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Adding more Smilies to the list (is this possible?)

KING LITERATEKING LITERATE Registered User regular
I have a crapload of smilies in my photobucket account and was wondering if there was a way I could add them to the list so everyone could use them.

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  • matt has a problemmatt has a problem Points to 'off' Points to 'on'Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    No.

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  • ThanatosThanatos Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    God, I hope not.

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  • TubeTube Registered User admin
    edited November 2009
    No.

    You are not a member of the administrative staff. Don't answer questions aimed at them.
    I have a crapload of smilies in my photobucket account and was wondering if there was a way I could add them to the list so everyone could use them.

    I have a profound distaste for images as a means of communication so there are no plans to add more smilies at this time.

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  • BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Were some smilies removed in the recent past? I seem to remember :| being an emoticon but that seems to have been lost.

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  • SzechuanosaurusSzechuanosaurus Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited November 2009
    I have a crapload of smilies in my photobucket account and was wondering if there was a way I could add them to the list so everyone could use them.

    I have a profound distaste for images as a means of communication so there are no plans to add more smilies at this time.

    I'd point out the irony of the admin of a forum built around a comic strip harbouring this opinion but I don't want to give ammunition to the pro-smilie argument.

    Just don't let the artist's corner hear you saying this, I advise, with my tongue metaphorically in cheek.

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  • halkunhalkun Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    I'm a mod on another forum and too loathe images as a means of communication. We recently had an influx of "newbies", one in particular had a propensity for 4chan image macros.

    All it took was two lolcats, and a demotivational poster. One swipe of a ban-hammer later and the example was set. At least in my forum I am trying to create an environment inductive to communication and community. Not posting silly pictures or icons when you have nothing intelligent to say. One can see what happened when :awesome: was introduced in the SA forums.

    I'm pretty sure it's the same way here.

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  • RentRent I'm always right Fuckin' deal with itRegistered User regular
    edited November 2009
    halkun wrote: »
    I'm a mod on another forum and too loathe images as a means of communication. We recently had an influx of "newbies", one in particular had a propensity for 4chan image macros.

    All it took was two lolcats, and a demotivational poster. One swipe of a ban-hammer later and the example was set. At least in my forum I am trying to create an environment inductive to communication and community. Not posting silly pictures or icons when you have nothing intelligent to say. One can see what happened when :awesome: was introduced in the SA forums.

    I'm pretty sure it's the same way here.

    What, pray tell, happened when :awesome: was introduced to SA? Because unless I'm quite mistaken, and I know I'm not because I've been reading the SA fora for going on years now, they're pretty fucking stringent about making sure you don't just post like awesomeface and call it a day in posts. That's something GAF will tolerate, not SA. Sure, it might've lead to an influx of posts early on with Awesomeface and nothing else, but SA is pretty fucking on top of it when it comes to not tolerating the bullshit, and always has been. In addition, the helpfulness of their smilies offsets the annoyance of overuse....I've never seen a central thought conveyed as well as :awesome:, "It is a mystery", or "LET'S RUN THIS SHIT INTO THE FUCKING GROUND!"

    Anyways my view on it is is smilies help express an emotion that's difficult/impossible to convey in words and/or help clarify a point. That's why I hope we can get the :rollseyes: smiley back because it's so goddamn difficult to convey sarcasm accurately without it (Poe's Law and all that) and it'd just clarify so many accidental arguments that result of misinterpreted sarcasm on these boards.

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  • DirtyDirtyVagrantDirtyDirtyVagrant Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Images by themselves as a means of communication are dumb. In conjunction with words they serve a needed purpose.

    Context.

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  • Just_Bri_ThanksJust_Bri_Thanks Seething with rage from a handbasket.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited November 2009
    I disagree that any emoticon can serve a purpose that mere words cannot. You may have to type a bit more, but... eh, effort.

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  • DirtyDirtyVagrantDirtyDirtyVagrant Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Emoticons bring tonal context to written words.

    Because sometimes you gotta say something and there just isn't a right way to say it by text. Emoticons at times can fix this.

    Unless you're the kind of dude who doesn't give a damn who they offend/hurt.

    That said, I can see how a flurry of them could get tiresome fast.

    e: Also it's worth mentioning that in order to provide the context I'm talking about you basically only need about 3-4 different faces.

    Which essentially...invalidates...everything I've said up to this point.

    God.

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  • RentRent I'm always right Fuckin' deal with itRegistered User regular
    edited November 2009
    I disagree that any emoticon can serve a purpose that mere words cannot. You may have to type a bit more, but... eh, effort.

