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Started by Hobart, March 26, 2024, 12:11:49 PM

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MikeCL

I don't come here in this section that often but yeah a darker theme would be welcomed.


TheGrassGuy

Good to hear the wonky theme is only temporary.
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jlam

I just booted up the forum on my phone and the theme was back in button copy, albeit with corrupted images. It seemed as if there were no posts on there after the update, and it reverted to the modern theme after clicking on a link:


Scott5114

You're probably seeing a snapshot of the forum stored in your phone's browser cache.
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SEWIGuy

Let's just keep the new theme. I've gotten used to it.

ZLoth

At least it's not a "Road Construction" theme with construction orange, safety green, and fluorescent yellow.
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Scott5114

Quote from: SEWIGuy on May 06, 2024, 03:44:45 PMLet's just keep the new theme. I've gotten used to it.

I absolutely despise it, and I've had some users tell me they have been using the forum less or not at all because of it. I have a replacement about half-done, but I want to add dark mode support, but stuff keeps coming up that keeps me from getting around to finishing it.

In any case, just like before, if you do prefer this theme, it will be available as an option in your preferences.
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SEWIGuy

Quote from: Scott5114 on May 06, 2024, 04:33:06 PM
Quote from: SEWIGuy on May 06, 2024, 03:44:45 PMLet's just keep the new theme. I've gotten used to it.

I absolutely despise it, and I've had some users tell me they have been using the forum less or not at all because of it. I have a replacement about half-done, but I want to add dark mode support, but stuff keeps coming up that keeps me from getting around to finishing it.

In any case, just like before, if you do prefer this theme, it will be available as an option in your preferences.


Are any of the users staying away citizens of Finland?

Scott5114

Quote from: SEWIGuy on May 06, 2024, 04:39:46 PM
Quote from: Scott5114 on May 06, 2024, 04:33:06 PM
Quote from: SEWIGuy on May 06, 2024, 03:44:45 PMLet's just keep the new theme. I've gotten used to it.

I absolutely despise it, and I've had some users tell me they have been using the forum less or not at all because of it. I have a replacement about half-done, but I want to add dark mode support, but stuff keeps coming up that keeps me from getting around to finishing it.

In any case, just like before, if you do prefer this theme, it will be available as an option in your preferences.


Are any of the users staying away citizens of Finland?

No, they're all Americans.
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CtrlAltDel

Quote from: Scott5114 on May 06, 2024, 04:33:06 PMI absolutely despise it, and I've had some users tell me they have been using the forum less or not at all because of it. I have a replacement about half-done, but I want to add dark mode support, but stuff keeps coming up that keeps me from getting around to finishing it.

In any case, just like before, if you do prefer this theme, it will be available as an option in your preferences.

I wouldn't go so far as to say I've been using the forum less, but I too absolutely despise this theme. So,  :clap:  :clap:  :clap:  :clap: for the upcoming replacement.
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Max Rockatansky

I've wondered myself if the temporary theme change turned off/deterred a lot of the P13-like posters. 

Rothman

Quote from: Max Rockatansky on May 06, 2024, 05:54:51 PMI've wondered myself if the temporary theme change turned off/deterred a lot of the P13-like posters. 

Then why change it back?
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Max Rockatansky

Quote from: Rothman on May 06, 2024, 06:41:01 PM
Quote from: Max Rockatansky on May 06, 2024, 05:54:51 PMI've wondered myself if the temporary theme change turned off/deterred a lot of the P13-like posters. 

Then why change it back?

I'm fine with the new look myself.

MATraveler128

I miss the old theme. Still not used to some of the changes on the default one.
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vdeane

Quote from: Scott5114 on May 06, 2024, 04:33:06 PMI absolutely despise it, and I've had some users tell me they have been using the forum less or not at all because of it.
That explains why forum checks have taken a LOT less time over the last few weeks.  I'm actually not looking forward to the idea of the forum going back to taking 3-4 hours/day of my time...
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webny99

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I have been using the forum a lot less lately, but not because of the theme change. For a bunch of reasons, I just haven't had the time, but I have also perceived that it's not as busy as usual, and that further reduces my interest in regular check-ins.

Takumi

The theme change hasn't been the only reason I haven't been around much lately, but it's the biggest one.
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JayhawkCO

I guess I don't find it that offensive. It's generic, as it should be.

webny99

Quote from: JayhawkCO on May 08, 2024, 01:18:09 PMI guess I don't find it that offensive. It's generic, as it should be.

Part of what made the old green theme cool IMO was that it wasn't generic.

JayhawkCO

Quote from: webny99 on May 08, 2024, 03:23:49 PM
Quote from: JayhawkCO on May 08, 2024, 01:18:09 PMI guess I don't find it that offensive. It's generic, as it should be.

Part of what made the old green theme cool IMO was that it wasn't generic.

I don't disagree, but lack of a cool thing does not inherently make something generic bad.

davewiecking

The forum still displays words and sentences mostly in coherent English. I could care less what color various parts of it are.

JayhawkCO

Quote from: davewiecking on May 08, 2024, 04:34:27 PMThe forum still displays words and sentences mostly in coherent English. I could care less what color various parts of it are.

Not sure which threads you've been reading...

hbelkins

The old button copy theme was much more palatable than this current hunk of garbage.


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wanderer2575

I too prefer the previous theme, but that could largely be because it's what was there when I first joined and what I was familiar with.  As I'm not the one doing the maintenance work, I appreciate the folks that are doing it and I'll go along with whatever the theme and features.

froggie

IIRC I was a significant minority on this, but I did not use the old button copy theme.  It was much harder on my eyes than the theme that was various shades of grey and blue-grey.  I'd prefer that theme return, as the current default is also a bit hard on the eyes (albeit less so than the aforementioned button copy).



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