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Cable Player
05-05-2010, 03:18 PM
I have been on this site for months now and I have only just realized that under 'Quick Links\ Edit Your Options', at the bottom of the page you can select what forum skin you want!
I took a look at them all, but I have to say I am too used to the default x360a theme so I'm sticking to that.

I was wandering if I am just being a bit thick, or if many other people did no know about this feature.

If you did/do know about it, what theme do you use?

Edit: This seems like a popular topic, so why not post back:
1) What theme you are using,
2) Why you are using it,
3) Did you know about the themes when you signed up to the site, or have you only recently found out about them.

N3xus Gam3r
05-05-2010, 03:24 PM
using x360a skin, the others are messing with my brain :/

Cable Player
05-05-2010, 03:25 PM
using x360a skin, the others are messing with my brain :/

I'm going to have to add you as a friend!

I liked the wide-screen version, but it also messed with my brain because I have been using this one for so long I'm too used to it!

N3xus Gam3r
05-05-2010, 03:28 PM
Nice ! :)

yeeah i feel the same way :)

Cable Player
05-05-2010, 03:46 PM
You know, since the strained discussion about spoiler tags, I haven't even used one!

On Topic: I wander if it is possible to make your own skin. If you knew your way around HTML I don't think it would be too difficult. Maybe I could suggest it in the Subscribers forum.

N3xus Gam3r
05-05-2010, 03:52 PM
Then use one! :)

ON-Topic: yeah taht would be nice :D like to see a Tribal skin :D

Teve0rz
05-05-2010, 03:54 PM
i didnt even know you could change it! changed to the wide version now, its pretty slick. although i am used to the default one now also

Cable Player
05-05-2010, 03:57 PM
I might trial the wide version. The thing is, I wrote my signature to look correct for this layout. The widescreen layout seems to make it look pants.

A ZombieTwinkie
05-05-2010, 03:59 PM
I remember coming across these a few months ago. Don't really like any of them much besides the original one that everyone probably uses.

Cable Player
05-05-2010, 04:04 PM
I remember coming across these a few months ago. Don't really like any of them much besides the original one that everyone probably uses.

I'm not sure if the reason everybody uses it is because they don't necessarily know about the others; they are in my situation where they have used the default style for so long, they would find it difficult to adapt; or it is simply the most popular layout from the lot.

Fixelbucket
05-05-2010, 04:11 PM
Xbox-Green FTW!

lenny m
05-05-2010, 04:22 PM
i use the x360a skin as i find it the best

guillermo316
05-05-2010, 04:31 PM
i looked under the options and dont know what you guys are talking aobut.

Yannie Boy
05-05-2010, 04:32 PM
Didn't even know about the skins.....I'll stick with the classic.

iBlessing 09
05-05-2010, 04:37 PM
You can also change it by going to the bottom of the main forum page, it's in the bottom left.

MrSpanner
05-05-2010, 04:45 PM
Just had a look, now using x360-wide, looks nice.

RetroHolo
05-05-2010, 04:46 PM
I'd like to use wide but it's missing the gamertag in the top corner.

xM4N1CM3NT4L3Rx
05-05-2010, 04:55 PM
I use black and gold

Cable Player
05-05-2010, 05:00 PM
I use black and gold

Did you know about this layout when you started using the forums, or did you discover it some time in? Just out of curiosity.

Dustinator
05-05-2010, 05:06 PM
Cool! Never knew this. I'll change it to wide x360a when I get home so I can take advantage of my snazzy wide screen monitor. Thanks :)

iBlessing 09
05-05-2010, 05:10 PM
Cool! Never knew this. I'll change it to wide x360a when I get home so I can take advantage of my snazzy wide screen monitor. Thanks :)
Is there wide x360a or do you mean wide xbox?

N3xus Gam3r
05-05-2010, 05:13 PM
Is there wide x360a or do you mean wide xbox? wide xbox :)

bapae
05-05-2010, 05:22 PM
I use the black and gold theme.

Burning Karma
05-05-2010, 05:30 PM
Just had a look at all of them. I prefer the default. It would be nice to have a widescreen version of it. Or is there one and I missed it?

Cable Player
05-05-2010, 06:52 PM
Just had a look at all of them. I prefer the default. It would be nice to have a widescreen version of it. Or is there one and I missed it?

