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What about post icons...what happen to those?

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by aculate, Oct 16, 2010.

  1. aculate

    aculate Well-Known Member

    what about post icons...what happen to those? I don't use them as much as prefixes and i don't mind if it becomes a thing of the past but, just for curiosity, are they gone for good?
  2. Kier

    Kier XenForo Developer Staff Member

    I see no need to implement them in XenForo - we get by very well without them.
    Grover, Darkimmortal, aculate and 3 others like this.
  3. Jamie

    Jamie Well-Known Member

    Interesting that this has come up.. It was mentioned on another site that had forum icons asking if they were really necessary and in that topic someone tweaked the code and made it so you could remove the icons and made it look the way xF does it currently.

    I like the lack of forum icons and the way it's done here.

  4. RobParker

    RobParker Well-Known Member

    The only thing is that we used the thread icons to put our news items in categories which vbadvanced then displayed next to the news item. I think we could use prefixes to do the same thing, display a prefix icon next to each news story but might take a little figuring out once a portal/cms is developed.
  5. David McHenry

    David McHenry Active Member

    They look cool but how many people really changed the default post icons or used them for that matter?
  6. AnthonyCea

    AnthonyCea Well-Known Member

    You mean the last post icon so you can hit the last post quicker with a link ?
  7. David McHenry

    David McHenry Active Member

    No I think he means the icons that used to be to the left of thread titles in "other" forum software.
  8. Jesepi

    Jesepi Well-Known Member

    I liked post icons, but honestly nobody ever used them.
  9. AnthonyCea

    AnthonyCea Well-Known Member

    You mean the one that changes color when the thread becomes a "hot thread" ?

    If it is the last post in the thread icon that links to the last post, I use that all day long.
  10. David McHenry

    David McHenry Active Member

    Getting closer but not quite there yet :D. I'm not sure they're in vBulletin 4. I do know they're in 3.8
  11. Moses

    Moses Well-Known Member

  12. Luke F

    Luke F Well-Known Member

    Perhaps something better suited to a modification - some forums use them everywhere, whereas others not as much or not at all.
  13. Vincent

    Vincent Well-Known Member

    Well, I was kinda bored of seeing that one envelop when no unread posts.
    I like this, because I now can SEE who started the thread :)
  14. ArnyVee

    ArnyVee Well-Known Member

    I've never used them and very few members use them from my experience.

    Although, without thread prefixes on xenForo those could take the place of them.
  15. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    I used post icons all the time specifically for certain areas but that is my preference. That said, I was an advocate for post icons to be introduce in the first month of xenforo but feel post icons would be redundant and bloat xenforo. With that also, 99.9% of people would never use post icons so I feel not introducing them in xenforo was, and still is a good move.

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