Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by BirdOPrey5, Jul 30, 2010.
'Tis a shame.... I will miss them.
Quite frankly, I hated them, they served no real purpose apart from expression of the post, and just an icon which looked the same.
It's good to see different icons beside threads.
Does anyone actually look at the post icon assigned to a thread? I think the only one that I ever notice is the poll icon.
UBB had post icons, so vB had post icons. Post icons are dead.
Yes. Before thread prefixes were the hot new rage (sarcasm there, mind you) I know of a number of sites that used thread icons to designate the topic matter. For example, on a Jeep site icons could be used to designate the Jeep model in question that the tread pertains to. On a sci-fi site a thread icon might be used for Star Trek versus Star Wars, etcetera.
There is a very old saying about opinions & everybody having one...
The only part I'm interested is a visual notification of threads you participated, into each thread line.
Xen will have that feature.
Exactly. This is something I miss now in XenForo.
I think that wouldn't be too difficult to put in and just have a small icon on the right of the thread title (where the redirect, locked, and pinned topic icons appear) I think.
I think most of the time only a few icons were ever chosen anyway and I feel its just one less thing to load when viewing pages, which in my eyes is a good thing.
IMO, they only add more useless clutter to the display.
RIP Post icons.
Never picked one anywhere ever.
Ok the icons aren`t important, but I don`t see why the avatar should be interesting for anyone. To much attention for the topic starter instead of the topic itself.
I like the avatar as no other forum solution does it. It's different and it allows you to easily identify who started the thread. I don't feel it takes away attention from the topic, itself.
Different doesn`t means always better
I can see my users raising a stink about it, especially on mobile devices. I'd rather see it as an option I can turn off.
I suppose you could easily remove or replace it from the page template.
It looks very nice in my eyes but I frequently find myself thinking it's the person who made the thread active again, i.e. posted last.
It's always an option to just add it in yourself.
Meh. Getting tired of modifying templates and core files to make things right.
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