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Engineering Feb 13, 2007 01:25 PM

This Friday, we will retire our white, also known as "vanilla" theme. It's just too similar to Oatmeal, which has become a warm and cozy favorite around here. If you are a Vanilla user, we recommend that you update your theme preference to Oatmeal before Friday, to ease the transition.

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    marlie202 Feb 13, 2007 01:27 PM

    I like the white theme-why make another change???

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    1. kiwi Feb 13, 2007 09:33 PM

      I vastly prefer the white to the oatmeal. The line breaks are much easier to see. I vote to keep the white!! Also, I still have to reselect the theme color every time I login.

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      1. meatme Feb 13, 2007 09:43 PM

        Say it ain't so!

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          marlie202 Feb 15, 2007 09:21 AM

          KEEP IT PLEASE CHOWHOUND

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          1. ElsieDee Feb 15, 2007 12:45 PM

            Ditto to the above: please keep the white/vanilla option.

            The "oatmeal" theme isn't as bad as that "red" design, but it's pretty darn close - I don't want the gradiations from (looking from the left of the screen to this text box) "oatmeal" to "darker oatmeal" to "white" to "oatmeal" to "white" to the pale grey surrounding the text box - is visually cluttered and annoying. And the "oatmeal" color is oppressive in a large amount (such as the page background).

            Please reconsider this decision.

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            1. ElsieDee Feb 15, 2007 02:10 PM

              May I also suggest, if you're bound-and-determined to make this change, that you put some sort of a banner announcement across all of the CH pages? It's my impression that not many folks read the "Site Talk" board unless they're running into issues (which is why I saw this thread - else I would have been one of the teeming hordes posting their upsettedness [to coin a word] tomorrow, when the change happens).

              Will this mean that if I don't reset to "oatmeal" today, when I log-in tomorrow I'm going to be faced with the dreaded "red" theme? If so, I strongly encourage you to consider changing the default to "oatmeal," else all of the folks being involuntarily changed are going to be faced with that "red" which (as was discussed back when the revamp happened) is inflamatory and confrontational and angry.

              And for those of us that were upset when the "red default" was instituted are going to be really upset to see it again (after having gone through the trouble of trying the options and being reasonably okay with/not-thrilled-but-can-live-with-it "white/vanilla" theme).

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              1. orangewasabi Feb 15, 2007 02:29 PM

                I would totally love to see a live count of the number of people using each theme.

                Me, I'm still using and enjoying the red theme.

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                  pescatarian Feb 15, 2007 02:31 PM

                  Hee - I can't even write down what I'm thinking about this thread. I use the oatmeal.

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                2. ElsieDee Feb 26, 2007 08:22 PM

                  Apparently the new "no more white" change was just made.

                  I would like to register my complaint at this point.

                  White is plain and simple. This "oatmeal" is frustrating (albeit not as bad as the gory red) and it remains difficult for my "older" eyes to adjust to the various shades of background.

                  Please bring back the white option.

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