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What do the forum topic icons mean?


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#1 Joga!

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Posted 10 October 2009 - 11:38 AM

Allo all chatters and chatees!

I have noticed that in several forum categories, topics are given a "folder" icon in the furthermost left column beside their topic.

I was just wondering: what do they mean? There seems to be a variety of these icons, and I cannot help but think that they are a classification of some kind.

This curiosity stems from the fact that my first, (and still pending) post in another section of the forum has a folder icon that is lighter blue, with a backwards "L" shape on the bottom right corner of the folder. Does this mean something important? What do the other icons mean? Why is mine different?

I really don't mean to sound panicky - I'm actually also curious about the red, purple, and other folder icons icons.

I think that if the site...um...technicians gave the icons names (that appear when mice hover over the icon), I wouldn't need to ask. Hehe. I really don't mind asking, and I hope this won't stir up too much trouble - this is a curiosity that I'd rather not let kill the cat.

Thanks!

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Posted 10 October 2009 - 11:58 AM

On a forum page, such as this one http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/5/general-chat/
scroll down to the bottom of the page. There you will see an explanation of the various icons.

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Posted 10 October 2009 - 02:06 PM

Allo all chatters and chatees!
This curiosity stems from the fact that my first, (and still pending) post in another section of the forum has a folder icon that is lighter blue, with a backwards "L" shape on the bottom right corner of the folder. Does this mean something important? What do the other icons mean? Why is mine different?

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The backwards 'L' you refer to, means that you have posted to that topic.

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Posted 10 October 2009 - 05:02 PM

The backwards 'L' you refer to, means that you have posted to that topic.



The "L" you say!

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I know you think you understand what you thought I said,
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Posted 10 October 2009 - 07:43 PM

The backwards 'L' you refer to, means that you have posted to that topic.



I suppose you're expecting extra points for the decorative edge on the pic?? :thumbsup:

Edited by garmanma, 10 October 2009 - 07:44 PM.

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#6 Joga!

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Posted 10 October 2009 - 11:02 PM

its all clear to me now!

So the decorative "L" simply means I own it? Wonderful! I should probably start writing this on the things I own in real life!

Hey - I didn't even know there WERE points. But if points are I get for being uninformed, its a BONUS :D

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Posted 11 October 2009 - 05:34 AM

its all clear to me now!

So the decorative "L" simply means I own it? Wonderful!

Own? Nah. That only means you have participated in it. Everything here is owned by a middle-aged gerbil named Mr. Squeaky who lives in Grinler's garage. For tax reasons, you see.




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