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Old February 3, 2010, 02:23 PM   #1
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I'm just curious....

what is the difference in meaning between this:

and this:

I searched around in the FAQs and whatnot but found no answers....

I see them both on sticky locked threads and non-sticky locked threads...
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Old February 3, 2010, 02:47 PM   #2
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The first is obviously a locked thread, and the second is a locked thread in which you have posted.
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Old February 3, 2010, 02:50 PM   #3
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Ah!

I would have never figured that out. What an odd distinction. Thanks.

Commence with the

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Old February 3, 2010, 03:01 PM   #4
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I'll go a little further with the explanation since a bit of history is involved.

When TFL was started about 11 years ago, Rich wanted to personalize the thread/post images. The standard vbulletin image for a thread in which you have posted was an envelope with the arrow like the one in the locked thread image. He made that into a post sight type of image. The vb image for a thread in which you hadn't posted was simply the envelope, he made that into a bullet hole image.

However, he didn't change the images for locked threads and that is why the arrow isn't a familiar device. If the original images hadn't been changed, you would have seen that arrow/envelope combo next to many, many threads (and it would have been in the legend).
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Old February 3, 2010, 03:52 PM   #5
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That's makes more sense. I suppose that if I ever bothered with any other forums then I would probably have been able to figure that out.... but I spend all my time on TFL....

Aren't you guys lucky!



Feel free to lock this before you're tempted to answer that....
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Old February 5, 2010, 03:33 PM   #6
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