Aesthetics
01-02-2015, 02:22 PM (This post was last modified: 01-02-2015 02:23 PM by amosmyn.)
Post: #1
Aesthetics
There are a number of things that we could do to dress up the forum, and we have yet to really scratch the surface on it.

1. Emoticons. Pretty self explanitory. I think it'd be awesome if we could have our own, but obviously we'd need some graphic folks to work on that.

2. Themes. Obviously we need to change the logo, but we could also get in-depth with it. We use MyBB for our control panel for anyone interested in looking into the details on that.

3. User Post Ranks. Like, titles as well as badges. Both, one of, or neither. Most forums use star images, but I'm sure we could come up with some cool ideas of our own. Basically how it works is if you post a certain number of times, you "level up" and your badge changes colour or something.
I suppose one might argue using them as a "ranking" would divide players, but it's not really much different than getting competitive over post numbers (which itself is kinda juvenile imo). I just think it would be something fun.

4. Default Avatars for noavi new users.
I think it would be amazing if everyone did turn into ricecakes but that's my personal opinion. Could just imagine "Ricecakes should read the forum rules before engaging in any games on the site." and just start kicking myself laughing.
We could also go with something a bit more neutral or just leave it as is. Whichever!

5. Fix the Quote Button to look like everything else.
yeah yeah i'll get to it~

Feel free to suggest stuff, too!
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01-02-2015, 02:26 PM (This post was last modified: 01-02-2015 02:26 PM by amosmyn.)
Post: #2
RE: Aesthetics
dC has volunteered to be our first/last ricecake.
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01-02-2015, 03:32 PM
Post: #3
RE: Aesthetics
(01-02-2015 02:22 PM)amosmyn Wrote:  1. Emoticons. Pretty self explanitory. I think it'd be awesome if we could have our own, but obviously we'd need some graphic folks to work on that.

different flavours of pie assigned to human expression. Also an ASCI pie with the pi symbol in the middle representing nerdism at its best

(01-02-2015 02:22 PM)amosmyn Wrote:  2. Themes. Obviously we need to change the logo, but we could also get in-depth with it. We use MyBB for our control panel for anyone interested in looking into the details on that.
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I like the theme, but others can pipe in, of course [/s]no, no one can, everything will be so Simpl under my rule[/s]

(01-02-2015 02:22 PM)amosmyn Wrote:  3. User Post Ranks. Like, titles as well as badges. Both, one of, or neither. Most forums use star images, but I'm sure we could come up with some cool ideas of our own. Basically how it works is if you post a certain number of times, you "level up" and your badge changes colour or something.
I suppose one might argue using them as a "ranking" would divide players, but it's not really much different than getting competitive over post numbers (which itself is kinda juvenile imo). I just think it would be something fun.

No post ranks plzzz :|

other than for people who have not passed the Spambot limit, whom are obviously ricecakes.

(01-02-2015 02:22 PM)amosmyn Wrote:  4. Default Avatars for noavi new users.
I think it would be amazing if everyone did turn into ricecakes but that's my personal opinion. Could just imagine "Ricecakes should read the forum rules before engaging in any games on the site." and just start kicking myself laughing.
We could also go with something a bit more neutral or just leave it as is. Whichever!

replace your avi with samosas, and I will agree

(01-02-2015 02:22 PM)amosmyn Wrote:  Feel free to suggest stuff, too!

Background remains hexgrid like at the subatomic level, but with a more chocolate-y brown.

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01-02-2015, 04:41 PM (This post was last modified: 01-02-2015 05:01 PM by KoH.)
Post: #4
RE: Aesthetics
I think it would be cool to have a little light up thing near or next to user's names for online/offline status, like they have back at MSPA.

e: I am in favour of more emoticons/themes/post titles. If they are added then they would probably need to mesh well in the overall theme for the forum. (Chocolate theme based? Game theme based? Pie theme based?)
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01-02-2015, 04:57 PM
Post: #5
RE: Aesthetics
Obviously somewhere we're going to have some sort of pie/pi emoticon, but I don't necessarially think that we need to turn the forum into a chocolate cake either.
That being said, we could always have a satirical second theme.

