posted by elsewhere on Wed 27th Feb 2008 06:00
Conversations It seems that every time I try to use a "wink" ( ;) ) smilie, it shows up as a "big grin" ( ;) ) graphic in the post.

I rely heavily on careful application of the winks to clarify when I'm being mildly sarcastic or making an amusing comment, now it just looks like I'm laughing at everyone. Aside from utterly destroying my artistic flow, I'm concerned that I will inadvertently start flame wars left and right, when no true offense is intended.

This concerns me gravely. ;)
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test comment
by Adam S on Wed 27th Feb 2008 17:26 UTC
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2005-04-01

Let's see: ;)

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RE: test comment
by Adam S on Wed 27th Feb 2008 17:30 in reply to "test comment"
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2005-04-01

Actually, that IS a wink. It's from the FamFamFam silk set.

I'm looking for an image that might be a little more distinct though.

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Changed.
by Adam S on Wed 27th Feb 2008 17:34 UTC
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2005-04-01

Okay, I chaged the wink icon. Hopefully, it's a little easier to see the subtle differences.

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RE: Changed.
by elsewhere on Wed 27th Feb 2008 22:23 in reply to "Changed. "
elsewhere Member since:
2005-07-13

Sweet. That works for me. ;)

Cheers.

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RE: Changed.
by WereCatf on Thu 28th Feb 2008 01:04 in reply to "Changed. "
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2006-02-15

I didn't even notice they were different smilies before I took a second closer look at them.. So, no, sorry, they are still not different enough. The only difference is the eyes and as the resolution goes up the difference becomes even harder to see..

Just modify the smiley graphic a little in your favorite pixel editor and be done with it ;)

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what's wrong with plain text?
by umccullough on Fri 29th Feb 2008 19:39 UTC
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2006-01-26

I must be the only person in the world that would rather an emoticon was expressed in its original plain-text format.

I *hate* when they're converted to images... I even hate when they're turned right side up (gmail talk bugs me when it does this).

I think most graphical depictions of emoticons take away from the intended feeling... and most of the time they just look goofy to me: :-P and ;) being the most often destroyed.

I always end up turning off the graphical emoticons any time I can - and then people wonder why I'm always asking them what (D) or (*) mean (windows messenger). Not to mention the way the pasted code snippets, etc. get destroyed.

Anyhow, sorry for the rant.

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umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

Replying to myself:

:-P and ;) being the most often destroyed.


Funny, that doesn't even copy/paste correctly from firefox - the tongue ends up being a wink.

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