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#1 Old 11-20-2005, 10:08 AM
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I see these little colored squares at the right hand end of the title bar for some of the threads. I think these are unique to the new format we got a few weeks ago, 'cause I don't recall seeing them before. What do they mean?



A blue square appears to indicate a sticky.

But I can't figure out what the red and yellow squares mean. Did I also see a green one once or twice?
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#2 Old 11-20-2005, 10:09 AM
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I know one means the thread has an attachment. If you put your mouse arrow over them they should say.

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I don't get any pop-up when I mouse over them. But it looks the red square = attachment. That just leaves the yellow square (and the green if it really exists) to figure out.
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#4 Old 11-20-2005, 10:29 AM
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Well, I thought for a minute that yellow squares meant the thread was over a certain length, since I only see it on big threads like I Ate Today and Weaning Off Dairy, but there are a lot of HUGE ones like the slut thread that don't have it. Unfortunately, the threads that have it seem to be too big to just look thru the thread and see what's there.
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Edit! never mind I was looking at the wrong ones
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I'm only seeing the purple and red ones. I don't have a yellow one on the I ate today thread!
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I'm only seeing the purple and red ones. I don't have a yellow one on the I ate today thread!



AHA! Yellow = you are subscribed to the thread. Thanks for the clue.



I really thought I saw a thread at one point with four squares next to it, but I sure can't find one now. Maybe that's all there are.
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Yellow = Thread with unread messages in it. (It will disappear after you read the thread.)



Black Square in Middle (on Yellow or Blue) = Thread you have posted in previously. (Hover cursor over square to see number of posts you have contributed there.)
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#9 Old 11-20-2005, 11:18 AM
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Yellow = Thread with unread messages in it. (It will disappear after you read the thread.)



That can't be right. I have dozens of threads with unread messages, and only the ones I'm subscribed to have the yellow square. They have it whether there are unread messages or not. You must be looking at something other than what I'm talking about. I tested the yellow square by subscribing to a thread and then unsubscribing.
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Those are the ones on the left, not the right. That's what I said at first too!
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Yellow is subscribed threads.



The gold icon to the left of the thread title means there are unread messages.

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I think we're seeing different versions of the software, because I don't have any gold icons to the left. For my unread messages, the little piece-of-paper icon at the far left is darker, and the thread title is bold. The gold-icon thing seems to ring a bell from before the site makeover, though...
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#13 Old 11-20-2005, 11:35 AM
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I just changed them yesterday so you're probably still seeing the old icons.

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Those are the ones on the left, not the right. That's what I said at first too!



Ah! Ok. Thanks Orie.
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What does sticky mean?

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It means the Administrator pins it so it's always on the top of the Thread Category. (Even if other threads have more recent posts.)



Used mostly for rules, FAQ's, or other things the Admin wants to make sure everyone sees.
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#17 Old 11-21-2005, 11:49 AM
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I just changed them yesterday so you're probably still seeing the old icons.



Aha, the yellow 'unread message' icons just showed up for me! Huzzah!
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when i hover over them they do indeed tell me that red = attachments; blue = sticky
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