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So are you going to explain the colours?

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    blowdart

    Tongue Out

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    Human​Compiler

    No.  Smiley

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    wisemx

    HumanCompiler said:

    No.  Smiley

    Watching from across the street, safely. Big Smile

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    Human​Compiler

    wisemx said:
    HumanCompiler said:
    *snip*
    Watching from across the street, safely. Big Smile
    I'm waiting for blowdart to reply so he'll see "the pattern".  Wink

    Also, did you notice the nine guy on my posts?  Smiley

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    wisemx

    HumanCompiler said:
    wisemx said:
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    I'm waiting for blowdart to reply so he'll see "the pattern".  Wink

    Also, did you notice the nine guy on my posts?  Smiley
    The answer was given on the C.H. just now and yes, the 9Guy is a very cool feature, nicely done. Big Smile

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    blowdart

    HumanCompiler said:
    wisemx said:
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    I'm waiting for blowdart to reply so he'll see "the pattern".  Wink

    Also, did you notice the nine guy on my posts?  Smiley
    Is the name guy for you guys only, and ugly salmon for other MS staff?

    (And you still haven't fixed the reply to bug *grin*)

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    Human​Compiler

    blowdart said:
    HumanCompiler said:
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    Is the name guy for you guys only, and ugly salmon for other MS staff?

    (And you still haven't fixed the reply to bug *grin*)
    It's only for anyone in the "staff" role.  There is a "microsoft" role too we'll be showing soon too.  The coloring is for the thread or video/text post author.

    Ha.  Funny.  Tongue Out

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    Cannot​Resolve​Symbol

    HumanCompiler said:
    blowdart said:
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    It's only for anyone in the "staff" role.  There is a "microsoft" role too we'll be showing soon too.  The coloring is for the thread or video/text post author.

    Ha.  Funny.  Tongue Out
    You should make the first post blue also.  It would make the coloring more consistent and it would make it clearer that the post's author's posts are the ones that are being highlighted in blue.

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    Human​Compiler

    CannotResolveSymbol said:
    HumanCompiler said:
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    You should make the first post blue also.  It would make the coloring more consistent and it would make it clearer that the post's author's posts are the ones that are being highlighted in blue.
    It originally was, but we decided against it.  For blog posts it doesn't make any sense to have the "first post" be colored so we thought we'd be consistent.  It was mostly a design choice.  Don't know which choice is the right one here.  There are arguments for both sides.  If the first post of every thread is colored, wouldn't that also make people wonder why their post is blue, but nobody else's is.  Toughy.

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    Minh

    HumanCompiler said:
    CannotResolveSymbol said:
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    It originally was, but we decided against it.  For blog posts it doesn't make any sense to have the "first post" be colored so we thought we'd be consistent.  It was mostly a design choice.  Don't know which choice is the right one here.  There are arguments for both sides.  If the first post of every thread is colored, wouldn't that also make people wonder why their post is blue, but nobody else's is.  Toughy.
    Let it be known that I'm not all p!ss & vinegar (all the time). I do like the faded C9 guy in the post. Good call.

    Now that you've picked yourself off the floor & back on your chair, what's the deal w/ the blue background?

    edit: blue = author? It'd make sense if the post was a video to imply the author has some sort of authority. Why would I care that blowdart responded (no offense, blowdart, meant for any author)?

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    Human​Compiler

    Minh said:
    HumanCompiler said:
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    Let it be known that I'm not all p!ss & vinegar (all the time). I do like the faded C9 guy in the post. Good call.

    Now that you've picked yourself off the floor & back on your chair, what's the deal w/ the blue background?

    edit: blue = author? It'd make sense if the post was a video to imply the author has some sort of authority. Why would I care that blowdart responded (no offense, blowdart, meant for any author)?
    We put it out there to see what people think (for forum threads).  So far I've heard it both ways (think it's stupid vs. think it's useful).

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    MasterPi

    HumanCompiler said:
    Minh said:
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    We put it out there to see what people think (for forum threads).  So far I've heard it both ways (think it's stupid vs. think it's useful).
    I suppose it makes it easier to catch post-and-run dudes.

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    harumscarum

    HumanCompiler said:
    Minh said:
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    We put it out there to see what people think (for forum threads).  So far I've heard it both ways (think it's stupid vs. think it's useful).
    I see how this could be useful for blogs and videos but not forum threads.

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    Human​Compiler

    harumscarum said:
    HumanCompiler said:
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    I see how this could be useful for blogs and videos but not forum threads.
    If we hear that enough, we'll remove it.  We're just experimenting.

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    wisemx

    HumanCompiler said:
    harumscarum said:
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    If we hear that enough, we'll remove it.  We're just experimenting.
    I like it...Maybe one more PollDaddy. Big Smile

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    jh71283

    wisemx said:
    HumanCompiler said:
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    I like it...Maybe one more PollDaddy. Big Smile
    Why are you calling Erik 'Daddy'?

    Tongue Out

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    blowdart

    HumanCompiler said:
    harumscarum said:
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    If we hear that enough, we'll remove it.  We're just experimenting.
    Please, remove it.

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    TommyCarlier

    HumanCompiler said:
    harumscarum said:
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    If we hear that enough, we'll remove it.  We're just experimenting.
    The idea is good, but the implementation can be improved. Instead of making the background of the entire post blue-ish, you could use a more subtle method, like adding the text (Original author) beneath the author's name, or adding a subtle colored border around the author's avatar.

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