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Thread: Clearer button text would benefit our International members

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    Senior Member Jeff's Avatar
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    Clearer button text would benefit our International members

    The word "Post" on the "Post a Poll" button seems to consistently get the attention of those who speak English as a second language. "New Topic" just ain't cutting it. Is the button text modifiable? "Post a Topic" would probably be better.

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    Good observation, Jeff.

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    Jeff & Scorpion, I can replace the icons for New Topic, Post, and Post a Poll with custom icons. Would anybody be interested in contributing such buttons. Obviously, they should be clear and take up as little download time as possible. Wise.

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    Sure...

    I'll do it.

    We just have to agree on the text for the buttons. I think "Post a Topic" and "Start a Poll" would be good or "Post a Topic" and "Post a Poll." Either way would be better than having "New Topic" represent starting a new topic because sometimes the same users overlook it in favor of "Post a Poll" several times.

    What file type(s) do you need for the buttons? I'm assuming either a GIF or JPG, correct?

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    I hope you don't mind, Jeff, but I was bored yesterday and came up with these as an idea.



    Maybe you could start a poll with ideas for the text on them (I just put on what I thought of first. I'm sure someone else could think of something that would work better)

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    Oh yeah, we could emphasize Topic, Poll, and Reply by making them a brighter color (red, blue, etc) while keeping the word Post on each button black if you thought that would help.

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