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Postby Barbrickian » Thu Aug 13, 2009 7:37 pm

Is there a key somewhere on the site for forum icons? I haven't been able to find one if there is, nor could I find a thread that discussed this before. Specifically I'm wondering why sometimes topics that have new activity will have a red shield icon, and sometimes they have a yellow icon.
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Re: Icon Key

Postby smcginnis » Thu Aug 13, 2009 8:02 pm

As far as I can remember (from the old key that used to be at the bottom of every forum), the regular tricolor shield just indicates new posts, but the yellow one is for a hot topic; i.e. a topic that has had a large amount of posts in a short amount of time. Or something like that.

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Re: Icon Key

Postby Aliencat » Thu Aug 13, 2009 8:14 pm

smcginnis wrote:a hot topic; i.e. a topic that has had a large amount of posts in a short amount of time. Or something like that.

Almost right ;) but it's a bit simpler: a hot topic is a topic with more than one page.
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Re: Icon Key

Postby smcginnis » Thu Aug 13, 2009 8:34 pm

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Re: Icon Key

Postby Aliencat » Thu Aug 13, 2009 8:37 pm

Hmm not anymore....
That seems a bit sporadic, take in this very forum (Administrative) the Weird Chatters thread, that is a hot topic, and it got its posts over a span of a year and a half. Not really a short time I'd say.
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Re: Icon Key

Postby smcginnis » Thu Aug 13, 2009 8:39 pm

Yeah, I didn't really state that clearly.

What I meant was more like:
I think it's for a topic that got, say, a page of replies in one day, at any point in time. Once a hot topic, always a hot topic. That sort of thing.

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Re: Icon Key

Postby Barbrickian » Thu Aug 13, 2009 9:59 pm

Interesting. Thanks for the info.
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