User talk:Thunderbird L17/Archive 8

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Maybe you should get a darker colour for your sig, or maybe it's my monitor's problem. I can't even read it without highlighting it. Okay bye. RAINERtalk 19:35, 3 Apr 2005 (MDT)

I've noticed the same thing. If you're looking for another color, but there's not a name for the color you want, you can define it using hexadecimal notation:
  • <font color=#A08803> Like this. </font>
The first two digits are the red channel, the second two are the green channel, and the third two are the blue channel. The numbers go from 00 to FF hexadecimal (0 to 255 decimal), with 00 being all the way off and FF being all the way on.
Here's a sample of some colors: #000000, #FF0000, #00FF00, #0000FF, #FFF159, #E3217E, #E55B17, #00975D, #5E4EBE, #805934, #DDDDDD (#FFFFFF would be white). Experiment and have fun. — It's dot com 17:59, 8 Apr 2005 (MDT)
Thanks man, that was just the explanation I was looking for. I'll get right on it a bit later. ⇔Thunderbird⇔ 10:05, 9 Apr 2005 (MDT)
Alright, I've got a bit of spare time, and am gonna go for it. this'll help quite a bit too, for anyone... Thunderbird 18:25, 6 May 2005 (UTC)

(Random Selections, to be chosen sometime after the 16th of May, 2005. Thoughts/help picking from other users welcome...)

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⇔Thunderbird⇔ ← Personally, I think this one's the easiest to read. — It's dot com ← Ahem, and by that I mean it's my favorite. — It's dot com
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⇔Thunderbird⇔ ← I like this one. →FireBird
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⇔Thunderbird⇔ ← This one's pretty good EDSMILDE
↑ I disagree. This is what you have now... and it's the second-hardest to see. (The hardest to see is one line up.) — It's dot com
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Towards a more standards-compliant signature

For the sake of web standards, I suggest you stop using the font tag. Instead, you should use a span tag with a style declaration, like so:

<span style="color: #FFD700;">⇔Thunderbird⇔</span>

In addition, there is a standard set of colors called "web-safe" colors. The idea is that not all monitors are created equal. There are certain colors that older monitors are not capable of displaying. Different folks will see your signature color differently depending on their monitors. This is why some people say they can read one color and others complain that they can't read that color at all. The web safe colors use only 0, 3, 6, 9, C, and F, and the first two, middle two, and last two sets of characters must be the same. So, on the list above, #CCCC00, #FFAA00, and #EEEE00 are the only web-safe colors.

One more thing: the double arrow you use in your sig isn't an allowed character in the character set used on the wiki (the character set is called "utf-8" but that's not important for you to know). Instead of typing the character with an Alt code or pasting it in from somewhere else, you can use an "entity code" to represent the character and cause it to display properly in all browsers. This should work for those who are seeing question marks in your sig instead of the arrows. The character entity code you should use is ⇔ (&#8660;).

Using the span tag, web-safe colors, and proper character entity codes will make the web a happier and more forward-compatible place. If you have any questions, feel free to ask me or any other member of the validation committee. Thanks. — wikisig.gif Joey (talk·edits) 21:59, 16 May 2005 (UTC)

This is all good stuff, but I don't see why you should have to limit your color choices to "web-safe" colors. This is the 21st century! It's time for people with old monitors to upgrade or miss out. (And we would be talking about some really old monitors here. I have several monitors that are at least eight years old and they have no problems displaying full 24-bit color.) — It's dot com 22:41, 16 May 2005 (UTC)
On the other hand, #CC9900 is pretty close to #CD9B1D. — It's dot com 22:48, 16 May 2005 (UTC)

By the way, I couldn't get the underline to be the right color above until I used the following code:
[[User:It's dot com|<span style="color:#CD9B1D; text-decoration:underline">It's dot com</span>]]
It's dot com 22:41, 16 May 2005 (UTC)

Augh! I've been VALIDATE'D! Okay okay. I WAS going to move to the better color format anyways, but you opened my eyes as far as the old monitor and double arrows aspects go. Alright, here goes my new, Improved, SIG!!! (One arrow won't be linked due to it's being linked to it's own page...) (SIG DELETED DUE TO HORRIFIC CODE MESS)
Dang. That didn't work AT ALL. Oh well, back to the drawing board... -Thunderbird (Sig Broke)
Ah ha! I thinks I has the solution! I was starting with a span code, and ending with a font code! But hopefully it'll all be working now. Get ready for my new, improved, SIG!!! Thunderbird 01:24, 17 May 2005 (UTC) (Closer, but I think my sig still hates me...)

