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Offline fohat.digs

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An informal poll about themes
« on: Sat, 21 August 2021, 10:02:38 »
How many of you keep the default orange-on-black Geekhack theme?

From Day One I thought that it was abominable and shortly thereafter a kind user here told me that I could change it. I have used "Austere" exclusively ever since.
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Re: An informal poll about themes
« Reply #1 on: Sat, 21 August 2021, 10:16:13 »
I used Austere for years. However, I've had to switch back to default because people keep posting interest checks where they modify their post text to a specific color (ususally a light or white) causing the text to be unreadable in Austere.  No biggie on desktop, I can highlight to read it, but I can't do that on my phone  :(

So, it's been back to default for me for quite some time now.

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Re: An informal poll about themes
« Reply #2 on: Sat, 21 August 2021, 11:42:40 »
Default, since day 1.

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Re: An informal poll about themes
« Reply #3 on: Sat, 21 August 2021, 13:28:05 »
i like default, although i actually never even checked the others, the theme is kinda why i am more on GH than DT
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Re: An informal poll about themes
« Reply #4 on: Sat, 21 August 2021, 13:28:59 »
I almost exclusively use Tapatalk, in dark mode.

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Re: An informal poll about themes
« Reply #5 on: Sat, 21 August 2021, 13:43:52 »

the theme is kinda why i am more on GH than DT


Austere theme makes them similar. Orange on black just hurts my eyes and I hate it. I suppose that I am in the minority.
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Offline Coreda

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Re: An informal poll about themes
« Reply #6 on: Sat, 21 August 2021, 14:05:41 »
I've used Frenir's 'Geekhack 2.0' userstyle for the longest time. A subtly more minimal theme without changing the classic GH vibe.

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Re: An informal poll about themes
« Reply #7 on: Sat, 21 August 2021, 14:22:17 »
Other themes?

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Re: An informal poll about themes
« Reply #8 on: Sat, 21 August 2021, 15:12:59 »
Apparently I use Thoriated. I changed to it on day 1 after the theme-redesign/forum upgrade some years ago and have used it ever since.

Before the forum upgrade, there had been only one theme: which was dark grey and orange, and which I quite liked. The new dark theme was darker and more red, and not as nice for the eyes, which is why I switched.
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Re: An informal poll about themes
« Reply #9 on: Sat, 21 August 2021, 15:31:06 »
I used Default up till about 2 years ago when I switched to Austere

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Re: An informal poll about themes
« Reply #10 on: Sat, 21 August 2021, 15:38:26 »
Black since 1984:
3840x2160, calibrated to 23nits peak white, 0.0035 nits black.


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Re: An informal poll about themes
« Reply #11 on: Sat, 21 August 2021, 17:00:19 »
Black since 1984:
3840x2160, calibrated to 23nits peak white, 0.0035 nits black.


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Offline Leslieann

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Re: An informal poll about themes
« Reply #12 on: Sat, 21 August 2021, 21:21:18 »
I use Austere.
I don't like how bright it is and it could use some contrast to delineate between posts but I haaaaaaate orange. Not sure how TP got black, I don't see that option.

What it is with geeks and orange?
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Re: An informal poll about themes
« Reply #13 on: Sun, 22 August 2021, 04:39:23 »
What it is with geeks and orange?
old amber phosphorous screens?
i do not mind orange, i do not love it either, it just does not bother me, but then my screen brightness is very low and contrast is rather bad, so maybe part of it
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Re: An informal poll about themes
« Reply #14 on: Mon, 23 August 2021, 03:09:11 »
I used Austere (light theme) for years, since I joined GH. Changed to dark (default) last year when switched to OLED.
Didn't like the dark mode for months but now I got used to it.
Light mode is a bit too bright to be honest, but I loved it for years.
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Re: An informal poll about themes
« Reply #15 on: Mon, 23 August 2021, 03:42:40 »
Default is great. One of the few websites that standardises on a dark background!

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Re: An informal poll about themes
« Reply #16 on: Mon, 23 August 2021, 08:21:16 »
I stick with Default O&B, works fine for me and can't stand the brightness of light themes.

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Offline Beni986

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Re: An informal poll about themes
« Reply #17 on: Tue, 24 August 2021, 17:45:23 »
Just the default for me.
I think I've got used to how it looks and never really felt I needed to change.
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Re: An informal poll about themes
« Reply #18 on: Tue, 31 August 2021, 15:59:24 »
I've used Thoriated for years.
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Re: An informal poll about themes
« Reply #19 on: Tue, 31 August 2021, 16:19:05 »
Default for me. I wish there was a more stylish dark theme, but honestly the default has grown on me. I've never felt the need to change
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Re: An informal poll about themes
« Reply #20 on: Fri, 10 September 2021, 17:39:34 »
After I found out that it is possible to change the theme, I settled for a refined and subtle color scheme: Oranje.