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  1. R94N macrumors 68020

    R94N

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    What's the difference between the purple icons (without an arrow) and a gold icon (without an arrow)?
     
  2. celticpride678

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    At the bottom of every forum section:
     

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  3. R94N thread starter macrumors 68020

    R94N

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    So a 'hot thread' is a thread with more than a certain number of posts, then?


    Sorry, I didn't notice the icons at the bottom. I am stupid. Thanks.
     
  4. andalusia macrumors 68030

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    Correct. I think it's more than 10 posts, and it's a hot thread.
     
  5. Theclamshell macrumors 68030

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    O, i thought a hot thread was a thread with recent posts :eek:
     
  6. Mexbearpig macrumors 65816

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    Umm no? I think it depends on if you have read the thread. If you haven't read it, it is yellow. If you have, and it has new posts, then it is hot. I've seen non-hot threads with less than 10 votes.
     
  7. andalusia macrumors 68030

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    Votes? Eh?

    If you meant posts, I think you're right. I don't know, I guess we'll wait for WildCowboy to give one of his infamous descriptions of the workings of MacRumors :D
     
  8. iDisk macrumors 6502a

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    WildCowboy FTW!!!!:D
     
  9. belvdr macrumors 603

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    If you mouseover the icon at the bottom of a forum page, it tells you:

    "More than 15 replies or 150 views"
     
  10. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Yes, once a thread exceeds 15 posts or 150 views, it becomes a "hot" thread and the envelope icon turns red/orange.

    But given the amount of traffic we get, perhaps we should raise those thresholds...an awful lot of threads qualify as "hot" around here.
     
  11. R94N thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, these forums are pretty busy - in fact some of the busiest I've seen anywhere on the Internet.
     

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