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The colors of our members are now more pastel. What happened?
« on: November 05, 2013, 07:47:52 PM »
Our members have more spring in their colors when one looks at www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php

Shades of green, lime, yellow, and yellow-orange now predominate.
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Re: The colors of our members are now more pastel. What happened?
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2013, 07:49:46 PM »
Oh, the colours changed! I just noticed.
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Re: The colors of our members are now more pastel. What happened?
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2013, 08:50:16 PM »
Wow, that's bright.  8)
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« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2013, 08:51:47 PM »
Wow, that's bright.  8)

Bright as an olive oil lamp.  8)
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Re: The colors of our members are now more pastel. What happened?
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2013, 09:03:01 PM »
Why am I yellow? I ain't yeller. >:(

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Re: The colors of our members are now more pastel. What happened?
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2013, 09:05:29 PM »
Why am I yellow? I ain't yeller. >:(

I'm guessing you're neither canine nor Old either.
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Re: The colors of our members are now more pastel. What happened?
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2013, 09:05:50 PM »
Why am I yellow? I ain't yeller. >:(
You're yelling. ;)
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« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2013, 09:11:45 PM »
Why am I yellow? I ain't yeller. >:(
You're yelling. ;)

Not necessary yelling, just a little mad.
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Re: The colors of our members are now more pastel. What happened?
« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2013, 09:17:27 PM »
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Re: The colors of our members are now more pastel. What happened?
« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2013, 09:19:15 PM »
Lavender Mafia at work.

I swear, it wasn't me! I bought that lavender scented shampoo for my mother's birthday, I swear!
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Re: The colors of our members are now more pastel. What happened?
« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2013, 09:36:16 PM »
At first, I did a double take thinking that ialmisry was now a mod as his color is just a shade off what PetertheAleut is now sporting.
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Re: The colors of our members are now more pastel. What happened?
« Reply #11 on: November 05, 2013, 09:38:17 PM »
Our members have more spring in their colors when one looks at www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php

Shades of green, lime, yellow, and yellow-orange now predominate.
Yeah, I noticed that earlier this afternoon. It looks as if Shiny, biro, and Iconodule are now moderators. :o
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Re: The colors of our members are now more pastel. What happened?
« Reply #12 on: November 05, 2013, 09:40:17 PM »
Our members have more spring in their colors when one looks at www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php

Shades of green, lime, yellow, and yellow-orange now predominate.
Yeah, I noticed that earlier this afternoon. It looks as if Shiny, biro, and Iconodule are now moderators. :o

Do what?  ??? :o :o

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Re: The colors of our members are now more pastel. What happened?
« Reply #13 on: November 05, 2013, 09:41:50 PM »
Our members have more spring in their colors when one looks at www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php

Shades of green, lime, yellow, and yellow-orange now predominate.
Yeah, I noticed that earlier this afternoon. It looks as if Shiny, biro, and Iconodule are now moderators. :o

If Shiny's a moderator, Lord have mercy on me and Random topics!
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Re: The colors of our members are now more pastel. What happened?
« Reply #14 on: November 05, 2013, 09:46:46 PM »
Our members have more spring in their colors when one looks at www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php

Shades of green, lime, yellow, and yellow-orange now predominate.
Yeah, I noticed that earlier this afternoon. It looks as if Shiny, biro, and Iconodule are now moderators. :o

Do what?  ??? :o :o
The color your name now has when it shows up at the bottom of the screen is the color that used to be assigned only to us moderators. Now we moderators have a different color, too. The only thing I've seen remain unchanged through all this is that our admins still have their names in red.
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Re: The colors of our members are now more pastel. What happened?
« Reply #15 on: November 05, 2013, 09:57:32 PM »
Awww! ;)

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Re: The colors of our members are now more pastel. What happened?
« Reply #16 on: November 05, 2013, 11:57:05 PM »
I'm, I'm green.  :o I'm so jealous.
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Re: The colors of our members are now more pastel. What happened?
« Reply #17 on: November 06, 2013, 05:10:44 AM »
Purple eh?
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Re: The colors of our members are now more pastel. What happened?
« Reply #18 on: November 06, 2013, 05:29:29 AM »
I like the change. That turquoise was really hard on the eyes, and after the rank reshuffle, there was altogether too much of it.
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Re: The colors of our members are now more pastel. What happened?
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I'm, I'm green.  :o I'm so jealous.
I envy you. ;)
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Re: The colors of our members are now more pastel. What happened?
« Reply #20 on: November 06, 2013, 11:50:22 AM »
It's the world we live in.

