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Poll Light or Dark (New Gamespot Edition) (50 votes)

Light 10%
Dark 92%

Which theme do you use? Light or dark?

for the past 3 years of my 5 year tenure here, i have used the Light theme.

i just find it more crisp and better looking.

i know the poll will be one sided, but what theme do you guys use?

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#1  Edited By JigglyWiggly_
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Dark by a lot, white is hard on the eyes.

The dark theme still looks wrong though. It looks blurry, the white text isn't bright enough or something.

Too much grey and it's hard to read things on the page due to lack of contrast.

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#2 Hallenbeck77  Moderator
Member since 2005 • 16884 Posts

Gotta go with the dark theme; the light one just sears my eyes.

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#3  Edited By kitty  Moderator
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dark, the light one hurts my eyes after awhile.

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#4 EagleEyedOne
Member since 2013 • 1676 Posts

Light. Dark takes longer to load.

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#5 johnd13
Member since 2011 • 11126 Posts

Dark theme. For the usual eye reason.

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#6 xdude85
Member since 2006 • 6559 Posts

How do you even switch to dark mode? Because the light mode is kind of annoying.

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#7 deactivated-5d693385560c3
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Dark.

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#8  Edited By xdude85
Member since 2006 • 6559 Posts

Never mind, just figured it out.

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#9 Gaming-Planet
Member since 2008 • 21064 Posts

Didn't notice there was a dark theme.

Glad to see it's still available.

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#10 Lucky_Krystal
Member since 2011 • 1390 Posts

Funny, a lot of people say the light theme makes their eyes hurt. But the dark theme makes my eyes hurt, so I always use the light.

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#11 CyberLips
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Dark. The light version looks unfinished, and i tend to be in my room with the light's off when i'm on the PC so it hurts my eyes. :/

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#12 Lance2500
Member since 2009 • 680 Posts

I use the dark theme. The light theme doesn't hurt my eyes or anything but it just looks wrong to me.

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#13 deactivated-5af8931bafc82
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I use Dark....I actually just answered to test my avatar....LOL

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#14 PiscesChick93
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Dark theme. I've become used to it :P

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#15 mattykovax
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I always used dark, but I mostly come here from my phone and the light looks good. Not sure I get the choice from mobile, bit it looks crisp as hell so I am satisfied.

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#16 Aquat1cF1sh
Member since 2006 • 11096 Posts

I've always used the dark theme.

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#17  Edited By AtariKidX
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@Hallenbeck77 said:

Gotta go with the dark theme; the light one just sears my eyes.

I agree..... the dark theme is better and more friendly for my eyes.

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#18 sukraj
Member since 2008 • 27859 Posts

light

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#19 ZEYAAM898
Member since 2009 • 1921 Posts

Dark takes my vote, I never used white anyway.

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#20 solidruss
Member since 2002 • 24082 Posts

Dark all the way. I only use light if I want to light up my entire apartment at night :P

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#21 SaintLeonidas
Member since 2006 • 26735 Posts

Used light for years on the previous forum, but I think dark is better for this layout.

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#22 ninjastar
Member since 2003 • 9589 Posts

Dark.

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#23 dominer
Member since 2005 • 3316 Posts

You must have lizard eyes if you like the light theme. Idk why new the site set it to that theme for default.

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#24  Edited By Pirate700
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Dark.

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#25 TAMKFan
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I use dark, just like on the old GS.

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#26  Edited By ArmoredCore55
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Dark.

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#27  Edited By foxhound_fox
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I'm not sure how someone could use the light theme. It's incredibly high contrast and very hard on the eyes.

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#28 jer_1
Member since 2003 • 7451 Posts

Dark!

The light theme looks awful, way too darn bright.

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#29 The_Last_Ride
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i have always prefered the dark one, so it's the best one for me

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#30 Lu_Bu01
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White isn't bad on a dimmer, smaller screen, especially in a well-lit room.

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#31 kraken2109
Member since 2009 • 13271 Posts

Dark

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#32 Shadowchronicle
Member since 2008 • 26969 Posts

The light theme isn't bad on this site, I used it for awhile then realized I liked the dark a little more. HOWEVER, on the old site the white theme just hurt my eyes. So bright..

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#33 s_h_a_d_o
Member since 2004 • 1317 Posts

Dark.

The Light, it burns!

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#34 LJS9502_basic
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Dark....same as always. The light is way too blinding....

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#35 GoogleAndroid
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Still using dark. Light hurts my eyes.

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#36 GamingTitan
Member since 2004 • 657 Posts

idk how do i switch it to dark??

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#37 dissonantblack
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i prefer the darknesss. easier on my eyes.

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#38  Edited By Judas_
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Dark makes this place look less shitty......................

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#39  Edited By Makhaidos
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Dark. Definitely dark.

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#40  Edited By Trail_Mix
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Light.

I used to use the dark on the old site, but on this new one it's hard on my eyes. I feel like I need to squint just to read the text on here with the dark theme.

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#41 br0kenrabbit
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@dominer said:

You must have lizard eyes if you like the light theme. Idk why new the site set it to that theme for default.

Lizard eyes? lol, no, I just have my monitor properly calibrated. I understand most people don't take the time to do this, but that's on you.

It's not even white, more of a light grey.

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#42 GoogleAndroid
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@br0kenrabbit said:

@dominer said:

You must have lizard eyes if you like the light theme. Idk why new the site set it to that theme for default.

Lizard eyes? lol, no, I just have my monitor properly calibrated. I understand most people don't take the time to do this, but that's on you.

It's not even white, more of a light grey.

I have mine calibrated as well, and I still don't like the Light theme.

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#43 br0kenrabbit
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@googleandroid said:

@br0kenrabbit said:

@dominer said:

You must have lizard eyes if you like the light theme. Idk why new the site set it to that theme for default.

Lizard eyes? lol, no, I just have my monitor properly calibrated. I understand most people don't take the time to do this, but that's on you.

It's not even white, more of a light grey.

I have mine calibrated as well, and I still don't like the Light theme.

It's one thing not to like it, yet another to say it burns your eyes. If it burns your eyes, you need to calibrate your monitor.

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#44  Edited By GOGOGOGURT
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I am in a bit of a quandary. I have never discovered how to switch themes.

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#45 Shadow-Phax
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I really don't like the new layout at all. I like the old one much better. I'm just happy it still has a dark option. I guess every web page changes the layout eventually except for one. Google. Google looks the same as it did with few changes. Simple, effective and familiar. I notice that every web site that changes often seems to have a major drop in users like Yahoo did.

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#46  Edited By OmitName
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i switched to the dark too see if the white was indeed hurting my eyes. after seeing how many people said that it did. i dont know, i dont think so. ill probably switch back and forth once i get tired of each. the white does have the advantage of not having wonky text. i think im the only one that has their text iffy as cuss in tool tip popups on both and quotes when on dark; havent seen anyone else say anything about it.

http://oi42.tinypic.com/14scrab.jpg

pre reload boards, i used white. it made the forums look just a bit newer than the dark.

by the way. calibrating does alot of good. especially on tvs. they have a thx tool on pixar dvds that i use alot.

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#47 Bardock47
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Dark, always have gone with dark.

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#48 ferrari2001
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Dark of course. I need sunglasses to use the light theme.

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#49 KiIIyou
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I've been switchin' between the two lately, takes a little while to get used to and once i do i switch back :D

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#50 Lotus-Edge
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@JigglyWiggly_ said:

Dark by a lot, white is hard on the eyes.

The dark theme still looks wrong though. It looks blurry, the white text isn't bright enough or something.

Too much grey and it's hard to read things on the page due to lack of contrast.