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Feedback wanted: Style requests

IndigoEmmy

...but that's ok! Because this is a seaplane!
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I currently use either Mew style or Butterfree style, but two things.

1. I miss Joltik Style
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2. Can we have a Galar Gym Stadium Style.
Or better yet, a custom style picker where we can put in our own colors, fonts for the logo and pokemon to be featured up in the top. That would be pretty cool, but probably very hard to make.
 

IndigoEmmy

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Possible concept for Galar Stadium style? Obviously it would look different when it's actually made but maybe something like this.
 

JackPK

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I really like Roar of Time style for being a sort of "dark mode", but I'm finding several occasions lately where folks using light mode will hard-code their text as black-colored instead of letting it default to the style's default (example 1, example 2). Is it possible to get a style that's dark, but not a totally black background, so black text will still show up on it? Or alternatively, is it possible to make Roar of Time style forcibly override hard-coded black text to be something not black?
 

Butterfree

Still loves Joltik, though!
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I really like Roar of Time style for being a sort of "dark mode", but I'm finding several occasions lately where folks using light mode will hard-code their text as black-colored instead of letting it default to the style's default (example 1, example 2). Is it possible to get a style that's dark, but not a totally black background, so black text will still show up on it? Or alternatively, is it possible to make Roar of Time style forcibly override hard-coded black text to be something not black?
Hmm, I'm not sure that's easy to do, not without just disabling font color BBCodes altogether - the BBCode just gets rendered as a span with an explicit inline font color style, which can't be overridden by the style's CSS. It does suck if people inadvertently color some text black, though. It's hard to say exactly what could reasonably be done about it.
 

Butterfree

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All styles will now override any post text of the same color as the background color with the style's regular text color.

Unfortunately, JackPK's second example is text that's dark but not quite black. I don't think there's a sensible way to catch that.
 

Sandstone-Shadow

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Is there really much use for actually changing the color of text in posts? If it’s easy to just disable it, that sounds like it’s the quickest way to solve the problem.

Maybe y’all use color coding in mafia or something?
 

Butterfree

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Maybe we should send an envoy to the CSS working group to lobby them for regex selectors :P
Wouldn't really help here; a regex can't match "numbers sufficiently close to these other numbers", let alone sensibly taking into account how the numbers scale differently when high vs low.

Color-coding is used in mafia, yeah.
 

Eifie

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I guess it's probably too much work to limit colours to a palette that gets set for each style?
 

Herbe

mr. business
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honestly I didn't know that when switching the text back, you have to click the little eraser instead of picking black. so like, in the meantime while maybe some sort of technical solution is made, ppl can just spread the info to whoever it's relevant to (like gms)
 
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