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Seems like the corporations tie everything down to stop an unruly staff.
 

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I'd like to think their schemes tend to catch some ruly ones, too - but yes :LOL:
 
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I will grab a little screen recording tonight after work. Not sure how angry the corporate A.V. gods would be at me if I tried to use a screen recorder at work. Ha. One time I tried to upload a .vbs file, inside a zip file, to AWF, and me + my manager got an automated email from I.T. within 30 seconds.
Dang! Harsh.
I used to change the file extension to txt ?
 

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The Stickies (I think that's what it is?) at the top of the page are completely unreadable in the new theme:
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This was in the watercooler 10 minutes ago.
 

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here is a video that Blink the Remider Bell.
 

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The Stickies (I think that's what it is?) at the top of the page are completely unreadable in the new theme:
Yes, aware of that. It's on the todo list.
 

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Edited the stickies colour, but strange issue with the dotted line on Shades of Blue. I am thinking about changing the stickies add-on for another one, where it just shades the background colour of the post, rather than also putting borders on there. And perhaps make the colours stand out less, so that regular members don't constantly see an eye sore when it doesn't really need highlighting to them.
 

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I do find the stickies that appear at the top of the forum a bit intrusive, and also not intuitive, particularly on my mobile, it took me a while to work out what was happening!
 

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How about something more like this?

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How about this?

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Much more subtle. Too subtle or about right?
 

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Ok, I've played around with all the colours on each of the 3 themes and think I have a nice balance between showing the thread as a sticky and making it not too obtrusive. Let me know what you think.
 

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I think that looks excellent. (y)
 
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I'm not 100% satisfied it is right yet. It is not clear that they are sticky threads. Will ponder on it.
 

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Been thinking. I might change it back to how it was, with the Sticky Threads and Normal Thread dividers, but use these newer colours that are more subtle. That way, it is crystal clear the distinction between the two thread types, without causing aesthetic jarring to regular members.
 

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The new Shades of Grey is even better than the old one.
 
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@zeroaccess Has it changed? Are you sure you are not on Shades of Blue now? Switch back and forth between them to check.
 

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When the site was updated, we had Default and Shades of Grey (Blue Text). Even though it was much more than just blue text.

Then you added back Shades of Grey and I switched to it. I see you renamed the other one to Shades of Blue.
 

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When I imported the updated Shades of Grey, I imported Shades of Blue over it, but it kept the same Shades of Grey name. I have sorted all that nonsense out and the names are currently correct. That is why I wnated to check which version you had. At least you have one you like now. Some didn't like the Shades of Grey, but they like Shades of Blue. It is surprising how tastes differ.
 

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I've switched back to the old Sticky Threads plugin, but modified the colours. Can someone let me know if they are ok in all 3 themes? I am colour blind so don't want to make a horrendous mistake! I played around for ages with the different colours to get something that looks good to my eyes.

The question pertains to both the titles (Sticky & Normal threads background colour) and the sticky threads background colour.
 

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