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Creating Countdown Timers

Discussion in 'Admin. Announcements' started by SH0CK, May 8, 2016.

  1. SH0CK

    SH0CK Stylin' and Profilin' Quasi Tech Admin

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    Through a lot of time and effort by Keno and myself, we created the VegasMessageBoard.com Countdown Timer many years ago. But, with the update of the board software came the idea to make it even easier to use, so we contacted a developer who helped us integrate the Countdown Timer into the user profiles. Now that we've updated to Xenforo, the setup process has changed once again.

    The timer features 92 graphic backgrounds with the choice of 8 fonts that can be displayed in 12 colors. The timer is always a work-in-progress, and we may be adding more options in the future.

    Special thanks to Char1, DReynolds86, Keno and multiple others for creation of the background images featured on this board.

    We hope you all enjoy it :)
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    To set up the Countdown Timer, hover over your name at the top, right hand side of the board and this menu will appear:

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    Click on Countdown Timers and choose "Add New Timer" in the top, right corner. From here you can enter any text you want to display with your timer, choose the color of the timer text, the font, the background and enter the date and time of your arrival.

    If you wish to remove an existing timer, go to this same page and select "Delete" under the timer you wish to remove.
     
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2016
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  2. XKxRome0ox

    XKxRome0ox Tourist

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    how many posts do i need before i can put up multiple countdown banners?
     
  3. SH0CK

    SH0CK Stylin' and Profilin' Quasi Tech Admin

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    That's a perk for users with over 100 posts
     
  4. Multifarious5

    Multifarious5 High-Roller

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    Great job on the timers guys. You gave us a bunch of great options; they're all really pretty. I also appreciate you took the time to let us choose colors and fonts!

    P.S. when my hubby starts getting a case of Vegasitis, he always asks me to pull up VMB so he can see what the countdown timer is at!
    :D:woohoo:
     
    Sooooo far away still...
    Cosmo, always our favorite part of our trip!
  5. Sonya

    Sonya Queen of VMB

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    Kudos go to SH0CK for the original idea and following through, and then encouraging me to persevere through the difficulty with our developer. SH0CK and Char1 came up with and created the new timer backgrounds. It wouldn't have been possible without them. :nworthy:

    I love that your husband asks you to pull up the timer. I'd be asking every day if my timer was as close as yours is. :) Have a great trip!
     
  6. DaiLun

    DaiLun R.C., L.C., and A.A.N.G.

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    Are you going to add a banner for Palace Station anytime soon?
     
    New Orleans 7* retreat. Food, food, and more food . . . .
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  7. Marilynfan

    Marilynfan Low-Roller

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    That was my question. Yippee I am over 100 now. Off to make my second timer!
     
  8. Multifarious5

    Multifarious5 High-Roller

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    Oh now he's sometimes asking more than once a dayto see the timers!!!! :) :) :)

    I am excited for YOUR upcoming trip Sonya...have a blast, and yes, everyone did great on the timers, we love them!
     
    Sooooo far away still...
    Cosmo, always our favorite part of our trip!
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