Thanks for all the replies and suggestions. I logged out, cleared my cache and cookies, and logged back in. Same first page, black. After several movements through some forums, the page is now it’s usual white background. But it shouldn’t now be necessary to do that.
For hundreds even thousands of years, with few exceptions, most books, novels, manuscripts, maps, charts, and most other written pages have been on a white or at least a light colored background. Now all of a sudden some members suggest using a black background page and it immediately affects other members, both long timers and newbies. What, if any, is their motive for doing so? I wonder if those who suggested the change have the guts (for lack of a stronger word) to admit that it was they who suggested the change, and why?
The only time I have ever seen a black page used is on a newspaper’s front page is if a very famous person, such as a politician or celebrity has passed away, never for any other reason.
Thanks again for all the replies.
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