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The GEMW arrows look old. Like, really old. So old even the official Grand Exchange page doesn't use them anymore. Jlun and Temujin already tried to do what this forum post wants to achieve back in March 2014, only to be shut down mercilessly by the Giant Mol. This is an attempt at saying "screw you" and doing it anyway.

However, this is still a community and saying "screw you" isn't very nice, so I want to hear from you instead - do you prefer Old or New?

Comparison

Name Positive Negative Unchanged Comments
Current http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/runescape2/images/d/da/Up.png/revision/20140329093048 http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/runescape2/images/d/da/Up.png/revision/20140329093048 http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/runescape2/images/d/da/Up.png/revision/20140329093048 http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/runescape2/images/f/f9/Down.png/revision/20140329093157 http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/runescape2/images/f/f9/Down.png/revision/20140329093157 http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/runescape2/images/f/f9/Down.png/revision/20140329093157 http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/runescape2/images/1/15/Unchg.png/revision/20140329104651 N/A
New 1 http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/runescape2/images/d/da/Up.png/revision/20140329160610 http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/runescape2/images/d/da/Up.png/revision/20140329160610 http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/runescape2/images/d/da/Up.png/revision/20140329160610 http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/runescape2/images/f/f9/Down.png/revision/20140329160514 http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/runescape2/images/f/f9/Down.png/revision/20140329160514 http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/runescape2/images/f/f9/Down.png/revision/20140329160514 http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/runescape2/images/1/15/Unchg.png/revision/20140329160509 Unchanged icon by Jlun2, other icons from the official Grand Exchange webpage
New 2 green.png green.png green.png red.png red.png red.png yellow.png / yellow.png / yellow.png By Mol
New 3 c49Zaft.png c49Zaft.png c49Zaft.png SGiryUv.png SGiryUv.png SGiryUv.png U4kMbIO.png By Iiii I I I
New 4 A0T3fPy.png A0T3fPy.png A0T3fPy.png rbKnFFN.png rbKnFFN.png rbKnFFN.png U4kMbIO.png By Heaven Sent (edit of Iiii I I I's design)
New 5 1sXgAiG.png 1sXgAiG.png 1sXgAiG.png rvlGzRC.png rvlGzRC.png rvlGzRC.png oxuJ6Pl.png By Metal Angel

Discussion

New Homebrew w/ triangles - as author of this wonderful post and grandmaster of everything that is arrow-ish. User talk:ThePsionic.png: RS3 Inventory image of User talk:ThePsionic ThePsionic Special:Contributions/ThePsionic.png: RS3 Inventory image of Special:Contributions/ThePsionic 08:50, August 19, 2016 (UTC)

Updated User talk:ThePsionic.png: RS3 Inventory image of User talk:ThePsionic ThePsionic Special:Contributions/ThePsionic.png: RS3 Inventory image of Special:Contributions/ThePsionic 15:53, August 19, 2016 (UTC)
Updated again User talk:ThePsionic.png: RS3 Inventory image of User talk:ThePsionic ThePsionic Special:Contributions/ThePsionic.png: RS3 Inventory image of Special:Contributions/ThePsionic 16:08, August 19, 2016 (UTC)

New but make the red lighter? c7454vS.png --Iiii I I I 15:27, August 19, 2016 (UTC)

Looks better ye User talk:ThePsionic.png: RS3 Inventory image of User talk:ThePsionic ThePsionic Special:Contributions/ThePsionic.png: RS3 Inventory image of Special:Contributions/ThePsionic 15:31, August 19, 2016 (UTC)

New - Liking the new icons betetr than the old ones pjJ4pBM.png Abyssal vine whip.png 15:49, August 19, 2016 (UTC)

UPDATE - Now includes homebrew icons made by Mol. You might want to change your decision because of these new additions. User talk:ThePsionic.png: RS3 Inventory image of User talk:ThePsionic ThePsionic Special:Contributions/ThePsionic.png: RS3 Inventory image of Special:Contributions/ThePsionic 15:53, August 19, 2016 (UTC)

homebrew - ๐Ÿ”™๐Ÿ”›๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ”œ๐Ÿ”š Quest.png Gaz Lloyd 7:^]Events!99s 15:57, August 19, 2016 (UTC)

