Posters' names light blue on light grey. Ri-i-i-i-ight. I've obviously just got the wrong eyes. Either that or you hired someone with little understading of colour contrast. I've seen worse: anyone ever grappled with Adobe Premier Elements? Tiny print, lightish grey on slightly darker grey. Far too many designers assume that if they can see it almost everyone can.
There is indeed - there's a Go To First Unread Post option next to the green Reply To This Topic button at the top right-hand corner of each topic.
It was better when the reply button was on the post you wanted to reply to instead of miles above it. Then you automatically got the quote from that post. So thumbs down for that bit
Unfortunately we have no control over the reply options - those are built into the system. The Quote button that appears in the bottom right-hand corner of each message is the means of responding to (and quoting) an individual post.
We've adjusted the grey text (and the blue shade used in links) this morning to improve the contrast with the background - this should help.
"Unfortunately we have no control over the reply options - those are built into the system."
You're joking, please tell me you're joking.
(I can't be bothered working out how to extract one little bit out of the previous lot)
Then you've chosen a bad system. That aspect of the navigation is AWFUL. It worked before. I forgot to click quote before dragging my weary bones to the top of the page, so of course I got a blank screen with no immediate sight of access to the post I wanted to quote
And no, sorry, the grey on grey doesn't help, because it's the background that's too dark. Good designers should not need to be told these things!
It's ok Linda,
If you click quote (as you would have clicked reply on the old system) it jumps you straight to the reply box at the bottom of the page to type your response. It's no different really. The only difference is if you want to do multiple quotes then you have to click MultiQuote which I guess won't jump you (will try in a minute)
But if you want to reply without quoting then you will see there's a reply box under the final post that you can type straight into.
Edit - just checked and yes - multiquote doesn't jump you
I like it!