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    New Header

    Just put up something temporary to symbolize "new life" for the TFF.

    Kenny will undoubtedly come up with something much nicer, as he did with the Les Paul Forum, that I will load in its place.

    By the way, for those who are interested, that is a 1959 Strat and a 1952 Tele from my collection.

    Rock on guys!

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    Nice guitars Mike, but a bit of a shock.

    I've been here since '07 and we've never known anything except for the original masthead.

    I s'pose it'll grow on me......
    "When injustice becomes law then rebellion becomes duty."

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    Re: New Header

    phantomman, there will be more changes coming when we upgrade the vBulletin software, so get ready!

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    Mike,

    Are those your guitars? If so, can you email the individual pictures to me?

    Kenny

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    Re: New Header

    Kenny, I will take some high res photos of each guitar individually tomorrow and will email to you.

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    Re: New Header

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeSlub View Post
    phantomman, there will be more changes coming when we upgrade the vBulletin software, so get ready!
    Is it gonna be like what you did to the LPF? That turned out rather nicely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smitty_p View Post
    Is it gonna be like what you did to the LPF? That turned out rather nicely.
    Yessir!

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    Re: New Header

    sweet
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    Re: New Header

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeSlub View Post
    Kenny, I will take some high res photos of each guitar individually tomorrow and will email to you.
    Cool. If you can, please shoot them against a light colored background. Actually, anything other than black.

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    Re: New Header

    Hope this change won't be too radical. I'm an old man that still thinks computers are a passing phase!
    I forgot what I was going to say...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Ranger View Post
    Hope this change won't be too radical. I'm an old man that still thinks computers are a passing phase!
    +1!

    I still have to manually set and wind my watch. And I never quite mastered the task of setting the clock on my VCR.

    "When injustice becomes law then rebellion becomes duty."

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    Re: New Header

    From an operational standpoint, it will be exactly like the LPF. The color scheme, will most likely be, as close to what we have now as possible.

    I can certainly empathize with those of you who don't like change (I don't either), but this upgrade is truly necessary. These upgrades should've come in small increments over the last few years, instead of one big jump. For whatever reason, they didn't.

    Just bear with us and I promise that the site will be much better. Also, the current staff here, (and the LPF), are committed to addressing issues and providing the best possible member experience...

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    Re: New Header

    Quote Originally Posted by KennyF View Post
    Mike,

    Are those your guitars? If so, can you email the individual pictures to me?

    Kenny
    Mike,

    Are those your guitars? If so, can you mail the individual guitars to me?

    Smitty

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Ranger View Post
    Hope this change won't be too radical. I'm an old man that still thinks computers are a passing phase!
    Don't worry, Ranger. The change at the Les Paul Forum was handled very well. Mike let everyone know well in advance, he even put a scrolling banner across the main forum page to let everyone know. None of the functionality was altered, as far as I could tell. The aesthetics were changed a little but not in a drastic way.

    Kenny is right. Updating the software is necessary, if for no other reason, but to enhance security.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smitty_p View Post
    Don't worry, Ranger. The change at the Les Paul Forum was handled very well. Mike let everyone know well in advance, he even put a scrolling banner across the main forum page to let everyone know. None of the functionality was altered, as far as I could tell. The aesthetics were changed a little but not in a drastic way.

    Kenny is right. Updating the software is necessary, if for no other reason, but to enhance security.
    Exactly!

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    Re: New Header

    I see the same banner???

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    Re: New Header

    My point of view:

    1- changes will always be welcome as long as they don't make things harder for the older members.

    2 - lovely guitars, Mike!!!

    3 - please, don't make the layout too modern, leave the Magneto font on the header, as this place always felt like a warm welcoming old salloon!

    4 - Good to see you guys really won't shut down TFF! Yeeeeehaw!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by melody View Post
    I see the same banner???
    Try reloading the page. If that doesn't work, clear your cache and log back on.

    Word of caution: If you clear your cache will lose any settings and remembered logins on other websites, too.

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    Smitty, I'm gonna run away and go live in the woods! No...wait.... I do live in the woods. Never mind.

    Oh, I did take a peek at the LPF site. Took ten minutes for it to open up on my ancient system and when it did I didn't stay long. Sure did smell a lot of cork there. Didn't look like a place I'd like to be so I left and went to bed. Sure, I had a '58 LP once when it was about 4 years old and they were selling for peanuts as no one wanted them much in those days. Life's become too dog eat dog and far too complicated now. Think I'll go have me some lunch.

    Edit: I'm starting to get one of those bad feelings now... I'm not sure I'm gonna like what's gonna happen. Lunch was great, but I'm feeling sorta dizzy and gonna go lay down now...
    Last edited by Old Ranger; 03-08-2015 at 11:42 AM. Reason: Added thought.
    I forgot what I was going to say...

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    Quote Originally Posted by phantomman View Post
    +1!

