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Last September, in the wake of a rather unpopular redesign of the El Reg comments icons (an outrage subsequently dubbed "Icongate" by shaken Vulture Central staff), we asked you, our beloved readers, to suggest possible new icons, the better for you to express your feelings on our world-class IT news coverage. We then forgot …


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  1. dunncha

    Who is this Bill Gates guy

    And why does he deserve 2 icons of his own.

    I like the 'Big Brother' icon and the 'suck on this' icon

    The problem is it's a little like shutting the stable door after the horse has bolted.

    Jacqui is gone now so all this big Brother snooping is going to stop isn't it........

    A shouty shouty for me please....

  2. Lionel Baden 1

    let me be the first to welcome

    our iconic overlords

  3. Hermes

    May I be the first

    to welcome our new icon overlords!

  4. Admiral Grace Hopper

    Very tasty, thank you

    However, I still think we need to talk about the fixed width thing.

  5. Will Godfrey Silver badge

    Yeah, but what about

    {click} Brrrrrrrrrrr

  6. The Original Ash


    Now, how about an RSS feed which includes everything but Odds and Sods? You know... *I.T.* News...!


  7. Anonymous Coward

    The great iconoclasts

    ....can now express themselves!

  8. Jim Morrow
    Paris Hilton

    I don't get it

    Where's the Paris Hilton angle?

  9. Liam Johnson

    oo, oo, which to choose

    I, for one, welcome our new comment icons

  10. Steve Davies 3 Silver badge

    All that is missing is

    A sinking ship (aka SCO) otherwise, mine is a pint of OTT (Old Tongham Tasty)

  11. Hatan Skaaf

    Badgers' paws...

    Aah, poor badgers...

  12. Test Man


    Just testing!

  13. Paul Donnelly

    hee hee hee....

    We need a Moderatrix icon cracking her whip!

  14. Maverick


    a Friday icon !!!

  15. Jason Bloomberg Silver badge

    Who he ?

    <--- Okay, I'll admit my ignorance, but who is that ?

  16. fran 2

    I for one

    welcome our new icon overlords

  17. Anonymous Coward

    Risky, but...

    To pre-empt all the people, who inspite of the warning, will post requestiong an icon:

    Yeah, but what about a "yeah but what about an [insert demand] icon?" icon.

    Oh the post-modernity

    (please don't ban me! - Pint, 'cos I'll buy you one if you don't!)

  18. Chris Harden


    Olllllllld Skooooool.

    That is all.

  19. Alexander 3
    Thumb Up

    Icon demand!

    How about a "I want more icons" icon?

  20. Maverick

    how long before . .

    someone posts enough comments to use ALL of the new ones?

    as if . .

  21. neb


    'your foster parents are dead'

    no they're not, i just rang them on the phone and they said you suck =)

  22. Mike Richards Silver badge

    @ The Original Ash

    'Now, how about an RSS feed which includes everything but Odds and Sods? You know... *I.T.* News...!'

    No, no, no - a much better idea would be an RSS feed which only contained the Odds & Sods. You know... interesting stuff.

  23. David Mayne 1

    I demand...

    ...a saucy moderatrix icon!

  24. Anonymous Coward
    Big Brother

    who is thos one as well?

    <<--- never seen him before... me think

  25. Anonymous Coward

    Missed one

    What about the "We love the moderatrix" icon?

  26. I ain't Spartacus Gold badge

    I have nothing to say

    But I want to use one of the pretty new icons. So:


    I may even howl at the moon, or go on the BBC's Have Your Say.

    I reckon I'm fully qualified for a job on the Daily Mail...

  27. Richard Cain 1

    @ Jason Bloomberg

    I think it's Jimmy Edwards, 1950's comedian who starred as the headmaster in the BBC series "Whacko!"

  28. The Beer Monster


    I think you mean an "Any day with a 'y' in it" icon

  29. h00f zillá

    Nice one

    Good work, cheers!

