Mouthpiece Smiles The Most Of

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  1. ian perks

    ian perks Active Member

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Now here this , now here this :

    Now here is one for you all to have a say in::tup
    Who do you think makes the most use of the Smiles:) on here when posting a message.
    I am putting my name forward just look at my postings:biggrin: :biggrin: i have done, since i have been on here some real corkers:
    So its over to you while i go and have a :guiness or 2
    No doubt you will all have your own to put forward:eek: :eek: but i may as well start this off.;)


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  2. Cornishwomble

    Cornishwomble Active Member

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    I like using the odd one but too be honest too many makes the post hard to read and is too in your face so I normally skip it :confused:
     
  3. HBB

    HBB Active Member

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    Too many over the top smilies just make me annoyed and mad!
     
  4. JessopSmythe

    JessopSmythe Active Member

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    How about a poll to see who has the most unwanted spyware or adware on their PC?
    Last time I checked, there were at least 5 different trackers bundled with SmileyCentral.

    I'm with HBB on this one. Too many smileys is just stupid. Using them to emphasize a point is one thing but filling a post with them is just sad.
     
  5. brassneck

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    - I have to agree as well ... too many smilies tend to distract the reader!
     
  6. Anno Draconis

    Anno Draconis Well-Known Member

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    :clap: :D :clap: :D :D:clap: :D :clap::D :clap: :D :tup :tup :tup

    ...erm, oops.
     
  7. lynchie

    lynchie Active Member

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    haven't used smilies since this quick reply thing came in... i'm severely unemotional
     
  8. FlugelD

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    :tup

    (Oops!)
     
  9. little_miss_marcroft

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    possibly the making of THEE most annoying thread ever!!
     
  10. Steve

    Steve Active Member

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    the occasional smile or wink is fine but these dancing things do my nut in, as do posts that are just smiley things. I always find words to be the best way to say something.
     
  11. ian perks

    ian perks Active Member

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    :biggrin:
     
  12. Thirteen Ball

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    I remember once using... :guiness ... :biggrin: ... :) ... :-? ... :shock: ... :eek: ... :oops: ...to describe the path of a night out in one thread, but don't tend to use that many.

    Those bouncing ones do my nut in!!!
     
  13. The Cornet King

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    Which ones do you mean???

    :terrier :bounce :terrier ...:terrier
     
  14. bigmamabadger

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    Um, wasn't there a thread some while ago from John asking us to refrain from over-use of smilies, colours and excessive signatures...
    I use the odd one or two these days but I agree the bouncing ones do my head in.
    BMB
    xx
     
  15. Thirteen Ball

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    All of them!

    I could tolerate the stripey one if he were black and white. Where's my Toon-Army bouncy-smiley thing? Is it refusing to speak to the media like Graham "can't find his bottom with both hands" Souness? ;)
     
  16. tubafran

    tubafran Active Member

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    Posting and texting can lead to some serious misunderstanding and the use of the odd smiley can add emphasis to the true meaning - lots of people will make sarcastic comments or tongue-in cheel remarks which just get lost with out the little smiley. (Serious post - can't find a smiley for that though:rolleyes: )
     
  17. Will the Sec

    Will the Sec Active Member

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    True, but the same still applies EVEN WHEN a suitable smiley is used!
     
  18. Roger Thorne

    Roger Thorne Active Member

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    Thanks for a great thread Ian! :rolleyes:

    Following on from the replies we have had to this thread, both publicaly and privately, the tMP team also feel that the excessive use of Smiles, whether supplied by tMP or other sources does have a negative effect on the overall quality of certain posts. We will therefore be looking to amend our rules and guidelines on this issue in the very near future. In the meantime it might be worth getting used to posting your comments and remarks without the 'excessive' use of these annoying little creatures!

    Roger
    (on behalf of the tMP Team)

    ;)
     
  19. WoodenFlugel

    WoodenFlugel Moderator Staff Member

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    In light of comments made to us in this thread, and also privately, we have now amended our rules with respect to the excessive use of smilies. The announcement can be found here.

    Please try to take into account these changes when you make any future posts.

    Thanks

    Ian
    on behalf of the tMP team.
     
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