The Skittle Color Code Contest

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Post Post #0  (ISO)  » Fri Jul 01, 2016 2:06 pm

So here's how you play!

Come up with a color using http://htmlcolorcodes.com/

Use the following formula to make a post with it:

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[b][color=#<Color Code>]<Color Code>[/color][/b]


Do better than "Olive" aka Cow Dung aka Puke.

But remember! It can't be too similar to other colors, it must be readable in the three skins both as a user name in general and in site chat. It can be somewhat close to GD mods color.
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Post Post #1  (ISO)  » Fri Jul 01, 2016 2:08 pm

#ffaa00
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Post Post #2  (ISO)  » Fri Jul 01, 2016 2:10 pm

23606C
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Post Post #3  (ISO)  » Fri Jul 01, 2016 2:10 pm

Wait, thats too close to mishmash....
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Post Post #4  (ISO)  » Fri Jul 01, 2016 2:11 pm

Admin: AA0000
Listmod: 007525
Discussion Mod: 5544DD
Unofficial Mafiascum Contributor: 8E728E
Site Chat Moderator: 4F5500
Mish Mash Moderator: 00aacc
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Post Post #5  (ISO)  » Fri Jul 01, 2016 2:12 pm

2B0447

Didn't work....
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Post Post #6  (ISO)  » Fri Jul 01, 2016 2:12 pm

The administrator color is #AA0000.
RadiantCowbells (18:08) I bet I had the most concurrent games record ever.
Antihero (18:09) that's like having the record for eating the most cockroaches

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Post Post #7  (ISO)  » Fri Jul 01, 2016 2:14 pm

73088E

Bingo! ^
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Post Post #8  (ISO)  » Fri Jul 01, 2016 2:16 pm

B30FB7
E7FF00
F19122
9B1BDF
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Post Post #9  (ISO)  » Fri Jul 01, 2016 2:16 pm

In post 1, Plotinus wrote:#ffaa00


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Post Post #10  (ISO)  » Fri Jul 01, 2016 2:17 pm

Looks fine to me @Zor
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Post Post #11  (ISO)  » Fri Jul 01, 2016 2:18 pm

In post 9, zoraster wrote:
In post 1, Plotinus wrote:#ffaa00


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alas.
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Post Post #12  (ISO)  » Fri Jul 01, 2016 2:20 pm

255392
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Post Post #13  (ISO)  » Fri Jul 01, 2016 2:34 pm

7F2481
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Post Post #14  (ISO)  » Fri Jul 01, 2016 2:44 pm

In post 4, zoraster wrote:Admin: AA0000
Listmod: 007525
Discussion Mod: 5544DD
Unofficial Mafiascum Contributor: 8E728E
Site Chat Moderator: 4F5500
Mish Mash Moderator: 00aacc

838383
949494
6C6C6C
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Post Post #15  (ISO)  » Fri Jul 01, 2016 4:22 pm

In post 1, Plotinus wrote:#ffaa00

hold on, what if we had a darker orange?

#BF5700
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Post Post #16  (ISO)  » Fri Jul 01, 2016 4:24 pm

The mafBlack skin recalculates all colors on the fly to make them more readable. Reload a page and pay close attention, you will see the colors change.

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Post Post #17  (ISO)  » Fri Jul 01, 2016 4:28 pm

whoa, that's pretty cool.
12p mini theme SOON. pre-ins? sure.
more info is also SOON.

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Post Post #18  (ISO)  » Fri Jul 01, 2016 5:11 pm

It's "colour" (F00996)
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Post Post #19  (ISO)  » Fri Jul 01, 2016 5:17 pm

random.org has a random hexadecimal colour generator, here are a few of the good ones that came up.

#b17f6b
#d2751a
#fcc01c
#e8be9c
#b0c147
#753019
#bc4dfe
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Post Post #20  (ISO)  » Fri Jul 01, 2016 5:18 pm

In post 18, Davsto wrote:It's "colour" (F00996)

This one looks good to me
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Post Post #21  (ISO)  » Sat Jul 02, 2016 12:04 am

if that pink's too close to admin colour
BipolarChemist wrote:B30FB7
9B1BDF
In post 19, Davsto wrote:#bc4dfe
i think something along these lines wouldn't be bad

D90BF5
E736FF
A82DFB
9F41FD
9D6AFF
8E4CFF
AB1ED0

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Post Post #22  (ISO)  » Sat Jul 02, 2016 1:00 pm

#13F108
#A383CC

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Post Post #23  (ISO)  » Sun Jul 03, 2016 5:29 pm

I wonder if there is a computational solution to this.
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Post Post #24  (ISO)  » Sun Jul 03, 2016 5:40 pm

So the goal is to generate all colors that are distinguishable from all other username and background colors (as generated in all skins + site chat). I also have to match found colors to their respective HTML color code. There's also a readability specification, but it's not clear how distinct that is from distinguish-ability or if that's more subjective.

Key questions I'll explore:
Spoiler: 1) What are all the other username/background colors as generated in all skins + site chat?
admins
#AA0000
#5544DD
#8E728E
#007525
#00aacc
#4F5500

mafBlack
#272727
#313131
#eeeeee

mafSepia
#e8ddc7
#e2d3be
#7f3503

mafSilver
#d6e7f7
#e6f4ff
#105289

chatBlack/White
#575757
#ffffff

Spoiler: 2) What does it mean for two colors to be distinguishable from one another? Can distinguishability be (easily, uncontroversially) quantified?
So the naive approach to maximizing differentiation might be to maximize the Euclidean distance between RBG or similar values. However, RGB does not model the way in which we (humans) perceive color. Specifically, color perception is non-linear and not exactly orthogonal. So instead the International Commission on Illumination (CIE) has been refining over the years this thing called CIE XYZ colour space that's supposed to more aptly capture what color difference is REALLY like for us.

This wikipedia page covers all that: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Color_dif ... .281984.29
This article is simply better: http://www.compuphase.com/cmetric.htm
And this is the python package that calculates difference itself: http://python-colormath.readthedocs.io/ ... lta_e.html

But this isn't quite enough. Even if I can measure how different colors are, I still haven't decided how different is different enough to be satisfactorily distinguishable.

Spoiler: 3) What's the difference between distinguishable and readable?
Maybe moot if I'm shifting to "color difference".

Spoiler: 4) What will the code look like?
1. Take as input a set of colors.
2. Possibly converts input colors into an easier to compute format. https://pypi.python.org/pypi/webcolors/
3. ???


This feels like a cool splice between a psychological (psychophysics!) and a computational problem.

Spoiler: Updates
I'll document all my work here in this post. First update 7/3 at 1921EST. It's all turning out to be as vaguely frustrating as most coding problems. Not fun. Nope. Except...

From here it seems possible that the current configuration of colors for administrators is suboptimal as far as breathing room for future skittle colors is concerned. But I guess I can't know that until I code something that works.

First thing to do is get all the colors I have to find distinguishability from I guess.
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