Do we need more emoticons? Examples suggested.

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Do we need more emoticons?

Yes
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50%
No - we have enough as it is.
2
14%
Let's do away with words, and grunt and grimace at each other like our simian ancestors.
3
21%
Get rid of emoticons and employ only finely-crafted words, expressing the subtleties of human feeling.
1
7%
Dunno
1
7%
Other - specify
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Total votes : 14

Do we need more emoticons? Examples suggested.

Postby spottedcat » Sat Apr 01, 2006 1:03 pm

A few days ago an idea arose in a thread of mine, started after I had accidentally trashed a bootloader, having consumed a couple of glasses of a particularly fine Rioja. (It was only two - honest.) The idea was that we should have an emoticon for – how shall I put it - ‘too weary to be working on a computer’. But there has been a deafening silence from the site admins and I have been encouraged in this idea only by towy71. Thanks Towy.

So – courtesy of the GIMP, I offer the following variations:

1: Image 2: Image 3: Image 4: Image 5: Image

Personally, I think no4 looks as though he has spent too much time in the more disreputable parts of the internet, but what do you think?

Then, when I was working on these, Edvard Munch’s ‘The Scream’ hove into my thoughts. Using that as inspiration I came up with:

1: Image 2:Image 3: Image

I prefer no1. It could be useful for forum members when a certain piscine regular starts a new thread – from about the fourth page or thereabouts.

Please feel free to improve on these images. I’m no artist, but be warned – you have very few pixels to play with. It’s quite difficult. Enjoy.
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Postby Nigel » Sat Apr 01, 2006 1:18 pm

I like no 5 for "too weary to be working at a computer". It's how I feel after an all-night coding session ;)
I also like the idea for the "scream" - no 1 is my favourite here.

But... emoticons need to be a) obvious in their meaning and b) easy to remember the keystrokes for, otherwise they only serve to confuse the message. And they are no substitute for well-crafted words (which is why I resort to them ;))
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Postby Rhakios » Sat Apr 01, 2006 2:24 pm

Easy, we already have the colon bracketed smilies, now all that is needed is to add :pissed: and :scream: :D
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Postby towy71 » Sat Apr 01, 2006 2:27 pm

No4 for gets my vote for "tired and emotional" and scream no1
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Postby MartyBartfast » Sat Apr 01, 2006 2:52 pm

LOL

No.4 & No.1
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Postby GMorgan » Mon Apr 03, 2006 1:32 am

Can you do an animated one with a smilie smashing up with an axe one of those silly symbols they place second from the left on the bottom row of the standard 105 key keyboard or do we have one along those lines already.
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Postby M-Saunders » Mon Apr 03, 2006 8:48 am

No. 1 of The Scream is the best IMHO. Now if you can make emoticons of some of the disturbed creatures in Bosch's creations, I'll definitely put them up :-)

eg http://www.artdamage.com/bosch/graphics/pointright.gif

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Postby spottedcat » Mon Apr 03, 2006 9:27 am

M-Saunders wrote: if you can make emoticons of some of the disturbed creatures in Bosch's creations, I'll definitely put them up :-)


Right, you're on! Might take a couple of weeks or more, but watch this space. (Oh no, what have I let myself in for? Image)

GMorgan, I thought of animated ones, but I haven't learnt how to do that yet. What with trying to become a latter-day Bosch, Gentoo (you've a lot to answer for! :D :wink: ), learning HTML coding and a load of other things, I don't know where I'll find the time. I do have to eat after all.

btw, only 2 votes cast so far. A bit disappointing. Perhaps I shouldn't have started the thread on 1st April. It's meant to be light-hearted, but it's not a spoof. Can you encourage some others to vote? Ta.
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Postby towy71 » Mon Apr 03, 2006 9:49 am

spottedcat wrote:btw, only 2 votes cast so far. A bit disappointing. Perhaps I shouldn't have started the thread on 1st April. It's meant to be light-hearted, but it's not a spoof. Can you encourage some others to vote? Ta.

I thought Image got more than two votes
and Image is very good too

um does this count as another vote :wink:
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Postby TheDoctor » Mon Apr 03, 2006 10:06 am

towy71 wrote:
spottedcat wrote:btw, only 2 votes cast so far. A bit disappointing. Perhaps I shouldn't have started the thread on 1st April. It's meant to be light-hearted, but it's not a spoof. Can you encourage some others to vote? Ta.

I thought Image got more than two votes
and Image is very good too

um does this count as another vote :wink:


Checking "View Results" at the top, apparently not. I think you have to actually submit a vote in the poll for it to count. The mesage board software doesn't seem sophisticated enough to read the posted text :)
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Postby towy71 » Mon Apr 03, 2006 10:09 am

Aye I blame my impending senility Image
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Postby spottedcat » Mon Apr 03, 2006 11:16 am

Looks like my emoticons are being used anyway - with or without the blessing of the site admins. Image
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Postby Nobber » Mon Apr 03, 2006 1:44 pm

Some forums have corkers. I especially like these ones.

Image - "Oh. Dear. Me."

Image - "Oooooh Kaaaaay..."

Image - (I dunno. It's just funny.)

Image - (Self-explanatory.)
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Postby shifty_ben » Mon Apr 03, 2006 2:09 pm

Lol definitely number 3 and number 1. They could come in fairly useful as long as the keystrokes (for the pissed one in particular) arent two complex or are at least relevant to the situation
:pissed: for example should probably become :ifancyakebab: and scream maybe :nomoreplease: having said that I'd probably still forget them, but as long as they are on the side bar of the post a reply Im sure ill get them into my skull eventually ;)
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Postby spottedcat » Mon Apr 03, 2006 2:34 pm

Nobber wrote:Image - (Self-explanatory.)


Call me out of touch, but can someone explain: why dayton?
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