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NEW SMILIE CHOICE ... POLL 1 ...

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jcf:
Thanks Jeff,
I did see those two and did download the Standard set.

Like many things the smilies are a work in progress, although I do find it amusing that
folks on a board devoted to the imagination are discomfited by smilies that don't fit
the 'norm'.  ;)

On a personal note, I find the same 'ol same 'ol rather boring.  :icon_fsm:

RussC:
Will not use the new emoticons, not very interesting. Liked the set that was here earlier a bit better- would use those.

Emoticons are like taste in music I guess, one persons symphony is anothers' noise.....

Stargazer2006:

--- Quote from: jcf on January 07, 2012, 11:53:22 AM --- I do find it amusing that folks on a board devoted to the imagination are discomfited by smilies that don't fit the 'norm'.
 
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--- Quote from: RussC on January 07, 2012, 04:55:03 PM ---Emoticons are like taste in music I guess, one persons symphony is anothers' noise.....

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Agreed... to some extent. In the end what really matters I think is that they are 1) clearly visible and 2) not too big so you can use them as punctuation within a sentence without pushing the other lines far away. As for style, of course we'll never all have the same tastes, and it's best like that.

Weaver:
I don't mind "different" smileys, but the key thing is that they have to do the job, i.e. convey emotion. The problem with the first set, and to a lesser extent this grey set, is that it isn't at all clear what many of them are supposed to be, or what they convey. Smileys are a part of internet "language" and that means they have to be universally, or at least widely, understood. I could "use my imagination" by making up my own language, but you'd rapidly get fed up with my posts because you wouldn't be able to understand them. Likewise if someone follows an ambiguous comment with  :icon_cc: it conveys nothing: what is it supposed to mean?

Novelty smileys are amusing (I love the FSM one in this set) but they shouldn't be the deciding factor because, realistically, how often do you use them in conversation?

jcf:
Folks, nothing has been decided and as stated I'll be trying various things and
poll results/feedback will be used to determine the answer. We truly do want to
make this board as democratic as possible.

Also if the changing icons over the next few days are bothersome to folks,
you have the option of turning smilies off in your profile:
Profile->Modify Profile->Look and Layout->Current Smiley Set

Regards

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