to be a pain hmy: but the lime green is a killer on my eyes is there a way to tone it down or to change the colour scheme

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    Bottom left hand corner > drop-down > select "Default Style".


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    Quote Originally Posted by Us 4 and Jess View Post
    Sorry to be a pain hmy: but the lime green is a killer on my eyes is there a way to tone it down or to change the colour scheme

    Please KISS you know I am no techno whiz

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    M, that's just the buckfast from the weekend :wacko:

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    I like the new colour scheme and appearance, except for the 'pronounced like' bit which seems totally redundant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by agentmancuso View Post
    I like the new colour scheme and appearance, except for the 'pronounced like' bit which seems totally redundant.
    It's there purely for somebody without any background knowledge of the activity, such as a landowner finding the site who wants to know about geocaching. I'd hate to have the sport pronounced as geo-ca-ching
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    Quote Originally Posted by agentmancuso View Post
    I like the new colour scheme and appearance, except for the 'pronounced like' bit which seems totally redundant.
    I've heard it called geo-katch-ing and geo-kay-shing, so I do think the "pronounced like" bit serves a purpose.
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    Argh - my bookmark has broken: www.gagb.org.uk/forum used to work, now it goes to 404.
    Obviously I found and corrected it or I would not be here - where am I:wacko:

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    Quote Originally Posted by T.R.a.M.P. View Post
    Argh - my bookmark has broken: www.gagb.org.uk/forum used to work, now it goes to 404.
    Obviously I found and corrected it or I would not be here - where am I:wacko:
    Thanks for pointing that out, there is now an .htaccess redirect so anyone else using a bookmark for the old forum address will be directed staright to here
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    OMG!! You turn your back for a couple of days and its all change

    Firts impressions Wow! looks good and as for the colour....Well what else would a toad choose lol.

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    Just wondering if "Contacting GAGB by phone" should be on the first/home page?
    Surely the first page non-cachers -anyone that has found a cache accidentally- will arrive at.
    Is it not better to have that sort of information where they can find it quickly?

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    Erm, OK, yes, it is there, but is it obvious enough?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bear and Ragged View Post
    Just wondering if "Contacting GAGB by phone" should be on the first/home page?
    Surely the first page non-cachers -anyone that has found a cache accidentally- will arrive at.
    Is it not better to have that sort of information where they can find it quickly?

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    Erm, OK, yes, it is there, but is it obvious enough?
    As that's a very valid point I have taken the liberty of making it a bit more obvious. If you want it rollingback to the old version just holler Bill.
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    Quote Originally Posted by studlyone View Post
    As that's a very valid point I have taken the liberty of making it a bit more obvious. If you want it rollingback to the old version just holler Bill.
    Ian
    Nope, I've just taken a look and that's great, thanks for doing that, Ian!

    And thanks, Bear and Ragged, for pointing it out!
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