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Forsaken
09-20-2008, 07:42 PM
At some points, things are a bit confusing.
When I first joined, it felt like no mod was ever on, due to me not memorizing the staffs names. <_<
So, what I feel you guys should do is:
Admins should get their own colour.
Mods should get their own colour.
And especially, banned members should have a colour (At least that)

Maybe Gold/Elite users too <_<

What do you think?

ConfusedCartman
09-20-2008, 07:44 PM
Actually, this is a good idea. I'll look into it and get back to you.

Whalio Cappuccino
09-20-2008, 07:47 PM
I agree with Cartman, it's a good idea, even though I've already memorized the names of almost everyone, and looking at the word "Admin" or "Mod" helps too. But I think this idea would be more helpful to new comers.

ScytheOfGrim
09-20-2008, 07:48 PM
Different colors might get a bit unwieldy...

I'd like certain people's names to be in bold though... that'd be nice...
Then again, I'm not a very colorful person... >_>

Mods in bold!

QuozL
09-20-2008, 07:49 PM
It is a good idea and would help new members identify who the admins and mods are as well as the senior / long term members if they have a question or need a hand.

Cheers QuozL

ConfusedCartman
09-20-2008, 07:51 PM
Alright, I've figured out how(look at my name). Any suggestions for different usergroups? I'll list the necessary ones here:

Admins
Mods
Registered
Bronze
Silver
Gold
Elite
Banned

Forsaken
09-20-2008, 07:53 PM
I agree with Cartman, it's a good idea, even though I've already memorized the names of almost everyone, and looking at the word "Admin" or "Mod" helps too. But I think this idea would be more helpful to new comers.

It's only for the new comers, to difference out staff from the normal members right from the start.


Different colors might get a bit unwieldy...

I'd like certain people's names to be in bold though... that'd be nice...
Then again, I'm not a very colorful person... >_>

Mods in bold!

Looking at bold usernames...wouldn't look too good imo <_<

Whalio Cappuccino
09-20-2008, 07:54 PM
Alright, I've figured out how(look at my name). Any suggestions for different usergroups? I'll list the necessary ones here:

Admins
Mods
Registered
Bronze
Silver
Gold
Elite
Banned


I think you should add "Long Term Members" in there too, so people know who to go to if they have a problem, or who has more experience in it. That sounds good IMO.

ScytheOfGrim
09-20-2008, 07:55 PM
Looking at bold usernames...wouldn't look too good imo <_<
I'd choose bold over pink. xD

Forsaken
09-20-2008, 07:57 PM
Alright, I've figured out how(look at my name). Any suggestions for different usergroups? I'll list the necessary ones here:

Admins
Mods
Registered
Bronze
Silver
Gold
Elite
Banned

The green doesn't really work.

And I don't think we need a colour for each usergroup.

Admin: Sky Blue
Mods: Purple
Gold: Orange
Elite: Red
Banned: Gray

And normal members should stay normal of course.


I think you should add "Long Term Members" in there too, so people know who to go to if they have a problem, or who has more experience in it. That sounds good IMO.

I doubt a "Long Term Member" wouldn't be a Gold or Elite member <_<


I'd choose bold over pink. xD

Who said anything about Pink -.-

QuozL
09-20-2008, 08:09 PM
The green doesn't really work.

And I don't think we need a colour for each usergroup.

Admin: Sky Blue
Mods: Purple
Gold: Orange
Elite: Red
Banned: Gray

And normal members should stay normal of course.

I doubt a "Long Term Member" wouldn't be a Gold or Elite member <_<

Who said anything about Pink -.-

Good choice of colours there, but didn't you know pink is the new Mauve :)

Cheers QuozL

Marino
09-20-2008, 08:12 PM
I need an usergroup:

Affiliate. :)

Rabid-Coot
09-20-2008, 08:17 PM
Admins
Mods
Registered
Bronze
Silver
Gold
Elite
Banned

DrunkMiffy
09-20-2008, 08:29 PM
Haha, bold does actually look good..

I think maybe all names that have their own colours should have bold too?

ClankXIII
09-20-2008, 08:34 PM
how about different fonts?

