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PriceChild
March 31st, 2008, 11:13 AM
An official statement by the moderation team:
After hours of usability testing and discussion, the forum theme has been redesigned to fix several major flaws.
This is only the first step in the process, the pink ponies logo will be instated momentarily. We thank you for your understanding in this matter.

PmDematagoda, on behalf of the staff.

(There is a theme changer bottom left which will be available until the bugs are ironed out, and this theme is instated permenantly.)

finferflu
April 1st, 2008, 11:18 AM
Yay! Loving them!
Keep them coming :D :D :D

Resident Troll
April 1st, 2008, 11:18 AM
The new forum theme stinks. I can't read anything. It looks like someone puked all over the forums! What's the matter weith you poepel!?

wieman01
April 1st, 2008, 11:19 AM
Weirdo... get yourself a new pair of glasses. Everything is perfectly normal.

finferflu
April 1st, 2008, 11:19 AM
Come on! They're wonderful! :D

erginemr
April 1st, 2008, 11:20 AM
April Fools' Day! :D
:KS:KS:KS

Stunts
April 1st, 2008, 11:20 AM
Prolly April Fool's!
Just my 0,02€.

Edit: Ninja'ed!

phyrewall
April 1st, 2008, 11:21 AM
Come on! They're wonderful! :D

Yeah, if you happen to be a Orange Julius FanBoy....

:roll::roll::roll::roll::roll::roll:

wieman01
April 1st, 2008, 11:21 AM
Yahoo!

Zyphrexi
April 1st, 2008, 11:22 AM
ah that explains it, I was thinking wtf happened to the forums?

PmDematagoda
April 1st, 2008, 11:22 AM
My eyes are fried.

Everyone watch out for zombies(I am one myself):D.

DMcA
April 1st, 2008, 11:22 AM
I assume this is a first of april thing. It's a bit frustrating though, as I can't actually read the pink on orange text

Tomatz
April 1st, 2008, 11:23 AM
what the hell just happened to ubuntu forums?

has the colour scheme gone mad for anyone else?

wieman01
April 1st, 2008, 11:23 AM
I assume this is a first of april thing. It's a bit frustrating though, as I can't actually read the pink on orange text
Get yourself pink glasses then.

overdrank
April 1st, 2008, 11:24 AM
:shock:

Arwen
April 1st, 2008, 11:24 AM
I thought my opera went crazy,I clicked on a thread and everything showed up in orange and pink.It's nice for a change but I think it'll make my eyes hurt in a while :-P

xeth_delta
April 1st, 2008, 11:25 AM
Indeed, it seems to be an April 1st joke.
Time for a text-only browser ;) lynx anyone?

satanic-yobbo
April 1st, 2008, 11:26 AM
hahahahahahahaha fantastic lol i have burned retinas for ever now but it was almost worth it for the reaction of everyone here at home when they saw this lol

wersdaluv
April 1st, 2008, 11:26 AM
April fools? My eyes hate it! hehehe

kellemes
April 1st, 2008, 11:26 AM
Well.. this is different. :roll:

Zyphrexi
April 1st, 2008, 11:27 AM
what would pink glasses actually accomplish?

isn't that statement a bit biased towards those not needing corrective lenses?

I'm offended.


Indeed, it seems to be an April 1st joke.
Time for a text-only browser ;) lynx anyone?

have you ever tried using lynx (links) in ubuntuforums? it's hell.

ramjet_1953
April 1st, 2008, 11:27 AM
Urghhhh!

Why such strong colours?

Also, the pink against an orange background not only clashes, but has very poor contrast, making it hard to read posts and puts strain on the eyes.

You need to replace the pink with black, or another much darker colour.

Regards,
Roger :cool:

wieman01
April 1st, 2008, 11:27 AM
Oh, come on, guys... I close this thread if there are any more complaints. Really... ts, ts, ts.

Xiong Chiamiov
April 1st, 2008, 11:27 AM
If it sticks around past the 1st, Stylish will help its readability on my 'puter.

EDIT: Then I saw the style options in the bottom-left. TG.

PmDematagoda
April 1st, 2008, 11:27 AM
Happy April Fool's Day my dear fellow:lolflag:.

xeth_delta
April 1st, 2008, 11:28 AM
I thought my opera went crazy,I clicked on a thread and everything showed up in orange and pink.It's nice for a change but I think it'll make my eyes hurt in a while :-P

I though the same, at the beginning (Opera user, too). Then I remember it's April 1st...
The same orangy results on Konqueror confirmed the joke theory. :)

We have to also be careful about what news we trust today.

wersdaluv
April 1st, 2008, 11:28 AM
Merge the threads!!

:guitar:

Btw, you can change the style using the drop-down menu on the lower left. April fools! :)

wieman01
April 1st, 2008, 11:28 AM
what would pink glasses actually accomplish?

isn't that statement a bit biased towards those not needing corrective lenses?

I'm offended.
Haha... Good one.

Lord Illidan
April 1st, 2008, 11:28 AM
I don't know what the issue is! It works perfectly on my end :D

finferflu
April 1st, 2008, 11:28 AM
@ wieman01
Or you can give us all pink glasses :D

mal
April 1st, 2008, 11:29 AM
OK - Jokes over. Ha Ha Ha. Now back to the old theme!!

Tomatz
April 1st, 2008, 11:29 AM
HaHa!

:lolflag:

Bit slow on the uptake there :biggrin:

barbedsaber
April 1st, 2008, 11:29 AM
yeah yeah aprill fools, can we have the forum back now?


