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About the envelope signs in the left

  1. Jan 17, 2008 #1

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    I've not paid much attention to them till now. Most are self-explanatory. But today that I took a closer look, I didn't understand the difference between a couple. There must be a list somewhere, saying what each symbol means. Anybody can guide me? :confused:

    And I'm not a bit ashamed to have not to understood such a thing. :grumpy:
     
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  3. Jan 17, 2008 #2

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    There used to be an explanation at the bottom of the home page.

    The plain envelopes just show a thread was started, the little lines shooting out of the top seem to indicate a certain number of posts/activity, the little bombs show you've posted in the thread, fire shows the thread has (I think) at leat 500 views. Supposedly the bombs are little people.
     
  4. Jan 17, 2008 #3

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    No explanation in home page.

    There's a new thread in classical physics with no reply yet, called collision of pool balls. I cant figure out what's the little projection on the top of the enveleope?

    Thanks a lot anyway.
     
  5. Jan 17, 2008 #4

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    You mean the thing that looks like a letter sticking out of the envelope? I think that means that something new was posted since you last checked it.
     
  6. Jan 17, 2008 #5

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    You mean where the envelope was open?
     
  7. Jan 17, 2008 #6

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    You are both correct it seems. Open and somthing sticking out. Open would mean nobody has replied?

    I could have verified Doc Al's explanation by not directly coming into this thread, but just by coming into this forum, and looking at the sign!
     
  8. Jan 17, 2008 #7

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    I think there was a little key at the bottom of every forum in the Nexus skin but since its been dropped there doesn't seem to be any way to check. I do have a vague memory of seeing it once in the prime skin but I can't for the life of me recall where.
     
  9. Jan 17, 2008 #8

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    Found it. If you look at your subscribed threads theres a key at the bottom of that page that tells you what the different envelopes mean.
     
  10. Jan 17, 2008 #9

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    No. It just means that something new was posted since the last time you looked at the thread.

    I just verified this when I looked at this thread. Before I opened it, the envelope showed open (since you had added your post). After I read your new post, I checked the listing: the envelope was closed (since nothing new was added since I last looked at the thread).
     
  11. Jan 17, 2008 #10

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    Good eye! I knew I'd seen it somewhere recently.
     
  12. Jan 17, 2008 #11

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    We can always rely on Kurdt, he should be mentor of forum oddities.
     
  13. Jan 17, 2008 #12

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    :rofl: I just remember loads of rubbish. Thats why I often win the local pub quiz much to the dismay of the people 20 years my senior.
     
  14. Jan 17, 2008 #13

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    I have got the most info about PF from Kurdt. A new post must be created for him.
     
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    Then why both open sign and new letter sticking out? Any one would have done.

    (Now going to check the info given by "Oddities Guru". If he becomes a mentor, I'm sure he'll just keep on making new signs with his inventiveness.)
     
  16. Jan 17, 2008 #15

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    I'm looking at the bottom of this page and not finding it...! Are there words or just a symbol? :confused: again...
     
  17. Jan 17, 2008 #16

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    Is that the subscribed threads page accessed from the quick links button at the top of the page?

    Here it is anyway.

    [​IMG]
     
  18. Jan 17, 2008 #17

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    Wow Kurdt! Thank YOU. But why can't I see it? It is not in the quick links at the top. Is it because you're a contributor, and can see things I can't? The other two can do whatever they like anyway.
     
  19. Jan 17, 2008 #18

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    Well theres something I don't know. Greg or Chroot will have to answer that or someone else who isn't a contributor confirm it. But I see no reason why only contributors and mentors can see it. Perhaps you are just looking in the wrong place.

    www.physicsforums.com/subscription.php

    Thats the link to the page where I can see it.
     
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    Its in quite an obscure place where I'm sure the majority of members have never seen so I wouldn't worry :smile:
     
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