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    Indication of new posts in rooms

    Discussion in 'Support & Feedback' started by stubeard, Aug 31, 2010.

    On the main page - currently a yellow quill indicates that a room has a new post and a red quill indicates no new posts.

    I'm having a bit of trouble differentiating between the two. Is there any way they could be made more different? Say, blue and red?
     
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    I think you've got it around the wrong way; a red quill means new posts and a yellow one means no posts.
     
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    They're too similar regardless of which way round they are.
     
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    I'm sure they made the orange dark enough so you can see the difference. I can.
     
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    I didn't even realise the quills meant something.. I didn't even notice the colour of them. >.> I just thought they were there for decoration.
    When you go into the section, the threads are bold if they have any new posts I think so I'm not sure if the change of quill colour is necessary personally.
     
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    It's a good point, and I've forwarded it to Daniel. Some people do want to be able to find out at a glance what forums contain or don't contain new posts, and clicking on each to look for bolded threads is time-consuming.

    I find the quill colors a bit hard to tell apart too.
     
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    Perhaps if the quill icon were facing the other way (horizontal flip) to indicate new posts?

    That way, even the color blind among us could tell at a glance.
     
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    so do i... but i never made use of, or even noticed them, till i read the opening post in this thread... i just go to the sections i check on a regular basis and can tell by the bold if there are new posts...
     
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    How would this be (the unread posts icon is unchanged):


    Unread posts: [​IMG]


    No unread posts: [​IMG]

    Note: I can't change it myself. Only Daniel can do that.
     
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    I still prefer the current one. It's never bothered me.
     
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    That is enough of a difference to make it clear to me.
     
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    Thanks Cog, that looks much better to me - I can clearly tell them apart.

    And I don't mean to be rude, but to all those who are saying they can tell them apart or that it doesn't bother them - how about a bit of compassion for someone who struggles to tell colours apart?
     
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    seems to me that would be a great help to those who do use the symbol to decide which sections to peruse, as the colors now are too much alike to my old eyes, too...
     
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