Thsi is not a rant persay, it's more a rant of observation. Some of the members of this site are way to emoticon emotional. I mean ATS can't make them
happy. Old emoticons, new emoticons. Colorless emoticons, colored emoticons. I think some want be happy until their allowed to draw their own
emoticons. Here's an abstract thought...just do away with them all together. No emoticons at all. we could have an online ATS emoticon funeral. We
could even invite Westboro to sling insults as we lay them to rest. Fly all of our upside down American flags at half mast, hell we could even take
up a collection and start an "Emoticon Memorial" a wall so to speak where the emoticon faithfull can go and be emotional. Where's the crying emoticon?
Oh I see it, so many to choose from.
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I agree, let me take the time this am offer an apology for our banter of the other night. I came across as a crass arsehole. But I do agree, about the
emoticons. I have never understood the fact your writing down your words...then attach a Pic to them for effect. I guess I'm emoticon useless and dont
even know it!! I shall try in the future to embrace the emoticon ritual. I allways sucked at pictionary as well.
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openyourmind1262 because: (no reason given)
fair play , American flag obscurity guy' ;D, all things considered I can be a real dick too sometimes, so it takes one to know one , so thanks for
that, I suppose so much is lost in translation , things can appear more heated than they seem, emoticon or otherwise I don't think they would make a
difference to the mad ambiguity and misinterpretation that can sometimes happen
If I might reply on a perfectly serious note here for Emoticons and why I think they're important?
90% of the time they are decoration or a little flourish for fun...but I just wrote a note a short time ago to someone that was asking a very direct
and serious thing. If read wrong for tone, if could seem outright challenging and almost combative. With an Emoticon to show I was in no way intense
or serious faced in asking? The very same words, hopefully, will bring a valuable answer to something I've wanted to know and not making someone feel
For us social oafs who lack the fine skills of nuance? it's a real useful tool to show tone.
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