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Thread: Do You Ever Get Fed Up

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    I got fed up the other day with rumor central and went straight to the source on the use of color in the chat room. I like to be either blue or red and I know that when one of my friends is in there she prefers to be red. It helps her see better. I decided to go straight to the source and find out thee truth. This is what I was told in response:

    ...........since color changes are available, it's reasonable to assume that they are allowed. the problems start because some people have a hard time reading text written in some of the colors. nasty arguments have started when a person using colors refuses to change back to black when asked. sometimes it's the asker who's nasty; sometimes it's the refuser.

    sometimes the trouble starts because somebody will play with the colors, constantly changing, etc, and that also makes it difficult for some to read and follow the conversation. usually, that sort of person came into the room intent on causing problems, but not always.

    so, once again we see a situation in which features offered to make the experience a bit of fun has been abused by a few. it's becoming a constant source of fights and headaches.

    as long as they remain available, a person wouldn't get booted for using them. they will get booted if they are either too nasty in the way they demand that somebody stop using them, or if they are selfish, belligerent and nasty in the way they refuse to stop using them.

    you can help by reporting abuse to Admin. he'll need very specific input, including usernames. he has access to the chat logs and can investigate to make sure action is taken against only those who've violated standards of behavior.

    please help us spread the word. it's a Chat Room - not the Ultimate Fighting Championship Arena. ..........

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    Holy cow, everyone go stand in the corner. AND STOP TOUCHING HER!!!!

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    OOooops, let me back out on this one. I have NO idea what she's talking about. Bad me, I've never been to the chat room and don't know about colors. Perhaps I'll go now.

    I do, however, LOVE the multicolored roses.

    Went to the chat room but my name came up red. Better not do that again. All the text was black so I still don't know what this is about but color does seem a little insignificant to go postal about. My motto: If it bothers you, don't go there.
    If I only want every thing done in purple then I need to live in my own little purple world. I can't force others to paint their houses purple.

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    That's a shame.

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    I wonder if there is a way that the administrator can allow you to only see a color but everyone else see you in black. It should be possible but might take some time to get it done. I haven't written code in over 20 years.

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    I think the point ReRe's trying to get across here was these facts:

    1) Not everyone can see the colors that folks are choosing.
    2) Someone spoke up and asked another chatter to change their color as they couldn't ready what was written in the chat room.
    3) The one who had an "unreadable" color got nasty (and/or the original requestor got nasty)

    So to sum up what I'm getting out of the original post is
    1) Treat others as we wish to be treated
    2) Think about the color scheme in the chat room and how it might affect others ability to participate
    3) This is not a "fighting war zone" and if you have someone being unruly or nasty, let the admin know.


    ReRe ... correct me if wrong ...

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    I want to grow those roses in Rere's pic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pam
    Holy cow, everyone go stand in the corner. AND STOP TOUCHING HER!!!!
    lol!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pam
    Holy cow, everyone go stand in the corner. AND STOP TOUCHING HER!!!!
    hehehe

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    Please, if there are problems like this in the chat room, let the moderators know about it (you can go to the home page and see who is on line at the time) so that they can take care of the problem or notify Admin about it. :D:D:D

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    I go to the chat room a lot and was in it recently when someone was asked to please change their font color. They either didn't see the request or ignored it, I don't know. I think some ppl like to type in a different color so that they can find what THEY typed as sometimes the room gets very busy and it's hard to keep up. Not that they shouldn't help a fellow board member see better by changing to a readable color.

    If anyone in the chat room were to ask me, I'd happily do it. It's just color, why would anyone mind changing it?

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    The color they're talking about is the color your typing shows up as. When a person enters the chat room, their name has a color, but the text is black. Some people change the black to another color and I have been in the chat room when someone asked that everyone use black because of their vision.

    My personal opinion is that if a person chooses one color when the chat room is busy, it helps differentiate them from other people in the chat room and is helpful. That being said, if someone has a vision problem, I can understand them wanting to have all text be the same color.

