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  1. Guys, my rss logo at http://halftime.wordpress.com has an ugly purple border. why?

  2. Because it's an active link, and the WordPress default with images that are also active links is to put that border around them. Sorry, I don't know a way to override that except with Custom CSS perhaps.

  3. Because in the "Neat-theme" every picture with a link has that border. I agree, it's ugly!

    The last couple of months it seems for every customization question, the answer is: Buy 'Custom CSS'.
    I find that pretty annoying!
    Why should the WordPress.com users have to pay for an upgrade, to repair some mistakes or errors made by the theme-creators?

    It's kinda like the 'XHTML Valid' button or link you often see on different themes. While in fact those pages aren't 'XHTML Valid'.

    I wish there was a better "theme-support". Not by just adding themes, but by maintaining/upgrade/improve them.

  4. All themes have faults, and the only way to tinker with them is the CSS way as far as I know. I find the borders useful, but if you hate them, why not pick a theme that doesn't have them? If you want to continuously tweak your template, another way to do it is to download software from WordPress.org and host your blog yourself. Then you can have pretty much total freedom.

    The reason we can't change templates here is that you can't change them for your own blog without changing them for everyone else. It's a shared blogging platform, and for certain things it's very limiting. Bloggers basically have to either find a template you can live with or consider the other two options I mentioned.

  5. This is the second thread on the forum on the same subject The other one is here http://wordpress.com/forums/topic.php?id=6677&replies=11

    reynie has said:

    The last couple of months it seems for every customization question, the answer is: Buy 'Custom CSS'.
    I find that pretty annoying!
    Why should the WordPress.com users have to pay for an upgrade, to repair some mistakes or errors made by the theme-creators?

    Your viewpopint is interesting but cannot be substantiated as a mistake or error . In fact, they are neither. The designers intentionally made the choice to have them operate as they do. Hence from their point of view there is nothing to "repair". And sysadmin has provided css customization to meet your perceived "need" for this minor adjustment.
    Remember what drmike keeps telling us and what raincoaster has repeated: we are all on a multi-user platform and changing this for you would change it for everyone else using the same theme. Some may like the borders, although you and I don't.
    You can send in a feedback and request this extra service but IMO you ought to expect to pay for a css customization upgrade.

  6. Just a quick mention to the original poster. I changed the link in your post. Do note that the 'www' and 'halftime' bits can not coexist like you had it within a URL like that. 30% of the internet and most search engine spiders can't follow the link so it's like shooting yourself in the foot.

    I would suggest submitting a feedback and call it a bug. Someone on staff might see it as such and fix it. Gotta admit that I don't think much of it either.

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