View Full Version : Bad threads in sheep's clothing -- or -- "The Absolute Write Medal of Dishonor"

Plot Device
12-09-2008, 07:22 AM
Every now and then I will be scanning the entire list of thread titles on a sub-forum, and I might happen upon a thread with some special little symbol tacked onto it. And I mistakenly think that the symbol means the thread has been awarded a medal of honor of some kind. But then on closer examination, I realize that the thread is actually a total dog.

Here is the "medal of honor" that I mistakenly have been thinking all this time is a GOOD thing to behold:



12-09-2008, 07:25 AM
I think that means there was an attachment (picture) somewhere in the thread. Looks cool, though...

12-09-2008, 07:25 AM
I was wondering what that was. Is it a trash can? I think I got one once. I said, "oh, how cute. Is that a little trash can? What does that mean?"

12-09-2008, 07:27 AM
The trash can means someone has deleted some posts, I think.

12-09-2008, 07:28 AM
And the star means someone liked the post?

12-09-2008, 07:29 AM
The trashcan means that a post has been soft-deleted (hidden) by a mod, the stars are member thread ratings--not many people use the option to rate threads. You can read about it here (http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/faq.php?faq=vb_board_usage#faq_vb_thread_rate).

Plot Device
12-09-2008, 09:26 AM
It kinda looks like this to me:


12-09-2008, 11:09 AM
Plot, from this day on everyone at AW will blame you for this thread which showed me how to rate threads.

I gave this one five stars.

I'm gonna have lots of fun with this. Thanks, Plot.

Ol' Fashioned Girl
12-09-2008, 04:19 PM
Shoo, Joe! Shoo! Shoo!

Go rate threads in your own subforum!


12-09-2008, 05:33 PM
Where's the "Daftest Thread Title Of 2008" thread? I got me a candidate!


12-09-2008, 05:38 PM
Where's the "Daftest Thread Title Of 2008" thread? I got me a candidate!


Why don't you start one?