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Admin Only Icons and VIP Colors

Discussion in 'Communications' started by Canadian-Sith, Jun 29, 2006.

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  1. Canadian-Sith

    Canadian-Sith Jedi Youngling star 4

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    I was searching for a new icon, when I came across one that said Admin Only.

    Personally, this doesn't make much sense to me, shouldn't all icons be avaliable to everyone?

    Changing title to reflect current discussion
     
  2. KnightWriter

    KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    You should have been around in 2002 and beforehand, when they were in regular use.
     
  3. Mitt

    Mitt Jedi Knight star 6

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    They are, their the regular icons with Admin written on them. In case the colors, titles, and unusual popularity wasn't enough of a clue.
     
  4. Canadian-Sith

    Canadian-Sith Jedi Youngling star 4

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    But why are they admin only now?
     
  5. ApolloSmileGirl

    ApolloSmileGirl Jedi Knight star 8

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    No, they are teh godz around herez, lolerrollerskatez!!!!
     
  6. Kudzu

    Kudzu Jedi Knight star 5

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    Jun 18, 2005
    Because nobody else should have the privilege to have "ADMIN" stamped on their avatar. :)
     
  7. YodaJeff

    YodaJeff Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Actually, those icons have been long gone.

    I think the only ones remaining now are special icons for game winners (VIPs have access to the admin only icons).
     
  8. KnightWriter

    KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Good call, jeff.
     
  9. Im_just_guessing

    Im_just_guessing Jedi Knight star 7

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    Oct 23, 2002
    I demand equal rights for all users! Where does the administration get off denying us the use of icons that only apply to admins! This is an insult to freedom loving people everywhere!
     
  10. Warrior_of_Mandalore

    Warrior_of_Mandalore Jedi Padawan star 4

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    [face_flag]

    Warrior_of_Mandalore Strikes Again!
     
  11. Yodas-evil-twin

    Yodas-evil-twin Jedi Knight star 5

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    Because if they were available it would allow the oldbies to scare away the noobs.
     
  12. Lobot_Omy

    Lobot_Omy Moderator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I remember when me and GriffZ went to change our icons only to find the admin icons available. Our fun was ended by Rox, though. :(

    edit: That was before either of us was promoted.
     
  13. DarthAttorney

    DarthAttorney Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Nov 8, 2000
    Yeah, it's probably a Game Winner icon.
    The Admin icons were dumped in lieu of titles a few years ago.
    It really upset me.
     
  14. FamousAmos

    FamousAmos VIP star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Meh, the admin only icons are lame anyways. People make a big deal(well some people do) about equal rights for all users OMGZ!!!1111ELEVENTY-ONE!, but they don't realize that all that stuff that supposedly makes mods so much cooler than regular users(minus the buttons, of course :p) really isn't that cool anyways. Or not as cool as it's made out to be by some.
     
  15. Vengance1003

    Vengance1003 Jedi Knight star 5

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    Mar 4, 2006
    What design do they have? Like Emperor Palpatine and it saying admin on it?
     
  16. Lobot_Omy

    Lobot_Omy Moderator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    That's not true, Amos. I still feel cool as hell everytime I put on my Modsquad issued sunglasses.
     
  17. rhonderoo

    rhonderoo Former Head Admin star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    This is actually a Comms topic, so I'll move there so it can die a slow and lingering death. ;)


    ...or a quick one since the question has been answered.
     
  18. Dingo

    Dingo Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Cause I feel like raining on your little mod-bashing parade, this was at a time before titles were available and in fact they were all removed within a month of titles appearing. It was also during a time when everyone who had VIP status or up could do whatever they wanted with their colours. Thus it was the only way in which you could differentiate without having to go into a profile.

    And "unusual" popularity for all? What JC were you viewing?
     
  19. Sad_Panda

    Sad_Panda Jedi Knight star 1

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    May 4, 2006
    "Cause I feel like raining on your little mod-bashing parade, this was at a time before titles were available and in fact they were all removed within a month of titles appearing."

    You're only raining because it was your decision to remove the admin icons, you pig :p
     
  20. septic

    septic Jedi Master star 2

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    Jan 28, 2005
    i think we should bring back this rule.
     
  21. rhonderoo

    rhonderoo Former Head Admin star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Wait. Are you saying my popularity isn't because of my sunny personality and brilliant way with people? :(
     
  22. DarthSapient

    DarthSapient Jedi Youngling star 10

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    Jun 26, 2001
    Just to reiterate, we did away with admin-only icons years ago and are not bringing them back. These are simply game and contest winner icons to be used by that person for a limited time.
     
  23. Rox

    Rox Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Nov 24, 2000
    Wow that was ages ago, I completely forgot about that.
     
  24. Son of the Suns

    Son of the Suns Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    For those wondering what the Admin Icons looked like, scroll down to the bottom of [link=http://web.archive.org/web/20010714075542/boards.theforce.net/message.asp?topic=251263&replies=420]this old thread[/link]. Personally, I thought the text made them a bit of an eyesore compared to the "clean" icons. I'm glad the titles came in and made them obsolete.
     
  25. TwiLekJedi

    TwiLekJedi Pretty Ex-Mod star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Jun 14, 2001
    wait, what? I didn't know we were popular! :eek: liek woa


    When we first won FF Trivial Pursuit, I remember Obi Anne being mad at us for using Admin Icons. :D


    Really, most of us don't even have our specially requested Halloween icons as admin only.
     
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