yep the gleam works much better
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Whoa I did not think I'd spark two pages of replies
To me both types are problematic. Sounds dumb, I am sure. I am not "really" colorblind, that is, I don't just see shades of gray or something, I don't know the technical terms. It's basically that some colors blend into each other and I just can't tell the difference well. When the icons are right next to each other, it's not so bad. When I only see one kind, I could not for the life me reliably say "this is a topic with new posts".
I think for me the solution would be to make the "new posts" icon brighter. Maybe go for a reflective glass look.. I don't know.
I added a 4 point gleam as a test. How is that?
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Looks good, just need to add the gleam to the new icon when it's a thread you have replied to. You know, the one with the little yellow feather.
Then I guess you need to update the legend at the bottom of the page to indicate new posts using the new gleam icon.