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Captains,

 

since we introduced the new forum themes, many of you have complained about issues with bad readability of forum posts, where players are writing their text in a different color than the default one (for example black or blue when using the dark theme or yellow or light grey when using the light theme).

 

To give you an example of what this can look like:

 

TestTestTestTestTest

 

We have therefore decided to disable the usage of color for all users apart from staff for now. There are still plenty of options to style and structure your text like underlining, italic, bold and different options for headlines, different text sizes and fonts, as well as tables, horizontal lines, spoilers and more.

 

Thank you for your understanding.

 

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So now, we will only have issue readability with staff ?

And live in a black and white world ? é.è

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15 minutes ago, Lebedjev said:

So now, we will only have issue readability with staff ?

And live in a black and white world ? é.è

That shouldn't be an issue in future. We will mostly use red when moderating and other than that our world is also going to be black and white (when not counting the colours that come with the different themes you can use ;))

Edit: In case you notice any announcement or other important post that is not clearly readable, please let us know.

Edited by Sehales

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As someone using the dark theme (much easier on the eyes than the classic or white theme), I did have trouble reading posts that came with non-default text colouring (such as copy&pasta reddit posts) and text in embedded links from other websites (like Facebook).

 

Pretty sure the latter isn't solved with this however, so your webteam might want to look into this.

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3 minutes ago, Aotearas said:

As someone using the dark theme (much easier on the eyes than the classic or white theme), I did have trouble reading posts that came with non-default text colouring (such as copy&pasta reddit posts) and text in embedded links from other websites (like Facebook).

 

Pretty sure the latter isn't solved with this however, so your webteam might want to look into this.

While not all these issues are solved with this change, it should prevent some cases of what you described and we will continue to work on improving the readability with our web dev team. Thanks for pointing out the issue with embedded posts. ;)

 

Test:

Spoiler


 

 

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Mwuhahahahahahahahahahhaahahaa

One does not simply stop the color

 

Edit: Oh no you don't sehales

 

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Ouuuh, fixing a small problem with the wreckingball again?

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Vor 2 Stunden, Sehales sagte:

While not all these issues are solved with this change, it should prevent some cases of what you described and we will continue to work on improving the readability with our web dev team. Thanks for pointing out the issue with embedded posts. ;)

 

Test:

  Inhalte verstecken

 

 

 

Looks readable so far, only the title is still black ^^

 

 

Colortest

 

Edit: Ok, this change won't solve much. The problem with unreadable text mostly happens when someone writes it in word and copy-pastes it here. Since copied text keeps its formatting (and therefore color) it will still be the same as before.

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15 hours ago, Commander_Cornflakes said:

Looks readable so far, only the title is still black ^^

 

 

Colortest

 

Edit: Ok, this change won't solve much. The problem with unreadable text mostly happens when someone writes it in word and copy-pastes it here. Since copied text keeps its formatting (and therefore color) it will still be the same as before.

Unfortunately that is indeed still the case, but it is one more step ;)

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I use the dark theme. My solution to read dark text: I highlight it, problem solved.

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7 hours ago, Sehales said:

Unfortunately that is indeed still the case, but it is one more step ;)

into a gray and dark world, a cold world without light and individuals! 

..just like BigWorld

Couldn't you just do a code that overwrites certain colours when using the dark theme? :>

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19 hours ago, Hateshinaku said:

into a gray and dark world, a cold world without light and individuals! 

..just like BigWorld

Couldn't you just do a code that overwrites certain colours when using the dark theme? :>

We currently have other priorities, but something similar is in the works, yes.

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On 20.03.2018 at 1:29 PM, MrConway said:

TestTestTestTestTest

Thank you for some of colors.

When will it be removed for all users permamently? It is easy to use other colors too.

I will not write anything interesting in white.

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On 3/23/2018 at 10:04 PM, Silentraz said:

Thank you for some of colors.

When will it be removed for all users permamently? It is easy to use other colors too.

I will not write anything interesting in white.

 

Well if you want to get around it, you currently can :(

 

But we are not doing this to try to restrict people, just to make the forum easier to read. So please try to refrain from it where possible.

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"Color" text is not huge problem. Only sometimes, when someone uses this not for single words, but all text.

 

Most problems are with pasted black and white colors - they are invisible for appropriate themes.


Solution isn't in hiding or prohibit of colors, but it is needed to change most of dark and bright pasted fonts into standard black - to be visible everytime.

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