Chao Island should have a November/Thanksgiving theme.

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Chao Island should have a November/Thanksgiving theme.

Post by LJ DARKTHUNDER » Thu Oct 16, 2014 1:41 am

It all says it in the title.

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Re: Chao Island should have a November/Thanksgiving theme.

Post by Nano » Thu Oct 16, 2014 1:43 am

I'm sure if someone designed something it could be used yeah. Though, I don't know how themes really work, so how complicated that'd be is a mystery.
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Re: Chao Island should have a November/Thanksgiving theme.

Post by Rajikaru » Thu Oct 16, 2014 1:46 am

You'd have to have a minor knowledge of website coding to change the colours of everything, and much more knowledge to change things such as the forum's structure.

But Thanksgiving isn't celebrated by most places like Halloween/Hallow's Eve or Christmas/your regional equivalent, so it'd be stupid.

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Re: Chao Island should have a November/Thanksgiving theme.

Post by Crash32 » Thu Oct 16, 2014 8:58 am

What's a thanksgiving? Is it like a Valentines Chao?
Though if we're going to have a November theme, can we also have a September theme?
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Re: Chao Island should have a November/Thanksgiving theme.

Post by LJ DARKTHUNDER » Thu Oct 16, 2014 7:35 pm

Yeah basically other than it will look like a turkey or something related to Thanksgiving.
I would actually like it if they had a theme for every month but just as Nova! said You'd have to have a minor knowledge of website coding to change the colours of everything, and much more knowledge to change things such as the forum's structure.

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Re: Chao Island should have a November/Thanksgiving theme.

Post by ShadriaFan » Thu Oct 16, 2014 7:47 pm

1. Thanksgiving is not celebrated in the UK, where Mooncow, Fusion, and many other users live-let alone anywhere else outside North America. Why release a theme for a holiday that over half of the users don't celebrate?
2. Themes are supposed to be special. Having one for every month takes a ton of time, creativity, and quite frankly, several months don't even have anything special to have on a theme. Plus, a theme for every month just removes the special-ness of holiday themes.
3. We have several themes already that you can chose from any day of the year, it would just be annoying to have your personal choice of theme swapped out for a different theme every 2-3 weeks as a new month theme comes along.
Like for example, I have a issue with black backgrounds, so I keep a Hero theme. The Halloween theme came along a few days ago and replaced the Hero theme, nearly blinding me for a hour. It's hard to focus on my typing still, but I can't get enough of those little pumpkin chao..
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Re: Chao Island should have a November/Thanksgiving theme.

Post by retrolinkx » Thu Oct 16, 2014 9:37 pm

Sorry dude, but the moderator team is working on my Detective theme so no more theme until that one is done.

Unless Fox is lying to me?
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Re: Chao Island should have a November/Thanksgiving theme.

Post by LJ DARKTHUNDER » Fri Oct 17, 2014 1:08 am

True ShadriaFan I was kinda bored so I made this topic up. I didn't really think in to depth.



Edit: Also cant wait to see the detective theme Deity Chaos Chao.

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Re: Chao Island should have a November/Thanksgiving theme.

Post by ShadriaFan » Fri Oct 17, 2014 1:19 am

*cough*his name is Retro *cough*andIthinkthatthedetectivethemeisjustahugeinjokebetweenRetroandFoxy*cough*
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Re: Chao Island should have a November/Thanksgiving theme.

Post by LJ DARKTHUNDER » Fri Oct 17, 2014 1:25 am

Sorry RETRO I put the wrong name. And SORRY for me not being able to tell if someone's joking or not.

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Re: Chao Island should have a November/Thanksgiving theme.

Post by ShadriaFan » Fri Oct 17, 2014 1:30 am

dude it's fine. you've probably never read Retro's Detective Agency story-what started it all. If you want, it should be within the first or second page of Stories and Artwork..but its like 20+ pages, from 2-3 years of work, I think.
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Re: Chao Island should have a November/Thanksgiving theme.

Post by LJ DARKTHUNDER » Fri Oct 17, 2014 1:57 am

Nope I haven't i'll probably read it later. Wow 20+ pages that's a lot.