DrunkMiffy
09-20-2008, 08:37 PM
I don't think different fonts are really needed tbh lol. Colours are enough to seperate the groups from each other.

ClankXIII
09-20-2008, 08:45 PM
I can dream can't I? lol :p

ConfusedCartman
09-20-2008, 08:48 PM
Here's what I've got:

Admin
Mods
Registered Users
Gold Users
Elite Users
Banned Users

Any suggestions?

DrunkMiffy
09-20-2008, 08:48 PM
Looks good to me :)

Forsaken
09-20-2008, 08:57 PM
Nope, I can definitely agree with that. Good choice Cartman.

Now, do we also need a colour guide? >_> (Just got the idea)

Marino
09-20-2008, 08:58 PM
YAY! :arg:

Whalio Cappuccino
09-20-2008, 09:02 PM
As Forsaken said, anyone want to make a color guide? I think it's necessary now.

Mark D. Stroyer
09-20-2008, 09:03 PM
Looks great. It distinguishes, but it's well subdued, meaning it doesn't SCREAM IN YOUR EYES THAT THIS USER IS WHATEVER TYPE OF USER THEY ARE!!!ONE!11!

(Which is all too common, I've found. The only admining I've done was for an Invision board, meaning the moderators and admins were automatically marked, and I never found any other type of option. Which was good, actually, because the groups and permissions in those was so horribly convoluted that it'd be very bad to have to handle that. And I've been rambling, so I'll stop, now.)

DrunkMiffy
09-20-2008, 09:05 PM
As Forsaken said, anyone want to make a color guide? I think it's necessary now.

Cartman's making one :)

ConfusedCartman
09-20-2008, 09:20 PM
I'm working on a small bit of forum redesign(nothing major), so once that's going I'll add in the color guide.

Sage
09-20-2008, 09:30 PM
woah that was wierd all the sudden there was a contest & Events folder then there was two and one said "Never" now theres only one. WIERD

Edit: woah it just keeps getting more and more messed up

Edit 2 : okay it's fine sorry for off-topicness

Forsaken
09-20-2008, 09:32 PM
woah that was wierd all the sudden there was a contest & Events folder then there was two and one said "Never" now theres only one. WIERD

Edit: woah it just keeps getting more and more messed up

It's fixed now <_<

Events and Contests merged into one section.
Much better IMO.

Whalio Cappuccino
09-20-2008, 09:32 PM
woah that was wierd all the sudden there was a contest & Events folder then there was two and one said "Never" now theres only one. WIERD

Edit: woah it just keeps getting more and more messed up

Yea what happened to the Events folder? It's like merging in with the thick black border ( you can highlight the words )

Lol what's going on here!? :confused:

EDIT: Oh, yea Events and Contests are kind of the same, so HIGH FIVE for merging them!

Sage
09-20-2008, 10:08 PM
CC are you gonna post the guide?

muttjones
09-21-2008, 01:05 AM
Alright, I've figured out how(look at my name). Any suggestions for different usergroups? I'll list the necessary ones here:

Admins
Mods
Registered
Bronze
Silver
Gold
Elite
Banned

how about sackcast members?

ConfusedCartman
09-21-2008, 01:37 AM
how about sackcast members?
You guys already have an image under your name; do you need a color as well? I'm trying to prevent the "who's online" section from looking like a rainbow. xD

muttjones
09-21-2008, 01:38 AM
You guys already have an image under your name; do you need a color as well? I'm trying to prevent the "who's online" section from looking like a rainbow. xD

whatever. it doesnt matter really.:)

KAPBAM
09-21-2008, 03:07 AM
Here's what I've got:

Admin
Mods
Registered Users
Gold Users
Elite Users
Banned Users

Any suggestions?

Good idea guys, and the colour scheme is perfect. Not eye shattering yet if you're looking for one of the colours, you will find it.

EDIT:

Although, might I make a suggestion about the redesign of the Events and Contest threads. I'm not a fan of the current state. Each section has very few threads, so instead of merging them by creating 2 sub-sections, why not just go ahead and merge them alltogether. Call it Events & Contests or whatever. I like checking up on the contests, see what everyone is up to, so I just find that however small, one more step to get to that section is unnecessary and slightly annoying.

