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Re: Tigerman posting in red all the time

Postby GuyInTaiwan » 10 Feb 2012, 12:47

Chris wrote:
jdsmith wrote:Bah...highlighting distracts people? Makes them look away? Kind of the opposite of what highlighting represents, isn't it?

I do wonder about this.

At work we have a questionnaire in which we ask students to describe their future career goals after graduation. Almost invariably, they spend half the available space describing their study goals before graduation.

So we bolded career and after graduation. Still no effect.

Next we colored career and after graduation red. Still no effect.

I'm starting to think that even if it were displayed in neon lights with flashing arrows, it would still have no effect.


Well, I think your mistake is a lack of cute dancing bear icons with party hats. Not ke ai enough to be worth anyone's attention.
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Re: Tigerman posting in red all the time

Postby dasaint » 10 Feb 2012, 13:08

I don't mind. I'm color blind. :lol:
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Re: Tigerman posting in red all the time

Postby archylgp » 10 Feb 2012, 13:12

GuyInTaiwan wrote:
Chris wrote:
jdsmith wrote:Bah...highlighting distracts people? Makes them look away? Kind of the opposite of what highlighting represents, isn't it?

I do wonder about this.

At work we have a questionnaire in which we ask students to describe their future career goals after graduation. Almost invariably, they spend half the available space describing their study goals before graduation.

So we bolded career and after graduation. Still no effect.

Next we colored career and after graduation red. Still no effect.

I'm starting to think that even if it were displayed in neon lights with flashing arrows, it would still have no effect.


Well, I think your mistake is a lack of cute dancing bear icons with party hats. Not ke ai enough to be worth anyone's attention.


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Re: Tigerman posting in red all the time

Postby dasaint » 10 Feb 2012, 13:14

And for those who mind, or not color blind, use the Firefox browser. There's an option in its view menu for Page Style. Choose No Style and voila! Problem solved.
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Re: Tigerman posting in red all the time

Postby jdsmith » 10 Feb 2012, 13:56

Chris wrote:
jdsmith wrote:Bah...highlighting distracts people? Makes them look away? Kind of the opposite of what highlighting represents, isn't it?

I do wonder about this.

At work we have a questionnaire in which we ask students to describe their future career goals after graduation. Almost invariably, they spend half the available space describing their study goals before graduation.

So we bolded career and after graduation. Still no effect.

Next we colored career and after graduation red. Still no effect.

I'm starting to think that even if it were displayed in neon lights with flashing arrows, it would still have no effect.

Maybe the problem is that their English sucks and no one is specifically telling them what to write. Hello? Taiwan.... :lol:
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Re: Tigerman posting in red all the time

Postby Chris » 10 Feb 2012, 15:16

jdsmith wrote:
Chris wrote:
jdsmith wrote:Bah...highlighting distracts people? Makes them look away? Kind of the opposite of what highlighting represents, isn't it?

I do wonder about this.

At work we have a questionnaire in which we ask students to describe their future career goals after graduation. Almost invariably, they spend half the available space describing their study goals before graduation.

So we bolded career and after graduation. Still no effect.

Next we colored career and after graduation red. Still no effect.

I'm starting to think that even if it were displayed in neon lights with flashing arrows, it would still have no effect.

Maybe the problem is that their English sucks and no one is specifically telling them what to write. Hello? Taiwan.... :lol:

But the instructions are written clearly in both Chinese and English, with the aforementioned highlighting in both languages.

I suspect something different is going on.
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Re: Tigerman posting in red all the time

Postby antarcticbeech » 10 Feb 2012, 15:21

Thanks for the explanation Tigerman. I'll start reading your posts now.

I originally entered this thread not to complain or ask you to desist but merely to state (on the off chance that you care :lol: ) that I don't like reading red font and I often scroll past your posts. I agree with what Super Hans said regarding the natural meaning of red. It is not a coincidence that the two red emoticons are :raspberry: and :fume: .

There is also the matter of readability. I remember reading a study on font and background colors: it found that the greater the contrast, the greater the readability; black and white has the highest contrast (although, interestingly, negative fonts like white font on a black background hinder reading, and there is also a contrast threshold which can be reached using suitably dark/light colors). Forumosa's red font is not particularly dark.
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Re: Tigerman posting in red all the time

Postby Tigerman » 10 Feb 2012, 15:24

antarcticbeech wrote:Thanks for the explanation Tigerman. I'll start reading your posts now.


Damn! Now I feel pressured!

OK. I have no particular fondness for the color red, except that I think my wife looks lovely in it. I will try to use less red in the future.
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Re: Tigerman posting in red all the time

Postby Funk500 » 10 Feb 2012, 15:29

Excellent!

We've all shook hands now.... who wants a pint?
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Re: Tigerman posting in red all the time

Postby Confuzius » 10 Feb 2012, 16:14

Funk500 wrote:Excellent!

We've all shook hands now.... who wants a pint?


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