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Title: Do you prefer the Atlas political colors?
Post by: AGA on February 02, 2017, 05:40:59 pm
I like the way that Atlas does it. Red traditionally is the color of the left.


Title: Re: Do you prefer the Atlas political colors?
Post by: Old School Republican on February 02, 2017, 06:11:12 pm
Yah


Title: Re: Do you prefer the Atlas political colors?
Post by: DPKdebator on February 02, 2017, 06:15:04 pm
I like things that are different, so of course. The only problem is that if I make a map here and post it somewhere else, people get upset I use the "wrong colors" (it's cost me upvotes on Reddit).


Title: Re: Do you prefer the Atlas political colors?
Post by: Dr. RI on February 02, 2017, 06:15:21 pm
Definitely. Much easier on the eyes on top of the greater symbolic logic.


Title: Re: Do you prefer the Atlas political colors?
Post by: LLR on February 02, 2017, 09:11:24 pm
Spent too long here not to. Also makes more sense


Title: Re: Do you prefer the Atlas political colors?
Post by: The_Doctor on February 02, 2017, 10:43:50 pm
Not really but I understand the coding would be impossible to change. The main thing I really want is that the forums need to become mobile-responsive somehow (or have a mobile skin). Logging into the forums on my phone makes me feel like I'm using dialup.


Title: Re: Do you prefer the Atlas political colors?
Post by: (Still) muted by Kalwejt until March 31 on February 02, 2017, 10:56:08 pm
I despise the Atlas colors.


Title: Re: Do you prefer the Atlas political colors?
Post by: GoTfan on February 03, 2017, 05:22:21 am
I find it a bit confusing.


Title: Re: Do you prefer the Atlas political colors?
Post by: Lord Halifax on February 03, 2017, 09:24:12 am

Why? Better to despise the silly media color scheme.


Title: Re: Do you prefer the Atlas political colors?
Post by: Sir Mohamed on February 03, 2017, 10:37:22 am
No, blue for the Dems and red for the GOP is better in my opinion.


Title: Re: Do you prefer the Atlas political colors?
Post by: Lord Halifax on February 03, 2017, 11:02:35 am
No, blue for the Dems and red for the GOP is better in my opinion.

Why? Red is a Socialist/lefty color.


Title: Re: Do you prefer the Atlas political colors?
Post by: Kenny-chan kawaii princesu on February 03, 2017, 12:26:21 pm
It's our sacred tradition.


Title: Re: Do you prefer the Atlas political colors?
Post by: NeverAgain on February 03, 2017, 01:15:21 pm
Frankly, any other color scheme is degrading and disgusting.


Title: Re: Do you prefer the Atlas political colors?
Post by: White Trash on February 03, 2017, 03:16:21 pm
All naysayers are heretics.


Title: Re: Do you prefer the Atlas political colors?
Post by: Unconditional Surrender Truman on February 03, 2017, 07:19:39 pm
I prefer symbols that actually have meaning to random color schemes based on an alphabetical coincidence (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7IS7W9XSoq8), so clearly Atlas colors.


Title: Re: Do you prefer the Atlas political colors?
Post by: Pandaguineapig on February 03, 2017, 07:43:06 pm
Why is America virtually the only democracy where the center-right party is assigned red while the center-left party is assigned blue?


Title: Re: Do you prefer the Atlas political colors?
Post by: heatcharger on February 03, 2017, 10:19:12 pm
It's fine for the forum, but I would never use it off the forum.

This is how I feel. I prefer this color scheme on Atlas because I don't like the shade of blue assigned to Republicans on here. It's too dark and makes shaded maps harder to read.


Title: Re: Do you prefer the Atlas political colors?
Post by: Mangez des pommes ! on February 03, 2017, 11:10:55 pm
Yes (normal, sane, not a psychopath, doesn't hate everything good and right in the world, etc.)


Title: Re: Do you prefer the Atlas political colors?
Post by: Figueira on February 07, 2017, 11:17:52 pm
I prefer the Atlas colors on Atlas, and the regular colors everywhere else.


Title: Re: Do you prefer the Atlas political colors?
Post by: Figueira on February 07, 2017, 11:19:05 pm
No, blue for the Dems and red for the GOP is better in my opinion.

Why? Red is a Socialist/lefty color.

Republicans are red because they were originally left-wing

I've seriously seen people use that argument.


Title: Re: Do you prefer the Atlas political colors?
Post by: Del Tachi on February 08, 2017, 02:14:46 am
Why is America virtually the only democracy where the center-right party is assigned red while the center-left party is assigned blue?

Democrats aren't a true center-left party.  Historically, the U.S. Dems have very little in common with British Labour, PS, or other European social democracy parties that adopted the color red.


Title: Re: Do you prefer the Atlas political colors?
Post by: Pandaguineapig on February 08, 2017, 03:15:23 am
Why is America virtually the only democracy where the center-right party is assigned red while the center-left party is assigned blue?

Democrats aren't a true center-left party.  Historically, the U.S. Dems have very little in common with British Labour, PS, or other European social democracy parties that adopted the color red.
The democrats are still center-left in relation to the political spectrum in the United States, but you are right that the democrats historically are more similar ideologically to say the libdems than labour


Title: Re: Do you prefer the Atlas political colors?
Post by: Vega on February 08, 2017, 09:08:12 am
Why is America virtually the only democracy where the center-right party is assigned red while the center-left party is assigned blue?

