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Just some clarification on colors

Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 8:51 pm UTC
by Internetmeme
So, I posted in a thread about a cop that beat someone up for a second time.
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=46411#p1823940
I used red in the post for two words.
Someone said this is a reserved mod color (I assume for Belial?).

Can we still use this color if it is clearly not a comment a mod would insert into the text (Plus, don't they usually put a small "-<Mod initials>" in?)?

I understand not writing complete sentences in red, or the whole post, however. That would surely cause confusion.

Re: Just some clarification on colors

Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 8:58 pm UTC
by LE4dGOLEM
No, red text is a reserved colour for all moderators. Please don't use it, even a little. But CM is right about MrGee doing the wrong thing by derailing the thread about you using it.

Re: Just some clarification on colors

Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 9:06 pm UTC
by Internetmeme
Okay, I just won't do it again, then.
Thanks for the clarification, LE4d.

Re: Just some clarification on colors

Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2016 11:27 pm UTC
by ygh
What is meant by "red", exactly?

Re: Just some clarification on colors

Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2016 3:01 am UTC
by SecondTalon
ygh wrote:What is meant by "red", exactly?

Re: Just some clarification on colors

Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2016 2:25 pm UTC
by Soupspoon
I was thinking something along the lines of it would being red if R>a.(G+B) and b<(least(G,B)/most(G,B)), or similar, for values of a and b of maybe 2 and 0.5, but perhaps some emperical fine-tuning of those values would be necessary.

Alternately, in HSx form, Hue should be within 0±30°, maybe Saturation>50% and depending upon the triad being completed by Value, Brightness, Intensity or Luminosity, perhaps some other modifier.

But I expect even that process of hunting down the 'true' band of reds to be awfully subjective and artistically fractious.

Re: Just some clarification on colors

Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2016 3:11 pm UTC
by Flumble
Best definition I've found so far:
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Unfortunately, I can't find "Number by Color", Part 5, SciTech Journal 6, p32, May/June 1996, so I can't verify how rigorous that definition is.

Re: Just some clarification on colors

Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2016 7:51 pm UTC
by SecondTalon
Soupspoon wrote:But I expect even that process of hunting down the 'true' band of reds to be awfully subjective and artistically fractious.

Yes.

The spirit of the rule is to keep people from confusing non-mods with mods. The spirit is what is enforced more than the letter.

With that, I think we're done here.