Thread icons are confusing.

Discussion in 'Site Discussion' started by A Boojum Snark, Sep 5, 2008.

  1. A Boojum Snark

    aa A Boojum Snark Toraipoddodezain Mazahabado

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    Please find a new package of icons, because the current ones are horribly inconsistent.

    Going by the filenames:
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    Anyone else see the messiness? Checkmark seems to mean you posted, but only on normal threads. Then with hot threads, if you haven't posted and there's no new posts, it's just plain orange book. If either of those two criteria are met, it gains a blue arrow, which apparently means diddlysquat. If both are met, it gains an orange square... again meaning little since it appears by itself.

    So uhh, can we get some new ones, preferably with one symbol for being posted in, and another for new posts. :p
     
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  2. luxatile

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  3. FaTony

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    Uh, I'm orienting by bold font.
     
  4. drp

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    weird, but valid request.
    tf2 symbols based on color would be cool.
     
  5. A Boojum Snark

    aa A Boojum Snark Toraipoddodezain Mazahabado

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    The crosshair logo would be neat to use, I might actually be able to do it if none of the more artsy people around here do so. I'd just need a list of everything needed so I don't miss one.
     
  6. luxatile

    aa luxatile deer

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    Heck, even I could do some of those, I used to make sprites for a hobby back in the day you know. :p

    Nah, I'd rather give way for someone else, honestly. I guess what you'd need to do is:
    Threads
    Polls
    Announcements
    Stickies

    And all of the above will need variations to indicate you've posted there, whehter they're hot, if they're locked, that there are new/no new posts, not to mention all possible combinations of all of these.
    I may be missing something, though.

    EDIT: Why do only a few of my posts count towards my post count, by the way?
     
  7. Nineaxis

    aa Nineaxis Quack Doctor

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    I don't care much about the different icons, if it's gray there's no new replies, and if it's orange somewhere in there I'll take a look at the discussion...
     
  8. A Boojum Snark

    aa A Boojum Snark Toraipoddodezain Mazahabado

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    Oh look, yet another symbol, the plus sign... [​IMG] Seriously, I wonder who made this icon set. :rolleyes:
     
  9. AWESOME-O

    AWESOME-O L10: Glamorous Member

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    Just go to new posts if you want to read new posts...
     
  10. Solynth

    Solynth L5: Dapper Member

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    I don't look at the icons, I just look whether the writing is bold or not.
     
  11. A Boojum Snark

    aa A Boojum Snark Toraipoddodezain Mazahabado

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    It's not so much the new posts things I'm bothered with, it's the have-I-posted-in-it part. I can't be bothered to keep track of what threads I've posted in on all the forums I visit.

    Beyond that, though, just because you don't need/use it (you meaning everyone who's posted as such), doesn't mean it's a reason to leave it unpolished, unprofessional and basically broken :p

    edit: a wave of ideas just hit me *gets to work on icons*
     
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  12. A Boojum Snark

    aa A Boojum Snark Toraipoddodezain Mazahabado

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    Doublepost for great justice!

    Here's a sampling of what I made, until pepper finds my PM and puts them in if he approves.

    [snip]

    I was going to make a stickybomb to replace the pushpin for sticky threads, because it would have been perfect, but I couldn't make it look good at ~12 pixels, and I think it would break the tables if it was larger and the sticky was also rated. :(

    edit: haha, awesome, this is post 33,333 :D
     
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  13. Solynth

    Solynth L5: Dapper Member

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    Those are great! That's exactly what we need. The normal post with no new posts is just a grey crosshair right?
     
  14. A Boojum Snark

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    Yup.
    and to drpepper... if you know where to do it, it'd be fun to change the "Moved:" text on a thread to "Teleported:" :p

    edit: Yay, they're active now. Force refresh the content if you can't see them. :D
    Thanks for the greenname, drpepper!
     
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  15. Solynth

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    Thank you so much, I can understand these ones and there Tf2-y. 10/10
     
  16. grazr

    aa grazr Old Man Mutant Ninja Turtle

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    Much more appropriate thread icons i think, a lot more pleasent on the eye too.

    Love the new Avatar too Snark.
     
  17. laghlagh

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    Completely unrelated, but can you have small handy pixel icons like here , not the giant ones taking up important bandwith!
     
  18. luxatile

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    I think you posted the wrong link.

    Anyway, the new icons are awesome. Good job on them, now the forums look much more TF2-ish!
     
  19. joshman

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    Heh...

    Stickies should look like sticky bomb!
     
  20. FaTony

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    TF2 logo failed. CP logos won.