Some of us are trying to help noobs, and its really irretationg

WebDrake
April 1st, 2008, 11:29 AM
April Fool. (I hope.) :-)

I think the same may be why the default KDE wallpaper in Hardy has been replaced by a Unicorn .... !

wieman01
April 1st, 2008, 11:29 AM
Thread closed... ;-)

PmDematagoda
April 1st, 2008, 11:30 AM
OK - Jokes over. Ha Ha Ha. Now back to the old theme!!

What are you talking about? This theme change is permanent.

Zyphrexi
April 1st, 2008, 11:30 AM
I don't know what the issue is! It works perfectly on my end :D

well obviously there's some form of dark magic at work here...


Lord Illidan is a demon master, after all. WORSHIP HIM!! WORSHIP HIM!!

ZOMG TEH MOD ABUSES!!!

shafin
April 1st, 2008, 11:30 AM
Actually,the theme looks better when I invert it using Super+N in Compiz. Try it out

ramjet_1953
April 1st, 2008, 11:31 AM
I certainly hope it is an April Fool's joke!

I don't think I could stand this colour scheme for long!

Regards,
Roger :cool:

ByteJuggler
April 1st, 2008, 11:31 AM
The new April 1 forum colours, (http://img360.imageshack.us/my.php?image=buttuglytz6.png) they're sure not pretty... :lolflag:

wieman01
April 1st, 2008, 11:32 AM
No, it isn't... perfectly normal. Get used to it!

omns
April 1st, 2008, 11:32 AM
lol, you think this is funny. Achlinux has gone German

kellemes
April 1st, 2008, 11:32 AM
I have a headache.. :-&

mal
April 1st, 2008, 11:32 AM
So is this meant to be consistent with the new theme design for Hardy? I can hardly wait!

barbedsaber
April 1st, 2008, 11:33 AM
ok,.... I'm going to get up, go to the toilet and get a bite to eat, when I ge back I WANT MY FORUM BACK

PmDematagoda
April 1st, 2008, 11:33 AM
No, it isn't... perfectly normal. Get used to it!

Yes, if people think this new and improved theme sucks, get a life:lolflag:.

matthew
April 1st, 2008, 11:33 AM
It is a usability upgrade.

LeadFingers
April 1st, 2008, 11:34 AM
Why reinvent the wheel?
The old color scheme was great !
This one is pretty poor overall.
Strangely enough, this is the first thing I've found on this forum, that I don't like.
I'm really impressed with the way it's been set-up.
(Except for this new scheme)

kneewax
April 1st, 2008, 11:34 AM
I feel quite sick....:-&

omns
April 1st, 2008, 11:34 AM
hehe, there has been some loud themes on April 1 in the past, but this one beats them all :)

bapoumba
April 1st, 2008, 11:34 AM
I love pink!!
Threads merged.

kellemes
April 1st, 2008, 11:34 AM
lol, you think this is funny. Achlinux has gone German

That's very funny indeed. :lolflag:

horace
April 1st, 2008, 11:35 AM
<snip>

Lord Illidan
April 1st, 2008, 11:35 AM
lol, you think this is funny. Achlinux has gone German

Yes, that freaked me out!

PmDematagoda
April 1st, 2008, 11:35 AM
I really am not getting the reactions on Ubuntu Forums since this theme change is permanent and is officially replacing the old theme as was decided by the Ubuntu Forums staff.

If you can't get used to the new theme, get a life:D.

gusjones
April 1st, 2008, 11:36 AM
This colour scheme is a nightmare! ;-)

Zyphrexi
April 1st, 2008, 11:36 AM
could be worse, everything could be in Braille.

stevemarkus
April 1st, 2008, 11:38 AM
I don't mind the orange, but the pink text is really difficult to read.

Wnutt
April 1st, 2008, 11:38 AM
How nice !!! 8-[

Well... those who got headache, do look on the top right of all pages...

:-\"

wieman01
April 1st, 2008, 11:38 AM
Why reinvent the wheel?
The old color scheme was great !
This one is pretty poor overall.
Strangely enough, this is the first thing I've found on this forum, that I don't like.
I'm really impressed with the way it's been set-up.
(Except for this new scheme)
Come on, you'll get used to it. Just like you got used to Windows XP's blue theme.

PmDematagoda
April 1st, 2008, 11:39 AM
Why reinvent the wheel?
The old color scheme was great !
This one is pretty poor overall.
Strangely enough, this is the first thing I've found on this forum, that I don't like.
I'm really impressed with the way it's been set-up.
(Except for this new scheme)

Are you sure? Our experts find that this new theme has much more clarity than the old one.

Also as per the new forum rules, this thread has been moved to the Jail and all users given 1 point infractions, enjoy:).

matthew
April 1st, 2008, 11:39 AM
could be worse, everything could be in Braille./me takes notes for the future...

SupaSonic
April 1st, 2008, 11:39 AM
I like it. It's original and no one else has it. Yay!

djbsteart1
April 1st, 2008, 11:39 AM
I really am not getting the reactions on Ubuntu Forums since this theme change is permanent and is officially replacing the old theme as was decided by the Ubuntu Forums staff.

If you can't get used to the new theme, get a life:D.

It really isn't that bad once you adjust, it livens up the day as well.

philinux
April 1st, 2008, 11:39 AM
:lolflag:

Nice one

dnairb
April 1st, 2008, 11:40 AM
Aaaarggghhhh! My eyes! :lolflag:

wieman01
April 1st, 2008, 11:40 AM
I like it. It's original and no one else has it. Yay!
There is a reason for it...

D-EJ915
April 1st, 2008, 11:40 AM
I thought my opera went crazy,I clicked on a thread and everything showed up in orange and pink.It's nice for a change but I think it'll make my eyes hurt in a while :-P
yeah the links are hard to read

ph1sh
April 1st, 2008, 11:40 AM
For a moment I thought something went wrong with my grahics card... :)

aethralis
April 1st, 2008, 11:40 AM
hey good joke. but first i thought that somebody hacked into the forums just to prove the point (cansecwest aftermath)...

