RE: How do I change back to the old looking forum look?

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firefighterjake

Minister of Fire
Jul 22, 2008
19,013
Unity/Bangor, Maine
What can I say . . . I hate change . . . actually I just really hate the font and look of the "new" design that was implemented here a few months back and have been using the old design.

However, when I logged on this morning I am for some reason unable to go to the old design . . . help?
 
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webfish

Hearth.com LLC
Staff member
Oct 18, 2013
1,490
Minnesota
Since we upgraded, those templates are old and may cause conflicts with the new updated templates so not available anymore.
 

Highbeam

Minister of Fire
Dec 28, 2006
16,680
Mt. Rainier Foothills, WA
In other words...probably doesn't work with their advertising revenue. Their house, their rules. I don't like it either.
 

webfish

Hearth.com LLC
Staff member
Oct 18, 2013
1,490
Minnesota
In other words...probably doesn't work with their advertising revenue. Their house, their rules. I don't like it either.
Not true. It just gets really hard to keep multiple sets of everything. The site had not been updated in years and so now we are in a place of new server, single software vs 3 different ones, and much more stable operating system, security and spam updates. Also will allow some newer features that come available that we could not do in past to make the site a little friendlier and easier job for the moderators.
 
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claydogg84

Minister of Fire
Sep 9, 2013
1,792
Salt Point, NY
I hate it as well. Spent 15 minutes trying to switch it back before I found this thread.
 

seige101

Minister of Fire
Mar 25, 2008
622
Western MA
Can't say i like it either. Anyway to make the light blue background a little darker and loose the white/blue candy cane effect between different threads. Perhaps a small like too distinguish them.
 

beatlefan

Feeling the Heat
Oct 2, 2015
278
Urbana, Ohio
I must say, I preferred the old version also. I liked the homepage of the old version as well.
 

firefighterjake

Minister of Fire
Jul 22, 2008
19,013
Unity/Bangor, Maine
One feature I really liked that this "new" version doesn't appear to offer is if I was looking at a forum, left it to go back to the main page and there was still an unread post the forum would appear in bold print to alert me to the fact I had missed a thread.
 

firefighterjake

Minister of Fire
Jul 22, 2008
19,013
Unity/Bangor, Maine
OK, so I've done some experimenting . . . and finally realized there is a NEW button next to the thread which indicates unread threads. Disregard my last post.
 

jharkin

Minister of Fire
Oct 21, 2009
3,887
Holliston, MA USA
Another vote for the old style... or at least give us some other color options.
 
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Redbarn

Burning Hunk
Jul 30, 2012
241
SE PA
Another vote for the old style too.

This new one just has too much white space.
The information density is way too low.
On my iPad, there are 2 posts per page and this just breaks up the flow of reading a thread.
I spend all my time scrolling & not reading.
 

tlc1976

Feeling the Heat
Oct 7, 2012
404
Northwest Lower Michigan
Same here wishing for old style. All I can get is a slow connection (part of living in the sticks and burning wood products). Takes minutes to load each thread, and many of the icons don't show up. FWIW, I am part of another unrelated forum that uses this same design and they have several skins including retro (for old/slow setups) and social networking looking styles too.
 
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