it has been suggested that there may be a bit of a 'style dilemma' at gV. the dark theme is very dark, and the light theme is very light, with nothing in-between, and one may feel that they must choose between the 'lesser of evils'.
with that in mind, we have made a new theme available; 'lightish' is essentially the light theme, although it has been 'muted' somewhat.

please let us know your current thoughts on the available styles. which do you prefer, and why? is there one you particularly dont like? why? is there some visual element you would like changed?

under no circumstances should this thread be derailed or used as a venue to deride one another.
let us make this more clear: the MCP will not, under any possible circumstances, tolerate off-topic commentary or ad hominem exchanges within the threads it initiates.

we thank you in advance for your participation.
we have completed the core update to beta 5.

this update brings some substantial changes. while the majority of them are 'under the hood', there are a few which may be of interest to inhabitants:
  • Both the alerts and news feed / recent activity systems now distinguish between a normal reply to a thread, and a reply that includes attached files, providing a different message for each.
  • It is now possible to specify in your alert preferences that you want to receive alerts only for replies that include attachments.