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Old 02-16-14, 03:50 PM   #1
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What does the droplet symbol mean?

On each forum before every post title, there is either a bike symbol or a symbol that looks like a big water droplet. What do they mean?
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The water droplet is in fact a flame- it denotes a hot topic. As to why there is bike before every thread, I haven't the foggiest .
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The water droplet is in fact a flame- it denotes a hot topic. As to why there is bike before every thread, I haven't the foggiest .
Oh, I see. So if it's "bike"-related, it's not hot topic... (I had not the faintest idea the "droplet" was a "flame" ) Thanks for the reply.

P.S. Seems too many threads are designated as "hot topic". I'm just looking at the Commuting forum, and most of them are "hot topics".
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X number of responses and views designate a hot topic. The gecko on a bike icon is just an aesthetic custom icon used for BF rather than the standard vBulletin thread icon.
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Also, when viewing the index page of any of the forums/sub-forums (not the main index page), scroll all the way to the bottom. It gives you an icon legend, you can see the assigned Admins/Mods for that particular forum, tells you how many members and how many guests* are in the forum, accesses the thread display tools at your disposable, and shows you your site permissions.

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