We need an icon to convey the idea of stop watching something (or unsubscribe). The proposed icon is provided below with some examples:
I'm looking for feedback about:
- How well it works visually.
- How well it fits in the general icon guidelines.
As described in T132975, the icon is intended to communicate an action of stoping watching an item (a Flow post or page).
This is not intended to replace the watchlist controls on wiki pages or other uses representing status. For those cases, unwatched state is represented by an empty star which gets filled once the item is watched, and the actions are implicit but clear. Conversely, the proposed icon is intended to where a more explicit representation of the unwatched action is needed since it refers to another element for which we are not representing the status.
In the original version (view mockup below) it seems it was not as easy to recognise as intended:
I also had one quibble: I worked out that the icon is a star with a slash through it, which makes sense. But it didn't read as that for me at first. I showed it to a few others who had similar experience. @Pginer-WMF, I'm not sure how to advise you on the solution, but would it be possible to have another go at that. (I think the issue, for me, has to do with that little stub of the star-point on the lower right. My eye gets tricked into reading it as a short line running parallel to the slash, rather than seeing it as what it is.)