The El Reg Central Overseeing Commentard Soviet has been instructed to put out feelers to determine whether you, our beloved readers, fancy some extra comments icons to add to the mighty arsenal available to better express your feelings on topics of international import. It's been 18 months or so since we last had an iconography …
This one would see heavy use...
My first thought.
We also need a bacon sandwich.
Popcorn is nice and all, but isn't a bacon buttie a better nibble?
Bollocks to popcorn, commentards.
Think what could be achieved with .wav "icons".
Return of the ! Badgers
Banging head against wall, for where facepalm doesn't quite cover it?
That evil robot face burn it with fire thing from the Technologic music video for when our metal overlords are jsut about to strike?
Yeah! Right! Oi! Eighties, pipe down.
ugh animated gifs.
Just kill me now.
Good idea --- how about a 'kill me now' icon?
I would suggest that an image of Rush Limbaugh banging himself with a microphone be used instead of the image proposed.
As an update to the Paris icon, and in honor of SPB's latest.
Let users upload a selection of their own 32x32 bitmaps. Banhammer available in case of penis.
"Banhammer available in case of penis."
Brings back memories of the moderatrix and her gleefully-administered emasculations.
Come back Ms Bee, it's just not the same without you!
... it's rubbish. Needs to be far more troll-like (take inspiration from The Hobbit)
Are you new to the Intarpipes?
I agree. A troll should look something like this
I think that successful troll has been successful.
Depends whether you want a Nordic furry troll or a Discworld rock troll.
"Sort the troll icon
... it's rubbish. Needs to be far more troll-like (take inspiration from The Hobbit)"
Or a fannyboi, now there's a TROLL for you!
For obvious reasons.
Yes, or the end of a bell...again for obvious reasons!
Agreed. And said chicken should appear being visibly throttled...
A snout in a trough (for the sort of graft that the UK now does so well)
A bishop's mitre (for all sorts of religious and unscientific beliefs)
A justice statue with scales that don't balance (where there's one law for us, one law for them)
Some police line tape (for "nothing to see here, move along!")
And most importantly, what about the ability to combine up to four icons? So if discussing some spurious technical angle to Margaret Moran's expenses, we could have a snout in a trough, a thumbs down, an imbalanced justice, and some police tape.
"A bishop's mitre (for all sorts of religious and unscientific beliefs)"
Also acts as an alternative to the male chicken - possibly for religious scandals?
I think a police tape icon would actually be good too.
We need a fandroid, Popcorn, kamikaze
and for the yanks - an asshat
and for the yanks - an asshat
Would it be legal to use David Cameron's image?
Better yet, Mutt Romney or Paul Ryan, aka the Lyin' Twins...
A nice glass of wine for those of us with slightly more sophisticated tastes would be nice too.
I would like to have Steve Jobs with a halo back again.
Also, can we have a different icon than the Anonymous mask for anonymous posts. They're not the same thing.
Also, can you put a block on Bob Vistakin using the Linux logo? Some of us Linux users find it embarrasing.
Surely the Anonymous icon should be a chicken?
And a flying chair
Most Linux users have a lot more to be embarrassed about then Bob Vistakin ...
As for icons - ditch the whole thing. It's just irritating and childish.
Another vote here for bringing back the old ones, they were much better.
The angel/devil ones now are awful, the fanboi one makes no sense, troll guy is from 4chan, and we really REALLY need the El Reg gravestone back.
For when only a re-creation of an incident will do :-)
Definitily a Playmobil icon ...
ennui and schadenfreude.
You're thinking about Apple/Samsung aren't you?
'Buddy Jesus' perhaps as in 'That's karma for ya' ?
Wouldn't a Tweedledum and Tweedledee one be more appropriate for out of control lawyers?
(One change I'd like would be to change "Anonymous Coward" back to "Anonymous Vulture". This is not Slashdot and sometimes there are good reasons to post anonymously)
Add in other trollface type meme images, including but not limited to
Facedesk (possibly animated)
rotten apple / apple core
broken android (best example http://www.iadea.com/sites/www.iadea.com/files/images/broken-android.jpg )
I miss the hand grenade icon. It allowed a warmer and more personal response than nuking from orbit.
Also, how about a "Where's the bacon angle?" icon, possibly featuring a perplexed pig.
Finally, perhaps an icon of a toilet obscured by a red ring with a diagonal slash, indicating an objection to toilet humour etc, to be used whenever that Hard Reg chap feels the need to squeeze a peurile and lunch-ruining bodily functions gag into a console review and we need to remind him that El Reg isn't Viz.
we need to remind him that El Reg isn't Viz.
Spoilsport. After me trying to encourage that view..
Oooh! oooh! Not just any hand grenade. The Holy Hand Grenade. As an animated gif.
A maggoty apple. (All purpose)
A bowler hat to represent the establishment view.
A Shoreditch Triangle...in case of breakdowns.
<- And there I was thinking this was a Shoreditch Triangle...
And one for rank, steaming hypocrisy. I favour a picture of Tony Blair.