    I still have to manually set and wind my watch. And I never quite mastered the task of setting the clock on my VCR.


    Roger, I got one that stays wound as long as I wear it. Dat's hi tech huh? Still gotta wind the pocket watch though... But I quit setting the VCR as everytime I run the microwave when the heater's on the breaker will pop killing the power to 2/3rds of the house.
    I forgot what I was going to say...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Ranger View Post
    Edit: I'm starting to get one of those bad feelings now... I'm not sure I'm gonna like what's gonna happen.
    I'd say to just give it a fair chance. I was on LPF before the upgrade and after. Seriously, in the background there were probably numerous improvements, but from our perspective as users, there were only a very few cosmetic changes. All the subforums that were there before were still there. the overall organization of the forum was retained, as well. Using the forum really didn't change as a result of the upgrade. Mike had been doing a few changes that improved the usability prior to the software upgrade, but those changes really had nothing to do with the upgrade, itself.

    The forum had an overall gold against black look before and Mike kept that general look. Mike changed the header, some of the icons for the subforums were given a new look, and the font was freshened up a bit, too.

    So, don't sweat it, too much. I do hope, however, that your computer won't choke on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Ranger View Post
    Roger, I got one that stays wound as long as I wear it.
    As do I. Trouble is, I'll go for days without wearing the damn thing. So I gotta shake the hell out of the sumbitch to wake them Swiss elves up whenever I need a "tactical" timepiece.

    "When injustice becomes law then rebellion becomes duty."

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    Re: New Header

    The change will be fine. The look will be slightly different but the dumb asses will be the same.

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    Re: New Header

    Kenny did another Forum banner that looks great IMHO.

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    Thanks Mike! It's all about that KILLER '52!

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    Sometimes change is traumatic - sometimes its pretty Dayum cool.

    I can hang! Nice job - Really nice job - thanks for all you guys have done!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FrankJohnson View Post
    Sometimes change is traumatic - sometimes its pretty Dayum cool.

    I can hang! Nice job - Really nice job - thanks for all you guys have done!
    Thanks! Glad you like it, so far...

    By the way... That Mike's '52... Killer lookin' axe, huh?

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    Nice banner! I liked the old one but this is fresh.

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    Re: New Header

    I like how you incorporated the Fender logo. Nice touch.

    Yes, the guitar looks cool and that is nice bit of graphics work. Very professional.

    I also like how the photo isn't just some stock photo pulled from somewhere. It's an actual member's (in this case, the Admin's) guitar.

    *******

    No Stratocaster, anymore?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don View Post
    Nice banner! I liked the old one but this is fresh.
    Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by smitty_p View Post
    I like how you incorporated the Fender logo. Nice touch.

    *******

    No Stratocaster, anymore?
    Thanks!

    There could be... Stayed tuned... Mike also sent me a picture of his KILLER '59 Strat... Ya never know...

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    Re: New Header

    Sweet!!! The tele pic is just perfect!

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    Quote Originally Posted by de Melo View Post
    Sweet!!! The tele pic is just perfect!
    That thing kicks ass, right?

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    Big time, partner.

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    I keep hearing about this new header thing but I can't see any difference. It looks the same as it did before. I don't get it.

    Must be that I live in the Twilight Zone and nothing is EVER normal here!
    I forgot what I was going to say...

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    It'll change soon enough, Ranger. Some computers and tablets keep showing the older one.

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    I'd like to see a Stratocaster image returned to the header, thankyouvurrymuch.
    "When injustice becomes law then rebellion becomes duty."

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    OK. Guess that since I'm on dialup and have a computer that is looked upon as antique it may be sometime next year when I see these changes no? Like I said, I'm in the Twilight Zone here. Nothing works as it should. House wiring has a mind of it's own. Roof leaks at times and then not. Never seen a complete single YouTube thing here ever. Got armadillos and skunks probing my defenses for the coyotes and wild boar in the area. They even use scorpions as sappers to get into the house and attack me. So if my computer doesn't pick up on a new header, then that's the least of my worries I suppose.
    I forgot what I was going to say...

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    Sounds like grist for a pretty good C&W anthem along the lines of Tim McGraw's "All I Want Is A Life", Ranger.

    "When injustice becomes law then rebellion becomes duty."

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    Quote Originally Posted by phantomman View Post
    I'd like to see a Stratocaster image returned to the header, thankyouvurrymuch.
    It can, and probably will happen, sooner or later. This was actually my fault. My intention was to work on both of Mike's guitars, (his '52 Tele and his '59 Strat). Unfortunately, in a hurray to get something "temporarily" on the site, I chose to work the Tele first, for no particular reason. After 6 hours of staring at my high resolution monitor, my eyes were burning and I really needed to go to bed.

    Bear with me, brother... We'll get there...

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    I can live with that.

    The post counter doesn't appear to be indexing. This is the fifth post I've made since my total reached "4997".
    "When injustice becomes law then rebellion becomes duty."

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