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Styles - these are pretty much "locked." I can tweak them or change the default, but adding new ones means uninstalling and reinstalling all of the mods, which is a pain. You can choose which theme you see by making a change to your profile. (I take no responsibility for the names of the themes)
<ul><li>AcidTechBlood Ex - This is the default theme, and what most of you are looking at right now.
<li>AcidTechBlood - The same theme as above, but with a fixed width. On higher-res screens, this will mean you'll have lots of blank space on the sides. Some people prefer that (for reading longer messages), and it was no trouble to add it.
<li>Aoelus - The old default. A slate-blue/cyan theme
<li>BlueAndGrey - A basic, fixed-width theme. The name kinda says it all.
<li>ExtremeDark Red - Another red/black theme like the default, but with more black and dark grey, less red.
<li>subSilver - The default phpBB theme. If you've been to other web forums that use this software, you've probably seen this, since most of them use it. It's a blue, white, and silver theme.</ul>
Mods - these modify the look and functionality of the board, across all themes.
<ul>Mods that affect how you use the forum
<li>Add "Full Name" to Profile - Since real names were encouraged on the old board, I added this mod, which lets people add their names to their profiles. The admins have decided to make these fields mandatory in an effort to thwart would-be spammers and trolls.
<li>Search latest 24h 48h 72h - Lets you quickly see all the posts in the last X hours, instead of just the posts since your last visit
<li>Left/Center/Right Align BBCode - Lets you specify how your text is aligned on the screen
<li>Fixed date format for non technical users - Lets you determine your date format with a pulldown menu instead of the arcane text-entry format phpBB normally uses
<li>Resend Account Activation E-mail - If new users don't get their account activation email, they can request another email</ul>
<ul>Mods that affect how you see the forum
<li>News Block Mod - Allows you to see news items on the main index page.
<li>View Profile Sig - Displays your signature in your public profile, and not just at the bottom of your messages.
<li>Welcome on Index - Adds a simple welcome message if you're logged in, and an invitation to register if you're not.
<li>forum logo setting - Lets us define a forum logo, and lets us make it different for each theme
<li>Auto Shorten URLs - If someone posts a really long URL in a page, this will shorten it on-screen, but keep it clickable
<li>Better captcha - <acronym title="Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart">CAPTCHA</acronym> is an acronym that refers to visual human-verification schemes. This mod only affects new users registering for the forum, but it makes the visual verification a bit more robust, making it harder for automated programs to create accounts and send SPAM to it.</ul>
<ul>Mods that otherwise affect users
<li>Remote Avatar Check - Keeps users from using a remote avatar that's too big (this affects you only because a really large avatar could mess up the appearance of the page or how long it takes to load)
<li>Profile Only For Logged In - Protects your profile from being viewed by guests. Only registered members can see your public profile.</ul>
<ul>Mods for administrators (most of you won't care about these, but I'll list them anyhow)
<li>Admin Userlist - Lets admin manage user accounts more easily, without having to type a user's name in.
<li>Admin phpInfo - Lets admins see various info about the version of PHP installed on the server
<li>Styles Usage counter - Lets admins see how many users are using each style (on the style management page)
<li>Ban reasons - If admins need to ban anyone for some reason (hopefully that never happens), they can add in some text explaining the ban
<li>Forum Meta Tags - Lets admins define meta tags to help search engines categorize our forum.
<li>Fix username and password for FireFox/Netscape browser - When admins edit another user's account, this prevents Firefox from plugging the admin's password into the user's account, which could result in the user's password being accidentally changed.
<li>Change Poster - Lets admins change who posted a message - installed primarily to help us manually move the forum over from the other server. Otherwise of limited use.</ul>
If you ask for other features and I am able to add them, I'll add them to the list in this sticky message.