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Who else thinks Fluther needs graphical emoticons?

Asked by jballou (2113points) June 30th, 2008

Those little tiny graphics go such a long way into giving a post some personality, which Fluther is already bursting with. I think they would seriously enhance and add to the fun-factor

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scamp's avatar

It would be fun to have as long as the kiddies here didn’t go crazy with them. I think we would run the risk of even more nonsense here if we gave them too many toys to play with, know what i mean?

jballou's avatar

I know what you mean, but I think the Fluther community is pretty mature and sophisticated, at least in my own personal experience. I don’t know if something like graphical emoticons has much potential for abuse. But then again, I’m not the type to abuse stuff like that so I might not have the imagination necessary to come up with misuses for emoticons.

beast's avatar

But we already have this.


writerini's avatar

Just so you know, I’m thirteen and I for one wouldn’t go crazy with them. I think it’s a cool idea but it’s not really needed.

marinelife's avatar

Only if there were not smileys. Jelly emoticons I could be enjoy. Any artists feel up to that challenge.

El_Cadejo's avatar

yea, emoticons would only be cool if they were Dr J or something.

eambos's avatar

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^Dr J

jlm11f's avatar

I don’t think Fluther needs emoticons. Would they be a cool addition to the site? – Depends on the type/quality of emoticons.

Skyrail's avatar

I’m happy to find a site without them :) I’ve always preferred just plain text emotes then any other.

Theotherkid's avatar

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Another Dr.J! ↑

jballou's avatar

Is Dr. J the name of the jellyfish mascot?

eambos's avatar

Yes, yes it is.

dland's avatar

No, not at all. Textual smileys are old-school cool. Graphical smileys don’t add any value. I thought that the point of Fluther was to be useful, not Yet Another MySpace.

Rotwang's avatar

I vote no.

scamp's avatar

johnpowell, you never cease to make me smile/ laugh!!

damien's avatar

I think it’s better without them. But if it were to have them, I hope to god they’re not animated!

joeysefika's avatar

NO; they’re tacky and annoying!

breedmitch's avatar

Good God, no!

robmandu's avatar

Graphical smileys might just push me off this site altogether. And if they were to be animated… hold on… (swallows bile)... excuse me for a bit…

monsoon's avatar

I hate animated smileys. I am one of the few flutherers who use :)‘s at all, and I can’t stand it when I make a little smile guy on a forum, and the site turns it into a horrid spew of yellow and squiggly lines. It takes the effect of a simple grin away.

La_chica_gomela's avatar

I hate emoticons SO SO much. They make me want to puke. Please no, anything but that!

PredatorGanazX's avatar

Than maybe just the normal text animation like the Google Talk ,,, have any of you guys come accross its simple and sweet with animtion of coz ..

La_chica_gomela's avatar

how about NO to that, pred. no no no

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