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.
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.
Say it "ESS-MICK-GIN-ISS", with a hard "G", as in "get".
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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