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Lack of Interest Move the lock icon onto thread avatar

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by Shamil, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. Shamil

    Shamil Well-Known Member

    At a quick glance, I won't know if the thread is closed.

    Thus, I propose that the lock image is imposed onto the OP's avatar.

    What do you think?
    wwwicked likes this.
  2. GofD

    GofD Well-Known Member

    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?
    Brandon_R likes this.
  3. Onimua

    Onimua Well-Known Member

    Then about about pinned/sticked and redirect threads? So far all the icons appear on the right side of the thread title.
  4. GodForum.com

    GodForum.com Well-Known Member

    what would you propose instead ? :)
  5. GofD

    GofD Well-Known Member

    Lock on the thread title or next to it instead?
  6. TrixieTang

    TrixieTang Well-Known Member

    In my opinion it's fine where it is. Really, I think it would probably stand out even less if it were on top of the thread starter's avatar.
    Abomination and Nick like this.
  7. Nick

    Nick Well-Known Member

    Totally agree.
  8. Brandon_R

    Brandon_R Guest

    It's fine where it really is.
  9. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    I too think it's fine in it's current location.
  10. David Thomas

    David Thomas Active Member

    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.
  11. Nick

    Nick Well-Known Member

    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.
  12. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    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. David Thomas

    David Thomas Active Member

    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.
  14. Sador

    Sador Well-Known Member

    If you don't like people to read locked topics, don't lock them. (delete / move / whatever them instead)
  15. Caliburn

    Caliburn Well-Known Member

    Personally, I think a *Locked* notification next to the topic title would be best instead of an image icon.
    David Thomas likes this.

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