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  Can we make the attribution colour a more friendly green or turquoise?

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I've always found the red attribution colour for imported questions screaming for attention, whereas I think a more gentle serene colour, like green or turquoise would be easier on the eyes.

If the colour needs changing in your view, what would you suggest?

asked Apr 11, 2014 in Feature Request by physicsnewbie [ revision history ]
edited Apr 12, 2014 by dimension10

Maybe, it fits well with the colour scheme after all. But note that nothing can be done for already-imported questions.  

I'd vote for light grey. The information needs to be there, but it should be as unintrusive as possible, since it's irrelevant information for the purposes of most readers most of the time.

@Natheniel Oh yes, light grey will be even better. 

@dimension10 Are you serious? It looks terrible, I can hardly see a thing.

@physicsnewbie Yes I'm serious. What about this? 

Or this.  

That looks acceptable to me, as long as most of the text is done in that colour

@physicsnewbie What? No! The entire site will not be made in that colour.  

whoops, I've ruined this comment

@physicsnewbie You said "all the text", I guess you mean all the attribution text, then.  

@dimension10 It's a pity you can't make it more subtle by changing the colour of just the links to turquoise:  post imported from StackExchange Physics at 2014-03-03 18:43 (UCT), posted by SE-user Scott Carnahan

@physicsnewbie What? Just the links? No! That would look terrible.  

@dimension10 It looks more subtle, elegant, and very easy on the eyes.

@physicsnewbie It will be a terrible, unprofessional, colour scheme. I prefer the idea of changing the full attribution text colour to grey.  

@dimension10 can you comment an example here with the blue links to see what it looks like?

@dimension10 and all I've done is change the colour for a link from blue to turquoise. Are you objecting to the colour turquoise?

This post imported from StackExchange  Joking at 2014-03-30 15:47 (UCT), posted by SE-user some user

Illustrated above.  

@dimension10 that looks more readable than I thought it would be, but keeping the original blue links in.

@dimension10 (3 comments up) that looks good to me - nice and unobtrusive. 

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