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New Forum Icons

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Site Admin, Just wondered what the circular icons are, next to the topic titles and what do they mean ?

Some have red asterisk in top right, others have blue arrow in top left, some have blue text representations, some red and some have padlocks in, oh... and one with an exclamation mark in. :???:

All a bit of a mystery if you ask me. :eek:

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Re: New Forum Icons

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Two general points
- Red icons are unread items, blue/grey are read
- A star on any topic means you have posted in it
- A scrolling icon means that the post is popular

Image - Announcement
Image - Sticky topic
Image - Read topic
Image - Unread topic
Image - Read topic that you have posted in
Image - Unread topic that you have posted in
Image - Hot topic
Image - Locked topic
Image - Moved topic
Image - Forum with subforums (which have been read)
Image - Forum with subforums (which are unread)
Image - Link forum


It looks a bit daunting to me too. There are many default bells and whistles we really don't need and I think they just confuse us simple steam-age folk. I'm in the process of streamlining and restyling, but it will take a while.
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Meaning of circular topic icons

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Topic merged - Site Admin.

Q:
Someone recently asked me whether I knew the answer to this question:
What? when I plunge head-first into 'view new posts' in order to remain up to speed with current events does the left-hand column of circles with ll inside mean please?
Some appear to have a + top LH quadrant and others don't and others are going around & around clock-wise........ !PUZZLED!
I simply waved them away and dismissed their buffonic tendencies - without explaining of course, but perhaps for their benefit someone could provide the answer.
Thanks,,,, (on their behalf).
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Re: Computer illiterate

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As a relative newbie, I hadn't actually found this "view new posts" link and was just trawling through topics looking for latest dates in r/h column.

The 11 is actually like the pause button on a media player and if you look at the l/h buttons on subjects you haven't looked at they will display a forward arrowhead like "play" on media players, thus the "paused" means you have looked at them.

Almost certainly something to do with cookies (but not the kind you have with milk.)

Tell your "friend" there is no such thing as a stupid question - only things you know the answer to and those you don't.
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Re: Computer illiterate

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For the computer illegitimate among us ..........

..... the number that appears in those circles (currently eleven) is the number of members who post anything on a regular basis. ;-)
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Re: Computer illiterate

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If you click on the button, it pauses BP's jokes... PRESS IT, PRESS IT NOW!! !!SUICIDAL!!
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Re: Computer illiterate

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Re: Computer illiterate

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Thanks jonesthegarage, my friend is happier now but will be beside himself with joy on hearing why some of them go around & around........
coppinpr wrote:If you click on the button, it pauses BP's jokes... PRESS IT, PRESS IT NOW!! !!SUICIDAL!!
Nice one......... :lol:
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Re: Computer illiterate

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I'm not sure the joke blocking button is working yet.

For the curious:
A few samples... You don't need to know all this!

Image New post(s).
Image Nobody has posted to this topic since you last visited it.
Image You've posted in this topic and somebody has replied since you last visited it.
Image You've posted in this topic but nobody has replied since you last visited it.
Image Nobody has posted to this hot topic since you last visited it.
Image You've posted in this hot topic but nobody has replied since you last visited it.
Image You've posted in this topic but nobody has replied since you last visited it, and now it's locked.
Image New post(s) in this sticky topic.
Image Nobody has posted to this sticky topic since you last visited it, and now it's locked.
Image This topic has been moved.
Image Announcement from the administrators that you haven't read.
Image Announcement from the administrators that you have read.
Image Locked announcement from the administrators that you haven't read.
Image Locked announcement from the administrators that you have read.

Hot sticky topics? Nothing to do with toffee apples.
Hot because it has more than 20 posts.
Sticky because it has been chosen to remain at the top in its category.
Locked means you cannot reply to it.
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Re: Computer illiterate

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Thanks Mr PM, that's exactly what I thought :woops:
!!THUMBSX2!!
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Re: Computer illiterate

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Ooer, is this like the tw#tfacebook thing where you have to make friends with people you don't like or don't know :!:
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Re: Computer illiterate

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Er... no. Nothing like that. :-o
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Re: Computer illiterate

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I'm requesting a special button that means: "I can't stop posting despite the fact I know nothing about the subject." :didact:

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Re: Computer illiterate

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Desist Son of Peter, for I got there first and will not relinquish.

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!!UHOH!!
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Active topics light circle

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Post moved & merged - Site Admin.

Reference is made to the active topics page............
In the far left column, some posts have lighted revolving circles.

Please explain what this means. ROGER
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Re: Active topics light circle

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Hi Roger,
I've moved and merged your query with a reply I posted in 2013. It contains a full posting icons key.

The Active topics link (just underneath the clock face, top left of screen) takes you to the most recent posts.

This topic may also be helpful: How best to use "New posts" & "Active topics""
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