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Announcement: Away Colors for Moderators

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

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  1. rhonderoo

    rhonderoo Former Head Admin star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    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

    ZebulaNebula Jedi Master star 5

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    Yeowch ... almost need sunglasses to look at that, Roo.
     
  3. DVeditor

    DVeditor Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    It's because of the lighter background in here - this will be really helpful in the long run. :)
     
  4. jedi_master_ousley

    jedi_master_ousley Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    It took that long to decide that the color should be green? :p
     
  5. rhonderoo

    rhonderoo Former Head Admin star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Hush you.

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

    Errant_Venture Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    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

    England Jedi Youngling star 3

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    This is good, I've always said the JC was lacking a bit of greenery.
     
  8. Dark_Jedi_Kenobi

    Dark_Jedi_Kenobi Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    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

    Errant_Venture Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    You were saying good sir?
     
  10. Dark_Jedi_Kenobi

    Dark_Jedi_Kenobi Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Eh... you're right, it's not that readable.



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


     
  11. rhonderoo

    rhonderoo Former Head Admin star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    My fellow mods: Go darker green. That is all.
     
  12. VaderLVR64

    VaderLVR64 Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    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

    MariahJSkywalker Poopoo Head star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    What about hot pink?
     
  14. YodaJeff

    YodaJeff Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    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

    rhonderoo Former Head Admin star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    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

    Healer_Leona Squirrely Community Mod star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    Green is a lovely color, made better with a black background, but then I'm biased. ;) :p
     
  17. -Commander_Thigh-

    -Commander_Thigh- Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Isn't black the color that all the mods assume when they're protesting something?

     
  18. darth_nemisis

    darth_nemisis Jedi Master star 6

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    Very nice. Thanks for the info. :)
     
  19. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    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

    KrystalBlaze Jedi Master star 5

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    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

    Raven Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Really though. It's all your fault.
     
  22. epic

    epic Ex Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    black makes more sense but green is okay, too, i guess.
     
  23. Arwen Sith

    Arwen Sith Jedi Master star 4

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    Green is fine, but why not use a less blinding shade?
     
  24. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    Black would suggest we're in mourning, epic. ;)

    E_S
     
  25. Dark_Jedi_Kenobi

    Dark_Jedi_Kenobi Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    But wouldn't you be mourning the fact that you're away from the boards? :p


     
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