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Highlighted forum posts

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    Website Examinerposted 6 years ago

    I have seen a couple of highlighted forum posts by Staff, such as this one: http://hubpages.com/forum/post/1558309

    I find them most unpleasant to look at. Also, I don't see the point of someone getting prominence over others. What do you think?

  2. knolyourself profile image60
    knolyourselfposted 6 years ago

    I believe it means staff posting, so as one does not confuse it with the Hoi polloi. Seems a good idea to me even if the color or shade may be debatable.

  3. relache profile image86
    relacheposted 6 years ago

    For a thread where someone is asking a question of admin, and a whole bunch of other people chime in with their random guess answers, and then admin posts a specific reply, I find it very useful for cutting through the chaff.

  4. Mark Ewbie profile image83
    Mark Ewbieposted 6 years ago

    I did ask by email if Hubpages would consider highlighting my own posts, perhaps in a different colour, as they are in my opinion informative and useful.  I wouldn't want HP to lose out on my perceptive arguments especially when a few words from my good self could help many a newcomer.

    I received the following reply this morning.

    Dear Mark.

    No.

    HP.

    1. SimeyC profile image89
      SimeyCposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Perhaps we could have color codes for certain posts? Red for posts 'hating' Obama, blue for posts 'loving' Obama - white for angelic posts about religion, blood red fro agnostics (like me) who obviously know nothing *grin*

      Hmmm...being serious - I like the idea of highighting admin's posts - sometimes I scan through a forum entry looking only for admin's posts - so to see them highlighted is useful....now as for the color....uck!

    2. RedElf profile image85
      RedElfposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      big_smilebig_smilebig_smilebig_smilebig_smile

    3. Joy56 profile image58
      Joy56posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      hi mark am on your wave length at last.....big_smile

      1. Mark Ewbie profile image83
        Mark Ewbieposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks Joy, now you know....

    4. DIYweddingplanner profile image89
      DIYweddingplannerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Mark, rejection is tough.  But for what it's worth, I value yor opinion...hehehe

  5. paradigmsearch profile image84
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    lol lol lol

  6. SandyMcCollum profile image72
    SandyMcCollumposted 6 years ago

    I agree with SimeyC, it's the color I don't like, but I think it's a great idea to highlight admin's posts.

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      Website Examinerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      You and others may have a point. But the color is dreadful and much too strong.

      1. Joy56 profile image58
        Joy56posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        my screen is black, and i cannot get it back to white so fortunately cannot see it.... any idea how i can get the screen back white.....

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          Website Examinerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          If it is your browser, you should be able to change the color scheme under preferences. Usually, the default scheme - as opposed to user-defined - should work well.

      2. amalloy profile image79
        amalloyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Staff get the choice to highlight our posts or not, according to whether we think they will be especially useful for others reading/skimming the thread. For example, especially on the Report a Problem forum, a response from staff will usually be either (a) an attempt to fix the original problem, or (b) a request for more information to get a fix working; both of those can benefit from a little more attention from someone reading the thread.

        Certainly I don't think anyone highlights their posts when they're posting as "a private citizen"; we try to only make prominent the messages that we expect will be especially useful.

        It's not exactly my department, but if the community finds the color especially distasteful or hard to read, I'm sure it would be easy to change. If you have a different recommended color, let me know and I'll pass it along. But the feature is definitely not going away entirely, as a lot of Hubbers are very fond of it. See, for example, http://hubpages.com/forum/post/1522631.

        PS: This post not highlighted for WE's benefit!

        Edit: Fixed badly-linked url, thanks WE

        1. sunforged profile image70
          sunforgedposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I pointed out a "better" color here:

          http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/70726#post1539386


          the color is a bit overpowering for big blocks, and changing a few digits in the hex is super easy

          the front page sticky hue is fine in large blocks also

          1. rebekahELLE profile image88
            rebekahELLEposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            nice, SF, I like this one.

            http://www.color-hex.com/colorimg.php?color=c0d9d9

          2. amalloy profile image79
            amalloyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            So let it be. I've changed the color to 8FD8D8 as sunforged suggested. The change won't happen immediately, and a web designer may tweak the color a little, but it should happen eventually.

            If anyone's interested: basically it's a low-priority issue and won't be visible until some higher-priority issue causes us to release changes; at that point it will sneak in at the same time. Usually it's a couple days, but no promises.

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            Website Examinerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Thanks Sunforged! Very constructive.

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    Website Examinerposted 6 years ago

    Amalloy, thank you very much! I have learned the reason behind the feature. Any soft grey our very mild light blue ought to stand out nicely without being so strong. I appreciate your response.

  8. rebekahELLE profile image88
    rebekahELLEposted 6 years ago

    I do like the highlighted posts because they are impossible to miss. I guess if we can choose colors, a softer blue might be nice.  I'm just happy they respond, especially to address specific concerns.

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    Website Examinerposted 6 years ago

    Amalloy, that is excellent news. Thank you!

  10. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    It actually makes no difference to me either way. Change it or don't change it.

    All it is, is a color change so as to draw attention. They could have been really nasty with it if they wanted- change color to black and change letters to white.

    If that didn't get someone's attention, then I don't know what would. tongue

    But, it is certainly nice to continue to see Staff still listening to the community. So, I give credit where credit is due. Hubpages STAFF Rocks! lol lol

  11. travelespresso profile image81
    travelespressoposted 6 years ago

    Bring on MORE color!!!  All I ask that mine are all pink!

    Mark Ewbie lol lol lol

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      Website Examinerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      All of your what are pink?

      1. travelespresso profile image81
        travelespressoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Forum posts.


        I like the changes.

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          Website Examinerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Ah, I see....

          1. travelespresso profile image81
            travelespressoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            I owe you an email WE.  So sorry for my tardiness!

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              Website Examinerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              No worries, Travelespresso. It was a dry subject, have to admit. Let's save the email for another day. I appreciate it.

              1. travelespresso profile image81
                travelespressoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                You comments were much appreciated. 

                TBH I got caught up considering relative clauses with that/which.  Ooooh dear - yes a VERY dry subject.  I'm putting myself to sleep!

    2. Haunty profile image80
      Hauntyposted 6 years ago

      Thanks for the change of colors. I didn't like the original teal either.

    3. sunforged profile image70
      sunforgedposted 6 years ago

      Lol, well thats fun!

      although the color above was a test block -> #C0D9D9  was the one that seemed to fit HPs design a bit better and got my final suggestion.

      Im sure your designers will make any necessary tweaks if necessary, thanks for the toning down!

      1. amalloy profile image79
        amalloyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        April first may not be the best day to announce it, but the new color is here. Here's a toast to...slightly reduced eyestrain, I guess?

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      Website Examinerposted 6 years ago

      Amalloy, how handsome you look framed in that color. Much improved. Thanks!

    5. rebekahELLE profile image88
      rebekahELLEposted 6 years ago

      oh nice, yes, that looks better.  smile

    6. Sally's Trove profile image85
      Sally's Troveposted 6 years ago

      I don't have any issue with whatever color HP staff posts their comments in the forums. That the comments stand out is enough. Plus, if I don't like the intensity of the color, I can just tilt my laptop screen and get a softer color. smile

      Good job, HP. Keep the staff posts in a color that stands out. That's every reason to scroll through a forum looking for the skinny.

    7. sunforged profile image70
      sunforgedposted 6 years ago
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      Home Girlposted 6 years ago

      Mirror, mirror on the wall who is the biggest nut of us all?..
      I think I'll put this question in the "Topics" section next time. big_smile

     
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