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Turnstone
11-30-2016, 12:54 AM
This site is a home away from home me for a lot of us so let us decorate it for Christmas. Can we actually change out the banner to the holiday one this year? Let's see the Santa hats in the avatars, too. I will be changing mine in a bit. Merry Christmas everyone.

Powder
11-30-2016, 01:05 AM
I don't want a Santa Hat, I am the forum Scrooge and/or Grinch.

TigerClaw
11-30-2016, 08:02 AM
This site is a home away from home me for a lot of us so let us decorate it for Christmas. Can we actually change out the banner to the holiday one this year? Let's see the Santa hats in the avatars, too. I will be changing mine in a bit. Merry Christmas everyone.
Unfortunately, I can't find an image of TigerClaw with a Santa Hat.

Turnstone
11-30-2016, 04:58 PM
It's not too hard to add them through Photoshop or some basic art program.

TigerClaw
11-30-2016, 05:28 PM
It's not too hard to add them through Photoshop or some basic art program.
I don't have any photo editing skills.

TigerClaw
11-30-2016, 05:51 PM
Ok, I found a site where you can add a Santa Hat to an exciting photo, However the image will have watermarks all over unless you purchase it, So here's my attempt.

http://i64.tinypic.com/2mql010.png

TheSkeletonMan939
11-30-2016, 05:57 PM
The only thing worse than having a special Christmas banner for a website is having that still be the banner in April. Which it what would happen if we got a Christmas banner.

ToTheNines
11-30-2016, 06:00 PM
The only thing worse than having a special Christmas banner for a website is having that still be the banner in April. Which it what would happen if we got a Christmas banner.

Lol, this place can be pretty white trash at times. I say let's go for it.

Powder
11-30-2016, 06:09 PM
To be even more a curmudgeon, frankly, I like that this site is one of the few places I can go to escape all the normie trend BS. No holiday flair, memes, hash-tags, relatively light on politics/celebrity news, it's a bit of a nerd shelter. Just turtle talk on a grey back-drop. Old-school. If it ain't broke...

So I say if you (as individuals) wanna do Christmas, you do Christmas! Enjoy it. Those of us who don't, can continue to be joyless voids, just the way we like it. :tlol:

CylonsKlingonsDaleksOhMy
11-30-2016, 06:14 PM
To be even more a curmudgeon, frankly, I like that this site is one of the few places I can go to escape all the normie trend BS. No holiday flair, memes, hash-tags, relatively light on politics/celebrity news, it's a bit of a nerd shelter. Just turtle talk on a grey back-drop. Old-school. If it ain't broke...

So I say if you (as individuals) wanna do Christmas, you do Christmas! Enjoy it. Those of us who don't, can continue to be joyless voids, just the way we like it. :tlol:

I do love how no-frills this site is. Hell, I even have everyone's signatures turned off. It's freaking beautiful in its simplicity.

Powder
11-30-2016, 06:18 PM
It really is refreshing compared to the rest of the commercial web. Its basic layout is aesthetically pleasing, easy to use, & it runs smoothly. I can't say that for sites like Facebook, for example.

CylonsKlingonsDaleksOhMy
11-30-2016, 06:21 PM
It really is refreshing compared to the rest of the commercial web. Its basic layout is aesthetically pleasing, easy to use, & it runs smoothly. I can't say that for sites like Facebook, for example.

Ugh, too true. I can't think of a single other website that has stuck to its original layout and held true to the principle of "if it ain't broke".

TheSkeletonMan939
11-30-2016, 06:26 PM
The 'Drome's layout is keeping it simple, stupid. Other forums (mostly anything powered by Invision) have a dozen plugins for Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Spotify, you name it. And those little notification jingles and whatnot personally bother me more than anything. It's easy to poke fun at what a dinosaur this website is, but if it's layout were really that bad and ancient then we wouldn't have anywhere near as strong a userbase as we do.

snake
11-30-2016, 06:33 PM
The drome is the only forum I browse for a reason. The layout is the definition of comfy. I do wish that we got more regulars, but that's no one can fix that.

