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« on: August 13, 2006, 03:28:53 AM »
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red
yellow
pink
green
orange
purple
blue
beige
brown
teal
navy
maroon
limegreen
* cyan
* olive
* white
* lightblue
* violet
* lemonchiffon
* gray


(Colors with * are not in the menu)

Old AtS Language Color scheme:

Black Tongue: darkred
Orcish: red

Erenlander: orange
Norther: olive

Halfling: white
Trader's Tongue: yellow

Jungle Mouth: green
High Elven: lime

Old Dwarven: blue
Clan Dialects: lightblue

Colonial: violet
Courtier: pink

Patrol Sign: lemonchiffon
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« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2006, 03:44:59 AM »
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Will it be possible to add the colors with the '*' sign to the color menu?


darkred and maroon, as well as lime and limegreen look practically the same, but it'll be nice to have a larger variation of color.

Also note that 'navy' can hardly be seen on the board, and 'black' will hardly be used on this board with this background

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« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2006, 08:36:32 AM »
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Yes it is possible, arnon. I can also take out other colors, it may take a while before I get to this though, I would say at least tuesday, but doable nevertheless. Wink
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« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2006, 09:23:30 AM »
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« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2006, 09:24:45 AM »
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Doing another test....

(click to show/hide)

EDIT: Ok, so SMF doesn't have the spoiler otion. And with every second post having a grey background, it's gonna be a little harder to conceal things by writing in black too.

Is it possible to get the spoiler thingy?
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« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2006, 09:27:57 AM »
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We may also make a new color coding and select colors using web pallete (html) and even name them as the languages in the menu, or make them soemthing like Red (orcish). Thi would be handy, though other users might not like to have the languages around when using colors in other forums. I am not certain i can define some colors for just a given forum, but if possible, then consider the language names available. Wink

I will also check to see if there is a way of using the mod for spoiler tag in the SMF version we use, but that is not a sure thing, when we get a new final release of SMF (v1.1) we will get a lot of new and cool mods available, people are only focusing on the Release Candidates lately.
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« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2006, 09:33:59 AM »
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I am not certain i can define some colors for just a given forum, but if possible, then consider the language names available

That, would be excelent!

... and having the spoiler tag will be great as well.

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« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2006, 09:43:16 AM »
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I'm certain that SMF will have this in a future releae. In the interim I can change the alternating background colors to be just black. Would that make it easier on everyone?
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« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2006, 09:47:25 AM »
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Kep it the way it is, Todd, I will try and see what i egt out of this before we get so drastic. Wink
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« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2006, 09:55:50 AM »
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I rather like the alternating post background. It helps with... er.... differentiating between the posts....  ohwell
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« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2006, 10:05:15 AM »
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Okay, it was just a suggestion. Smiley   I tried installing the spoiler mod to no avail. Somethingn to do with corrupt data in the zip file.
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« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2006, 08:43:04 PM »
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Well, we can have a hell lot of colors to be displayed and while I am certain we would love to have some i wonder which ones should go to the drop downmenu for post a reply. This will also mean we may choose any color to make a new color code for PbPs, which may take a time getting used to but may make closely related languages close in color.

This website has a lot of named colors (which will go easy on me, since I won't have to give them names myself), we can choose from those, compare the colors to the black, gray and dimgray backgrounds and see which ones you like, i think we should have something like 25 colors (including black, white and the other basics). For soem reason, prbably the coding the creator used onthe page, I couldn't have the background functionality working properly in Firefox, so use IE to view the site and i will be fine for you as well. Wink

I will choose from them later, if none opinates, then it wil be Nif's selection. Tongue
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« Reply #12 on: August 16, 2006, 01:41:50 AM »
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damn thats allot of colors ...  ohwell
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« Reply #13 on: August 16, 2006, 03:59:22 AM »
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Yeah, I fall into the "that's a heck of a lot of colors" bin.

I think we need to use "hotpink" if only because they named a color hot pink (and what other font color will we use for gourd comments in people's sigs?)
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« Reply #14 on: August 16, 2006, 06:13:29 AM »
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I knew I would end uyp doing it... Roll Eyes
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« Reply #15 on: August 16, 2006, 03:59:43 PM »
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On the language scheme for PbPs and story hours i think we should leave things as we had them before. although we did have two sets of color codes, but we can decide to use the newer one you suggested Nif... the one i posted in my first post of this thread.

