Well obviously they should include....
Big (Credit?) Crunch
Windows Vista "The System for the 90's "
YANI (Yet another new iPod)
Shaken staff at Vulture Central are today locked en masse* in the traditional darkened room sipping sweet tea following the rather adverse reaction to our redesigned comments icons. While a few people favoured us with thoughtful analysis of the new-look El Reg, most were venting steam from both ears while foaming at the mouth …
PH, (evil)BillG (evil)SteveB are back at least, so it was worthwhile working up a sweat about this.
I would like to see a (evil)Jobs, 2000AD and an Atari logo (mainly cos I really liked my old STe) though I don't suppose I'll get those.
Oh well, time to send the recall signal to my army of robo-laser-gnats.
PH 'cos she also makes me work up a sweat
I would say that a "Halo" and "Devil" picture is needed to represent the Government, you could use Gordon Brown or maybe you could modify pictures of the Palace of Westminster.
Maybe a picture of a laptop on a train as well...
I notie that there are love and hate icons for Apple and Windows, but what about Linux as well?
Those are all I can think of from the top of my head.
So that us commentards can easily draw your attention to future suggestions for new icons. I know that some suggestions for vital icons I have made in the past seem to have been inadvertently overlooked by reg staff.
Unfortunately I cannot remember what any of those suggestions are - perhaps you could ask a member of staff to look back through all the old comments to find them.
Some new ideas though
A paytard icon (perhaps someone lighting a cigar with a twenty pound note)
A freetard icon (A picture of a junkie mugger would suffice)
You restored some of the icons but not all? Or is my reload failing me? (well, I hadn't used this computer with the new Reg look yet, so the new icons shouldn't be in my cache...) Dead Vulture for PM now.
Ideas for new icons? Hm... I pass for now.
And as I expected, the site looks fine in my smaller, lower-res (1024x768) monitor at work, while there is a tad too much idle grey space in my home wide-screen (1440x900).
...a Twat-O-Tron icon?
I envisage a steampunk-style engine powered by bile, flicking spittle and sweat as it struggles to make those effete liberals understand its perfectly reasonable middle-english views.*
*I realise this might be a bit difficult to portray in 32x32px, but I can dream.
Something about them. Something fair and accurate. Something that clearly indicates that they are a lying, selfish, egotistical, back-stabbing, self-serving, conniving, sleazy, dishonest, imbecilic, inbred, technophobic AND technophiliac, interfering, power-hungry, dictatorial, hypocritical ASSHOLES.
Something like that. Especially that Gordon Brown, his eyes are too close together.
The "REG" headstone's lettering runs together a bit much. I like the new Tux icon, but he's not as recognizable. Perhaps a BSDaemon and the flying Windows icons should balance him out, but Gates already has two icons of his own. All around, I don't see a problem. The flaming head is nice, or is that an onion family? I'm guessing it's a flaming head, which will be my icon because I'm sure that's where allowing comments on this story is heading.
A steaming turd (for poor tech or any New Labour policy)
A box of tissues (for anything truly exciting)
A "G" eating the world (work it out....)
A crashing vehicle (plane, train or automobile)
Big Brother (of 1984 fame, not the bug or defectives mincing about the telly)
A juggling walrus on a jet-ski (I just want to see if you can draw something like that icon sized)
And, finally, how about the ability to link in our own icon (say, sub 2kb and 32x32pixels)
Where? All i see so far is the same ones that look like they were made by a 5yr old using MS Paint.
Worst. Change. EVAR! The *proper* icons have all always been absolutely perfect.
As for new ones, how about Tom, the Will-It-Blend guy. Handy for the new Nano page, as well as everything made by Microsoft.
You could have an icon that represents the popular "I for one welcome our new overlords" phrase. Also, an icon that represents and mocks Facebook. Furthermore, an icon that represents and mocks the Web 2.0 phenomenon, although I'm not sure how you will encapsulate this with a little picture.
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