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CSR's: Which color codes are banned?

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CSR's: Which color codes are banned?
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DarthTHC
06.20.2013 , 08:40 AM | #1
I AM NOT A DEVELOPER

OK, now that we've made that perfectly, crystal clear, I am asking the CSR's which color codes are and are not allowed to be used. I ask this because I don't want to inadvertently use a color code that is "too close" to the developer color and get into trouble.

For reference, the developer color code is #f9d648. When you wrap that into this forum's COLOR BB code, you get text that looks like this. Per the forum's terms of use, using that color code is against the rules for "impersonating a developer" or something like that.

If you know how HTML color codes work, you can manipulate that hexadecimal value to be a different color:
  • If you wanted to make the whole thing lighter, you could add 0x070707 to it and get ffdf51 for text that looks like this.
  • To make it darker, you could subtract 0x202020 from the developer color code and get d9b628 for text that looks like this.

So back to the original question, if I want to use gold-ish text in any of my posts (because the yellow code in the drop-down is ugly), what color codes or range of color codes may I not use because they are deemed "too close" to the developer color code?

Thank you.
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EricMusco
06.20.2013 , 01:23 PM | #2 This is the last staff post in this thread.  
Hey DarthTHC!

Simply put, if the color you are posting in could at all be confused for the normal gold/yellow that we use to post I would avoid it. It isn't that you are intentionally impersonating an employee, but if a player is quickly skimming a thread, when they see yellow text the assumption will be it is from us.

Hope that clears it up!

-eric
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Telanis
06.20.2013 , 01:25 PM | #3
So don't make large sections of posts yellow. Easy enough

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branmakmuffin
06.20.2013 , 02:08 PM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by Telanis View Post
So don't make large sections of posts yellow. Easy enough
Yeah, I don't understand why this was even an issue to be brought up. Posting in colors other than than the default serves no purpose.

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Superman_AZ
06.20.2013 , 02:24 PM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by branmakmuffin View Post
Yeah, I don't understand why this was even an issue to be brought up. Posting in colors other than than the default serves no purpose.

Some people are pedantic and like to clarify. Nothing wrong with a little clarification.
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Superman_AZ
06.20.2013 , 02:25 PM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by EricMusco View Post
Hey DarthTHC!

Simply put, if the color you are posting in could at all be confused for the normal gold/yellow that we use to post I would avoid it. It isn't that you are intentionally impersonating an employee, but if a player is quickly skimming a thread, when they see yellow text the assumption will be it is from us.

Hope that clears it up!

-eric

Thanks for the response Eric. We always appreciate it when we get an official word on something
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TheBBP
06.20.2013 , 02:25 PM | #7
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Superman_AZ
06.20.2013 , 02:30 PM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by DarthTHC View Post
So back to the original question, if I want to use gold-ish text in any of my posts (because the yellow code in the drop-down is ugly), what color codes or range of color codes may I not use because they are deemed "too close" to the developer color code?

Thank you.
If you like Gold, I find FBB117 (otherwise titled Beer) is a nice color to use and it is noticably different from BWEA coloring. Though personally, any Yellowish gold will still likely get a 2nd look.
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Andryah
06.20.2013 , 02:31 PM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by EricMusco View Post
Hey DarthTHC!
It isn't that you are intentionally impersonating an employee, but if a player is quickly skimming a thread, when they see yellow text the assumption will be it is from us.

Hope that clears it up!

-eric
Heh.....in other words... they don't want forum members taking faux-gold posts to the knee.

There are enough challenge as it is just trying to encourage people not to read more into a gold post then is written IMO.

.....like...... did Eric say "po-tay-to" or "pot-hot-o" when he posted a response about upcoming potatoes in the next patch.....followed by a nonsequitur rant into why carrots are not potatoes, which inevitably leads to complaints about "where's the carrots!?" etc. etc.

Oh... and steer clear of yellow snow too DarthTHC Izz not good for you.
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Superman_AZ
06.20.2013 , 02:31 PM | #10
Or FDD017 which is a shade brighter, but still more gold than yellow.
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