New comment format prohibits me from commenting on blogs with black background.

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  • #632147

    ameliespp
    Member

    Hi, since the WP comment box format changed, I cannot comment on blogs that have a black comment box (certain dark themes have this). It’s black on black and I cannot see what I’m typing. How do I fix this?

    The blog I need help with is emmiscafe.wordpress.com.

    #632253

    wank
    Member

    Which browser are you using? Is it possible for you to switch?

    #632254

    ameliespp
    Member

    Hi Wank, thanks for the suggestion, but no. I think we’re on the latest or second to latest of IE.

    #632257

    timethief
    Member

    What is the URL starting with http:// for the site in question please?

    #632258

    timethief
    Member

    There have been others who have reported this same issue and they were using the Modularity Lite theme. Is that the theme being used on the blog in question?

    #632274

    ameliespp
    Member

    Hi, it happens across many themes – any of the ones whose comment boxes show up in black. I’ve tried all the above suggestions, except using another browser, which is not an option.

    #632278

    timethief
    Member

    Volunteers cannot make changes to comment boxes – Staff can and I believe they are aware of this issue. Have you filed a support ticket? http://en.support.wordpress.com/contact/

    #632290

    wank
    Member

    In the meantime, you could always fire up Notepad, write your comment in there, then copy/paste it into the comment box. I know it’s clunky but it’s better than not being able to see what you’re typing.

    #632304

    timethief
    Member

    What I did was click the comment link and start typing. As soon as I started typing the text appeared and I knew the comment would take so I completed it and clicked “submit”. It worked. BTW there are other threads on this and Staff is aware of the issue and working to improve it.

    #632356

    ameliespp
    Member

    @timethief – thank you for the information and for letting me know they’re working on it! Should I still submit a ticket?

    Also – and let me know if I misunderstood what you meant, but when I click the comment link, I can see myself typing, just barely. The trouble is that the font is so dark I can’t see what I’m typing. It’s like dark dark blackish brown against black. It does appear just fine after I submit it, but with some pretty wild typos. My friends do have a sense of humor, though. ;)

    #632359

    ameliespp
    Member

    @wank – yes, that’s what I’ve been doing! :)

    #632447

    raincoaster
    Member

    Yes, submit a ticket anyway.

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