So there's been some discontentment over the new forum theme (see responses to the other announcement) and we'd like to check with the community what everyone's opinion is. Some notes :
the new design stemmed from complaints that the original theme was too dark, and subconsciously fostered an atmosphere of negativity on the forums
some issues raised were that the new theme is too bright (we personally feel it's a pretty comfortable dim gray) or that the color scheme is ill-fitting (we might try some new colors later, but we're still a little bummed because we really thought purple and gray was pretty lovely)
we'd be willing to install a forum plugin that would allow users to switch between the new and old themes at will, though we'd rather avoid that if possible as it would be extra maintenance and posts that rely on text color may not look the same for every user.
Update : the forum theme has been reverted to the old one.
Your opinion on the new forum theme 34 votes
I'm fine with the new theme!
I don't mind and/or don't care either way.
I dislike the new theme and want the old one back!
I dislike both the new and old themes and would prefer something different. (suggestions welcome in the comments)
Give us the theme switch plugin! (see possible issues above)