And it's fall.
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Re: The colors of our members are now more pastel. What happened?
« Reply #21 on: November 06, 2013, 12:17:10 PM »
We had multiple posting ranks that didn't have distinctive colors, so the re-shuffle was to find 28 unique distinctive colors to cover all the groups.  Unfortunately when investigating and selecting colors the criterion, "Easily viewed on a white/light blue background" wasn't taken into account.  We're working on it, and will likely roll-out improved colors in the coming days.
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Re: The colors of our members are now more pastel. What happened?
« Reply #22 on: November 06, 2013, 12:30:06 PM »
a) Is it absolutely necessary for each rank to have its own colour? I mean, it's easy enough to see who are the newbies and who are the vets in-thread. Do they have to be so easily identifiable on the list as well?

b) Alternatively, the paler colours could be assigned to the lower ranks, so people aren't stuck with them for what feels like forever. >_>
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Re: The colors of our members are now more pastel. What happened?
« Reply #23 on: November 06, 2013, 01:48:46 PM »
a) Is it absolutely necessary for each rank to have its own colour?

It looks cool.
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Re: The colors of our members are now more pastel. What happened?
« Reply #24 on: November 06, 2013, 02:07:46 PM »
a) Is it absolutely necessary for each rank to have its own colour?

It looks cool.

And now Greek and Slavic vestment preferences have spilled over into internet forum ranks. 
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Re: The colors of our members are now more pastel. What happened?
« Reply #25 on: November 06, 2013, 02:23:30 PM »
a) Is it absolutely necessary for each rank to have its own colour?

It looks cool.

What IS this modern obsession with "cool"?!?!?!?!?!?  Not to mention looks.
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Re: The colors of our members are now more pastel. What happened?
« Reply #26 on: November 06, 2013, 04:18:29 PM »
Thank you, Fr. George, for giving us some insight into how this works. I do not mean to complain, but my own name hurts my eyes now, so perhaps something a bit more muted could be tried? (it would probably also be easier to read)
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Re: The colors of our members are now more pastel. What happened?
« Reply #27 on: November 06, 2013, 04:48:45 PM »
a) Is it absolutely necessary for each rank to have its own colour?

It looks cool.

And now Greek and Slavic vestment preferences have spilled over into internet forum ranks. 

WE could just do light for newbies up to Sr. Member, and Dark for everyone else...
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Re: The colors of our members are now more pastel. What happened?
« Reply #28 on: November 06, 2013, 05:50:53 PM »
a) Is it absolutely necessary for each rank to have its own colour?

It looks cool.

And now Greek and Slavic vestment preferences have spilled over into internet forum ranks. 

WE could just do light for newbies up to Sr. Member, and Dark for everyone else...

What about shades of green for new members?
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Re: The colors of our members are now more pastel. What happened?
« Reply #29 on: November 06, 2013, 05:53:50 PM »
a) Is it absolutely necessary for each rank to have its own colour?

It looks cool.

And now Greek and Slavic vestment preferences have spilled over into internet forum ranks. 

WE could just do light for newbies up to Sr. Member, and Dark for everyone else...

What about shades of green for new members?

That would be appropriate...
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Re: The colors of our members are now more pastel. What happened?
« Reply #30 on: November 06, 2013, 08:27:05 PM »
I am sadly now "green" colored and this is outrageous. I hate change so much. UGH give me back my normal colors the way I was created, this is an unnecessary innovation promoted by freemason members of this forum

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« Reply #31 on: November 06, 2013, 08:38:37 PM »
I had no idea the colors meant anything. I thought they were random.
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Re: The colors of our members are now more pastel. What happened?
« Reply #32 on: November 06, 2013, 08:40:24 PM »
Scandal! Green is the colour of Islam if you are not a RC who is happy with the teaching that in Church tradition the colour green symbolizes hope.  ;D
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Re: The colors of our members are now more pastel. What happened?
« Reply #33 on: November 06, 2013, 09:08:43 PM »
I had no idea the colors meant anything. I thought they were random.

