To smilie, or not?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by TheDemonDzko, Dec 19, 2012.

  1. TheDemonDzko

    TheDemonDzko Twitch and Twitter Personality: PopDotEXE

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    When is it appropriate to add a smilie these days?

    Me? For whatever reason, I like to add it to almost every conversation; mainly because I think that when I am joking on the internet/ being an asshole on said internet, that my point doesn't get across unless said smiley is added to conversation, or reply.

    Now, this is isn't to say that say every conversation I have is a prerequisite to included a smilie.

    Comma but. I think that I do a-lot better in a conversation on the internet, if said smilies or "lolz" are added, otherwise I get the feeling that people are either intimidated by me, or even bored.

    also, I kinda want to make this a two parter.

    Of these smilies that you use on the internet, what is your favourite one to use? Mine?

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  2. ILoveDinobot

    ILoveDinobot You can, you up. No can, no BB.

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    I love smilies! I just add them to add them. :)  I like the bunny one.
     
  3. Breakdown96

    Breakdown96 ‘Cause I'm Mr. Brightside

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    I'm always smiling, I'm a happy person.
     
  4. Galvatron Rage

    Galvatron Rage Question Authority

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    Sure, I use them. Like you said, Demon, it's hard to get "tone" or "inflection" across just through text. I'd rather use smilies too much and look goofy than not use them at all and have my post's intentions misinterpreted.


    I really only use one - :D 

    I like it; it's a wiseass/shit-eating-grin kinda face, so that fits 99% of my posts!
     
  5. Shockwave9227

    Shockwave9227 A real stand-up guy

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    I like this one best: ^_^
     
  6. Bountyan

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    I almost never use smilies. I don't like them. And I get mildly annoyed when people use them in every other sentence.
     
  7. Onslaught24

    Onslaught24 Stop on red but leave on amber Moderator News Staff

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    i usually use these two emoticons :lol  and :D  and that's it. for regular smilies (like colon for eyes and parenthesis for mouth) i only use the one i made - >:{D
     
  8. biscuits

    biscuits Sin from Genesis

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    I use them cause people on the Internet seem to take everything seriously, the :p  I use to indicate that what I just said wasn't serious, and I use :D  cause I'm an extremely happy person...at least when I'm at school.
     
  9. MetalRyde

    MetalRyde is an a-hole with a heart. RIP Spike and Mojo.

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    the bunny?
     
  10. Kujo1597

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    Well, shoot. You must hate me then. :lol 



    I use smilies all the time. I can't stop! ;_; Just ask the two people who actually follow me on Twitter.

    I must love these ones:
    TT^TT ;_; XD @[email protected]

    I use those the most. Especially XD
     
  11. Wrecker217

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    ( ಠ_ ಠ)ノ┻┻

    This is me every day.
     
  12. GFH

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    I prefer reaction gifs, but I try not to use them here because I figure others find them irritating. I do cave and use them sometimes, but I try to use a smiley first.

    ;)  I like this one most.
     
  13. B'Bantor

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  14. nobleboivin

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    it depends if they load on my computer for me.
     
  15. TrueNomadSkies

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    People often think I'm too serious or whatever when I don't overuse them, so I try & use a good balance. Too bad you can't use em irl though.
     
  16. Starscream600

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    This is true.

    I actually only use :lol  and :D  on the boards that's all I ever seem to use. I'm an emotionless robot anyway so...
     
  17. Squee

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    Yea i've gotten in the habit of typing lol or putting a smiley in posts simply due to not wanting to offend anyone. I tend to type fast and to the point often bluntly, and if i don't put in something to inform people that i'm not typing angrily, they assume the worst.
     
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    I don't get this thread sorry.
    is this about smiling in general or using emoticons on the internet
     
  19. Onslaught24

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  20. CodeXCDM

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