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Re: Squares to the left of posts?

Post by Gravy » 01 Jul 2016, 19:20

It's not new, but not a lot of threads have them. They're just optional icons when opening a new thread :tiphat:

Though I'm not sure they're available for all forums :eusa-think:
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Post by MsMartha » 02 Jul 2016, 07:51

Interesting--thanks for letting me know.

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Post by Sarah_Khan » 04 Aug 2016, 12:54

LivreAmour217 wrote:Skillian, thanks for asking this question! I have wondered what the little squares mean as well, but was too embarrassed to ask! I'm not really technologically inclined (and I'm sure it's been obvious in some of my posts), so I've just been guessing about the boxes without really knowing for sure. :D :oops: :roll:
Haha I'm in the same boat as you, I've always wondered about them and now the mystery is solved thankfully. :)

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Post by CatInTheHat » 09 Aug 2016, 20:02

I wish I had found this thread a couple of months. Very helpful, especially being able to tell which threads you've posted in, as some are very similar.
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Post by Gravy » 09 Aug 2016, 22:23

Another cool tip: if you click on the tiny square (located next to the title of threads with new posts), it will take you to the last post you viewed in that thread :)

Just don't ask how long I'd been here before I found that out :doh:
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Post by MsMartha » 18 Aug 2016, 08:41

Gravy wrote:Another cool tip: if you click on the tiny square (located next to the title of threads with new posts), it will take you to the last post you viewed in that thread :)

Just don't ask how long I'd been here before I found that out :doh:
I am SO glad you shared this! Thank you!

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Post by Gravy » 18 Aug 2016, 19:52

You're welcome :)
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Post by Bookworm39 » 18 Apr 2017, 03:50

So all of my posts are grey because I am a new member, right. What does a star mean inside a box and two boxes are on top of each other. And what is a sticky topic?

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Post by rssllue » 18 Apr 2017, 04:11

A star means you have posted to that thread at least once before. And you are correct about the two boxes on top of each other. :)
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Post by Gravy » 18 Apr 2017, 05:25

Bookworm39 wrote:So all of my posts are grey because I am a new member, right. What does a star mean inside a box and two boxes are on top of each other. And what is a sticky topic?
When topics are grey it's because you've viewed/posted to them, and nobody has posted after you. Two boxes on top of one another means it's a sticky topic (sticky topics stay at the top their forum), and two boxes beside each other means it's a global announcement.
And the stars indicate that you posted to the topic at some point :tiphat:
Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.

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Post by rssllue » 18 Apr 2017, 07:27

So mostly what I said. ;)
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Post by Gravy » 18 Apr 2017, 18:19

Mostly :wink:
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Post by ReadtoLive » 24 Apr 2017, 18:13

As a new member here, I found this list awesomely helpful! It answered a lot of questions I had, thanks so much.

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Post by rssllue » 25 Apr 2017, 04:13

Gravy wrote:Mostly :wink:
:teasing-neener:
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Post by Maria joraimah » 06 Jul 2017, 04:41

I was kind of wondering too what those squares are for. Now, I got it! Thank you very much for explaining.
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