Epic or Fail?

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  1. Dann Petty Dann Petty

    Not sure if the lightning bolt is making sense to 'hit' if something is awesome. Fail is obvious on the right but what does the lightning bolt mean to you? Would a simple thumbs up be better?

    about 3 years ago

  2. Manik Rathee Manik Rathee

    If you go thumbs up, thumbs down should replace fail.

    Right now there is definitely a disconnect between the two buttons.

    about 3 years ago

  3. Chris Young Chris Young

    I reckon the thumbs up is a better option.

    about 3 years ago

  4. Jonathan Bowden Jonathan Bowden

    i really dig the lightning bolt. makes sense to me.

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    about 3 years ago

  5. Dann Petty Dann Petty

    But aren't we tired of the thumbs up/down? To me, a lightning bolt icon suggest something awesome, powerful, stellar. I do however think if we do a lightning bolt for awesome, we need something better than just fail written out for 'fail.' Def a disconnect going on. Any suggestions? If awesome = lightning bolt, fail = ?

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    about 3 years ago

  6. Eric Pronk Eric Pronk

    Maybe a simple cross or something?

    about 3 years ago

  7. Charles Riccardi Charles Riccardi

    Dann, yes!!! The thumbs up or down is super lame, and overused. I think the lightning bolt could work, but users would have to be trained sort of speak. I'll post something on a sec ;)

    about 3 years ago

  8. Dann Petty Dann Petty

    sweet yea, if anyone has suggestions I'd love to see some thoughts! we gotta get our minds away from the thumbs...

    about 3 years ago

  9. Dann, what about this? I think this translates pretty clearly no?

    about 3 years ago

  10. Matt D. Smith Matt D. Smith

    Lighting bolt is cool. Maybe a cloud for 'fail' ?

    Another idea: " ! " for epic and " . " for not epic (punctuation play)

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    about 3 years ago

  11. Dann Petty Dann Petty

    Definitely think the '!' could be cool. Maybe '?' for fail... LIke '?' What were they thinking... Interesting idea Matt for sure.

    about 3 years ago

  12. Dann Petty Dann Petty

    HAHA, Charles, dude. Genius! When you click it maybe the screen could fog up from the smell of the poop.

    Genius. Lightning bolt and Poop.

    about 3 years ago

  13. Shaun Moynihan Shaun Moynihan

    Hey Dann... personally I feel a lightning bolt/crossbones is a great combination as well. My only problem with the turd is that some people may 'fail' to recognize what it is due the turds size.

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    about 3 years ago

  14. Dustin Wilson Dustin Wilson

    It'd be best to just do the words "EPIC" for the left one and "FAIL" for the other one — if what you're wanting to convey are the words "EPIC" and "FAIL". If you're fine with their conveying "good" and "bad" any sort of iconography would work. Going that route I think Shaun's correct in that it's going to be hard to get something that small to register as "poop".

    Great work, though. I like the colors and the layout of what I can see at least is quite good.

    about 3 years ago

  15. Ken Loh Ken Loh

    Lightning bolt is cool for sure, however, the biggest problem I think is lack of clear usability. Thumbs Up and Down are pretty clearly understood norms. I think as designers, it's our duty to solve problems beyond just making cool visuals. Not saying it can't be done, but at the end of the day, if the user doesn't know what it means without experimenting first, it's usability fail.

    I suggest making sure both words "epic" and "fail" are used if you want to break out of the known norms.

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    about 3 years ago

  16. Daniel Vernon Daniel Vernon

    epicnesss? thumbs up for the thumbs up!

    about 3 years ago

  17. Trevor Gerzen Trevor Gerzen

    Love the idea of a lightning bolt for awesomesauce and skull-and-crossbones for you're-dead-to-me-ideas. The pink on the fail feels a bit positive to me though. Almost makes me feel encouraged to press it

    about 3 years ago

  18. Matt Kump? Matt Kump?

    I feel like lightning is only somewhat epic. Can you make it a tiger in chainmail instead?

    Also, I like the poop.

    about 3 years ago

  19. Dann Petty Dann Petty

    Totally agree Ken. Totally agree.

    I like the poop. If it can't be illustrated just right, it could work and add a little funny. Maybe do the devil horns / rock n roll hand for epic?

    about 3 years ago

  20. Herson Rodriguez Herson Rodriguez

    May be Sun / Cloud with rain

    about 3 years ago

  21. Shaun Moynihan Shaun Moynihan

    C'mon... you know you like my idea of lightning-bolt/crossbones, haha =]

    about 3 years ago

  22. Ken Loh Ken Loh

    Rock n roll hand as epic would be...well...epic.

    For poop to be illustrated properly, I think you need wiggly "stink" lines coming off the top.

    about 3 years ago

  23. Chris Young Chris Young

    I agree with Manik about using both thumbs up and down if you're going to use them.

    That said, Dustin's suggestion of 'EPIC' and 'FAIL' is a good combo.

    about 3 years ago

  24. Raul Raul

    And why dont you use 'WIN'?

    I love the design dann :)

    Call me weird but I love the 'poop' option though....

    about 3 years ago

  25. Dann Petty Dann Petty

    Haha Shonen, can you ever really go wrong with poopie?

    about 3 years ago

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