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thanks for the white
posted by andrew cooke to MetaFilter-Related at 10:38 AM (40 comments total)

no problem
posted by puke & cry at 10:39 AM on January 11, 2006


The "best answers" in ask.me looks a bit strange and is hard to read with the blue links.
posted by soplerfo at 10:40 AM on January 11, 2006


says "metatalk" in askme at the moment; guess you're working on it. this makes my work screen more boss-friendly.
posted by andrew cooke at 10:41 AM on January 11, 2006


ok, askme fixed!
posted by andrew cooke at 10:42 AM on January 11, 2006


The "best answer" check is stilll yellow on green which looks a little odd now, or do I need to figure out how to get the stylesheet in Safari to *really* refresh to see this part fixed?
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 10:48 AM on January 11, 2006


Great work, I had been looking forward to it!
posted by prostyle at 10:53 AM on January 11, 2006


I need to make a new check image for the white page.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 10:54 AM on January 11, 2006


much less conspicuous
posted by caddis at 11:07 AM on January 11, 2006


ok, new check in place.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 11:08 AM on January 11, 2006


I like it, too. The "Older" & "Newer" links at the bottom of each page show up, but the excerpt of the post is showing white on white in MeTa and AskMe. MeFi proper is diplaying black text as expected.
posted by raedyn at 11:25 AM on January 11, 2006


It's all white. I feel like I have a newfangled iMeFi.

Thanks.
posted by ?! at 11:27 AM on January 11, 2006


I'm not sure what all y'all are talking about.
posted by S.C. at 11:50 AM on January 11, 2006


The "posted by" and other timestamp text is still in the original light grey and is a bit hard to read. (plain text Mefi made it a bit darker). Other than that, looks good; thanks.
posted by cardboard at 12:02 PM on January 11, 2006


I'm not sure what all y'all are talking about.
posted by S.C. at 11:50 AM PST on January 11 [!]


Choose the plain text theme from your Preferences page and see.
posted by caddis at 12:11 PM on January 11, 2006


The "posted by" and other timestamp text is still in the original light grey

agreed. I assumed this was Safari CSS cache troubles but now that I'm on a whole new computer I agree, the grey for the "posted by" text and other unlinked footer text needs to be darker, like it is on MetaFilter proper.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 12:16 PM on January 11, 2006


Oh-ho! Isn't that handsome! Thanks, caddis.

The CSS class for the "posted by" text is .smallcopy.
posted by S.C. at 12:17 PM on January 11, 2006


smallcopy is darker now, and the next/back link text shows up if you refresh your CSS.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 12:31 PM on January 11, 2006


Could someone post a link or explain what the heck y'all are discussing? I'm on a Mac, OSX, Firefox 1.5--I've force-reloaded but I see nothing new.
posted by fandango_matt at 12:46 PM on January 11, 2006


Yeah, I must be missing this too. Only thing I've noticed is "posted by" is white on ask.me.
posted by knave at 12:56 PM on January 11, 2006


@fandango_matt: You now have a "plaintext" option in your Preferences profile that changes the color scheme.
posted by Prospero at 12:56 PM on January 11, 2006


Oh, hey, well looky there. Thanks!
posted by fandango_matt at 12:59 PM on January 11, 2006


Thanks, Matt!
posted by DakotaPaul at 1:05 PM on January 11, 2006


For some reason I figured plain-text would a lot more basic than just a white background and no less pics.
posted by furtive at 1:22 PM on January 11, 2006


less fewer
posted by 31d1 at 1:32 PM on January 11, 2006


The best-answer area is still a muddy green and looks a little goofy over the white. I can live with all sorts of strange behavior at this point though, along with the updated headers I'm in a plain-text utopia! Thanks again.
posted by prostyle at 1:34 PM on January 11, 2006


FYI My highlighted comments in "My Comments" is hard to read in the plaintext style, since the new text colours are still on a blue background.
posted by Robot Johnny at 1:41 PM on January 11, 2006


This is the most poorly-filed bug I've ever seen!
posted by scarabic at 2:14 PM on January 11, 2006


Am I correct that one cannot customize each individual page, but when you change one it changes all three?
posted by tristeza at 2:43 PM on January 11, 2006


best answers in ask mefi are fixed and same with mycomments (force-reload to get the new stylesheet)
posted by mathowie (staff) at 2:50 PM on January 11, 2006


You are correct tristeza. Up until today plain-text only applied to metafilter and not the others. Today I made it work across all three, a top request since the day I ever added the capability to do this. And if you next question is if/when you can apply it only individual sites, I won't be doing that.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 2:53 PM on January 11, 2006


Thanks, Matt!
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 3:07 PM on January 11, 2006


Matt, it's TOP. Thanks.

(I suppose it would be more brilliant having the links be grey on MeTa and green on AskMe, so you still know where you are, but I'm already chuffed enough.)
posted by bonaldi at 3:54 PM on January 11, 2006


This is lovely--thank you.
posted by jdl at 4:59 PM on January 11, 2006


Before I clicked into the comments of this thread, I thought andrew cooke was talking about coke.
posted by tweak at 5:02 PM on January 11, 2006


here's another little one - the "what's the deal" text on user pages is hardly visible.
posted by andrew cooke at 5:36 PM on January 11, 2006


New tagline... MetaFilter: I'm not sure what all y'all are talking about.
posted by SenshiNeko at 12:47 AM on January 12, 2006


It's beautiful!
posted by sveskemus at 3:40 AM on January 12, 2006


So wait. I have been trying to read brown and green pages for years at work without getting busted and now 2 weeks before I leave you change it all to work-friendly white?
posted by Frasermoo at 4:31 AM on January 12, 2006


Wonderful.
posted by jack_mo at 4:34 AM on January 12, 2006


Thanks.
posted by Divine_Wino at 7:57 AM on January 12, 2006


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