Currently the diamond that notifies you of changes to the moderator inbox changes its color from grey to blue.

Grey Diamond:

Blue Diamond:

I think the blue blends far too well into the design of the top bar, the contrast is too low. Until I was told in chat that it changes color, I didn't even notice the change.

I would really like it if the color changes to a more visible color (eg red).

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    Yes. Agree with this. Plus red is the fastest colour too, so that's the best one.
    – JonW
    Dec 6, 2013 at 15:22
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    Red is also already used for the normal comment notifications, so it would fit quite well. Dec 6, 2013 at 15:22
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    Does <blink> still work? That'd be great for this situation. Especially for SO/MSO mods. It'll turn the top bar into a little disco.
    – JonW
    Dec 6, 2013 at 16:14
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    I'd prefer to make it more visible by adding the number of unread notifications but retain the color (or only tweak it a little) so that it's distinct from the other notifications on the top bar. Dec 6, 2013 at 16:20
  • @JonW I'm afraid you'll have to implement your own <blink> tag. May I suggest doing so with a Java applet to maximize the violence people will visit upon you? :)
    – voretaq7
    Dec 6, 2013 at 16:21
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    @JonW - Your first comment seriously blows my mind. I mean, I've studied the science behind colors in Physics, so I get it, but from a design perspective, I've never thought about picking a color based solely on its wavelength to determine where the user looks first. I'm going to need to go contemplate this for awhile...
    – jmort253
    Dec 8, 2013 at 21:11
  • Yes please. It takes me way too long to notice the change.
    – WendiKidd
    Dec 14, 2013 at 18:08
  • I missed some notifications because I didn't noticed the color +1
    – juan
    Jan 16, 2014 at 19:50
  • I'm in a similar boat as jmsfg -- I'm so used to a blue diamond everywhere else, that I didn't realize the "default" color was gray. Jan 17, 2014 at 15:11


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