Well the x360a widescreen version is a little different in style :/
I think there should be a widescreen version of this style because there is quite a space either side

OG Baker224
05-05-2010, 06:54 PM
xbox-green wide.When i first registerd i was looking through everything and switched to this style.

HopedZER0
05-05-2010, 06:57 PM
I just went through all the themes and my favorite is the X360A theme..

Cable Player
05-05-2010, 06:59 PM
I completely over-looked it when I registered, otherwise I would probably go wide.
I've switched to my 32" TV now so the resolution has switched it to wide-screen for me, (there isn't so much of a green gap either side of the page)
I suppose an alternative would be to zoom in, but that would be weird and too big!

xM4N1CM3NT4L3Rx
05-05-2010, 07:09 PM
Did you know about this layout when you started using the forums, or did you discover it some time in? Just out of curiosity.

When I got on for the 1st time I saw the option to change it by chance :) I prefer my PC to be generated around dark themes:woop:

Cable Player
05-05-2010, 07:12 PM
When I got on for the 1st time I saw the option to change it by chance :) I prefer my PC to be generated around dark themes:woop:

Fair enough =) I like the green and grey theme a lot. Its not bright and tis not too dark. Just right, personally :)

BlackTitan666
05-05-2010, 07:14 PM
using x360a skin:Bounce:

Cable Player
05-05-2010, 07:18 PM
x360a Skin certainly looks the favourite

domn8rdom
05-05-2010, 08:11 PM
Ya I found this out when I first joined. Still rocking the x360a though cuz I like looking at my gamercard on the top left corner

Burning Karma
05-06-2010, 02:25 AM
Well the x360a widescreen version is a little different in style :/
I think there should be a widescreen version of this style because there is quite a space either side
That's what I meant. I mean, I'm probably only using half of my screen for the actual forums. The rest is the green spaces on each side.

HaZard2K8
05-06-2010, 06:29 AM
I use xbox360 wide.

Tussell
05-06-2010, 06:32 AM
The one I use 99% of the time is X360A, but I change it to Black and Gold occasionally for whatever reason. I think since this thread, I'm going to keep it on Black and Gold. :p

BTW - I don't know if it was mentioned, you can just change it by scrolling all the way down to the bottom of the forum and looking at the bottom left. You'll see a drop down menu in which you can change the skin. You don't have to go to User CP and go through all that crap.

SPierce
05-06-2010, 07:01 AM
I use the skin called "x360a wide" :)

Cable Player
05-06-2010, 07:23 AM
That's what I meant. I mean, I'm probably only using half of my screen for the actual forums. The rest is the green spaces on each side.

Same here, but when I switch to my 32" TV the resolution changes slightly so then there's barley any green space on the sides.

BTW - I don't know if it was mentioned, you can just change it by scrolling all the way down to the bottom of the forum and looking at the bottom left. You'll see a drop down menu in which you can change the skin. You don't have to go to User CP and go through all that crap.

LOL, just another thing I didn't know about the forums...

Tufty
05-06-2010, 07:29 AM
The Normal one because it's weird to go to the homage then go to the forums and they both look different.

Tussell
05-06-2010, 07:58 AM
LOL, just another thing I didn't know about the forums...
Yeah, I figured. Most people don't know there's a bottom to the forum. It's quite upsetting really... I would love to see more discussion in the forums for older systems and stuff.

Cable Player
05-06-2010, 08:02 AM
Yeah, I figured. Most people don't know there's a bottom to the forum. It's quite upsetting really... I would love to see more discussion in the forums for older systems and stuff.

I also didn't know that there was the forums for the Nintendo, Sega etc. at the bottom of the forums untill a few months into joining the site.
I tend to avoid those pages as there are rarley any posts there.
If they were popular I suppose that would be some more forums to add the post count up on ^^

jtr1gg3r
05-06-2010, 08:44 AM
I just have it standard on x360a =D

RuYi
05-06-2010, 10:12 AM
I knew there were others but didn't look into them until now lol. "Xbox 360 Fixed" looks nice, but I'm too used to the standard x360a, so I'll stick with that one.

sk83rty
05-06-2010, 07:13 PM
I just have the default one. I like it a lot, and I don't really feel the need to change it, though sometime I'll see what the others are. This one is really easy on the eyes though and also pleasant. It also just says "Xbox 360".

Cable Player
05-06-2010, 07:28 PM
I just have the default one. I like it a lot, and I don't really feel the need to change it, though sometime I'll see what the others are. This one is really easy on the eyes though and also pleasant. It also just says "Xbox 360".