IndigoErth
11-30-2016, 08:33 PM
Yeah, keep it clean and simple. So much easier on the eyes. I only wish there was an option to freeze gif signatures rather than hide all since I otherwise like some of the signatures you guys have. (Not that I don't like some of the gifs, it's just that the amount of movement is a bit hard on the eyes when there is an army of them, esp big ones, close together in a thread.)

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I'm not much of one for changing avatars and would rather leave the serious looking mash-up as is, but I'll bite a little if it counts if I change the image on my profile instead...

Yes, I used PD Leo; was him on my profile already so I stuck with him and switched it with one of my fave legit cute shots of him, and if I do say so myself, is now too stinkin' cute with the addition of a Santa hat. (And if that sounded a tiny bit fangirly, oh well... Merry Christmas. lol)

http://forums.thetechnodrome.com/customprofilepics/profilepic13136_4.gif

Turnstone
11-30-2016, 10:40 PM
Good grief you heathens. Lighten up. All I was talking about was changing the banner which used to be a tradition. Sorry for actually enjoying the Christmas season. You guys really do know how to suck the fun out of life sometimes. I do not need a rant from you Powder in return, please. Mods, please take note of the aforementioned request.

sdp
11-30-2016, 11:03 PM
Isn't the drome christmas banner the same one with just a few badly photoshopped ornaments?

I hope it gets updated I love it and all these negative replies are making me want to switch to a X-Mas inspired avatar.

Powder
11-30-2016, 11:42 PM
Good grief you heathens. Lighten up. All I was talking about was changing the banner which used to be a tradition. Sorry for actually enjoying the Christmas season. You guys really do know how to suck the fun out of life sometimes. I do not need a rant from you Powder in return, please. Mods, please take note of the aforementioned request.

People who don't celebrate Christmas are heathens? That's not very merry. :ohwell:

I think myself & others interpreted this one part of your post-

Let's see the Santa hats in the avatars, too.

-as a suggestion of Krang putting Santa hats on everyone's avatars, which is why you're seeing people say "nah". I for one have no problem with people opting to do it themselves, nor am I against the banner change. Simple misunderstanding. The fun is only sucked out if you let it be. Have some turtle egg nog & relax, no one here wants to spoil your spirit.

CylonsKlingonsDaleksOhMy
12-01-2016, 08:24 AM
People who don't celebrate Christmas are heathens? That's not very merry. :ohwell:

Burn the witch!

Wait, sorry, that's Duckie. Stone the heathen!

DestronMirage22
12-01-2016, 08:27 AM
Burn the witch!

Wait, sorry, that's Duckie. Stone the heathen!

What about a good hanging? :P

DarkFell
12-01-2016, 11:32 AM
Burn the witch!

Wait, sorry, that's Duckie. Stone the heathen!

Get the Black Knight instead.

http://img.pandawhale.com/81102-Monty-Python-Holy-Grail-black-VfJl.gif

I might do something Christmas-y with my avatar ..IDK just yet.

As for the site banner, it's fine as it is.

plastroncafe
12-01-2016, 11:51 AM
People who don't celebrate Christmas are heathens? That's not very merry. :ohwell:


Not all of us.
Some of us are heretics.

CylonsKlingonsDaleksOhMy
12-01-2016, 12:07 PM
Not all of us.
Some of us are heretics.

All my friends are heretics take it slow...

No, doesn't have the same ring to it. :tconfuse:

Machias Banshee
12-01-2016, 09:03 PM
I don't see any issues of people wanting to play with their own avatars and signatures for the holidays. I always like to break out the lit-up Mango tree.. :)

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d172/Machias_Banshee/ChristmasMango-2.gif (http://s35.photobucket.com/user/Machias_Banshee/media/ChristmasMango-2.gif.html)


~Machias

snake
12-01-2016, 09:43 PM
http://i1.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/706/064/1fe.jpg

MsMarvelDuckie
12-04-2016, 08:36 PM
Did I hear my name? Ah Cylons you KILL me! Also stoning was a punishment for wiches too, you know. Just sayin'.

I MAY do a Chirstmas avatar just fpr fun. I don't celebrate Christmas per se, but I DO subscribe to the season's "original" meaning- love, family, hope, and light. So in that sense I enjoy the holidays as much as anyone. Blessed be, all!

