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    Greetings all!

    I have been a member of this forum for only a short while (I'm still a newbie, lol). When explaining why certain sentences are correct or incorrect, I think it would be useful to have an icon for such. I see that the smiley icons here are abundant, and this makes for a very animated forum. But, there aren't many teacher-oriented icons.

    Such as, icons for:
    Vulgar language (a caution sign perhaps?)*
    Correct, incorrect usages
    a strike-out feature (not an icon, but still aids teachers in doing what they do best)

    I hope my ideas will be taken into consideration. I look forward to hearing with others have to say.

    Saludos!


    * I see that there is, in fact, an icon for bad words. But, it doesn't seem very effective. Is this little man holding a sign? The letters are white, and are not easily seen....

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    As far as I know, we are limitied to what is available in the editor. People do use the thumbs-up for correct. For incorrect, there is a tradition of using an asterix before the phrase, which is easy to do, though many will not be familiar with the idea. I don't know whether further emoticons can be imported- let's see what the webmaster says.

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    Default Re: Correct / Incorrect icons

    It sounds like a great idea to me. New emoticons can certainly be imported into the forum. Any examples for the above would be appreciated.

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    Default Re: Correct / Incorrect icons

    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    People do use the thumbs-up for correct.
    Ok then, how about a "thumbs down" for incorrect?

    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    For incorrect, there is a tradition of using an asterix before the phrase, which is easy to do, though many will not be familiar with the idea.
    That's the problem, I guess. I had no idea about that....



    I'll think more about examples, Red. Thanks for listening, y'all!

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    Did I understand you correctly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red5
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    Red: Oh, yes. These seem perfect! I suppose I'll try to remember the "codes", unless they are added to our icon directory...



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    Thanks for the idea.

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    Rest assured, they're available to all along with the other smilies.

    BTW, feel free to make any other suggestions like that - I like it!

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