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Title: Yuk! What's up with the new forum?
Post by: Rick F on September 01, 2010, 04:00:15 PM
I don't have anything against orange as a color, but it sure is hard to read for thread titles in the forum.  Is anyone else having problems reading it?  ???  ???
Title: Re: Yuk! What's up with the new forum?
Post by: sportsfan7700 on September 01, 2010, 04:07:57 PM
When I noticed it yesterday, it did take a bit to get used to because it was yellow (suppose my poor eyes don't help much), but if i'm not mistaken, there is an option to change the skin but I haven't seen it yet)

Matt
Title: Re: Yuk! What's up with the new forum?
Post by: pk on September 01, 2010, 04:33:51 PM
Profile (icon at the top of this page) -> Look and Layout Preferences
Title: Re: Yuk! What's up with the new forum?
Post by: Rick F on September 01, 2010, 04:35:35 PM
When I noticed it yesterday, it did take a bit to get used to because it was yellow (suppose my poor eyes don't help much), but if i'm not mistaken, there is an option to change the skin but I haven't seen it yet)

Matt
There's no skin to change as it's the forum I'm referring to — not avast AV. I've tried both FF and IE with same lousy viewing results.
Title: Re: Yuk! What's up with the new forum?
Post by: sportsfan7700 on September 01, 2010, 04:38:26 PM
My bad Rick..No coffee this morning yet haha
Title: Re: Yuk! What's up with the new forum?
Post by: CraigB on September 01, 2010, 04:54:44 PM
I don't have anything against orange as a color, but it sure is hard to read for thread titles in the forum.  Is anyone else having problems reading it?  ???  ???
As pk has suggested, Profile (icon at the top of this page) -> Look and Layout Preferences.
Title: Re: Yuk! What's up with the new forum?
Post by: Rick F on September 01, 2010, 05:09:20 PM
Profile (icon at the top of this page) -> Look and Layout Preferences

Thanks PK,

I looked everywhere (except in the right place  ::) ) of where to change this.  Looks much better now.  ;D
Title: Re: Yuk! What's up with the new forum?
Post by: fragman on September 01, 2010, 06:47:46 PM
The default look of this forum is way too bright for me. I haven't been able to figure out how to change the look. The only visible profile tab is when I login. There isn't any look and layout option in my profile. Any help?
Title: Re: Yuk! What's up with the new forum?
Post by: Gargamel360 on September 01, 2010, 06:57:04 PM
The default look of this forum is way too bright for me. I haven't been able to figure out how to change the look. The only visible profile tab is when I login. There isn't any look and layout option in my profile. Any help?

Should be there, see attachment, underlined.
Title: Re: Yuk! What's up with the new forum?
Post by: YoKenny on September 01, 2010, 07:37:59 PM
@ Rick F

Is your signature up to date? WinXP Media Ctr SP-2

As Bob Dylan once sang The Times They Are A-Changin'
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3st13_bob-dylan-the-times-they-are-achang_music

Maybe too many Happy Hour naps y'are a-take-in ???
Title: Re: Yuk! What's up with the new forum?
Post by: mikaelrask on September 01, 2010, 07:47:56 PM
the new look one the forum is wonderful i think.
Title: Re: Yuk! What's up with the new forum?
Post by: zfactor on September 01, 2010, 08:08:09 PM
i actually really like this new look, but im one of the few who love the look of the orange interface as well lol
Title: Re: Yuk! What's up with the new forum?
Post by: Giraffe on September 01, 2010, 08:40:09 PM
Apart from the 'in your face' first impression, I notice that some posts now don't wrap and cause a scroll bar to appear at the bottom and some posts are just oof-screen. Going to Classic Theme seems to have cured this and it's easier to read.
Title: Re: Yuk! What's up with the new forum?
Post by: Rick F on September 01, 2010, 08:48:10 PM
@ Rick F

Is your signature up to date? WinXP Media Ctr SP-2

As Bob Dylan once sang The Times They Are A-Changin'
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3st13_bob-dylan-the-times-they-are-achang_music

Maybe too many Happy Hour naps y'are a-take-in ???

Yep, sigline correct.

