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Theodoric
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Message 181 of 650 (633718)
09-15-2011 8:34 PM
Reply to: Message 180 by fearandloathing
09-15-2011 7:18 PM


Re: Message system
I take it from Hooah's thumbs down that he can not access message system.

Hooah if this is correct give me a thumbs up.


Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts

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Message 182 of 650 (633722)
09-15-2011 8:42 PM
Reply to: Message 180 by fearandloathing
09-15-2011 7:18 PM


Re: Message system
Well, no they cannot PM or even get in to read their own PMs.

Anyone so limited that they can only spell a word one way is severely handicapped!

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Message 183 of 650 (633725)
09-15-2011 8:46 PM
Reply to: Message 182 by jar
09-15-2011 8:42 PM


Re: Message system
That sucks, I stand corrected.

"No sympathy for the devil; keep that in mind. Buy the ticket, take the ride...and if it occasionally gets a little heavier than what you had in mind, well...maybe chalk it off to forced conscious expansion: Tune in, freak out, get beaten."
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Message 184 of 650 (633728)
09-15-2011 9:10 PM
Reply to: Message 179 by Theodoric
09-15-2011 6:30 PM


Re: Message system
Can suspended members send and receive messages?

I'm not sure, but I think not.

Originally, they could. But then a suspended spammer sent spam messages to every member.


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jar
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Message 185 of 650 (633729)
09-15-2011 9:17 PM
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09-15-2011 8:46 PM


Re: Message system
It has some good points, for example you can PM a suspended member which turns on that blinky message light and the person can do nothing to turn it off.

Anyone so limited that they can only spell a word one way is severely handicapped!

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Message 186 of 650 (633736)
09-15-2011 10:16 PM
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09-15-2011 5:39 PM


quote:
Top left, just under the banner:

Welcome, Member Catholic Scientist!
EvC Forum active members: 269 (6958 total)


I thought this forum had more members.

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Message 187 of 650 (633737)
09-15-2011 10:27 PM
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09-15-2011 10:16 PM


Membes, active members
Hold your mouse cursor over each of those numbers - A little text box will open up to explain them.

Amongst other things, the "Post Volume" row also has the same explanation feature.

Adminnemooseus


Please be familiar with the various topics and other links in the "Essential Links", found in the top of the page menu. Amongst other things, this is where to find where to report various forum problems.

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Message 188 of 650 (633761)
09-16-2011 8:07 AM
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09-15-2011 10:27 PM


Red on blue
Does anyone else have trouble reading red text on a blue background like Moose’s essential links reminder? Does anyone know why that happens? It seems to me that there is good contrast between the two colours but it looks fuzzy to me.

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Message 189 of 650 (633762)
09-16-2011 8:16 AM
Reply to: Message 188 by Dogmafood
09-16-2011 8:07 AM


Re: Red on blue
Even with my glasses on it is difficult to read.

Testing red

Testing red in bold

Not as bad when in bold

Testing red

Testing red in bold

The bold still shows up better for the red even in a black box. Looked worse in a white box.


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Message 190 of 650 (633773)
09-16-2011 11:26 AM
Reply to: Message 188 by Dogmafood
09-16-2011 8:07 AM


Re: Red on blue
Does anyone know why that happens? It seems to me that there is good contrast between the two colours but it looks fuzzy to me.

Let me turn these around:

quote:
It seems to me that there is good contrast between the two colours but it looks fuzzy to me.

Does anyone know why that happens?


Now I can answer.

Yes, I do know why this happens. Your eyes are getting old, Dogmafood! It is time for tri-focals, ol' chap.

I know because with my old, tired eyes everything looks fuzzy. My glasses make it all ok. Red on blue is not the greatest contrast on the color wheel but to my technology enhanced vision it looks passably fine.


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Message 191 of 650 (633774)
09-16-2011 11:28 AM
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09-16-2011 8:16 AM


Re: Red on blue
Try a pink answer (it is actually closer to magenta but easier to type)

Testing pink on black

Testing pink on blue

Testing pink on green

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Message 192 of 650 (633775)
09-16-2011 11:32 AM
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09-16-2011 8:07 AM


Re: Red on blue
One thing we were taught in HTML class was that our ability to deal with the contrast between different back- and fore-grounds of different colors changes as we get older ... it gets worse. I'm sure there are physical/physiological/psychological explanations for exactly why that is, but the bottom line is that some combinations just don't work. For example, I always found that yellow on blue (like Air Force and Navy signs) worked just fine, but that was 20 years ago. Recently, somebody on this forum complained about that color combination and I also now found it a bit harsh on the eyes.

In HTML/Web/GUI style guides out there there must be a list somewhere that recommends which combinations to use and which ones to avoid.

And, yes, I do have trouble reading red on blue.


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Message 193 of 650 (633778)
09-16-2011 11:56 AM
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09-16-2011 11:32 AM


Re: Red on blue
Hi dwise1,

Recently, somebody on this forum complained about that color combination and I also now found it a bit harsh on the eyes.

yeah, that was one of my posts.

Personally I like tan, gold and orange as stand-alone colors and rarely use red, green or brown

I also like blue or black with  white ([bgcolor]) or  tan backgrounds [blockcolor])

Enjoy.

Edited by RAZD, : more bling


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Message 194 of 650 (633782)
09-16-2011 12:25 PM
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09-16-2011 11:32 AM


Re: Red on blue
dwise1 writes:

In HTML/Web/GUI style guides out there there must be a list somewhere that recommends which combinations to use and which ones to avoid.

This is one of my most used manuals:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/...m-Krause/dp/0715313975/ref=sr_1_2

People take the piss when they see it on my desk - but within minutes they are thumbing through it.
And then I spend the rest of my time fetching it back from their desk.


Always remember: QUIDQUID LATINE DICTUM SIT ALTUM VIDITUR

Science flies you into space; religion flies you into buildings.


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Message 195 of 650 (633796)
09-16-2011 1:41 PM
Reply to: Message 188 by Dogmafood
09-16-2011 8:07 AM


Re: Red on blue
It seems to me that there is good contrast between the two colours but it looks fuzzy to me.

Actually the contrast is relatively low because they have roughly the same luminance. It's hard to read because only a subset of the cells in your retina can perceive the difference.

Flip your color space over to grayscale and you'll see that they're not so different at all.


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