    Sarcasm and most types of irony can lose its effectiveness, that's impossible to convey in words without it being Poe's Law breaking without ruining the effect

    This shit happens all the time in D and D. One little emoticon would solve the entire problem easily

    Rent on
  • HenroidHenroid Mexican kicked from Immigration Thread Centrism is Racism :3Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Rent wrote: »
    I disagree that any emoticon can serve a purpose that mere words cannot. You may have to type a bit more, but... eh, effort.

    Sarcasm and most types of irony can lose its effectiveness, that's impossible to convey in words without it being Poe's Law breaking without ruining the effect

    This shit happens all the time in D and D. One little emoticon would solve the entire problem easily

    God, there you go again Rent! <_<

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  • MKRMKR Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    You can always use the image tag to use an emoticon, though you risk incurring Tube's wrath if you reaffirm his dislike of images as a method of communication. panic.gif

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  • CyvrosCyvros Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    I like the current set of emoticons. It's a small, but functional, list. Lord forbid we end up with the monstrous system that, say, deviantART has.

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  • Just_Bri_ThanksJust_Bri_Thanks Seething with rage from a handbasket.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited November 2009
    Somehow, a handpicked set of words grouped into sentences and paragraphs are not enough to convey intent, yet a small image that the forums parse out of a message using single word keywords is? It boggles the mind.

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  • MKRMKR Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Somehow, a handpicked set of words grouped into sentences and paragraphs are not enough to convey intent, yet a small image that the forums parse out of a message using single word keywords is? It boggles the mind.

    There are instances where a single emoticon is adequate. Lots of <3s get tossed around in SE++ and it seems to work perfectly.

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  • Just_Bri_ThanksJust_Bri_Thanks Seething with rage from a handbasket.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited November 2009
    My point wasn't that emotes were inadequate, it was that it does not compute that emotes may be adequate yet words are not.

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  • CyvrosCyvros Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    I think the advantage of emoticons is that people don't have to write "I'm kidding" or "Oh, that sounds a bit sexually suggestive" when, in real life, facial expressions would do that job. When you're talking, tone and body language expresses things that monotone speech doesn't. And emoticons being representations of... facial expressions or body language, they serve a purpose.

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  • FalloutFallout GIRL'S DAY WAS PRETTY GOOD WHILE THEY LASTEDRegistered User regular
    edited November 2009
    having emoticons means you have more tools with which to make an owny post

    images can strike a person in a way that words cannot and humor is all about the delivery

    anyone who is Very Concerned about images being used in posts should perhaps consider relaxing

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  • the cheatthe cheat Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited November 2009
    some bastard removed the rolling eyes emoticon, it was perfect for letting people know your post was sarcasm, which is sometimes difficult to tell since that concept is best conveyed with speech tones and patterns.

    ...and yet mrgreen survives...

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  • TubeTube Registered User admin
    edited November 2009
    Fallout wrote: »
    anyone who is Very Concerned about images being used in posts should perhaps consider relaxing

    You seem to be taking it considerably more seriously than anyone else in the thread.

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  • JasconiusJasconius sword criminal mad onlineRegistered User regular
    edited November 2009
    More emoticons are cool but don't let them be "automatic", like :D is, or even 8) (hmm I guess this one got removed, yay)

    Intensely annoying to have an otherwise normal post be raided by unintentional emotes. This comes up a lot when posting code snippets, etc.

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  • the cheatthe cheat Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited November 2009
    Jasconius wrote: »
    More emoticons are cool but don't let them be "automatic", like :D is, or even 8) (hmm I guess this one got removed, yay)

    Intensely annoying to have an otherwise normal post be raided by unintentional emotes. This comes up a lot when posting code snippets, etc.

    try the disable smilies checkbox. it is moist and delicious.

    keep your fork, there's pie! :winky:

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  • FalloutFallout GIRL'S DAY WAS PRETTY GOOD WHILE THEY LASTEDRegistered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Fallout wrote: »
    anyone who is Very Concerned about images being used in posts should perhaps consider relaxing

    You seem to be taking it considerably more seriously than anyone else in the thread.

    i don't think so

    i would like the winky to be dragged out back and shot, however

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  • MKRMKR Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Fallout wrote: »
    Fallout wrote: »
    anyone who is Very Concerned about images being used in posts should perhaps consider relaxing

    You seem to be taking it considerably more seriously than anyone else in the thread.

    i don't think so

    i would like the winky to be dragged out back and shot, however

    Blasphemer

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  • MalkorMalkor Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    If any are in fact added now or in the future I would like to nominate

    :3

    It is a walrus.

