For those wondering how to change the skin colour: Hover over your name at the top of the page. See the two As? They represent what colour you want. Click the one you would like to use.
The poll was nearly called what skin colour do you prefer?
That wouldn't have went well.
I didn't know you could change this! I was looking for something like this for a while however. Thank you. I have terrible eyes, and reading on the site for more than a few minutes at a time strained them. I am now using the white background, and I love. Thank you again.
White text on black is so much easier to read. When i read black text on a white background for too long it only reminds me that my computer screen is basically a giant light bulb whose only goal is to make me more blind than I already am. Black and grey all the way.
I find reading white text on a black background makes my eyes go nuts, like I started seeing horizontal lines on walls after I read even a short post back when the site was black only.
I agree that it should probably be easier on the eyes to look at a black site, but man, it works exactly opposite for me. I'm actually quite glad there's a white site, it means I actually read stories instead of just watch videos.
I wonder if the huge skew towards the black site is mainly due to the preference for a dark site, or people not knowing how to switch to the white site...