The "war" against unreadable colors

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Offline Exp HP

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Re: The "war" against unreadable colors
« Reply #15 on: December 17, 2009, 02:01:50 »
Anyway, this seems to me like kind of an overreaction. I don't think the forum should be changed because a few people have occasional problems with readability- if you see a post with pointless, hard-to-read colors, just report it, and a mod will get to it. If you have trouble reading a post with legitimately-used colors in it, well, then, highlight the hard-to-read text.
What bugged me wasn't the presence or use of undreadable colors, it was the way that it was being handled.  I've certainly been on forums that disapprove of color use that is distracting, but I found it unusual that unreadability of certain colors was an issue here and such posts could be reported. In my opinion, when different themes are available, readability should be automatically handled by the forum, not through moderation.  So I wanted to suggest some ideas.

I am actually in a favorable position to read colors.  This is because of the aforementioned LCD color distortion on my laptop.  There's an angle for anything; if somebody for instance uses white text on the Knytt theme, I just tilt the screen back until it looks like yellow text on a dark gray background.
In other words, despite what I said in the first post, this topic was hardly motivated by the problems I was personally having due to my use of the WaDF theme.  I made this topic because I had a suggestion.

I've fixed the issue now.

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usage: use [c + first letter of colour + ]. Example: [co]text[/co].

This will keep the current theme in mind and ensures that the colour is visible.
That's great!  I wonder if you can at some point get this integrated into the posting page; as it stands right now, these are undocumented commands and as a result they won't see much use despite their presence.
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Re: The "war" against unreadable colors
« Reply #16 on: December 17, 2009, 02:38:28 »
Anyone who feels like telling me the punchline, please do. I still don't get it...

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Re: The "war" against unreadable colors
« Reply #17 on: December 17, 2009, 06:05:58 »
Once someone made a bit of text white. I was wondering why they did that until I realized it was supposed to be invisible in the default theme. :P
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Re: The "war" against unreadable colors
« Reply #18 on: December 17, 2009, 06:16:28 »
@Evil,
Something tells me that not what Limelemon meant :P.

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Re: The "war" against unreadable colors
« Reply #19 on: December 17, 2009, 21:26:31 »
Oh I thought lp was asking about of what stickman said. :(

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Re: The "war" against unreadable colors
« Reply #20 on: December 17, 2009, 22:28:47 »
Yes, Evil gets it, and yes Budja I actually did mean that. But let's not continue this discussion as it just was a silly joke and is now going off-topic.
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Re: The "war" against unreadable colors
« Reply #21 on: December 18, 2009, 13:03:15 »
Anyone who feels like telling me the punchline, please do. I still don't get it...
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Re: The "war" against unreadable colors
« Reply #22 on: December 18, 2009, 13:29:10 »
Yet again LPChip's efforts are undermined by something stupid. X)

Thanks for bothering to go and make those tags LPChip, I think they will be useful.
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