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 Author: Classicsmiley View Messages Posted By Classicsmiley
 Posted: Jan 8, 2019 13:31
 Subject: Please change "Coral" to "Vibrant Coral"
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I'm not sure who to address this to, but could the color "Coral" please be
renamed to the official "Vibrant Coral"?

Thanks!
 Author: StormChaser View Messages Posted By StormChaser
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In Colors, Classicsmiley writes:
  I'm not sure who to address this to, but could the color "Coral" please be
renamed to the official "Vibrant Coral"?

I would be the one to address because I named the color. For many color names
on BrickLink we do not use the official LEGO color name. We use a simple description
of the color such as red, blue, green, gold, pink, purple, etc.

In this case coral is a color. Therefore, I used that color's name to describe
the color. The only point in adding the word vibrant to the color name would
be so that it matches the LEGO Group's term for the name.

As mentioned above, we don't make any special effort to do that. We would,
however, like to have an onsite comparison chart of our names vs. official LEGO
color name in the future.
 Author: Classicsmiley View Messages Posted By Classicsmiley
 Posted: Jan 8, 2019 16:04
 Subject: Re: Please change "Coral" to "Vibrant Coral"
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In Colors, StormChaser writes:
  In Colors, Classicsmiley writes:
  I'm not sure who to address this to, but could the color "Coral" please be
renamed to the official "Vibrant Coral"?

I would be the one to address because I named the color. For many color names
on BrickLink we do not use the official LEGO color name. We use a simple description
of the color such as red, blue, green, gold, pink, purple, etc.

In this case coral is a color. Therefore, I used that color's name to describe
the color. The only point in adding the word vibrant to the color name would
be so that it matches the LEGO Group's term for the name.

As mentioned above, we don't make any special effort to do that. We would,
however, like to have an onsite comparison chart of our names vs. official LEGO
color name in the future.

I know the official names are pretty weird sometimes, but I do think it helps
to have the same names whenever possible.
 Author: StormChaser View Messages Posted By StormChaser
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In Colors, Classicsmiley writes:
  I know the official names are pretty weird sometimes, but I do think it helps
to have the same names whenever possible.

The community has soundly rejected this approach, as evidenced in a forum discussion
not too long ago. You want it, most don't.
 Author: BrickCompulsion View Messages Posted By BrickCompulsion
 Posted: Jan 8, 2019 16:28
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In Colors, StormChaser writes:
  In Colors, Classicsmiley writes:
  I know the official names are pretty weird sometimes, but I do think it helps
to have the same names whenever possible.

The community has soundly rejected this approach, as evidenced in a forum discussion
not too long ago. You want it, most don't.

I have to say I’m not bothered to see the name change here on bl- sorry
I don’t think I could name many of the Lego names for colours as I just don’t
need to.
 Author: runner.caller View Messages Posted By runner.caller
 Posted: Jan 9, 2019 11:39
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In Colors, StormChaser writes:
  In Colors, Classicsmiley writes:
  I know the official names are pretty weird sometimes, but I do think it helps
to have the same names whenever possible.

The community has soundly rejected this approach, as evidenced in a forum discussion
not too long ago. You want it, most don't.

AGREE! Especially on an upload. I have all the colors linked to the codes so
I can type the color names and the code auto populates.

I'd much rather type 'coral' into a cell instead of 'vibrant
coral'.
 Author: WoutR View Messages Posted By WoutR
 Posted: Jan 9, 2019 13:55
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In Colors, StormChaser writes:
  In Colors, Classicsmiley writes:
  I know the official names are pretty weird sometimes, but I do think it helps
to have the same names whenever possible.

The community has soundly rejected this approach, as evidenced in a forum discussion
not too long ago. You want it, most don't.

I think the community rejected renaming colors (that were named before the official
color names were known). I do not think the community rejected following LEGO
on new (known) color names.

I do not object to using a shortened version on BrickLink (Coral instead of Vibrant
Coral), but we should not use something completely different.
 Author: axaday View Messages Posted By axaday
 Posted: Jan 8, 2019 16:48
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In Colors, Classicsmiley writes:
  I know the official names are pretty weird sometimes, but I do think it helps
to have the same names whenever possible.

When the color starts showing up in prints, we have to use an extra 8 spaces
in limited room to say "vibrant ". I do NOT want to describe a complicated sci-fi
torso that has "vibrant coral arms / vibrant coral hands"
 Author: yorbrick View Messages Posted By yorbrick
 Posted: Jan 9, 2019 04:27
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In Colors, axaday writes:
  In Colors, Classicsmiley writes:
  I know the official names are pretty weird sometimes, but I do think it helps
to have the same names whenever possible.