So as a start:

1. darkred
2. red 
3. orange 
4. olive 
5. white 
6. yellow 
7. green 
8. lime 
9. blue 
10. lightblue 
11. violet 
12. pink 
13. lemonchiffon

and the other colors could be:

14. black  <--thats black
15. gray  (could be for OoC comments, if we won't get the 'spoiler' option)
16. crimson
17. aqua
18. purple
19. darkviolet
20. chocolate  (just because they got a color with this name) Wink

hmmm... i think 20 colors will be enough. Once we post the language scheme for the Story hour forum, we could add that link to the post.
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« Reply #16 on: August 16, 2006, 04:04:12 PM »
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And again... just so as to see it on black background:

1. darkred
2. red 
3. orange 
4. olive 
5. white 
6. yellow 
7. green 
8. lime 
9. blue 
10. lightblue 
11. violet 
12. pink 
13. lemonchiffon
14. black  <--thats black
15. gray  (could be for OoC comments, if we won't get the 'spoiler' option)
16. crimson
17. aqua
18. purple
19. darkviolet
20. chocolate  (just because they got a color with this name) Wink
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« Reply #17 on: August 16, 2006, 11:42:56 PM »
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I know my game was using Slate Gray for OoC stuff...don't know how invisible it will be on the new background

I'm still a fan of having Hot Pink based solely on name alone...

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« Reply #18 on: August 16, 2006, 11:45:05 PM »
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Dark red and blue are both a bit hard to see on both backgrounds...could we switch to slightly different shades maybe?

Crimson, Purple, and DarkViolet too are a little hard to read...

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« Reply #19 on: August 17, 2006, 01:11:31 AM »
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* Slategray is a bit fuzzy on black background.
* I really see no problem with darkviolet and crimson, but agree on purple.. again a little fuzzy on gray background.
* I placed some alternatives bessides darkred and blue.
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Hmmm.... ok....:

1. darkred or 1. lightcoral
2. red
3. orange
4. olive
5. white
6. yellow
7. green
8. lime
9. blue or 9. deepskyblue
10. lightblue
11. violet
12. pink
13. lemonchiffon
14. black <--thats black
15. gray
16. crimson
17. aqua
18. purple
19. darkviolet
20. chocolate

some other colors that might work for us here:

fuchsia
springgreen
greenyellow


sorry Pheros... i got an allergy to pink colors.... Wink
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« Reply #20 on: August 17, 2006, 01:13:24 AM »
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.... and again on a diefferent background:

1. darkred or 1. lightcoral
2. red
3. orange
4. olive
5. white
6. yellow
7. green
8. lime
9. blue or 9. deepskyblue
10. lightblue
11. violet
12. pink
13. lemonchiffon
14. black <--thats black
15. gray
16. crimson
17. aqua
18. purple
19. darkviolet
20. chocolate

some other colors that might work for us here:

fuchsia
springgreen
greenyellow
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« Reply #21 on: August 17, 2006, 02:06:23 AM »
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the other monitor I was on must have sucked.  darkviolet and crimson are fine.  I'd say use lightcoral, deepskyblue, and replace purple with fuchsia.

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« Reply #22 on: August 18, 2006, 07:40:26 PM »
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I will still go through the list, but I think we need to focus on at least 2 colors for each basic (blue, red, yellow), two for each secondary (orange, green and violet) and at least 4 on the black-gray-white scale, add a few variations to that and we may end up well, not only that but we may also redefine the languages to have close colors be closely related languages.

I would also try to avoid too long or wordy names like lemonchiffon, but would keep it if no better option is really available. Wink
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« Reply #23 on: August 19, 2006, 12:48:40 AM »
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I thought about the problem with long names too, but then i thought "well, we'll have them in a menu, so we won't have to type them."
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« Reply #24 on: August 19, 2006, 03:27:55 PM »
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I don't ever use the full reply, i only use quick reply, so it would b a concern to me and anyone else using the same approach. Now I will go through the list and compare it to yours and the languages we have to make them tied to. Wink

edit: follows the color list

black <-- black
white
gray
lightgray
red
brown
rosybrown
chocolate
orange
tan
darkkhaki
yellow
springgreen
lightgreen
lime
olive
aqua
aquamarine
steelblue
skyblue
orchid
hotpink
fuchsia
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