I'm sure we could get some modest, expressive emoticons going.
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01-02-2015, 11:14 PM
Post: #6
RE: Aesthetics
Alright, I think I'll try my hand at creating a new forum logo, let me know what you think. :)

[Image: ChocoPiLogo_zps7ea3d782.png]

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01-03-2015, 03:58 AM
Post: #7
RE: Aesthetics
Its an improvement~
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01-03-2015, 04:05 AM
Post: #8
RE: Aesthetics
confectionery computing

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01-03-2015, 02:47 PM (This post was last modified: 01-05-2015 05:02 AM by Reyweld.)
Post: #9
RE: Aesthetics
Oh me pick me pick me I want to make an emoji!
I'll make a bunch and post them and then stuff. It would be so cool to be able to use a handmade emoticon.

PREVIEW EDIT: Wait should there be a theme? Chocolate~ ?

Current already here emoticons:
mspa(mspa) :heart: :spade: :club: :diamond:

Only 1? No heart? Rubbish, I'll make my own.

EDIT:
Okay here are the first two, one comes in two sizes. Also, I got clover from paradox space:

[Image: Chocolate%20Pie.png] [Image: Pixel%20Heart%20Large.png] [Image: Pixel%20Heart%20Small.png] [Image: Clover.png]
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01-10-2015, 12:12 PM
Post: #10
RE: Aesthetics
I think the main theme only needs a new logo. I used to run a small forum on proboards and because it was Squid themed I made everything blue. My forum goers told me that it made their eyes bleed. Moral of the story is to not worry about making it look themed and just keeping it readable.

New emoticons are good, but I don't use them much.

We don't need post rankings. Really.

Having non-avatar members get a generic avatar would be good. When they make small posts it's easy to overlook them because there's no avatar to stretch it out.
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01-10-2015, 12:21 PM (This post was last modified: 01-10-2015 12:22 PM by ICan'tGiveCredit.)
Post: #11
RE: Aesthetics
Combine the heart

with the pie

somehow

in some way that defies understanding

and that will be the newbavatars. And also my favourite emoticon.

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01-10-2015, 12:39 PM
Post: #12
RE: Aesthetics
It will be done my Liege.
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01-10-2015, 12:40 PM
Post: #13
RE: Aesthetics
Im totally on board with the pie emoticon, that looks awesome. Probably could throw in the heart one too!
Im not sold on the Clover one simply because I have no idea how significant it is to the forum..?
But yeah! Thanks Reywald!
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01-10-2015, 12:49 PM (This post was last modified: 01-10-2015 12:53 PM by Reyweld.)
Post: #14
RE: Aesthetics
Yeah, I just love clover.

I just need some suggestions because I honestly have no idea what to associate to this forum emoticon wise. Like should I do random things like Eagle Time? Also that secret pie heart is going to be a thing, but I don't think I'll have time to get around to it tonight.

Plus, clover is taken from a Paradox Space panel, so it may not be allowed anyway? I'm not really sure how that works...

((Also, why does everyone say "Reywald"? Is it like conveying your accent? Is that even possible?
fyi: It's Reyweld, pronounced like Ray and Weld mashed together.))
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01-10-2015, 01:51 PM
Post: #15
RE: Aesthetics
(01-10-2015 12:40 PM)amosmyn Wrote:  But yeah! Thanks Reywaldo!

WHAT DEVILS DO YOU CONSORT WITH, AMOSMYN????????????

IS IT HIM?????????????

WHY WON'T THE BLOOD GO AWAY

[Image: waldo_by_icantgivecredit-d8d9w7m.png]
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01-10-2015, 04:48 PM
Post: #16
RE: Aesthetics
I think we need faces?
Grey ones, yellow ones, as long as theyre consistent?
I dunno~
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01-11-2015, 03:14 AM
Post: #17
RE: Aesthetics
I finished the chocolate hearts:
[Image: Chocolate%20Pixel%20Heart%20Large.png] [Image: Chocolate%20Pixel%20Heart%20Small.png]
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01-11-2015, 05:12 AM (This post was last modified: 02-02-2015 11:21 AM by Reyweld.)
Post: #18
RE: Aesthetics
And I made three Smileys: Kawaii, Injured, and Despair.
[Image: Kawaii.png] [Image: Injured.png] [Image: Despair.png]

Anyone have other emotions they want to see on pixel faces? Speak now or forever hold your creative input.

More Emoticons: Blinky, Fury, Mime, Suprise, Chocolate Pi Token, ZomBae, Record
[Image: Blinky%20Blank.gif] [Image: Fury.png] [Image: Mime.png] [Image: Suprise.png] [Image: Chocolate%20Pi%20Token.png] [Image: Zombae.png] [Image: Record.png]

These were fun to make even if they are use-impaired.
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01-11-2015, 06:12 AM (This post was last modified: 01-11-2015 06:19 AM by amosmyn.)
Post: #19
RE: Aesthetics
Chocolate Pie Heart Chocolate Heart have been added to the system.
Codes are currently :cpie :, :hrt :, :hrtch :
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01-11-2015, 06:21 AM (This post was last modified: 01-11-2015 09:43 AM by ICan'tGiveCredit.)
Post: #20
RE: Aesthetics
Chocolatepie-face

Also, a THROBBING CHOCOLATE PIE GIF WITH A HEART INSIDE IT!

