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Delicious tiny feature

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by Shanj, Aug 21, 2010.

  1. Shanj

    Shanj Well-Known Member

    I just found this adorable feature ...
    there's the avatar pic LEFT <---- on a thread list for a thread creator - obviously.

    But HERE in heavenly XF if I'm tracking a thread it's shown by a cute tiny tiny version of my avatar overlapping the creator's avatar on its bottom right corner.

    attached pic

    Something about that makes me go all wiggly and giggly.
    Quite something for a formidable matriarch person.

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  2. David Thomas

    David Thomas Active Member

    Fondly referred to around here as "Mini Me", or some variation thereof.
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  3. Floris

    Floris Guest

    Yep, I quite like it too :)
  4. Grover

    Grover Well-Known Member

    It's not you. It's your MiniShanji inside yourself, in the therapeutic world referred to as Shanji's inner child... ;)
  5. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

    I'm beginning to like it more than the old envelopes everyone else uses. It takes time to get used too, and we lose the 'hot topic' highlight, but it's innovative and looks good. I also makes it more obvious who posted the thread.
  6. Kier

    Kier XenForo Developer Staff Member

    I personally think that the hot topic indicator was redundant - especially with reply counts being so obviously displayed. It's now the visitor's own judgement to say whether a thread is hot or not, based on their own parameters.
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  7. soloarquitectura

    soloarquitectura Well-Known Member

    That's right.
    It's something I've never come to see value.
    Although I imagine that there are users who request, because humans are creatures of habit.
  8. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    They can always learn new habits then ;).
  9. David Thomas

    David Thomas Active Member

    Sometimes there's no need to. ;)
  10. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    Getting users to stop depending on useless features like 'Hot topics' is needed.

    So are a lot of things that are pretty pointless with a lot of systems. 
  11. David Thomas

    David Thomas Active Member

    One man's trash is another man's treasure.
  12. John

    John Well-Known Member

    I find that I can quickly see threads I've replied to quicker than any other method I've seen to date. I actually find myself looking for it first when trying to find a thread I want to reply in rather than the thread title first.
  13. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member

    Same! At first I was pretty unsure about the mini mes - or that this would work, but now I do like it!

    As a designer though, I will miss the icons! They were fun to make and added a lot of style and visual interest to a Theme.


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