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Re: Should I Allow colors in OmnomIRC?
« Reply #15 on: April 08, 2011, 08:13:05 pm »
Well, if people are enough responsible with colors on IRC, people should be responsible on OmnomIRC as well. So add them so we have them when we need them.

Also make the doc on how to add colors hard to find, so most people will not know of them when they will first have access to OmnomIRC. :P

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Re: Should I Allow colors in OmnomIRC?
« Reply #16 on: April 08, 2011, 09:49:46 pm »
2 things.

1000 post limit or so for colors.
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Give moderators a color banning ability.

Oh, and one more thing.  No Yellow or White! :/
The problem is that it woN,t stop the 1000+ post users from abusing colors, though. But yeah, personally IRC colors are useless for chat, IMHO. I don't mind Spybot having them, as it makes the new posts stand out and helps making the chat readable, but I think that's enough. If the entire chat starts having multicolor lines it's gonna get hectic to read, not to mention certain IRC users got a different background color and will not be able to read half of the text.

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Re: Should I Allow colors in OmnomIRC?
« Reply #17 on: April 08, 2011, 10:06:17 pm »
I'm having a real hard time imagining a real use for colors...
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Re: Should I Allow colors in OmnomIRC?
« Reply #18 on: April 08, 2011, 10:07:14 pm »
The only practical purpose I can think of for colors would be for a mod to send a message, but other than that, I can't think of any.  I think it would be best to keep the colors disabled.


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Re: Should I Allow colors in OmnomIRC?
« Reply #19 on: April 08, 2011, 10:12:46 pm »
Or to troll Netham45.
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Re: Should I Allow colors in OmnomIRC?
« Reply #20 on: April 08, 2011, 10:21:58 pm »
I'd use them after using /me and messing up part of the message, to make the correction in the appropriate color. ;)

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Re: Should I Allow colors in OmnomIRC?
« Reply #21 on: April 08, 2011, 10:22:30 pm »
Well, I know channels where everyone have a script to write in color, complete with different colors for the first, the last and even a random letter in between. Of course, some of them are unreadable with a black background.

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Re: Should I Allow colors in OmnomIRC?
« Reply #22 on: April 09, 2011, 04:17:52 am »
If you leave them in a browser extension, then new people wouldn't know how to use it(We would hide Jim's code). Then when they ask for it, and we think they'll not abuse it, we could pm them the code to put in their bookmarks bar.


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Re: Should I Allow colors in OmnomIRC?
« Reply #23 on: April 09, 2011, 07:38:10 pm »
Yeah, I say add them tentatively.  Like if you have X number of posts or something, otherwise just do a browser extension.

I voted to yes, add them, but see posts. ie, this post.

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Re: Should I Allow colors in OmnomIRC?
« Reply #24 on: April 09, 2011, 07:43:39 pm »
Well, with the browser extension, you could easily put an help page somewhere in a menu.

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