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1.2 - Bookmark Conversation instead of Star?

Discussion in 'General XenForo Discussion and Feedback' started by CyclingTribe, Jul 18, 2013.

  1. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member


    Star Conversation could easily be misread as Start Conversation and be somewhat confusing in that context.

    How about changing the word to represent the behaviour and use Bookmark instead of Star?

    Last edited: Jul 18, 2013
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  2. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

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  3. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    I know Jake DID misread it, but ultimately it shouldn't be misread as START because that row of controls is specifically for that conversation. So to keep it consistent with other parts of XenForo, you would never expect to see a Start Conversation link there. Actions such as that are always at the right hand side of the breadcrumb as a Call to Action button.

    It should remain as Star Conversation because that's what it does :p
  4. whynot

    whynot Well-Known Member

    What does it mean? Important? Why not call it Important Conversation?
  5. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member


    It's quite a recognised concept. Especially if you use Google Mail.

    If you were using Microsoft Outlook client, they'd be red flags.
  6. HWS

    HWS Well-Known Member

    "Star Conversation" is not known by anyone who does not use Gmail.
    "Highlight Conversation" would be a more obvious choice.
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  7. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I don't use the Gmail interface and I knew what it meant.
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  8. whynot

    whynot Well-Known Member

    There is nothing wrong with the stars be it yellow or red.
    I do not use Google Mail, I don't like it.
    I do have but do not use Outlook, I do not like it.

    Click on Star Conversation and seems nothing happens.
    What the hell is it? I won't use it again.

    Tell me that it is to mark something important then I'll try it and will see that a Star appears.
    Wow! That's a good function!
  9. HWS

    HWS Well-Known Member

    I am a non-gmail user also and had that amount of intelligence. ;-)
  10. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    I think, once more, this boils down to something very simple:

    If you don't like the phrasing, or the appearance of something, feel free to change it on your own boards, or remove it completely.

    If you want it to be "Important" then change a few phrases. If you don't like the star icon, change it for something else.

    With great power comes great responsibility.
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2013
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  11. whynot

    whynot Well-Known Member

    Unfortunately that's what I have to do.
  12. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    It's just one of those things where you won't make everyone happy. The phrase could be changed and another group wouldn't like it, same rule for the icon in that some people like the star, some would like another icon me personally I wouldn't see anything wrong with a Lens flare being thrown in there. I think @Chris Deeming said it nicely - "with great power comes great responsibility". Okay, he never technically said this but this would have been the cherry on his post.
  13. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

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  14. whynot

    whynot Well-Known Member

    Is it possible to replace the phrase "star" with the star icon?
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2013
  15. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Phrases support HTML, try using regular img src code.
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  16. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

    I saw it yesterday in the phrases while translating. I actually first translated it as "add to favorites" (in Dutch) but then I realized Gmail had basically standardized this term "Star" so over time this will probably become more familiar with people in relation to the inbox, if not already.

    Also bookmarks or favorites can be confused with the ones of the user's browser, so for that reason actually not the best choice. However the phrases are there for a reason, people can pick whatever they like best.
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