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Poll: New Forum Default Skin (102 member(s) have cast votes)

Which skin do you like best?

  1. Graphite (16 votes [15.69%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.69%

  2. Velvet (17 votes [16.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.67%

  3. Chameleon (5 votes [4.90%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.90%

  4. Deflection (24 votes [23.53%])

    Percentage of vote: 23.53%

  5. Thoreau (8 votes [7.84%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.84%

  6. Thoreau: Dark (32 votes [31.37%])

    Percentage of vote: 31.37%

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#21 ratty

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Posted September 13 2010 - 03:07 PM

Graphite is my favorite, mostly because its compact. Note you can collapse the sidebar.

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Posted September 13 2010 - 03:13 PM

I personally hate Graphite, which is how we ended up with choices and this poll. I'm more partial to brighter themes because reading dark forums gets old pretty quick. That said, I prefer Chameleon or Deflection as I feel they have an easy to use layout.

I'd like to reiterate that we'll likely get more than one theme if there's a strong runner up.
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Posted September 13 2010 - 03:28 PM

reading dark forums gets old pretty quick.


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Posted September 13 2010 - 03:49 PM

Gotta say I'm really gunna miss this old skin. :(

I liked Thoreau Dark the best.

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Posted September 13 2010 - 04:41 PM

I really dont like ANY of them. They are either too dark or too bright. I like IP-Duo because its got a nice in between Blue-Gray, but I dont really have any such option here. Too dark is preferable to too bright, so I have to vote Thoreau Dark. :/
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#26 Mork

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Posted September 13 2010 - 04:56 PM

what's the current default skin called?

can we see some sceenshots for previews? :)

edit: nevermind.

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Posted September 13 2010 - 05:03 PM

I really dont like ANY of them. They are either too dark or too bright. I like IP-Duo because its got a nice in between Blue-Gray, but I dont really have any such option here. Too dark is preferable to too bright, so I have to vote Thoreau Dark. :/

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Posted September 13 2010 - 05:37 PM

I like both Thoreaus.

#29 OrangeL

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Posted September 13 2010 - 06:11 PM

It's a tie between Deflection and Thoreau: Dark for me.

I'll still use Simple Blue, though.

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Posted September 13 2010 - 06:25 PM

Thoreau dark would have to be my favorite.

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Posted September 13 2010 - 06:52 PM

It's a tie between Deflection and Thoreau: Dark for me.

I'll still use Simple Blue, though.


Simple Blue will also go away, I think. 3.0 skins don't have the features that we will be using in 3.1
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Posted September 13 2010 - 07:01 PM

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Posted September 13 2010 - 07:08 PM

Simple Blue will also go away, I think. 3.0 skins don't have the features that we will be using in 3.1

Actually, There's an update for Simple Blue we'll install sooner or later, but it looks a bit different.

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Posted September 13 2010 - 08:28 PM

Personal thoughts:

I personally like Velvet. It's fairly similar to the skin we have in place.

Agreed, except that seems a bit too bright to me.

I'm gonna have to say Velvet, Deflection or Thoreau: Dark. I really like Velvet's banners, but I like Deflection & Thoreau's topic icons. I really don't like the banner down the side of Graphite. Chameleon's harsh black-on-white contrast hurts my eyes. However, Thoreau: Dark and Deflection remind me of other forums that seemed to be trying to hard to be cool. So Velvet it is (even if it does remind me of the rather clinical Ubuntu forums).

Didn't mention that I think it's really important that the skin lets you tell one post from another really easilly, which IP-duo does and Graphite doesn't.

I prefer darker colors because they burn less my screen (and eyes!), and white letters are better IMO. But the comparison with "super cool" forums (like the Steam forums :( ) makes me cringe a bit. Isn't there any gray/middle ground option? Also, readabily is important.

I was split between the two Thoreaus. I went with the regular Thoreau because I thought it would be easier to read and I'm partial to blue.

I voted for Thoreau-Dark, but I also wish it were more blue. Dark is good for reading, but Thoreau-Dark is a bit too dark/dull/lifeless. Changing my vote to Velvet

EDIT: Neh, updated Simple Blue and Velvet looks good for me (I'll lower my screen's brightness,if I need).
EDIT2: Now I know how good the IP-Duo skin is. Like celestial_okami said, the other skins are too extreme (too bright or too dark).
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#35 Neh

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Posted September 13 2010 - 08:51 PM

If there was a middle-ground option it would already be on the list. Seems skin makers don't care for making them.

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Posted September 13 2010 - 10:10 PM

I'm enjoying Graphite's minimal vertical spacing, but it's too bad there's no light-colored version. Thoreau's going to be my pick.

Edit: Unless I can work something out with Greasemonkey.
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Posted September 14 2010 - 01:46 AM

Graphite.

I'm a dark lover, gotta stay in my natural habitat :D


This but I prefer abit more variety so... Dark Thoreau gets my vote. :mellow:
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#38 Smyther

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Posted September 14 2010 - 03:26 AM

Can you not attempt to create your own skin, or edit this / one of the other themes?
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Posted September 14 2010 - 03:47 AM

Yeah, I'm gonna have to go with Thoreau: Dark. I like the whole layout, and it's just a little bit lighter than Graphite, which kind of did it visual-wise for me.

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Posted September 14 2010 - 04:12 AM

Deflection, although I feel that the font is a bit "chunky".


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