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The Return of The Countdown Timers

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by SH0CK, Jun 16, 2014.

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  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 contacted a developer who helped us intergrate the Countdown Timer into the user profiles.

    The timer features <strike> 14 </strike>&nbsp;<strike> 32 </strike> &nbsp;<strike> 40 </strike> &nbsp;<strike> 42 </strike> &nbsp;<strike> 48 </strike> &nbsp;<strike> 53 </strike>&nbsp;<strike> 55 </strike>&nbsp;<strike> 90 </strike> 92 graphic backgrounds with the choice of <strike> 5 </strike>&nbsp; 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. If you would like to contribute by creating a background, please see this thread.

    I hope you all enjoy it :)

    1. To create your new timer, go to the top of the forum and click on My Profile.
    2. From there, click on the Countdown Timer tab. If you have an existing timer, it will show up there.
    3. If not, click the Add New Timer link.
    4. The form will appear and you will also note it says how many timers you are allowed at one time. Some users are allowed more than 1 timer at a time.
    5. Fill out the form with the date, time, font, font color, time zone, and background of your choice. You also may leave a short message (80 characters), if you choose, which will be displayed above your timer.
    6. Click the More Backgrounds link below the backgrounds to see more than the first 28 backgrounds.
    7. After making your selections, click submit.
    8. The page will refresh and your new timer will be show on your screen.*

    *NOTE:
    If you receive an error message stating "Please delete any previous created timer to create a new one," you must click Cancel\Go Back and delete an existing timer before you can add another.
     
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  2. M_ILIS

    M_ILIS High-Roller

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    Thanks for working on this. Mine are showing up centered and side-by-side, while others seem to display the old style of flush left and stacked one of top of the other. Is that controllable or is the side-by-side just the new format? (Not a big deal either way, just curious.)
     
  3. SH0CK

    SH0CK Stylin' and Profilin' Quasi Tech Admin

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    That's the new format for 2 timers. The ones you referenced are the old timers that haven't expired yet.
     
  4. DReynolds86

    DReynolds86 Come On, You Blues!

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    Nice to see a couple of the timers I designed are getting some play.
     
  5. john meriman

    john meriman merri by name merry by nature

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    thanks-very easy now to create timer.:wink2::beer::beer:
     
  6. Sonya

    Sonya Queen of VMB

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    We love your timers, DR! I think Scott added a few new ones of yours too.

    Thanks for making them for us! :nworthy:
     
  7. DReynolds86

    DReynolds86 Come On, You Blues!

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    Anytime. I have fun making them.
     
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    TIMSPEED !địt mẹ!

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    Thanks for adding mine too! (Sam's Town!)
     
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    can we a get a Linq one made? I'd love to use that for my November trip
     
  10. SH0CK

    SH0CK Stylin' and Profilin' Quasi Tech Admin

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    All set :)
     
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    Awesome looks great!
     
  12. Kcitsme

    Kcitsme Low-Roller

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    Thank you!
     
  13. DReynolds86

    DReynolds86 Come On, You Blues!

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    Looks good. Well done.
     
  14. Brewfangrb

    Brewfangrb Low-Roller

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    Dumb question: I've selected my time zone and the time I leave (hey, vacation starts when you leave not when you arrive!) but it's 2 hours "fast". So does it just then calibrate to Vegas time (I'm central time, so 2 hours ahead of Vegas). Nbd, it's just curious.
     
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    sfchris Low-Roller

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    There's a possible problem with the countdown timers: Mine was set to Vegas time but was off by 8 hours. I ended up having to use a timezone of GMT -1 hour (Cape Verde Islands) to get it to display the correct countdown.

    Also, it would be nice if there was a preview/edit mode so we don't have to delete/recreate when a mistake is made.
     
  16. SH0CK

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    I believe we have that corrected now.
     
  17. Chuck2009x

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    I don't know if this affects countdown timers, but it probably does. One thing people may not realize is that if you're logged in, the timestamps on posts, etc. will reflect the time zone setting of your computer. If you're not logged in, they don't, and I'm assuming they show the time based on the time zone of the server, which would put the server in Mountain Time U.S. based on what I see.
     
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    macwjp Low-Roller

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    Still seeing issue with timer. Mine set to my local tz which is Atlantic but still appears to be way off.
     
  19. SH0CK

    SH0CK Stylin' and Profilin' Quasi Tech Admin

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    How about now?
     
  20. macwjp

    macwjp Low-Roller

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    That looks better Shock. Did I have something set wrong on my timer that you fixed for me?
     
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