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Should the Forum Moderators disable the use of "Smileys" on the WW&F forum?

Yes - all smileys and emoticons should be eliminated.
7 (20%)
Keep one or two simple smileys for humor.
14 (40%)
Smileys bother me, but they should be allowed.
3 (8.6%)
Smileys don't bother me at all.
11 (31.4%)
What's a Smiley?
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 35

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Ed Lecuyer

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Smileys? Yea or Nay
« on: December 03, 2008, 03:51:45 AM »
With access to the back end of this forum, I can make a number of customizations. One that I have been considering is to disable "emoticons" or "smileys". For example:
 :) ;) :D ;D >:( :( :o 8) ??? ::) :-[ :P :-X :-\ :-* :'(

I'm personally not a big fan of them (and frankly find anything but a simple :-) rather annoying.)

But, I wanted to get the opinions of others in our online community.

Some other options I could disable include:
Glowing Text
And
Animated Banners
Thoughts?
« Last Edit: December 04, 2008, 04:11:18 AM by Ed Lecuyer »
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Re: Smileys? Yea or Nea
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2008, 12:09:20 PM »
I notice SOME people seem to over use them.  However, for most of us I think they are a good indicator of mood or intent in the message.  I say we keep them (although if they could be disabled for certain users, I'd say do that).

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Re: Smileys? Yea or Nea
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2008, 12:12:40 PM »
I notice SOME people seem to over use them.  However, for most of us I think they are a good indicator of mood or intent in the message.  I say we keep them (although if they could be disabled for certain users, I'd say do that).
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Re: Smileys? Yea or Nea
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2008, 12:46:44 PM »
James beat me to it. Sometimes a little smile after a somewhat sarcastic comment does "show" the mood. Overuse is very annoying though. >:(
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Re: Smileys? Yea or Nea
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2008, 02:36:36 PM »
I agree with James. I don't use them because I haven't figured out out to use them yet... They can be overused. Banners and glow scrip should be disabled.
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Re: Smileys? Yea or Nea
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2008, 02:41:05 PM »
On second thought (after reading recent postings) get rid of the Smileys.
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Re: Smileys? Yea or Nea
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2008, 11:09:31 PM »
Some users need to have a daily limit on how many posts they can make. Like three a day instead of three on every thread. However I think that the smiles should be removed.
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Re: Smileys? Yea or Nea
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2008, 01:20:10 AM »
The "keep one or two smileys" option is ahead at the moment, and if it succeeds, I suppose the next question will be "which one or two smileys?" [imagine the  smiley of your choice placed here]

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Re: Smileys? Yea or Nea
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2008, 01:26:11 AM »
The ones I intended on keeping are:
 :) ;) :(
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Re: Smileys? Yea or Nea
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2008, 01:43:26 AM »
What no  ;D? That makes me angry >:(. Just kidding. Oh, should I have posted that in the fooling around topic?
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Re: Smileys? Yea or Nea
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2008, 02:44:21 AM »
The ones I intended on keeping are:
 :) ;) :(
Is there a means to limit the number of smileys per post so that people don't put in 18 of the authorized smileys?
« Last Edit: December 04, 2008, 02:46:23 AM by John McNamara »

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Re: Smileys? Yea or Nea
« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2008, 02:51:36 AM »
Unfortunately, not. Unless I really wanted to get deep into PHP script programming.
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Re: Smileys? Yea or Nea
« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2008, 04:09:03 AM »
Hi everybody, my name is Pete.... :)
[HI PETE! ;D]
...and I am a recovering Smiley abuser! :o :-[ ;) :D

Actually, I agree with the seccond posting.

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Re: Smileys? Yea or Nay
« Reply #13 on: December 09, 2008, 07:30:10 PM »
I voted keep them, they dont bother me. I just think that in the Proper Nettiquite section, there should be a rule that says that you have a limit of 2 smileys to a post, and if you dont obey it, you get a warning.

I personally dont mind the glowing or marquee features ;D

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Re: Smileys? Yea or Nay
« Reply #14 on: December 10, 2008, 01:29:54 AM »
Sorry but I put on a lot of smilys on because It shows the way how I first think of a new post and my last smily is my final reaction to the post! Heres an example... ??? :o ::) :D ;D
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