UPDATE #2 - Homebrew has 3 unchanged icons now - if you choose Homebrew, please specify the chosen unchanged icon. Also fetus wants to join in. User talk:ThePsionic.png: RS3 Inventory image of User talk:ThePsionic ThePsionic Special:Contributions/ThePsionic.png: RS3 Inventory image of Special:Contributions/ThePsionic 16:08, August 19, 2016 (UTC)

Comment - Tbh the current arrows look best, if they are resized of course. Don't see why they should be changed, but I'm utterly indifferent on the matter. User_talk:Fswe1 Fswe1 Brassica Prime symbol.png 17:46, August 19, 2016 (UTC)

Support homebrew - I love a cup of home brewed graphical designs in the morning. --dDbvitC.pngScuzzy Betahib8CAd.png 23:27, August 19, 2016 (UTC)

Support version 3, based on Template:Increase etc. Strong oppose homebrew version - colors are not even close to the palette clearly defined here. --Iiii I I I 04:50, August 20, 2016 (UTC)

Fetus has a point User talk:ThePsionic.png: RS3 Inventory image of User talk:ThePsionic ThePsionic Special:Contributions/ThePsionic.png: RS3 Inventory image of Special:Contributions/ThePsionic 06:39, August 20, 2016 (UTC)

Plus the triangles are hard to read on low brightness. User talk:ThePsionic.png: RS3 Inventory image of User talk:ThePsionic ThePsionic Special:Contributions/ThePsionic.png: RS3 Inventory image of Special:Contributions/ThePsionic 06:40, August 20, 2016 (UTC)

Comment - If the New and Homebrew were changed in color to be the same as those detailed on the project page for the theme, then that would be ideal. So #98e553 for up, #cb1c00 for down and #f5eb4e for neutral. Ryan PM 07:02, August 20, 2016 (UTC)

Actually I'd still have issues with New and Homebrew. The lack of a distinctive outline is a step back in terms of usability, and a dark shape on a background that fades to dark may make it difficult to distinguish for colorblind people. The indicators don't have to be any more complicated than an arrow or triangle; see real-life stock indices. --Iiii I I I 04:40, August 21, 2016 (UTC)

Version 3 - Because it's the only new one that works when they're next to each other:

Name Positive Negative
Current http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/runescape2/images/d/da/Up.png/revision/20140329093048 http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/runescape2/images/d/da/Up.png/revision/20140329093048 http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/runescape2/images/d/da/Up.png/revision/20140329093048 http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/runescape2/images/f/f9/Down.png/revision/20140329093157 http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/runescape2/images/f/f9/Down.png/revision/20140329093157 http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/runescape2/images/f/f9/Down.png/revision/20140329093157
New http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/runescape2/images/d/da/Up.png/revision/20140329160610 http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/runescape2/images/d/da/Up.png/revision/20140329160610 http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/runescape2/images/d/da/Up.png/revision/20140329160610 http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/runescape2/images/f/f9/Down.png/revision/20140329160514 http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/runescape2/images/f/f9/Down.png/revision/20140329160514

http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/runescape2/images/f/f9/Down.png/revision/20140329160514

Homebrew green.png green.png green.png red.png red.png red.png
Version 3 c49Zaft.png c49Zaft.png c49Zaft.png SGiryUv.png SGiryUv.png SGiryUv.png

cqm 07:15, 22 Aug 2016 (UTC) (UTC)]

Switch to Heaven Sent's version below. Works really well and is the most clear. cqm 20:17, 23 Aug 2016 (UTC) (UTC)

Version 3 โ€“ Maybe as a traditional arrow though? A0T3fPy.png A0T3fPy.png A0T3fPy.png rbKnFFN.png rbKnFFN.png rbKnFFN.png I can supply SVG images if wished โ€” Heaven Sent (talk) 09:33, August 23, 2016 (UTC)

