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Old 04-05-05, 04:09 PM   #1
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symbols next to topics

This question has always bugged me. What do the symbols next to topics mean? Sometimes the letter is orange and sometimes its more of a yellow with an arrow. What does it all mean?
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Old 04-05-05, 04:18 PM   #2
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Scroll down to the bottom of the forum display page: http://www.bikeforums.net/forum-suggestions-user-assistance/ , there is a icon key.
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Old 04-05-05, 04:22 PM   #3
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Scroll down to the bottom of the forum display page: http://www.bikeforums.net/forumdisplay.php?f=160 , there is a icon key.

Joe also, what makes a light bulb flash and titles bold? It really helps if the newer ones were in bold and the lights were on for the topics that had convo. The thing is that sometimes when I reload the page (or the forums) all the bulbs are white and all the titles are unbold, and wheni go to view new topics its says there are none when about 2 secs ago I saw like three pages.


Oh and why does turn to this :d It really is annoying.
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Old 04-05-05, 08:26 PM   #4
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One more burning question...

Why are some folks usernames red and some black?
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Old 04-05-05, 09:41 PM   #5
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Red= Online, Black = Offline.
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Old 04-05-05, 09:42 PM   #6
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AND for those who want a tip if you didn't already know, when posting it is quicker and easy to hold down Alt then press the letter' 's' when submitting your post. It saves going back to the mouse and havn't unessesary clicking, just ALT then S.

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Old 04-05-05, 09:52 PM   #7
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AND for those who want a tip if you didn't already know, when posting it is quicker and easy to hold down control then press the letter' 's' when submitting your post.
w00t! I'm just trying out your little hint! Thanks!
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Old 04-05-05, 11:09 PM   #8
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I stublemed upon it by accident, because i'm so used to doing it in other forums, and amazingling to workded . Just makes it is so much easier, cause i sure hate changing from keyboard to mouse :S
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AND for those who want a tip if you didn't already know, when posting it is quicker and easy to hold down Alt then press the letter' 's' when submitting your post. It saves going back to the mouse and havn't unessesary clicking, just ALT then S.
Realize this only works in crappy Internet Explorer.
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Old 04-06-05, 11:43 AM   #10
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This is a test
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Old 04-06-05, 11:45 AM   #12
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Of?
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Old 04-06-05, 11:45 AM   #13
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It works in Mozilla which means it likely works in Firefox, Netscape and possibly Camino as well.
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Old 04-06-05, 04:56 PM   #14
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Here's a question of my own...how long does that stupid "new" thing stay next to my name?
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Old 04-06-05, 06:28 PM   #15
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sorry I was testing the alt s thing, it was unneccesary.
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Old 04-06-05, 07:38 PM   #16
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Here's a question of my own...how long does that stupid "new" thing stay next to my name?
I think it is just a new message in the same thread since the last time you logged on. If you log out and back in, the "new" should be gone. It is an easy way to pick out the new messages in a longer thread if you don't want to pick through the ones you have already read.
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Old 04-09-05, 07:03 PM   #17
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You could always click "mark all forums as read" when you log out.
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Old 08-09-05, 11:55 AM   #18
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I understand what the envelope colors etc mean. I still cannot seem to find out what the lit and unlit bulbs are for next to each forum topic. Anyone?
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Old 08-09-05, 06:58 PM   #19
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I understand what the envelope colors etc mean. I still cannot seem to find out what the lit and unlit bulbs are for next to each forum topic. Anyone?
A yellow lightbulb next to a forum means there are new posts in there since your last visit.

A white lightbulb next to a forum means there are no new posts since your last visit.
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Old 08-09-05, 07:00 PM   #20
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Monogodo,
Thanks!!, I figured it was something like that, but couldn't find a reference in any key.
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I get the little icon legend thingy but what constitutes a "hot thread"?
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I get the little icon legend thingy but what constitutes a "hot thread"?
I don't remember the exact numbers, but a thread becomes "hot" after 10-20 replies.
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