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Peace with Spain was signed in February 1720. In late April its news arrived to the West Indies, so all the Navies got allied against the common foe – pirates, making their trade more difficult to survive. Which side are you on?

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Feb 8 2017, 08:35 PM
Hey all!

While we aren't moving just yet, the new site is ready and waiting for the adventures of all of our characters. However, as the new site is radically different from this one in terms of look and feel, I'd thought I would post a little info on how to use the new site for those of you that may look at it and wonder where everything is.

When you open our new site in your browser, you'll see this:



On the left side of the board the sidebar is fixed so that it scrolls along with you when you navigate the board. That means that no matter where you are in a topic or on the index page, the c-box and all the relevant links will always be within easy reach.

However before I go more in-depth with the sidebar, I'll mention that is very different from BTM's layout. On Caribbean Dawn, the banner is not a link to the index page but rather a decorative front for more info. If you move your mouse curser over the banner, it will fade away and reveal a variety of information:


The information you may find here is admin updates in the upper left corner. Here the staff will update you on technical or non-roleplay related issues or updates.

Just beneath the admin update box is an introduction to new members on how to begin their journey on Caribbean Dawn.

In the middle of the banner is a field called the Caribbean Gazette. This is where major plots will be posted to allow you all to easily identify which large plots are ongoing or upcoming and if you have a character that is eligible to participate.

On the right side is a list of our staff so that new members and guests can identify who to direct questions or advertisement requests to.

Finally, on the bottom of the banner is something new to our site. An advertisement for ideas or plots. So far, most plots have been crafted between two writers by plot pages, PMs or c-box discussions. The purpose of the idea advertisement is that members can post a plot idea they would like to have happen to their own character but haven't found someone to do it with yet. Other players can they examine this advertisement list and who knows? Maybe two people get to plot who didn't originally think their characters would have any opportunity to meet.

Moving back to the c-box, it too contains a world of information that may seem hidden upon a first glance. This is because the c-box is tabbed and can be navigated using the little crowns under the square gif on the top.


The current layout of the sidebar is as follows: On the first page is the board c-box. The second page holds our plot information. The third page is a list of links to relevant topics on the board as well as links to the older volumes of our story. The fourth page is empty for the moment but will receive some information when relevant. The final page hold all of our affiliates.

This leads me to the final thing in the new layout that may affect your everyday use of Caribbean Dawn. We have mini-profiles now which is basically a collection of info about each character that will show up if you move your mouse cursor over a member's avatar. The information itself is fairly self-explanatory but I will show you where to input this information to make your own character's info appear on the profile:



In your control panel, there is a point called 'Edit Profile Info'. Click that and the first 6 fields contain the info that will go into your mini-profile. It is important to note that you MUST fill out all six fields in order to save the info.

The sixth field is an image field where you may post either a .gif animation featuring your character or just a regular static image in case you can't find a .gif you want to use or simply prefer a regular image.

Once that is filled out, it'll look like this:


The mini-profile makes it easy to quickly see key-info about characters that you are playing with in a topic but it also means that the avatar size is now required at a very specific number. When you make your new graphics, be sure to have them in 225x350 or they won't fit the mini profile.

In case anyone don't know how, or like to work with images then feel free to ask any of the staff or even our other friendly members for help and I am sure we we'll all be able to have lovely graphics on Caribbean Dawn.
May 6 2016, 10:27 PM
Hiya all!

I have just spend some time cleaning out the c-box of old registered users who either never posted or left us long ago. I decided to make December 31st 2015 the cut-off date so that any c-box account that has not been active after that date is now gone.

This was done mainly to open up names that might have been stuck with old abandoned accounts or temporary visitors that may now give name to future writing partners.

However, if by some accident that I have deleted your account then I apologise and hope that the re-registering doesn't cause too much inconvenience laugh.gif

-Shadow Government out! ph34r.gif
Sep 4 2015, 02:05 AM
Just a colour list, with the name and hex code for easy use. I've noticed a lot of people were looking for these; this is just a basic, simplified list. To colour text, use this format:

