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BethS
04-01-2014, 05:59 PM
Hope it's not an April Fool's joke...

ETA: But I don't understand why some links are purple and some are dark blue. Fwiw, the dark blue is much more restful on the eye. I'm finding it difficult to scan a long line of purple thread headers. My eyes want to glaze over.

ETA(2): What I like, I've decided, is the picture at the top, and the fact that the header doesn't take up nearly the entire monitor screen. Now that I've been here awhile, I find the background color to be a little too bright. And the purple headers and links...please try something else. Go back to the dark blue. Or use black. Or very dark gray.

Rufus Coppertop
04-01-2014, 06:18 PM
I like it too.

Nina Kaytel
04-01-2014, 06:20 PM
It's very pink.

Debbie V
04-01-2014, 06:38 PM
I was just here yesterday. What a shock to click the open link and go from old to new. I'm finding it very bright.

There are seven colors on the screen: purple ink and black ink, the gray for the typing box, the blue gray surround, the blue header, the pink surrounding that box, and a darker orangy pink for the final background. It's a little busy for my taste, visually distracting.

A little more brightness and contrast might be a nice change from the blues and grays that were here, but this is overkill. In fifteen minutes of use, I'm getting an eyestrain headache. See ya when you get back to normal.

onesecondglance
04-01-2014, 06:53 PM
please just make it stop

my eyes

my eyes

Alpha Echo
04-01-2014, 07:08 PM
I totally forgot it was April Fools. I kept trying to figure out why they changed everything. LOL I like it. It's different.

Wilde_at_heart
04-01-2014, 07:15 PM
I like the banner but that ghastly salmon colour has got to go.


I totally forgot it was April Fools. I kept trying to figure out why they changed everything. LOL I like it. It's different.

Once enough caffeine had made it to my brain I realised that's what it was. Before that I'd been wondering if someone had hacked into my user settings and was getting nervous because my router seemed a bit ... blinky at the time. :D

Old Hack
04-01-2014, 08:20 PM
If you object, I suggest you contact our Alien Overlords. It's all their doing.

The rest of you? If you see anyone picking up the phone to call the aforesaid Overlords, STAND WELL BACK. Foil hats can be useful in these circumstances.

ap123
04-01-2014, 08:22 PM
:foilhat::foilhat::foilhat::foilhat::foilhat::foil hat::foilhat::foilhat::foilhat::foilhat:

Caps! Caps for sale! 50 cents a cap!

Medievalist
04-01-2014, 08:34 PM
Precisely the correct time.

:beam:

MaryMumsy
04-01-2014, 08:35 PM
Love the banner, hate the colors.

Happy April 1, y'all.

MM

JulesJones
04-02-2014, 12:24 AM
The banner is utterly gorgeous, hate the pink.

Also, I was startled to encounter Her Supremeness from my One True Fandom staring out at me from Old Hack's avatar on another thread. Startled, but hoping the avatar and sig will stay. :-)

bearilou
04-02-2014, 12:27 AM
I thought I had futzed up my settings or something.

Still...I like the color!

chompers
04-02-2014, 12:31 AM
Hope it's not an April Fool's joke...

ETA: But I don't understand why some links are purple and some are dark blue. Fwiw, the dark blue is much more restful on the eye. I'm finding it difficult to scan a long line of purple thread headers. My eyes want to glaze over.

ETA(2): What I like, I've decided, is the picture at the top, and the fact that the header doesn't take up nearly the entire monitor screen. Now that I've been here awhile, I find the background color to be a little too bright. And the purple headers and links...please try something else. Go back to the dark blue. Or use black. Or very dark gray.
I think the different color links represent if you've read or responded to the thread. I think.

shakeysix
04-02-2014, 12:34 AM
Bubblegum pink? I hate it--s6

Maggie Maxwell
04-02-2014, 12:40 AM
I think the different color links represent if you've read or responded to the thread. I think.

After copious HOURS of testing (or, more accurately, having a thought and clicking two links to test it), it appears to be threads you've been to page 1 of. Purple when you haven't been on page 1, blue if you have. If you skip to the most recently read post and it's not on page 1, even if you post in the thread, it stays purple.

Alessandra Kelley
04-02-2014, 12:43 AM
Precisely the correct time.

:beam:

That's a matter of perspective, isn't it.

Haggis
04-02-2014, 12:57 AM
You have all been reported.

Kylabelle
04-02-2014, 01:11 AM
Bubblegum pink? I hate it--s6

No, actually, it's Pepto-Bismol pink.

We thought humans would like thick pink color.

No, I guess.

:e2teeth:

MaryMumsy
04-02-2014, 02:08 AM
Calm yourselves people, it will all go back to normal tomorrow. This one isn't nearly as good as a couple of years ago when the mods steampunked the entire board.

MM

Filigree
04-02-2014, 02:36 AM
Now, *that* was epic. This just makes me want salmon spread and bagels.

