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Moderator Clean Up

Discussion in 'Site Feedback' started by ainwood, Sep 20, 2013.

  1. ainwood

    ainwood Consultant. Administrator

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    As many of you are aware, we have had a number of moderators who were assigned to forums but have been inactive for a long time. They had been kept on the list for various reasons, ranging from laziness on the administrators part to sentimental reasons, or even the Hotel California clause.

    However, it had gotten a bit excessive, and the feedback was that it was often confusing for people wanting to contact a moderator, and inadvertently (no fault on heir part) trying to contact one who was not active.

    So... the list has now been cleaned-up. As part of this, I wanted to offer those that had previously served on-staff a small token-gesture of thanks, so I created the "Retired Moderators" group. This is entirely opt-in for ex-staff who wanted to be recognized in this way (some declined, and some were uncontactable / unresponsive). You will see those that opted-in having a shiny new badge under their usernames.

    For any ex moderators who still want to opt-in, just send me a PM!

    Edit: If someone wants to design a better colour scheme....I want something that is distinguishable at a glance from active moderators, but am open to whatever. Green and green may be a tad hideous!
     
  2. metatron

    metatron unperson

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    Awesome! :)
     
  3. filli_noctus

    filli_noctus Hmmn

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    The bright green should probably be toned down a little, it's rather garish (at least on CFC black, might not be so bad on other skins).
     
  4. metatron

    metatron unperson

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    Looks ok to me - in the "dark blue" skin.

    I suppose it greatly depends on what skin the retired mods are using themselves.
     
  5. The_J

    The_J Say No 2 Net Validations Super Moderator Supporter

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    Again: Finally :hatsoff:, that was necessary. Already wondered why my inbox is not anymore nearly full :D.
    17 names less, if I counted right. Guess that will make organizing things a lot easier.
     
  6. Valka D'Ur

    Valka D'Ur Hosting Iron Pen in A&E Retired Moderator

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    Thank you, ainwood. :)

    The colors look a bit... March 17-ish. I'm using the Dark Blue skin, and the bright green hurts my eyes.
     
  7. Mise

    Mise isle of lucy

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    Awesome :)

    Can the label be some shade of grey instead? Green implies "go on! PM me!", whereas grey seems more fitting of retirees ;)
     
  8. Valka D'Ur

    Valka D'Ur Hosting Iron Pen in A&E Retired Moderator

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    Tan shades would be nice.

    EDIT: I've just cycled through the skins, and the light/dark green looks okay on Turnip Green and festive on the Christmas skin. However, personally I find the left-hand side of the badge hard to read - white font against light green isn't enough of a contrast.
     
  9. Tsoate

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  10. metatron

    metatron unperson

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    Yeah, the longer i look at it the more the light green loses its appeal.

    Too bad. I was having a rare burst of optimism. :blush: :mischief:
     
  11. Tsoate

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    Options I quickly threw together?







     
  12. Valka D'Ur

    Valka D'Ur Hosting Iron Pen in A&E Retired Moderator

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    The blue one is nice (a bit invisible on the Dark Blue skin, though). Could you do a tan one, so we could try it out against the different skins?
     
  13. The_J

    The_J Say No 2 Net Validations Super Moderator Supporter

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    Although I like the blue one also more, I think it's to close to the normal moderator badges.
    Grey would probably be preferable, due to the mentioned reasons.
     
  14. Valka D'Ur

    Valka D'Ur Hosting Iron Pen in A&E Retired Moderator

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    Grey is hard to see on the Dark Blue skin, and the font barely shows up for me.
     
  15. Sonereal

    Sonereal ♫We got the guillotine♫ Supporter

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    The green and blue ones look really nice on DarkCFC.
     
  16. Tsoate

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  17. Sonereal

    Sonereal ♫We got the guillotine♫ Supporter

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    It's mostly the RETIRED part that's hard to read. If the colors are flipped, it is easier to see.
     

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  18. Mise

    Mise isle of lucy

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    The grey is perfect imo!
     
  19. Valka D'Ur

    Valka D'Ur Hosting Iron Pen in A&E Retired Moderator

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    I like this one, but if the MOD half could be a few shades darker than the RETIRED one, it would look more balanced (how do you change the colors on these?).
     

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  20. Tsoate

    Tsoate Prince

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    I can do any colour combination you like, just name it.
    I just liked the idea of contributing something back to CFC :D
     

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