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Ruth123
11-11-2010, 16:49
Does somebody else (except me that is) finds the HELP icon with the wheelchair inappropriate?
I though at first that its used to get specialized information for disabled travelers, but it seems its used for any kind of inquire ?
I mean disabled people are not helpless, if you see what i mean, i think its somehow not ok.

TolkoRaz
11-11-2010, 17:12
Where is it? :confused:

Ruth123
11-11-2010, 17:20
Where is it? :confused:

You don't see it? When you check out new posts - some of them - where folks are asking for various info (where to buy duck, obtain divorce papers etc.) have that icon, its very confusing for me...
I mean, i think you choose to insert it or not - if you see bellow the window in which you type, there are emoticons and below that is icons - there it is.
(I inserted RANT for this post, can you see it?)

FatAndy
11-11-2010, 17:24
I think forum engine (software application) has a stack of icons which were preloaded as standard package years ago and since that time were not changed.

TolkoRaz
11-11-2010, 17:28
You don't see it? When you check out new posts - some of them - where folks are asking for various info (where to buy duck, obtain divorce papers etc.) have that icon, its very confusing for me...
I mean, i think you choose to insert it or not - if you see bellow the window in which you type, there are emoticons and below that is icons - there it is.
(I inserted RANT for this post, can you see it?)

You mean this one?

Yes, I agree. It is wholly inappropriate for the reasons you have already given.

Ruth123
11-11-2010, 17:47
I think forum engine (software application) has a stack of icons which were preloaded as standard package years ago and since that time were not changed.
Yeah, i thought so, but its up to the poster whether to insert it or not...



You mean this one?

Yes, that one.

ReallyGreatConcerts
11-11-2010, 19:20
It should really be changed. It's not only demeaning to mobility-impaired people, but it's also completely misleading in its meaning too :(

ezik
11-11-2010, 19:37
FatAndy is right. They are called "Post Icons" and this is a standard set of 65 post icons. Well, 64 now.

Personally, I didn't find the icon offensive, but if the association between "Help" and a disabled person was a bit suggestive, I can understand. Anyway, it is gone.

To delete it is easy, but... We don't have another Help post icon. Oops!

Help!!!

If you want to provide a new HELP post icon, you are welcome to create one. Requirements:
- (animated) GIF or JPG format
- 50 pixels wide by 20 pixels high.

Actually, I find most icons not very nice, so if you have any ideas to replace or add icons, please provide suggestions in the 50x20 pixels format! This could be fun, actually!
:idea:

ReallyGreatConcerts
11-11-2010, 20:09
thanks for your swift work on that, Ezik :)

I'm not sure the "eff U" icon encourages constructive debate either ;)

ezik
11-11-2010, 20:15
thanks for your swift work on that, Ezik :)

I'm not sure the "eff U" icon encourages constructive debate either ;)

A luv U icon would at least indicate affection. As I said: I'm calling all creative minds to send in 50x20 pixel Post Icons, so we can replace the stuff we're having now.

Ruth123
11-11-2010, 20:31
FatAndy is right. They are called "Post Icons" and this is a standard set of 65 post icons. Well, 64 now.

Thank you, ezik, much appreciated!
I am a techno-dummy, but will ask a friend to create one, she is good with these things (whatever it is that is used to create avatars, icons etc.) :eh:

AndreyS
11-11-2010, 20:39
People, don't you think you are a bit PC-stricken?
Hey, where are you, politicallly-incorrect Ganozri?

ezik
11-11-2010, 20:51
No, because the new Help Icon is going to feature a puppy left on the street in the rain... Or a drowning person. Or a granny trying to cross the street. Or PJW on his stag night. Or Mud the morning after. Or me reading through Reported Posts. Or Ruth123 on a Fundamentalist Anonymous session. Or ReallyGreatConcerts at a Wu-Tang Clan gig. Or my dog... oh, I mentioned my dog in the beginning already.

Ruth123
11-11-2010, 21:04
Or Ruth123 on a Fundamentalist Anonymous session.

YES!!! :10806:

MickeyTong
11-11-2010, 22:22
No, because the new Help Icon is going to feature a puppy left on the street in the rain... Or a drowning person. Or a granny trying to cross the street. Or PJW on his stag night. Or Mud the morning after. Or me reading through Reported Posts. Or Ruth123 on a Fundamentalist Anonymous session. Or ReallyGreatConcerts at a Wu-Tang Clan gig. Or my dog... oh, I mentioned my dog in the beginning already.

You left your puppy out in the rain?!?!?!? :bash:

ezik
11-11-2010, 22:42
You left your puppy out in the rain?!?!?!? :bash:

My "puppy" is having the life of a princess. She is the happiest Labrador on the planet. I wouldn't think of leaving her out in the rain. I spend more on her than on my kids. Next Icon: my kids screaming for Help...

FatAndy
12-11-2010, 14:23
How about this one?
http://forum.ixbt.com/weep.gif

Ruth123
12-11-2010, 14:50
How about this one?
http://forum.ixbt.com/weep.gif

Or this one (if it isn't copyrighted)
http://www.clipartguide.com/_named_clipart_images/0511-0701-3118-0927_Businessman_Holding_a_Help_Sign_clipart_image.jpg

or this one:
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_dhJcewUrnkc/S7ARJhFjr_I/AAAAAAAAAjg/9FsmtGcpfEs/s1600/funny-dog-pictures-called-help.jpg

or:
http://www.innocentenglish.com/funny-pics/lolcats/cute-cat-sinking-sofa.jpg

jordanioni
31-01-2011, 22:29
Let me add:
http://img1.liveinternet.ru/images/attach/c/2//69/521/69521891_1295550333_HELP_by_Anuk.jpg

or else:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3098/2622402144_6409d66533.jpg

or:
http://www.inpic.ru/pic/5323-df3311f1.jpg

MaidMary
02-02-2011, 12:35
or:
http://www.innocentenglish.com/funny-pics/lolcats/cute-cat-sinking-sofa.jpg

Love the kitty!!!