Ah ha! Figured it out, again, I think. Here goes nothing... Thunderbird 01:26, 17 May 2005 (UTC)

HORRAY!!! Although I think one thing's missing... How's this instead? Thunderbird 01:28, 17 May 2005 (UTC)
Your sig looks really cool now. Now I can read your username! And the new shade of yellow matches "Thunderbird". RAINERtalk 11:00, 17 May 2005 (UTC)
I never realized that the arrows were talk and contributions links. That's pretty cool. And the darker color looks good on you. It's dot com 16:13, 17 May 2005 (UTC)
Yea, they didn't start out as that. I just thought of it a few weeks ago. Most of the older style doesn't. Thunderbird 00:57, 18 May 2005 (UTC)

Floppy Disk Container (sans Plus)

Hi there, Thunderbird. After reading some comments about the reasons why there should be a reduction of the title, I decided to go ahead and move all the content from the "Floppy Disk Container Plus" to Floppy Disk Container that formerly was a redirect. I moved the talk page as well, so nothing except the edit history will be lost. I even changed all the links that pointed to the Plus article to the current location and changed the plus article to a redirect. I hope you don't mind me being so bold in my decisions to the extent where I was editing your user page to reflect the change. It's just that I felt it was time to "make the move". I hope you understand - I know that page has "pride and joy" status to you. --THE PAPER 23:04, 13 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Confirmation

I am certain I've seen the email response you credited to Strong Bad before - in fact, I so believe I may have received it myself after emailing Strong Bad (I started watching during the Tandy era). Just figured I'd give you some confirmations beisdes some website in the middle of nowhere. ;) --Jay 02:50, 25 Apr 2005 (UTC)

I noticed you mentioning this to The Paper, too. I don't know if you knew it from that message, but the page that Strong Bad linked to still gets a link from another part of the site and has a page here - it's the Email Processing Room, and I am pretty sure that it IS linked in an email - website comes to mind but I could be wrong. --Jay 03:09, 25 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Email

Hi there T-bird. Do you check your email? -- Tom 01:04, 26 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Sysop

Just letting you know, you have been given sysop privileges. If you have any questions, never hesitate to ask. Thanks. -- Tom 01:17, 26 Apr 2005 (UTC)

SWEET DEAL!!! All day today, I'd been dreaming of what it would be like to be sysop'd, only to get home and find Firebird and Jay left me in the dust. My sadness turned to extaticness however, when Tom alearted me to a possible e-mail of monolithic proportions drifting amongst my junk mail. I replied, and within minutes my computer began to shake and rattle, exploding with the power of sysopness. So that's my story. And thank you so much Admins, I am deeply honored. (Go figure, I never would have guessed they'd ask permission to upgrade users, or do so through the avenue of email, not User talk pages). The moral of the story: Everybody... Check Your Email...⇔Sysopbird⇔ 01:23, 26 Apr 2005 (UTC)
Ha! I knew you'd get SYSOP'D! →FireBird
Yup, congratumalations, my peer. Sysop Commandos... rock rock on! :p --Jay 01:25, 26 Apr 2005 (UTC)
Many Combolations, Thundergirth! Like FireBird, I knew you'd get a upgrade to sysop one of these days. What, with all you've created for us (Floppy Disk Container, Halloween Costumes, and Strong Bad Email By Name of Sender just to name a few). I recently found out that I've also joined the ranks as well. As Jay put it so eloquently, "Sysop Commandos... rock rock on!" --THE PAPER 14:18, 29 Apr 2005 (UTC)
Sysop Commandos, they're maybe fighting for freedom, and each is sold separately! Sysop Commandos, they're maybe battling evil! Buy all our playsets and toys! ....okay, I guess that doesn't work so well :p Aurora the Homestar Coder 17:10, 29 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Sightings

(b asicly copuing whats on my talk page)

Just what sightings do you have in mind? If you mean things like the Buffy appearance, Ryan S on Survivor, ect, I really think you're onto something. I do think the page needs a major overhaul/cleaning. But I really think the page for interviews and appearances should be seperate, only for offical, TBC speakings and interviewings. Let's get the one page up and running first, and then we'll try and figure out just how to clean out the sightings page. I, as well as likely any of the other sysops, will be happy to hear your ideas for how to clean up this long and disorganized page. ⇔Thunderbird⇔ 00:15, 27 Apr 2005 (UTC)
I was thinking the Macromedia Flash 8 sighting, the buffy sighting, anything thats not just random (like the kids watching an email in Supersize Me or someone wearing a t-shirt). Sightings that are rare, significant, and interesting should be moved to another page.-- Posted by: -erson Talk 13:24, 28 Apr 2005 (UTC)

HRWiki Sig

The (e) is supposed to link to Special:Emailuser/Pidgeot, but that Special page seems to be missing here. Therefore, I've crossed it out. --Pidgeot (t) (c) (e) 10:30, 29 Apr 2005 (UTC)

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