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What icon for THANKS? Other than thumb up and smile?

Discussion in 'Resource and Add-on Discussions' started by Stuart Wright, Jul 21, 2013.

  1. Stuart Wright

    Stuart Wright Well-Known Member

    Looking for inspiration for an icon to use as a Thanks button in the post ratings system.
    Thumb up is for Like.
    Smile is for Funny.
    What can I use for 'Thank You' please?
  2. EQnoble

    EQnoble Well-Known Member

    That's a tough nut...symbolically it is hard to say thank you, when trying to come up with something I think in terms of face to face and when I think of genuine thanks, I picture an extended hand and a slight bow from the neck, or a specific look in someones face when you can tell they are thankful. For an icon that would be tough to make and make it fit.

    All I can think of is an envelope with a thank you card something like this here (don't mind the crudity please..just scraped it together out of some stock and some quick PS edits.)

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  3. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    I think that would convey nicely myself. Is this for the Post Ratings add-on? If so, It might be difficult to get the wording in such a small area which would be the main restriction I can see at a glance.

    But I do like the envelope idea and think it sends that message of a thankful nature.
  4. MattW

    MattW Well-Known Member

    A smilie with a bunch of flowers?
  5. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    Also the following might convey also for a "Thanks".

  6. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

    Our members when very thankful sometimes use the bow down smiley, a bit like greeting/thanking in Japan.
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  7. Lisa

    Lisa Well-Known Member

    Beer tankard? Cheers aka thanks :)
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  8. Stuart Wright

    Stuart Wright Well-Known Member

    Yes, sorry, I should have added, it needs to be 16x16 pixels :(
  9. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

  10. Stuart Wright

    Stuart Wright Well-Known Member

    Thanks. Been looking through it thoroughly but not spotted anything intuitively appropriate.
  11. MattW

    MattW Well-Known Member

  12. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

  13. MattW

    MattW Well-Known Member

  14. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    Why not change Like to a heart, and Thanks to the thumbs up?
  15. EasyTarget

    EasyTarget Well-Known Member

    Hand shake type icon?
  16. Stuart Wright

    Stuart Wright Well-Known Member

    Because (thanks to Facebook) people recognise thumbs up as Like.
    Might work if you can get it recognisable in a 16x16 pixel icon.
  17. Luke F

    Luke F Well-Known Member

  18. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    Does it really have to be 16px in width? I think you could compromise if that icon is slightly more width since it won't cause any alignment issues not like if you say adjust the height. I've done the same for some of my icons which I wouldn't have been able to design if I didn't slightly got over the 16px width so it might be worthwhile making a compromise to get that most appropriate icon if it's 2-3px over in width.
  19. Stuart Wright

    Stuart Wright Well-Known Member

    I want to try and keep things simple so I'm going with the Post Ratings Winner icon for now: award_star_gold_2.png
    Until a brilliant alternative comes along.
    Thanks for your input.

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