New Emoticons...

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Do you like the new emoticons?

Poll ended at Thu Jul 08, 2010 9:59 am

Yes, love them! Yay what a great admin person you are!
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65%
They're ok, I guess... I can live with them, but couldn't you find something better?
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30%
What's with the Yahoo lameness? Boo, these suck!
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5%
Whatever...
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New Emoticons...

Postby TreeSprite on Mon Jun 28, 2010 9:59 am

Someone asked me to see if I could add some new/more smileys to the forum. I found this pack of yahoo ones and I've just added it today. How are you all doing with that? Do you like the smiles that have been added to the forum?
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Re: New Emoticons...

Postby Tarlia on Mon Jun 28, 2010 10:11 am

I'm a very conservative emoticon user so I have no strong opinions either way. :) But I notice that they push the submit button down the page when I write a comment, so I have to scroll down quite far to click it. Is there a way to avoid that?
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Re: New Emoticons...

Postby TreeSprite on Mon Jun 28, 2010 10:22 am

I'm sure there is. :) I'll work on fixing that.
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Re: New Emoticons...

Postby Papriko on Mon Jun 28, 2010 10:48 am

I like the new amount of different smileys and emoticons, but I must admit that I preferred the style of the old ones more.
The new ones drawn like the old, that would be the best in my opinion.
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Re: New Emoticons...

Postby TreeSprite on Mon Jun 28, 2010 11:02 am

Okay Tarlia, I tried to fix the number of icons that displayed when you open a posting window. See if I've reduced the number to a tolerable level now, won't you?

For those who messaged saying they were missing the "old" emoticons, they are still here. Just look here to see all the emoticons on the board.

For those who say they like the old style ones, which ones? Point to some examples of what you like,please? I can't make everyone happy, I'm sure, but I do need some direction. ;)
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Re: New Emoticons...

Postby Ghosthande on Mon Jun 28, 2010 11:59 am

Here are some old ones: :-D ;-) :shock: :twisted:
Here are the new versions: :D ;) :-o :ymdevil:

You can see the old ones are more like upside-down tear drops with basic gradient shading, while the Yahoo ones are circular and the shading is more specific.

Personally I'm fine with either set.
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Re: New Emoticons...

Postby Papriko on Mon Jun 28, 2010 12:16 pm

:-D I like more than :D
The first one looks honestly amused, the second just looks like "Hey, I can eat a banana athwart".

:twisted: Twisted Evil has such a twinkle in the eyes while smiling, ideally for it's usage... :ymdevil: more reminds me for someone who heard a naughty or a mean joke about someone else, although both smileys probably should represent the same or at least a similar meaning.

@-) gives me the impression of LSD. I guess it should mean that someone is shocked, but this one :shock: does the job better. :-o also has no chance against it.

:-B probably should be a nerd, but he seems to me... dumb. I have the feeling as when he is just an ordinary victim of bullies and not sooo, geeky. This one is quite geeky :geek: and this one is the manifestation of geekness. :ugeek:

Some I am even not sure what they should mean and I have to insert them in my post to see with which word they get injected. I wasn't sure that :YMCOWBOY: should be a cowboy. I also didn't know that this =:) is a bug. I thought it is a fat alien.
I am sorry that I say it like this, I simply don't like that strange shaded style so much...

One last thing: I don't know if it is new, but I love this one! :axe:
(sorry, not related to the previous stuff, just wanted to say XD)
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Re: New Emoticons...

Postby Tarlia on Mon Jun 28, 2010 12:34 pm

:bounce: Oh man, this one was used to spam a lot on a message board I frequented 10 years ago. Haha.

Also, the gap to the submit buttons is much better now. It could maybe be even a little less, but it's okay as is, too.
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Re: New Emoticons...

Postby Starswept on Mon Jun 28, 2010 2:26 pm

I don't mind the current smilies. Though I wonder if we could ponder having creatures themed ones as well! That could be fun :o

Even if it was just resizing head sprites could be interesting though larger (but not nearly as tall as those jaw drop emotes!)
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Re: New Emoticons...