IsawSp4rks
April 1st, 2008, 11:40 AM
Where are the Unicorns?

That's all I want to know.

PmDematagoda
April 1st, 2008, 11:41 AM
yeah the links are hard to read

Then it's official, get reading glasses:D.

Resident Troll
April 1st, 2008, 11:41 AM
It is a usability upgrade.?!? :shock:

Taino
April 1st, 2008, 11:44 AM
heh... i couldnt wait to wake up this morning (I had a feeling) something funky would be going on here. :biggrin:

<_<

>_>

pink links?!?! heh.. how girly ;P~

:popcorn:

thrice upon a time
April 1st, 2008, 11:44 AM
I love it.

Whoever designed it obviously has a taste for retro-modern, as it reminds me of the shag carpeting I grew up with.

This should be the standard scheme for all forums.

I hope Hardy+1 adopts this scheme as well, and then all shall be complete.

Xiong Chiamiov
April 1st, 2008, 11:44 AM
Yeah, it's been covered in the casual forum. Thankfully, the bottom-left of the page allows you to switch back to the normal style, so I didn't have to create another user-css.

matey3
April 1st, 2008, 11:46 AM
Did someone change the forum/site colors?
I cannot read the page (pink on orange?) unless I highlight everything?!
is it just me or did it really change?

waspbr
April 1st, 2008, 11:47 AM
You evil, evil , evil forum admin people

ronald.higgins
April 1st, 2008, 11:48 AM
just you buddy ;)



just kidding ... guess it ties in with today ....

they really did try to find the most shocking clolours :P

markp1989
April 1st, 2008, 11:48 AM
what the hell have you done to our forum

billmeek
April 1st, 2008, 11:49 AM
I have no problem with a little April Fools joke.... but this one effects the usability of the forums since the pink on orange is too difficult to read on this laptop and having a negative effect usiing the forums. I (for one) am not a very happy camper at the moment since it's making researching an issue difficult.

waspbr
April 1st, 2008, 11:49 AM
April fools

PmDematagoda
April 1st, 2008, 11:49 AM
just you buddy ;)



just kidding ... guess it ties in with today ....

they really did try to find the most shocking clolours :P

That is inaccurate.

What you are looking at is the new theme for Ubuntu Forums, enjoy:).

Bd0g
April 1st, 2008, 11:49 AM
Is this the face of Hardy :) ?

prismpirate
April 1st, 2008, 11:49 AM
lol, i think its got to do with april fools, looks reaaaally awful though. Smart of them to do so. :)


I was pressing my compiz negative hotkey for the first few minutes

erginemr
April 1st, 2008, 11:50 AM
Thanks guys! You made my day! :biggrin:

And here is my protection glasses: 8)

tombott
April 1st, 2008, 11:52 AM
Yup they are pretty shocking.

You can change them though.

Scroll to the bottom of the page, and you will see a selection box on the bottom left.

Choose -default style uf2.5

thrice upon a time
April 1st, 2008, 11:53 AM
I have no problem with a little April Fools joke.... but this one effects the usability of the forums since the pink on orange is too difficult to read on this laptop and having a negative effect usiing the forums. I (for one) am not a very happy camper at the moment since it's making researching an issue difficult.

Look down at the bottom left hand corner - you can change the style from the april fool's version to normal ;-)

ronald.higgins
April 1st, 2008, 11:53 AM
lol, i think its got to do with april fools, looks reaaaally awful though. Smart of them to do so. :)


I was pressing my compiz negative hotkey for the first few minutes

*GASP* .... gimme a text browser rather :P

clanky
April 1st, 2008, 11:53 AM
I have no problem with a little April Fools joke.... but this one effects the usability of the forums since the pink on orange is too difficult to read on this laptop and having a negative effect usiing the forums. I (for one) am not a very happy camper at the moment since it's making researching an issue difficult.

scroll down, bottom left, forum style chooser thingy, select uf 2.5

clanky
April 1st, 2008, 11:53 AM
Look down at the bottom left hand corner - you can change the style from the april fool's version to normal ;-)

Damn, not quick enough

linux phreak
April 1st, 2008, 11:54 AM
I was wondering it was my graphics card or something which was causing this.Any way the colors are hurting my eyes.The quick style chooser does the trick.

bapoumba
April 1st, 2008, 11:58 AM
Oh noes, keep the pink!

Arwen
April 1st, 2008, 11:58 AM
Btw, you can change the style using the drop-down menu on the lower left.

Thank you really :-)

Have a nice day ;-) :-P

Kernel Sanders
April 1st, 2008, 11:59 AM
Hahaha! Well played Forum Admins! :lolflag:

overdrank
April 1st, 2008, 11:59 AM
Oh noes, keep the pink!

:shock:[-o<

beesthorpe
April 1st, 2008, 12:01 PM
Just in case there's anybody that hasn't noticed there's a theme switching combo box at the bottom left hand side of each page. Set this to "default style uf2.5" rather than "default style uf2.5af" to get rid of the april fool colours.

chinaski
April 1st, 2008, 12:04 PM
are you joking with this new graphic?

it is ugly and difficult to read

Forrest Gumpp
April 1st, 2008, 12:04 PM
Historic first!

MS ports new desktop skins to Linux! The new skins, compiled with the aid of graphic design consultancy Ishihara & Rorschach NL, feature new interactive capabilities which, among other things, are capable of gauging viewer emotional response and reporting this back to a special User Support Unit newly established at Redmond.

