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Which reminds me, I am curious, is there anyway to know home many people use the "dark" style?
Or are there other pre built ones which can save you the job of tweaking them?

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Which reminds me, I am curious, is there anyway to know home many people use the "dark" style?
I made it just for you ;) I don't know of anyone else using it, but there may be a few more.

Style wise, dark is a child theme of the main one, so template changes I make to the main theme get carried over, as opposed to having to do them all over again in a third party skin. More of the color conversion is automated now, and I just tweak it from there. I'll look at tweaking that blue further tomorrow.
 

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I had a look at the Dark Style for a few hours today, but I found it difficult to differentiate unread posts from already read posts on the What's New page, so have gone back to default.
 

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I found it difficult to differentiate unread posts from already read posts on the What's New page, so have gone back to default.
Because they weren't bold enough?
 

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I had a look at the Dark Style for a few hours today, but I found it difficult to differentiate unread posts from already read posts on the What's New page, so have gone back to default.
When viewing a thread, on the far right at the top is nice blue message that says "New".
I just click the "new posts" menu at the top every couple of threads and get a fresh list.
 

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When viewing a thread, on the far right at the top is nice blue message that says "New".
I just click the "new posts" menu at the top every couple of threads and get a fresh list.
I used to use "New Posts" on the old software, but for a variety of reasons I prefer to use the "What's New" option on the new software. It works better for me.
 

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Because they weren't bold enough?
Yep. I can differentiate them, but have to look harder using Dark Style, whereas when using the default style it's more immediately apparent where the unread posts end and the read posts start.
 

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I am still getting used to the new style, but should adapt shortly. But, everything seemed to load quite slowly. Should I expect that to smooth out as I visit a bit more often and the update gets "settled" in?

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But, everything seemed to load quite slowly.
Hmmm, every page, or specific pages? I did clear the Cloudflare cache so that will gradually get filled up again, but I would have expected that to have cached all the recent stuff by now. The Pingdom tests seem to reporting ok, sub 1.5 seconds and everything's loading fast here so I think I'll need more info to investigate.
 

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Custom icons on the main forums page - love them or hate them?
 

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Neither, LOL! I hardly ever view the main page so I'm probably fairly neutral on the idea. I'd say they're likely to be more helpful than the standard icons for new users looking for the right place to post.
 

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Custom icons on the main forums page - love them or hate them?
Like. Small and clean.
Also, I tried the dark theme with this new software and kept it...

Something seem strange on the main page. It seem that the "staff member's" status is shown randomly. For example in the joined illustration, all four have the same badges but different ones are showing under their names.
 

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Staff can set a custom title in preferences. The default one seems to vary depending on which user group was assigned first, but you can pick your own Denis.
 

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I like the new "bright orange" new

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@Victoria Bampton

Your latest changes broke the highlight of selected text in the dark theme.
Hoping you can work your magic again.

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Yes all looks great, nice clean lines and easy to use, well done Victoria and the team!
 

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Hmmm, every page, or specific pages? I did clear the Cloudflare cache so that will gradually get filled up again, but I would have expected that to have cached all the recent stuff by now. The Pingdom tests seem to reporting ok, sub 1.5 seconds and everything's loading fast here so I think I'll need more info to investigate.
Seems a bit better today. I'll watch and let you know if I find it to be slow. In fairness, I am having some intermittent PC issues, so that may have contributed to the issue.

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Victoria - You'll probably find that everyone else likes it, but I hate the text pop-up that occurs when you hover the mouse over a thread title. I generally read the new messages in order, bottom to top. If I hesitate just a second too long in moving from one thread to the next, the pop-up obscures the next thread, causing me to have to move the mouse to the side and wait for the pop-up to go away so that I can see the next thread. Better way?
 

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Victoria - You'll probably find that everyone else likes it, but I hate the text pop-up that occurs when you hover the mouse over a thread title.
I'm not a big fan either. There is a way to disable them (for my reference, Options > Threads, Discussions & Private Messages > Enable discussion preview) - but how does everyone else feel about them?
 

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Previews are nice and they are here and there... We have to hover and wait for them anyway.

P.S.: Messages order can be reversed in user's preferences aren't they?
 
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