Hello there @staff ,
I was thinking to develop a few new icons - especially one that shows there are new messages in the chat.
Is there a way to download official ones to modify?
Is there any other icon you guys need?
No, @Bogusheadbox, no more F111 icons.
Thanks @komemiute! I’ll have a think.
Our icons are generally scalable vector fonts, so they work at any resolution, and usually are from something like https://fontawesome.com/ (at it’s MIT license friendly).
The chat is in a bit of limbo, in that highlighting it when anyone says anything (like it used to) is useful but slows down the front-page of the forum a bit. I’ll have a good look at it next week to see what I can do to improve that. I think it should highlight if anyone mentions your name explicitly though.
For emoticons or emoji, we can use any jpg/gif you can supply and I’ll happily set them up. They do need to scale down to 20x20 size, but you can convey quite a lot in that
A workaround for the chat icon might be to set a ‘watch’ on the Chat thread, i.e. go here:
and then set the tracking option (at the bottom of the topic) to ‘Watching’. Worth a go at least
Is the slow down due to check/refresh rate?
If so, can it be slowed down to one check per 5 minutes or even longer?
We’re not really trying to make it the new Whatsapp after all, just give a rough idea if there’s something going on …
About the rest, ok for me- should I create something, can I submit it to someone before showing it the plebe?
I think I’m going to use this thread, if it’s cool.
The workaround works New year, new icons - #3 by fearlessfrog
In the meanwhile, I changed my icon.