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I had always wondered why expressing RGBA in hex never caught on. In this case it could have helped expand the vocabulary a lot.
posted by ardgedee at 1:59 PM on June 13


You know, one would think that #FAECES would be more brown than red.
posted by NoxAeternum at 2:01 PM on June 13 [2 favorites]


Foetid is such an appropriate color.
posted by Night_owl at 2:09 PM on June 13 [1 favorite]


metafilter blue: sasses, stiffs or scoffs?
posted by vrakatar at 2:18 PM on June 13 [1 favorite]


But why are many of them using T? I see a couple of 7s but also see Ts.
posted by megatherium at 2:25 PM on June 13


I like the appropriateness of #5EA and #1CE myself.
posted by NMcCoy at 2:30 PM on June 13 [1 favorite]


But why are many of them using T? I see a couple of 7s but also see Ts.

"the default output ... contains 0157 disguised as OIST (limited/intuitive 1337)."
posted by a car full of lions at 2:32 PM on June 13


The 1337 version is clearly cheating, but the strict version seems like it is missing words that should be there. Like, where is ADD?
posted by jacquilynne at 2:42 PM on June 13 [1 favorite]


Every cafe babe everywhere suddenly wondering who took a byte out of their dead beef.
posted by invitapriore at 2:48 PM on June 13 [5 favorites]


44E7AF turns out to be more teal than MetaFilter blue.
posted by Kabanos at 3:00 PM on June 13


318008 lol
posted by Guy Smiley at 4:04 PM on June 13 [4 favorites]


> I had always wondered why expressing RGBA in hex never caught on.
It's here! The problem right now is browser support. No support in IE / Edge (surprise!) but most other desktop browsers have it, albeit sometimes under a flag.
> In this case it could have helped expand the vocabulary a lot.
That's true, although CSS preprocessors and now Custom Properties have made the concept somewhat redundant (but still fun): you can create your own site custom vocabulary of named colors.
posted by Bora Horza Gobuchul at 4:06 PM on June 13


Sadly #CAB isn't yellow. But #CA7 is the color of (parts of) my cat.
posted by madcaptenor at 4:23 PM on June 13


I excitedly reported this on my various Slacks in #random, where a built-in adds a little sample of the color to #[hex] in text. Sadly, 3-character and extended don't work. Even worse, when I added a #beefed channel to see what would happen, #beefed no longer inserted the color. I made a halfway-serious /feedback, and someone on their tech support wrote me back extremely earnestly.

Anyway, good job all around, Slack.
posted by supercres at 4:28 PM on June 13


The 1337 version is clearly cheating, but the strict version seems like it is missing words that should be there. Like, where is ADD?

Sorry, what? Was distracted...
posted by Samizdata at 7:20 PM on June 13 [2 favorites]


I don't get why 2 doesn't stand for Z. A 2 looks way more like a Z than a 7 looks like a T. Plus I think FEZZES is my new favorite color.
posted by tepidmonkey at 1:43 AM on June 14


Changing the filter to 'strict' creates a lovely spring-y palette. Nice.
posted by Gordafarin at 3:09 AM on June 14


They're all six-letter words, but only five letters of each are displaying for me -- with or without the hashtag. Odd.

Like, where is ADD?

You mean #AADDDD?
posted by Sys Rq at 8:40 AM on June 14


(#AADDDD is a lovely aqua colour, incidentally.)
posted by Sys Rq at 8:41 AM on June 14


But #AADDDD doesn't show up. (It would show up as #ADD, anyway, because ADD is a word and AADDDD isn't.)
posted by madcaptenor at 8:58 AM on June 14


You mean #AADDDD?

Yes. You can see that the Strict version of the code includes some other 3 letter hex codes, since those are automatically interpreted as doubling each letter as you've noted. #ACE, #CAB and #BED are on the list, along with a few others. But not #ADD or #DAD. I wouldn't necessarily expect slang of the moment like #BAE, but what kind of dictionary doesn't know #DAD is a word?
posted by jacquilynne at 12:03 PM on June 14 [2 favorites]


You know, one would think that #FAECES would be more brown than red.

Depends on if you've been eating too many Crunchberries.
posted by FatherDagon at 4:43 PM on June 14


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