I agree. The Colour scheme does a lot for the website. Any other colour would make it look out of place and just plain weird.

I wander how the colour green was originally associated with the Xbox lol

Vonzipper
05-06-2010, 07:35 PM
x360a Skin certainly looks the favourite

I've been on some other forums that have the same thing at the bottom which lets you change the style and I never like any of them except the default.

Same applies here, I can't deal with change from something I'm used to. X360A is the one I use and will continue to use ;)

HadMatters13
05-06-2010, 09:41 PM
I've always used the default green and grey x360a skin. I noticed their were other skins a few months after I joined the site, and had a quick look at them all, but I couldn't get used to them so I decided to stick with the default skin.

Cable Player
05-06-2010, 09:43 PM
The only thing wrong with the default skin is on my laptop it doesn't automatically switch the screen to wide screen (probably because of the resolution), but on my TV and Computer screen there is only a small green void either side of the forum, so its fine :)

Poida
05-07-2010, 12:28 AM
X360a. is the one I use a lot. Or Green and Wide.

Starstrukk X360A
05-07-2010, 02:52 AM
1) The default one
2) It has the spiffy logo on the top.
3) Yes, I've known about forum skins in general for a few years now.

Cable Player
05-07-2010, 07:24 AM
1) The default one
2) It has the spiffy logo on the top.
3) Yes, I've known about forum skins in general for a few years now.

Lol your the first person to bullet point them how I suggested in the OP :p

psychofox
05-07-2010, 08:01 AM
Im using the wide one now, after reading about it on this thread.
Thanks guys!

Cable Player
05-07-2010, 08:14 AM
Im using the wide one now, after reading about it on this thread.
Thanks guys!

your lucky because you've only just started out on the forums!
It was a year and four months after signing up untill I realised there were different skins so I just can't get used to them!

Tussell
05-07-2010, 08:27 AM
Yeah, I definitely need to go back to the X360A skin.

Black and Gold is making me want to tear my eyes out.

Cable Player
05-07-2010, 08:32 AM
Yeah, I definitely need to go back to the X360A skin.

Black and Gold is making me want to tear my eyes out.

Made me chuckle xD
I did consider using it, but it was definatley not 'me' so Im just keeping the default.

Cardiff1927
05-07-2010, 08:47 AM
I never knew about this thanks Cable Guy

time to scroll to the bottom

Cable Player
05-07-2010, 08:49 AM
I never knew about this thanks Cable Guy

time to scroll to the bottom

Your Welcome ^^

Cardiff1927
05-07-2010, 08:57 AM
Yeah I sticking with the x360a skin the others don't feel right

And making your own skin would be kinda cool

psychofox
05-07-2010, 09:08 AM
your lucky because you've only just started out on the forums!
It was a year and four months after signing up untill I realised there were different skins so I just can't get used to them!

Ha ha, agreed.
But, it's thanks to you Cable Player!

Cable Player
05-19-2010, 01:07 PM
Ha ha, agreed.
But, it's thanks to you Cable Player!

Hehe yayy!!
Im a bit annoyed I didn't see them in the first place... I like the widescreen one because if I use the forums on my laptop the green void on the side of the screen is too big!
Im on my PC at the moment though, and its fine.
Deery me... People getting annoyed over silly little things haha

KwH x Fatality
05-19-2010, 10:19 PM
Normal skin, the rest don't look very nice.

Magic Coletrain
05-19-2010, 11:28 PM
...theres different skins?

xD lol i had no idea

Cable Player
05-20-2010, 12:20 AM
...theres different skins?

xD lol i had no idea

Yepp! Under settings, and there's even a shortcut bar at the bottom left of the page! haha

TheGreatTerabitez
05-20-2010, 12:30 AM
default skin.

Darth Grif55
05-20-2010, 01:50 AM
Black & Gold. I HATE bright colors for forum backgrounds.

Always Ready
05-20-2010, 02:18 AM
I personaly don't wanna bother with it so I leave it at it's default setting.

Ryneos
05-20-2010, 02:51 AM
didn't know you could and from the posts it seems like i didn't really need to, i'll try out some different ones anyway

Cable Player
05-20-2010, 08:25 AM
Black & Gold. I HATE bright colors for forum backgrounds.