Democrats aren't a true center-left party.  Historically, the U.S. Dems have very little in common with British Labour, PS, or other European social democracy parties that adopted the color red.
The democrats are still center-left in relation to the political spectrum in the United States, but you are right that the democrats historically are more similar ideologically to say the libdems than labour

Then they should be a gold colour, the colour of the centre.


Title: Re: Do you prefer the Atlas political colors?
Post by: Enduro on February 09, 2017, 09:09:56 pm
I hated them at first, now I'm indifferent.


Title: Re: Do you prefer the Atlas political colors?
Post by: Cath on February 09, 2017, 09:21:14 pm
Dems had Catholics. If that ain't red (pasta sauce and Cardinals' robes), I don't know what is!


Title: Re: Do you prefer the Atlas political colors?
Post by: / on February 09, 2017, 09:24:40 pm
Us > Them


Title: Re: Do you prefer the Atlas political colors?
Post by: Mr.Election on February 11, 2017, 05:37:17 pm
It was confusing at first, but know I can switch from looking at Atlas maps and looking at maps on Wikipedia without thinking twice.


Title: Re: Do you prefer the Atlas political colors?
Post by: Representative Thumb21 on February 13, 2017, 02:20:48 pm
It should be Purple for the GOP and Dark Yellow/Gold for the Dems because Purple is the colour of UKIP, which is nationalist and economically anti regulation, like the GOP is becoming around, and Blue is for the centre left, which the GOP seems to be drifting away from. Meanwhile, as it has already been mentioned, the Dems aren't left wing, more centrist and centrism is represented by Gold/Dark Yellow.


Title: Re: Do you prefer the Atlas political colors?
Post by: SunriseAroundTheWorld on February 13, 2017, 02:35:39 pm
yes, very much


Title: Re: Do you prefer the Atlas political colors?
Post by: Pro-Life Single Issue Voter on February 13, 2017, 02:39:01 pm
The only tough part is there sometimes being confusion (on Atlas) about what exactly someone means when they say "red state" or "blue state" on here!


Title: Re: Do you prefer the Atlas political colors?
Post by: Representative Thumb21 on February 13, 2017, 03:04:50 pm
It should be Purple for the GOP and Dark Yellow/Gold for the Dems because Purple is the colour of UKIP, which is nationalist and economically anti regulation, like the GOP is becoming around, and Blue is for the centre left, which the GOP seems to be drifting away from. Meanwhile, as it has already been mentioned, the Dems aren't left wing, more centrist and centrism is represented by Gold/Dark Yellow.
Well, there is at least one positive to such a change: I would leave the site permanently if I was forced to use that scheme here.

Haha, whats wrong with Purple and Gold? I think they'd look great together!


Title: Re: Do you prefer the Atlas political colors?
Post by: Representative Thumb21 on February 13, 2017, 03:05:20 pm
The only tough part is there sometimes being confusion (on Atlas) about what exactly someone means when they say "red state" or "blue state" on here!
True


Title: Re: Do you prefer the Atlas political colors?
Post by: Representative Thumb21 on February 13, 2017, 03:16:37 pm
It should be Purple for the GOP and Dark Yellow/Gold for the Dems because Purple is the colour of UKIP, which is nationalist and economically anti regulation, like the GOP is becoming around, and Blue is for the centre left, which the GOP seems to be drifting away from. Meanwhile, as it has already been mentioned, the Dems aren't left wing, more centrist and centrism is represented by Gold/Dark Yellow.
Well, there is at least one positive to such a change: I would leave the site permanently if I was forced to use that scheme here.

Haha, whats wrong with Purple and Gold? I think they'd look great together!
Yellow has a tendency to really hurt people's eyes on a computer screen, and purple is just an eh color.

If you say so :P


Title: Re: Do you prefer the Atlas political colors?
Post by: Oh Jeremy Corbyn! on February 17, 2017, 02:46:00 pm
No, it's terrible.


Title: Re: Do you prefer the Atlas political colors?
Post by: Sentor MAINEiac4434 of Lincoln on February 26, 2017, 10:40:09 pm
No, considering both parties have made their colors official - and they're not ours.

Further, when using atlas maps on other sites (for example, Reddit) it's confusing and frustrating for the uninitiated.

Democrats are blue and will be forever. Republicans are red and will be forever.


Title: Re: Do you prefer the Atlas political colors?
Post by: Mangez des pommes ! on February 27, 2017, 01:05:28 am
No, considering both parties have made their colors official - and they're not ours.

Further, when using atlas maps on other sites (for example, Reddit) it's confusing and frustrating for the uninitiated.

Democrats are blue and will be forever. Republicans are red and will be forever.

Delete your account.


Title: Re: Do you prefer the Atlas political colors?
Post by: (Still) muted by Kalwejt until March 31 on February 27, 2017, 01:13:41 am
No, considering both parties have made their colors official - and they're not ours.

Further, when using atlas maps on other sites (for example, Reddit) it's confusing and frustrating for the uninitiated.

Democrats are blue and will be forever. Republicans are red and will be forever.

Delete your account.

-Accounts can't be deleted here.


Title: Re: Do you prefer the Atlas political colors?
Post by: Sentor MAINEiac4434 of Lincoln on February 27, 2017, 04:25:30 pm
Probably a reference to the meme:

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