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  1. 1. Do you like of dislike smilies?

    • Yes, I like Smilies
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    • No, I don't like smilies
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Do You like smilies?

 

I personally like smilies. :bat: I think they make the forums more intresting to read.

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:o

 

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There are certain things you can't convey with text. Emoticons are the most agreeable remedy for this.

:shifty:

Murphy's Law of Computer Gaming: The listed minimum specifications written on the box by the publisher are not the minimum specifications of the game set by the developer.

 

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Joseph Bulock - "Another headache, courtesy of Sand"

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I Like smilies so much I made a calculator animation of them as my final project for math class. I wish I new how to upload the program from my calculator to the computer cause I'd luve to post it.

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I have hundreds, so I suppose my answer has to be 'yes.' :shifty:

 

 

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There are certain things you can't convey with text. Emoticons are the most agreeable remedy for this.

I'd say that there are certain things you can't convey with text without many extra contextual cues, and emoticons are a very useful shorthand.

 

After all, even though a picture may be worth a thousand words, I'd argue that (even if it takes two thousand words) it certainly isn't impossible.

 

/pedantry

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A forum without nice smilies would be dull and lifeless. :sweat:

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I have hundreds, so I suppose my answer has to be 'yes.' :o

 

 

Wow, that's a cool animation. What program did you use to make it?

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:):bat::-:down::o:ban::bow:

 

smilies are one of the reasons I like this place.

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I feel that smilies ruin just about any post they are in.

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Wow, that's a cool animation. What program did you use to make it?

Oh, no, I didn't make it. It's just one of those I've found on various 'smilie collection' sites and squirrled away on my hard drive.

I have no idea who made it.

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They are useful shorthand, but I think descriptions *makes exagerrated grimace* are superior *sits back in his chair with expression of smug fatuousness*.

"It wasn't lies. It was just... bull****"."

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I feel that smilies ruin just about any post they are in.

:x

 

:'(

Murphy's Law of Computer Gaming: The listed minimum specifications written on the box by the publisher are not the minimum specifications of the game set by the developer.

 

@\NightandtheShape/@ - "Because you're a bizzare strange deranged human?"

Walsingham- "Sand - always rushing around, stirring up apathy."

Joseph Bulock - "Another headache, courtesy of Sand"

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Actually, I kind of miss the days of no-graphic smilies. They weren't quite as visually disruptive to the text. Um...most of the time. Occasionally I would go overboard with the : ) everywhere.

 

But modern smilies are just too cute.

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I dislike the over-stated smilies like the dancing ones or huggy penguins and the like. But then, being English, I get embarassed by anything more emotional than a sofa cushion.

"It wasn't lies. It was just... bull****"."

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The point is that the purpose of an emoticon (see, the clue is in the name) was originally just to add some context, like "this is me joking, so don't take it seriously," which is needed in a sterile communications medium like monochromatically monospaced text. The latest incarnations are more "here's a funky thought to punctuate my proportionately less-than-funky text".

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