Medievalist
04-02-2014, 02:49 AM
Calm yourselves people, it will all go back to normal tomorrow. This one isn't nearly as good as a couple of years ago when the mods steampunked the entire board.

MM

:alienzapped:

Haggis
04-02-2014, 02:55 AM
Calm yourselves people, it will all go back to normal tomorrow. This one isn't nearly as good as a couple of years ago when the mods steampunked the entire board.

MM

:mothership:

Jersey Chick
04-02-2014, 03:19 AM
The steampunk was a little easier on the eyes.

jus' sayin'...

Kylabelle
04-02-2014, 03:22 AM
Your eyes won't be useful for much longer anyway.

Just sayin'....








:D

Jersey Chick
04-02-2014, 03:26 AM
they don't work right anyhows...

jus' sayin' .;)

Snowstorm
04-02-2014, 03:26 AM
It's purty. I like it!

Ari Meermans
04-02-2014, 03:29 AM
Makes Note: Subjects' adaptive abilities may be in decline. Does not appear to be generalized in population. Further study needed.

Kylabelle
04-02-2014, 03:30 AM
This like, not like, it is irrelevant.


Also there could have been flash and moving things, lights and yellow type on black.

We spared you that much. We did our research. We knew how much you could handle.

Later, that also will not be relevant.



:D

MaryMumsy
04-02-2014, 03:49 AM
Those red eyes in my new avatar look pretty much like my real ones do right now. Repeats to self: tax season is almost over, tax season is almost over.

Just make sure you guys put Mae back later. I'm not sure if I could figure out how to do it again.

MM

Steppe
04-02-2014, 07:39 AM
Well I would get used to it. I liked it better than the original one. At least we tried something. I kind of like it. One thing I like about a post like this is seeing all the user names I don't see that often.

Lady MacBeth
04-02-2014, 08:04 AM
It's fun. I like it.

MacAllister
04-02-2014, 08:22 AM
AW's own Tech forum mod, Alleycat, did our War of the Words banner. You guys might drop him a rep comment if you like it. I thought it was fabulous.

mirandashell
04-02-2014, 01:36 PM
The banner was fabulous. I wouldn't mind keeping that. Well done, AlleyCat!

But what's with this depressing, horrible grey? It's like being in a granite dungeon.

Can we have the blue back, please? Pretty please? With sugar on?

Ken
04-02-2014, 02:40 PM
If anyone prefers a particular color they can set their profile page to that color.
I have noticed this when going to people's profiles on occasion.
Pink is a popular option, somewhat similar to yesterday's theme.
Not sure how to set the color. Probably fairly easy.

Personally, I like the blue gray theme. Nice and low key.

Nina Kaytel
04-02-2014, 04:00 PM
No more pink :(

bearilou
04-02-2014, 04:16 PM
No more pink :(

IKR?

:e2bummed:

shakeysix
04-02-2014, 05:09 PM
Thank You Jesus!

mirandashell
04-02-2014, 05:11 PM
Hallelujah!

Little Anonymous Me
04-02-2014, 05:16 PM
:e2cry:

More pink!

Pwetty pwease.

Maggie Maxwell
04-02-2014, 05:25 PM
*sigh* I suppose the madness must end eventually. Back to business as normal... as normal as things get around here anyway.

I did love that banner though. Bravo, Alleycat!

BethS
04-02-2014, 07:04 PM
AW's own Tech forum mod, Alleycat, did our War of the Words banner. You guys might drop him a rep comment if you like it. I thought it was fabulous.

Loved it. Can't we keep it?

Jersey Chick
04-02-2014, 07:12 PM
The War of the Worlds part was teh ossumest. The pink hurt my eyes, though.

I missed most of yesterday's fun, though and that makes me sad. :( I hate being sick...

Imma go crawl back into my hole and die now...

Little Anonymous Me
04-02-2014, 07:18 PM
Loved it. Can't we keep it?

Seconded!

aruna
04-02-2014, 07:28 PM
Thirded. Was magnificent. IS magnificent. We should go on strike until it comes back.

Lillith1991
04-02-2014, 08:37 PM
Thirded. Was magnificent. IS magnificent. We should go on strike until it comes back.

I wouldn't mind going on strike until the banner comes back. Not the pink though, it kinda hurt my eyes after a while.

Snitchcat
04-03-2014, 12:18 PM
I vote for the banner!

Prodigy
04-04-2014, 12:33 PM
i actually don't notice a new look tbh

Ken
04-04-2014, 03:35 PM
The banner was cool. Maybe alleycat could make more for other occasions/holidays.

That'd be neat.

alleycat
04-05-2014, 06:04 AM
Thanks, everyone, for the comments on the banner. It was fun to do. I'm glad people liked it.

juniper
04-05-2014, 06:45 AM
AW's own Tech forum mod, Alleycat, did our War of the Words banner. You guys might drop him a rep comment if you like it. I thought it was fabulous.


The banner was fabulous. I wouldn't mind keeping that. Well done, AlleyCat!


Loved it. Can't we keep it?

Ditto. It was really wonderful. We can't have it all the time?