I started a thread here that erroneously tied the AVS Retro style to a problem with the Black skin.
In fact, the problem stems from an inability to get the AVS Black skin in our User Profile anymore... even with all non-Huddler styles disabled or deleted.
Edit: SOME elements of the Black skin work but they're the ones that create light text on a light background so it's unreadable. Somehow, the Black background coding has been changed/lost that allows text elements to be seen as they normally would with a black background.
Users should switch to the AVS Default skin in My Profile > Edit Account Details > Visual Preferences (at bottom of options listing). It might be "shockingly bright" to your eyes but at least you'll be able to read and respond to posts.
Edited by wajo - 2/23/13 at 4:07pm