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I was using a beta site and I noticed how ugly the popup notices are on there. Unlike the notices on non-beta sites, I feel like I'm stuck 5-10 years ago in windows XP or earlier. Why don't these look more like the standard ones on the other sites? Both are shown below.

pretty popup (non-beta) (Game developers) ugly popup(beta)

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Clearly the popups are in beta as well. It doesn't get pretty until Jin comes along. Focus on content first. – Uphill Luge Jan 13 '13 at 0:27
but the popups on StackOverflow, SuperUser, Game Devs, etc. all look pretty much the same, other than font and color -- couldn't there be some sort of default that is generic but doesn't look like it came from 2000? – Jakob Weisblat Jan 13 '13 at 0:29
There is a default on betas you just don't like it. I do like it, actually, but in any case the beta sites are not supposed to look finished: they might go away it they don't do well. – dmckee Jan 13 '13 at 0:38
I like the rest of the look; I just feel like it might be pushing people away. Maybe just me being overly sensitive - I wanted to see what others think. – Jakob Weisblat Jan 13 '13 at 0:41
Next time, tag as [design]. Otherwise Jin won't notice :) – Manishearth Jan 13 '13 at 3:12
I personally prefer the pop-ups shown on beta sites. – kiamlaluno Jan 13 '13 at 13:23

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