New CSS Styles on ''Insterstellar'' movie page -- Board Text is Difficult to Read

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New CSS styles are in effect on the "Interstellar" movie page and its message board.

On the "Interstellar" message board, the new page design puts light-gray message text on a light background by default, making the text difficult to read.

Please visit the example link below, and examine the text in my reply to the post shown there.  Do you see light-gray text on a light background?  If so, then I think you'll agree that it is relatively difficult to read (due to insufficient contrast).

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0816692/board/nest/234713052?d=234713052#234713052

I hope an IMDb staff person will be able to observe the new styles on the "Interstellar" board, and thereby understand the problem: The light-gray text has insufficient contrast against the light background.

Requested Solution:
Please consider reverting to the previous usual CSS styles. Alternatively, if IMDb is committed to continue using the new CSS styles, then please improve the new styles to restore proper text contrast for ease of reading.

Note:
I previously reported the same problem regarding the "NCIS" board, and IMDb subsequently fixed the problem on those pages (by reverting to the regular styles). Now please fix exactly the same problem on the "Interstellar" board.

Thanks
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Update:

The issue may be intermittent and variable:

Some users (such as myself) see the "new" (difficult-to-read) styles on the "Interstellar" board ... while some other users may see the "normal" styles there.

Also, an individual user's experience may vary upon repeated visits to the "Interstellar" board.  On one visit, a given user may see the "new" styles.  On a subsequent visit, the same user might see the "normal" styles.  On a third visit perhaps the same user might see the "new" styles again.  Such variation may be unpredictable.

(Likewise, we previously observed such variations when we reported the same issue on the "NCIS" board, where many users saw the "new" styles while some other users sometimes saw the normal styles.  At this time, the "NCIS" board appears to be reverted to the normal styles.)

Thanks for your patience as we continue to report about this intermittent and inconsistent issue regarding CSS styling on some message boards.
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The root cause for this awful CSS style for the "Interstellar" message board is that IMDb has a the main page promoting that "Interstellar" will be in theaters on November 7, 2014.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0816692/

The main page is probably attention getting. However, this is at the expense of the supporting page.
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I've just filed a ticket to get this fixed.  It happened yesterday to NCIS.
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This is now fixed.
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Thank you again Murray.
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