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Contrary to the other answers in here, I'd say there's nothing particularly wrong about your site's color choices. We spend all day looking at light backgrounds and dark text (MS Word, StackExhcange, lots of IDEs, etc.) I have a hunch people aren't complaining about the colors on your site. They're complaining that you changed the design of their site. ...


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What causes the issue is staring at a very bright background continuously. This causes the cells at your retina to get tired, which makes reading almost impossible. There are two fixes: Avoid using large very bright backgrounds (duh!). Any large surface should be something other than bright white. Variation. The issue is not really caused by something ...


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It looks like you have improved the UI that it is actually more readable now than before. You have changed from serif font to sans-serif which increases readability on screens. The factors that effect readability are the following: Choosing a legible font With legible font size Sufficient contrast The right length of lines Distinct sections ...


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I think what could be happening is that combined with the change from serif to san-serif and the use of quite a black font on a virtually white background is causing a ghosting contrast problem especially when moving on to sites with quite a light font. The sans-serif font results overall in more ink on the page because the strokes are a constant width, so ...


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Because you're on a forum you are in a unique situation - people will actually read an announcement you write. About a week before you make the transition, you should make an announcement. Describe the advantages of each, why you're doing it, etc. I would also put a link to this in the MOTD of the IRC chanel. Then, add an option on the UserCP page (for ...


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Thread Arcs are a way to display even long and complex discourses in a compact way. Threadvis exemplifies this within the Thunderbird mail client. Individual messages are represented by circular shapes here, which are aligned on a horizontal axis. Several types of messages are distinguished: normal vs. selected and by viewer or by others. Ownership (me ...


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I think Philtune's comment hit it right on the dot. I don't believe most people would want, or care, if their name was displayed. For product support, most of the time it's a "get in get out" type system. However, as pointed out, people do stay and build a reputation on the site. Why not let the user decide instead of you? Default: user is anonymous If ...



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