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    I have a suggestion. It's nothing earth-shattering, but one of my pet peeves about "out of the box customizable web packages" is when the admins get the core pages looking like "their own", but neglect that icon up in the address bar. If you don't know what I'm talking about, look up at the address bar right now, and you'll see something that looks like this Click image for larger version

Name:	vbulletin.png
Views:	34
Size:	694 Bytes
ID:	1576

    That's the VBulletin logo. Nothing really wrong with it, but it's just ... bleh. Wouldn't it be nicer if you had something that was "yours" (the forum)? There are added advantages, when a user saves it in their favorites, the logo shows up with the saved favorite, plus if a user has several VBulletin sites open at once, the tab with this one is easily identifiable.

    Here's a link - http://www.chami.com/tips/internet/110599i.html - that describes this all, but basically you create a 16 x 16 pixel logo, save it in Windows Icon format (the link has a tool that lets you do that), and save it in the root of the system as faveicon.ico (VBulletin may have another method of assigning the file).

    Sometimes it takes a while for it to "kick in" for all the users, but once done, it adds a nice little touch to the site.
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    That's not the icon I am seeing. We changed the .ico to look like this: Click image for larger version

Name:	MyICO.jpg
Views:	13
Size:	4.4 KB
ID:	1580

    I wonder if everyone else is seeing the vBulletin ico?
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Cruiseman View Post
      That's not the icon I am seeing. We changed the .ico to look like this: [ATTACH=CONFIG]n1580[/ATTACH]

      I wonder if everyone else is seeing the vBulletin ico?
      I definitely am. My guess is that you changed it after I had logged in the first time, and it's stored in my history.
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        Check at the very bottom of the web page that you have DEFAULT STYLE selected and see if it changes.
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        • #5
          Yep, that's what I've got, even after clearing the history. Sometimes, web access has lots of blocks at work (though it seems to have pulled down the VBulletin logo OK). I'll take a look at it at home this evening.
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          • #6
            Came home, and I'm getting the VBulletin logo at home too.
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            • #7
              I'm also getting the VBulletin logo as as well.
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              • #8
                I'm getting a blank page icon...V bulletin for that 'other' forum....
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                • #9
                  I'm using IE10 and see NO logo at all next to the URL and get the same results at home on IE11 in compatibility mode.
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                  • #10
                    Cruiseman, here's my suggestion, and it won't hurt my feelings at all to ignore it (and you don't even have to give credit if you do it and it works ).

                    Don't depend on the header directive in the generated HTML code. On your server, go through all the folders and remove (or rename, I'd just remove them if it were me) any graphics that are "faveicon.ico". Then put yours (using that file name) in every single folder.

                    I've set up a number of boards that were Joomla! based that had the same problem. Even though Joomla! is a different system, both systems are Apache/PHP/MySQL based. I think the coding just gets a little "lost" sometimes, and Apache delivers up the default icon.
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                    • #11
                      I can't help thinking that in the scheme of things, this is a very low priority. Not throwing the BS flag, just saying that there's a lot more important things to worry about with the roll-out of the site.
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                      • #12
                        Yup, which was why I included the "nothing earth shattering" disclaimer. Also worth noting, they THOUGHT it was done and working, but apparently it's not.
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                        • #13
                          If you have DEFAULT STYLE selected (bottom of page), you should be seeing the favicon correctly.
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                          • #14
                            I have that set, but it's still not working properly.
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