Postby SpaceShipRat on Mon Jun 28, 2010 3:16 pm

I like plainness for the natural smilies, :) :D ;) :( :P ... the first rows. And weird fancy ones like :fish: hidden after the skip. Everything else I'll never use.
This set is a bit too blurry, I have to squint at the screen to figure most out.
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Re: New Emoticons...

Postby TreeSprite on Mon Jun 28, 2010 4:33 pm

For the record, I don't like the jawdrop emotes, and I'd rather the emotes were small than large, as large ones detract from an easy time reading the text.
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Re: New Emoticons...

Postby Ghosthande on Mon Jun 28, 2010 7:08 pm

I prefer non-obtrusive emotes too, although I'd rather use a smiley that stretches the line height a little bit than one that's so small I have to squint to see what it is. I suppose that's one drawback of having a high resolution monitor--when something is small, it's really small.

On a related note, I'm still seeing ~65 smileys to the side of the text box. But I know you're probably still working on that. :)
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Re: New Emoticons...

Postby Officer 1BDI on Mon Jun 28, 2010 8:15 pm

Starswept wrote:I don't mind the current smilies. Though I wonder if we could ponder having creatures themed ones as well! That could be fun :o


Heh, I made a set of "ettinicons" many years ago. They're horrible, but they exist. =P

As for the new emoticons, I personally prefer the appearance of the older ones, though I love the greater variety this new set offers.
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Re: New Emoticons...

Postby Tarlia on Mon Jun 28, 2010 10:35 pm

TreeSprite wrote:For the record, I don't like the jawdrop emotes, and I'd rather the emotes were small than large, as large ones detract from an easy time reading the text.


Agree completely.
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Re: New Emoticons...

Postby TreeSprite on Mon Jun 28, 2010 11:24 pm

Ghosthande wrote:On a related note, I'm still seeing ~65 smileys to the side of the text box. But I know you're probably still working on that. :)


Actually I thought I'd leave them for about as long as the poll is going to run to give everyone a chance to see the variety, and to see which seem to be most popular. :ymsmug:
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Re: New Emoticons...

Postby SpaceShipRat on Tue Jun 29, 2010 7:01 am

~o) :-w =)) :(( :ympray: :ymapplause: Fancy ones that you can tell without staring for a while. Like.
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Re: New Emoticons...

Postby ylukyun on Tue Jun 29, 2010 8:48 am

:fish: :ymparty: and ~o) are nice
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Re: New Emoticons...

Postby Emzie on Tue Jun 29, 2010 9:35 am

I had made some norn and ettin emotions a long time ago, but I have since lost them. I think they were on CBDT (Creatures Breed Development Team). I'll see if I can somehow find that forum and get them back, if anyone is interested.

Managed to find the forum, here's a screenshot:
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Re: New Emoticons...

Postby Tarlia on Tue Jun 29, 2010 12:21 pm

I fail to see what emotion the fish is representing. ;)

I like the coffee cup, though.
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Re: New Emoticons...

Postby SpaceShipRat on Tue Jun 29, 2010 12:25 pm

The fish is The Fish. It's like the dancing banana. We need the dancing banana!
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Re: New Emoticons...

Postby Tarlia on Tue Jun 29, 2010 12:29 pm

SpaceShipRat wrote:The fish is The Fish. It's like the dancing banana. We need the dancing banana!


Ugh, I hate that banana, I'd prefer the fish.

I remember an emoticon with a monocle, I'd like to use that right now.
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Re: New Emoticons...

Postby Papriko on Tue Jun 29, 2010 12:29 pm

And a pepper. The whole collection is useless without a green pepper ;-)
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Re: New Emoticons...

Postby Ghosthande on Tue Jun 29, 2010 12:58 pm

I hate the banana too.
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Re: New Emoticons...

Postby TreeSprite on Tue Jun 29, 2010 6:52 pm

The banana is totally annoying in my opinion. However, this isn't my forum, it's yours, so if majority wants the banana, and I can get it to put it on, I'll add the dumb thing. :ymsick:
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Re: New Emoticons...

Postby Tarlia on Tue Jun 29, 2010 10:23 pm

I guess we'd need a banana poll...
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