CylonsKlingonsDaleksOhMy
12-04-2016, 09:17 PM
Did I hear my name? Ah Cylons you KILL me! Also stoning was a punishment for wiches too, you know. Just sayin'.

I MAY do a Chirstmas avatar just fpr fun. I don't celebrate Christmas per se, but I DO subscribe to the season's "original" meaning- love, family, hope, and light. So in that sense I enjoy the holidays as much as anyone. Blessed be, all!

I don't kill you, scared mobs with pitchforks and torches kill you. :trazz:

Sorry, I couldn't resist. That was the PERFECT straight line. :twink:

Cure
12-05-2016, 12:55 AM
I think my avatar already fits.

Mzx10484
12-05-2016, 02:03 AM
Jesus was probably born in summer. I personally celebrate winter solstice! 8)

Optimus Primer
12-05-2016, 08:29 AM
I'm actually surprised I found a Christmas Ice Cream Kitty pic.
ALSO: Could I suggest a TMNT smilie with a Santa hat? Like this :tparty: but Santa.

CylonsKlingonsDaleksOhMy
12-05-2016, 08:35 AM
I think my avatar already fits.

He needs a Santa hat. :trazz:

Candy Kappa
12-05-2016, 01:09 PM
He needs a Santa hat. :trazz:

Or a birthday hat and a cake :lol:

CylonsKlingonsDaleksOhMy
12-05-2016, 01:42 PM
Or a birthday hat and a cake :lol:

:tlol:

Let's compromise; birthday Santa hat and a cake.

MsMarvelDuckie
12-05-2016, 06:16 PM
I don't kill you, scared mobs with pitchforks and torches kill you. :trazz:

Sorry, I couldn't resist. That was the PERFECT straight line. :twink:


Too funny. I KNEW there was a reason I liked you lol! And they can't kill ME (unless they happen to have a bucket of water handy!) :tshifty:


Jesus was probably born in summer. I personally celebrate winter solstice! 8)


Actually it would have been mid-spring. Around tax-time, after all the new livestock was born. Do I see a fellow follower of the Old Ways? Merry meet!


Or a birthday hat and a cake :lol:


I second that!

DestronMirage22
12-05-2016, 10:12 PM
New sig pic is the only change I'm doing. What do you guys think of it?

Powder
12-05-2016, 10:36 PM
It's too big.

DestronMirage22
12-06-2016, 07:11 AM
It's too big.

Fixed it! :)

MsMarvelDuckie
12-06-2016, 12:03 PM
Cute but what does it have to do with Christmas/holidays?

I just changed mine to something a bit more in the spirit of the season.

DestronMirage22
12-06-2016, 03:06 PM
Cute but what does it have to do with Christmas/holidays?

Uh....she's a little less than unsatisfied with the gift they got her? :P
I've always loved the card and just wanted to share it with you guys via my sig.

Alternatively there's this:
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/33/4e/56/334e5604b02cd3b4160e65458755d184.jpg
:)

ProactiveMan
12-06-2016, 09:10 PM
Jesus was probably born in summer. I personally celebrate winter solstice! 8)

It is summer. 8)

MsMarvelDuckie
12-07-2016, 06:52 PM
That's because you're in the "backwards" hemisphere lol!

ProactiveMan
12-08-2016, 01:12 AM
You haven’t lived until you’ve celebrated Christmas in 110° weather.

MsMarvelDuckie
12-08-2016, 08:11 PM
How about 80°? Is that close enough?

IndigoErth
12-08-2016, 08:40 PM
I'd gladly take some of that warmth off your hands, either of you.

ProactiveMan
12-09-2016, 01:40 AM
I don't think I would last long in a cold climate. I hate the winter here and it rarely gets below freezing.

Candy Kappa
12-09-2016, 03:20 AM
I'm opposite :lol: can't handle the heat, I'll wear t-shirt and shorts in -25°C snowstorm. But the past summers have been reaching +30°C to +36°C, and it's murder.

DarkFell
12-09-2016, 11:07 AM
I can take what counts for winter here. However brief our winter season is, it knocks back the humidity.

I absolutely hate the amount of humidity that the summer months bring - usually we'll been be sweltering from the humidity 'down South' during the summer, while the Mid Plains and the eastern states get the stormy weather due in part to the moisture from the Gulf coast.