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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by voorhees, May 20, 2010.

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do you like the new black look ?

Poll closed Jun 4, 2010.
  1. yes

    54 vote(s)
    49.5%
  2. No

    55 vote(s)
    50.5%
  3. never noticed

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  1. voorhees
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    voorhees Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    What do you think of the new black themed site ?
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  2. Westy
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    I like it but it needs a line between the post and the signatures. You wont believe the amount of times i've been reading one of Welly's posts then ended up reading his Homer Simpson quote over and over :banghead:
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  3. Welly
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    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    D'oh.

    At least that way you will notice I change it once a week for a new one..... LOL :thumbsup:

    I completely agree though, some of the separators have become a little wishy washy, making the site harder to navigate as a whole.

    Also, the round emoticons with the white bits on the edges look a bit pants.

    I do like the look, I think it is easier on the eye (at least for me), and with a few changes could be a keeper....
    Last edited: May 20, 2010
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  4. fingermouse
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    fingermouse thats me

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    Its ok at home but at work its hard to see which posts are new as the screens are rubbish, would be nice if new posts were another colour like red
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  5. mk1chopper
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    mk1chopper Missing the S3

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    doesnt load up properly at work (probably because were still using ie6) so not a fan
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  6. Olly P
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    Olly P My other cars a mk2 Golf GTi

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    not a fan im afraid!
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  7. Westy
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    Yeah I did have to switch to firefox to get the layout to correct itself.

    It might be an idea to add a few buttons at the top of the screen that allows us to change the colour scheme. We did it on our company intranet and its been a big hit, and keeps everyone happy.
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  8. jb0o
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    jb0o North East Forum Moderator Site Sponsor

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    Thats not too hard to implement either, changing a simple CSS file can allow different background colours etc.
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  9. Dani_B19
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    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    Hate it, want white back.
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  10. Imteyaz
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    Imteyaz 6th Gear

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    At the grand old age of 38, with ailing eyesight, I can barely make out the text somedays.... somebody change it back (please!). :readit:

    Seriously, I can't view it on my phone very well either, 'if it ain't broke, don't fix it', didn't think the old one was 'broke'. Seems we have two wide borders on the left and right that do nothing, perhaps restrict their size and change the shading so that it's a little easier to read?

    <OK, I'm off to Specsavers....>
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  11. jb0o
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    jb0o North East Forum Moderator Site Sponsor

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    The upside to this is the being able to view threads people have started. But that is obviously down to the functionality, not the design.
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  12. 1animal1
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    1animal1 The Clar!! it mouves!!!

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    yup another one here...i like it but cant get proper access at work, it conflicts which means i can always see full posts, paragraphs are constantly over lapping and i cant always read my inbox and cant see anything at all on the main forum page...which means im isolated to the 8L part and limited functionality and annoying lay out
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  13. ALPINE
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    ALPINE Yes its diesel, now cry u lost

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    i like it. not so hard on the eyes.
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  14. 1animal1
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    1animal1 The Clar!! it mouves!!!

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    i cant even see the result of the pole above :)
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  15. ALPINE
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    ALPINE Yes its diesel, now cry u lost

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    yes 9 - 45.00%
    No 11 - 55.00%
    never noticed 00%

    must be browser related as i can see it. i use Chrome
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  16. Westy
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    If the mods fix this does this mean you'll start posting in some of the other forums instead of filling up the 8L forum the whole time? (Note to mods, please fix this ASAP) :p
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  17. Lemon S3
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    I quite like it. I think the switchable skin option is a good idea so you can choose what you prefer.

    Also everyone who is moaning about not being able to view it at work.......You should be working:whip:


    :moa:
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  18. Welly
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    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    Me too actually, and I have no problems.
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  19. DaveA3
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    change the whole system to phpbb its better :thumbsup:
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  20. voorhees
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    voorhees Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    we don't have acess to control panel
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  21. 1animal1
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    1animal1 The Clar!! it mouves!!!

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    hawhaw, you love it....this place without me would be like a toilet without a floating otter

    work ask me to contribute :p
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  22. sportstractor
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    sportstractor Chugger

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    I also like it, have no issues running it with firefox. Change is good
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  23. JD09
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    JD09 I'm not modding, I'm improving

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    Looks good. But the only thing I can add is that at work it is clearly not just a website, it's a forum.

    My issue I know but I would like a White option.
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  24. s3_kev
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    s3_kev Stage2'd!!!!!!

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    i kind of like it needs tweeking as its hard to tell new posts to old posts, the white around some of the smilies is poo, and im glad you changed the wording to white as i could hardly read it before when it was grey? overall i like but again im up for the chose your own colour theme thing bit of customsiation for us bit like our cars :icon_thumright:
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  25. 1animal1
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    1animal1 The Clar!! it mouves!!!

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    ahhh thats better.....home now on the craptop
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  26. A3Tom
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    A3Tom Smell my finger.

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    I like it :)
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    Works fine at home, but unfortunatley I can't waste the hours away at work so easily now,

    Text seems to be missing from the forum selection page and it seems a bit flakey when navigating back and forth, must be firewall issue.

    It would be nice to be able to select the plain old site for these occassions!
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  28. jb0o
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    I wouldn't mind a text based one, just for my phone..
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  29. s3gav
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    i like it so much easier on the eyes
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  30. s3_kev
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    s3_kev Stage2'd!!!!!!

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    not surprised we have 0% on never noticed it even the missus just said to me your not on a new web site are you lol
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  31. finesse
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    it sucks, bring back the old
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  32. Dansmith
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    I like the look BUT its very hard to tell what threads u have read as the colours don't change, also its hard to see the threads that u have replied 2 as the green thing is so small!
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  33. jcs356
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    jcs356 Brum brum

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    Why are there such large black borders down the side of the screen?
    I thought one of the basic rules with any application is make use of the screen space and don't waste it?
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  34. jojo
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    jojo S3 Drift King! Staff Member Moderator

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    I call them the pillars of support, they have a nice pattern at the top which fades to black, and when the thread gets a few replies so you have to start scrolling downwards to read the replies, you see where they end and start again!

    Nastee!!
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    site seems slow
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  36. voorhees
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    voorhees Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Now open to 8p members to vote :salute:
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  37. N8
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    Prefer old theme.
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  38. James.Asbri
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    James.Asbri Vorsprung Durch Technik

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    I agree!
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  39. Ash187
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    I like it in black but as said above, it hard to tell if there are new posts as the BOLD writing is not clear, also the choice of theme would be good, have seen that on other forums and its nice to have a personal preference. I am using Firefox so it looks like it is displaying ok. Another thing is that old signatures that were in black are almost invisible, thats why i had to use more colours in my sig. if its not too hard to implement can you add other colours to an option list in the settings menu on our profiles?
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  40. Sarah's A3
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    Sarah's A3 MODERATOR V6 S3 Hybrid Staff Member Moderator

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    I like the dark, looks far better. The only issues are I cant tell which are read or unread and the green mark showing ones you have posted in is hardly noticeable! Other than this...love it! Reads well.
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