Emoticon Ettiquette

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Re: Emoticon Ettiquette

Post by beats me » Tue Mar 30, 2010 3:36 pm

Mrs. Nebulae wrote:I actually like the tits. Can't see an occasion to use them however ...

If lol is so annoying, then why isn't the addition of any emoticon? Isn't adding lol after a sentence the exact same thing as a laughing emoticon ... i.e. here is what i wrote and now i'm laughing so i'm gonna add lol.
Well as stupid as it may sound, in my headspace I see the emoticon as the person actually looking like that. Yes, we're all round yellow faced people. When I see the text representation I visualize the person sitting at their desk thinking they're all clever or insecure.

But also men are visual. Men watch porn while women read romance novels. I'm not saying women don't watch porn, but I am saying most men don't read romance novels.

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Re: Emoticon Ettiquette

Post by LoopStationZebra » Tue Mar 30, 2010 3:38 pm

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I came for the :lol:
But stayed for the :x

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Re: Emoticon Ettiquette

Post by ethios4 » Tue Mar 30, 2010 3:43 pm

LoopStationZebra wrote:
nebulae wrote:I'll get naked after you make one useful post on this thread.
You've really gotten quite dickish since your return. What gives? What happened to sweet, kind Neb?
He's just exploring the "dom" side of the equation. Yield to his whip!

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Re: Emoticon Ettiquette

Post by ethios4 » Tue Mar 30, 2010 3:47 pm

The wink is the most subtle and often misunderstood emoticon, IMO. I like the Ableton forum's wink :wink: although it comes across a tad smug. But most others are way too cutesy-poo. Sometimes I want a knowing wink, sometimes a friendly wink, sometimes ironic, sometimes condescending, sometimes encouraging. It's a lot to ask of one little icon. :sigh:

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Re: Emoticon Ettiquette

Post by Mrs. Nebulae » Tue Mar 30, 2010 3:58 pm

But also men are visual. Men watch porn while women read romance novels. I'm not saying women don't watch porn, but I am saying most men don't read romance novels.
I watch porn and hate romance novels, but I wouldn't describe myself as visual necessarily.

But back on topic ... do text emoticons need space around them?
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Re: Emoticon Ettiquette

Post by LoopStationZebra » Tue Mar 30, 2010 4:06 pm

8O


Greatest.

Emoticon.

Ever.


No other 'surprise' motie even compares.
I came for the :lol:
But stayed for the :x

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Re: Emoticon Ettiquette

Post by beats me » Tue Mar 30, 2010 4:10 pm

Mrs. Nebulae wrote:But back on topic ... do text emoticons need space around them?
I just go by what looks right to me at the time. You'd probably be hard-pressed to find anybody under the age of 20 that even bothers to use spellcheck anymore so looking for standardization in text emoticons usage is probably a test in futility.

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Re: Emoticon Ettiquette

Post by nebulae » Tue Mar 30, 2010 4:10 pm

Mrs. Nebulae wrote:do text emoticons need space around them?
Absolutely. I put one space before and after any emoticon in normal text. I also put a space between an emoticon if it is a sentence ender and requires punctuation afterwards. So if I said, "Tod, you skany whore ;) ."
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Re: Emoticon Ettiquette

Post by LoopStationZebra » Tue Mar 30, 2010 4:11 pm

Neb, are you actually sitting next to your wifey right now whilst this is going on?
I came for the :lol:
But stayed for the :x

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Re: Emoticon Ettiquette

Post by nebulae » Tue Mar 30, 2010 4:16 pm

No, I'm at work. Doing law crap.
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Re: Emoticon Ettiquette

Post by Mrs. Nebulae » Tue Mar 30, 2010 4:47 pm

You'd probably be hard-pressed to find anybody under the age of 20 that even bothers to use spellcheck anymore so looking for standardization in text emoticons usage is probably a test in futility.
But that's what's cool -- the lack of standardization means that I can set the standard and suddenly I'm the authority. Gotta love the Internet.

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Re: Emoticon Ettiquette

Post by beats me » Tue Mar 30, 2010 4:51 pm

Mrs. Nebulae wrote:
You'd probably be hard-pressed to find anybody under the age of 20 that even bothers to use spellcheck anymore so looking for standardization in text emoticons usage is probably a test in futility.
But that's what's cool -- the lack of standardization means that I can set the standard and suddenly I'm the authority. Gotta love the Internet.
But you're too old to be the boss of anything on the Internet.

You could be the boss of our attention if you honor the nudity request, but that too would be fleeting.

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Re: Emoticon Ettiquette

Post by mikemc » Tue Mar 30, 2010 5:11 pm

beats me wrote:
Mrs. Nebulae wrote:
You'd probably be hard-pressed to find anybody under the age of 20 that even bothers to use spellcheck anymore so looking for standardization in text emoticons usage is probably a test in futility.
But that's what's cool -- the lack of standardization means that I can set the standard and suddenly I'm the authority. Gotta love the Internet.
But you're too old to be the boss of anything on the Internet.

You could be the boss of our attention if you honor the nudity request, but that too would be fleeting.
:lol: which brings us to :roll:

:lol: :wink:

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Re: Emoticon Ettiquette

Post by Mrs. Nebulae » Tue Mar 30, 2010 5:53 pm

But you're too old to be the boss of anything on the Internet.

You could be the boss of our attention if you honor the nudity request, but that too would be fleeting.
Gee, I was absolutely ready to get naked until you said I was too old. Oh well.

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Re: Emoticon Ettiquette

Post by beats me » Tue Mar 30, 2010 5:59 pm

Mrs. Nebulae wrote:
But you're too old to be the boss of anything on the Internet.

You could be the boss of our attention if you honor the nudity request, but that too would be fleeting.
Gee, I was absolutely ready to get naked until you said I was too old. Oh well.
Don't tell other women this, but there's a big difference in standards between what we get off on privately and what we'll admit to in public. You're still golden and you have the civilian porn advantage.

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