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« Reply #15 on: January 18, 2006, 05:11:04 AM »

The thing I consider *important* (we had this debate a while ago) is the diferentiation between "newbie help" and "help". If a newbie asks me how to print text to the screen, I point to the PRINT manual page and explain the doubts the poster may have after reading it.  If a non-newbie asks the same I assume that he wants something more sophisticated and the answer covers deeper and harder (whoah, that sounded very bad! Cheesy) replies, with more techy/advanced stuff.

But hell yeah, I think there are way too many forums here Tongue

I'd rather mix QB and FB and ask people in the rules (which they never read) to specify whether they are using QB or FB.
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« Reply #16 on: January 18, 2006, 06:44:56 AM »

I know some of you said you didn't like post icons, but if they were designed/customized for the forum, they would be a help.  Such as if we combined some forums, it would help someone differentiate between what's being talked about and allow less forums to be here.

Say we had a qb and a fb icon.

Also, I added them to fbtk, just to play around, so you can go here http://fbtk.net/phpBB2/viewforum.php?f=2 and see a forum with a lot of posts using the icons.  If we could get a set of about 20 icons, I think it would be helpful and allow the merging of a few of the less posted in forums so they don't appear to be so dead and allow people to check posts better.

I'm leaving this up to you guys.
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« Reply #17 on: January 18, 2006, 07:30:54 AM »

I think that, as long as they are informative and not annoying, I'm fine with them. FB and QB icons are a must. We could add a BASIC for other basics out there, but nothing stops us for specifying VB or VBNET also...

We shoud beware, anyway, 'cause the more features you add, the more prone the forum is to be misused Tongue
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« Reply #18 on: January 18, 2006, 10:36:08 AM »

If you're talking about fb and qb post icons,
Does that mean you're....


merging some of the forums?!

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« Reply #19 on: January 18, 2006, 11:34:55 AM »

That's what we are debating here, precisely. For example, I think there are way too many subforums. On an common day, how many posts are in each of the programming subforums, in average? two?

Many times, a QB or fB question and subsequent replies are valid for both fB and QB, specially in the newbies section. Having a BASIC help, BASIC newbies help, BASIC projects and BASIC in general is enough, IMHO. Then label the threads with QB, fB, VB, Other or General.
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« Reply #20 on: January 18, 2006, 12:31:24 PM »

The combination of merging QB/FB forums and adding thread icons
showing the language sounds reasonable to me.

But icons conserning post importance Like "Attention!" "Help!" "HELP!!"
...No.
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« Reply #21 on: January 18, 2006, 12:36:15 PM »

Quote from: "red_Marvin"
But icons conserning post importance Like "Attention!" "Help!" "HELP!!"...No.


Quoted for emphasis and full agreement.
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« Reply #22 on: January 18, 2006, 02:36:23 PM »

Well attention would be for mods only.  Like for rules or announcements from mods.  On that mod at FBTK, in the admin panel there are options to set which icons can be used by each usergroup.
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« Reply #23 on: January 18, 2006, 02:52:23 PM »

How would these look:

(Smart Dark WIPs)








 :roll: No transparency yet mind...  :wink: .. These are just wips...
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« Reply #24 on: January 18, 2006, 02:55:07 PM »

Another example, userbars lookalike...

(EDIT Scaling and stuff is possible, the original is SVG vector graphics)
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« Reply #25 on: January 19, 2006, 12:59:33 AM »

FINE :p

as long as either the post icons look like rattraps or I get to design a set for subOracle >_>

Im so obsessed with having a nice looking forum..
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« Reply #26 on: January 21, 2006, 09:27:38 PM »

The less is forced on to people, the better..
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