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Originally posted by djohnsto77
Ok, here's what I have:
The red component of the color (the first byte in the hex color code) is determined by applauses. The value is the number of applauses you have + 50, with an apparent minimum value of 52 (values in decimal).
The blue component (the last byte in the hex color code) is easy, 0 for non-staff 128 for staff (decimal).
Now the green component (middle byte) has been giving me trouble. It's definitely related to number of posts (like the length) and seems to range from 50 - 250, increasing with number of posts up to 10,000 (again like the length). The exact way the figure is calculated though escapes me, it looks like it's either a sliding scale or just predefined ranges without an equation behind it, I'm not sure.
As far as people who don't have bars, I think it's just that the system hasn't calculated them yet for some reasons, although there's a possibility that too many applauses or posts could "break" it, but I'm not sure about that.
OK....there you go.
Originally posted by The Vagabond
It looks like it's almost certainly an applause to post ratio.
At 182 Applause over the course of 4879 posts I average an an applause every 27 posts. I have something vaguely reddish. (incidentally, I'm such an egotist that I have saved every applause notification I recieved in the last 2 years... sometimes I like to go back and relive flamewars past)
Loam has 119 applause for 4008- 1 applause every 34 posts. He's got sorta a bronzish one.