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GordMay 22-11-2010 11:54

Inappropriate Emoticons
 
I think that all of the smart-ass & insulting emoticons* should be removed from the forum. They all convey ideas & attitudes that we wouldn’t permit if overtly expressed in words.

*Ie: :whistling: :rolleyes: :banghead: :popcorn: :deadhorsebeat:

ReMetau 22-11-2010 12:01

Oh come on, do you really feel that they are that bad? How many times do we hear about beating the dead horse on guns or mono vs. multi?

I could maybe understand if one of the emoticons was a finger, but then I don't upset about such things.

zeehag 22-11-2010 12:02

:rolleyes:
:p
:devil:
:flowers:
:popcorn:

Dave the Canuck 22-11-2010 12:15

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Originally Posted by GordMay (Post 564229)
I think that all of the smart-ass & insulting emoticons* should be removed from the forum. They all convey ideas & attitudes that we wouldn’t permit if overtly expressed in words.

*Ie: :whistling: :rolleyes: :banghead: :popcorn: :deadhorsebeat:

Disagree. http://www.cruisersforum.com/images/icons/icon10.gif

senormechanico 22-11-2010 12:15

PC invades the Cruiser's Forum...<sigh>

David_Old_Jersey 22-11-2010 12:24

Quote:

Originally Posted by GordMay (Post 564229)
I think that all of the smart-ass & insulting emoticons* should be removed from the forum. They all convey ideas & attitudes that we wouldn’t permit if overtly expressed in words.

*Ie: :whistling: :rolleyes: :banghead: :popcorn: :deadhorsebeat:

http://www.free-smiley.info/generato...from_Gord!.gif

GordMay 22-11-2010 12:25

Politeness may be PC, but it can always stand upon it’s own merits.
Our CF is noted for it’s politeness, amongst other things.

markpierce 22-11-2010 12:30

Quote:

Originally Posted by GordMay (Post 564229)
I think that all of the smart-ass & insulting emoticons* should be removed from the forum. They all convey ideas & attitudes that we wouldn’t permit if overtly expressed in words.

*Ie: :whistling: :rolleyes: :banghead: :popcorn: :deadhorsebeat:

Gee, those are some of the best ones, and are in the spirit of your avatar.

Dave the Canuck 22-11-2010 12:32

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=GordMay;564249
Our CF is noted for it’s politeness, amongst other things.
It's also noted for spirited banter, debate and the exchange of ideas along with friendly (usually) conversation and support. We're generally unable to convey tone while typing and thus the aptly named emoticons help to clarify the intent of a post.

David_Old_Jersey 22-11-2010 12:37

http://www.free-smiley.info/generato...ers_Forum!.gif

Free Smileys - Free Emoticons - Animated Smileys

I'd prefer some new ones :flowers:

http://rationalia.com/z/090822Nsmiley-love059.gif


http://rationalia.com/z/angrymob.gif

http://rationalia.com/z/pir8.gif

http://rationalia.com/z/pirates.gif

http://rationalia.com/z/nahnah.gif

http://rationalia.com/z/gunfight6.gif

http://rationalia.com/z/index.html

hummingway 22-11-2010 12:38

Quote:

Originally Posted by GordMay (Post 564229)
I think that all of the smart-ass & insulting emoticons* should be removed from the forum. They all convey ideas & attitudes that we wouldn’t permit if overtly expressed in words.

*Ie: :whistling: :rolleyes: :banghead: :popcorn: :deadhorsebeat:

I certainly agree with the spirit of your comment Gord but personally I find most of these useful in a different context. For instance the whistle can imply sly humour or an oops moment. I think they are examples of emoticons that are useful for self deprecation but unfortunate when used as an insult.

GordMay 22-11-2010 12:49

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dave the Canuck (Post 564255)
... We're generally unable to convey tone while typing and thus the aptly named emoticons help to clarify the intent of a post.

And what intent does one associate with rolling eyes or whistling, for instance?
In most cases, I'd think the intent would not be allowed, on this Forum, if stated in words.

Blue Stocking 22-11-2010 12:51

Quote:

Originally Posted by hummingway (Post 564260)
I certainly agree with the spirit of your comment Gord but personally I find most of these useful in a different context. For instance the whistle can imply sly humour or an oops moment. I think they are examples of emoticons that are useful for self deprecation but unfortunate when used as an insult.

Well put :thumb:

Dave the Canuck 22-11-2010 13:03

Quote:

Originally Posted by GordMay (Post 564268)
And what intent does one associate with rolling eyes or whistling, for instance?
In most cases, I'd think the intent would not be allowed, on this Forum, if stated in words.

It's all about context. The emoticons aid in conveying intent. If an individual were to use them in a degrading or insulting manner, I'd expect the Mods to act appropriately. That's what they're here for.

TaoJones 22-11-2010 13:10

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dave the Canuck (Post 564273)
It's all about context. The emoticons aid in conveying intent. If an individual were to use them in a degrading or insulting manner, I'd expect the Mods to act appropriately. That's what they're here for.

Well, that's one of the things we're here for, Dave. And it's impossible for us to read every single word of every post or to gauge the intent behind every use of an emoticon, so we rely a great deal on members using the Report Post icon http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/...ons/report.gif to bring potential problems to our attention.

Carry on . . . ;)

TaoJones


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