Announcement: Away Colors for Moderators

Discussion in 'Communications' started by rhonderoo, Jun 26, 2006.

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  1. rhonderoo Former Head Admin

    Member Since:
    Aug 7, 2002
    star 9
    We've been discussing how to show a mod's status as away when it will be for more than a couple of days or so. It was agreed that what we had been doing, going red, was a bit confusing as it's already used as VIP colors for former mods and appears that something has changed in that mod's status that may not be necessarily the case. Also, we've asked mods to make sure that are really going to be away when using an away title and color, and that their ability to check pm's and mod the forum is hindered. (i.e., if you're still going to be able to check in once a day, just not be on as long, an away message may not be needed).

    Now mods that will be really limited in their capacity to moderate for long periods of time or will be totally away will be using green bold lettering, no highlight or border. They will also show in their title that they are away.
  2. ZebulaNebula Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Feb 10, 2005
    star 5
    Yeowch ... almost need sunglasses to look at that, Roo.
  3. DVeditor Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Dec 21, 2001
    star 6
    It's because of the lighter background in here - this will be really helpful in the long run. :)
  4. jedi_master_ousley Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Jun 14, 2002
    star 8
    It took that long to decide that the color should be green? :p
  5. rhonderoo Former Head Admin

    Member Since:
    Aug 7, 2002
    star 9
    Hush you.

    It was basically something that we went back and forth on time and if it was really needed.
  6. Errant_Venture Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Feb 21, 2002
    star 6
    Dammit. I really should've taken a stance besides "I don't give a damn" on this one. Green with no highlight? Should've just went with yellow. Ugh.
  7. England Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Feb 17, 2004
    star 3
    This is good, I've always said the JC was lacking a bit of greenery.
  8. Dark_Jedi_Kenobi Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Oct 3, 2004
    star 5
    Green looks fine, I think black would have been cool but this is fine. It may be hard to read in Roo's post but I think it will be readable when a moderator is actually using it.


  9. Errant_Venture Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Feb 21, 2002
    star 6
    You were saying good sir?
  10. Dark_Jedi_Kenobi Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Oct 3, 2004
    star 5
    Eh... you're right, it's not that readable.



    EDIT: To me, that black looks pretty good, more readable anyway.


  11. rhonderoo Former Head Admin

    Member Since:
    Aug 7, 2002
    star 9
    My fellow mods: Go darker green. That is all.
  12. VaderLVR64 Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Feb 5, 2004
    star 8
    Sounds good to me. I like green. It's lovely, although it makes me look sallow. :p I guess my icon can wear it better than I can. :D
  13. MariahJSkywalker Poopoo Head

    Member Since:
    Mar 11, 2005
    star 6
  14. YodaJeff Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Oct 18, 2001
    star 7
    If you're not able to sign in once a day for a "long period of time", maybe you should just step down.
  15. rhonderoo Former Head Admin

    Member Since:
    Aug 7, 2002
    star 9
    That's limited in their capacity, say for three weeks (just to...you know, throw something out there). They'll be able to check in, but won't be on as long, but their time is covered. Like Boogie did this past week or so.

    Or if they're going to be gone for two weeks on vacation or to graduate or whatever, but will be back.

  16. Healer_Leona Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Jul 7, 2000
    star 9
    Green is a lovely color, made better with a black background, but then I'm biased. ;) :p
  17. -Commander_Thigh- Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Aug 8, 2004
    star 4
    Isn't black the color that all the mods assume when they're protesting something?

  18. darth_nemisis Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    May 15, 2004
    star 6
    Very nice. Thanks for the info. :)
  19. Ender Sai Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Feb 18, 2001
    star 8
    Such an intractable position is utterly unworkable, Jeff; if a mod has to take 2 weeks off to organise, say, a funeral, or go on honeymoon; and for reasons beyond their control they have to extent that absense, we're not going to punish them for it - and why should we?

    o_O



    Green, eh? Nice colour. I wonder which awesome antipodean came up with it? [face_whistling]

    E_S
  20. KrystalBlaze Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Aug 3, 2002
    star 5
    Thanks for the info, fearless leaders. Now I know whom to direct the bill when my sight goes from all that flashyness... *shudder*

    -Krystal
  21. Raven Administrator Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Oct 5, 1998
    star 6
    Really though. It's all your fault.
  22. epic Ex Mod / RSA

    Member Since:
    Jul 4, 1999
    star 7
    black makes more sense but green is okay, too, i guess.
  23. arwen_sith Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    May 30, 2005
    star 4
    Green is fine, but why not use a less blinding shade?
  24. Ender Sai Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Feb 18, 2001
    star 8
    Black would suggest we're in mourning, epic. ;)

    E_S
  25. Dark_Jedi_Kenobi Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Oct 3, 2004
    star 5
    But wouldn't you be mourning the fact that you're away from the boards? :p


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