"WHAT ELDRITCH FORCES ARE INHABITING MY LOVELY PASTRY?"

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02-02-2015, 10:17 AM
Post: #21
RE: Aesthetics
(Warning spoilered for size)

Guys can we just change the theme of this board to bears? I did an image search on them as a joke in another thread and like.

[Image: The%2Bbrown%2Bbear%2Bwallpaper%2Bbear.jpg]

These are some of the first options.

[Image: Darica_Brown_Bear_00963.jpg]

Like look at these.

[Image: bear-blinkkig-eyes.jpg]

These are amazing and so varied. It fits all of our emoji needs!

[Image: polar_bear_3.jpg]

[Image: angry_bear.jpg]

[Image: Black_Bear-27527.jpg]
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02-02-2015, 01:24 PM
Post: #22
RE: Aesthetics
Pala did you just get your account hacked by Beruru? How embearrassing.

Tumblr/Steam
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02-02-2015, 02:31 PM
Post: #23
RE: Aesthetics
No no bear with me guys I've never just laughed so much at some random thing as these bears.

I mean I don't want to be overbearing, but I think it's an unbearable tragedy that the beary first two aren't memes.
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02-02-2015, 04:25 PM
Post: #24
RE: Aesthetics
[Image: t5NxFz7.gif]

I am the chainsaw and the house is your dreams.
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02-02-2015, 04:27 PM
Post: #25
RE: Aesthetics
You know what Pala, I think you might just be on to something here. Let's just try these out for a minute.

[Image: 58720533.jpg]
[Image: 58720759.jpg]
[Image: 58720975.jpg]

Tumblr/Steam
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02-03-2015, 03:28 AM
Post: #26
RE: Aesthetics
Oh no ;-;

but yeah I just had to make that post because I am an awful person, chocolate pi forever.
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02-14-2015, 01:22 PM (This post was last modified: 02-14-2015 01:22 PM by ICan'tGiveCredit.)
Post: #27
RE: Aesthetics
Chocolate Pie needs festive candles or we make a chocolate-cake-faced man blowing a party favor. The latter was a threat; we WILL make that emoticon! Don't underestimate our emoji powers!

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02-15-2015, 05:04 AM
Post: #28
RE: Aesthetics
[Image: No%20Way%20Heart%20Candy.png] [Image: Chocolates.png]

Happy Valentines Day everyone!

Also blank Heart Candy in case anyone gets any ideas.
[Image: Blank%20Heart%20Candy.png]
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02-15-2015, 05:56 AM (This post was last modified: 02-15-2015 05:57 AM by ICan'tGiveCredit.)
Post: #29
RE: Aesthetics
[Image: hrt_by_icantgivecredit-d8hz958.png]

Yes, I am aware I spelled "You're" wrong.
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02-27-2015, 04:16 AM
Post: #30
RE: Aesthetics
New logo thing!
Should it be bigger? More brown? Make your voice heard!

Kept it Simplâ„¢ for now. I'm sure we can make more elaborate themes later. I'll let you guys know when I figure out how we can do that.
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02-27-2015, 04:24 AM
Post: #31
RE: Aesthetics
Maybe try changing the font, or at least try to upload a better quality image? The edges of the letters all look kinda ugly and pixelly right now.

Tumblr/Steam
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02-27-2015, 07:12 AM
Post: #32
RE: Aesthetics
A pixellated chocolatepi and then "Forums"

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02-27-2015, 07:24 AM
Post: #33
RE: Aesthetics
The image is fine, I think the issue has to do with things on the image editing end. Ill clean it up.
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03-01-2015, 06:34 AM
Post: #34
RE: Aesthetics
Oh. Should've clarified. There should be a pixellated chocolate pie and then "Forums"

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04-06-2015, 05:17 AM
Post: #35
RE: Aesthetics
The divide between a person's post and their signature is really hard for me to see. I don't know if others have that problem, but is there any way it could be made darker so it's less confusing/distracting?
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04-06-2015, 06:51 AM
Post: #36
RE: Aesthetics
We'll be checking into that within the month.
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