When the color starts showing up in prints, we have to use an extra 8 spaces
in limited room to say "vibrant ". I do NOT want to describe a complicated sci-fi
torso that has "vibrant coral arms / vibrant coral hands"

This. Keep colour names as simple (and short) as possible, while still meaningful.
If need be, this colour doesn't even need to have the word coral in it.
 Author: calebfishn View Messages Posted By calebfishn
 Posted: Jan 8, 2019 16:37
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In Colors, Classicsmiley writes:
  I'm not sure who to address this to, but could the color "Coral" please be
renamed to the official "Vibrant Coral"?

Thanks!

I'm not in favour of this. I don't know how the word "vibrant" modifies
"coral" in any meaningful way, (not like, "dark" or "Medium")
if there are not multiple shares of coral, (which I am pretty sure is a shade
of pink or red) then there is no value in adding a modifier just to be consistent
with Lego's conventions.
 Author: SylvainLS View Messages Posted By SylvainLS
 Posted: Jan 8, 2019 17:50
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In Colors, calebfishn writes:
  […]
I don't know how the word "vibrant" modifies
"coral" in any meaningful way, (not like, "dark" or "Medium")
if there are not multiple shares of coral, (which I am pretty sure is a shade
of pink or red) then there is no value in adding a modifier just to be consistent
with Lego's conventions.

Coral is orange, not pink or red.

And “vibrant” means “flashy” as in “Wow, these 1980’s skiing outfits are really
‘vibrant’!”
 Author: Classicsmiley View Messages Posted By Classicsmiley
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In Colors, SylvainLS writes:
  In Colors, calebfishn writes:
  […]
I don't know how the word "vibrant" modifies
"coral" in any meaningful way, (not like, "dark" or "Medium")
if there are not multiple shares of coral, (which I am pretty sure is a shade
of pink or red) then there is no value in adding a modifier just to be consistent
with Lego's conventions.

Coral is orange, not pink or red.

And “vibrant” means “flashy” as in “Wow, these 1980’s skiing outfits are really
‘vibrant’!”

Which seems accurate, given Ryan's notes:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/126975831@N07/45707004445/
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In Colors, Classicsmiley writes:
  I'm not sure who to address this to, but could the color "Coral" please be
renamed to the official "Vibrant Coral"?

If anyone knows the hex which properly matches this color, then I could use that
information. The official coral hex doesn't appear to match LEGO renders.
Also, where would you put it on the color guide? Down with the pinks has been
suggested.
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In Colors, StormChaser writes:
  In Colors, Classicsmiley writes:
  I'm not sure who to address this to, but could the color "Coral" please be
renamed to the official "Vibrant Coral"?

If anyone knows the hex which properly matches this color, then I could use that
information. The official coral hex doesn't appear to match LEGO renders.
Also, where would you put it on the color guide? Down with the pinks has been
suggested.

They probably use different values for different applications (renders, printed
media etc.)
 Author: crazylegoman View Messages Posted By crazylegoman
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In Colors, StormChaser writes:
  In Colors, Classicsmiley writes:
  I'm not sure who to address this to, but could the color "Coral" please be
renamed to the official "Vibrant Coral"?

If anyone knows the hex which properly matches this color, then I could use that
information. The official coral hex doesn't appear to match LEGO renders.
Also, where would you put it on the color guide? Down with the pinks has been
suggested.

I'm in no condition to add meaningful content to this thread, but "Down with
the pinks" sounds like some sort of all-girl heavy metal band.

David
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In Off Topic, crazylegoman writes:
  In Colors, StormChaser writes:
  In Colors, Classicsmiley writes:
  I'm not sure who to address this to, but could the color "Coral" please be
renamed to the official "Vibrant Coral"?

If anyone knows the hex which properly matches this color, then I could use that
information. The official coral hex doesn't appear to match LEGO renders.
Also, where would you put it on the color guide? Down with the pinks has been
suggested.

I'm in no condition to add meaningful content to this thread, but "Down with
the pinks" sounds like some sort of all-girl heavy metal band.

David

Would they open for Babymetal?
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In Off Topic, randyf writes:
  In Off Topic, crazylegoman writes:
  In Colors, StormChaser writes:
  In Colors, Classicsmiley writes:
  I'm not sure who to address this to, but could the color "Coral" please be
renamed to the official "Vibrant Coral"?

If anyone knows the hex which properly matches this color, then I could use that
information. The official coral hex doesn't appear to match LEGO renders.
Also, where would you put it on the color guide? Down with the pinks has been
suggested.

I'm in no condition to add meaningful content to this thread, but "Down with
the pinks" sounds like some sort of all-girl heavy metal band.

David

Would they open for Babymetal?

Probably!