My 2 cents :)

ConfusedCartman
09-21-2008, 03:16 AM
Good idea guys, and the colour scheme is perfect. Not eye shattering yet if you're looking for one of the colours, you will find it.

EDIT:

Although, might I make a suggestion about the redesign of the Events and Contest threads. I'm not a fan of the current state. Each section has very few threads, so instead of merging them by creating 2 sub-sections, why not just go ahead and merge them alltogether. Call it Events & Contests or whatever. I like checking up on the contests, see what everyone is up to, so I just find that however small, one more step to get to that section is unnecessary and slightly annoying.

My 2 cents :)
Well, since they are two different things, merging them doesn't make sense. It would be harder to sift through one to find the other, and vice versa. It's either the setup we have now, or have them split apart like they were before.

KAPBAM
09-21-2008, 03:54 AM
Well, since they are two different things, merging them doesn't make sense. It would be harder to sift through one to find the other, and vice versa. It's either the setup we have now, or have them split apart like they were before.

Good point. Well personally, I like them better apart. For the exact same reason you mentioned. Why put them together at all if they aren't the same?

That's just me though, maybe others will voice their opinion this time tomorrow. I just think people will be quicker to go check on ongoing contests, or to decide to participate if it's only one link deep.

ConfusedCartman
09-21-2008, 04:12 AM
Check it now. I changed it up a bit. What do you think?

KAPBAM
09-21-2008, 04:30 AM
Yea I see what you did, that makes alot more sense, and very convenient to use! The Site News and Information go well together.

Glad I could be of service :)

EDIT:

Oh and by the way:


I'm trying to prevent the "who's online" section from looking like a rainbow. xD

lol xD

Code1337
09-21-2008, 11:33 PM
Sorry Cartman, but I don't like the color for Gold Members.

Can we change it to something a little brighter? It looks more like bronze than gold.

How about orange?

ClankXIII
09-21-2008, 11:36 PM
Sorry Cartman, but I don't like the color for Gold Members.

Can we change it to something a little brighter? It looks more like bronze than gold.

How about orange?

LOL You would. :p How about alternating blue and orange? :p

I was actually thinking that gold members could choose from like, 3 given colors, and with elite like, 5. :)

KAPBAM
09-21-2008, 11:55 PM
I was actually thinking that gold members could choose from like, 3 given colors, and with elite like, 5. :)

Let me just re-quote Cartman:


I'm trying to prevent the "who's online" section from looking like a rainbow. xD

Lol, I think it's fine as it is. We all have our favorite colours, but these are very well suited to the site and its colour-scheme. I believe Cartman is also avoiding BRIGHT colours so that it doesn't distract from everything around it. (i.e. I like my new gold colour just the way it is xD... And still trying to figure out what my title will be from now on!)

Code1337
09-21-2008, 11:56 PM
LOL You would. :p How about alternating blue and orange? :p

I was actually thinking that gold members could choose from like, 3 given colors, and with elite like, 5. :)
Forget what I said, go with this.

KAPBAM
09-22-2008, 01:35 AM
Forget what I said, go with this.

Lol, Code, I like your title, idz vurri fanny!

Creative
09-22-2008, 12:35 PM
Lol, Code, I like your title, idz vurri fanny!
Um... Yeahhh...

Forsaken
09-22-2008, 01:44 PM
LOL You would. :p How about alternating blue and orange? :p

I was actually thinking that gold members could choose from like, 3 given colors, and with elite like, 5. :)


Forget what I said, go with this.




Lol, I think it's fine as it is. We all have our favorite colours, but these are very well suited to the site and its colour-scheme. I believe Cartman is also avoiding BRIGHT colours so that it doesn't distract from everything around it. (i.e. I like my new gold colour just the way it is xD... And still trying to figure out what my title will be from now on!)

KAPBAM makes a good point.
I didn't suggest coloured usernames so it the site could become a rainbow, or too seem cooler than others, I suggested it so people can make the difference between Staff, Elites/Gold, and normal members.
Can you imagine how confused new members would be if they saw 10 different colours in the member's list?

Also, I'd just like to add that this always happens. Not everyone is going to agree with the choices. Some are always going to ask for a colour change.


1 more thing, the Orange colour is too bright.