But is the gold not quite bright?

master_shake_350
05-20-2010, 08:43 AM
I use the standard one, I found out about the skins quite a while back. But I never saw the wide screen one. I might have to check it out.

jamie1000013
05-20-2010, 09:26 AM
What Forum Skin do you use?

wow at first glance I read that wrong and it sounded quite rude lol

FFFreak1129
05-20-2010, 10:40 AM
For now I'm using the default skin. I might change it later to another one.

GR4V1G0R3
05-20-2010, 10:53 AM
it has themes ???

didn't notice, maybe that is what my nephew was trying to explain to me last time he was round

to be honest, default ftw!

Io Haze oI
05-20-2010, 11:57 AM
Go with the default since I'm used to it and I personally like the look of it.

Cable Player
05-20-2010, 12:37 PM
it has themes ???

didn't notice, maybe that is what my nephew was trying to explain to me last time he was round

to be honest, default ftw!

hehe, it took so long to explain it to my younger brother! He wasn't interested, but I was gunna tell him whether he liked it or not!

He prefers the default too. :( Fail. lol

McEng78
05-20-2010, 12:46 PM
I just use the default theme because I didn't know there were others. I have no problems with this one so I'm just going to stick with it.

McE

Daiphyer.
05-20-2010, 01:06 PM
Wow, I just found out about them. I mean I heard that there are other themes but never really found out where they are. Anyways, after trying them, I'm gonna stick with X360A.

drewmart
05-20-2010, 07:16 PM
I'm using the Black and Gold one now. It's actually quite nice.

hodge
05-20-2010, 09:56 PM
Haha i never knew this function existed, i feel like a tool now, and i have no idea why =P

anyway thanks

oh and i now like the x360a wide theme =]

DarkBigone
05-20-2010, 10:04 PM
You can change the forum skin??? hm...who knew lol. Needless to say I use the default...I think

ButtahNBred
05-20-2010, 10:06 PM
Edit: This seems like a popular topic, so why not post back:
1) What theme you are using,
2) Why you are using it,
3) Did you know about the themes when you signed up to the site, or have you only recently found out about them.


I'm using the default theme because I can't change it at the moment and didn't know this site offered different themes.

Skillet
05-20-2010, 11:22 PM
x360a because it's the only one that's officially supported. ;)

Cable Player
05-21-2010, 12:15 AM
x360a because it's the only one that's officially supported. ;)

What do you mean by 'officialy suppported' ?

Snowwwwy
05-21-2010, 09:09 AM
Im using the Fable skin atm :)

PointPlaceWI
05-21-2010, 09:11 AM
I stick to the standard because I'm a stock man myself.

KFZ Scrubs
05-22-2010, 05:19 AM
I rock the original green skin. I've only switched it once for about a minute to the black and gold skin... didn't like it... hasn't switched it since.

Darth Grif55
05-22-2010, 05:53 AM
But is the gold not quite bright?

Nope, it's a dark gold. Plus, it's the color of my favorite sports teams! (Pittsburgh FTW bitches!)

Cable Player
05-22-2010, 06:49 AM
Nope, it's a dark gold. Plus, it's the color of my favorite sports teams! (Pittsburgh FTW bitches!)

Oh fair enough! When I switched it it came across as being quite bright.

GhOsT SLaYeR
05-22-2010, 07:40 AM
Default FTW?

PointPlaceWI
05-22-2010, 09:08 AM
Im using the Fable skin atm :)

There's a Fable skin?

Cable Player
05-22-2010, 09:32 AM
There's a Fable skin?

I can't find it :/

Coxy x360a
05-22-2010, 09:35 AM
Just found this out because of the site. I am now using 'xbox 360 - fixed'. Looks pretty good, can't dechiper if the default is better though.

Snowwwwy
05-22-2010, 09:57 AM
I only found out last night you can change it but i think the normal one is the best :)

ARC SCATZERO
05-22-2010, 11:26 AM
couldnt say??? its the green xbox skin lol

Nero x360a & ps3t
05-22-2010, 02:04 PM
I like x360a because I can see my gamertag at the top =D

SubG3nius
05-23-2010, 08:26 PM
I did not know about this, but now that I do know I think I'm going to stick with the x360a. I'm use to it and it looks the best.

atrixier
05-24-2010, 01:29 PM
I use the basic one. But Im gonna check them out.

FoxRacing1234
05-24-2010, 01:38 PM
I like the default skin. I feel like it's more pleasing to my eye

Sampson
05-24-2010, 02:13 PM
I really had no idea about that but I like my x360a setting!

