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Old February 18th, 2006, 11:59 PM   #1
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Emoticon Option?

Chris, I know that you don't allow the use of emoticons on DVi. But, you have a dedicated page explaining what they are and showing the code for each one. I used to not like them but started to on another unrelated industry board and found that they really do help to convey your emotion about a post and can be quite funny when strategically placed in comments. Any plans on activating this feature anytime soon? Thanks.

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Old February 19th, 2006, 12:18 AM   #2
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As long as I'm involved, this will remain a smilie-free zone.

In my opinion we should strive to communicate effectively, to the point where there's no need for 'em.
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Old February 19th, 2006, 08:42 AM   #3
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(I) found that they really do help to convey your emotion about a post
No problem understanding your emotions.... you're "blue."
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Old February 19th, 2006, 02:55 PM   #4
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I admit to being a smart-aleck and the occasional emoticon helps a bit. But many sites get carried away with them. So perhaps we should just do without.
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Old February 19th, 2006, 03:21 PM   #5
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As long as I'm involved, this will remain a smilie-free zone.

emoticons? emoticons?? we don't need no STINKIN' emoticons!

...funniest line to ever come out of chris hurd's mouth, er...i mean, keyboard....that's tombstone material, fer sure!

LOL!!!ROFLMAO!!!
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Old February 19th, 2006, 03:53 PM   #6
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i agree no smilies ;)
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Old February 19th, 2006, 08:18 PM   #7
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I wish we could at least use the one that grins. That's my favorite. I don't understand why that page exists if we can't use them.
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Old February 20th, 2006, 01:10 AM   #8
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That page exists because it came pre-configured with the forum software. If we did smilies, we'd be just like every other message board around. Like I said, the challenge is to communicate effectively without the need for visual aids. It's a good skill builder for us video people.

"We don't need no STINKIN' emoticons!"

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Old February 20th, 2006, 03:35 AM   #9
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I can understand the no smiles, but no frowns??? Jeez!
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Old February 20th, 2006, 08:18 AM   #10
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For Chris -

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Old February 20th, 2006, 09:42 AM   #11
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I agree with the absence of anything that would transform this fine board to something Messengerish.
I suppose we'll just have to proceed with regular text to convey our message.
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Old February 22nd, 2006, 10:48 AM   #12
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...Like I said, the challenge is to communicate effectively without the need for visual aids. It's a good skill builder for us video people.
I am letting this one sink in abit. Communicate without visual aids... in a video forum... hmmmmm.... :P
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Old February 22nd, 2006, 10:59 AM   #13
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Yes indeed, communicate without visual aids, in a forum about video, which relies solely on its exchange of text as its primary communication medium. As people who are "all about video" to one degree or another, don't you think it's important that we cultivate effective communication skills without visual aids? I'm not impressed with one-trick ponies. Show me a video person who can get their message across even without video. Not that's impressive.
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Old February 22nd, 2006, 11:42 AM   #14
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EMOTICONS POST

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feb 22, FIRST DRAFT

1. INT. ANDREW'S WORK - COMPUTER DESK 1.

A normal day at ANDREW's work where he's slacking away as normal bored on CHRIS HURDS'S DV INFO .NET Site instead of working. The sound of people typing and working away like andrew should be doing as well resonate through the cavernous-like call center. Andrew notices Chris's post about being able to express yourself without a camera. Andrew starts to type furiously constantly checking over his shoulder hoping his boss won't notice he's not working.

ANDREW
I CAN express myself without a video camera..see?

Andrew posts and constantly refreshes the page, realizing his depressing addiction for internet contact through an online community about cameras.


THE END (to be continued in an unexciting sequel, and a equally uneventful prequel)
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Old February 22nd, 2006, 12:02 PM   #15
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Actually that was pretty good! Now get back to work.
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