  30. Avalanche


    <- Please replace this one with a Guinness-icon

  31. Robert Ramsay

    @Jason Bloomberg

    It's Jimmy Edwards in "Wacko!". But I'm not sure what you would want to use it for. Unless it's the ignorant schooling the ignorant in line with the Dunning-Krueger effect.

  32. Anonymous Coward
    Paris Hilton

    Re: hee hee hee....

    I so agree, and would be prepared to model for said icon.

    As a Goth Dominatrix I have my own corset & whip.

    Paris? well us sexy girls have to stick together.

  33. Sarah Bee (Written by Reg staff)

    Re: I have nothing to say

  34. strum Silver badge

    @who he?

    I can't believe the Register employs people as old as me.

  35. Alistair 2
    Paris Hilton

    A first class selection, and no mistake

    But only one at a time?

    Paris because she isn't that fussy

  36. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    @Jason Bloomberg

    Jimmy Edwards (I think).

    What I want to know is, where is John Bull for the patriotards?

  37. Anonymous Coward

    what is this one ?

    what is this one ?

  38. The Original Ash

    @Mike Richards

    You mean like this?

    No, I work in a Primary School. I need to not get NSFW content, which almost certainly appears on the Odds feed. It's why I've removed the Reg RSS feed from my desktop.

  39. Greg J Preece


    <<<< Did you get this from The Terminator: Future Shock? Has someone else in the vicinity played T:FS, the greatest and most underappreciated game of all time?

    Man, that game was awesome. So, so awesome.

  40. MnM

    wot no 'Daggerin' icon?

    could have been useful. Thanks El Reg, aside from this glaring omission. Anway, to the meat of what I'm trying to say: who is the pedantic nazi grammar dude? He looks like a Stalin/Elvis cross to my untrained eye.

    Pint as it's gone 11am and it really is time for one.

    btw if anyone has a pair of glasto tickets going spare, then the pint icon would also apply!

  41. EdwardP

    Bloody result.

    Between the pint, the hand grenade, and the flames: I'm covered.

    Mission accomplished El Reg.

  42. Jason Bloomberg Silver badge

    Jimmy Edwards

    @ Richard Cain 1, @ Robert Ramsay : Of course it is ! Many thanks.

    Mouse-over pops-up "Pedantic grammar nazi alert". Surely that should be Nazi with a capital "N" ? And isn't "grammer Nazi" a Proper Noun so should it be capital "G" as well ? I'd argue that should be hyphenated too, "Grammar-Nazi", but that may just be my old schooling.

    So I get to use Jimmy in anger :-)

    And cue the debate on whether Proper Noun is a Proper Noun.

  43. Greg J Preece

    @Hazel Rees

    "As a Goth Dominatrix I have my own corset & whip."

    You have my attention.

  44. Was Steve
    Big Brother

    @AC - 09:31

    I *think* it's Big Brother from a film version of 1984, I'm not sure. Obviously to protect El Reg from having to change it to the current Home Secretary, as Gordo Brown seems to be changing ministers like undercrackers at the mo'... ;)

  45. Tony S
    Big Brother

    @AC 9:31

    It looks like the picture of Big Brother from the version of the film made in 1984 with John Hurt and Richard Burton. If so, the actor whose face was used was Bob Flag

  46. Stephen Hunt
    Big Brother

    1984 - the film

    < The guy from the film.

  47. Maverick

    @ The Beer Monster

    I'll drink to that

  48. Anonymous Coward

    Just having a go....

    ....and since I'm going to watch Terminator Salvation tonight I'll go with this one please, nice!

  49. Major N
    Big Brother


    I believe this is Big Brother, from the film version of 1984. Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.

    Also, am I the only person to think the Trolling Alert icon is redundant, since Trolls are highly unlikely to use the icon?

  50. Jolyon Ralph


    Still haven't got one that's entirely suitable for a follow-up question, the paris hilton one has a question mark on it, but that's not really the same.

    Swap it out for the crummy cross-breed terminator/frankenstein one!



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