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2005/07/30 09:38:31 (permalink)
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Help ! I Cant Communicate Without Smileys

I have got so used to using smileys on MT that I find myself getting anxious whenever I try to convey emotions in e-mails without having a smiley to labour the point. I find myself worrying that people will not realise I am joking or being sarcastic. Are smileys addictive ? do you like them ? or do you think they are for weak minded individuals with a poor grasp of the English language? can you tell I'm bored ?

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    ToxicToffee
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    RE: Help ! I Cant Communicate Without Smileys 2005/07/30 09:51:28 (permalink)
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    i too struggle due to being sarcastic in nature

    only the !!!! saves me at times from misundertsanding

    saying that, MSN (hotmail) allows for smilies between hotmail emails which helps

    this is still my fav on MT although i refrain from using it too often
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    PAGAN
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    RE: Help ! I Cant Communicate Without Smileys 2005/07/30 09:54:58 (permalink)
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    is my favourite

    (I am now so bored I have agreed to go shopping to the Metro Centre , I have even agreed to take the kids )

    No biggie like, there are a lot worse things for you than using steroids, I mean I probably shouldn't have been smoking crack or getting into bar fights at your age TBH  - drab4

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    RE: Help ! I Cant Communicate Without Smileys 2005/07/30 11:27:02 (permalink)
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    Smileys exist for a good reason. They are a replacement for facial expressions and other emotional cues lacking in text-only communication.

    I'm always putting text smileys in my emails :)



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    RE: Help ! I Cant Communicate Without Smileys 2005/07/30 12:15:12 (permalink)
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    oh dear

    "Gime? What's a gime?" "Oh, a Gime!" - Homer Simpson
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    RE: Help ! I Cant Communicate Without Smileys 2005/07/30 12:17:23 (permalink)
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    I went through a phase of nearly actualy saying the word 'lol' when laughing at work etc.

    He who makes a Beast out of himself, gets rid of the pain of being a Man.

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    RE: Help ! I Cant Communicate Without Smileys 2005/07/30 12:36:21 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: Joe

    I went through a phase of nearly actualy saying the word 'lol' when laughing at work etc.


    LOL

    One of these days I'm sure I'm accidentally going to introduce myself as Massimo. If I ever do I'll probably just go with it.
    post edited by Massimo - 2005/07/30 12:39:30
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    RE: Help ! I Cant Communicate Without Smileys 2005/07/30 12:37:06 (permalink)
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    ^^^ 'Lol'

    He who makes a Beast out of himself, gets rid of the pain of being a Man.

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    RE: Help ! I Cant Communicate Without Smileys 2005/07/30 12:45:07 (permalink)
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    Mt's smileys annoy me

    1. I don't know what half of them mean. No one ever uses this for example... Probably because, like me, they have no idea what it is. Couldn't we have a description when we scroll over them?

    2."more smilies" doesn't work for me. Do I need more posts?
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    RE: Help ! I Cant Communicate Without Smileys 2005/07/30 12:56:38 (permalink)
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    possibly a pop up block?

    i think the one you have posted is an "oh no i cant believe it, sick feeling"

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    RE: Help ! I Cant Communicate Without Smileys 2005/07/30 13:03:40 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: ToxicToffee


    i think the one you have posted is an "oh no i cant believe it, sick feeling"




    Lmao! Maybe you should title all of them.

    He who makes a Beast out of himself, gets rid of the pain of being a Man.

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    RE: Help ! I Cant Communicate Without Smileys 2005/07/30 13:07:03 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: Joe


    ORIGINAL: ToxicToffee


    i think the one you have posted is an "oh no i cant believe it, sick feeling"




    Lmao! Maybe you should title all of them.


    really, although it may seem so, i dont have the time nor inclination, anyway my salary would have to go into 7 instead of 6 figures for me to do it

    heres one last one



    dont tell your mother i stole her underwear
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    RE: Help ! I Cant Communicate Without Smileys 2005/07/30 13:14:40 (permalink)
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    I feel a 'Toxics Weekly Smiley' Thread coming on soon.

    < Why on Earth would you ever use that one?

    He who makes a Beast out of himself, gets rid of the pain of being a Man.

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    RE: Help ! I Cant Communicate Without Smileys 2005/07/30 13:41:41 (permalink)
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    whre do you guys get these smileys froma nd how do you use them? I tried copy and pasting them or adding them. no luck.

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    RE: Help ! I Cant Communicate Without Smileys 2005/07/30 14:20:05 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: mak

    whre do you guys get these smileys froma nd how do you use them? I tried copy and pasting them or adding them. no luck.



    On the left hand side of the typing area, just click on one.
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    RE: Help ! I Cant Communicate Without Smileys 2005/07/30 14:52:56 (permalink)
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    there's an option in your user cp that disables smileys in posts.. yours is probably disabled ie can you see any of these:

    ???

    EDIT: I mean in your profile..
    post edited by GTi ADz - 2005/07/30 14:54:00
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    RE: Help ! I Cant Communicate Without Smileys 2005/07/30 16:06:37 (permalink)
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    all this time on MT and I'd never bother to click the More smileys bit underneath the regular ones displayed. oh dear!
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    RE: Help ! I Cant Communicate Without Smileys 2005/07/30 17:07:03 (permalink)
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    ive fallen out with people on mt already because they dont realise im being sarcastic or facaetious (sp? not even close)

    i used to write quite well; i knew when and when not to use 'lose/loose' , 'phones/phone's' etc. now i dont even use capital letters

    i didnt realise how bad the whole situation had gotten til i was on the phone to my gf recently, and noticed i was pulling faces to convey my meaning.



    ^^^incorrect usage but still my favourite
    post edited by soapdodger - 2005/07/30 17:09:32
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    RE: Help ! I Cant Communicate Without Smileys 2005/07/30 20:15:00 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: albino


    I'm always putting text smileys in my emails :)

    Same here.

    lol

    ;-)

    Those two tend to save a lot of misunderstanding.

    Also tell everyone that you love them at the end, that helps stop them getting mad at you I find.

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    RE: Help ! I Cant Communicate Without Smileys 2005/07/30 20:33:57 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: Massimo

    Mt's smileys annoy me

    1. I don't know what half of them mean. No one ever uses this for example... Probably because, like me, they have no idea what it is. Couldn't we have a description when we scroll over them?

    2."more smilies" doesn't work for me. Do I need more posts?


    It looks like a gag to me "There will be no more emotes when "
    "keep wha? keep, huh? ...."
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