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^ There's no reason not to do that, unless you're on a shared computer (such as at school, work, or the library).

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Sat Feb 11, 2012 6:07 pm
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Yes, that grey for the date/time was a bit hard on the eyes. I've changed it to a more readable 'bluey' colour.


Sat Feb 11, 2012 9:58 pm
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Erm, which skin are we talking about here? I'm being a fuddy-duddy and using bo2soft, and I don't think the date of the post was ever light grey, nor is it now any shade of blue.

As for reading techniques, I used to be really security-conscious and insist on logging in each time, but that eventually got boring, so now I use the 'stay logged in' button. As a result, I get red stars on anything I haven't yet read. I've never really felt the need to use 'view new posts', although (as with many things) it's something I'm well aware I ought to get into the habit of doing, for my own good.

I usually click on the forums which I know typically have low traffic first, such as Suggestions. This means I almost always read General Comics last.

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Sun Feb 12, 2012 4:57 pm
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The light grey related to the Hestia style.

15 people (including me) are using Hestia
793 still prefer the original bo2soft style
1 person is using the Absolution style.


Sun Feb 12, 2012 5:35 pm
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Why are people still using bo2soft? It's the only skin without the Quick Reply function.

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Sun Feb 12, 2012 8:18 pm
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Digifiend wrote:
Why are people still using bo2soft? It's the only skin without the Quick Reply function.

Well, firstly, because I think Hestia looks awful! It may just be technical problems which bo2soft doesn't suffer from, but I know which I like.

Apart from that, it's mainly muscle memory. I hate how every single phpBB skin feels the need to hide away all of the links, buttons, and general functionality in a different place every time. It's already bad enough remembering three completely different locations for everything in Comics UK and the Dandy and Beano Forums, without forcing myself to re-learn one of them. And I don't miss Quick Reply that much anyway. Perhaps that's why I don't have 4,749 posts.

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Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:51 pm
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I've stuck to bo2soft, because I can't be bothered changing it - I've never had any problems with the old skin so I don't feel any need to change it. I also don't really like the appearance of Hestia (as it shows when I'm reading the forum, but not logged in), as it makes the screen appear stretched.

Although the Quick Post button is useful for some people, I tend to take my time when posting so I don't think it's an option I would actually use very often.

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Tue Feb 14, 2012 1:17 pm
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Quick Reply is very useful if you know the codes for the smileys and formatting. I think it's handier for looking back at what you're replying to!


Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:39 pm
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I don't understand any of this. I'm beginning to feel a bit insecure. I was told how to insert a quote correctly (although I seem to have forgotten) and apart from that I just type away. I'll just pull out some comics and have a read - I'm good at that.


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