Filtered feedback from this unit is intended in the near future to be made available to users of the new skins. In a notable act of magnanimity, Ubuntu has been the first major Linux distro to take advantage of this cutting edge product, introducing it to the Ubuntu Forums, where it will be doubtless well received.

No EULA is included with the new release, which is a big win for open source. Insiders around Redmond are interpreting this porting as a harbinger of big changes in approach by MS. A whole new vista of mutual co-existence is virtually on the world's desktops!

Concurrently with this historic uptake by Ubuntu of an MS product, MS also announced changes in the design of its corporate flag (a blue cross on a blue background) to that of a white cross on a white background.

philinux
April 1st, 2008, 12:04 PM
April fools joke :lolflag:

svivian
April 1st, 2008, 12:05 PM
I really like the new look. :D

P.S. Check your calendar. ;)

chinaski
April 1st, 2008, 12:05 PM
Rotfl :)

metalpancake
April 1st, 2008, 12:06 PM
the pink makes it hard to read!:lolflag:
I thought it was a virus or something!

Xiong Chiamiov
April 1st, 2008, 12:06 PM
They're not actually graphics, but simply colors. And you can turn them off in the bottom-left corner.

armandh
April 1st, 2008, 12:11 PM
such charming contrasts or alternately try dayglo chartreuse and electric blue


4.1 AF

D-EJ915
April 1st, 2008, 12:11 PM
Then it's official, get reading glasses:D.
the pink on orange? your link colours must be different than mine o__O

http://dej915.serveftp.com:777/pictures/pink_on_orange.jpg

kutjara
April 1st, 2008, 12:12 PM
I played an April Fool's gag on myself.

I finally got around to installing Emerald and tinkering around with Compiz themes. After a couple of hours of installing, editing, and matching with GTK+ themes and wallpapers, I finally found a desktop style I liked.

Then I logged into Ubuntu Forums, took one look at the color scheme, and nearly had a heart attack. I was wondering how the hell I could have screwed up Firefox's rendering engine by just installing desktops themes, and how to even begin trying to fix what I broke. DOH!

quinnten83
April 1st, 2008, 12:13 PM
All i know is I can't read a thing with this pink on orange.

proalan
April 1st, 2008, 12:15 PM
I thought someone had broken the internet

MRiGnS
April 1st, 2008, 12:15 PM
All i know is I can't read a thing with this pink on orange.

you can change the theme in the low left corner.

PmDematagoda
April 1st, 2008, 12:15 PM
I played an April Fool's gag on myself.

I finally got around to installing Emerald and tinkering around with Compiz themes. After a couple of hours of installing, editing, and matching with GTK+ themes and wallpapers, I finally found a desktop style I liked.

Then I logged into Ubuntu Forums, took one look at the color scheme, and nearly had a heart attack. I was wondering how the hell I could have screwed up Firefox's rendering engine by just installing desktops themes, and how to even begin trying to fix what I broke. DOH!

It looks like you had a bad day, keep looking at the new forum theme and you will soon accept your fate:twisted:.

Wobedraggled
April 1st, 2008, 12:17 PM
Holy wow.

My eyes, they BURN...

kutjara
April 1st, 2008, 12:18 PM
It looks like you had a bad day, keep looking at the new forum theme and you will soon accept your fate:twisted:.

Yes...I find them very...soothing. That's it...soothing.

BluePlum
April 1st, 2008, 12:19 PM
Kinda lame, Theme = forum killer :P

balaknair
April 1st, 2008, 12:21 PM
It really is a lousy colour scheme, it's giving me a headache. I really hope it's just an April Fool's joke.

wersdaluv
April 1st, 2008, 12:24 PM
It really is a lousy colour scheme, it's giving me a headache. I really hope it's just an April Fool's joke.

It's there for good. Get used to it.

:popcorn::popcorn:

bapoumba
April 1st, 2008, 12:24 PM
It really is a lousy colour scheme, it's giving me a headache. I really hope it's just an April Fool's joke.
Nah, its the new theme for hardy. Better get used to it :-

BluePlum
April 1st, 2008, 12:28 PM
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Jouke74
April 1st, 2008, 12:28 PM
Time to dig up my monochrome monitor. Happy April fools Ubuntu staff, nice one .... :lolflag:

PmDematagoda
April 1st, 2008, 12:29 PM
It really is a lousy colour scheme, it's giving me a headache. I really hope it's just an April Fool's joke.

Don't worry, it's permanent.

BluePlum
April 1st, 2008, 12:31 PM
ooooo well i didnt no it was an april fools joke cause april the 1st kinda started 22:30 hours ago? Gw on being late :P

klange
April 1st, 2008, 12:32 PM
Holy freaking Linus Torvalds, this isn't an April Fools joke, this is hell on my eyes.

Google Spider
April 1st, 2008, 12:33 PM
Everything is looking orange and yellow and I can't read threads properly :confused:

dcstar
April 1st, 2008, 12:33 PM
April fools joke :lolflag:

Yeah great, April Fools ended at noon where I live - 10 hours ago local time.

Every year we have to deal with this juvenile stuff.

After a while it becomes as funny as a cut finger...............:roll:

PriceChild
April 1st, 2008, 12:35 PM
An official statement by the moderation team:
After hours of usability testing and discussion, the forum theme has been redesigned to fix several major flaws.
This is only the first step in the process, the pink ponies logo will be instated momentarily. We thank you for your understanding in this matter.

PmDematagoda, on behalf of the staff.

(There is a theme changer bottom left)

shuttleworthwannabe
April 1st, 2008, 12:36 PM
Hey, huys, what is up with the Forum theme? It looks really bad? Difficult to read the thread titles: pink does not gel well with dark orange...

