New shade of green for AskMe? January 17, 2007 12:18 PM   Subscribe

Am I going crazy, or has Ask MeFi turned a darker shade of green recently?
posted by Spike to MetaFilter-Related at 12:18 PM (64 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

It appears to be a more subdued forest green, as opposed to the brighter kelly I remember. Granted, it has been a couple weeks since I've been able to check it, but I don't think I'd forget that quickly. I'm also on a different computer than I usually use, but everything else looks the way I remember it. I trudged through the few weeks of MeTa that I missed while I was unable to check in, and didn't see anything. Primarily, I want to make sure something happened to the page, and not my eyes/screen.
posted by Spike at 12:19 PM on January 17, 2007


The following is entirely subjective:

Looks the same to me !
posted by R. Mutt at 12:25 PM on January 17, 2007


Looks the same to me, too.
posted by amro at 12:30 PM on January 17, 2007


Today:
background-color:#426746;

January 22nd, 2004:
background-color:#426746;

It's just you.
posted by cortex at 12:32 PM on January 17, 2007


Do you ever worry about what your furniture is up to when you are away from home?
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 12:33 PM on January 17, 2007 [9 favorites]


At first I thought you were speaking metaphorically, hinting at the dark subconscious of the hive mind, which you had noticed was asking and answering questions with an evil-er taint than a couple weeks ago.
posted by bobobox at 12:34 PM on January 17, 2007


I'm also on a different computer than I usually use, but everything else looks the way I remember it.

Different screen calibration or ambient lighting is almost certainly the culprit. Barring that, it's elaborate conspiracy theories or a sudden change in your personal optics.

A big green wash may seem more noticably different than, say, the relative tones of a higher-contrast page when changing display hardware—the relative values of a white+color theme will still seem about right, even if the actual light being produced is altogether shifted.
posted by cortex at 12:36 PM on January 17, 2007


cortex: "background-color:#426746;"

You forget that the number 4 has decreased in value by about 20% over the past two years. This would make AskMe a bit darker and at the same time a bit more vividly green.
posted by Plutor at 12:39 PM on January 17, 2007


has Ask MeFi turned a darker shade of green recently?

AskMe looks the same, but Jobs has turned a whiter shade of pale.
posted by amyms at 12:40 PM on January 17, 2007


has Ask MeFi turned a darker shade of green recently?

As in, has it been taken over by evil environmentalists?
posted by brundlefly at 12:43 PM on January 17, 2007


a darker shade of green

You're racist against Martians [NOT RACIST]
posted by sleevener at 12:50 PM on January 17, 2007


Everybody says you're going crazy.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 12:58 PM on January 17, 2007


Crazy.

Banning is the only real solution here.
posted by koeselitz at 12:58 PM on January 17, 2007


You really SHOULD worry about your furniture while you are away.
posted by weretable and the undead chairs at 1:00 PM on January 17, 2007 [8 favorites]


Spike go crazy.
posted by Mister_A at 1:03 PM on January 17, 2007


Yes. It's envious of all the traffic on the blue.
posted by jonmc at 1:04 PM on January 17, 2007


Yes.
posted by kosem at 1:07 PM on January 17, 2007


Try zooming the text size up a notch, with more white text filling the screen, your brain will fool you into thinking the green background is just that bit lighter.
posted by Lanark at 1:10 PM on January 17, 2007


bobobox: At first I thought you were speaking metaphorically, hinting at the dark subconscious of the hive mind, which you had noticed was asking and answering questions with an evil-er taint than a couple weeks ago.

This was intentional.

And thanks for the numbers, cortex. I guess it is indeed just the difference between my lovingly-calibrated LCD panel and my girlfriend's laptop. Having a west-facing window at a different angle respective to the display probably doesn't help, either.
posted by Spike at 1:11 PM on January 17, 2007


At first I thought you were speaking metaphorically, hinting at the dark subconscious of the hive mind, which you had noticed was asking and answering questions with an evil-er taint than a couple weeks ago.

This is what I thought too -- I mean, that "worst way for old people to die" thread is a massive bummer.
posted by Bookhouse at 1:12 PM on January 17, 2007


Mildew?
posted by Cranberry at 1:16 PM on January 17, 2007


Well I was trying to be nice, but now I am tempted to call you a retard for not mentioning that the site looked different when you looked at it using different hardware. Sorely, sorely tempted.