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Re: The colors of our members are now more pastel. What happened?
« Reply #34 on: November 06, 2013, 11:02:30 PM »
I had no idea the colors meant anything. I thought they were random.

Me too.

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Re: The colors of our members are now more pastel. What happened?
« Reply #35 on: November 06, 2013, 11:13:01 PM »
Scandal! Green is the colour of Islam if you are not a RC who is happy with the teaching that in Church tradition the colour green symbolizes hope.  ;D

Green is the color of nausea or people who are inexperienced.

However, at Pentecost, the Russian Orthodox Church puts greenery everywhere, so green is a symbol of hope.

Red, on the contrary is a sign of joy, so it is used at the Nativity.

Remember the slogan "Better dead, than red." Well, red used to be the color for communism.

Blue is now the color of the dominant political party.

In the Church, however, blue is the color of the Theotokos.

Yellow is the color to remember POWs and returning GIs, but it used to represent cowards as in "Yellow belly."

Time changes meanings.

Red was used by the British Redcoats to hide the color of blood, or so the joke goes.

And Brown ?  According to that same joke, brown is the recommended color for a French Officer.
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Re: The colors of our members are now more pastel. What happened?
« Reply #36 on: November 07, 2013, 01:19:12 AM »
Scandal! Green is the colour of Islam if you are not a RC who is happy with the teaching that in Church tradition the colour green symbolizes hope.  ;D

Green is the color of nausea or people who are inexperienced.

However, at Pentecost, the Russian Orthodox Church puts greenery everywhere, so green is a symbol of hope.

Red, on the contrary is a sign of joy, so it is used at the Nativity.

Remember the slogan "Better dead, than red." Well, red used to be the color for communism.

Blue is now the color of the dominant political party.

In the Church, however, blue is the color of the Theotokos.

Yellow is the color to remember POWs and returning GIs, but it used to represent cowards as in "Yellow belly."

Time changes meanings.

Red was used by the British Redcoats to hide the color of blood, or so the joke goes.

And Brown ?  According to that same joke, brown is the recommended color for a French Officer.

I heard that communist red was actually supposed to respresent the communist "martyr"s blood

anyway I am very distressed to represent vomit and hope
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Re: The colors of our members are now more pastel. What happened?
« Reply #37 on: November 07, 2013, 03:09:41 AM »
Green is the color representing Holy Spirit.
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Re: The colors of our members are now more pastel. What happened?
« Reply #38 on: November 07, 2013, 03:22:01 AM »
By comparing to others of the same shade, I guess bright green must be <1000 posts. So, if I post more frequently, my color will change - but, it kind of fits my nick. What will happen when I exceed 1000 - maybe orange??? Heaven forfend!!!

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Re: The colors of our members are now more pastel. What happened?
« Reply #39 on: November 07, 2013, 03:31:47 AM »
By comparing to others of the same shade, I guess bright green must be <1000 posts. So, if I post more frequently, my color will change - but, it kind of fits my nick. What will happen when I exceed 1000 - maybe orange??? Heaven forfend!!!

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Re: The colors of our members are now more pastel. What happened?
« Reply #40 on: November 08, 2013, 12:25:42 PM »
There's a lot of pink now.
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Re: The colors of our members are now more pastel. What happened?
« Reply #41 on: November 08, 2013, 12:38:01 PM »
Updated color scheme:

For the first time in years, we've re-worked the Posting Titles system in a minor/major way.

Minor?  We haven't added any new titles.

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OC.NET TITLEStarsMinimum # of Posts| Distance to Next LevelName Color
Lurker01FF00FF (Magenta)
Newbie*124FF80FF
Jr. Member**2550C080FF
Member***75758080FF
Sr. Member****1501000080FF
Elder*****2502500000FF (Blue)
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Protokentarchos*********35002000008080 (Teal)
Taxiarches**********55002500008040
Merarches***********80003000008000 (Green)
Toumarches************110003500408000
Hoplitarches*************145004000808000 (Olive)
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"O Cross of Christ, all-holy, thrice-blessed, and life-giving, instrument of the mystical rites of Zion, the holy Altar for the service of our Great Archpriest, the blessing - the weapon - the strength of priests, our pride, our consolation, the light in our hearts, our mind, and our steps"
Met. Meletios of Nikopolis & Preveza, from his ordination.