[*color=name of colour or hex]text here[/color*]

ie: this is beige text

Basic Colour List

Alicewhite | F0F8FF]
Antiquewhite | FAEBD7
Aqua | 00FFFF
Aquamarine | 7FFFD4
Azure | F0FFFF
Beige | F5F5DC
Bisque | FFE4C4
Black | 000000
Blanchedalmond | FFEBCD
Blue | 0000FF
Blueviolet | 8A2BE2
Brown | A52A2A
Burlywood | DEB887
Cadetblue | 5F9EA0
Chartreuse | 7FFF00
Chocolate | D2691E
Coral | FF7F50
Cornflowerblue | 6495ED
Cornsilk | FFF8DC
Crimson | DC143C
Cyan | 00FFFF
Darkblue | 00008B
Darkcyan | 008B8B
Darkgoldenrod | B8860B
Darkgray | A9A9A9
Darkgreen | 006400
Darkkhaki | BDB76B
Darkmagenta | 8B008B
Darkolivegreen | 556B2F
Darkorange | FF8C00
Darkorchid | 9932CC
Darkred | 8B0000
Darksalmon | E9967A
Darkseagreen | 8FBC8F
Darkslateblue | 483D8B
Darkslategray | 2F4F4F
Darkturquoise | 00CED1
Darkviolet | 9400D3
Deeppink | FF1493
Deepskyblue | 00BFFF
Dimgray | 696969
Dodgerblue | 1E90FF
Firebrick | B22222
Floralwhite | FFFAF0
Forestgreen | 228B22
Fuchsia | FF00FF
Gainsboro | DCDCDC
Ghostwhite | F8F8FF
Gold | FFD700
Goldenrod | DAA520
Gray | 808080
Green | 008000
Greenyellow | ADFF2F
Honeydew | F0FFF0
Hotpink | FF69B4
Indianred | CD5C5C
Indigo | 4B0082
Ivory | FFFFF0
Khaki | F0E68C
Lavender | E6E6FA
Lavenderblush | FFF0F5
Lawngreen | 7CFC00
Lemonchiffon | FFFACD
Lightblue | ADD8E6
Lightcoral | F08080
Lightcyan | E0FFFF
Lightgoldenrodyellow | FAFAD2
Lightgreen | 90EE90
Lightgrey | D3D3D3
Lightpink | FFB6C1
Lightsalmon | FFA07A
Lightseagreen | 20B2AA
Lightskyblue | 87CEFA
Lightslategray | 778899
Lightsteelblue | B0C4DE]
Linen | FAF0E6
Magenta | FF00FF
Maroon | 800000
Mediumaquamarine | 66CDAA
Mediumblue | 0000CD
Mediumorchid | BA55D3
Mediumpurple | 9370D8
Mediumseagreen | 3CB371
Mediumslateblue | 7B68EE
Mediumspringgreen | 00FA9A
Mediumturquoise | 48D1CC
Mediumvioletred | C71585
Midnightblue | 191970
Mintcream | F5FFFA
Mistyrose | FFE4E1
Moccasin | FFE4B5
Navajowhite | FFDEAD
Navy | 000080
Oldlace | FDF5E6
Olive | 808000
Olivedrab | 688E23
Orange | FFA500
Orangered | FF4500
Orchid | DA70D6
Palegoldenrod | EEE8AA
Palegreen | 98FB98
Paleturquoise | AFEEEE
Palevioletred | D87093
Papayawhip | FFEFD5
Peachpuff | FFDAB9
Peru | CD853F
Pink | FFC0CB
Plum | DDA0DD
Powderblue | B0E0E6
Purple | 800080
Red | FF0000
Rosybrown | BC8F8F
Royalblue | 4169E1
Saddlebrown | 8B4513
Salmon | FA8072
Sandybrown | F4A460
Seagreen | 2E8B57
Seashell | FFF5EE
Sienna | A0522D
Silver | C0C0C0
Skyblue | 87CEEB
Slateblue | 6A5ACD
Slategray | 708090
Snow | FFFAFA
Springgreen | 00FF7F
Steelblue | 4682B4
Tan | D2B48C
Teal | 008080
Thistle | D8BFD8
Tomato | FF6347
Turquoise | 40E0D0
Violet | EE82EE
Wheat | F5DEB3
White | FFFFFF
Whitesmoke | F5F5F5
Yellow | FFFF00
Yellowgreen | 9ACD32


Basic Colour List © .Star / Kia of RPG-Directory.
Aug 19 2015, 09:54 PM
Hey all,

Just wanted to tell you that I've added a 'quick reply' button on all the location subforums. This means that you don't have to into full post editing mode if you have already written your post in Word or Pages and just have to paste it into your topic.

It is located next to the 'new reply' button and it also allows you to chose which of your characters to post with in case you have more than one.
Jun 8 2015, 03:18 AM
I was browsing through youtube when I came across this video: LINK. Look at it. It is a game about pirate ships and navy battles.
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