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dammit...i know my icon goes there, shuttup!

Discussion in 'Communications' started by Jedi_Nailbiter, Sep 23, 2002.

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  1. Jedi_Nailbiter

    Jedi_Nailbiter Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I'm sick of seing this under my name all the time:
    [image=http://www.xieish.com/users/jnb/youriconhere.gif]
    I know my icon goes there, I don't want an icon! I chose not to have one, stop bothering me about it!


    Can we get rid of it? It wouldn't be too hard...we wouldn't have to write any complicated board code or anything. All we'd have to do is upload an icon like this:
    [image=http://www.xieish.com/users/jnb/blank.gif]
    It looks the same to all other users but to me, I can see it the same as everyone else without constantly being pestered to choose an icon. Or if a user wants to make a statement about the icons and wants to highlight the fact that he chose no real icon he can choose one of these stylish icons:
    [image=http://www.xieish.com/users/jnb/blankwhite.gif] [image=http://www.xieish.com/users/jnb/blankborder.gif] [image=http://www.xieish.com/users/jnb/blankgray.gif]


    So what do you think?
     
  2. Master Salty

    Master Salty Jedi Knight star 6

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    I think you should stop spamming JC Communications.
     
  3. citizen-tom

    citizen-tom Jedi Knight star 5

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    I agree with Jedi_Nailbiter


    Salty-it ain't spammin'
     
  4. CBaoth_The_Crazy

    CBaoth_The_Crazy Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I Agree with Master Salty on this issue...
     
  5. green_cross_code

    green_cross_code Jedi Knight star 5

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    I think it's a good idea!

    A transparent Gif would work great. That'd be invisible everywhere.
     
  6. farraday

    farraday Jedi Knight star 7

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    Hmm...

    The problem would be that different forums have different colour schemes, and it would look rather silly if you went into another forum with your solid grey square.

    And(I'm not even sure this is possible) if we removed the 'your icon here' link I bet the number of how do you get an icon threads' from newbies would explode.

    edit//unless it was posisble to make a transparent one, I don't know.
     
  7. Jedi_Nailbiter

    Jedi_Nailbiter Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I'm not spamming...that thing is really annoying.
     
  8. Rox

    Rox Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I think a transparent icon is a good idea GCC.
     
  9. Jedi_Nailbiter

    Jedi_Nailbiter Jedi Padawan star 4

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    And(I'm not even sure this is possible) if we removed the 'your icon here' link I bet the number of how do you get an icon threads' from newbies would explode.

    That's why we don't do it. First of all, it'll be tough because then we'd have to change the board code second of all, users would have to CHOOSE not to have an icon and have that thing so newbs would still get that message.
     
  10. Silmarillion

    Silmarillion Manager Emerita/Ex RSA star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    farraday -- as green suggested, the icon wouldn't have to be a colour, but a transparent gif, thereby working on all forums.

    Quite simple.
     
  11. Gay-LenKenobi

    Gay-LenKenobi Jedi Knight star 5

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    Transparent could be done. I don't know if G-S would want to upload one, though. :/
     
  12. citizen-tom

    citizen-tom Jedi Knight star 5

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    Alrighty then, someone go make me a transparent gif. :D

    (btw, anybody who takes it who wasn't icon free before becomes an official poser. :p)
     
  13. Silmarillion

    Silmarillion Manager Emerita/Ex RSA star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    [link=http://www.nenya.net/sw/transparent.gif]Here you go[/link].

    There's one I prepared earlier.
     
  14. Jedi_Nailbiter

    Jedi_Nailbiter Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I didn't know how to make a transparent .gif
     
  15. green_cross_code

    green_cross_code Jedi Knight star 5

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    I'm sure G-S will upload it. It's hardly a hassle, is it?
     
  16. Jedi_Nailbiter

    Jedi_Nailbiter Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I'm speaking with him as we speak. :confused:
     
  17. Rox

    Rox Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Why not just make it 1 x 1 pixels? that way it takes up less space.
     
  18. Gay-LenKenobi

    Gay-LenKenobi Jedi Knight star 5

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    Well, I made one. It's pretty easy. Its [link=http://www.geocities.com/gaylenkenobi/Transparent.gif]here[/link], but obviously you can't see it.


    Would anyone want one that actually said "No Icon"? Transparent and text is easy. It would just take a few seconds.
     
  19. Silmarillion

    Silmarillion Manager Emerita/Ex RSA star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Why not just make it 1 x 1 pixels? that way it takes up less space.

    It's negligible, Rox. Since gif's work off pixels, it doesn't matter if it's 1 x 1 px or 50 x 50px.
     
  20. farraday

    farraday Jedi Knight star 7

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    Well done now as long as you ban the first person to make an My icon is invisable!!!!!11!!! thread.....

    ;)
     
  21. Gay-LenKenobi

    Gay-LenKenobi Jedi Knight star 5

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    They'd never give me ban powers. 8-}
     
  22. CBaoth_The_Crazy

    CBaoth_The_Crazy Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Darth_Wenley Already has an icon that says "no icon"
     
  23. Gay-LenKenobi

    Gay-LenKenobi Jedi Knight star 5

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    *shrug* I rarely look at the other maker's pages. Was just asking.
     
  24. Jedi_Nailbiter

    Jedi_Nailbiter Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Darth_Wenley Already has an icon that says "no icon"

    Yeah, but that looks lame. You see the only problem I have is that I don't want an icon and I don't want that message. All I want is to get rid of that message.
     
  25. legacyAccount

    legacyAccount Jedi Youngling

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    (i'm slow...)
     
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