I thought I would ask...just in case it was missed somewhere in the thread..since and since I can't se other responses anyway..

wersdaluv
April 1st, 2008, 12:36 PM
The forum's April Fools color scheme might be funny but what if some new users desperately need help? The drop-down menu on the lower right is not very easy to find for other people.

Just my two cents. Anyway, this is just going to last for half a day.

Wobedraggled
April 1st, 2008, 12:37 PM
I found a fix :)

:)

kpkeerthi
April 1st, 2008, 12:38 PM
April Fool (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=741866)

quinnten83
April 1st, 2008, 12:39 PM
you can change the theme in the low left corner.

Tnx, i allready had a migraine, this was making it much worse!

Sugz
April 1st, 2008, 12:39 PM
I think people need to just relax, boo hoo i cant use the forums for one day,
The whole world is obviously going to explode!

Hopefully you didnt take that seriously, because its not.

But really, im not bothered by the sudden change, i think its good that the Ubuntu community likes to take part in traditions.

Good on you!:popcorn:

Lutin
April 1st, 2008, 12:39 PM
Okay people - grow up.

It's after 12 noon here in the real world - so can we have normality back please?

ajmorris
April 1st, 2008, 12:39 PM
Everything is looking orange and yellow and I can't read threads properly :confused:

although difficult to spot, you can change it on the bottom left of the page ;)

drubin
April 1st, 2008, 12:41 PM
Is this just my fire fox or has the theme of Ubuntuforums.org changed....?

Here is a screen shot.

If this is me, does any one have any ideas how to fix it, it is just well darn ugly.

pastalavista
April 1st, 2008, 12:41 PM
That would be your other right...:KS

scragar
April 1st, 2008, 12:41 PM
I dunno, I quite like the april fools skin, it has the "I'm out of my head of some form of drugs" appearnce.

nah, honestly it's a really bad move unless your putting the style option at the top of the page somewhere.

delta_charlie
April 1st, 2008, 12:41 PM
Hi all, is it just my old CRT monitor or is anyone else having trouble reading the forums?

The Orange and pink color combo for the title is very hard to read!

Later, DC

shadowtroopers
April 1st, 2008, 12:41 PM
same goes to me to back then, what i do is:
1.scroll down this page till end
2. on the corner left side you will see "--default style uf2.5af "
3.on that box, select "--default style uf2.5"

scragar
April 1st, 2008, 12:42 PM
it's april fools, style changer at bottom left of screen.

h-town
April 1st, 2008, 12:42 PM
I thought i was having another flashback.. oh look the cubic gnomes have returned.. brb

:KS

PmDematagoda
April 1st, 2008, 12:42 PM
That is the new theme for the Ubuntu Forums, everything is just fine:).

scragar
April 1st, 2008, 12:43 PM
april fools colour scheme, change it at bottom left.

PriceChild
April 1st, 2008, 12:44 PM
An official statement by the moderation team:
After hours of usability testing and discussion, the forum theme has been redesigned to fix several major flaws.
This is only the first step in the process, the pink ponies logo will be instated momentarily. We thank you for your understanding in this matter.

PmDematagoda, on behalf of the staff.

(There is a theme changer bottom left)

drubin
April 1st, 2008, 12:44 PM
Sorry but well Ubuntu are just slow. (I have been logging in all day it was normal)

Guess the times zones kill the jokes :) Shot.

Could they not have found a LESS ugly theme though

drubin
April 1st, 2008, 12:46 PM
On the topic of april fools. Any one worked out what google has gotten up to? They have such amazing idea's

Tomatz
April 1st, 2008, 12:48 PM
Okay people - grow up.

It's after 12 noon here in the real world - so can we have normality back please?

<snip>

rune0077
April 1st, 2008, 12:49 PM
The forum's April Fools color scheme might be funny but what if some new users desperately need help? The drop-down menu on the lower right is not very easy to find for other people.

Just my two cents. Anyway, this is just going to last for half a day.

If they're that desperate, they can probably put up with the theme. The world doesn't really, despite popular beliefs, revolve around ubuntuforums.org, so it's probably not going to stop just because the colors changed for one day.

bumanie
April 1st, 2008, 12:50 PM
Yeah, here in Australia April the first is nearly over. The new colours were GREAT, my partner's 10 year old thought they were real cool!!!!

Teber
April 1st, 2008, 12:51 PM
please don't do this again! for a min i feared microsoft had taken over ubuntu!

well i'ts not really the color scheme that troubles me. it's that today's tuesday. never got the hang of tuesdays...

Jareth
April 1st, 2008, 12:52 PM
Well, its after 12 in the UK now and its still on so we get to give the forums beats!

sanderella
April 1st, 2008, 12:53 PM
What ghastly colours!!! I hope this is just a joke.:(

bapoumba
April 1st, 2008, 12:54 PM
What ghastly colours!!! I hope this is just a joke.:(
Nope, as we officially already stated in this thread, it's the new hardy forums theme. Hardy is LTS, enjoy :)

scragar
April 1st, 2008, 12:55 PM
On the topic of april fools. Any one worked out what google has gotten up to? They have such amazing idea's

yeah, apparantly you can now send emails back in time.
http://mail.google.com/mail/help/customtime/index.html

chucky chuckaluck
April 1st, 2008, 12:55 PM
it sends the wrong message to first time users coming here for help (or...does it?).

popch
April 1st, 2008, 12:55 PM
What is the purpose of this thread? Why is the forum's skin a topic all of a sudden? It's not as if it did not have one up to today.

Berean
April 1st, 2008, 12:55 PM
Naughtly, naughty!

geovino
April 1st, 2008, 12:56 PM
The new forum colors are hard to read! Pink letters on orange background is not a good combination. I hope you change it to a lighter background soon. I'm sure many others will agree.

