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Is there a particular reason why the font in these forums is gray instead or black? It makes the text faint and harder to read.
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I can't speak to the design of the website but you can set your browser to override the default colours set by web designers. Which browser are you using?

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Safari or Firefox.

But I'd rather not have to make a global setting change to accommodate one website's design choice. Am I the only one that thinks gray is a poor choice for a font color?
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Safari or Firefox.

But I'd rather not have to make a global setting change to accommodate one website's design choice. Am I the only one that thinks gray is a poor choice for a font color?
Probably . . .

At least you are the first to complain. FWIW the font looks fine on my monitors and iPad. Maybe you need to boost contrast or adjust brightness on your monitor?

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Is there a particular reason why the font in these forums is gray instead or black? It makes the text faint and harder to read.
We're working on some changes to the overall design of the forum and I think you'll be pleased with the result.

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Great! The gray is fairly legible, but black will be better. It's not that I actually have a hard time reading the forums, but I think the change will help.

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Leave it be!

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Have to agree with Harry in this. Don't know if it is because I'm old and getting averse to change, or what. But, I happen to like the way the font looks and find it soothing on the eyes.

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There are indeed some changes in the works. I can't give much detail, but I think you'll all be pleased.

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I think reasonable people can disagree about something like this.

It would be nice as a user configurable option.

PS, which is easier to read? I just noticed that you can change the color of your own posts.
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Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate -- we can not consecrate -- we can not hallow -- this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us -- that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.
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Both equally easy once your eyes shift contrast. Again, I personally find the gray on light gray easier on the eyes.

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Grey. Design and studies have been done on these stuff.

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A slightly darker gray would be nice.
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Well, we could make the font Pink with a Yellow background! I bet many more would complain!

My eyes over the last few years have changed a bit. I can read the Gray but a bit darker would help me, but I get around it with the computer.
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Personally, I like light text on a black background for a backlit display. Paper and E-Ink is a different story.

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