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Author:  cheapracer [ January 2, 2013, 9:52 am ]
Post subject:  Why is the board pink?

Why is the board pink?

I want to puke.

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Author:  geek49203 [ January 2, 2013, 9:57 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Why is the board gay pink?

Because it reminds you of all of the Hello Kitty stuff you're seeing in China? I mean, you *could* have a Hello Kitty car, and would be sooo popular there...

Author:  cheapracer [ January 2, 2013, 10:34 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Why is the board gay pink?

geek49203 wrote:
Because it reminds you of all of the Hello Kitty stuff you're seeing in China? I mean, you *could* have a Hello Kitty car, and would be sooo popular there...


Lol - there actually is a number of Hello Kitty cars here.

http://www.autoevolution.com/news/hello ... 42099.html

Author:  a.moore [ January 2, 2013, 10:42 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Why is the board gay pink?

Everything looks normal from this side of the pond.

Can you take a screen shot?

Author:  cheapracer [ January 2, 2013, 11:26 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Why is the board gay pink?

Why yes I can ...

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Author:  rx7locost [ January 2, 2013, 11:28 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Why is the board gay pink?

Looks just fine ever here CR. Is your monitor on the fritz?

Author:  cheapracer [ January 2, 2013, 11:36 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Why is the board gay pink?

Nah, colours as clear as, recent monitor in fact.

My personal board preferences say "subsilver2" and I can't change it, seems to be the only choice in the dropdown.

I think this is a personal vendetta!

Author:  john hennessy [ January 2, 2013, 11:43 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Why is the board gay pink?

thats what happens when you look at the world through rose colored glasses, or a glass of rose.

Author:  carguy123 [ January 2, 2013, 11:45 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Why is the board gay pink?

I'm thinking you need to change your meds as even your screen shot shows to be blue to me.

Author:  Driven5 [ January 2, 2013, 12:01 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Why is the board gay pink?

carguy123 wrote:
I'm thinking you need to change your meds as even your screen shot shows to be blue to me.
+1...Although since I've never seen the color 'gay pink' before, I suppose maybe the blue/gray look on my screen has actually been 'gay pink' all along.

Author:  john hennessy [ January 2, 2013, 4:19 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Why is the board gay pink?

o.k. i've stared at cheapracers postings for about ten minutes, the red logo is definatly causing an amount of metmerism to occure and the background is going pink

Author:  KB58 [ January 2, 2013, 5:13 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Why is the board gay pink?

Subsilver2 is a standard website color scheme... the problem is at your end since even your screenshot is fine.

Author:  JackMcCornack [ January 2, 2013, 5:48 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Why is the board gay pink?

cheapracer wrote:
Why is the board gay pink?

I want to puke.
As has been for at least half a decade, the background for individual posts alternates between blueish gray and pinkish grey--I sampled them when I signed up so I could have my avatar background alternate between standing out and disappearing (I'll demonstrate that in my next post). The bluer of the two (using Photoshop's color sample eyedropper) is R,G,B=220,225,229, which is a small but noticeable drift into the blue. The pinker of the two is R,G,B=236,236,236 which is a completely neutral grey. So the answer is, it's not pink, it's a colorless, neutral grey, misinterpreted by unconscious comparison to a slightly non-neutral blue-tinted grey, which I hereby dub "homophobia blue". I sampled the example you posted from your screen shot, and it's R,G,B=236,236,236 too.

Take a sample of what you're seeing as "gay pink" and fill a full page photoshop document with that color. If it still looks like gay pink to you, adjust your monitor to a more heterosexual color, as dictated by your tastes. But it's not a LocostUSA problem, there's no pink on the page, regardless of gender orientation; it's a result of interpreting blue as normal, and thus whatever isn't sufficiently blue gets interpreted as pink.

Author:  JackMcCornack [ January 2, 2013, 5:49 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Why is the board gay pink?

See? The avatar background disappears in alternate posts--there in the post above, gone in this one.

I've attached an only slightly bluish blue grey sample below--for my eyes (which are well off warranty and long past their sell-by date) this looks like a slightly pinkish grey against the backdrop these words are printed on...

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Author:  JackMcCornack [ January 2, 2013, 6:10 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Why is the board gay pink?

...but against the neutral grey that these words are printed on, it's tinted blue.

It's like back in high school, where we had to slightly exaggerate our blueness so the other guys didn't think we were pink.

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