I ask, because I am color-blind, and the recent move towards the red color by the mods, when moderating, makes things difficult to see, for me. In fact, it’s damn near impossible. Can we just go back to:
That will get you a warning, because something-something-something.
It’s easy to read if you are reading every post carefully. It’s easy not to notice if you are browsing a longer thread. It’s far easier to notice that there is a mod not on this page if it’s a different color.
Spoons, can you actually read the text in red, or does it blend into the background? If you can read it fine, and it’s just that it doesn’t stand out as different than normal text, then ISTM the obvious solution would be to keep it in red text (since many others find that so useful) while still adding the “MODERATING” tags or equivalent. Would that work for you?
I don’t know if this would be helpful to the OP since I’m not colorblind, but, when I’m reading a website that for one reason or another has text that’s abnormally hard to read, I highlight it. If you highlight it, you have highlighted background with the text (almost always) a new color.
Testing this out, on my computer, with my settings, on this page, with the SD theme, red text on a white background, changes to white text on a blue background.
Not the most elegant solution, and it would certainly be easier to have text that’s easier to read in the first place, but possibly a quick workaround.
Notably, all the major variations of colorblindness except Tritanopia have somewhat hard to read text. Monochromacy is rare, but it’s so faded and gray it’s almost unreadable. In Protanopia it’s this really faded marigold color that is hard to focus on. Deutanopia is a little better but has this odd orange-on-orange look that makes it not stand out very well.
I’m gonna make a rainbow wheel real quick just to do a test:
Text Text Text Text Text Text Text Text Text Text Text Text
Either way, when designing for accessibility, it’s usually best to also give non-color signifies that stand out.
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Or perhaps underlining all mod text
In addition to the coloration would help colorblind and vision impaired users the most.
E: It looks like COLOR=“Blue” is best for most forms, except monochromacy where COLOR=“DarkRed” is best.