    As long as we have the ability to change colors for our own typing in the chat room, I'm all for it. I would not like to see one person take away this privilege for the rest of us and hope it doesn't come down to that. I love the chat room!!!!

    That's my two cents!

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    My mom always said "pick your battles". Take care of the big stuff and let the little stuff go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlehud
    My mom always said "pick your battles". Take care of the big stuff and let the little stuff go.

    Smart mom.

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    If you can't read it then you don't have to answer it. :thumbup: :lol: :lol: :lol: ( Just kidding!)

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    Please :D:D:D Can we not let this topic go off in a bad direction? :D:D:D

    Admin set up chat for us, and we are his guests there. If a member cannot read a certain color and requests that it not be used, can we not agree that is a reasonable request? After all, when Admin moved to this new software, didn't he bend over backwards to try and choose color schemes that worked for the majority of the board? He was very kind in accomodating member's vision issues with certain color schemes, and made numerous changes for us :D:D:D

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    I have been to the chat romm quite a few times and have enjoyed it. Sometimes I stay and chat, sometimes I do not. I have noticed the different colors and did not know that they could be changed. If I were asked to change, I would, but you would have to tell me how!

    When that room is busy it is hard to keep up and the request could very well have been missed.

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    It appears to me that this will be a "can't please everyone topic"

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    The colors that folks have trouble with are light and bright colors. If you only offer deeper tones, people could still be different enough to tell apart easily, but not enough to be an issue.

    There already is a button that lets you see the NAMES in black and white. Is this an option that could extend to the typed text? That is the best solution as I see it.

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    oh size of font can be a problem too at times. my hubby leaves the keyboard on Caps because he types in that in order to see better. i just say, find other "big" things to complain about.

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    I personally love the chat room and the people who visit it. If I go in and it is all black, I stay black too. I am one who can only see the red well but I do what I can and if I can't, I simply leave. Just read slower in black. I wish we could have larger letters but we can't accomodate for that one person. I understand. I am going in there in a few minutes and will get my glasses ready. LOL. I have been in the chat room off and on for the last 4 months and have never seen or been involved in the aforementioned incidents , so it must have been one of those "moments". Let's not make one incident dictate for the majority of the board. Thank you admin for the colors. Until I see everyone in color again, I am staying black and just reading less nad maybe missing a few but my friends on there know me and they say my name first, I see it, and then read it. Thanks everyone. Now, back to the chatroom.

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    ReRe,let's shut this down. okay? NO more venting and keeping it going. Thank you for clarifying with admin about the colors, and let's hope this post does not turn into something off track. Thank you for clarifying and see you in the chat room. Can I do this? LOL... We have better and nicer things to talk about now. Can you believe the fourth of July is around the corner?

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    I DID NOT know you could even change the color! I just use whatever shows up when I get there. I don't know how you change it either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CraftsByRobin
    I think the point ReRe's trying to get across here was these facts:

    1) Not everyone can see the colors that folks are choosing.
    2) Someone spoke up and asked another chatter to change their color as they couldn't ready what was written in the chat room.
    3) The one who had an "unreadable" color got nasty (and/or the original requestor got nasty)

    So to sum up what I'm getting out of the original post is
    1) Treat others as we wish to be treated
    2) Think about the color scheme in the chat room and how it might affect others ability to participate
    3) This is not a "fighting war zone" and if you have someone being unruly or nasty, let the admin know.


    ReRe ... correct me if wrong ...
    i'd say that sums it up perfectly. :-)

    somebody else described it as a "can't please everybody" subject. also true.

    so far, i sense a slight difference of opinions here but nothing i'd consider over the top. i don't see a compelling need right now to lock the topic. i understand why some folks have asked that we do that so i'll peek in from time to time to see how it's going.

    polite conversations in which differing perspectives are presented don't always have to end in a catfight. sometimes they can do a lot of good. if we help ReRe keep this topic on course it might clear up some confusion, provide useful food for thought, and lead back to harmony.

    who's got a guitar? i feel a verse of Kumbaya comin' on. :lol:

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    Always did like that song. Really.

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