So I guess Post Icons are officially dead?

Shamil

Well-known member
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.
 

Freddie

Active member
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.
 

Kevin

Well-known member
Does anyone actually look at the post icon assigned to a thread?
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.

Post icons are dead.
There is a very old saying about opinions & everybody having one...
 

Floren

Well-known member
The only part I'm interested is a visual notification of threads you participated, into each thread line.
Xen will have that feature. :)
 

Onimua

Well-known member
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.
 

Didzi

Active member
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.
 

Sonic2k

Member
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.
 

jmurrayhead

Well-known member
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.
 

Biker

Well-known member
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.
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.
 

Sami

Well-known member
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.
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.
 
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