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Update to webchat guest colours

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JessicaMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 05-Oct-16 09:18:15

This is a heads up that we're soon to introduce a change to the colours used to highlight posts on desktop and mobile.

If you've been around long enough to have the old style customised colours this won't affect you.

For newer users - we needed to add some new web chat guest colours and retire the awful mustard yellow we used in the past on desktop webchats. As a result of that we then needed to update our other colours too.

Thanks all

Aderyn2016 Tue 11-Oct-16 12:00:41

It's horrible. Please put it back!

Theimpossiblegirl Tue 11-Oct-16 12:07:14

Is that connected to the Unit Test post? I've been reporting them as spam. Thought we had a bot.

JessicaMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 11-Oct-16 12:23:56


It's horrible. Please put it back!

Hi Aderyn2016,
Oh dear we're sorry you're not keen, we know any change can take some getting used to but is there any particular colour you felt strongly about?

JessicaMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 11-Oct-16 12:25:05


Is that connected to the Unit Test post? I've been reporting them as spam. Thought we had a bot.

No that's unrelated and nothing to worry about, it was our mistake we were running some tests and they unfortunately got posted live. Sorry about that!

AnchorDownDeepBreath Tue 11-Oct-16 12:26:40

I had the old colours but mine have changed.

That horrendous greeny yellow is awful.

Soubriquet Tue 11-Oct-16 12:27:48

It's awful

It's incredibly hard to tell one post from another!!

PointlessUsername Tue 11-Oct-16 12:28:15

I think the problem is the colours aren't bold enough. They looked washed out.

Soubriquet Tue 11-Oct-16 12:30:07

Look at how hard it is to tell them apart

Way too pale

OhFuds Tue 11-Oct-16 12:30:09

^^I agree with all of the above.

The darker colours were better.

JessicaMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 11-Oct-16 12:30:22


I had the old colours but mine have changed.

That horrendous greeny yellow is awful.

Thanks AnchorDownDeepBreath and we realise colours can be a very personal choice and we were keen to allow users who had already customised their colours to keep them.
We've flagged this to tech to look into.

MrsHathaway Tue 11-Oct-16 12:30:51

Agreed. The colours are just too pale. They're barely discernible.

OP pink is bad enough but me yellow is basically invisible (mobile site, Chrome).

MrsHathaway Tue 11-Oct-16 12:31:55

I'll just remark that on my screen they're even less obvious than in Soubriquet's screen shot.

Queenbean Tue 11-Oct-16 12:33:49

I've started another thread about this, they're horrible, please revert!

Soubriquet Tue 11-Oct-16 12:35:10

Even paler? Christ on a bike

I thought mine was bad enough

MothersGrim Tue 11-Oct-16 12:39:39

I always liked HQ posts being in blue because it was a blue logo etc and the colours are too pale.

Both colours are too pale for rapid scrolling on a mobile trying to find an OP update too.

HoneyDragon Tue 11-Oct-16 12:43:58

Why aren't mnhq in a blue box anymore?

That's just fucking about with the natural order of things is that.

HoneyDragon Tue 11-Oct-16 12:44:31

And I'm fucking MAGNOLIA <outraged>

PoppyPicklesPenguin Tue 11-Oct-16 12:47:57

They are just such insipid colours

And really difficult to see, I'm constantly squinting at the screen.

I'm not anti change as rule but these are vile

JessicaMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 11-Oct-16 12:48:07


I had the old colours but mine have changed.

That horrendous greeny yellow is awful.

We've had a couple of questions back from Tech.

Had you customised your colours previously? By which we mean gone into your customise area and chosen forest green or an alternative colour scheme? This was an old feature that we used to offer that some Mumsnetters who have been around a while still have.

Users that customised previously shouldn't be affected but newer users will see a change to a new set of colours.

Queenbean Tue 11-Oct-16 12:48:21

Magnolia is such a slap in the face. It's like the rice pudding of the colour world. Dull. Bland.

MNHQ may as well be calling us all damp, wet lettuce leaves

DesolateWaist Tue 11-Oct-16 12:48:30

I had the old colours and they have changed.
The new colours are just too pale.

strawberrypenguin Tue 11-Oct-16 12:50:16

I'm sure I had customised colours but mine have changed! Can I change them back I couldn't find he option when I looked.
Hate the new ones they are too pale and don't stand out well enough

MrsHathaway Tue 11-Oct-16 12:50:58

I have previously set custom colours and I now have the invisible insipid palette.

Coding cock up methinks <sends doughnuts to Tech by special delivery>

JessicaMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 11-Oct-16 12:58:59

Thanks MrsHathaway, strawberrypenguin and DesolateWaist - Tech are going to look at your accounts specifically to investigate. Not essential but can any of you recall what custom set you had previously?

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