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#31 Shane Nokes

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 21:24

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.


#32 Timan

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 21:45

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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

#33 Glassed Silver

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 01:20

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:

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#34 Growled

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 01:40

Well said, Glassed Silver. Well said.

#35 shinji257

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 01:56

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.

#36 +Brando212

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 03:22

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

#37 Charisma

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 03:35

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.

#38 Glassed Silver

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 04:23

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!

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#39 remixedcat

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 04:25

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....

#40 UseLess

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 04:29

+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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Posted 25 November 2012 - 04:34

+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

#42 Marshall

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 04:36

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.

#43 Kamran Mackey

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 05:51

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

#44 Ryoken

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 06:01

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.

#45 remixedcat

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 06:24

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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