RETARD!!!!! There I said it.
[/temptation]
posted by Mister_A at 1:17 PM on January 17, 2007


And now, I am forced to call myself a retard, as is the custom among my people, for skimming your post and assuming that you were a retard.

*calls self retard*
posted by Mister_A at 1:18 PM on January 17, 2007


an evil-er taint

Heh.

/me snickers
posted by dios at 1:20 PM on January 17, 2007


protocol harem.
posted by quonsar at 1:24 PM on January 17, 2007 [3 favorites]


I always used to think that when I wasn't looking all the toys in my room would come alive and plays games but as soon as I'd turn back around they'd become still. It ended up giving me nightmares because I had two dolls the same height as me and I was frightened they would kill me in my sleep.
posted by liquorice at 1:25 PM on January 17, 2007


I remember, I remember when, I remember when I lost my mind,
There was something so pleasant about that page
It was colored a green about the same as sage.

For a couple of weeks, without care,
Yeah, I was out of touch.
But it wasn't because I didn't care enough:
And the green was way too much

Does that make me crazy?
Does that make me crazy?
Does that make me crazy?
Probably
posted by Terminal Verbosity at 1:26 PM on January 17, 2007 [1 favorite]


Terminal Verbosity, that brought a tear to my eye. Not because it was beautiful, but because it was painful.

I kid, it made me chuckle.
posted by Spike at 1:33 PM on January 17, 2007 [1 favorite]


Trychoderma outbreak
posted by prostyle at 1:38 PM on January 17, 2007


I have noticed that cat and moustache questions get lots of answers.
posted by lee at 1:50 PM on January 17, 2007


Hope me, Hive Mind! Lately I have been noticing an evil-er taint! Is it jock itch? Could it be a heat rash of some kind? Of course there is [more inside]
posted by Greg Nog at 1:50 PM on January 17, 2007


It still looks the same shade of white to me.
posted by caddis at 1:52 PM on January 17, 2007


This reminds me of a story an older engineer once shared...

It seems that way back in the 1950's, men used to wear hats every day to the engineering office. Apparently, some men took great pride in their hats, and were prone to bragging about the cost and fine quality of said hats. It was generally believed that dressing well was a good way to stand out amoung the hundereds of engineers and draftsman in the firm. But one individual went too far. Not only did he buy a nicer hat than the head engineer, he continuously bragged about the cost of his unique hat to anyone who listen.

Something had to be done. A collection was taken up. Three different sizes of the fancy hat were puchased, and the size tags altered. Each day one of the hats would be secretly rotated in place of the original fancy hat. Silence would descend on the drafting floor as the man dressed to go home each night .... putting on his hat, adjusting it, taking it off, looking at ... adjusting it, putting it back on..... fussing with it... wondering if .... adjusting his hat....

But as far as I know, the hat wasn't green.
posted by R. Mutt at 2:02 PM on January 17, 2007 [1 favorite]


OMG UR LOSING UR SIGHT.

(IANAD)
posted by Sprout the Vulgarian at 2:03 PM on January 17, 2007


My hat is nicer than all of yours.
posted by languagehat at 2:18 PM on January 17, 2007


My hat is made of ass.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 2:20 PM on January 17, 2007


You should have guest-starred on A Hat Meet, man.
posted by cortex at 2:21 PM on January 17, 2007


AskMe is green? Since when?
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 2:25 PM on January 17, 2007


It still looks the same shade of white to me.

It's sort of a whiter shade of pale here.
posted by fixedgear at 2:30 PM on January 17, 2007


"This is what I thought too -- I mean, that "worst way for old people to die" thread is a massive bummer.
posted by Bookhouse at 4:12 PM EST on January 17
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Mildew?
posted by Cranberry at 4:16 PM EST on January 17
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Yes, I suppose mildew is one of the worst ways for old people to die.
posted by klangklangston at 2:38 PM on January 17, 2007


It looks white to me, same as always. Yay simple!
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 2:45 PM on January 17, 2007


Does no one care about my story?! Am I destined to die a lonely death in the hallowed grey halls of MetaTalk, biding my time by posting irrelevant memories from my now dusty childhood? They stalked me from dream to dream, don't you see? It was a mutiny in three acts and I, alas, had been cast as the tormented (and mysteriously good-looking) dictator of this Unnameable Domain. I am but a playwrite scripting for attention (and food, if you have some).

