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Old 02-28-2006, 08:11 PM   #11
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i do now, i didnt before...

didnt even know you could do that

hell, why dont we have like 17 different ones?
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Old 02-28-2006, 08:17 PM   #12
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Personally, I like the other stuff that has been done to the site recently. Glad they're focusing on core improvements.

That being said, as the admins said this will be seen by the brains behind the club.
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I appreciate your concern about wanting a different theme option.

While riding in the plane from Minneapolis to London and back, I read a book about branding. The product kind, not the ranch kind. One of the points that I got out of it was that brands shouldn't be dilluted by trying to be all things to all people.

This concept has direct application to the question at hand: should other "looks and feels" be permitted? I don' t think so. The bright, crisp, airy design was quite deliberate and is now an integral part of the BonnevilleClub "brand." A key component of that is black text on a light background.

This approach is not unique. As far as I know, CNN.com does not allow custom text/background colors. Neither does Slashdot. Nor FoxNews.com. In fact, I would assert that sites allowing custom foreground and background colors are the exception rather than the rule.

Does the overall desgin need freshening? Yes, but the core black-on-light-gray-with-red theme will remain.

I'm sorry about the misleading presence of the "subSilver" option. After I've slept for a while (jet lag...) I'll remove the item from the profile page. ***EDIT: Scratch that, I've changed my mind. The option is going to stay for now***

Thanks,
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(By the way -- there are some technical reasons for not slapping in a bunch of themes, namely that they would not work with the forum mods without extensive modification)
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Word on the street, dark back ground/light text may FEEL better on the eyes, but it strains them more.
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