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September 14, 2014
9:36 pm
Peter
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This forum was long overdue for an upgrade, which is now complete. It comes with some styling updates as well. If you see anything broken or missing, let me know by posting a reply in this thread!

September 15, 2014
7:30 am
bridonca
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If you could do something about that black text on red, that would be appreciated.

September 15, 2014
2:24 pm
iamdrumming
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I agree. Kind of hard on the eyes :)

September 15, 2014
3:11 pm
Peter
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Are you referring just to the buttons? The text itself should just be black on white.

September 15, 2014
4:56 pm
bridonca
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I think the gradients on the red buttons are the problem, A more neutral, and solid colour could make a better button. I cannot really say what would be better, it is one of those I know what I hate sort of things, I guess! :)

Than again, the text on the solid red seems to look fine, maybe I have a problem with the gradient, and not the colour.

September 16, 2014
11:33 pm
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Yes, the buttons with black text. I get nauseous looking at them. If its only me then I guess I live with it. Why red anyway? Blue seems pretty standard on forums and it is easy on the eyes. Looking at the red gets my BP up a notch or two and my quintuple bypass might not last as long as it is supposed to!! :)

September 17, 2014
8:11 am
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I've switched it now to "minimalist". If it's too much white, there are a couple of blue themes we can try.

September 17, 2014
7:33 pm
bridonca
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It is an improvement, but it would be nice to see the other choices.

I noticed, as an administrator, I can delete a topic, but not a post. Am I missing something?

The toolset icon is hidden, but I can deal with that.

September 17, 2014
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chimpanzee
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unfortunately, i can't bear it for more than 5 minutes so adios speakout community

September 17, 2014
11:45 pm
dennismiller
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Thanks for listening and trying. This is an improvement but perhaps a blue would keep chimpanzee here.

September 19, 2014
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Peter said

I've switched it now to "minimalist". If it's too much white, there are a couple of blue themes we can try.

Seems a bit too white now. Perhaps another theme that frames the postings a bit more distinctly? But, whatever you select will be fine with me.

One other thing I noticed... I always go to the "latest postings" section, but that list does not have the same detail that it used to, for example showing the number of pages.

September 20, 2014
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Thanks for all your feedback so far. I've changed it to one of the many blue themes now. Here are some other options:

Green
Gray (I like this one, but it has a really dark alternate shaded background as you can partially see; I could always override it if the rest of the theme is acceptable)
Blue 1
Blue 2
Blue 3 (the current one)
Blue 4

(There was at least someone who liked the minimalist theme, so who knows, maybe we'll end up back with that again.)

I'm also not a fan with the new "latest postings" section. The problem is, I had custom written the old one with the table-like display, and none of that code is valid anymore :(. So, it's possible, but will be a bit of a challenge.

September 20, 2014
1:32 pm
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Blue 3 is a nice choice. Other than Blue 4, the other choices are decent also. But even Blue 4 is better than the last 2 themes. Everything is readable, and the colors don't cause my eyes to bleed! The White minimalist theme was passable, at least compared to the previous theme. That theme should have been named Tampex Red!

September 20, 2014
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Blue 3 or Blue 4 is ok with me. I really wanted plaid, but I guess that's just not doable :)

September 21, 2014
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green, blue 3 or 4 or as is.

Did we not used to go to the latest post when looking at recent posts. with chrome I seem to go to the first post in the thread. No big deal.

October 13, 2014
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Peter
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dennismiller said

Did we not used to go to the latest post when looking at recent posts. with chrome I seem to go to the first post in the thread. No big deal.

This is a bit obscure, but if you click on the arrow underneath the thread title, that goes to the latest post.