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Recently, the colours for the House infoboxes were changed. While I understand the reasoning behind it, such as having both "house colours" represented, I personally find the new colour scheme (especially the Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff ones) jarring, and preferred the previous colour scheme. In addition, if the colours are to be changed, then the primary house colour should be the main colour where the name in the infobox goes.

Colours for comparison (might have to scroll down a little on the older colour links)

New Gryffindor house template Template:Gryffindor infobox

Old Gryffindor house template [Gryffindor infobox]

New Slytherin house template Template:Slytherin infobox

Old Slytherin house template [Slytherin infobox]

New Hufflepuff house template Template:Hufflepuff infobox

Old Hufflepuff house template [Hufflepuff infobox]

New Ravenclaw house template Template:Ravenclaw infobox

Old Ravenclaw house template [Ravenclaw infobox]

What does the community think? Revert to the colours we've been using for the past several months, or go with the new colours? - Cavalier One(Wizarding Wireless Network) 22:25, 20 January 2008 (UTC)

I like the colors we've been using...but at the same time they aren't truly the correct colors. Given only those two choices I would say go with the ones we've been using. -- DarkJedi613 (Talk) 01:00, 21 January 2008 (UTC)
The old colours are way better.Me_Potter_Fan 04:43, 21 January 2008 (UTC)

Bumping for further comments. - Cavalier One(Wizarding Wireless Network) 15:54, 22 January 2008 (UTC)

Old colors are wayyyyyyyy better....-Matoro183 (Talk) 18:28, 22 January 2008 (UTC)
I'd love to be able to give 2 cents, but my monitor is messed up and everything is tinted orange. So... but i'll take a look from a different comp if i get the chance.. Mafalda Hopkirk 02:05, 23 January 2008 (UTC)

On a side-note, the infobox templates are now locked until a consensus is reached to prevent edit-warring. This discussion will remain active until Sunday. The majority feeling of the community will decide what colours to adopt. - Cavalier One(Wizarding Wireless Network) 08:32, 23 January 2008 (UTC)

I had a chance to look on a proper monitor. IMO, the new colours contrast too starkly with one another. It's harsh on the eyes. If the colours were changed a bit to shades more pleasing to the eye, i think it would be better. Mafalda Hopkirk 08:41, 23 January 2008 (UTC)
I prefer the new ones over the old ones, primarily because as Cavalier One has said both colors should go in the infobox. I understand the contrast can be a bit...putrid but thats the price for being acurate I guess. Also the sky blue of the old ravenclaw one and the brown hufflepuff is just completely off, those should be changed even if we do go for the old scheme. - Vaysey Slytherin 14:04, 23 January 2008 (UTC)

The new Ravenclaw blue is just terrible, it might be acurate to the books or not, but it does not work for a infobox --Bluelantern 15:56, 23 January 2008 (UTC)

I think that more important than accuracy, is the need to please the encyclopedia user. Even if the colours are spot-on accurate, they're really harsh on the eyes and it might deter people. When i saw hufflepuff i said "Ugh!" out loud. I think the correct colours should be used, but in better shades. They should be soft on the eyes. Mafalda Hopkirk 18:20, 23 January 2008 (UTC)
will someone please get rid of the terrible colours.Me_Potter_Fan 05:43, 25 January 2008 (UTC)
As above, the issue will remain open until Sunday to allow everyone to express their opinion. Although, the way it's going, we'll be back to the old colours. - Cavalier One(Wizarding Wireless Network) 08:07, 25 January 2008 (UTC)
Is it sunday acording to wherever you live yet its been monday here for 18 hours. Me_Potter_Fan 07:53, 28 January 2008 (UTC)
It's Monday morning now for me. I didn't have time yesterday, many apologies. Well, the overwhelming feeling appears to be to return to the old colours, so that's what we'll do. However, on a side note - there is some feeling that the colours should be changed to better reflect the House colours. If this is of interest to you, I would suggest experimenting with colour schemes on a separate subpage and bringing them to the community for approval. Please do not arbitarily change the templates to a new scheme without community concensus or it will be reverted. - Cavalier One(Wizarding Wireless Network) 08:31, 28 January 2008 (UTC)

Good suggestion. I'am going to do just that. I'll set up a sandbox on my user page so people can see the templates there and post comments or ideas on my talk page. Incidently, I know it's too late now but a concensus normally means a proper vote, rather than the murmurings of a few people, that way the final desicion cant be disputead. - Vaysey Slytherin 11:03, 28 January 2008 (UTC)

The primary color of the house should be in the name box, because of the white font color, and the secondary color in the biography box.-Matoro183 (Talk) 23:15, 28 January 2008 (UTC)