I'm not going to SP-3 because it contains an update that caused BSOD a couple of years ago. I have a post-it-note on my desk lamp not to ever install that one.  It was KB916595.  Also, KB951748 caused conflict with ZA.  Sticking with SP-2.

Still using GE Force 7300, but with the VGA output (or is it RGB)?  The DVI output died while I was away on vacation.  Very strange.  PC was unplugged so I know it wasn't lightning.  Switching cable connections is a lot cheaper than researching and buying a new video card.  :o ::)

Thanks for the concern though.  ;D
Title: Re: Yuk! What's up with the new forum?
Post by: CBell on September 01, 2010, 09:09:47 PM
I personally prefer the new look, it matches version 5 of avast.
Title: Re: Yuk! What's up with the new forum?
Post by: browbotham on September 01, 2010, 09:36:53 PM
I don't see the same options as in the screen shot by Gargamel360. I only get the first one, account related settings.

Would really love to change the look to something not so vibrant.

Cheers,
Brett
Title: Re: Yuk! What's up with the new forum?
Post by: Gargamel360 on September 01, 2010, 09:48:54 PM
Perhaps you need 20 posts for the option, like signature or P.M. rights.

You and fragman, the other who could not find the option, are both short of that.
Title: Re: Yuk! What's up with the new forum?
Post by: YoKenny on September 01, 2010, 11:57:31 PM

Yep, sigline correct.

I'm not going to SP-3 because it contains an update that caused BSOD a couple of years ago. I have a post-it-note on my desk lamp not to ever install that one.  It was KB916595.  Also, KB951748 caused conflict with ZA.  Sticking with SP-2.

Still using GE Force 7300, but with the VGA output (or is it RGB)?  The DVI output died while I was away on vacation.  Very strange.  PC was unplugged so I know it wasn't lightning.  Switching cable connections is a lot cheaper than researching and buying a new video card.  :o ::)

Thanks for the concern though.  ;D
A lot of changes have happened in a couple of years and SP2 has gone out of support:
Support for Windows XP Service Pack 2 ends on July 13, 2010
http://support.microsoft.com/gp/lifean31

Plus SP3 has several performance improvements and many Critical Updates.

Are you running the latest ZA ???

Those that live in the past are doomed to keep making the same mistakes.
Title: Re: Yuk! What's up with the new forum?
Post by: browbotham on September 02, 2010, 11:55:51 AM
Pretty lame if you have to have a certain number of posts before you can change the forum theme. Don't mind about the rest but the surely not the theme ?

Seeing as this is post 7 I will probably have to post another 13 "Me too" messages just to check if that option becomes available  ;D

Cheers,
Brett
Title: Re: Yuk! What's up with the new forum?
Post by: chocholo on September 02, 2010, 12:04:01 PM
I've changed forum theme for browbotham and fragman to the old one. This makes count of 13 users of the default theme in opposite to 130000 users of the new :)
Title: Re: Yuk! What's up with the new forum?
Post by: pk on September 02, 2010, 12:20:17 PM
I've changed forum theme for browbotham and fragman to the old one. This makes count of 13 users of the default theme in opposite to 130000 users of the new :)

How about numbers before forum changing look? Since I was automatically forced to use the new look.. (http://public.avast.com/~kurtin/vom7.gif)
Title: Re: Yuk! What's up with the new forum?
Post by: Dch48 on September 02, 2010, 12:59:22 PM
I've changed forum theme for browbotham and fragman to the old one. This makes count of 13 users of the default theme in opposite to 130000 users of the new :)
Make it 14 since I switched back to the default SMF theme as fast as I could.
Title: Re: Yuk! What's up with the new forum?
Post by: Gopher John on September 02, 2010, 06:13:02 PM
I switched themes, too.  I don't mind the Orange.  It's the lack of contrast between the text of the messages and the background.  If the text were black instead of gray, it'd be more easily readable.
Title: Re: Yuk! What's up with the new forum?
Post by: disPlay on September 02, 2010, 06:26:34 PM
I like the new theme, seems pretty nice to me.
Title: Re: Yuk! What's up with the new forum?
Post by: Rick F on September 02, 2010, 06:50:32 PM
I switched themes, too.  I don't mind the Orange.  It's the lack of contrast between the text of the messages and the background.  If the text were black instead of gray, it'd be more easily readable.

