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KickStarter We need more buttons

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Zizka

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The bottom-right brofist definitely needs to be replaced with something, to better reflect the new nesting of buttons within.
Personally, I'd remove 'Brofist' because it's not representative (it's a button for all ratings). I made this:
p4O8lTn.png

I also made a second version for once it's been clicked/pressed:
VEpCXgr.png


In action:
be4yYkJ.gif


We could therefore replace the text "Brofist" and the "brofist" icon with something which is more representative (a button for buttons).
 

jackofshadows

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How about instead of big red circle make an empty circle and cramp inside 4 or 9 as tiny as possible the most prominent buttons.
 

Peachcurl

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Personally, I'd remove 'Brofist' because it's not representative (it's a button for all ratings). I made this:
p4O8lTn.png

I also made a second version for once it's been clicked/pressed:
VEpCXgr.png


In action:
be4yYkJ.gif


We could therefore replace the text "Brofist" and the "brofist" icon with something which is more representative (a button for buttons).

Which would however eliminate the convenience of quickly rating something "brofist".

(also: please no blinking red light under each post ;) )
 
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Zizka

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It wouldn’t blink at all. It would only show the ”pushed“ version on the user’s end as the buttons panel is being displayed if that makes sense.

How about instead of big red circle make an empty circle and cramp inside 4 or 9 as tiny as possible the most prominent buttons.
I personally think buttons should appear under each post as before. Having to click a button to bring up a menu is a step backward in my opinion (but necessary, I hear).
 

Twiglard

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I personally think buttons should appear under each post as before. Having to click a button to bring up a menu is a step backward in my opinion (but necessary, I hear).
It actually can be enabled back in XF2.
 

GhostCow

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I pretty sure having the buttons hidden saves bandwidth or cpu cycles or something. I like it better this way anyway. It was a huge waste of space
 

agris

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In order to improve the doughnut button, it should be upgraded in functionality to be more like Clippy, the old Microsoft assistant in word/excel. While you are busy writing a post it should pop up and give advice on spelling mistakes and formatting. It should also recommend which buttons you use to tag peoples' posts with.

DarkUnderlord can this please be your next forum project
 

ERYFKRAD

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In order to improve the doughnut button, it should be upgraded in functionality to be more like Clippy, the old Microsoft assistant in word/excel. While you are busy writing a post it should pop up and give advice on spelling mistakes and formatting. It should also recommend which buttons you use to tag peoples' posts with.

DarkUnderlord can this please be your next forum project
What you want quest markers next boyo?
 

CyberWhale

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DarkUnderlord we need a button where you are laughing at someone else's expense. I currently use
rating_lulz.gif
for both funny remakes and laughing at someone, but TBH this is probably too subtle for Codex dwelling autists. Something like this
PrBejJ9.gif
but preferably more lively.

EDIT: There was a great one that drinks water and then spits it out while laughing, but I'm unable to find it ATM.
 
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Semiurge

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The bottom-right brofist definitely needs to be replaced with something, to better reflect the new nesting of buttons within.
Personally, I'd remove 'Brofist' because it's not representative (it's a button for all ratings). I made this:
p4O8lTn.png

I also made a second version for once it's been clicked/pressed:
VEpCXgr.png


In action:
be4yYkJ.gif


We could therefore replace the text "Brofist" and the "brofist" icon with something which is more representative (a button for buttons).

Just make "button" black and white. Red does not play well with the blue-gray backgrounds.
 
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Zizka

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I doubt it would good in black and white. Still, at the moment, to have “brofist” represent ratings is shoddy design to me. “Brofist” is a rating itself, it shouldn’t stand for a whole category.

What icon could obviously represent ratings without having the write “ratings” to keep things uncluttered? A scale? Something RPG-themed would be great but I have no idea.
 

Sharpedge

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In order to improve the doughnut button, it should be upgraded in functionality to be more like Clippy, the old Microsoft assistant in word/excel. While you are busy writing a post it should pop up and give advice on spelling mistakes and formatting. It should also recommend which buttons you use to tag peoples' posts with.

DarkUnderlord can this please be your next forum project
What you want quest markers next boyo?
The 'Dex is currently complaining about its durability system (the change from the old layout to this one), so clearly adding quest markers is the next logical step to placate the current users.
 

agris

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In order to improve the doughnut button, it should be upgraded in functionality to be more like Clippy, the old Microsoft assistant in word/excel. While you are busy writing a post it should pop up and give advice on spelling mistakes and formatting. It should also recommend which buttons you use to tag peoples' posts with.

DarkUnderlord can this please be your next forum project
What you want quest markers next boyo?
The 'Dex is currently complaining about its durability system (the change from the old layout to this one), so clearly adding quest markers is the next logical step to placate the current users.

it makes me irrationally happy to imagine the sanity-fraying impact of something like a deranged Donut-clippy providing un-asked for RPGcodex cultural sensitivity tips to all users with accounts less than 3 years old
 
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Zizka

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Rename it to Ratings and put an RPGCodex troll face next to it.

Ok, I tried to make a few versions for the ratings icon. I managed to make it 32x32 by changing 'rating' to 'rate'. I thought about adding the devil tail poking from behind the sign but didn't want it to be too busy. The icon could go right next to +quote, without the need to add text at all (since the icon says everything). I've used this as the reference:

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A.
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Best version in my opinion although the animation might be too much for some.

B.
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Static.

C.
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D.
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E.
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G.
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