WailingGlobe
05-30-2010, 04:38 AM
I'm using the default one because I just recently found out you can change like by reading this forum, but I'm going to go toy around with this and see what I like best.

CGC 101
05-30-2010, 05:11 AM
I just left it at the default one.

TotalCupid
05-30-2010, 07:05 AM
Green and black.

nayR2012
05-30-2010, 02:40 PM
Thanks, been here 2 years and never noticed this. I like the black & gold, except that you cant see your gamertag or have the option to return to homepage (www.xbox360achievements.org (http://www.xbox360achievements.org)) from top of page. If they added those would be great.

Cable Player
06-02-2010, 07:17 PM
I'm not sure why the other skins don't have the options for seeing your GamerTag and/or returning to the main page. It's a little unusual that they were added without them.
I'm liking the new look to the main page. Maybe there is a new look just around the corner for the forums?
It would be nice to have one that is slightly similar to the main page look, although I'm not sure how they would go around that.

XBLsFinest
06-02-2010, 10:12 PM
I'm using the Xbox Green- Wide, thanks for the heads up. Thought the forum skin could do with a change to coincide with the main page. Guess this is a consellation.

PointPlaceWI
06-02-2010, 10:37 PM
I'm not sure why the other skins don't have the options for seeing your GamerTag and/or returning to the main page. It's a little unusual that they were added without them.
I'm liking the new look to the main page. Maybe there is a new look just around the corner for the forums?
It would be nice to have one that is slightly similar to the main page look, although I'm not sure how they would go around that.

Forums, yes.

Leaderboards, done - it was something we discussed prior to launch but totally forgot about :p

That was a reply to a similar comment in the thread discussing the new homepage.

justjonny
06-02-2010, 11:33 PM
the default works for me. the black/gold hurts my eyes.

Iconoclast
06-03-2010, 12:32 AM
The default one...?

Rated sXe
06-03-2010, 05:22 AM
The default one is the only one that I can stand.

deep phr33ze
06-03-2010, 06:47 AM
whatever the default skin is.... im new

Ninjadave04
06-03-2010, 03:50 PM
Edit: This seems like a popular topic, so why not post back:
1) What theme you are using,
2) Why you are using it,
3) Did you know about the themes when you signed up to the site, or have you only recently found out about them.

1. Black and Gold
2. Pittsburgh Sports Fan
3. I knew about it when I signed up, but only because i've been on many bbcode type forums and I knew where to look when I set up my profile

Led
07-23-2011, 04:03 AM
Thanks for the OP. Hadn't been on in awhile. I have used black and gold since the beginning. I signed in and it had reverted back to default. Your instructions helped! Thanks!

Coadster1
07-23-2011, 08:42 AM
I just tried all the others but I'm sticking with x360a. Some of the others are cool, but when you are on the forum itself, the setup seems boring like any other forum. The x360a skin seems to stand out and be the most original. I also like the x360a Old skin.

Worhammer
07-23-2011, 03:05 PM
I use the black theme. It's nice, but super annoying when people use dark text colors. Seriously, wtf people stop changing your text colors, it does not make you cool it just makes me have to highlight your words.

Lemonlimes249
07-25-2011, 01:20 PM
X360A because I've used it too long and the others throw me off :confused:

Hallowgraves
07-25-2011, 05:22 PM
Default since I'm so used to it now.

Frasr
07-25-2011, 07:11 PM
I've used this site for 2 years and I never noticed that you could change the skin, but I think I'll stick with the default.

Burnout x360a
07-25-2011, 07:13 PM
Default, never knew it could be changed but it was nice to see the old one again.

dakisbac
07-25-2011, 07:41 PM
I use the default because, as Skillet said, it's the only officially supported skin.

And because of this thread, like Burnout, I temporarily changed it back to the old version just to see it again.

I do like the Black/Gold theme but it doesn't have the header and link to the rest of the site like this one does.

But I'm curious, who made these other themes? Were they made by RX or other users? And if other users, how could I go about making my own and submitting it to the site?

Verdinial
07-25-2011, 07:46 PM
I found out how literally a day ago but I'm sticking with the original, it's grown on me :)

berserk4brick69
07-30-2011, 05:20 AM
Looked at it a few times didn t know what it was. Just read this and changed it to black and gold. Wow !