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Lack of interest Move the lock icon onto thread avatar

GofD

Well-known member
#2
I don't want to look like I'm in prison if a thread of mine gets locked (for whatever reason). Imagine a new person to forums coming in and seeing a lock (negative connotation, generally) on top of their avatar - what would their impression be?
 

Onimua

Well-known member
#3
Then about about pinned/sticked and redirect threads? So far all the icons appear on the right side of the thread title.
 

GodForum.com

Well-known member
#4
I don't want to look like I'm in prison if a thread of mine gets locked (for whatever reason). Imagine a new person to forums coming in and seeing a lock (negative connotation, generally) on top of their avatar - what would their impression be?
what would you propose instead ? :)
 
#10
I went on a manhunt looking for this supposed lock icon. Trying to find that tiny 16x16px icon was not very intuitive, especially since it's floated to the right. I know that most forums would use a custom skin anyway, but at least make the icon larger if you're bent on not moving it somewhere more eye-placement-worthy.
 

Nick

Well-known member
#11
I went on a manhunt looking for this supposed lock icon. Trying to find that tiny 16x16px icon was not very intuitive, especially since it's floated to the right. I know that most forums would use a custom skin anyway, but at least make the icon larger if you're bent on not moving it somewhere more eye-placement-worthy.
I believe they said the current icons being used are going to be replaced later on, but I'm not sure if that means the size will change. I personally think they're fine.
 

Dean

Well-known member
#12
A lock on a thread is like tossing fresh meat to a group of sharks, people will quite quickly figure out which threads are locked then scurry over to read them so they can read why it was locked. I really like it the way it is.
 
#13
A lock on a thread is like tossing fresh meat to a group of sharks, people will quite quickly figure out which threads are locked then scurry over to read them so they can read why it was locked. I really like it the way it is.
If you don't want them to read it, then move it to trash/rubbish/insert-your-garbage-thread-collecting-subforum-name-here. I'm not saying your opinion isn't valid regarding XF leaving it the way it is, but of course people are going to want to read a locked thread that's in plain view, it's human nature.