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Circles next to thread topics

Postby Beaver » Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:43 pm

There are Circles next to thread topics. Some have a red star in the upper right. Some have animated text scrolling. Some have a symbol in the lower left, like the Crossfit Games topic. What does all that mean?

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Re: Circles next to thread topics

Postby Henry Vilas » Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:42 pm

They are secret symbols known only to the initiates. The penalty for revealing them is severe.

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Re: Circles next to thread topics

Postby gargantua » Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:45 pm

Henry Vilas wrote:They are secret symbols known only to the initiates. The penalty for revealing them is severe.

You may have disclosed too much!

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Re: Circles next to thread topics

Postby massimo » Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:55 pm

I see that the icon next to this thread has no star in the upper right hand corner.

Edit: wtf?

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Re: Circles next to thread topics

Postby Roy » Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:02 pm

They are legends that all forum software has. The one with a star means the thread page has "unread" posts.

forum unread (New Posts) - forum_unread.gif
forum read (No New Posts) - forum_read.gif
forum read locked (Locked) - forum_read_locked.gif

etc.... you get the idea.

You cannot right-click to see these images as they are style images added to the CSS pages.

If admin wants to show a legend, add to footer:

Code: Select all

<div class="panel bg1" style="text-align: center;">
    <div class="inner"><span class="corners-top"><span></span></span>
        <img src="{T_IMAGESET_PATH}/forum_unread.gif" alt="{L_NEW_POSTS}" />&nbsp;&nbsp;{L_NEW_POSTS}&nbsp;&nbsp;
        &nbsp;&nbsp;<img src="{T_IMAGESET_PATH}/forum_read.gif" alt="{L_NO_NEW_POSTS}" />&nbsp;&nbsp;{L_NO_NEW_POSTS}&nbsp;&nbsp;
        &nbsp;&nbsp;<img src="{T_IMAGESET_PATH}/forum_read_locked.gif" alt="{L_FORUM_LOCKED}" />&nbsp;&nbsp;{L_FORUM_LOCKED}
    <span class="corners-bottom"><span></span></span></div>
</div>
<br />

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Re: Circles next to thread topics

Postby Beaver » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:08 am

Thanks Roy. I still don't understand the symbol on Cross Fit games thread, or what scrolling text means. Would be nice if this was all explained somewhere.

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Re: Circles next to thread topics

Postby Roy » Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:27 am

Beaver wrote:Thanks Roy. I still don't understand the symbol on Cross Fit games thread, or what scrolling text means. Would be nice if this was all explained somewhere.

Scrolling text with a star is the image that simply means there is new posts on that thread to read.

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