All the while Evidence by Faith No More hums in the background reminding me of my ever-fading music cred. This, I see now, is my fate. I am Oedpius except I don't have the hots for my mother, I'm not blind and I'm a girl.

What uses four legs in the morning, two in the day, and three at night?

The answer is me, my good people, the answer is me.
posted by liquorice at 2:50 PM on January 17, 2007


My hat is made of ass.

yes, but who's ass, flo, who's ass?
posted by jonmc at 2:55 PM on January 17, 2007


Sorry, Jon. I kicked ass, but I forgot to take names.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 3:00 PM on January 17, 2007


N ever
T he
S ame
C olor
posted by drjimmy11 at 3:07 PM on January 17, 2007


Am I destined to die a lonely death in the hallowed grey halls of MetaTalk, biding my time by posting irrelevant memories from my now dusty childhood?


Yes. If you had taken the time to read your service agreement, you would have known that.
posted by R. Mutt at 3:11 PM on January 17, 2007


yes, but who's ass, flo, who's ass?

I am pretty sure it is Sancho's.

Believe me when I say that Flo had something for his punk ass.

Poor donkey.
posted by weretable and the undead chairs at 3:15 PM on January 17, 2007


As AskMe accelerates towards the speed of light, OF COURSE the colors will shift, and when it finally comes to rest, orbiting a brown dwarf star three galaxies over, you may perceive colors differently, but rest assured this is merly due to a change in the available light spectrum. (and some fundamental changes to the laws of physics in the last Colfusion service pack).
posted by blue_beetle at 3:35 PM on January 17, 2007


im in ur askme changing ur colorz
posted by grouse at 3:39 PM on January 17, 2007


OMG UR LOSING UR SIGHT.

What is the smallest line that you can read?

A F R E Z P

Ð Ø Ú æ ß Ç

¶ þ µ ¿ « Å

¥ § ¤ ¢ Ã £


posted by Kirth Gerson at 3:45 PM on January 17, 2007


No one has mentioned SECAM yet.

Anyway, off to bed and ROYGBIV for me.
posted by ClanvidHorse at 4:00 PM on January 17, 2007


heh heh heh. 420.
posted by localhuman at 4:03 PM on January 17, 2007


The exact opposite happened to me when I enabled the MeFi killfilter GreaseMonkey script and told it to skip the fandango_matt.
posted by George_Spiggott at 4:08 PM on January 17, 2007


When I had my own personal am-I-a-crazy-person? question a month or so ago, I instant messaged Matt directly. That way only he thought I was a crazy person, instead of the whole community.
posted by Kwine at 4:08 PM on January 17, 2007


That was pretty goddam selfish of you, Kwine.
posted by cortex at 4:24 PM on January 17, 2007 [1 favorite]


Well, he told me he'd leak the news to the cabal. Guess that shows what side of the line you're on.
posted by Kwine at 4:54 PM on January 17, 2007


As AskMe accelerates towards the speed of light, OF COURSE the colors will shift, and when it finally comes to rest, orbiting a brown dwarf star three galaxies over, you may perceive colors differently

I'm looking forward to it! But what I really want to know is, will the election be over by then?
posted by languagehat at 5:15 PM on January 17, 2007


I'm looking forward to it! But what I really want to know is, will the election be over by then?

In Earth time we'll have been gone for at least 200 millennia, so I'm hoping yes.
posted by chrismear at 5:44 PM on January 17, 2007


there's not going to be any election. haven't you been reading those signing statements?
posted by quonsar at 5:49 PM on January 17, 2007


MetaTalk, as ever, is a hazy shade of winter.
posted by knave at 7:44 PM on January 17, 2007


What pole?
posted by Terminal Verbosity at 6:51 AM on January 18, 2007


Green turning darker is a symptom of too much masterbation. Please refrain from excessive onanistic activity.
posted by Skygazer at 10:43 AM on January 18, 2007


Does it have to be one or the other?
posted by pompomtom at 8:44 PM on January 18, 2007


Metafilter: A Darker Shade of Green
posted by jimfl at 6:57 AM on January 22, 2007


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