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  • MKRMKR Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Malkor wrote: »
    If any are in fact added now or in the future I would like to nominate

    :3

    It is a walrus.

    And then you get people saying it's a cow, or some anime thing.

    And then Tube goes on a rage-induced spree of changing the names of the people talking about it for 100 pages to ":3 is balls."

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  • SpoitSpoit *twitch twitch* Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    the cheat wrote: »
    some bastard removed the rolling eyes emoticon, it was perfect for letting people know your post was sarcasm, which is sometimes difficult to tell since that concept is best conveyed with speech tones and patterns.

    ...and yet mrgreen survives...

    I do miss :rolleyes:, but really, you can indicate sarcasm perfectly well with many of the other smilies which are still there

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  • FalloutFallout GIRL'S DAY WAS PRETTY GOOD WHILE THEY LASTEDRegistered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Also they don't really need to add any more smilies because you can just use whatever emoticon you want from your own hosting.

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  • L|amaL|ama Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Spoit wrote: »
    the cheat wrote: »
    some bastard removed the rolling eyes emoticon, it was perfect for letting people know your post was sarcasm, which is sometimes difficult to tell since that concept is best conveyed with speech tones and patterns.

    ...and yet mrgreen survives...

    I do miss :rolleyes:, but really, you can indicate sarcasm perfectly well with many of the other smilies which are still there

    in the G&T TF2 thread (and a wee bit outside there), smug.gif (google it if you care) is used to replace it unofficially for denoting sarcasm

    not really makin' a point here, just sayin'.

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  • JandaruJandaru New ZealandRegistered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Fallout wrote: »
    i would like the winky to be dragged out back and shot, however

    I'd also like to shoot a winky out the back. :winky:

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  • ThanatosThanatos Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    L|ama wrote: »
    Spoit wrote: »
    the cheat wrote: »
    some bastard removed the rolling eyes emoticon, it was perfect for letting people know your post was sarcasm, which is sometimes difficult to tell since that concept is best conveyed with speech tones and patterns.

    ...and yet mrgreen survives...

    I do miss :rolleyes:, but really, you can indicate sarcasm perfectly well with many of the other smilies which are still there

    in the G&T TF2 thread (and a wee bit outside there), smug.gif (Hotlinking is a terrible idea) is used to replace it unofficially for denoting sarcasm

    not really makin' a point here, just sayin'.
    FYI, if the person you're leeching that from ever decides to replace it with something like goatse, we're going to ban the shit out of all of you.

    Hotlinking is a really fucking awful idea.

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  • L|amaL|ama Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    People usually rehost it on tinypic or something, I was just lazy then.

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  • FalloutFallout GIRL'S DAY WAS PRETTY GOOD WHILE THEY LASTEDRegistered User regular
    edited November 2009
    I just keep my own arsenal on hand in my own photobucket account, with a link to my 'bucket in my bookmarks toolbar for easy access.

    ~Tips from a Pro Poster~

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  • YamiNoSenshiYamiNoSenshi A point called Z In the complex planeRegistered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Jasconius wrote: »
    More emoticons are cool but don't let them be "automatic", like :D is, or even 8) (hmm I guess this one got removed, yay)

    Intensely annoying to have an otherwise normal post be raided by unintentional emotes. This comes up a lot when posting code snippets, etc.

    If you want to post code snippets, there's a
    tag.
    
    [code]
    o_O:arrow::?::winky:D::...::...:
    

    It won't automatically parse emoticons, even though I didn't check disable.

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  • HerroHerro __BANNED USERS
    edited November 2009
    I always thought :3 was a ball sack

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  • the cheatthe cheat Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited November 2009
    Herro wrote: »
    I always thought :3 was a ball sack

    thanks, now i will never see it any other way.

    i guess the wink is good enough for sarcasm.

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  • JDubJDub Registered User
    edited November 2009
    I've always seen :3 as a cute person making those god aweful duck lips.

    Or as the 4chan meme "its a lion! get in the car!" etc.

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  • BarrakkethBarrakketh Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    JDub wrote: »
    I've always seen :3 as a cute person making those god aweful duck lips.

    Or as the 4chan meme "its a lion! get in the car!" etc.

    Or a cat.
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  • the cheatthe cheat Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited November 2009
    a cat is fine too.

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