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    Hi all.

    At about 8 - 9 pm EST, we will be trialing a new Dark Theme that has just been made available from the forum software provider. The trial will last for 48 hours. Members can have a vote to keep the old theme or use the new one.


    11
    Keep the old theme
    63.64%
    7
    Use the new theme
    36.36%
    4
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  • #2
    For your reference, here is what the current (old) theme looks like.

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    • #3
      First impressions are good. I like how the first post is a different color to make it stand out. I'll test it out for a day before casting my vote, just to make sure usability isn't degraded in some way.

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      • #4
        Took dark and depressing for me.

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        • #5
          It does look nice, kinda military, but somewhat dark. Like pc, I am going to familiarize with it before voting.

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          • #6
            Pros:

            - The design is coherent; elements are better aligned and the colors match. The interface looks structured and clean. The old theme seemed less coherent in design, and consisted of seemingly random colors and fonts.
            - For the old theme, typing a post meant squinting because the text in the textbox was particularly small. Not with this new theme.
            - The elements ie. profile picture, poll results, emoticons and buttons contrast well with the dark background. They appear colorful and vibrant, and really stand out.
            - The theme is visually striking, particularly when viewed on the phone.

            Cons:

            - Lumosity games have bright colors. This theme is dark and would be more suitable for a sci-fi or horror film community. As Dirk has said, the colors are dark and depressing.
            - The overall darkness results in a general reduction in the visibility of the texts.

            I will sit on the fence for a while before casting my vote.

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            • #7
              This theme looks magnificent. No hesitation from me. Would have loved to see more emojis.

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              • #8
                Design feels a lot better, and I like the dark exterior. But do the text boxes need to be black as well D: :O Cuz it's kind of hurting my eyes.
                Last edited by Foolish Mortal; 06-10-2018, 04:10 AM.

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                • #9
                  Kinda bored with the old theme. Time for a refresh.

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                  • #10
                    I find that I had to crank up the brightness on my laptop to compensate for the reduced legibility of the text. I don't think new visitors would appreciate having to make any type of adjustment just to view this community. Old theme for moi.

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                    • bumpstock
                      bumpstock commented
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                      Totally agree with this one.

                  • #11
                    Thanks everybody for participating in this poll. Old theme wins.
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                    • pinkcat
                      pinkcat commented
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                      Awsome!

                    • DirkFrances
                      DirkFrances commented
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                      I am happy with this, but it would be great if members could switch to an individually preferred theme in their own settings.

                  • #12
                    Democracy at work, so a good outcome.

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                    • raisedbyrats
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                      Can't argue with that!
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