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Upon the established name colour scheme the Wiki has, no one really changed it since Forum:Name Colours II. However, I was taking a look at User:3RDRANGER#Nice Awards (when we've earned the admin rights, he placed in there and I took a look) when I noticed that PE78's name was pretty hard to read in the new background established by Forum:New theme. I know all the b'crats' names, so I usually just looked upon the first letter to recognize who it was (without mentioning, all b'crats have custom signatures that are easier to recognize, without ever seeing it under this hilite). Now, I believe we could adapt it again.
Green was the colour I first proposed, due to being the b'crats' first colour, changed due to LittleNemo's colour blindness. Yuri rejected per the above, although I can still think of it as a possibility due to Nemo's inactivity from the Wiki since October 12.
Gray was Yuri's proposal as I was looking through color codes. Bond seemed to disagree about it, and it seems a little bit too un-distinctive to the Wiki's default text. Looking at it, it's a legit reason in my opinion.
Red was proposed by me at first (maybe not quite as red as the one presented here, as I just placed "red" on the code lol), as an unused code in the Wiki. It ended up objected by Bond, as it'd end up very similar to the links of non-existent pages. It could be lightened though....
Orange was my proposal upon a orange colour for Bureaucrats, but objected by Doc. due to its similarity to the admin's gold. It was quite the intention really, making it a bit similar to the Trusted Users' teal being similar to the normal users' blue.
This was all we've discussed until this point, it's time to step from my talk and make it a Forum so that everyone can express their thoughts. - Pedro9basket (talk) [ ] 22:18, March 21, 2012 (UTC)
Black wouldn't look too bad at all. Seems very easy to see on this background. I agree with Bond on the Red, it's already used on the dead links. Isn't Green supposed to be the colour for Bots? (Like URL) Orange doesn't look to me like it's close to Gold, I'm sure I can see a big difference between them. And I already put my opinion on Gray in Pedro's talk page. New Orders - Edit At Will 22:59, March 21, 2012 (UTC)
As I have said, I do not think it a good idea to risk potential confusion about the identity of a user, or their position. Following on from that, if as you say trusted user and normal user are also similar, that may be mething that needs to be looked at. So, as far black on black/dark background: Are you crazy? TheDocRichtofen (Talk) 23:03, March 21, 2012 (UTC)
No.....just brought an idea into the light. And the color is distinguishable anyway. - Pedro9basket (talk) [ ] 23:27, March 21, 2012 (UTC)
Whoops, Done it on Pedro's Talk but i like gray for Crats, and Purple for TUs Zephalian (Dossier) (Briefing) 05:50, March 22, 2012 (UTC)
I don't understand if the issue with the current colour is clarity, why would p colour that's even more likely to den on the wiki? TheDocRichtofen (Talk) 07:28, March 22, 2012 (UTC)
The idea of this thread is remove the purple colour, not take it to another type of users...... - Pedro9basket (talk) [ ] 08:33, March 22, 2012 (UTC)
If you want to remove purple then lets see...Wait WTF is a TU doing in here? I think make a darker teal or blue or whatever... Zephalian (Dossier) (Briefing) 09:26, March 22, 2012 (UTC)
Black and grey are both not particularly good choices in context. Red is too similar to the redlinks' color, and orange is, as has been indicated, quite close to the admin gold color. Pink may actually be the only way to go in this case, if not a bright blue. Йура 15:07, March 22, 2012 (UTC)
I'd second a pink. Seems the best option that has been suggested so far. TheDocRichtofen (Talk) 16:04, March 22, 2012 (UTC)
Honestly, I don't really think pink really fits onto the Wiki's profile either. But I do like the bright blue suggestion. - Pedro9basket (talk) [ ] 08:28, March 23, 2012 (UTC)
Pedro, pink might not, but green or orange or any other colour suggested doesn't either. Also, just look at the colour on the background when you type any of the black/dark-grey shades. Its not going to work, unless you want invisibility. TheDocRichtofen (Talk) 15:45, March 23, 2012 (UTC)
Im not a b'crat but what do you think of this: Zephalian (Dossier) (Briefing)</noinclude> (Probably stupid but testing see how it looks on a name instead of random numbers and symbols)
Forget the black, its basically invisible. I've been looking at the TU colours, and I think it'll be fine for now. TheDocRichtofen (Talk) 09:56, March 24, 2012 (UTC)
How about Silver for admins and gold for b'crats. TU remains the same.--SlopijoeHangars 10:29, March 24, 2012 (UTC)
That's not a bad shout actually. Do you have any particular shade codes in mind? TheDocRichtofen (Talk) 10:33, March 24, 2012 (UTC)
Just as a note I have set up my personal wikia.css in order to test any changes without affecting the wiki just yet. TheDocRichtofen (Talk) 10:48, March 24, 2012 (UTC)
Silver seems to be #C0C0C0, but I'll see if I can bring a little bit more bright one. Pedro9basket (talk) [ ] 10:52, March 24, 2012 (UTC)
Would you class the current sysop colour as gold, or just yellow? TheDocRichtofen (Talk) 11:00, March 24, 2012 (UTC)
Hmm... Just testing Slopijoe's Gold/Silver idea. I like it, the only problem is that #C0C0C0 can get lost pretty easily in regular text, especially in a background like we have here. Besides that I think its good to go. TheDocRichtofen (Talk) 11:10, March 24, 2012 (UTC)
The problem resides kind of more on the text colour than the background in the Silver's case.
