All text on the site is suddenly orange. Unfortunately, orange on white isn't readable by humans. I don't know if this is a bug or another "brilliant" UI redesign. I can't change theme below "Flair" in settings - they all look the same suddenly - so I'm assuming it's a bug.

Only the main scifi site is affected, not meta, nor other SE sites.

How do I turn the site readable again?

  • It’s a bug and being looked at, should be fixed soon.
    – TheLethalCarrot Mod
    Jul 20, 2021 at 20:39
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    Either that or my getting elected broke something. Take your pick.
    – TheLethalCarrot Mod
    Jul 20, 2021 at 20:39
  • @TheLethalCarrot Carrot-theme... gah, now I reject voting for you :) Anyway if you have it confirmed by some CM that it's a bug maybe post it as answer and I'll accept that.
    – Amarth
    Jul 20, 2021 at 20:41
  • On the plus side, now that they've forced everyone to have the same site theming, this balls-up has been transmitted to pretty much every site with just a single button push, instead of requiring them to individually muck up every site one after another. I call that progress, of a sort.
    – Valorum
    Jul 20, 2021 at 20:48
  • @Valorum They didn't push the big orange button on the control panel saying "DO NOT PUSH", did they?
    – Amarth
    Jul 20, 2021 at 20:53

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It’s a bug and is getting fixed now. See the main meta post on it:

A fix is getting deployed now. We’ve got a new theming API in Stacks that was leaking a bit. Funnily enough, all the themes we happened to test via smoke tests already had orange buttons so we didn't catch it.

And before everyone shouts about visual regression testing, yeah. I agree. We're working on that too 😛

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