Suggestion Reducing the Number of Forum Themes and Keeping Just the Old Templates

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  1. Lawper

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    Sorry for the wordy title, but this is something that I've been thinking for a while and a topic that's been raised by several members recently. Is it possible to reduce the number of forum themes from 7 to 3 and keep just the 1999-2012 Style (Old School), 2013-2017 Style (Old Blue) and 2013-2017 Night Style (Old Night)?

    The Old School and Old Blue styles have been there on SDN for a long time and most members are accustomed to it, while the Old Night style serves as a night mode version of the Old Blue style which helps minimize the brightness and glare for members who browse SDN at night.

    In addition, these three styles retain the membership year badges (2+ year, 5+ year etc.) and retain member statuses (premed, medical student, resident etc.). The other four styles remove one or both of these features which disappointed some members.

    Managing 7 styles and resolving technical issues across them is a lot more difficult than managing 3 styles. Some of the features available in some styles (such as Watch Forum and Ignore Forum) are not available in other styles.

    For simplicity, accessibility, ease of navigation and user friendliness purposes, I'm thinking that keeping just the Old School, Old Blue and Old Night styles should be more than enough to make everyone happy.

    What do you think?
     
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  3. Lee

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    Agree. Having fewer is easier to maintain. We're going to be upgrading later this year and it would be ideal to trim down the number of templates at that time.
     
  4. Psai

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    The new templates are all bad
     
  5. sb247

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    Just please keep old blue
     
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  6. Lee

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    What are the specific issues with the current template?
     
  7. sb247

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    It’s been so long my memory is hazy but i think it changed the way alerts displayed on the screen

    I could just be old and dumb, who knows
     
  8. Saifa

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    I'm cool as long as there's a dark theme retained, though the turbo scroll thing on the bottom right is nice.
     
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  9. Raryn

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    Anyone else just have all the text on the site randomly turn bold? It looks the same on my phone and my laptop.
     
  10. NickNaylor

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    I also had this issue for about 5 minutes, but it seems to have self-resolved.
     
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    Hasn't gone away for me yet and I made threads with and without bolding and everything is bold and confusing to read :(
     
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    me too, just today. it looks so ominous! I use 2017 style light
     
  13. Raryn

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    It went away for me now as well. Wonder what caused it.
     

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