Re: [Geary] new ideas for the spam/junk icon in Geary

Hey Federico,

On Wed, Jun 22, 2016 at 8:49 PM, Federico Bruni <fede inventati org> wrote:

but I'd like to ask for feedback here about the current spam icon.
Do you like it? Do you think that it communicates well its meaning?

It does currently make the cultural assumption that the user knows what the historical meaning of the word "spam" is, which many people don't - hence it isn't great.

I would suggest to use a simple hexagon with a centered exclamation mark (similarly to the spam button in Gmail).

That'll probably work well, so would something like the standard road warning triangle[0]. Ideally, which ever icon is uses should communicate "warning" more than "attention".

Note also that the folder list may get reworked for 0.13 and may no longer use icons at all, per the mockup in Bug 737862[0]. That's a fair way off though, and it's not yet set in stone, so fixing the Spam icon for the moment is still worth doing.

Patches welcome! :)


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