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Get rid of the sarcastic smileys!!!

post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 
Perosonally, I'd love to see the demise of the following:

<img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> <img src="graemlins/oyvey.gif" border="0" alt="[No]" /> <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" />

Each of these smileys is principally used to ridicule other posters, a practice which is discouraged according to the rules of these forums.

Disabling these particular smileys, which were not a part of the original "fun" UBB set (except the one), would lead to far friendlier and more mature debates.

What is the difference between the <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" /> smiley and the :cool: smiley except that the former is more arrogant?
post #2 of 17
Sounds ok but I think people should not take some of those smilies so seriously, because they just better express ones feelings.
See, If me and you were conversing I would be able to convey feelings through body language with my face etc but because we are on the net and using text (In most cases) only we need some better tool to emphasise feelings etc . Therfore thoses smilies come in handy and should not be removed.

Thanks
[Does that make sense]
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post #3 of 17
With or without smileys, people who decide to be rude, sarcastic, or a jerk on these boards will continue to do so in the absence of these smileys. I don't believe the problem is in the smileys so much as it is in the individual person, and the individual's perception.
post #4 of 17
Some members who don't "speaka da english too good" throw these smilies in at the end of a post... and you don't know whether they're being an ignorant ****, or they just don't know what the hell they're talking about.

I'm all for anything that could erupt a good flamewar, so I love them.



[ 12-10-2002: Message edited by: murbot ]</p>
post #5 of 17
I say we definately can't get rid of them. Who cares if they're sometimes sarcastic or whatever? People are gunna say things no matter what so taking away the smilieys won't do anything.
post #6 of 17
WTF is wrong with the <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> smiley?!

post #7 of 17
[quote]Originally posted by M3D Jack:
<strong>With or without smileys, people who decide to be rude, sarcastic, or a jerk on these boards will continue to do so in the absence of these smileys. I don't believe the problem is in the smileys so much as it is in the individual person, and the individual's perception.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Word up as tigga tiga woods would say. <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />
post #8 of 17
(yes that was a barb at tonton's post. just a playful one though)
post #9 of 17
:confused: <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" /> <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> <img src="graemlins/embarrassed.gif" border="0" alt="[Embarrassed]" /> !
post #10 of 17
Thread Starter 
Awright, awright, awright... I concede.
post #11 of 17
<img src="graemlins/oyvey.gif" border="0" alt="[No]" />
post #12 of 17
IBL!
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IBL!
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post #13 of 17
<img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" /> what the blinkin flip is the problem??? I didn't even see them in this way... so ya boo sux 2 u
"It troolee iz a feersum endjinn"
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"It troolee iz a feersum endjinn"
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post #14 of 17
[quote] I'm all for anything that could erupt a good flamewar, so I love them. <hr></blockquote>
''i'm an extremist, i have to deal with my own extreme personality and i walk the fine line of wanting to die and wanting to be the ruler of all.''
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''i'm an extremist, i have to deal with my own extreme personality and i walk the fine line of wanting to die and wanting to be the ruler of all.''
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[ 12-10-2002: Message edited by: der Kopf ]</p>
post #17 of 17
They're not going away any time soon.

I'm going to close this thread up so that a real flame war doesn't spark up.
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