Discussion in 'Drama Llama Holding Pen' started by Guido Jones, Jan 5, 2012.
Trick question: there's four.
I do this as well. The Flexile theme in particular makes links rather inconspicuous. Underlining as a default (like in the old Internet days of the 90s when <BLINK> ruled the land) might be handy.
Personally, I'd rather format my links myself because I just don't like the look of underlined links.
I don't. If they don't see the link, then they don't deserve to click on it.
I'm wiling to sacrifice a little on the aesthetics because I'm also lazy. Maybe the Flexile links just need to be a more visible yet still stylin' color.
EDIT: Longer links are easier to see in Flexile but shorter ones, especially when they are single words can be hard to distinguish.
I use Eloquent, which has a similar problem. Links are grey instead of something more noticeable. I like the design, though, I just have to read more carefully.
The problem is the insistence of people on using the smallest word possible as their link. That's why I think we need underlining, or better contrast, or something.
I vote we just stab said people.
I would like underlining. Links are completely invisible to me; unless someone explicitly mentions there's a link, so that I can run my mouse over all their text until I find it, I can't tell it's there.
That said, I'd also been unaware that there were different themes available, so I can just change that in the meantime. And knowing is half the battle!
The Flexile themes actually have very clear links. It's the default Eloquent themes where the visibility of links is an issue.
We should just format all links to a font with a bit more impact.
I would like a "Brett"-tag like the tags used in the LP-forum, then when a thread degenerates into Brett being Brett and the two or three idiots who still haven't but him on ignore feeling the need to respond all the time, a
Mod can slap on the tag and remove it again, once it's safe for the rest of us.
I've mentioned this before much less seriously. But as it's starting to become an approach to lock problem posters out of specific problem areas, in the interests of transparency, a counterpart to the Leper Colony might be something to consider. To avoid things like
"How come Bob isn't here to give his movie review?"
"What do you mean he can't, he was just in Let's Play in that thread about the dating game where the protagonists get shrunk down Fantastic Voyage style to romance parasites. (He was so close to getting Amoebic Dystentery's good end before Liver Fluke ruined it all!)"
"No, he's not banned, but he got locked out of Entertaining Diversions because he kept turning every thread into fights about Bluray versus HD-DVD."
I sincerely hope that I don't have to start locking various posters out of various forums. There are some special cases and ordinarily I do not make them public.
Argh, who made the links all accessible friendly?
But seriously, is there a way to toggle back to a time when links were secretive and not primary blue or underlined.
I like the underlines. I'm not a fan of the colors but that's too minor for me to be fussy about.
Sorry! I changed Eloquent so that links in messages are now underlined.
I'm glad the Minecraft theme isn't supported and won't see that change.
I also changed the Minecraft theme to punch you in the face.
It should be mostly back to normal now!
The Minecraft theme will be my Cuban sanctuary, forever stuck in the 1950s. I fear change.
Link colors are still messed up on Eloquent.
More specifically, on Eloquent Blue, the links are all black instead of the Blue as they used to be.
'Eloquent' (the black and white one) still seems to have some blue links and some underlined in a mish mash of linkage. 'EloquentBlue' (default) and 'EloquentGreen' seem more normal but 'EloquentRed' like the vanilla 'Eloquent' has the link underlining as of typing.
This is why I hate you all, you realize.
Yes. Links are now the wrong shade of blue, by the way.
They're, like, purple.
This is why when people say "Why can't links be underlined" your response should be "Change themes, Hippy"
I'm color blind. If you want to give me an #XXXXX html-spec code for the perfect shade of blue to make your life complete I'll add it. Otherwise IT'S BLUE, DEAL WITH IT
These underlined links are beautiful and I love them (EloquentGreen).
I like that they are now purple-blue and not underlined. Good compromise. THANKS LUM.
This is the worst thing to ever happen to any forum in the history of the internet. Anyone who likes everything being blue is a fascist!
It would be a completely fine change but I don't like that thread titles and usernames also got changed to blue. Is it possible to change those back to black without breaking everything?
What theme are you using? Links are still underlined for me (though they ARE purple-blue, which I don't really mind if it helps visibility), and I'm using EloquentBlue.
I'm using Eloquent. The bold links at least are purple-blue (user names, thread titles), and the text body links are underlined and default text color. Before, for me, everything was underlined.
In CSS: rgb(30,59,106)
For HTML: #1E3B6A
Default Eloquent Blue site comes back #1E3B6A for link color.
Well at least me and Ely agree. I can now uninstall this goddamn color tool I had to install JUST TO MAKE MY FORUM NORMAL AGAIN.
Also as the original requestor of EloquentBlue be added to the site, I should be required to approve all changes to that theme going forward. :)
I liked the blue, it was peaceful. The purple links seem vaguely threatening.
also ugh, underlined links are :(
Yeah, I feel the same way. Maybe defaulting the links to bolded instead of underlined would make them look nicer?
Just make a new theme with purple underlined links and call it "Eloquent Yenta" and leave Eloquent Blue alone :(
I still reserve the right to format my links with a bit more impact.
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