Anyway, I took a look on the second discussion on the chat about orange and Gold. Found up #FF8C00 to be nice for it, if we think of that as an option. The question only resides wheter it's the Admins or B'crats that will use Gold. - Pedro9basket (talk) [ ] 12:27, March 24, 2012 (UTC)
I would like to remind everyone that this forum is only about replacing one colour because it is currently presenting an issue. On this basis, we already have a replacement, ##FF6600, already lined up and ready to go. We have also identified a replacement for a slight other issue. We don not need any more potential colours, unless someone can prove that their particular shade is the best out there. What's left is to vote. TheDocRichtofen (Talk) 18:11, March 24, 2012 (UTC)
Vote what, exactly? Which colour, or which "type" of user is gold or orange? - Pedro9basket (talk) [ ] 19:09, March 24, 2012 (UTC)
Right folks, we've had a good discussion and now it is time to vote. The subject of the vote today is very simple, "Trusted User Colour to Pink, Sysop Colour to stay the same and Bureaucrat Colour to Orange". Lets vote!
Removes all problems with vision and distinguishment. TheDocRichtofen (Talk) 20:47, March 24, 2012 (UTC)
I think the change to the b'crat hillite is a good idea. I do feel that the change of the TU isn't super necessary, but whatever. HeatedPete - 21:11, March 24, 2012 (UTC)
Per The two admins above me, I alright with the colors of TU but should ease it up abit Zephalian (Dossier) (Briefing) 01:21, March 25, 2012 (UTC)
Sorry, perhaps a bit late but anyway... I agree with Pete and Pedro - the b'crat colour is great. Don't see the need to change the TU one though... - Bondpedia (Contact) [ ] 19:52, March 27, 2012 (UTC)
Although I agree with the B'crat colour, the TU colour was never in question and never complained about..... - Pedro9basket (talk) [ ] 20:59, March 24, 2012 (UTC)
I did actually make a point about the TU colour, I believe in response to Zephalian. TheDocRichtofen (Talk) 23:01, March 24, 2012 (UTC)
Voting Phase 2
The points made in the previous vote showed one issue that some people do not think that the change from Turquiose to Pink for Trusted Users was not needed. So, I'll put it to vote once more then it'll be dealt with. The vote will be whether we should go with Turquiose or Pink? If you think the change is an improvement, please sign and if possible explain why you think this. If you think that it causes any issues please state them in your vote. TheDocRichtofen (Talk)
Stands out better. Much better than turquoise that could be confused, especially for people with visual impairment. That point is a good one as the whole colour change issue was started buy a user with difficulties in vision. TheDocRichtofen (Talk) 17:02, March 29, 2012 (UTC)
I think turquiose/teal is better for the TU's in my opinion. It doesn't need to stand out that much, it just needs to be recognized from the other user links. Leaving the names pink was so weird I ended up placing them back in teal in my .css :p - Pedro9basket (talk) [ ] 17:06, March 29, 2012 (UTC)
The change wasn't particularly necessary, and the color itself is good -- maybe a brighter version of turquoise, but the color was fine IMO. Йура 17:30, March 29, 2012 (UTC)