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Old 02-17-2009, 04:24 PM   #21
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I see what Katie, June, Uncle Bob and the others are saying.

hard to read the yellow type against the blue background (date/time of postings, "View First Unread" bar)

hard to read list of blue "read" threads, blue type against white and gingham backgrounds

that tomato red color might be useful..............
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Old 02-17-2009, 04:29 PM   #22
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Thread titles on the New Posts and Forum Listing pages are in a pale color. The reduced contrast makes them harder to read.

The text in the individual posts appears as black on white so that's not a problem (for me).

Also noticed that mods and admins are no longer identified as such in their posts.
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Old 02-17-2009, 04:30 PM   #23
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well I get a pleasant surprise when I just visit DC a few minutes ago and saw this new look. I quite like it, very comfortable feeling.
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Old 02-17-2009, 04:36 PM   #24
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Can you all describe the items that are hard to read? For example the threads seem pretty easy but the links at the very top that show were you are in the site (blue on blue) seem like they could be made easier to see. What exact areas of the site are hard to read?
The thread titles in pale blue and everything that's white with a light green background are making me squint, BIG time. The thread content is okay, altho black wou d be easier to read than that odd shade of blue.
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Old 02-17-2009, 04:37 PM   #25
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au contraire, friend Andy. I see your admin title right under your avatar, just like Katie's
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Old 02-17-2009, 04:37 PM   #26
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Pale on pale is, frankly, not "a good thing" - lol!! And except for the individual postings, pretty much EVERYTHING is pale on pale. I'll be back after it's "tweaked". I have a headache already - lol!!
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Old 02-17-2009, 04:39 PM   #27
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I don't much care for the color choice either.
Personally, I don't think it is more "professional" looking.
I REALLY don't like the ghost quotation marks either.
And I don't like the right hand side bar, but it is another spot for an ad,
so......

I will get used to it, I guess... but I don't like it. Looks amateurish, especially
the color choices, fat title bars, blue on blue type, dead green buttons...

not APPETIZING at all.
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Old 02-17-2009, 04:48 PM   #28
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I don't much care for the color choice either.
Personally, I don't think it is more "professional" looking.
I REALLY don't like the ghost quotation marks either.
And I don't like the right hand side bar, but it is another spot for an ad,
so......

I will get used to it, I guess... but I don't like it. Looks amateurish, especially
the color choices, fat title bars, blue on blue type, dead green buttons...

not APPETIZING at all.
I couldn't possibly agree more with you, & have absolutely no idea why anyone felt this change was necessary. The site now looks very amateurish & at the same time resembles what Kraft Food Kitchens sends me via e-mail every so often. What, exactly, was the problem with the original setup? I don't remember anyone complaining about it. I guess we'll all get used to it. What choice do we have? Sad.
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au contraire, friend Andy. I see your admin title right under your avatar, just like Katie's


I see it too. Thanks
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Old 02-17-2009, 04:56 PM   #30
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Thank you all for the feedback so far. It's going to take a few days to get it all organized and fixes made.

OK, so I have attached some screen shots of what I think you all are talking about. Can you please let me know if that is correct so I can work on fixing them?

Also, for those of you who want the old style back, feel free to choose it from the bottom left of every page (see attachment).
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