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Sholio ([personal profile] sholio) wrote2017-06-01 09:01 pm

Dreamwidth question

Does anyone know if there is a way to force a community to load comment pages in the default DW style (the pink-on-gray one) unless the user's style overrides it? That is, individual journals can be set to have "light" comment pages instead of the main journal style; you do it from the "site skins" section of the settings. But when I switch to any of my communities, the "site skins" options vanish.

(The reason why I want to do it is because I cannot find a community site scheme that doesn't produce what are, to my eyes, cluttered and hard-to-read comment pages, especially for people unfamiliar with DW. The pink one isn't perfect, but it's far and away less cluttered and easier to figure out the comment nesting. WHY CAN YOU NOT F*CKING DO THIS.)

ETA: While I'm at it, why is it so incredibly hard to keep the DW journal site style page from snapping back to your main journal without telling you it's done so? Is that a browser issue on my end, or something that happens to other people? At least this time I only managed to change my tagline to that of the community I was editing. Typically I end up changing my entire site style every time I try to edit a community, because it WON'T TELL YOU - it's just like "yep, still working as [community name]" and then changes your entire journal. >___> My least favorite thing about DW is probably the a;skjf;ldsj;lad;; community management, in general.

ETA2: Thank you so much to [personal profile] ratcreature for telling me how - I was completely wrong about which part of the settings it was in (it's actually the ticky box in the above link that says to use the chosen style instead of the site style, which is ticked by default, but if you untick it, the pages show up exactly as I want them). For some reason I never parsed that phrasing as doing what it actually does.
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[personal profile] ratcreature 2017-06-02 07:32 am (UTC)(link)
I am fairly sure I have done this for fanart_recs, at least its entries display in DW site style even when I am logged out, so it should be possible, but I don't remember how I accomplished this. It's been so long ago.

E(again)TA: on the settings page you link when I switch to one of my comms I still have the site style option. The second option from the top. Unless you mean something else?
Edited (Giving just up on markup which I have also clearly forgotten, sorry for the multiple edits) 2017-06-02 07:49 (UTC)