Thanks

linuxisfree
April 1st, 2008, 12:58 PM
read this thread...

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=4628832#post4628832

cwmoser
April 1st, 2008, 12:59 PM
I noted yesterday that the Google home page went black -- then this.
First thing that went to my mind was "did I get hosed with a virus or spam".

Carl

der_perser
April 1st, 2008, 01:01 PM
daaaamn i call this missing knowledge of softwareergonomies

nebu
April 1st, 2008, 01:02 PM
has this got summin to do with tday being the 1st of april or is this goin to stay this way....

it looks hideous!!!

fatality_uk
April 1st, 2008, 01:02 PM
Great, I think I may have just snapped off my laptop screen hence posting from eeepc :(
I have been having all sorts of hassles with this today and grabbed it quite firmly :lol:
Reboot and fingers crossed

nebu
April 1st, 2008, 01:06 PM
i dont know very welll..... but i kinda guess its got summin to do with april fools

ukripper
April 1st, 2008, 01:12 PM
I thought either I am going completely blind or colour blind (with bright effect):lolflag:

ByteJuggler
April 1st, 2008, 01:12 PM
Click "User cp"->"edit options", go to "forum skin", select Default style uf2.5

Job done!!!

jpietari
April 1st, 2008, 01:13 PM
At the bottom of the page you can change the style sheet back. It is a lot easier on the eyes...

kellemes
April 1st, 2008, 01:15 PM
(There is a theme changer bottom left)

That's the prettiest combobox I've ever seen.. ;-)

nilarimogard
April 1st, 2008, 01:15 PM
i actually would like this1 if the pink fonts would be changed :| :P

ryazkhan
April 1st, 2008, 01:16 PM
On ubuntu forums today colors are not looking good. Itching eyes please change!

FurryNemesis
April 1st, 2008, 01:17 PM
My EYES!

ComputerHermit
April 1st, 2008, 01:18 PM
:lolflag::lolflag::lolflag::lolflag::lolflag:

nebu
April 1st, 2008, 01:19 PM
Click "User cp"->"edit options", go to "forum skin", select Default style uf2.5

Job done!!!
thnx..... u just saved my eyes.....

jonathanmotes
April 1st, 2008, 01:20 PM
Same here. What's going on?

ComputerHermit
April 1st, 2008, 01:20 PM
HO I LOVE IT ITS LIKE CHRISTMAS IN APRIL:lolflag:

Sockerdrickan
April 1st, 2008, 01:21 PM
Hahaha epic win afj

dannyboy79
April 1st, 2008, 01:22 PM
can barely read User Control Panel, horrible pink on orange background. I think this Theme is a BAD idea.

Perpetual
April 1st, 2008, 01:23 PM
(There is a theme changer bottom left)

Phew!

ubuntu-geek
April 1st, 2008, 01:24 PM
We have decided this will be the default theme. The option to change themes will soon be removed.

ericartman
April 1st, 2008, 01:26 PM
Waht's wrong with the colors? being monochromatic has it's benefits!. Nice start to April 1st.

Cart

amazingtaters
April 1st, 2008, 01:28 PM
DAMN YOU APRIL THE ONE!!!!!!

Now to set operation mess with my roommate and friend into action...

dannyboy79
April 1st, 2008, 01:29 PM
the problem is you can barely read your threads within User Control Panel, there a gauty pink on an orange background. As PriceChild stated, I hope it's only temporary.

bapoumba
April 1st, 2008, 01:34 PM
We have decided this will be the default theme. The option to change themes will soon be removed.
Indeed, for hardy. Minimum for two years.

EXCiD3
April 1st, 2008, 01:37 PM
Indeed, for hardy. Minimum for two years.

guess its time to find another forum to hang out at...:lolflag:

misterhead
April 1st, 2008, 01:38 PM
Wow, and I thought the fake loto ticket was a horrible April fools prank! You guys take the cake. That orange was gross! (and didn't help my headache any, either)

strabes
April 1st, 2008, 01:40 PM
Last night apparently someone changed the theme of ubuntuforums. I'm going to be honest; this new theme is just awful!! Orange backgrounds and pink text??? It looks like a web 1.0 12-year-old's blog. Please change it back to the original theme. Attached is a screenshot.

[EDIT]: You can change the theme of the forums for your account in your User CP. To do this, click on "User CP" at the top left of the screen and click on "Edit Options." Towards the bottom of that page there is a section that says "Forum Skin." Change it to "Default Style UF2.5", click "Save Changes" at the bottom of the page, and everything should be back to normal.

Nano Geek
April 1st, 2008, 01:41 PM
I love the joke theme, but you might want to change it a little so it is at least readable.

If someone had a computer problem today, they might get mad at the forums for not being able to fix it due to the unreadable theme.

In other news, I've completely had it with Linux and Ubuntu and I'm moving back to something that actually works without requiring you to write code!

bapoumba
April 1st, 2008, 01:42 PM
guess its time to find another forum to hang out at...:lolflag:
You'll come back :D

JohnnyVW
April 1st, 2008, 01:43 PM
Last night apparently someone changed the theme of ubuntuforums. I'm going to be honest; this new theme is just awful!! Orange backgrounds and pink text??? It looks like a web 1.0 12-year-old's blog. Please change it back to the original theme. Attached is a screenshot.

Yikes! I agree! Change it back...

Perpetual
April 1st, 2008, 01:43 PM
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=741866

matey3
April 1st, 2008, 01:43 PM
An official statement by the moderation team:
After hours of usability testing and discussion, the forum theme has been redesigned to fix several major flaws.
This is only the first step in the process, the pink ponies logo will be instated momentarily. We thank you for your understanding in this matter.

