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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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    Screenshot for the non-moderator ? – ʞunɥdɐpɐɥd Dec 6 '13 at 15:21
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    Yes. Agree with this. Plus red is the fastest colour too, so that's the best one. – JonW Dec 6 '13 at 15:22
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    Red is also already used for the normal comment notifications, so it would fit quite well. – Time Traveling Bobby Dec 6 '13 at 15:22
  • @ʞunɥdɐpɐɥd I thought about that, but currently there is nothing going on at pets. Maybe someone else can supply a screenshot – Baarn Dec 6 '13 at 15:24
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    @Baarn I'll just wander over and insult everyone's mothers'....pets – Richard Tingle Dec 6 '13 at 15:30
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    @ʞunɥdɐpɐɥd done. – Manishearth Dec 6 '13 at 15:33
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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 '13 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. – Gilles 'SO- stop being evil' Dec 6 '13 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 '13 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 '13 at 21:11
  • Yes please. It takes me way too long to notice the change. – WendiKidd Dec 14 '13 at 18:08
  • I missed some notifications because I didn't noticed the color +1 – juan Jan 16 '14 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. – Raven Dreamer Jan 17 '14 at 15:11

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