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OT: Death of the smiley


Joe Muscara

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In another post, I wanted to use a smiley that I've seen on other forums. It used to be I could easily search for a smiley and paste in the path to it surrounded by img tags.

 

Instead, I found lots of emoji. Lots and lots of emoji. With links that let me literally copy and paste, which I'm 99% sure wouldn't work here.

 

I guess it's another disadvantage to using forum software that's really old but we don't want to F with, for fear of breaking who-knows-what as well as the other reasons dB has given us.

 

Carry on.

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This isn't on my list of worries. I was able to emoji-tag a letter to my sister about a situation that was a sh*t taco. I enjoyed that far too much.

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 "Well, inside, I'm screaming.
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The emojis on Facebook don't say what they are, and I can't tell with some of them. Not the main ones, but the bigger panel to select from. It can be embarrassing. Maybe there are tool tips that are just super-slow to come up, and I don't wait long enough.

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When I was your age, we had to turn our heads to parse emoticons!

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Clarification: what I thought were emoji editors on Facebook were actually OS-level mini-editors provided by Apple. They work some places, but not others -- such as this forum. :-) Oh well. And I still can't tell what most of them mean, in terms of disambiguating similar ones, as there are no tool tips (for me, aft least, but I'm still on Sierra).

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Another modern-day glitch - autocorrect keeps changing "thu" to "the" when I want to insert :thu: leaving me with the useless :the:

"I'm so crazy, I don't know this is impossible! Hoo hoo!" - Daffy Duck

 

"The good news is that once you start piano you never have to worry about getting laid again. More time to practice!" - MOI

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I just had a friend send me an emoji so raw, I can't even *describe* it on a nice family group like KC. There's nothing on Earth so nasty that someone won't make a tiny GIF of it that you can accidentally send to your grandmother or your boss.

 "You seem pretty calm about all that."
 "Well, inside, I'm screaming.
    ~ "The Lazarus Project"

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The emojis on Facebook don't say what they are, and I can't tell with some of them.

 

I just learned that the one I thought was a pile of poop is supposed to be chocolate pudding. That changes the meaning of some of the comments I had read drastically.

Dan

 

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That's hilarious, Dan! So you were probably wondering why all the people you insulted were still your best friends? :-)

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