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    I don't like the underlining under each link.

    The overall is nice (tinier, I like it) but the underlines make it heavy.

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    Refreshing and getting a new theme: Freaky. (slightly)

    Quote Originally Posted by mmorse View Post
    BTW there's also a new simpler 'mobile edition' for the forums themselves. Visit it in a mobile device browser and it'll auto-detect. We do have all sorts of good troubleshooting help & sometimes you might need some info when you have nothing but your pda/phone handy.
    Mobile edition: Cool. (but if you really need the forums on your phone that badly you may want to seek therapy : )

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    Guys-
    Thanks for all your feedback! This is your forum, so we want to make it the way you want it. Your suggestions are always welcome.

    @gmsmith:
    The Zimbra Colors? What did you have in mind?

    @OverZealous:
    This seems to be a overall problem with our site, and I've let our team know.

    @Dirk:
    Re: Fluid vs fixed- Yeah, this was a topic of internal debate, but don't worry: When ever someone didn't agree with me, I just hit them.

    @frankske:
    Yeah, we're gonna replace the buttons. They are annoying.

    @Klug:
    I will change the underlining link thing.

    @p24t:
    haha. Yeah, some of us live and breathe the forums. It's more intended for that one time that someone's server goes down, and all they have is their phone. I've been there.

    Thanks guys! Keep the suggestions coming!

    -john & Website Team

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    Quote Originally Posted by jholder View Post
    @gmsmith:
    The Zimbra Colors? What did you have in mind?
    Zimbra's red is brighter (that the red I currently see in the "Reply to Thread" line just above 8)

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    @Klug:
    I will change the underlining link thing.
    Much better, thanks.

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    @p24t:
    haha. Yeah, some of us live and breathe the forums. It's more intended for that one time that someone's server goes down, and all they have is their phone. I've been there.
    AOL mode on
    me too
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    Yeah, we had a lot of debate about the red. The old forum theme was all grey, and very benign as to not come off too "flashy" or offensive to the eyes.

    We thought about Red, Zimbra Red, Blue. For example, I'm attaching the very first incarnation of what the forum was gonna look like. Some elements have been changed because of non-design issues. Notice the bright red. We decided it was too bright, and to tone it down a bit
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    Thumbs up Whew!

    Love the new look overall!!
    I actually like the color scheme (ducks John's swing ) and I agree Zimbra Red would have been way too bright!
    Buttons aren't that bad...

    It's nice to see the high level of effort Zimbra puts into a "little" thing like the forum!

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    Would it be possible to make links within threads stand out more please ? A few people have commented that they did not notice when I had replied to threads and included URLs

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    I was about to say it.
    No underlines in the framework but underlines (or stg to emphasize) in the posts.

    (yeah, I know, I'm a pain)

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    Okay, honestly I don't think the "new post" / "no new post" icons are quite intuitive. Perhaps removing the starburst on the green 'no new posts' icon?

    I actually went and looked at the legend the first time, because I didn't know which was which. (Red/Green is also a bad choice for colorblind people isn't it?)

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    @ Klug & uxbod- Fixed the links.

    @p24t - We'll look into newer icons.

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