retiredjg wrote: ↑
Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:02 am
I just think symbols instead of words is moving in the wrong direction. People who are not accustomed to this don't know what to do. When you tell people to "edit", you also have to add "use the pencil thing" in case they don't know. Now we have a quote symbol instead of a word, color, url, etc.
Yes, I think icons in general are overused.
It would be better if there were some universally acknowledged symbols for various functions, but we're nowhere near that.
To give one current example, take the new icon that links to your Personal Messages. I still have no idea what symbolism the author had in mind, and hovering gave no additional clue as to the function.
If you were giving me a Rohrschach test, I'd say it's a head-on view of a car.
So, when I post in a thread to tell someone I sent them a personal message, I guess I need to tell them to click on the car thing.