If you insist on updating, then Version 3 is the best because it's simplicity makes it easier and faster to recognize. Although the current ones do that the best, and the goal of every edit should be to make things easier/better for our users. 167.244.212.246 13:03, August 23, 2016 (UTC) Degenret01 (talk) 13:05, August 23, 2016 (UTC)

It's obvious that a lot of people have a lot of input about a lot of things. For this reason, I want to keep suggestions for new styles open until the end of this week (Sunday 28 August 2016) and have a week-long vote afterwards. Currently everything is all over the place with new styles continually suggested, and it's more of a mess than I intended it to be. I've updated the arrows with Heaven Sent's style, although it's lacking an "unchanged" icon at the time being. User talk:ThePsionic.png: RS3 Inventory image of User talk:ThePsionic ThePsionic Special:Contributions/ThePsionic.png: RS3 Inventory image of Special:Contributions/ThePsionic 22:57, August 24, 2016 (UTC)

They were just modifications of Iiii's design, so I intended the no-change icon to remain the same. I updated the comparison table to reflect that; hope you don't mind. โ€” Heaven Sent (talk) 23:06, August 24, 2016 (UTC)

Old looks too old - Out of those current ones shown I'd choose "New 1". Also inspired by "New 1" and mol's suggestion I made these: 1sXgAiG.png oxuJ6Pl.png rvlGzRC.png Needless to say I like these the best since they look exactly how I'd want them to look. 7:^] I also like the New 3, it's simple and gets the job done. Lucky chaotic claw.png Metal Angel cut your wrists sample text 17:24, August 25, 2016 (UTC)

Gave more thought for this - Iiii I I I's design is hands down the best, it's simple, perhaps timeless, get's the work done and like cqm stated "it's the only new one that works when they're next to each other" Lucky chaotic claw.png Metal Angel cut your wrists sample text 18:57, August 25, 2016 (UTC)
I'm gonna include them in the table anyway because why the hell not User talk:ThePsionic.png: RS3 Inventory image of User talk:ThePsionic ThePsionic Special:Contributions/ThePsionic.png: RS3 Inventory image of Special:Contributions/ThePsionic 21:06, August 25, 2016 (UTC)

Support Homebrew/Question - Are these colourblind friendly? --dDbvitC.pngScuzzy Betahib8CAd.png 15:21, August 26, 2016 (UTC)

Being that they're arrows I think they should be okay no matter what colour they are. The old ones and Heaven Sent's are probably the clearest ones if they weren't coloured. (p.s. i'm not colourblind) -- Cycloneblaze (user - talk - contribs) 20:02, August 26, 2016 (UTC)
If by Homebrew you mean the version that's now called New 2, then I mentioned above it is not colorblind friendly (along with a few other issues). This is also the second time you've voted on this forum. --Iiii I I I 02:31, August 27, 2016 (UTC)

Support 3 - Simplicity. --Deltaslug (talk) 03:54, August 27, 2016 (UTC)

Support 3 and 4 - Per cqm. โ†‘ โ†‘ โ†“ โ†“ โ† โ†’ โ† โ†’ 5-x Talk 18:36, August 27, 2016 (UTC)

b a enter --LiquidTalk 18:46, August 27, 2016 (UTC)
Holy crap, that actually works! -- Golden warpriest of Zamorak helm.png Wingcap Firemaking master cape.png 21:51, August 27, 2016 (UTC)
It's been here for six years now. (Forum:Add Konami code) I unsuccessfully tried to get it removed. --LiquidTalk 14:06, August 28, 2016 (UTC)
Liquid confirmed fun police Korasi's sword.png Archmage Elune  TalkHS Void knight deflector.png fetus is my son and I love him. 14:21, August 28, 2016 (UTC)

Closed - There is consensus to change the GEMW arrows. Because new versions were continuously proposed, the exact version of will be decided in a thread. --LiquidTalk 19:57, August 30, 2016 (UTC)