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Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by kretzy, Nov 29, 2005.

  1. kretzy macrumors 604

    kretzy

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    #1
    I was just wondering what the envelopes next to threads mean....I get that envelopes with locks are closed, red ones are popular etc, but what do all the other symbols mean?
     
  2. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    The legend is displayed at the bottom of each forum.
     
  3. Lacero macrumors 604

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    [​IMG] - Unread
    [​IMG] - Read
    [​IMG] - Unread (Hot thread)
    [​IMG] - Read (Hot thread)
    [​IMG] - You've replied in this thread
    [​IMG] - You've replied in this hot thread
    [​IMG] - Locked
    [​IMG] - Locked and hot. My favorite during S&Ms
    [​IMG] - You've replied to this hot thread, then it got locked.
    [​IMG] - Patented e trademark.™
     
  4. kretzy thread starter macrumors 604

    kretzy

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    Thanks for that! ;)...you learn something new everyday.

    Maybe I should get my eyes tested. :D I suppose I've just never scrolled down that far and seen them.
     
  5. Doctor Q Administrator

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    I'm not particularly fond of the "you replied" metaphor. To me, an arrow does not indicate "you", in other words "me" when I'm looking at it.

    What might a better choice be? Enclosing the graphic in a circle or square if "you replied"? More colors? Just wondering what people think.
     
  6. TheMonarch macrumors 65816

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  7. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    The arrow works for me. I mean, a similar graphic is used in Mail when the message has been replied to. :)

    Of course, a dancing banana would be madder.
     

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