Badges Lose Color?


It’s a small thing, and we considered not posting about it for weeks, when we just couldn’t hold back any longer. Why has Proxibid drained the color and lost expansion of its badges?

Badges symbolize honor, and color is important in that respect. For instance, a blue ribbon in the United States means first place. A blue Proxibid ribbon means the house has a high degree of ethics and has formed a strategic partnership with company. Second place color is red, and third place yellow in the United States.

If Proxibid competitor iCollector, a Canadian firm, gave ribbons, the top color would be red for first place, blue for second place and white for third.

Colors are important. They symbolize different things in different countries. But dull grey is just that–boring! And the icons are smaller now and, to be honest, easy to overlook if you do not know what they are because you’re a newcomer to Proxibid.

Here’s how Proxibid ribbons used to look when a bidder ran the cursor over the icon:


Here’s how it looks now:


No color, no expansion of the icon.

It’s a small thing. As far as tech glitches go, we’re happy that Proxibid has kept its promise about the ability to see the lots that you won in the “My Proxibid” window, as we reported yesterday in this post.

If you noticed the loss of color and icon expansion, shoot us a comment. We just may be too picky on this one. Just saying, “If you’re going to give a badge, why let it lose its online luster?”

Proxiblog is an independent entity with no connection to the auction portal Proxibid. Our intent is to uphold basic numismatic standards as established by the American Numismatic Association and the National Auctioneer Association and to ensure a pleasurable bidding experience not only on Proxibid but also on similar portals such as iCollector and AuctionZip.


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