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    So, What do the colours actually mean?

    We've got Red, Orange, Green, & Blue (think i may of seen Purple?).

    What do they all mean, i gather the blue ones other than the Scan/.care guys are the Hexus guys but then what do we have the others for?

    Just out of curiosity really.
    Kalniel: "Nice review Tarinder - would it be possible to get a picture of the case when the components are installed (with the side off obviously)?"
    CAT-THE-FIFTH: "The Antec 300 is a case which has an understated and clean appearance which many people like. Not everyone is into e-peen looking computers which look like a cross between the imagination of a hyperactive 10 year old and a Frog."
    TKPeters: "Off to AVForum better Deal - £20+Vat for Free Shipping @ Scan"
    for all intents it seems to be the same card minus some gays name on it and a shielded cover ? with OEM added to it - GoNz0.

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    Re: So, What do the colours actually mean?

    See the bottom link in my sig, it's all there

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    Re: So, What do the colours actually mean?

    I would say:

    Blue = Paid Admin
    Orange = Volunteer Admin
    Red = Mod (almost an Admin, but didn't bribe DR enough)
    Green = Hexus.social member, need to attend a certain number of meets

    Then there are company related colours, eg blue for Scan, grey for Antec, red for ATI, so on so forth.

    There's my effort anyway

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    Re: So, What do the colours actually mean?

    Oh and if any are new/changed, let me know and i'll update the post.

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    Re: So, What do the colours actually mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by Terbinator View Post
    We've got Red, Orange, Green, & Blue (think i may of seen Purple?).

    What do they all mean,
    Being the QT board, this is obviously a deep philosophical question.

    We might be able to determine a common reference by which someone with a spectrometer can say that electromagnetic radiation between x and y frequencies be assigned the definition of 'Red' for example, however there is no guarantee that what you perceive 'Red' things to be is anything like my perception of what I call 'Red' things. Perhaps your red is actually more like my purple.

    Whether this has any practical implications is also quite hard to judge - someone might say that certain colours go better together, but again you can argue that maybe the whole range of colours has been perceived differently, or more reasonably you might question the subjective assertion that certain colours do go better together.

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    Re: So, What do the colours actually mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    Snip...
    OMFG not Conceptual Schemes - again :\
    Kalniel: "Nice review Tarinder - would it be possible to get a picture of the case when the components are installed (with the side off obviously)?"
    CAT-THE-FIFTH: "The Antec 300 is a case which has an understated and clean appearance which many people like. Not everyone is into e-peen looking computers which look like a cross between the imagination of a hyperactive 10 year old and a Frog."
    TKPeters: "Off to AVForum better Deal - £20+Vat for Free Shipping @ Scan"
    for all intents it seems to be the same card minus some gays name on it and a shielded cover ? with OEM added to it - GoNz0.

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    Re: So, What do the colours actually mean?

    All religion is wrong.

    Your a Nazi.

    saved 300 posts there.
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    Re: So, What do the colours actually mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheAnimus View Post
    All religion is wrong.

    Your a Nazi.

    saved 300 posts there.
    But they take us out on day trips and let us build railroads.
    Kalniel: "Nice review Tarinder - would it be possible to get a picture of the case when the components are installed (with the side off obviously)?"
    CAT-THE-FIFTH: "The Antec 300 is a case which has an understated and clean appearance which many people like. Not everyone is into e-peen looking computers which look like a cross between the imagination of a hyperactive 10 year old and a Frog."
    TKPeters: "Off to AVForum better Deal - £20+Vat for Free Shipping @ Scan"
    for all intents it seems to be the same card minus some gays name on it and a shielded cover ? with OEM added to it - GoNz0.

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    Re: So, What do the colours actually mean?

    Light Blue = HEXUS Staff. This includes, obviously, DR and PD who basically run the place and Steve, who does the web work.

    Orange = HEXUS Admins. We're the ones that run the day-to-day operations on the forums, but have no direct input into business or website activities. In other words, DR and PD tell us how they want things done and, for the most part, let us decide how to do it, thought obviously the buck stops with them.

    And there is some overlap between Blue and Orange. Some of the HEXUS staff also have forum Admin access and can do the things we can do, in the sense of having access to the control panels to do it, but generally it isn't their prime focus and for forum matters, it's mainly the Red Mods and Orange Admins that handle it.


    Red = Mods. This is a dark red, maroon sort of colour. Moderators are the first port of call for the day to day running of the forum, simply because there's a lot more of them. Most forums have several moderators that have primary responsibility for specific forums, usually because that's where they are most prominent in their membership activities. If we want a mod for, for example, hardware, or operating systems, it makes sense for it to be someone that is interested in that subject, spends time in there anyway, and is not by the other members.

    However, all our mods (currently) are what we refer to as Supermods, in that they can take moderator actions in forums other than the ones they're specifically named for. It means we have better coverage or all areas at all hours that would otherwise be the case.

    Admins, however, do have access to a lot of facilities that Mods don't .... such as unbanning, changing usernames, creating or removing forums and other similar system-wide features.


    Dark Blue = "Commercial" Mods. Staff from companies with sections on the forums, like Scan, Antec, Corsair, etc have moderator powers in their sections, but not on the rest of the forum.

    Green = Social. A category of members and, to be honest, not being one of them, I don't know much about it. Without checking in the control panel, I'm not aware of them having any access to facilities that any other member doesn't. It is, as far as I know, just recognition of the social members that get together regularly ... .I think.

    And this thread reminds me ... I really ought to add this to the FAQ, when I get a chance.

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    Re: So, What do the colours actually mean?

    erm... didn't I answer all this in my first reply?

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    Re: So, What do the colours actually mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by Funkstar View Post
    erm... didn't I answer all this in my first reply?
    Did you? Did you provide the explanations?

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    Re: So, What do the colours actually mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    Did you? Did you provide the explanations?
    No, but you did last time

    Quote Originally Posted by Funkstar View Post
    What the user colours mean
    Dark Red = Mod or SuperMod
    Orange = Admin not employed by HEXUS
    Light Blue = Admin employed by HEXUS
    Dark Blue/Navy = care@HEXUS
    Red = ATi-multimedia.care@HEXUS
    Dark ish = Antec.care@HEXUS (I have no idea what this colour is, it's not in the standard pallet)
    Green = HEXUS.Social membership

    (Thanks to TAKTAK and Saracen for these with a bit more detail here)

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    Re: So, What do the colours actually mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by Funkstar View Post
    No, but you did last time
    Yup, and did so again, without having to follow a breadcrumb trail

    Come on, Funky, gimme a break, I've gotta do something to relieve the boredom, or I might actually have to do some work for a change, and my VAT return beckons.

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    Re: So, What do the colours actually mean?

    Ah well, if you put it like that....

    /me wonders off to think up some Question Time topics.....

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