The Icon Process is Complete! Please Post Your Thoughts.

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  1. Skywalker1138 Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Apr 7, 2002
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    Let's get a "GAERIEL CAPTISON" out there PLEASE
  2. dArTh_wenley Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Dec 10, 2001
    star 5
    I have been away for a few days and have a query.

    It says on the winners page for the Icon replacement that my Dengar would replace the current Dengar. This has not been done. Why?
  3. Grilled-Sarlacc Former Head Admin

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    Jul 19, 2001
    star 6
    Hold Cntrl and click Refresh. Your Dengar DID replace the old one.
  4. Lady_Ex Jedi Knight

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    Apr 12, 2002
    star 1
    Hi.

    Could please move Darth Homer, Slave Marge, the two Mandolorian icons, the Yoda Stories icons, the Naboo Royal Seal, the Rebel Alliance seal, New Republic Seal, Republic Seal, Rogue Squadron Seal, Wraith Squadron seal, Yuuzhan Vong Seal, R5-D4 Explodes!, and for god's sake, rename that "Vader with Cloned Sheep" icon to, "Shaving Habits of big DV". It has nothing to do with cloned sheep.

    Thank you.
  5. CBaoth_The_Crazy Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Apr 8, 2002
    star 4
    Lady_ex: While I agree on most of them, the two mandalorian symbols are pretty much the EU, so they should stay, and same with the R5-D4 explodes, as it comes from an EU comic book...
  6. Gay-LenKenobi Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Sep 20, 2000
    star 5
    Well, Lady_Ex has spoken, so get right on that. Forget that people use those icons, because she has decided. 8-}
  7. Sithman Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Jul 6, 1999
    star 7
    Good point Gay-Len. Of course we should obey this newb's every whim. :p
  8. Red_Oktobur Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Dec 7, 2001
    star 6
    *makes note to obey Lady_Ex's every whim*




    :p


    Seriously, though, they won't be deleted, because...


    1. Many people use them (I think :p)
    2. It's not just your choice. You don't have to power over everything.
    3. The Icon-Maker's didn't vote on getting them out, so they stay.



    I think there's more :p




    ...and a Jango
  9. Gay-LenKenobi Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Sep 20, 2000
    star 5
    She isn't exactly a newbie, Sithman, and that wouldn't be a good reason to ignore someone regardless. My point was that G-S isn't going to add or delete icons to every individual person's satisfaction.

    If you don't like them, don't use them. But that isn't a good reason to say no one else should be able to use them.
  10. Lady_Ex Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Apr 12, 2002
    star 1
    *cough*

    Hmm, I seem to be coughing a lot these days...

    I didn't mean to remove those icons, I meant to say, move those icons from EU to Miscellaneous. Except maybe the two Mandalorian ones, like CBaoth said.

    Seriously, you guys couldn't tell what I was trying to say, by the selection of icons I mentioned in the list? 8-} And I'm not the only one who want those symbols and humor icons moved to miscellaneous.

    All clear now?
  11. Gay-LenKenobi Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Sep 20, 2000
    star 5
    We were supposed to assume that from: "Could please move" ? You left whatever pronoun could fit in there, 'we,' 'you,' or even 'someone,' and you didn't specify where to move them to. No, it wasn't clear at all.
  12. Grilled-Sarlacc Former Head Admin

    Member Since:
    Jul 19, 2001
    star 6
    The 2nd deletion phase is now complete! Here are the icons that were deleted:

    [image=http://www1.theforce.net/icons/publicicons/mofftarkin.gif] [image=http://www1.theforce.net/icons/publicicons2/oldben2.gif]
    [image=http://www1.theforce.net/icons/publicicons/tiefighter_firing.gif] [image=http://www1.theforce.net/icons/publicicons2/aayla4.gif]
    [image=http://www1.theforce.net/icons/publicicons/angryangryani.gif] [image=http://www1.theforce.net/icons/publicicons2/anakin1.gif]
    [image=http://www1.theforce.net/icons/publicicons2/dstar2.gif] [image=http://www1.theforce.net/icons/publicicons3/Dex3.gif]
    [image=http://www1.theforce.net/icons/publicicons/JangoLogo.gif] [image=http://www1.theforce.net/icons/publicicons2/Obi14.gif]
    [image=http://www1.theforce.net/icons/publicicons2/padme14.gif] [image=http://www1.theforce.net/icons/publicicons/Padme_Tatooine.gif]
    [image=http://www1.theforce.net/icons/publicicons/padme-VF.gif] [image=http://www1.theforce.net/icons/publicicons/otyoda.gif]
    [image=http://www1.theforce.net/icons/publicicons/kyle.gif] [image=http://www1.theforce.net/icons/publicicons2/jc_games.gif]
    [image=http://www1.theforce.net/icons/publicicons/LUKEBAN.gif] [image=http://www1.theforce.net/icons/publicicons/threadkiller.gif]
  13. Jedi_Nailbiter Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jul 22, 2000
    star 4
    so wait when do we start uploading new icons again?
  14. Grilled-Sarlacc Former Head Admin

    Member Since:
    Jul 19, 2001
    star 6
    Icon Makers! :D

    The 4-Phase Icon Process is now complete. First and foremost, I want to extend my gratitude to all the amazing icon creations that were submitted during this process!!