PmDematagoda, on behalf of the staff.

(There is a theme changer bottom left)

OK cool..I thought at first there was something 'wrong' with my 'set'! ;-)
lol..

redcrayon
April 1st, 2008, 01:44 PM
I am guessing this new colour scheme is come kind of april fools joke...

bapoumba
April 1st, 2008, 01:44 PM
Merging..

fissionmailed
April 1st, 2008, 01:45 PM
At first I thought some one had slipped me some LSD.

msjones
April 1st, 2008, 01:45 PM
Mine is all pink and brown, very hard on the eyes!! whats going on?

Dragonbite
April 1st, 2008, 01:46 PM
Whew! I nearly fainted seeing these colors 'till I remembered it's April Fool's Day!... (at least I hope this is a joke....)

tora201
April 1st, 2008, 01:46 PM
April fool..... thank goodness I have a sense of humor!
:lolflag:

sleepingdragon
April 1st, 2008, 01:46 PM
Aaaarrrrggghh!! My eyes are burning! No, wait, it's the decor.

Ouch. Nasty.

mick8985
April 1st, 2008, 01:47 PM
Right, thats it, I'm done here bye bye ubuntu, Hello debian.

netlogic
April 1st, 2008, 01:49 PM
On ubuntu forums today colors are not looking good. Itching eyes please change!

Yea, I am not a fan of people using funky colors. I prefer the classic white background with black fonts. I have a hard time reading the pages here. Pink and green fonts on an orange background is definitely a design color failure.

cdenley
April 1st, 2008, 01:50 PM
At first, I though the site got hacked or something. Then, I remembered it's april fool's day, and figured it's some kind of joke.

Nano Geek
April 1st, 2008, 01:52 PM
Yea, look in the cafe for the official announcement.

But guessing from last year, it's only going to get worse. :guitar:

PmDematagoda
April 1st, 2008, 01:53 PM
the problem is you can barely read your threads within User Control Panel, there a gauty pink on an orange background. As PriceChild stated, I hope it's only temporary.

PriceChild? Someone said my name?

kevdog
April 1st, 2008, 01:53 PM
Alright

You guys got me on the theme, restarted browser twice before I realized what was going on!!

Dang I hate when I am suckered!

wieman01
April 1st, 2008, 01:54 PM
PriceChild? Someone said my name?
Cool, they took the bait.

wieman01
April 1st, 2008, 01:55 PM
Alright

You guys got me on the theme, restarted browser twice before I realized what was going on!!

Dang I hate when I am suckered!
Happens, buddy, happens.

Linuxratty
April 1st, 2008, 01:55 PM
Ok,the new color scheme is cool,but i cannot read the text ,because the pink and green do not stand out enough from the orange background.
The only way I can read the headers for each post is to highlight them.
I see some other people are having the same problem.
You need to dilute the theme colors .And get rid of the pink.
Those who are color blind wiil have even more trouble than I'm having.

Kernel Sanders
April 1st, 2008, 01:56 PM
Hahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahah! :lolflag:

fissionmailed
April 1st, 2008, 01:57 PM
Look at the date. ;)

rax_m
April 1st, 2008, 01:57 PM
Must be an April Fools joke :)
You can change which theme you use in the QuickLinks->Options menu above.

Happy April Fools Day !

Cheers
Rax

HuFfLePuFf
April 1st, 2008, 01:57 PM
I know! My head hurts. I switching to fedora! :evil:

NeonSamurai
April 1st, 2008, 01:57 PM
Blimey! Well thank goodness this is intentional. I was trying to work out what I'd messed up on my prefernces settings!

Sunflower1970
April 1st, 2008, 01:58 PM
hahahahaha very funny.

Although I do like the pink and green text...(not the orange background tho...)

OffHand
April 1st, 2008, 01:58 PM
Ok,the new color scheme is cool,but i cannot read the text ,because the pink and green do not stand out enough from the orange background.
The only way I can read the headers for each post is to highlight them.
I see some other people are having the same problem.
You need to dilute the theme colors .And get rid of the pink.
Those who are color blind wiil have even more trouble than I'm having.

+1

ubuntu-geek
April 1st, 2008, 02:01 PM
If they're that desperate, they can probably put up with the theme. The world doesn't really, despite popular beliefs, revolve around ubuntuforums.org, so it's probably not going to stop just because the colors changed for one day.
I'll agree with that statement.

drascus
April 1st, 2008, 02:02 PM
ahh forums hurt me eyes now lol..

forrestcupp
April 1st, 2008, 02:04 PM
I didn't realize what was going on here until I read jdong's retirement post.

You guys should have put orange text on the orange background so we'd have to highlight everything to be able to read it. Maybe we'd have a day of rest from all of the support requests.

ridgeland
April 1st, 2008, 02:07 PM
I'm not color blind but I have red-green issues. Sometimes I cannot read certain color combination with red and/or green involved. I flunked the eye doctor's color dot charts.

I restarted firefox, then rebooted Ubuntu. Then a saw this post and the tip about the option in the lower left.

I've seen so many yucky web pages that I am fast to tell Firefox to not allow the site to choose colors, then reload the page.

Nano Geek
April 1st, 2008, 02:08 PM
Ahh, these new colors are much easier on the eyes. The lime green is especially soothing.

Congrats to the design team.

matthew
April 1st, 2008, 02:08 PM
I'm making a list of all suggestions for possible future use.

