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hyperskeptic 03-19-2013 05:27 PM

Color Coding?
 
Okay, I give up. Why is it some user names now appear in green, where before they were only either blue or red? My username is among those that shows up green, and it's not that easy . . .

No. I won't go there.

This started only today, regardless of the platform from which I access the forum.

BoringGuy 03-19-2013 05:32 PM

I noticed it too and pm'd one of the moderators about it earlier. It doesn't seem to have anything to do with how many posts a person has either.

hyperskeptic 03-19-2013 05:35 PM

Yeah, I was looking for the pattern. "New members" seem to be uniformly blue; "banned" folk are uniformly red; but green follows no such pattern: some "senior members" are blue, some "members" are green.

I wondered if it has to do with recent activity. I've been posting a lot, lately, and so may have turned green from the simple exhaustion of it . . .

I need to lie down, now.

hyperskeptic 03-19-2013 05:43 PM

Oops, there goes that hypothesis!

I just found a new member, with 0 posts, whose name appears green.

Curiouser and curiouser.

WaywardDruid 03-19-2013 05:44 PM

Shhhhhhhh
 
:eek:

They are watching you. Green is only a color trying to soothe your suspicions. (that's why I write in Green)

http://lazarusl.com/10032_Big_Brother_Is_Watching.jpg

Just Me,
Tim

nycindie 03-19-2013 06:12 PM

It probably means that you are logged in and active on the forum. Logout (or change your preferences in User CP to hide when you are logged in) and then look at a post with your name and see what color it is. Prob. matches the little "light" button next to the name. Doesn't explain why it started happening all of a sudden, but that's my guess. Maybe the long-anticipated upgrades to the forum software are actually happening?

hyperskeptic 03-19-2013 06:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nycindie (Post 191710)
It probably means that you are logged in and active on the forum. Logout (or change your preferences in User CP to hide when you are logged in) and then look at a post with your name and see what color it is. Prob. matches the little "light" button next to the name.

A worthy experiment, but there are puzzles.

In the list of who is logged in at the moment, some names appear blue, some green. When I switch to "Invisible Mode," my name still appears green, but with an asterisk in the "who's on" list, and with a red dot when I look at my forum posts.

The pattern remains elusive.

Continue the inquiry!

(Or wait for The Powers to tell us the answer. Either way.)

YouAreHere 03-19-2013 07:52 PM

Doesn't match the "indicator light"... I noticed the change to green as well, but figured the powers that be had updated something in the forum SW. <cue Twilight Zone music...>

ImaginaryIllusion 03-19-2013 09:24 PM

The green is something I'm working with user groups to try and deal with the spam problem. Pay it no mind.

kdt26417 03-19-2013 09:30 PM

Will we get our blue back? Sniffle ... sad puppy face, quivering lower lip, etc.


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