    This process had 4 phases:

  15. Voting on New Icons to Be Uploaded (we uploaded 181 new icons)

  16. Selecting several icons for deletion (approximately 10 icons)

  17. Voting on replacement icons or better versions of existing icons

  18. Final deletion of a few redundant, old, and unpopular icons (18 icons)


  19. The next big icon uploading will occur sometime in the spring of 2003. Until then, icon deletions and additions will be managed on a case-by-case basis. ;)

    Now that the entire process is complete, I am interested in hearing your feedback on how you thought the process was handled, where it succeeded, and how it can be improved for next time.

    I can already tell you one change I will make is to have the icon makers participate in the initial voting for Phase I with the voting on the brand new icons. The icon-maker participation in the replacement phase was very sucessful, IMO.

    So, share your thoughts, and thanks again! :D

    G-S
  20. shinjo_jedi Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    May 21, 2002
    star 5
    Wonderful Job Grilled-Sarlacc :)
  21. Gay-LenKenobi Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Sep 20, 2000
    star 5
    I think the process order should be reversed. We should make decisions on deletions and replacements first. As we saw by the 100+ suggestions for replacements, a LOT of the makers have been creating with replacement in mind. If we get that out of the way first, then the submission phase can focus more on characters we don't already have. I know, personally, that I didn't submit a few icons that were subjects that we don't have because I didn't think it would have much of a chance of being voted for. Padme, Yoda, and Anakin icons are more popular and get more votes. So a LOT of them were submitted to be added, when they could have been suggested to replace some of the not so great current ones.

    If we had reversed the order, done those replacements first, then I think would would have seen more EU and minor characters being submitted in the additions phase. Plus, finishing the replacements and deletions first gives us a more definite idea of what we have and what we need. So if a pod racer was deleted in one of the first 2 phases, then the makers know to create new ones to be submitted in the next phase.


    And one thing about the deleted icons. Weren't 2 of those just voted in by the makers in the replacement round? :confused:

  22. _Padme_ Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Feb 27, 2002
    star 4
    In general, I think the icon process has been very successful. Unlike before, this time the icon makers have been given the chance to participate in part of the process. And I agree with Gay-Len's proposal, I think it's a good idea to start with the replacements/delection phases first.
    About the deleted ones, I agree with most of them, although I feel sorry for AOTC Obi-Wan being deleted. I thought it was quite a popular icon.
    Well, I am really looking forward to the next icon process. Thanks for the great job you did, Grilled! :)
  23. haakun Force Ghost

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    Jan 13, 2002
    star 4
  24. FlamingSword Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Jun 4, 2001
    star 6
    Great job, Grilled-Sarlacc. Can't wait till we do it again :D

    I do agree with Gay-LenKenobi, that doing deletions and replacements first would be more productive. We could do it again after the upload as well if that's what people want.

    w00t! The icons selection process is better than ever :)
  25. JediPrincessKas Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Aug 9, 2002
    star 5
    Well, I'm glad to see a whole bunch of great looking new icons. :D That's awesome. And I do think the deletion should come first, to give those who know it's coming a chance to find a new one.

    But you deleted my icon last night, I'm still bitter. :mad: But I forgive you though. 8-} Great job! Can't wait to see the next big icon update next year! :)
  26. Grilled-Sarlacc Former Head Admin

    Member Since:
    Jul 19, 2001
    star 6
    Great feedback!!! :D

    And I agree, reversing the phases is what we will do for next time! :)
  27. Lolipon Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Aug 28, 1999
    star 3
    Reversing the process probably would make it go a bit more smoothly. Good idea Gay-len.

    About the ones deleted last night... I dont really see why these three were deleted:
    [image=http://www1.theforce.net/icons/publicicons/tiefighter_firing.gif] [image=http://www1.theforce.net/icons/publicicons3/Dex3.gif] [image=http://www1.theforce.net/icons/publicicons2/padme14.gif]

    They're all good icons, better than the similar ones left. I don't think it can hurt to have 3 TIE icons, when one of them is firing. I think the Dex one was voted for in the replacement thing. And I really think the padme is better than the one you left.
  28. Night4554 Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 9, 2000
    star 5
    I sorted by newest icons, and there appears to be doubles....

    ¤Night
  29. JediPrincessKas Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Aug 9, 2002
    star 5
    I agree with Lolipon on this. Bring back the Padme icon! :D
  30. Darth_OlsenTwins Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    May 18, 2002
    star 5
    Is there any way to get an evil Olsen Twins icon? I know I'll be the only one to use it, but I think that Im worth it. ;)
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