I like smiley faces, they help put context to your conversation some times, I think it'd be delightful if we had some emoticons =)
Personally I don't mind the use of text based emoticons, but by adding smilies everywhere it will make this place look like disneyland. While not necessarily a bad thing, it would have a negative effect on the seriousness of certain conversations and ease of treading. IMHO that is.
That makes sense, but how about enabling it as a option specific to tribes. That way places for serious discussion can be emoticon free and those for the more lighthearted conversations could be, as you say "Like Disneyland." It is the land of magic after all :P
Lol, I do agree that we need some emoticons in some of the area's but not in all. Most of the time they have to convert those over to the app once we get one or mobile browser and its usually why it takes so long... I can't wait for it to look like disney!! :D
Hey wait a minute . . . you look familiar. You remind me of this guy but he doesn't wear glasses so obviously it couldn't be him.
Golly? Me? That's really a honor to be called anything related to "him" I do get exclusive interviews but in the pictures he always towers over me. It's hard to talk to that guy, very private.
If there is to be emoticons, I'd like them all to have an ascii equivalent and being able to turn off the graphical representation in my preferences.
I understand the appeal to some but I find them personally repulsive.
I think that this compromise could make everyone happy. :)
Although you'd end up seeing a lot of dull, run of the mill ascii emotes if the feature existed, which would still clutter the place.
we can always use unicode emoticons
EDIT: It doesn't work, I just tried ;)
We'll always have lennies... (ง ͠° ͟ل͜ ͡°)ง
Hell yes, as a computer scientist I fully support that idea.
Personally? It would actually diminish my experience. Even text emoticons are a little tacky, but at least they're less dominating on a page.
Say what you will about emoticons but everyone loves a little text character smile now and again! :) They carry a lot of weight around here and help keep the conversation from becoming hostile or overbearing, and it's just a couple characters! ^_^
Maybe I'm showing my age, but my emotional response to ^_^ is positive, whilst my emotional response to a little yellow circle with a face on is mild rage and a sense of disillusion. God, I'm a miserable bastard.
Are you a computer scientist too? There seems to be something about us that makes us hate graphical emoticons.
haha, yes, but I think that's correlation rather than causation ;)
Computer scientist myself and I have to say excessive use of tacky emoticons is my guilty pleasure :D ^-^ :P
i like this idea but it would be a good idea to allow tribes to choose if they want smileys enabled.