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Post by ShadriaFan » Fri Oct 17, 2014 2:01 am

heh, back in the day I used to be part of rps that went hundreds of pages before dying/completeing/locking. 20 isn't..or wasn't much back then.
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Re: Chao Island should have a November/Thanksgiving theme.

Post by LJ DARKTHUNDER » Fri Oct 17, 2014 2:10 am

Do you know what themes CI has? I know the Halloween during October, Omochao, neutral chaos chao and Christmas chao.

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Re: Chao Island should have a November/Thanksgiving theme.

Post by ShadriaFan » Fri Oct 17, 2014 2:20 am

Hero, Dark, Chao, Halloween, Christmas, Valentines (just a extra thing in the board index that has the Valentines Chao), April Fools (change in text detection/censorship), and we had a Summer theme a few years back (or was that another forum I used to go to...?) There is also a New Years and Box day notification in the Christmas theme after Christmas has passed. I think Easter also had a theme, can't remember for sure.
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Re: Chao Island should have a November/Thanksgiving theme.

Post by LJ DARKTHUNDER » Fri Oct 17, 2014 2:30 am

Thanks that is a lot of themes so the Thanksgiving one would be just a waste.

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Post by Crash32 » Fri Oct 17, 2014 8:53 am

I can confirm that a detective theme is being worked on
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Re: Chao Island should have a November/Thanksgiving theme.

Post by Chaos the Light Chao » Fri Oct 17, 2014 1:31 pm

Fox Boy wrote:so how complicated that'd be is a mystery.
Not very complicated; basically anyone can do it. It is, however, very time consuming for anyone that doesn't know which doohickey goes to what thing on the board. Imagine a 500 option matching question, but the only hints you get are things like #header-wrapper. Here is a link to the Halloween theme's style. Technically, if you know how to convert colors to hexadecimal (by using any coloring program, or by googling 'color to hexadecimal') you're able to do it right now. Just look for the hexadecimal colors and change them. With plenty of trial and error, you should get it. . . after a couple hours.

If, however, there was a "cheat" sheet that told people what goes to what, it'd take no time at all. There are probably ones for default styles, but CI's is somewhat custom and I'm not sure how much. I imagine the names of the IDs (the things with #hashtags on the stylesheet) are the same, though.
ShadriaFan wrote:it would just be annoying to have your personal choice of theme swapped out for a different theme every 2-3 weeks as a new month theme comes along.
The smallest month, February, is 4 weeks long. ~30 seconds to swap your theme every 4 weeks is not very much at all.

Monthly themes would be cool, in my opinion. Each time one comes along, you could ask yourself "what was CI like while this was active last year?"

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Post by retrolinkx » Fri Oct 17, 2014 7:22 pm

LJ DARKTHUNDER wrote:Nope I haven't i'll probably read it later. Wow 20+ pages that's a lot.
If you're actually going to read it, I keep a link to my topic in my signature.

On topic though. I think monthly themes could be kinda cool. I go on a forum where they change the background of the site every month to a different video game coming out that month and it's very interesting.
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Re: Chao Island should have a November/Thanksgiving theme.

Post by Tobi » Fri Oct 17, 2014 9:03 pm

Month based themes? Nah.

Thanksgiving theme? Possible, but so far, we only have 2 holiday themes, being Halloween and Christmas. I personally think Halloween doesn't deserve a theme as much as Easter and Valentine's day since those two days are celebrated more commonly than Halloween. Thanksgiving is, and correct me if I'm wrong, USA exclusive, while Mooncow, the big admin boss, is from UK if I'm not mistaking.

So before we are going to see a thanksgiving theme, I'd much prefer to see an Easter and Valentine's day theme.
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Re: Chao Island should have a November/Thanksgiving theme.

Post by Saccharose » Sun Oct 19, 2014 3:53 pm

the summer theme was from fun allowed, and we never had an easter theme although a cute pastel yellow and pink theme would be awesome for it
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Re: Chao Island should have a November/Thanksgiving theme.

Post by The_Awesome_Chao » Thu Mar 19, 2015 4:44 pm

Sounds rad

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