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Forum Idea [Smileys]

Jake's View [PersonRank 10]

Monday, August 14, 2006
16 years ago3,102 views

There should be a way to put real smiles instead of :). That would be cool.

Ludwik Trammer [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Nooooo! Those are real internet smiles, not those stupid yellow gifs.

Jake's View [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Now that I think about, the :) are better. I've just been used to seeing them on another forum.

stefan2904 [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

give us an example...

/pd [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

I still prefer the old emoticon's.. or else they can (_x_)!!

NateDawg [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

I kinda partial to the chat icons in the gmail chat client :(|) for the simple reason that their simple

Niraj Sanghvi [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

NateDawg, I agree completely. I recently created a chat page just to try out using some AJAX techniques, and used the Google smileys since they were more interesting than text, but less distracting than full-blown smiley icons.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

I'm somewhat undecided on this myself. I had this feature available, and for reference just turned it back on for some minutes now. For now, I prefer plain text...

Ludwik Trammer [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

I like to use end bracket as an emoticon (like this ;), and those gifs break this. And my favourite emoticon is ;] and it always look wrong as gif, or there aren't such gif and it is the only text emoticon among graphic emoticons, and it looks silly than.

NateDawg [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

[put at-character here]philipp, you ruined my "monkey" icon example http://mail.google.com/mail/help/images/screenshots/chat/monkey.gif when you turned on the emotions :D lol

Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Just trying this out:
:-) :-(:) :(:-> :p :D <3

Sankar Anand [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

:-)

Corsin Camichel [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

;-(

more http request to do...

/pd [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

(:(-) ²

Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

At least their not yellow, or moving ;-)

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

:P

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Doesn't work, grrrrrrrr :-(

Kirby Witmer [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

:) :(;) :P

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

I prefer plain text. The main reason being that the smileys sometimes appear when you don't want them to just because of your bracket/punctuation combinations.

I think a more valuable formatting feature would be to show quotes in different colours / styles by using <quote> / </quote> or [quote] / [/quote] or even << >> tags as markup.

stefan2904 [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

;-)

stefan2904 [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

:-> ;-> :-< ;-< :-/ :/

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Tony is right, that is bad with smileys is that they appears always when you don't want...

Piotr Konieczny [PersonRank 9]

16 years ago #

plain text!!! : -)

Speaking about Forum... notification about new comments in a particular thread will be more than wanted. (Yeap, I know, I'm boring, but I waste to much time to click on each thread every couple hours...)

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

This thread will look funny when I turn off smileys again :D

/pd [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

no problem-- its will just be a minor cosmetic issue .. pls turn of the smilies!!

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