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Azev
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Feedback: phpBB forum interface switch

15 Oct 2018, 09:42

Just giving a feedback, the previous forum UI was so much nicer!
Switch back please!
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Re: Feedback: phpBB forum interface switch

15 Oct 2018, 09:45

There will be attempted fixes later tonight...
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Re: Feedback: phpBB forum interface switch

15 Oct 2018, 13:11

This dark theme is causing me eye strain. I totally get it that some might think it's cool, but it's very hard to make out words, that are dark, on a dark background. Like I understand if the user can change the settings themselves, but don't understand it as a default setting.

And I also wonder if it's appropriate to use the dark theme for a forum like this one. Usually the only forums with dark themes that I run across are straight up black hat hacker sites.
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Re: Feedback: phpBB forum interface switch

15 Oct 2018, 13:23

This dark theme is causing me eye strain. I totally get it that some might think it's cool, but it's very hard to make out words, that are dark, on a dark background. Like I understand if the user can change the settings themselves, but don't understand it as a default setting.

And I also wonder if it's appropriate to use the dark theme for a forum like this one. Usually the only forums with dark themes that I run across are straight up black hat hacker sites.
That makes no sense at all. Dark themes are becoming more and more popular. The only issue I've found is code blocks being difficult to read. But I used one of the dark themes on this site forever.
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Re: Feedback: phpBB forum interface switch

15 Oct 2018, 13:47

Now this looks like a forum for gamers!

I prefer the old theme!
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Re: Feedback: phpBB forum interface switch

15 Oct 2018, 13:56

happy to hear a rumour that site admins are trying to go back to prior
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Re: Feedback: phpBB forum interface switch

15 Oct 2018, 14:10

The current theme is only being used since there were problems with the others. There are kind people spending their free time looking into the issue.

Cheers.
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Re: Feedback: phpBB forum interface switch

15 Oct 2018, 14:38

Hmmm... grey text on a grey background. Not helpful to these tired old eyes. :(
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Re: Feedback: phpBB forum interface switch

15 Oct 2018, 17:04

The old theme will be back in due time. Please bear with us. :/
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Re: Feedback: phpBB forum interface switch

15 Oct 2018, 18:34

I totally dislike this dark theme!
Please add an option to switch between themes.

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Re: Feedback: phpBB forum interface switch

16 Oct 2018, 01:11

Bearing with it for now. Thanks for working to fix and/or to provide options to switch between themes. :)
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Re: Feedback: phpBB forum interface switch

16 Oct 2018, 07:19

You can temporary use the Chrome extension Resource Override to replace the theme.

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Settings:
  • Tab URL:

    Code: Select all

    https://autohotkey.com/boards/*
  • From:

    Code: Select all

    https://autohotkey.com/boards/styles/digi/theme/*
    or https://autohotkey.com/boards/styles/**/theme/*
  • To:

    Code: Select all

    https://www.phpbb.com/styles/demo/3.2/board/styles/artodia_elegance2_20136/theme/*
Theme preview: https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/styl ... 2/demo/3.2
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Re: Feedback: phpBB forum interface switch

16 Oct 2018, 07:58

I will attempt to fix this later tonight.
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Re: Feedback: phpBB forum interface switch

16 Oct 2018, 09:11

@tmplinshi
nice solution

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Re: Feedback: phpBB forum interface switch

16 Oct 2018, 15:44

Fascinating
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If you have forum suggestions please submit a pull request
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Re: Feedback: phpBB forum interface switch

16 Oct 2018, 16:59

Sorry to say, but this dark theme makes the board unusable for me. Even writing this note is a struggle. I can't find anyway to change the theme but a different one is desperately needed. Thanks.
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Re: Feedback: phpBB forum interface switch

16 Oct 2018, 17:07

...
cool find. i use:
https://www.phpbb.com/styles/demo/3.2/board/styles/artodia_simplicity_20151/theme/*
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Re: Feedback: phpBB forum interface switch

16 Oct 2018, 22:20

Yes so the AHK theme (based on simplicity steel blue) needs to be updated...
I have imported the new version and started a branch here. Our changes will need to be reapplied.
https://github.com/ahkscript/phpbb31_st ... plicity3.2
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Re: Feedback: phpBB forum interface switch

17 Oct 2018, 08:13

@tmplinshi, great find indeed. Thank you. My eyes thank you too :D
That new default forum theme is toxic.
@swagfag, I like that theme you shared also.
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Re: Feedback: phpBB forum interface switch

17 Oct 2018, 12:43

Observations:

Google Chrome 69.0.3497.100 (Official Build) (64-bit)
Current theme

Scrolling through a long thread is like trying to stir a pot of thick mud with a plastic spoon. Every page up/down request or mouse scroll request takes forever to respond. No problems with Firefox or Internet Explorer.

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