Pekka wrote in post #17306184
About eye-hurting: this has now a bit darker scheme.
Well I wish you hadn't. I shouldn't have stayed silent yesterday when you were getting complaints about it. Maybe others also stayed silent based on your initial response.
Pekka wrote in post #17306233
Post texts are already not deep black, but I can do that, too (done).
And now the site is another of those "mid grey on light grey" abominations that have been taking over the net in the last couple of years. I think one or other of your theories about all this being caused by poor monitors and/or poor adjustment of them is on the money, but it doesn't alter the fact that those of us with properly adjusted, good monitors now have a degraded experience.
It will affect people in different ways, but in my case it's pretty severe. I have some rarish eye conditions that mean I shouldn't read low-contrast or reverse colour schemes for too long. Therefore I strictly limit my browsing/posting time on various sites according to how the colour scheme affects me. My guess is I can stand the new site for not more than 20 minutes per day. This is longer than some other photo sites, but mich shorter than your old vBulletin site with its pale blues. I can work 15 hours straight with a pure black on pure white colour scheme.
You will never get agreement, so I suggest you make it a setting. How hard could it be to switch between 3 CSS style sheets? Please let one of them be pure black on white.