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What happened to Darkside theme?

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I should lighten the theme every week, see if anyone notices. Then in a few months time it'll look exactly like the default theme :p /me dev.troll

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Hmmm not sure if Timan is serious, but Darkside going away would stop me subscribing.

I do wish text wouldn't be grey on it sometimes though

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Hmmm not sure if Timan is serious, but Darkside going away would stop me subscribing.

I do wish text wouldn't be grey on it sometimes though

Well knowing how IPB is with upgrades, if the skin requires little to no work, I'm sure we'll keep it. But we know that won't be the case. We're not going to just delete it, unless there is a reason. (Even tho I would love to :p)

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Darkside will go away?

Da fuq is this?

Seriously guys, this is just insane.

Also, I couldn't care less about a feature discrepancy.

I love Darkside, and yes, Neowin is one of my most frequented websites.

I love how it's easier on the eyes and well... I could invest a lot more time into this post, but I think you won't not drop it either way, so why even bother.

Glassed Silver:mac

This!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I use darkside as the defaults on this site is far too bright and it effects my eyes, due to having an eyesight issue. The only issues I have with darkside is the users who force their text colour to black, but those users/posts I skip over anyway as I cannot read what they're saying (typing?) with it being black text on a black background.

As Nagisan said, I use dark backgrounds/wallpaper on my desktop etc to alleviate this issue, and most of the sites that I visit have a dark/light option for the site.

Midnight would probably be a second choice if the white background was dimmed a lot to about half intensity.

Between this and the apparent forced removal of the expanded front page (which I have raised a topic on but not had it fixed) are you trying to force people into not using the site?

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Darkside appears to have gone completely no from the front page, it is now far too bright. Has something changed in the last half hour or so?

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I have a serious sensitivity to light. It is a big reason why I mostly visit just Neowin and Rage3D as both have themes I can easily view.

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Darkside appears to have gone completely no from the front page, it is now far too bright. Has something changed in the last half hour or so?

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Heh, darkside hasn't been on the main page in prob a year. Colors haven't changed either :p

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weren't you also a fan of the pink theme at one time? :p

Yes, I'd love to get it.

Maybe like Darkside with pink and magenta mixed into it.

I'd definitely pay the team to make it happen :p

I should lighten the theme every week, see if anyone notices. Then in a few months time it'll look exactly like the default theme :p /me dev.troll

Cheeky ******! :laugh:

Well knowing how IPB is with upgrades, if the skin requires little to no work, I'm sure we'll keep it. But we know that won't be the case. We're not going to just delete it, unless there is a reason. (Even tho I would love to :p)

I know you totally don't mean it that way, but I feel kind of urged to say something about staff loving to drop popular features:

I think it's a clear sign someone shouldn't be in a responsible position.

You should never love to drop a feature people need.

Love to not having to support something anymore that's time consuming in itself, sure, but not the whole thing, because the whole thing includes telling people: Well, sucks to be you, guys, but feature x is no more. Deal with it.

If that's easy for you, I sense there's something wrong.

Again, I don't know you too well, Timan, but I think I've read enough about you to know you're not an ******* so I think it's safe to say that you're a good guy and only would love the part about less work.

I surely hope though that Darkside's gonna stick around.

Basically, I cannot think of a better stereotypical irony than a tech site without a dark theme. :laugh:

Glassed Silver:mac

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Well said, Glassed Silver. Well said.

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There is a huge difference in brightness levels of the default theme vs darkside. On the forum side I would like to keep darkside around if possible. It's actually been found that light text on dark backgrounds is easier to read against than dark text against light backgrounds.

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I'd actually like to see NeoGamr's version of the Pro theme to come over to the forums :)

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Gonna chime in as another major Darkside fan. I frequent the forums a lot more than the main page, especially since the darker option has gone away there. It really is a lot nicer to view than all the bright crap, which is btw a big reason I am in no hurry to upgrade my Microsoft Office either. Huge white screen in a dark room, and against a dark wallpaper, is just painful.

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Gonna chime in as another major Darkside fan. I frequent the forums a lot more than the main page, especially since the darker option has gone away there. It really is a lot nicer to view than all the bright crap, which is btw a big reason I am in no hurry to upgrade my Microsoft Office either. Huge white screen in a dark room, and against a dark wallpaper, is just painful.

I hate it when ergonomics take a backseat.

Absolutely agree here!

Glassed Silver:ios

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There is a huge difference in brightness levels of the default theme vs darkside. On the forum side I would like to keep darkside around if possible. It's actually been found that light text on dark backgrounds is easier to read against than dark text against light backgrounds.

faster to pick up the content as well....

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+1 for Darkside =)

I don't have problems with darkside - bar when people specify their own font colours (eg. when posting a news article, they post black text). Simple fix tho, I just select the font to read it...still burns my eyes, but hey =P

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+1 for Darkside =)

I don't have problems with darkside - bar when people specify their own font colours (eg. when posting a news article, they post black text). Simple fix tho, I just select the font to read it...still burns my eyes, but hey =P

That fix doesn't work on my iPad at least. I wish the formatting could be removed for those that do that

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I'm also an avid darkside user. As many have stated, it's just much easier on the eyes. I'd hate to see it go, but if it must, I suppose I could adapt.

It does suck if you've been on Neowin for a while, in a dark room, then you need to google something, it's like staring at the sun.

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Why not you guys just use the Pegasus theme instead of the Darkside theme?

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Why not you guys just use the Pegasus theme instead of the Darkside theme?

Because that's the exact Opposite of Darkside, and for some of us, it's hard on the eyes.. I don't like white pages with black text, it irritates my eyes..

I want to see Darkside remain, and return to the homepage.. Not like we want to force everyone to use it, we just want the option ourselves.

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I'm also an avid darkside user. As many have stated, it's just much easier on the eyes. I'd hate to see it go, but if it must, I suppose I could adapt.

It does suck if you've been on Neowin for a while, in a dark room, then you need to google something, it's like staring at the sun.

Stylish FTW!!!

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Another Dark Sider here and Glassed Silver and many others have done a great deal explaining why.

Additionally, it is pretty evident that thanks to Dark Side I'm posting on the forums a lot more. Mainly because the forums are now comfortable to read so I read them more which leads to posting more.

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My profile icon suits Darkside so nicely and I'm another supporter of the darkness as well! It not only looks amazing but again easier on the eyes.

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Does anyone know of any good browser extensions to make all websites light text on dark background without screwing up the images?

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  1. install stylish for chrome or firefox or safari
  2. go to userstyles.org
  3. search for global dark

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