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Old 08-24-2010, 09:45 PM
 
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"Ctrl" and "+" fixes that problem.

And yes it has the illusion of now having smaller fonts and that thinner underline does to me make it a bit "harder to pick up", but this is a no cost to me forum and I'm in no position to dictate how it should look or be.
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Old 08-25-2010, 12:29 AM
 
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but this is a no cost to me forum and I'm in no position to dictate how it should look or be.
I agree but also some people are making boat load of money from this site (thanks to the traffic we are generating), don't forget that!
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Old 08-29-2010, 11:24 AM
 
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"Ctrl" and "+" fixes that problem.

And yes it has the illusion of now having smaller fonts and that thinner underline does to me make it a bit "harder to pick up", but this is a no cost to me forum and I'm in no position to dictate how it should look or be.
Negative. They even admitted they changed the style of the underlines from normal to gray, making it blend into the color theme of the forums. A CSS change. Doing Ctrl + just zooms, but the problem with that is it makes certain fonts larger than are ideal and doesn't make the underlining any more prominent. That shouldn't be necessary - there is no reason to make the underlining lighter. It's a pointless change.

It doesn't affect me necessarily as my eyes can see it either way, but I understand some of the complaints as far as "older eyes". It takes more effort than normal to see links that previously were prominent. That's the issue and it's a valid complaint, because it didn't make the forums any easier to read as far as I can tell.

Those who want to see what's being talked about here it is. I attached two photos: What it looks like right now (the left picture) and what it used to look like (the right picture). You can see that the underlining is lighter, and yes, it does look cleaner...but the problem is they went way too light. Using that shade of gray on a sky blue background just doesn't flow on the eyes. It wouldn't be so bad if the general forum theme were darker, like the darker blue used in the headers.
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Old 08-29-2010, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Augusta, Maine
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I agree, it was a pointless change, that underline is a major landmark for some people.
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Old 09-01-2010, 10:28 PM
 
Location: Planet Eaarth
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For those of us who use the beige skin the changes are noticeable but not that bad.

Having stumbled on this thread I now understand why Marka slammed my thread closed so quick. Must be a sore point I didn't know about.
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Old 09-04-2010, 11:37 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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I agree, it was a pointless change, that underline is a major landmark for some people.
I'm a little surprised they didn't roll it out in a trial forum first or something and ask opinions before rolling it out.

Sometimes it doesn't take much change at all to create a bad impression on some users, which is why I always try to minimize overt UI changes unless I have no choice. Or unless overwhelming consensus wants a change.
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