Message icons, some proposed changes

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Re: Message icons, some proposed changes
« Reply #30, on March 30th, 2013, 06:59 PM »
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I'm not sure we need the attachment icon though.
I tend to agree here

I simply love prefixes., go ahead dammit, build it :whistle: :niark:
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Re: Message icons, some proposed changes
« Reply #31, on March 31st, 2013, 12:25 AM »
TBH I like Message icons I almost wish there was a setting to make them a required field with no predefined default. icons make it fast to skin and decide what to read right then. I do like like the dropdown better than the other. Maybe give the dropdown a color that would stand out a little so people notice it more? Just thinking out loud.

Edited to add: I am okay with taking message icons from reply's however it would be nice to keep the mobile/device icons for replies.
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Re: Message icons, some proposed changes
« Reply #32, on March 31st, 2013, 04:14 AM »
Seems material for a poll:
1) Leave message icons as they are now
2) Drop em entirely, it's an heritage from the past, useless and distracting
3) Plugin 4 life
4) Leave only the device icons

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Re: Message icons, some proposed changes
« Reply #33, on March 31st, 2013, 04:17 AM »
Except it's not that simple. As I keep mentioned, and this does annoy me that I keep mentioning it without anyone commenting on it but it is kind of important: what about filtering topics by way of icons? I know at least two forums I did this on where it was useful, because the moderators actively got people to set icons for things that were meaningful.

What about ditching per post icons that are a choice and merely having the device icons, but still able to pick up topic icons?

What about having multiple icons per post or per topic?

(See, having a poll is great. Having a poll where all the options indicate a given bias is not.)
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Re: Message icons, some proposed changes
« Reply #35, on March 31st, 2013, 12:45 PM »
Quote from Arantor on March 31st, 2013, 04:17 AM
I know at least two forums I did this on where it was useful, because the moderators actively got people to set icons for things that were meaningful.
2 forums is not an important share.. seem plugin material if we really want to support it. And anyway there wasn't a plugin for custom fields on posts? Am I raving? :P