Oh, and today's theme is what we call a 'usability upgrade'.

fissionmailed
April 1st, 2008, 02:09 PM
I'm just waiting until the colors start flashing. :D

wieman01
April 1st, 2008, 02:10 PM
I'm just waiting until the colors start flashing. :D
Stop making silly suggestions. Matthew is taking notes, didn't you know?

fissionmailed
April 1st, 2008, 02:12 PM
Stop making silly suggestions. Matthew is taking notes, didn't you know?

ruh noh

I mean, flashing colors would be horrible!

wieman01
April 1st, 2008, 02:13 PM
ruh noh

I mean, flashing colors would be horrible!
Exactly.

Dr Small
April 1st, 2008, 02:15 PM
What the heck! This is horrid!

Tristam Green
April 1st, 2008, 02:17 PM
Thank you SO MUCH for making it a bit more web and eyeglass-friendly.

Dang that other one hurt.

wieman01
April 1st, 2008, 02:18 PM
Thank you SO MUCH for making it a bit more web and eyeglass-friendly.

Dang that other one hurt.
Listen to what this Ninja turtle has gotta say... I'm impressed.

rrwo
April 1st, 2008, 02:18 PM
I don't like the new scheme. Life goes on despite April fools, but this makes it difficult. It's not funny. Please stop it.

erginemr
April 1st, 2008, 02:19 PM
PriceChild as PmDematagoda? PmDematagoda as PriceChild? Pinky Screen? Green Screen? WTF? :-k

I think I am losing my sanity.. :shock:

:lolflag:

wieman01
April 1st, 2008, 02:20 PM
PriceChild as PmDematagoda? PmDematagoda as PriceChild? Pinky Screen? Green Screen? WTF? :-k

I think I am losing my sanity.. :shock:

:lolflag:
Seen me before?

matthew
April 1st, 2008, 02:21 PM
I'm not sure I want to change back, ever. The new usability theme upgrade is fabulous!

Logical Dream
April 1st, 2008, 02:21 PM
if this is really April Fools Joke , than Its good , because this Pink panter latters realy Scared me

netlogic
April 1st, 2008, 02:22 PM
lol... i thought it was a joke. i know it is april's fool day, but certain people can't see certain shades of similar colors. this kind of sense of humor is like someone sticking a needle in someone's butt and asking them to laugh. anyway, least it is better than the last time.

Npl
April 1st, 2008, 02:22 PM
Im happy I dint meet any Ubuntu-Staff in person. They gladly peel your eyes out while cheering "April Fools".

c-ron
April 1st, 2008, 02:24 PM
Hi everyone.
I think the colors on the forum are fantastically fugly. :-)
New users, however, might hear about the new release coming up, visit the forum site, see the nastiness, and get a bad impression of the distro. So, I urge the admins to please bring back the old colors ASAP!

Let's not scare anyone away from Ubuntu by giving them the wrong idea - especially when so many people are being disappointed by Vista.. let's not encourage them to use MacOS!

Other than all that.. Happy April Fools Day!

I'm switching all the toners around in our printers:
CMYK now equals MKCY ... waiting for the first victim.......

erginemr
April 1st, 2008, 02:25 PM
Seen me before?

Gosh! Having a look at your signature :shock:, I believe I should leave now and take a walk... :oops:

eldragon
April 1st, 2008, 02:26 PM
a better april's fool day joke would have been an anouncement canonical was bought by MS and a switch to MS-like themed forum, but that would have been me :D

wieman01
April 1st, 2008, 02:26 PM
Gosh! Having a look at your signature :shock:, I believe I should leave now and take a walk... :oops:
Haha... Why so? It isn't mine in fact so beware of what you are saying...

Nano Geek
April 1st, 2008, 02:29 PM
a better april's fool day joke would have been an anouncement canonical was bought by MS and a switch to MS-like themed forum, but that would have been me :DThat's great.

Hopefully next year. :)


But to the OP: Hopefully any new members will remember what day it is and accept it. ;)

erginemr
April 1st, 2008, 02:31 PM
Well, check out my new avatar... ;)

scragar
April 1st, 2008, 02:32 PM
ooh, when did you change the pink for green?

And isn't april fools over already? it's 2:30 and april fools ends at midday.

Nano Geek
April 1st, 2008, 02:39 PM
I can't tell who's who anymore.
:shock:

PmDematagoda
April 1st, 2008, 02:43 PM
I can't tell who's who anymore.
:shock:

Mission Accomplished:D.

sayakb
April 1st, 2008, 02:44 PM
This is weird.. Im getting weird colors in UF.. green, pink.. is this specific on my computer or this is what everyone's gettin?

wieman01
April 1st, 2008, 02:44 PM
Yeah, totally.

matthew
April 1st, 2008, 02:45 PM
ooh, when did you change the pink for green?

And isn't april fools over already? it's 2:30 and april fools ends at midday.Nah. We'll play until everyone worldwide has had a chance to join in the fun.

Linuxratty
April 1st, 2008, 02:45 PM
what the hell just happened to ubuntu forums?

has the colour scheme gone mad for anyone else?

:lolflag:
Yup..At first,I could not read it at all...I booted back in and the color has changed and i now can read it.
I'm finding this quite amusing.
:)

PmDematagoda
April 1st, 2008, 02:48 PM
Im happy I dint meet any Ubuntu-Staff in person. They gladly peel your eyes out while cheering "April Fools".

Time to pop your victory bubble.

April Fool!!!:D:D:D:D:D

fourscore
April 1st, 2008, 02:50 PM
This new color scheme is pathetic and unreadable. Pls revert back to the old one.
Hope you are not pulling an april fool prank

Hutom
April 1st, 2008, 02:51 PM
Boy it looks like a forum of linux mint. Is Ubuntu turning Mint?

Oldsoldier2003
April 1st, 2008, 02:52 PM
This new color scheme is pathetic and unreadable. Pls revert back to the old one.
Hope you are not pulling an april fool prank

scroll down and change the forum style its at the bottom of the page.