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[Poll] Board status icons: what's the point?
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Fix or remove the "unread" status?

Fix!
3 (17.6%)
Remove and replace with what you suggested!
13 (76.5%)
Remove everything!
1 (5.9%)
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[Poll] Re: Board status icons: what's the point?
« Reply #45, on April 3rd, 2014, 05:48 PM »
I like the numbers with out the gray or read color...!

To me there are too many distractions and forums have a real cluster Fxyx effect in there looks ( too busy looking ) Right now I see only "(numbers)" and that is a much cleaner look for me. Not  big fan of icons.. at least when not needed :)!

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[Poll] Re: Board status icons: what's the point?
« Reply #46, on April 3rd, 2014, 08:34 PM »
Same here. But OTOH, something too soft might be seen as dull.

Worst of all, people tend to judge a forum software not by its features, but by its out-of-the-box look. Someone at admin-zone or something said that Wedge was good software if you liked your forum "creamy". He probably never even bothered to switch to another skin... Just a dropdown away! Anyway... Things like this..? People will notice.

[Poll] Re: Board status icons: what's the point?
« Reply #47, on April 3rd, 2014, 09:39 PM »Last edited on April 3rd, 2014, 11:14 PM by Maxx
Yes...

But your probably right. seems all things must please cluster. 

I'm working on a color scheme called "Hunter", and it's not creaming,
you know where to see it Nao! Big mess but still finding my way lol!

What do the say about WordPress, it's just a header and the Blah Blah Blah! take out the pictures, then look.

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[Poll] Re: Board status icons: what's the point?
« Reply #48, on April 3rd, 2014, 11:24 PM »
Well, WordPress is popular, not because of its skins but because it was GPL when most of the competition was either bad, or commercial. (At the time, people didn't really know that GPL could be just as problematic as commercial licenses.)

Anyway, no need to wait for "more messages to be posted", especially as these days wedge.org tends to be a bit empty... So I'm doing three screenshots for you guys, with my unread posts. Yes, there are A LOT[1]. Most of these are from posting sprees by Arantor. I tended to just shy away when he did that...

1/ Current version. Very simple, nice. Only problem: doesn't match unread topic indicator styling.

2/ Alternative version that matches unread topic indicator styling. As you can see, it's... kinda overwhelming.

3/ Alternative version where I've tried a new styling for note classes. Basically, no more inverted colors. This is still 'noticeable' per se, yet doesn't overwhelm as in (2). And it's only barely more complex than (1).

What's your favorite, guys..?
 1. I decided to allow for regular members and guests to view the private board list. It's not really a "secret" anyway, and it gives a better example of a busy forum.

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[Poll] Re: Board status icons: what's the point?
« Reply #49, on April 3rd, 2014, 11:32 PM »
I like 1 and 3, with 3 as my favorite, simple clean and yet detailed..

2 looks too busy for me.  sorry!

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[Poll] Re: Board status icons: what's the point?
« Reply #51, on April 3rd, 2014, 11:48 PM »
Quote from Maxx on April 3rd, 2014, 11:32 PM
I like 1 and 3, with 3 as my favorite, simple clean and yet detailed..

2 looks too busy for me.  sorry!
Same here. Only problem with 3 is that a "New" icon next to the latest unread post INSIDE a topic will be barely noticeable.
Then again... Apart from power users like me, I'm not sure anyone even bothers to notice that the first unread post has such an icon. (Just look at the title in this very post. It should have the icon if you're reading it for the first time. Moving that to a B&W icon is underwhelming, this time.)

[Poll] Re: Board status icons: what's the point?
« Reply #52, on April 4th, 2014, 12:06 AM »
Nao... please don't get me wrong I like the color.... It's just too much of it, and allot over kill in the unread department, if you know what I mean... if you place only the number of post or unread, that will be cool to me. I know this not the place But... I feel too many forums just look the same to me and I get bit bored ... and the WEDGE and another system or fork we both know, are different and look more social than just another forum. Now I don know if some here are trying to see you fail at this but I want very much for it to be, and to be OUT of the Box, of the ordinary, if get my thoughts.

Now Like mentioned earlier Word press is nothing but a Header image, until it get the user's content in their, and that what I'm saying, I have done at least 30 theme from WP and does nothing for the system until content is added. I'm seeing through my testing that there many skin possibilities, However if they are too complex, after the content is added pictures ads and what not it will be a mess.. or Cluster of distraction.
Now if the Above poster want pink, he's free to make it pink... too many want things that have no value in a community, as the content has and the great framework the system is built on.

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[Poll] Re: Board status icons: what's the point?
« Reply #54, on April 4th, 2014, 01:55 AM »
Not trying to be rude, but, 2 replies and you still don't post what you prefer 1, 2 or 3 it very easy..
not a joke!

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[Poll] Re: Board status icons: what's the point?
« Reply #55, on April 4th, 2014, 02:21 AM »
Option 1 is ok.
Option 2 looks very familiar with the orange.
Option 3 is a very nice mix. It's doesn't pop out to much, but enough to be noticeable

My favorites are  2 and 3 with a slight preference for 3.

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[Poll] Re: Board status icons: what's the point?
« Reply #56, on April 4th, 2014, 02:52 AM »
Quote from Maxx on April 4th, 2014, 01:55 AM
Not trying to be rude, but, 2 replies and you still don't post what you prefer 1, 2 or 3 it very easy..
not a joke!

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Maxx
It's also very easy to not be rude, but you still managed it.

@Nao : I prefer 1, but perhaps you can have an option in AdminCP to have either 3.

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[Poll] Re: Board status icons: what's the point?
« Reply #57, on April 4th, 2014, 09:39 AM »
Very difficult question :)
For this is for the actual look of Wedge that can be changed in CSS, I'd prefer the third option. :)
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[Poll] Re: Board status icons: what's the point?
« Reply #58, on April 4th, 2014, 10:56 AM »
3 looks good, it's noticeable without shouting :) Would have to see it in action to judge how it looks within a topic though.


"I decided to allow for regular members and guests to view the private board list. It's not really a "secret" anyway, and it gives a better example of a busy forum."
Do you mean just in those pictures or generally?

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