I may be hallucinating but… it seems the way the reflector displays threads has changed? Until sometime yesterday on the Home page titles of threads with posts I hadn’t read were darker, and changed to a lighter grey when I’d read them… now they all seem to be uniform black? Also there now seems to be an orange “last visit” marker line in individual threads…
Have I inadvertently adjusted something in my settings, or has there been a global change in the way the reflector works?
Barry @GM4TOE just asked the same question in the MT reflector. I’ve been wondering why it looked different and the unread threads in black, read threads in light grey has changed. The last visit marker has been there for ages. According to the admin dashboard Discourse (this software) was updated 2 days ago.
Jim @G0CQK puts serious amounts of time into managing the reflector and has done lots of work to maintain out look and feel over many updates. I’m hoping this is a simple enough change to bring back a very useful feature.
What is needed is something added to the theme… I will compare the MT theme with this one and see if I can spot the difference. The same shading effect is missing from the dark theme here. I have also messaged support for their advice.
There do seem to plenty of UI changes that seem to be “because we can” rather than any obvious benefit. There are probably plenty of good changes underneath along with bug fixes. But UI changes for no perceived benefit always irritate.
I thought I’d see if there were more comments whilst out dogging but I was told my copy of Firefox on my phone is too old. That means a buggerage of updates and finding out what doesn’t work with the newer Firefox version.
I expect to see flood of people with iDevice issues as well but none so far.
I haven’t updated Firefox on Android ( an old version ) to the latest, I’ll play with it on another Android device because the UI became quite “funky”. I installed the latest version of Brave for Android ( based on Chromium ) and the reflector works fine on that and the text changes from dark to light grey on threads I’ve browsed.