[quote]Originally posted by Jonathan:
<strong>My humble opinion... If an emoticon is enough to hurt your feelings... well, then, you really need to get away from the computer a bit...
Turn it around: whoever uses the
immediately labels him or herself as a jerk to the rest of the community.
Except Applenut. I think he probably invented the
LOL, it doesn't hurt my
feelings but it hurts the overall nature of these forums. This topic is not a plee to remove these icons because of any reponses to my posts, it's the responses to other posts and posters. If you had "shut up asshole" icon, that would be used ridiculously often, I'm sure. No, I'm trying to stick up for some people who are either not as techie as the next, foreigners with bad english or giddy youngsters that post here every now and then.
[quote] Now you are describing the type of situation that encourages me to use that particular emoticon. When people post worthless annoying drivel that doesn't deserve a written response sometimes nothing expresses the particular emotion you are feeling more than a nice
I can't believe you are actually distressed by the presence of a particular emoticon rolling it's eyes in response to a post. If you can't take the fact that some people don't agree with what you have to say or give much value to your opinions then a public online message board might not be the best place for you. <hr></blockquote>
See that's exactly what I mean, the posts that would do that to you are turning you into an ass everytime you use that icon. If the same idiot said the same thing on the street, you might say the same words, but I don't think the extra"rolling of the eyes" would happen. A lot of people would get shot or beat down if they rolled their eyes as much as this forum does, lol.
And as far as the destressing over this and the forums not being the best place for me, please, you're reading too much into my post. I am trying to do my part in suggesting what could make these forums a nices place to be. I know the assholes will always post, but I find if you have something intelligent to say, they you don't need to rolleyes. And I'm noit distressed, I'm angry, like I said I wish I could bitch slap every asshole who does it. Because more then half of them wouldn't do that shit in public. I'm not trying to turn these forums into Mayberry, but they could be a lot more 'intelligent' and less arogant. If half these assholes had no rolleyes icon, they wouldn't be posting as much, cause they'd have nothing constructive to say without their "I feel good and this guy's is an idiot so let me spit in his face with this degrading icon". I'm a little surprised that I am the only one that seems to be perturbed by the promotion of cowerdice arogance. Oh well I guess, maybe mostly everyone here is like I had feared, they just don't give a shit about anyone else.
Maybe we need a :****youicon: so at least they have a rebuttal icon to the rolleyes ?
Anders- At least you sem to get what I'm saying, thanks