Exactly right... no contrast.  I'm sure the number will go up from 15 as others come to the forum and have some trouble reading threads.  Nothing against orange though.
Title: Re: Yuk! What's up with the new forum?
Post by: browbotham on September 02, 2010, 08:34:01 PM
Thanks chocholo, much more restful to the eyes, much appreciated.

Cheers,
Brett
Title: Re: Yuk! What's up with the new forum?
Post by: Tgell on September 02, 2010, 08:54:03 PM
I've changed forum theme for browbotham and fragman to the old one. This makes count of 13 users of the default theme in opposite to 130000 users of the new :)
Make it 14 since I switched back to the default SMF theme as fast as I could.

I also switched to SMF default as my eyes could not take it any longer.
Title: Re: Yuk! What's up with the new forum?
Post by: mrgigabyte on September 02, 2010, 09:15:27 PM
i like the new look also
Title: Re: Yuk! What's up with the new forum?
Post by: jrukim on September 02, 2010, 09:48:55 PM
I dont like it and also returned to old one ...
Title: Re: Yuk! What's up with the new forum?
Post by: fragman on September 02, 2010, 11:21:14 PM
Thanks!
Title: Re: Yuk! What's up with the new forum?
Post by: darth on September 03, 2010, 12:52:15 AM
It appears there is a passing of the old guard at Avast,(retired, etc)

The soon to be passing of Avast 4.8, which has served me so faithfully over the years.

My hat off to the old guard.

The new color, hard on the eyes.
Title: Re: Yuk! What's up with the new forum?
Post by: SafeSurf on September 03, 2010, 08:42:53 AM
I've changed forum theme for browbotham and fragman to the old one. This makes count of 13 users of the default theme in opposite to 130000 users of the new :)
I changed back to the old default too.  I gave it a try with the new and all the daily tweaks, but my eyes can't handle it even while wearing sunglasses.  Sorry. :P
Title: Re: Yuk! What's up with the new forum?
Post by: faust on September 03, 2010, 09:50:57 PM
Test post to get me up to the magic number of 20.

EDIT: Well, whaddaya know?  20 is indeed the magic number of posts needed to be allowed to change the color theme.  The admins may want to rethink that, lest you turn off newbies.
Title: Re: Yuk! What's up with the new forum?
Post by: YoKenny on September 03, 2010, 11:23:57 PM
Test post to get me up to the magic number of 20.

EDIT: Well, whaddaya know?  20 is indeed the magic number of posts needed to be allowed to change the color theme.  The admins may want to rethink that, lest you turn off newbies.

Now you are a Jr. Member so please go to PROFILE then Modify Profile then Forum Profile Information then Signature: and put information about your system just like my signature about your system just like my signature so that the helpers can offer pertinent advice.

Plus you can select a suitable avatar there as well.
Title: Re: Yuk! What's up with the new forum?
Post by: Coolmario88 on September 03, 2010, 11:32:29 PM
 :) i changed back to the SMF theme the new one was hurting my eyes.
Title: Re: Yuk! What's up with the new forum?
Post by: jadinolf on September 04, 2010, 12:57:06 AM
I've changed forum theme for browbotham and fragman to the old one. This makes count of 13 users of the default theme in opposite to 130000 users of the new :)
I changed back to the old default too.  I gave it a try with the new and all the daily tweaks, but my eyes can't handle it even while wearing sunglasses.  Sorry. :P
Moi aussi
Title: Re: Yuk! What's up with the new forum?
Post by: twl845 on September 04, 2010, 03:05:00 AM
The new orange motif tells you that you are at the Avast! forum even before you read the Avast! Forum banner.
Title: Re: Yuk! What's up with the new forum?
Post by: rob24 on September 17, 2010, 06:17:30 PM
I really like the new theme for the forum. I realise it will have been a modification of a theme (Fussilet?) but which one of his is it as he is a prolific theme creator for SMF.