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What do you think about the forum's new colour scheme?
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What do you think about the forum's new colour scheme?
I like the new colour scheme (light background)
28%
 28%  [ 7 ]
I like the old colour scheme (black background)
48%
 48%  [ 12 ]
I would like a different colour scheme (please specify)
8%
 8%  [ 2 ]
Any colour scheme is fine by me
16%
 16%  [ 4 ]
Total Votes : 25

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sjadey
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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2009 12:19 pm    Post subject: What do you think about the forum's new colour scheme? Reply with quote

I prefer the old colour scheme. The black background matched the home page (with the typewriter) and contrasts well with the emoticons and on the index page it's easier to spot which topics have new posts indicated by the yellow icon.
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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2009 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

People might get confused...the "black colour scheme" was new when the typewriter was introduced...the current colour sceme is the old(original) one prior to the upgrade.
I don't mind what the colour sceme is myself,as long it's there.
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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2009 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah, I wasn't aware of that, as I have only been a member of the forum since the typewriter was introduced, although I had looked around the site many times when it was still www.sparksofficialwebsite.com (or something like that). I tried to amend the poll to remove the old/new but it doesn't allow you to do it.
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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2009 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can't we have a colourschema to match the new album colours?
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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2009 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like that idea. At the same time they could add ECOTD to the display of spinning albums in the discography; it's over a year old now!
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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2009 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I actually fancy the other one. It's easier on the eyes.

I wonder how the decision came about to change things?
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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2009 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rissacakes wrote:
I actually fancy the other one. It's easier on the eyes.


I agree! I think it looked better it also matched the main site, unless perhaps the whole website's going to change?
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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2009 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rissacakes wrote:

I wonder how the decision came about to change things?


I'd venture it was done to appease(for very little thanks) those who said their titles were coming up too small,and in attending to this,the original colour scheme has come back.
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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2009 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alex Robertson wrote:
Rissacakes wrote:

I wonder how the decision came about to change things?


I'd venture it was done to appease(for very little thanks) those who said their titles were coming up too small,and in attending to this,the original colour scheme has come back.


Hmm. I wonder who's in charge of this kind of thing (and if/when they make an appearance on the forum)?
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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2009 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can't imagine it was planned. A glitch that reverted back to default and none of the powers that be has noticed!

I was one of the moaners when it all went black, but now this reversion looks ugly.

I say 'back to black!'
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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 1:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it goes back to the black one and the topic titles are too small will there be a fresh flurry of complaints?....IMO it's a no win situation for the webmaster
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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I imagine that changing the colour scheme is just a 2 minute job editing a style sheet, so if changing it back to black brings back the small font problem, then it's a simple job to change the colours back again too.
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PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2009 5:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, things can be fast & easy if you know how to and got the convidence by experience. I gues if it really was that easy they'd done it by now.

In my experience i rather make a good back-up before i start fiddling about. That sometimes takes up to 50x more time than the actual thing i have to change on a server.
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PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2009 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm of an age when reversed out (white letters on black page) is getting hard to read!
Plus, if you are still on dial up, as I am, this configuration loads a lot quicker.
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PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2009 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You have electricity???
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PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2009 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, at certain times of the day!
Mock if you want, but dial up has certain advantages:
1: It's cheaper
2: If you live in a rural area miles from the nearest telephone exchange, dial-up with a compression programme isn't that much slower than broadband
3: Male teenage offspring aren't so inclined to spend hours online when each page takes ages to load, mine have even been known to read something instead!
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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2009 8:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

aaaaaah a hardware solution for a software problem.

I remember the old dial-up days and it was okay for some time but after a while it just irritated to much, no internet radio, streaming media was hell, opening flashwebsite took ages...the cheapest broadband is good & fast enough for me, not to expensive.

Plus I just don't like reading books... unless they're comics.
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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2009 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I just don't like reading books... unless they're comics.


Your mother must despair! LOL!
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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

She was very proud of me, when she was still alive.

They were glad i went to the library for any reason :-)
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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Libraries used to be the glory of Britain before they decided to rebrand them as "media centres"!
Bah Humbug.
And just to reiterate on my earlier post, my compression programme has gone AWOL tonight and I can still load the forum on dial-up in under 20 seconds, so there!
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