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Implemented  Drop the "star" image for threads with new posts

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Enigma

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I feel the difference between bold thread titles and non-bold thread titles is enough to distinguish between threads that have new/unread posts in them. I would stop using the "star" image (
) for this purpose, and consider using it for a new purpose-- to designate "hot" threads (threads with lots of recent activity), like vB3 did with the normally blue thread icon to an orangish color. (
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Agreed. Bolded Titles VS Non Bold Titles is enough to tell me what's new :)

I don't think those hot threads/cold threads are really needed IMHO as a search engine could possible making a thread automatically hot ie visiting more than 150 times if that's one of the requirement.
 

Shelley

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Agreed. Bolded Titles VS Non Bold Titles is enough to tell me what's new :)

I don't think those hot threads/cold threads are really needed IMHO as a search engine could possible making a thread automatically hot ie visiting more than 150 times if that's one of the requirement.
Agreed. Bold (as stated before in another thread) would suffice.
 

Ahmed

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#8
What about using the "star" for threads that you've posted in instead of using it for the threads with new post? ;)
 

Enigma

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#9
Personally, I kinda like the star image - It draws your attention to the thread more than a bold/normal title.
Yes it does, but to me a star like that signifies "feature content" -- something that has been featured/awarded a prize, etc -- not simply threads with unread posts.
 

Enigma

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What about using the "star" for threads that you've posted in instead of using it for the threads with new post? ;)
If we were to do that, I think I would choose an image other than a star. To me a star is not a good analogy for "I posted here" or "new posts here".
 

Chris M

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#12
But what image does convey the message of "new posts"?

The star may seem like a feature/award to you but you'd soon learn the difference.
 

Enigma

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#14
But what image does convey the message of "new posts"?

The star may seem like a feature/award to you but you'd soon learn the difference.
I don't want an image to signify new posts, I think the bolded title is plenty. ;) But if I had to choose an image, a closed envelope would be the most commonly understood metaphor.
 

calorie

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#16
Yes, star for posted in threads, and move the star to where the sticky pin and closed thread lock appear so you get rid of the ...

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