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Offline redone

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No Holiday theme?
« on: December 22, 2012, 09:11:46 PM »
I would of thought there would of been a holiday theme. Is there a hidden one?

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Re: No Holiday theme?
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2012, 09:16:37 PM »
Which holiday would it be? Alas, the lowest common denominator is Curve at the moment. :)
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Re: No Holiday theme?
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2012, 01:53:57 AM »
Which holiday would it be? Alas, the lowest common denominator is Curve at the moment. :)
SMF website could use a change in theme to a more christmassy theme :P
Its the same old SMF all the time..

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Re: No Holiday theme?
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2012, 08:42:37 AM »
I like the fact that the theme stays the same.  It's a refreshing escape from holiday themes online, and in real life.

If you want to be festive, you can customise your profile to your heart's content after all, so there's no need to change the site as well.
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Re: No Holiday theme?
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2012, 08:54:49 AM »
Also, why Xmas?  There are hundreds of the user's here who are not xtian and don't celebrate xmas...   So should we change themes for every religion's holiday? Yom Kippur? Ramadan? Samhain?

Nope...   We keep simplemachines at the same, professional theme.
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Re: No Holiday theme?
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2012, 09:53:46 AM »
Ahh, good point, but does that mean we wont even have a new year or holidays theme?

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Re: No Holiday theme?
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2012, 10:44:52 AM »
I highly doubt it. In the time I've been here, I've had three themes to choose from (and my memory is foggy from the early days).
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Re: No Holiday theme?
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2012, 10:44:56 AM »
Nope...   We keep simplemachines at the same, professional theme.

and that's the way it should be...

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Re: No Holiday theme?
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2012, 11:41:00 AM »
I think Kindred said it best.


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Re: No Holiday theme?
« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2012, 11:45:24 AM »
I think Kindred said it best.


Remember not everyone celebrates Christmas, I know I don't.


Scrooge, lol

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Re: No Holiday theme?
« Reply #10 on: December 23, 2012, 12:03:42 PM »
no reason to be merry.

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Re: No Holiday theme?
« Reply #11 on: December 23, 2012, 04:13:59 PM »
My point was its not that uncommon or rare and can be achieved in such a way as to not offend anyone. Also an opportunity to be creative. Having a few Santa's in the background does not make you any less unprofessional than anyone else.

I appreciate you explaining Simplemachines views and opinions of course.

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Re: No Holiday theme?
« Reply #12 on: December 23, 2012, 07:11:04 PM »
Redone,

I do apologize but as soon as you make it festive then you start offending someone, I would take offense to SMF having a picture of Santa or Santa's in the background, as personally I have issues with the holiday and more of what its become.

My local shop has done it best they refuse to play Christmas music, they are not selling anything based on the season and they will be open on 25th as normal at normal times.  Redone I understand to you Christmas should be celebrated in some way but we cannot promote a holiday for one faith and ignore others.

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Re: No Holiday theme?
« Reply #13 on: December 24, 2012, 03:25:11 AM »
Nonsense, in the past we've had holiday themes and no one was offended, they were tasteful and included snowflakes etc. We even used to play catch the mistletoe.

December is a busy month for most, and design wise we're not exactly over powered, so sadly it never really got on the todo list.

I'd like to see a nice Halloween theme more to be honest :P

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Re: No Holiday theme?
« Reply #14 on: December 24, 2012, 06:31:01 AM »
Ahh, good point, but does that mean we wont even have a new year or holidays theme?

It's just not necessary.  In view of holidays having different meanings and customs to so many different people, how would you even go about devising some kind of universal holiday theme?  It doesn't sound like a very productive use of the SMF team's time to me.

If people want such themes for their own fora, then I'm sure there are suitable themes which have been made which they can choose to implement on their own fora as they see fit.

Edit: Here's an example if anyone really wants one of these themes for their own forum.
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Re: No Holiday theme?
« Reply #15 on: December 24, 2012, 07:04:20 AM »
well said

Trekkie we should not enforce a holiday that not everyone celebrates, no matter if it was done before or not!

The closest that has been done is a topic in the blog section mainly aimed at reminding users support will be slower than normal due to the season.

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Re: No Holiday theme?
« Reply #16 on: December 24, 2012, 07:04:02 PM »
Also, why Xmas?  There are hundreds of the user's here who are not xtian and don't celebrate xmas...   So should we change themes for every religion's holiday? Yom Kippur? Ramadan? Samhain?
If people want to create a theme for them then sure why not?  And yes, I would be fine with the FSM theme also.  There is nothing unprofessional with them.

As to offending people: Feel free to be offended...

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Re: No Holiday theme?
« Reply #17 on: December 25, 2012, 03:21:09 AM »
its good to change theme with very holiday by religion. by this way we can enjoy every festival.