Yall really messed up...(Light Theme Removal April Fools Trend)

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  • Official comment
    Ro

    We're terribly sorry about the April fools joke, we listened to the feedback and reverted it. We don't ever wanna make the experience worse for our users.

  • 𝓠.

    If this is a joke, put the light theme back.  If it's not a joke, put the light theme back.  Only kids and amateurs like dark themes.  All professional UIs have light themes for the simple reason that dark themes are less readable and not good across multiple media.

  • charleskimbac

    just use skype 4head

  • Puyodead1

    i think it’s funny, but i can understand that it adds accessibility issues. i believe that a better option would be forcing dark theme but keeping the option to switch would be a better.

  • Puyodead1

    April Fools

  • AC

    I never actually visit the webpage generally but I came here now to say EXACTLY THIS.  Logging in to the announcement and seeing my theme switched to dark was funny and got a laugh.  Being unable to change it back and thus unable to even LOOK at the program for any length of time without eyestrain (up to and including seeing after images) is decidedly NOT funny.  I was looking forward to relaxing at home (which means primarily on my computer) after a busy convention weekend and now I can't even chat with my friends properly for the day.

  • Team Shinji

    Even though I don't medically or physically need light theme to use Discord, it is my preferred theme. Not being able to use it is incredibly frustrating. This is especially unhelpful because of how much support the April Fool's Day joke is getting. It being impossible to switch back to light theme is just not a well thought out prank.

  • Puyodead1

    april fools

  • doktordee

    not too funny a change. it's one thing to change something in the UI that's reversible or does something cute for a minute or two and then reverts back to normal, like maybe filling the entire screen with unicorn graphics or rainbows or something. it's another thing to change something in the UI that someone who might not visually be able to handle it for long can't get around with a setting.

    i can't change my eyeballs out for ones that can tolerate that theme.

    a sekrit menu item that would allow fixing this would be nice. otherwise, i guess i'll just wait 'til april 2 to log back in.

  • Gryneos

    I agree with the last post. It's also a rather weakly thought out prank as the majority of users (in my observations of fellow members) use the dark theme and hate the light theme. Why piss off the minority when a better prank would have been as suggested, something that affects everyone?

  • Шаэс
    Hopefully, we’ll get everything back, very uncomfortable. And why only on the topic of who uses the bright topic, just some kind of discrimination
  • Jacky

    Strongly considering canceling my Nitro support over this. Yeah it's petty, but screw discord. Image burning on my phone's screen makes using dark theme impossible. Will be using UpToDown to install an earlier apk.

  • doktordee

    rather than make a change in the name of an april fools day prank to something that affects **accessibility** (remember, some people use high contrast themes for accessibility reasons, like dyslexia, or other visual issues), do something funny that's temporary, like UnicornVision, or put in a new pink cupcake theme or something. this isn't funny, it's just poor form.

    please, discord, not trying to sound whiny, but it's just not funny. change it back.

  • Sarah

    I sent a help ticket and they said it was removed. Please return it, as not everyone (including me) can read with dark mode enabled.

  • luna996

    This is supposed to be a PRANK!? I'm sitting here with a headache because all I see is double vision because of my astigmatism. My eyes are straining terribly resulting in them hurting terribly, and if this is actually a permanent thing, I'm going to quit using discord.

  • luna996

    I'm sitting here with a headache because all I see is double vision because of my astigmatism. My eyes are straining terribly resulting in them hurting terribly to read these blurry bars of light, and if this is actually a permanent thing, I'm going to quit using discord.

  • luna996

    I'm sitting here with a headache because all I see is double vision because of my astigmatism. My eyes are straining terribly resulting in them hurting terribly, and if this is actually a permanent thing, I'm going to quit using discord.

  • [NS] ๖ۣۜAntinonymous

    Nope, this is simply Discord's April Fool's Day prank. Light Theme should be back tomorrow, or sooner.

  • luna996

    I'd opt for RIGHT NOW. And I know I'm not the only person. I wanted to go on my computer, relax, chat with friends all after a hard day of work and actually overworking to the point I passed out from head and physical exhaustion. Not happening now. :/ I'm more annoyed as hell and stressed than relaxed.

  • doktordee

    @luna996 :( i don't think it's permanent, but, if it is, i'm either going to have to find a plugin for my browser that inverts the dark theme or not use discord at all anymore.

    wish there was an easy way to let them know that this was a poor idea for an april fools day prank and get them to fix it.

  • ✨Mr Toe✨

    It is very hard for me to read with dark theme, but I’m just gald it might be a prank. 

  • [NS] ๖ۣۜAntinonymous

    I can see where you're coming from, I myself can sympathize. But for the mean time, I'd suggest doing something that you enjoy doing other than communicating with friends on Discord, or simply just sleeping. Hope you enjoy the rest of your April Fool's Day.

  • luna996

    I sent in a support ticket asking WTF is going on and told them to bring it back. Causing someone physical harm as a means of a "prank" is not funny, it's rude. And I'm glad to see I'm not the only person who will abandon discord if they don't fix it. Thank god the mobile version wasn't affected otherwise I'd be REALLY mad

  • พอล 私はポール です

    I know it's April Fool day but I'm very angry of this action.
    I hate DARK THEME.

  • [NS] ๖ۣۜAntinonymous

    I myself have used both, and to me they've been deemed valid.

  • luna996

    THANK YOUUUUU

  • Ghoul
    Not a problem!
  • sanversforlife

    This is awful! How do we change it back to white? Please help!

  • Eureeka

    I too am in a situation where using dark theme on mobile is counter productive due to my eye-sight issue.  I understand the desire to do an April Fools joke to the community, but not at the expense of those who are needing to use this app today for time sensitive material and who now cannot clearly read the text.  There needs to be the the option to switch back re-installed.  Discord has done many positive things lately, this poorly thought-thru joke is a big step backwards.

  • s-ural
    It's not funny!
    give us back the possibility of a light !
     

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