Alright people, calm down.
The new theme was introduced for 2 reasons:
- one is that google has been sending me emails repeatedly about how the forum was not mobile friendly, and that a change needed to happen
- the second one is that people kept asking for mobile support, specifically tapatalk. Now, I have personal issues with how tapatalk runs as a business, so I preferred to go with a mobile friendly theme rather than tapatalk. That point is non negotiable
Rauliki, your statement above is extremely unfair. I have listened to people's comments about the new theme, and I have addressed many of them, as stated here: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=41797&start=20#p381984
I realize there's lots of other updates to be made, but you have to give me some time. This site is not my entire life, I have a job and a family to attend to. There are also other aspects of the site that need attention, so I cannot be everywhere all the time.
To respond to people's complaints, I have put back the old theme. But I had to add a visible warning there, to make sure people realize this is not a supported theme. You, today, are making the change intentionally because you don't like the new theme, so you feel you don't need the warning message. But other people, in 1 month, in 10 months, etc... will also want to change, maybe because they think it's cool the forum has a different theme. So It will need to be clear at that point for these people, who are not aware of the new theme "battle", that they are using something deprecated. Do you understand that?
We have more than 50'000 members on this forum. There's 29 of you who switched to the old theme. I'm willing to be nice, and this is why I put that theme back, but if you guys cannot be satisfied, just because of a message in the header, then I don't think I want to be any more nice than that. You represent a noisy minority of the forum, and if I wanted to be fair, I should dedicate 0.06% (29/50000) of my time for you guys. That's 4 seconds a day, assuming I spend 2 hours on the site per day. By putting the old them back in place and replying to your angry messages, I've already done my share for the year.
With that being said, I've reduced the size of the "warning" banner so that it is less intrusive. But the banner needs to stay. This banner is not for you guys, it's for the people in 10 months who will switch to the old theme without understanding the consequences
Rauliki, if you want to remove that "old theme" banner, use greasemonkey. It's a utility that allows you to modify the content of pages dynamically. This will be a good programming exercise for you.